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.

2014 Naprapathic Convention News



June 22nd and 23rd

Crowne Plaza Chicago SW
300 S Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527Burr Ridge

This is a 13-unit State-Approved CEU Event


Non-Member Rate

INA/ANA Member Rate 

Student /Non-CEU

ANA/INA Membership Family Rate 

$100 Saturday Only

Active ANA Member = $170
Non-ANA Member = $200



8AM registration begins

8:45-9:00 Opening remarks and introductions

9-10:30  Dr. David Phillips: New Developments in Nerve Pain and Neuropathy

10:30 :-12 Dr. Bradley Bush: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and its Role in Chronic Pain

12-1 lunch

1-3 Dr. Cass Ingram: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

3-5  Dr.Carlos Bolivere: Documentation

5PM President's Wine and Cheese Reception


8:30 Registration

9-11 Dr. Tony Zayner: The Pelvis; getting back to Naprapathic basics

11-12 Dr. Rindie Coker : Environmental Toxins: How they are making us sick and planning a safe detox

12-1 Lunch

1:00 Dr. Wanda Rossan: Breast Thermography

2-4 Chiara Young: Introduction to BioTouch

4PM Business meeting

(Note: If you sign up as a member and are not an active Member-in-Good Standing with Membership Fees paid you will not received CEU credits until Membership is paid or rate is paid at Non-Member rates or Membership is paid in full. Thank you!

* Note: If interested in participating in the ANA by becoming a board member, please contact chairman of the board Dr. Daniel Varanauski. Several officer roles available! The following positions have terms until Summer 2018: *please see ANA Bylaws for Executive Board requirements 


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