As you may know the government is cutting Private Health Insurance rebates for 17 Natural Therapies including Naturopathy on 1st April based on one very flawed review…
“Supposedly having ‘no clear evidence demonstrating the efficacy of the excluded natural therapies.’ However, it appears evident that the scientific review that led to the health funding cuts was not conducted in the same way as a recently published systematic review by Southern Cross University, which focused on the evidence for whole-system, multi-modality naturopathic medicine worldwide.
With an abundance of research on individual ‘tools of the trade’ (e.g. dietary supplements, herbs etc), but limited evidence evaluating the complexity of naturopathic care as a whole system, the researchers sought to gather qualitative scientific evidence in naturopathic medicine as a modality, not on single treatment or preventative agents.
Reviewing research from America, Canada, Germany India, Australia, United Kingdom and Japan, across a range of chronic clinical conditions, they discovered predominately positive results across cultures and health outcomes.
In clear contradiction of the review of Naturopathy for the private health insurance reforms, the researchers concluded that ‘To date, research in whole-system, multi-modality naturopathic medicine shows that it is effective for treating cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal pain, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, anxiety, and a range of complex chronic conditions. ” (thanks to bWellness and Biopractica)
But the good news is you CAN STILL CLAIM FOR NUTRITION WITH THE FOLLOWING FUNDS –
Please check with your health fund if you are with BUPA to see if you are covered.
So keep coming in to see us and CLAIM!
We know there is evidence… YOU!
We look forward to seeing you soon! Book online here…
Fin Mackenzie – Naturopath (and proud of it)
Green Door Health 24/12-14 Waratah St, Mona Vale NSW 2103