COCHASA  is a confederation of complementary health associations, and membership does not constitute statutory recognition.

Only the relevant statutory health council can recommend a profession to the Minister of Health for official statutory recognition.

The existing  statutory councils are the Health Professions Council, the Allied Health Professions Council, the South African Dental Technicians Council, the South African Nursing Council and the South African Pharmacy Council.

Medical Aids

There is no legal obligation on any medical aid to include any particular profession, treatment or modality in its benefits, whether they are statutory or not.

Any medical aid that a client may subcribe to is a private contract between the medical aid and the subscriber, and the medical aid decision about paying for services is generally based on its perception as to the demand for any particular treatment or modality.

M!Zone Access

Want to participate in our discussion forums and marketplace? Start by registering for our Members' Zone if you are a member or a friend of COCHASA.

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Our registered users can participate in the discussions in our M! Zone Forums. We love to have your input and participation!

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Our M! Zone Marketplace is where you can advertise your events and workshops; items wanted, for sale or rent; and employment opportunities.

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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