About Cochasa

The Confederation of Complementary Health Associations of South Africa was established in November 1992 by a group of twelve associations in order to:

  • Represent the interests and serve the needs of all complementary health associations that promote health and wellness in a non-therapeutic manner
  • Promote a wider understanding of complementary approaches to the public
  • Develop positive relationships with the government health system, other health professionals, and the public.

In 2000, COCHASA extended its membership to include individual practitioners as due to a need for these individuals to 'find a home'.  We currently welcome individual practitioners who have no representative Association that is a member of COCHASA, as Friend of COCHASA members.

From 2003, COCHASA's mission became focused on serving the needs of those complementary health associations and individual practitioners that promote health and wellness in a non-therapeutic manner.

COCHASA is a fully democratic organisation, its Articles of Association calling for 66% consensus for decision making.

COCHASA welcomes every opportunity to consult and co-operate with other bodies, including the Government and Parliament on matters of common interest, such as education and training, standards, recognition, discipline, and legislation.

Cochasa Seeks To 

  • Provide a consultative and advisory service to its members
  • Facilitate the development of new associations
  • Encourage new complementary health and wellness approaches
  • Facilitate networking amongst its members
  • Provide a database and neutral advisory body for the public
  • Liaise with and if necessary lobby government bodies in the interests of its members
  • Gain legislative recognition to serve as the representative organisation for wellness approaches
  • Contribute to the drawing up of acceptable legislation
  • To act as a watchdog for legislation which may negatively affect any members

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The information supplied on this website is intended for information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or as a replacement for appropriate medical care. The information has been sourced from COCHASA members in respect of their various modalities from a variety of journals and reference materials, in order to broaden awareness of complementary modalities in facilitating health and wellbeing. Please consult your practitioner if you have health concerns. COCHASA, the Executive Committee and its members do not profess to diagnose, treat or cure disease. Neither COCHASA nor the Executive Committee make any warrant as to the efficacy of any of the complementary modalities represented by the members.

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