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Say hello at the 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

The International Conference on Herbal Medicine is coming up on 20-22 March this year. Established by the NHAA, this now biennial conference is a highlight on the national and international herbal calendar. As always I’ll be attending, but I’ve also been accepted as a speaker. “Is this Working? Clinical Outcome Measures in Practice & Education” is […]

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Confirmed – Advanced Diplomas to be deleted December 2015

On Friday 21 November 2014 the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) issued a notice confirming the decision to delete the Advanced Diplomas of Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, and Homoeopathy, from December 2015. Whilst this decision was made months ago, extreme opposition by a small number of stakeholders with vested interests […]

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9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine

Registrations for the must-go conference of 2015 have now opened. The 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine, hosted by the NHAA from 20-22 March 2015, will be the premier clinically-relevant herbal medicine conference of 2015. Each of the past 8 conferences have been top-notch, and full of expert speakers on a huge variety of herbal topics. What […]

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ARONAH supports removal of Advanced Diplomas

Whilst there is still some push-back against the CS&HISC decision to discontinue the Advanced Diplomas of Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, and Homoeopathy, ARONAH has come out in support of the decision. The Australian Register of Naturopaths & Herbalists (ARONAH) makes their position clear – that the future of these professions lies with Bachelor […]

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Dosage calculations & extract equivalency in herbal medicine

Over a number of years of teaching, one of the common issues I’ve noticed is that students often find calculating dosage equivalents rather challenging. It is important to be able to convert between liquid extract quantities and dry herb amounts, and vice versa. So I thought this would be a good place to discuss the issues and provide some […]

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ATMS Seeks to Maintain the Lowest Standards

As you may have seen in my recent posts (here and here), the CS&HISC recently made a decision to remove the Advanced Diplomas of Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, and Homoeopathy from the Health Training Package in December 2015. This came after almost 18 months of discussion and consultation, and majority support amongst stakeholders. […]

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