Health matters


It's time to write to your local MP regarding the proposed changes to private health insurance.

Hi everyone,

It’s already November (how?!), so before the silly season ramps up, I’d like to remind you about the proposed changes to private health insurance.

You may be aware that these changes (planned to take effect in March 2019),  include the removal of private health insurance rebates for natural therapies, including herbalism and naturopathy.

Also included are the following modalities: yoga, pilates, homeopathy, Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, iridology, kinesiology, reflexology, rolfing, shiatsu and tai chi.

As a degree qualified naturopath, my work involves supporting people to achieve better health outcomes.  For example, educating people about the importance of food as medicine, regular exercise and stress reduction can have a profound effect on their health. Many people then share this information with their families and friends, which leads to a healthier and more balanced community.

Why am I reminding you of this?

Because….your health matters.

What to do next

Speak up and be heard!  Write to your local government member to express your concerns about the proposed changes.

Click here for an example of how to write this style of letter:

Please share this with your family, friends and other networks.

If you have any questions, please contact me via email  or ☎ 03 95020650 or via social media on Instagram  and Facebook .

I’ll be in touch soon with some health tips for the festive season, with a focus on heart and nervous system health.

Warm regards,




Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia


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