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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.

Naprapathic News

Thanks to all who helped make the 2018 Annual Convention a great success! We now have a reconfigured ANA Board of Directors with our newest member, Dr Rindie Coker, as Director of Continuing Education! Please help us welcome her onto the ANA Board!]

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The ANA is excited to announce our 2018 Annual Convention date has been changed from the Fall to the Summer. The presenters are still being organized but the date has been set -- Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th 2018. Mark you calendars for yet another great event brought to you by your ANA Board of Directors. Please see the details and pay online options at the "Naprapathic Convention" button.

The ANA is tremendously sad to report the passing of a great friend to the profession. Dr Daniel Richardson passed away on Saturday, January 27th. Our condolences to all of his many friends, family and former and current students. 


One of this upcoming year's exiting events is the Summer Fling. Event is FREE for Members-in-Good-Standing. Only $30 for Non-Members! Come out and mingle and get to know other Naprapaths.

Date: AUGUST 2nd 2017

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: La Barra in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Pizza, salad and unlimited soft drinks included  (note: cash bar). See you there! Don't forget to register for the the Fall Annual Convention!

MAKING PROGRESS with Blue Cross Blue Shiled - DEADLINE FOR CONTRACTS JULY 31st, 2017!

The INA and ANA have been contacted by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois to move forward the profession of Naprapathy being listed as a "Solicitable Entity" in BC/BS networks.

We have been asked to provide them with an email list of Naprapaths in Illinois so that they can send out information should you wish to participate. You should be receiving information from them within the next couple months.

A solicitable provider basically means a specific provider type/specialty is "eligible" to participate and contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). Their current list of solicitable/eligible provider types and specialty descriptions listed on their website (should you wish to see it) under the Network Participation section is HERE    

Once a "solicitable" provider has chosen to execute a PPO contract, the provider is considered in-network and subject to the PPO fee schedule and contractual requirements. 

Again, more information will be forthcoming as it relates to the specific communications materials; They will share these directly with you for your review. The emails we provided to them will serve as one of several channels of communication (ie, USPS, email, etc) not only to send BCBSIL application packets but also to follow-up on the application status.


The American Naprapathic Association welcomes our terrific presenters, all ANA members and all non-members to our 2016 Annual Convention!

This two day event will be held at the William Tell Holiday Inn in Countryside, IL on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 9am to 5pm.

There will be a special President's Reception meet and greet in a private room on Saturday night. Share some Hors d'Oeuvres and share some spirits with our newly elected president and the new 2016 Board of Directors! 

Find out more at our Naprapathic Convention tab. Please note that there are two open positions on the ANA Board - Director of Continuing Education and Director-at-Large! Contact Dr Paulsen for more info!

NOTE: All Illinois Naprapathic Licenses expire on Dec 31st, 2016 where by you are required to obtain 30 hours of CEUs that are directly related to the science of Naprapathy and provided by an Illinois State-Approved entity - which the ANA has acquired. Please contact us if you are missing hours and cannot attend this conference!


The American Naprapathic Association wishes to thank all the participants who attended the "Root Causes" seminar. It was a terrific presentation with several engaging expert presenters.

We also wish to thank Daniel Varanauski, DN for his many years of tireless service and for the energy he brought to the Association. Dr Varanauski stepped down from the ANA President's role as of 5/15/16 but was willing to continue to serve on the board as the Association's Secretary.

We hereby wish to congratulate Wayne Cichowicz, DN as the newly elected ANA President! Dr Cichowicz has proudly served in multiple roles in several Naprapathic entities - including Dean of Admissions and Director of Alumni at National College of Naprapathic Medicine. Dr Cichowicz is well-known to the Naprpathic community and we are certain he will prove to be an excellent leader.

In addition to our new president, the ANA Members have also elected Mary Cavender, DN to the role of Director of Membership and Shante Griggs, DN, as Director of Business Affairs and Development. Congrats to you all!

There are still a few board positions available. If interested, please contact Erin Paulsen, DN. Also, please sign up today for best rates at our Support Naprapathy page.

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