Alternative Therapy Providers

Phoenix Health Fund will pay natural therapy benefits for services provided by practitioners included in the ARHG Alternative Therapists Registration Database. The ARHG:

  • approves the Therapy,
  • accredits the Association,
  • allows individual Practitioner registration, and
  • maintains the list of provider details.

The Therapies currently approved are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Myotherapy
  • Naturopathy
  • Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Remedial Therapy
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Western Herbal Medicine

The Associations currently accredited are:

  • Acupuncture Association of Australia, New Zealand & Asia
  • Acupuncture Association of Victoria
  • Alumni Assoc Natural Medicine Practitioners
  • Association of Massage Therapists Ltd
  • Association of Remedial Masseurs
  • Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd
  • Australian Association of Massage Therapists
  • Australian College of Acupuncturists Ltd
  • Australian National Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbalists Association Ltd
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association
  • Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association
  • Australian Register of Homeopaths
  • Australian Traditional Chinese Medicine Association Inc
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society
  • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia Ltd
  • Complementary Medicine Association
  • Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
  • Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia
  • International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association Inc
  • Massage Association of Australia
  • Massage Australia
  • National Herbalists Association of Australia
  • Naturopathic Practitioners Association Incorporated
  • Society of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture of W.A.
  • Society of Natural Therapists and Researchers Inc

A number of points to bear in mind:

Phoenix pays benefits for consultations only, not for supply of natural remedies, for example.

Practitioner associations, or individual practitioners, should contact the ARHG on (03) 9761 3777 to apply for registration.