I have spent the last nine years in private practice and have gathered comprehensive clinical and human experience. I have had the privilege of working with thousands of patients and have provided insight and answers to their health problems.
I receive many referrals from GPs, psychologists, counsellors, chiropractors, dentists, massage therapists, osteopaths and podiatrists because we find a collaborative case management process ensures the best care for patients.
I graduated from the Australiasian College of Natural Therapies in 2007 with Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and a Diploma of Nutrition and was awarded the Blackmores Professional Award for Excellence in Naturopathy and the Traditional Medicine Supplies Top Naturopathy Graduate.
My qualifications include Bachelor Health Science (Naturopathy) UNE, Bachelor Arts (Journalism) GU, PostGrad Dip Communication QUT, Advanced Diploma Naturopathy ACNT, Advanced Diploma Homeopathy ACNT, Advanced Diploma Western Herbal Medicine ACNT, Diploma Nutrition/Certificate Iridology ACNT, Primary Course Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), Integrated Healing (Kinesiology) Mathilda van Dyk, Cert IV TAE
I have taken part in several research and academic projects. I wrote the opening chapter ‘Naturopathic Philosophy’ published in Clinical Naturopathic Medicine; prepared research and drafts for chapter 8 ‘The Hepatobiliary System’. I also conducted clinical trial research in 2008 when I was employed by CompleMED/UWS to collect data for a cardiovascular research project.
Bookings have now closed for 2017 and the online booking system has been paused temporarily.
To be considered for an appointment in 2018 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Include a brief note about your health concern and your general availability (not available on weekends; only during school hours etc)
Current wait times for an appointment will be from March 2018.
Human health is a complex web of past medical history, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, constitutional susceptibility, emotional, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors.
My treatment approach enables me to look beyond a patient’s presenting complaint and see them in the complexity of their entire life. My clincial approach is patient centred and integrative and thorough investigative case taking is a key component of it. I work on many complex cases with unusual symptoms and use diverse and innovative diagnostic techniques that are internationally recognised and accredited; I also rely on the guidance and specificity of muscle testing. The treatment methods I use are eclectic; I draw on naturopathy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, kinesiology and counselling techniques. Regardless of the interventions I use, my driving force is to achieve results.
My treatment approach enables me to look beyond a patient’s presenting complaint and see them in the complexity of their entire life. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to getting good results with obstinate health problems. Every person is treated as a unique individual with unique requirements.
Naturopathic Medicine is the cornerstone of complementary medicine and is primarily focused on identifying and correcting the underlying causes of disease.
Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive treatment approach that blends naturopathy, eastern and western herbalism and phytotherapy, homeopathic medicine, nutritional and orthomolecular medicine and counselling.
Naturopathic medicine provides the complementary template for Integrative Medicine; we can no longer ignore the facts, the science and the history of herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and counselling.
Naturopathic Medicine is safe to use in conjuction with mainstream medical treatment and can be used to treat existing conditions; prevent or slow the development of certain conditions and optimise overall health. It is a well established modality in the Australian health care system and part of a strong allied health community.
Homeopathic Medicine has been practiced throughout the world for over 200 years. Homeopathic Medicine is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’, essentially, something that can create the symptoms of a disease in large doses, has the power to cure it in smaller, potentised doses. The homeopath’s job is to find the medicine that most closely matches the patient’s symptoms.
A prescription of the right remedy will then produce a healing response within the body, essentially overthrowing the disease state and stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. Homeopathy is a highly respected healing modality and homeopaths does not prescribe ‘water’. Homeopathic remedies are specifically compounded by homeopathic pharmacies and are potentised. This potentisation process is the power or the energy behind the remedy.
Homeopathic Medicine is safe for the elderly, children, pregnancy woman and for use with any medication.
Homeopathy is not voodoo, witchcraft or quackery. Homeopathic Medicine is an established system of medicine (and recognised as such by the WHO, NHS, FDA and the TGA).
Muscle Response Testing (MRT)
Muscle testing is an invaluable tool when treating complex cases. It allows for underlying causes of disease processes to be identified and for treatment approaches to be prioritised. Muscle Response Testing (MRT) was developed by Dr George Goodheart and comes from Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology. It is a recognised as an effective assessment tool when examining the nervous system, lymphatic and immune sysem, the vascular system as well as organs and meridians in the body.
The process of muscle testing involves the assessment of nerve receptors within muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and the skin, and the signals that are sent through sensory nerves to the central nervous system. The CNS then sends output through the motor nerves and depending on the specific question being asked, an indicator muscle change provides the practitioner with feedback from the body's nervous system.
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia spirochete, a type of bacteria. After the outbreak of a mysterious illness in Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s, the bacteria Borrelia was identified as the culprit and the name 'Lyme Disease' was born.
The ticks that transmit Lyme Disease also carry a number of related bacteria and parasites including Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Rickettsia and Mycoplasma and the whole group of infections is known as Lyme and Co. Lyme Disease is also referred to as Tick Borne Disease (TBD); and more recently as Vector Borne Disease (VBD).
Lyme Disease imitates other conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Lupus, Sjogrens, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Lyme Disease can affect any organ in the body. Patients can present with multiple symptoms including mood disorders, vertigo and fainting, vision problems, tinnitis, heart palpitations, sternum pain, large and small joint pain, muscle pain, night sweats, insomnia and profound fatigue.
The Coca Cola sign in Kings Cross is a great landmark if you are lost. Kings Cross Road runs up the hill (towards Bondi), from the top of William St. After the Coke sign, your landmarks will be Anytime Fitness and the Larmont Hotel; I am on level 8 of the Larmont Corporate Suites.
If you are driving, there are 1 and 2 hour parks in the area, although parking can get tight so make sure you leave plenty of time to find a park. There is a parking station at 33 Bayswater Road underneath the Crescent apartments.
You will be able to claim a health fund rebate on your consultation fees through most private health funds in Australia; I am registered with all major funds. Medicare Rebates are not provided by naturopaths. My NHAA registration number is: 153929
Eftpos, Cash, Cheque, Visa, Mastercard and Amex payments are welcome. Payment is required at the time of your appointment.
Missed appointments, cancellations and rescheduling with less than 48 business hours notice will incur the full consultation fee. If you miss your scheduled appointment, you will need to for the next available appointment; this could be 3 months.
I treat Tuesday through to Saturday. The clinic is closed all day on Sundays and Mondays.