Published Papers - Abstract 757

Sibbritt D. The decline of herbal medicine/naturopathy consultations: How research can help further the profession. Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine, 2014; 26(1): 2019-9-8 0

At present there is much debate within the herbal medicine/naturopathy professions as to the merits of registration. Further, there is a history of division within the professions of herbal medicine and naturopathy in relation to different models of regulation. So, with much energy devoted to these emotive issues, it is not surprising that a relatively small amount of research is being conducted by herbalists/naturopaths - resulting in the general public and other healthcare providers knowing little of the daily practice activities of herbalists/ naturopaths, as well as the health benefits that can be gained by consulting these practitioners.