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Wholebeing Bowen News
August 2012
Joshua Rasco, Dip BT - P: 02 9037 9433 E: bowen@wholebeing.com.au W: www.wholebeing.com.au

Private health insurance rebates threatened - your help is needed!

You may have heard that the government is conducting a review of natural therapies with the aim of eliminating rebates for some (or many) of them. The passage below is quoted directly from the federal budget papers released by the government earlier this year:

"The Government will undertake a review of the private health insurance rebate for natural therapies. The review, which will be overseen by the Chief Medical Officer, will examine the evidence of clinical efficacy, cost effectiveness and safety and quality of these natural therapies.

Following the completion of the review, the Government will introduce through regulation a list of natural therapies that will continue to receive the private health insurance rebate. Natural therapy treatments not included on this list will no longer be eligible for the rebate."

As the new Vice-President of the Bowen Association of Australia (BAA) it is my top priority to help the Association, bowen practitioners and yourselves put together a concerted and strong case for Bowen Therapy. As specified above we will need to demonstrate the clinical efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness and quality of Bowen. In next months' newsletter I will state specific ways in which you can help in this effort.

The review could end up being a blessing in disguise. If after the review Bowen Therapy remains eligible for health fund rebates, the BAA will have a much stronger argument to take to the remaining health funds that do not currently offer rebates for Bowen.

Look out for more on this topic next month...


Joshua Rasco

"Bowen - it's better than drugs!" G.R.

Bowen Success: Arthritis

I have had some wonderful successes with reducing and elimintating arthritis pain. If you know anyone with arthritis please send them to the new arthritis page on my website, where they can read more on how Bowen can help.

New Back Exercise Video

If you get a stiff or sore lower back I recommend that you try this gentle, easy-to-do lower back exercise. It is particularly good to do if you have a sedentary lifestyle. It is an exercise taken from yoga, so you might recognise it. Have a look!

Wholebeing Bowen Therapy

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Crows Nest Complementary Health Centre (Saturday)
 3 Bruce St (cnr Pacific Hwy), Crows Nest

Tel: 9037 9433
Email: bowen@wholebeing.com.au
Web: www.wholebeing.com.au

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