The NZ Society of Naturopaths applauds the use of integrative medical centres where the public can access care from a range of specialists under one roof. This has a great potential for truly client centred care. The real focus of complementary medicine is
the client. The health services need to provide for all the client needs to be at optimum health. This means they may use the services of a GP alongside the care of a Registered Naturopath if that means that gives them the best chance to regain health. The NZ Society of Naturopaths already
has registered naturopaths working in integrative care clinics. The high level of training and competency of Naturopaths registered with the NZSN has been crucial to their effectiveness in working alongside other disciplines for the benefit of health service users.
A list of registered qualified Naturopaths can be found at http://www.naturopath.org.nz