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This form will be printed out by applicant and posted out to NATURAL THERAPIES, 28 JELLICOE STREET, TE PUKE 3119

Application for Membership

Please note that membership is only available to Therapists and not the general public. 

Application Procedure
Step 1. 
The Member will fill out and nominate one only registered modality on an official Charter Application Form and send it to the Secretary for interim processing.

Step 2. 
Upon receipt and initial appraisal by the Qualifications Committee, a copy of the ratified minimum standards for that specific modality and a covering letter outlining the necessary requirements and procedure for chartering through SNTR Inc. will be posted to the Member.

Step 3. 
The Member will be required to send back to the Qualifications Committee, comprehensive, authorised documentation of that modality to substantiate their levels of skill and expertise in the various categories of FORMAL TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS that meet the minimum standards set out by the respective Affiliate School, Academy, Institute, Association or other establishment and accepted by the New Zealand Charter Self Governing Council of the NATURAL THERAPIES BOARD, NATURAL MEDICINES BOARD, TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE BOARD and TRADITIONAL MAORI MEDICINE BOARD

Eligibility and Acceptance
The Member’s documentation will be scrutinised for authenticity and accuracy by the Qualifications Committee before a decision is made, based upon the information supplied as to the Member’s educational qualification for chartering. If the Qualifications Committee believes that the data supplied meets the criteria and indicates that the Member has had adequate training to qualify for chartering and comes within the designated framework of the minimum educational standards set out for the modality, they will support the application to be put forward for consideration to Natural Health Practitioners. If, however, the information submitted falls below the minimum standards then the application will be declined, but to avoid any undue disadvantage, the Member will be notified with a letter of recommendation to further extend their training to certificate/diploma status level with a Natural Health Practitioners approved training establishment, to upgrade their qualifications to the current Natural Health Practitioners standards. They may then wish to re-apply at a later date.

Rules - Objects of the Society
The objects for which the Society is established are:

(1) To establish, support, raise, promote, organise, maintain and protect the character, status, interest, and reputation of all persons who are from time to time Members of the Society,

(2) To organise and promote the Accreditation of the Society’s Members, to settle rules, regulations, educational levels and patient refund procedures governing the practice of Natural Health Sciences as practiced by Members of the Society, and to decide all questions of professional ethics, usage and courtesy by or amongst members,

(3) To create and maintain high standards of professional qualifications by providing courses of instruction, and where necessary advanced instruction, in all subjects included in the study of Natural Health Sciences, and by supplying training in the principles and practice of Natural Health Sciences through recognised training clinics duly selected for that purpose by the Society whether in New Zealand or overseas,

(4) To provide teaching establishments in respect of courses of instruction in relation to all modalities of Natural Health Sciences and to provide “Graduate,” “Fellowship,” “Senior Fellowship” and “Senior Research Fellowship” Awards, Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and other academic awards accordingly,

(5) To produce publications on all aspects of Natural Health Sciences to its Members from time to time in whatever form decided by the Executive Management Committee,

(6) To provide a “Certificate of Membership” to those persons (Student Members) who are enrolled in a course of study in Natural Health Sciences at an “approved teaching establishment” or other teaching establishment approved by the Society,

(7) To provide a combined “Certificate of Membership and Accreditation”

(a) to those persons (Associate Members) who hold primary qualifications in Natural Health Sciences and certain modalities of Natural Therapies, and
(b) to those persons (Graduate Members) whose qualifications or experience are accepted by the Executive Management Committee for Graduate Membership and accreditation,

(8) To provide a “Certificate of Membership and Accreditation” to those persons (Fellows) whose qualifications and training are accepted by the Executive Management Committee for Fellowship of the Society,

(9) To provide a “Certificate of Membership and Accreditation” to those persons (Senior Fellows) whose qualifications and training are accepted by the Executive Management Committee for Fellowship of the Society,

(10) to provide a “Certificate of Membership and Accreditation” to Senior Research Fellows of the Society,

(11) That the Society accredit qualified Natural Health Practitioners –
(a) who are graduates of an approved teaching establishment, or
(b) whose qualifications and experience, or, in the case of the level of Fellowship and higher, whose qualifications and training are acceptable to the Executive Management Committee for the purposes of accreditation, and

(12) to seek acceptance by Health Funds for the purposes of health benefit refunds for patients of Accredited Practitioners who are declared by the Society to be fit to practice.

