Our mission is to provide information that promotes an individual right to self-determination: the right of all people to make their own personal health care choices in their healing process. In order to have that right in the fullest sense of the word, we believe that people must have access to the broadest range of health care options, practitioners, treatments, and truthful information.
Restrictive health practice laws in America, reflecting only the conventional medical approach to health care, prohibit a multitude of healing practices. Yes, your right to access a variety of healing therapies, ranging from naturopathy and homeopathy, to massage therapy, to therapeutic touch, are severely limited, and we need a strong State alliance to stand up and reclaim our right to access all of health care. That’s where the Wellness Network comes in.
The Wellness Network is calling together all individuals and groups interested in preserving their freedom of access to complete health care. The purpose of this call is to build a united voice, and send a clear message of health freedom. A more acceptable balance must be created between individual rights to self-determination and free choice, and the government’s concerns for public safety.
“We are a group of professional organizations, grass roots groups, natural products manufacturers and concerned citizens who have banded together to promote health freedom of choice in Texas. We promote the rights of Texas to access and have freedom of choice in natural, spiritual and traditional healthcare services and products. Promoting and protecting the safety and purity of our natural resources. Providing information, awareness and educational opportunities to support individuals and families in making well-informed healthcare decisions.”
What We Believe
We promote the access to all health care information, services, treatments, and products; to promote an understanding of the laws and factors impacting the right to access; and to promote the health of the people of this nation.
“We Stand for the rights of Texas to access and have freedom of choice in natural and traditional healthcare services and products. Promoting and protecting the safety and purity of our natural resources. Providing information, awareness and educational opportunities to support individuals and families in making well-informed healthcare decisions.”
This mission calls for respect of our individual rights to self-determination: the right of all people to make their own personal health care choices in their healing process. In order to have that right in the fullest sense of the word, we believe that people must have access to the broadest range of health care options, practitioners, treatments, and truthful information.
Laws and public policy should no longer be based on unfair discrimination against particular practitioners or treatments, or on the demands of special interest groups or institutions, but rather should be based on true issues of the healing relationship, i.e., an informed environment, ethical conduct of practitioners, reasonable standards of actual harm, and available avenues for client complaints. In order to carry out this expansive mission we are gathering together distinguished courageous health freedom leaders from across Texas .
We support the Texas Health Freedom Movement based on the idea that conventional medicine covers a relatively small subset of existing healing techniques. By definition, the remainder fall into the category of alternative practices. We believe that individuals have a right to choose their own treatment, rather than having it imposed upon them, even when this treatment is outside the mainstream of conventional medicine. This includes Natural, complementary, & alternative health care that Texas citizens use every day including homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, spiritual healing and massage therapy. Below is a list of the following disciplines that are being affected negatively by present health care laws :
Another objective in the movement is to prevent alternative products - such as vitamins, minerals, herbals, botanicals, amino acids and other food supplements - from being regulated as if they were drugs, which requires millions of dollars and decades to approve. Instead, the dietary supplement industry wants them to remain classified as fo
THFA Membership Category Descriptions
Who Can Join?
THFA membership consists of “Complimentary” health care providers such as herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths, colon hydro-therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, as well as “conventional” providers, such as physicians, nurses, and social workers. Other members include consumers of herbal and nutritional supplements, health food stores, conventional and complimentary health (CCH) publishers, marketers and others devoted to CCH access are also encouraged to join us in our mission.Membership is free.
Student – Full or part-time students at College or Professional Training courses, interested in participating in THFA activities and serving on committees. Students will have voting privileges.
Individual - I utilize natural health resouces in the state of Texas and am interested in protecting our natural health rights and supporting the activities of the THFA
Business Sales– Businesses that share the same interests as the THFA and wishing to be actively involved in advocacy and CCH promotional activities. These members have voting and office holding privileges. Can include any business not in the health arena, but concerned about our health choice freedom.
Professional – Reserved for health care practitioners. All CCH therapists who consider themselves practitioners are encouraged to join at this level. This includes practitioners of Mind-Body Medicine such as hypnosis, Alternative Medicine Systems such as naturopathy, colon hydrotherapy, Lifestyle Disease Prevention, Biologically-Based Therapies such as herbalism, Manipulative Body-Based Systems, such as chiropractic massage, Biofield Therapies, and Bioelectromagnetics. Membership is also open to allopathic practitioners who support a consumer's right to choose complimentary medicine, incorporate it in their practice, refer clients to CCH practitioners and/or wish to learn more about the benefits of complimentary medicine. This category is also appropriate for marketers, lecturers, authors, and publishers specializing in promoting CCH practitioners and therapies, professional sales persons specializing in natural health products, and other professionals dedicated to natural health and/or freedom of access to these services and products. Professionals have voting and office holding privileges.
Corporate – Professional or business that wishes to sponsor the THFA in their goals and may have voting privileges limited by membership sponsor level as indicated by the level of DUES below. Supporter ($500), Patron ($1,000), Bronze ($2,500), Silver ($5,000), and Gold ($10,000)