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



The ANA is please to announce our

December 9th, 2018
at Holiday Inn SW (formerly Wm Tell Holiday Inn) 

This is a 6-unit State-Approved CEU Event


Non-Member Rate
(Rate includes Holiday Party Dinner)

INA/ANA Member Rate 
(Rate includes Holiday Party Dinner)

Student (Non-CEU - includes Holiday Party Dinner)

ANA/INA Member Family Rate
(Rate includes Holiday Party Dinner)

with Special Guest Rep Dan Burke
only $35 for all!

Active ANA Member = $150
Non-ANA Member = $165
(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

2018 ANA Convention Schedule

SUNDAY, December 9th, 2018 
Holiday Inn Southwest - Countryside, IL 

8:00 am – 8:45 am   Registration

9:00 am - 10:30 am -  Dr. Vick, M.D. - Review of New MRI Techniques and Readings 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm - Dr Wayne Cichowicz - Latest techniques and therapies for Neuropathy
1:00 – 2:00 - Dr. Dumbrowsky - TBA

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dr. Gordon Scherzerm D.N.,D.C. – A Commonsense Method of Assessing the First Cervical Vertebra, and How to Treat According to The Findings, with hands on practical assessment 

4:00 pm  - ANA Annual Meeting*

5:00 pm - Cocktail Hour

6:00 pm - ANA Holiday Event and Dinner with a Special Presentation for Representative Daniel Burke. Rep Burke is the person responsible for Sponsoring and Writing our Illinois Naprapathic Practice Act. We wish to thank him for doggedly supporting our profession for over two decades!

* 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 

Interested in being a vendor at the 2019 Annual Convention? 
Contact ANA President, Dr Cichowicz, at 


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