American Naprapathic Association

The American Naprapathic Association (ANA) is the nation's oldest and largest association of Naprapaths. Originally founded in 1909, the ANA is a non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to protecting, preserving, promoting and expanding the manual medicine discipline of Naprapathy in all of its endeavors.

Membership is open to all individuals with a Doctor of Naprapathy (D.N.) degree or who is otherwise licensed to practice Naprapathy in their State. There are also Affiliated Memberships and Student/Intern memberships available for those who are studying to be Naprapaths or who have been trained in Naprapathic technique by ANA-approved schools in unlicensed states.

All of our members have a strong commitment to the philosophy, art and science of manual medicine as originally conceived by Dr. Oakley Smith, DN, exercise rehabilitation, postural ergonomics, sound holistic nutritional advice and advancing the profession through evidence-based medicine that supports the basis of naprapathy and manual medicine in general.

Membership in this organization provides a multitude of benefits. First and foremost, the ANA strives to expand the profession and monitors and supports legislation that enhances the professional growth of the science of Naprapathy.

 The ANA schedules bi-annual conventions providing excellent continuing health care education and opportunities for networking with health care colleagues. We are a State of Illinois Approved Sponsor for Illinois-licensed Doctors of Naprapathy.

Presenters come from around the world sharing their knowledge and experience in manual medicine and related disciplines. The annual conventions and various other educational seminars offer you an opportunity to meet colleagues and form valuable supportive friendships with others sharing similar views.

As a member of the ANA you will receive significant discounts to ANA sponsored educational seminars. You are also eligible for membership in any ANA-approved state association of Naprapathy.

Because ANA is the leader in the field of Naprapathic medicine, we are recognized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as the primary organization that accredits Naprapathy in Illinois.

According to the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations  per the Illinois Naprapathic Act Rules, the American Naprapathic Association provides curriculum oversight for all Naprapathic higher educational institutions in Illinois.


The ANA is very pleased to announce our 2021 ANA Annual Convention and ANA Annual Meeting will be held "LIVE" on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th, 2021
at the Crowne Plaza Chicago SW.

This special evening will include a terrific 15 CEU seminar with during the day, which includes very special Vendors, and our ANA Board of Director's Meeting! You can pay for it online HERE


Saturday, June 5th

8:30 - Sign-in/Registration

9-10 - Garrett Salpeter: NeuFit Method of Neuromuscular Re-education
10-12 - Tony Zayner DN, LAc: Therapeutic Use of Shockwave Therapy
Noon - Lunch (available in-house)
1-2pm - Debbie Denno/Tracy Stonaker: CellCore Biosciences  
2-4 - Penny Chelios: introduction to the Chelios Method of Self-Care techniques for Soft Tissue

Sunday, June 6th

8:30am - Sign-in/Registration

9-10 - Dr. Francine Burke: Homeopathy for Musculoskeletal Conditions
10-12 - Tony Zayner DN, LAc: Seated Adjustment Technique for Upper Thoracic and Shoulders
Noon - Lunch (available in-house)
1-5 - George Stretch D.N., D.A.O.M., L.Ac., D.A.A.P.M., D.N.B.A.O.: Orthopedics and Neurology Work-up and Diagnosis.
5 pm - ANA Semi Annual Meeting/Elections*

Watch this space for updates for the next Continuing Education convention. If you wish to request certain types of presentations, please contact our Director of Continuing Education, Dr Rindie Coker, at

See you in June!

*Note: If you are interested in participating in any ANA Committee, please contact Dr Cichowicz at If you are interested in any position on the ANA Board of Directors, please contact Daniel Varanauski at

The President, Secretary, Director of
Business Affairs, Director of Member Relations, and one Director-at-large shall be elected in odd
numbered years alternating with the election of Vice-President, Treasurer, the Director of Continuing
Education, and second Director-at-large in even-numbered years. The ANA Bylaws are available on-line.
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