To date COCHASA has made significant progress in lobbying and achieving the potential for complementary approaches to be included within the national health system. It has:

  • Successfully motivated complementary health practitioners to organise themselves into cohesive associations, each with a scope of practice, code of ethics and standards of training

  • Lobbied for and helped achieve an interim Chiropractors, Homeopaths and Allied Health Service Professions Council

  • Assisted Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Massage Therapy and Reflexology Associations to achieve therapeutic statutory recognition via the Allied Health Professions Council

  • Lobbied for appropriate legislation in respect of complementary approaches
  • Lobbied for recognition of member associations by medical aids
  • Assisted in the coordination of input into the revision of the Medicines Control Council

  • Lobbied for and achieved the inclusion of complementary approaches in the ANC National Health Plan and in the Eastern Cape Health Plan
  • Cooperated in the preparation of submissions regarding the Traditional Health Practitioners draft Bill

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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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