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Your Health Your Choice

Your Health Your Choice

Australia's largest consumer campaign to protect complementary medicine. 

Two out of three Aussies use complementary medicine. However their rights as consumers may be stripped by government reports that want natural therapies taken off pharmacy shelves, and made ineligible for insurance rebates.

Controversial reports published by the Department of Health claim that “complementary medicines pose a risk to consumers”.

The Government is moving to restrict health fund rebates for these therapies, claiming that “clear evidence has not been found” to support their clinical effectiveness.

Seventeen natural therapies are under threat, including massage, naturopathy, reflexology, yoga and Pilates to name a few.

Complementary medicine and natural therapies are under threat from regulatory change and bias.
Consumer support is vital if we are going to protect future choice in healthcare.
We are asking for your help to reach the 17 million Australians who use complementary medicine and natural therapies.
Practitioners, Associations, Organisations and consumers are invited to be support the Your Health Your Choice campaign now.
Please sign the petition and share with your professional and client networks.


Good health is about choice in healthcare.
In Australia, while consumers fight to protect their right of choice, in Switzerland the Government has just granted complementary medicine – including homeopathy – equal status with conventional medicine.

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has ignored good quality, evidence-based research which shows complementary medicine is effective.

When practiced alongside conventional medicine, this evidence shows it improves health outcomes and cuts costs for the healthcare system. A landmark 2012 Swiss report concluded homeopathy, for example, is clinically effective, cost effective and safe.

Yet the same year, Australia’s NHMRC hid from the public that it had conducted a good quality review of the evidence on homeopathy but terminated it before starting again at taxpayer expense.

We call on the NHMRC to release this hidden, taxpayer-funded review for expert and public scrutiny and explain why it was terminated and concealed from the public.

The Swiss have successfully fought and won their right to access healthcare of their choice, now Australians are joining Your Health, Your Choice to do the same.

The first objective is a call for a Senate Inquiry into the NHMRC Homeopathy Review. NHMRC used similar flawed methods and procedures to generate reports that discredited 17 other natural therapies. Reports, that are now being used to misinform and erode consumer confidence and support drastic calls to ban natural medicines from sale in pharmacies and other regulatory reforms impacting consumer choice.

Your choice – no matter what your choice of complementary medicine – is under threat. The Your Health, Your Choice team have made it easy to join and send a letter to your MP and join the Senate petition.

Let decision makers know anti-complementary medicine bias is not acceptable. Protect your right to use the healthcare of your choice.


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