The New Zealand Society of Naturopaths Inc. was established in 1989 in response to a growth in interest in the natural health profession. Our aim for our member naturopaths is to provide support and to progress and protect the development of naturopathic medicine in New Zealand. To the general public we provide a guaranteed standard of natural health ensuing registered members are qualified to the best standards of education and that they continued with education on a yearly basis going forward.
Our Mission Statement
The Society aims to:
- Ensure Naturopathy is visible and accessible for all New Zealanders.
- Provide the public with a resource of qualified and professional members.
- Promote naturopaths, and be recognised as valuable partners in the health care system.
NZSN maintains its high standards and professionalism by:
- Only accepting members who meet our high standards of education and have qualified through accredited colleges.
- By having a Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice to ensure professionalism is maintained.
- Ongoing, reciprocal, communication and support to our members.
- Respect for clients and colleagues.
- Providing members with a network that includes relevant resources and services, public relations, professional and continuing education opportunities, member meetings which contribute to continuing education, a highly professional website, and positive leadership for the promotion and advancement of the profession.
- Comprehensive liability insurance for our members.
- Fostering relationships with Healthcare meaning insurers to allow naturopathy costs to be claimed via health insurance policies.
- Facilitating relations with other organisations in the Natural Health Industry.
Our Aims are to provide support and opportunities now and in the future, for our members.
- NZSN aim to investigate registration and regulation at a government level for the modality of naturopathy.
- NZSN aim to encourage further education of members within the profession of naturopathy
- Support scientific research in the use of natural health