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About Therapies

About Therapies Acupressure A blend of "acupuncture" and "pressure" is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Reviews of acupressure clinical trials have been conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration and Bandolier according to the protocols of evidence-based medicine; for most conditions they have concluded a lack of effectiveness or lack of well-conducted clinical trials. List all therapists that offer Acupressure Accupunture Is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. The word acupuncture comes from the Latin acus, "needle", and pungere, "to prick". In Standard Mandarin, 針砭 (zhēn biān) (a related word, 針灸 (zhēn jiǔ), refers to acupuncture together with moxibustion). List all therapists that offer Accupunture Aquarian Healing Aquarian Healing utilises the body and brain like a bio-computer accessing the body's intelligence, including the subconscious mind, through muscle testing (kinesiology). The subconscious mind records everything that has ever happened in a person's life and the effect this has on the body. It is with this information that we get to the underlying causes of problems. Priority areas for healing are identified with scan lists and corrections made by reprogramming the subconscious mind, allowing the body to heal and come back into a natural state of balance. List all therapists that offer Aquarian Healing Aromatherapy Is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils (EOs), and other aromatic compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person's mood or health. Scientific evidence is growing and preliminary but encouraging for a number of health issues. Essential oils differ in chemical composition from other herbal products because the distillation process only recovers the lighter phytomolecules. For this reason essential oils are rich in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, as well as other VOC substances (esters, aromatic compounds, non-terpene hydrocarbons, some organic sulfides etc.). List all therapists that offer Aromatherapy Ayurvedic Medicine Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India, and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words āyus, meaning 'life' and veda, meaning 'science'. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India. The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era. Ayurvedic practitioners also claim to have identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases. List all therapists that offer Ayurvedic Medicine  Ayurvedic Therapy According to ayurveda, in a living body all the ailments and sufferings are due to the disharmony and disequilibrium of the doshas. Hence the ayurvedic therapies' main aim is to treat disorders, prevent disease and rebalance the body doshas, dhatus, malas and mind gunas. Apart form the above said activities the ayurvedic therapies eliminate toxins from the body, increase immunity and soothe the senses thereby enhancing general physical and mental well-being. 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About SNTR

Mission statement
Empowering individuals in their journey towards Health and Wellbeing.

SNTR Point of Difference 
The Society of Natural Therapists & Researchers Inc. is not a training facility. It is a legally registered Incorporated Society formed as a body in 1994 to cover and assist different kinds of Natural Therapists representing a variety of modalities. To qualify for the Natural Health Practitioners through the register, documented proof which meets Natural Health Practitioners minimum standards must be supplied.

Ongoing Training
Once a Member has been approved, accepted and proposed for chartering we will require that they undertake 20 hours further ongoing training, examination, participation in refresher courses and advanced workshops and present attendance verification or certification for that respective modality. This is an important aspect concerning all, to maintain the high standards required by SNTR Inc. and to ensure continuing high levels of professionalism in practice.

Code of Ethics/Conduct/Practice
All chartered SNTR Inc. Members; should a complaint of code of behaviour or malpractice be laid against them, will be subject to investigation at the various levels of disciplinary action both within SNTR Inc. and if necessary, the Natural Health Practitioners. In this instance, it is of the utmost importance that co-operative, open communication be maintained between SNTR Inc, its Member, the respective training establishment and Natural Health Practitioners in order that a fair and just system is conducted.

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