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The importance of Natural medicine

The natural therapeutic approach is intended to ensure that constant effort of the body’s life force is always in the directions of self-cleansing, repair and positive health. Natural medicine promotes treatments based on a holistic approach, with concern for underlying causes, rather than healing only with the presenting symptoms.

Various factors contributing to ill health and imbalance may be due to an accumulation of toxins and loss of energy and vitality.

The mechanism for such accumulation is as follows:

When our body becomes tired and exhausted and we experience loss of vitality, there is also a general slowing down of the normal elimination processes through the liver, bowel, lungs, kidneys and skin.  Not to mention if we are “genetically” compromised in detoxing (functional pathology blood tests are available to check if this can be an issue) This can result in retention of wastes which may not be significant over a few days, but over months and years can lead to toxicity. The process can work in reverse, refined foods and imbalanced diets give rise to indigestion, faulty elimination and consequent lack of tone or vitality in all the cells and tissues of the body. In most cases people may not have an illness, and blood test may show up fine, however they still feel like they’re not themselves and complain of feeling tired, sluggish, lack of vitality and concentration.

Incorporating Natural Medicine along with Diet and lifestyle modifications can improve your metabolic and detoxification pathways to support the way your body eliminates toxins. This in turn improve your overall health and give your body a renewed sense of vitality and energy.

To find out more about our clinical Naturopath and Nutritionist and how they may be able to help you, please click on the relevant links.

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Sandra is the clinic’s Naturopath and Acupuncturist. With a strong interest and passion in IVF support, reproductive health, natural fertility, and hormone balancing.

Sandra looks at the various factors contributing to infertility and hormone imbalances. She believes everyone’s response to such factors is different which may or may not affect fertility and hormone health. It also cannot be ignored that those who are affected are often left without answers as to why trying to conceive has become so difficult, and why their body is not regulating or processing their hormones correctly.

Sandra incorporates the complementary therapies of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine as part of her Acupuncture treatments to give patients the highest level of personalized care. Diet and Supplementation advice is also recommended as part of an ongoing service to ensure optimal health.

Sandra has a particular interest in improving egg and sperm quality, and this comes down to her knowledge in nutritional medicine.  Sandra promotes products that have TGA approved ingredients that have undergone clinical trials to show benefit and efficacy in relation to IVF improvement in egg and sperm quality, Natural fertility and gynecological conditions.

Sandra believes in looking at all the factors both for female and male fertility and recommends a Nutritional treatment plan based on a couple’s current test results, history and age, which may provide assistance.

Sandra has also had extensive experience and ongoing success with supporting hormone imbalances. As a mother of two children and a busy clinic, she understands first hand the importance in supporting the body’s hormones and adrenals. She has helped hundreds of women to feel a renewed sense of balance physically, mentally and emotionally. Some of the common symptoms treated and supported include;

Physically

Heavy periods, period pain, skin issues, low libido, fluid retention, weight gain, fatigue, hormonal night sweats,

Mentally

Lack of concentration, headaches, migraines, uncontrollable cravings, insomnia

Emotionally

Stress, irritability, volatility, mood swings, anxious, sad and teary

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Bernie is the clinic’s qualified Nutritionist and Acupuncturist.
With a strong interest in the link between digestive imbalances and the overall health of the body (pain, anxiety and lowered immune function), Bernie’s treatment aim is to support your body to return to a state of wellness using a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and Western Medical advancement.

Bernie’s acupuncture technique is gentle and calming and she incorporates a wealth of knowledge in nutrition therapy and lifestyle advice.

She believes in ‘food as medicine’ and combines Chinese dietary therapy with Clinical Nutrition to come up with a treatment plan that is individual to you. She believes in a relaxed approach to eating based around seasonal wholefoods and the occasional treat.

She has great success and experience in treating and supporting symptoms for the following conditions:

Digestive issues such as;

IBS, crohn’s, colitis, coeliac disease, food intolerances, reflux

Stress and energy concerns such as;

Insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, post-viral infection, chronic fatigue syndrome

Immune issues such as;

Autoimmune disease, lowered immunity, recurring infections, hayfever and allergies

Hormone imbalances including;

PCOS, irregular periods, PMS and fertility issues

Inflammatory conditions such as;

Headaches and migraines, Acute and chronic low back pain
Neck and shoulder pain, Arthritis, Sciatica, sports injuries

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