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.


2017 Annual Convention

Join us for this 2-Day Special Event + Vendors + Wine Tasting
Saturday, October 21st & Sunday & October 22nd, 2017

16 IL and NM State-Approved CEUs!

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Complete Your CEUs right in the Comfort of Home!

We strive to provide all Naprapaths with high quality education. Due to a unique arrangement, we are proud to be able to offer a series of IL State-Approved Naprapathic-related educational webinars exclusively through our website!

These webinars require that you:  

1) pay associated fees; 
2) read the text of the seminar which will be E-mailed separately or watch the video seminar via an E-mailed link; 
3) take an Emailed Post-Test to ensure comprehension and completion of the material; and
4) mail back the test answers to once completed. 

You must receive a minimum of 80% correct to receive your CEU credit/certificate.
 Once everything has been successfully completed you will receive a CEU Certificate of Completion by E-fax (or regular mail).



1) Introduction to Holistic Health Care and Western Herbal Medicine
Four (4) Illinois State-Approved CEUs



2) Naprapathic History, Theory, and Concepts
Three (3) Illinois State-Approved CEUs



*Higher amounts are applied to Video Webinars to offset cost of production.

The State of Illinois requires that all Illi
nois licensed Naprapaths earn 30 hours of continuing education from a State-Approved entity every two years. Each organization must base their seminars with material that is "relevant to the practice of Naprapathy". License renewal for current period ends December 31, 2016.

The ANA strives to offer high-quality, professional, interesting, and relevant programming for all our educational programs. Do not risk having your license suspended - get your CEUs from a State-approved Sponsor.

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