Get holistic support for your health with our Naturopaths at Brisbane Livewell Clinic

At Brisbane Livewell Clinic, our Naturopaths' focus is on practical, natural health support. With many combined years of experience in Naturopathy, our skilled team is ready to support and guide you to improve your health and wellness in a sustainable way.

What are Naturopaths?

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Naturopaths are health practitioners who apply natural therapies and Naturopathic Medicine to support their patients to improve their health and wellness. Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. Naturopathy can include a range of treatments such as herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle advice, Iridology, and homeopathy, and each Naturopath will practice their own combination of these treatments.

Naturopaths focus on comprehensive enquiry and testing to understand the root causes of a patient’s illnesses and the provision of holistic, proactive health support. By treating the whole person and addressing the root causes of their health conditions, Naturopaths aim to support the restoration of health and promote well-being in a manner that is complementary to their patient’s traditional medical treatment. 

Naturopathy can be used as complementary medicine alongside conventional treatments, providing a holistic approach to health care. While it is not a replacement for conventional medicine, especially in serious conditions, Naturopathy (sometimes called Naturopathic Medicine) can complement conventional medicine in treating chronic illnesses and promoting overall wellness.

The Approach and Expertise of our Naturopaths in Naturopathic Medicine

At Brisbane Livewell Clinic, our Naturopaths bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their practice. They are not just practitioners, but also educators who empower you to take charge of your health. Our team stays updated with the latest research and combines time-tested Naturopathic healing methods with modern science. This blend of traditional wisdom and contemporary practice ensures that you receive support that is both effective and relevant.

Personalised Care and Support by our Naturopaths

What sets our Clinical Naturopaths apart at Brisbane Livewell Clinic is their commitment to your personalised care. Understanding that each person’s health journey is unique, they tailor their consultations and Naturopathic support to suit your specific needs.

From detailed health assessments to customised complementary Wellness Plans, our Naturopaths work diligently to uncover the underlying causes of your health concerns and provide targeted and effective solutions that align with your lifestyle and health goals. This includes naturopathic treatments, which combine traditional methods with modern science to treat the whole person, ensuring therapies are tailored to suit your specific needs.

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How Our Naturopaths Can Support You

Tailored health strategies that address your specific needs

Personalised Health Assessments: We start with detailed evaluations to understand your unique health profile, combining natural therapies and conventional treatments as part of integrative medicine.

Comprehensive care that targets the root cause of health issues, not just the symptoms

Holistic Complementary Treatment Plans: Our approach encompasses physical, mental, and emotional health. Naturopathy is an important traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine, which combines natural therapies for holistic care.

Gentle and effective treatments to support your health

Natural Remedies: Utilisation of natural medicine and herbal medicine, including practitioner-approved supplements, liquid herbs, nutrition & lifestyle advice.

Sustainable health improvements and lifestyle changes

Ongoing Support and Guidance: Continuous care and adjustments to your Wellness Plan are integral to a successful naturopathic practice, which emphasises a holistic approach to health that values natural supplements and herbal medicine.

Focus on long-term health and well-being to reduce the risk of chronic diseases

Preventative Health Strategies: Naturopaths, with their extensive education in health sciences, focus on lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of illness.

Understand how our Naturopaths prescribe supplements and liquid herbs to support their patients' recovery from illness

Amy Angus, Clinical Naturopath at Brisbane Livewell Clinic (Wavell Heights)


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She has found answers that nobody else has been able to find

Brilliant practitioner and a warm and welcoming room. My Naturopath really knows her stuff and she has found answers that nobody else has been able to find. I'm so happy. Finally, I can get my health on track and continue my IVF journey with more confidence. Thank you.

Why You May Wish to Consult a Naturopath

  • Struggling to get Answers from Medical Doctors - Many patients seek Naturopathic care knowing they need to turn to natural medicine after being unable to receive the solutions to their health issues from traditional medicine.
  • Support for Digestive Well-being - Explore personalised dietary guidance and supplement suggestions aimed at supporting digestive health and healing your digestive problems or allergies/intolerances to certain foods. Learn what is Leaky Gut Australia and get support in overcoming your Leaky Gut Syndrome.

  • Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing - Discover natural strategies and lifestyle modifications to support stress management and promote mental well-being. (And make sure you look at the connection with poor gut health and chronic ailments and chronic conditions!)

  • Balance Hormones Naturally - Learn about how herbal and nutritional support might assist in managing hormonal balance, including support during menopause and with thyroid health. Find the best Naturopathic Thyroid Specialist Near Me to help you manage your thyroid issues.

  • Receive Immune System Support - Gain insights into natural ways to support your immune system through nutritional and lifestyle adjustments, herbal medicine and natural medicine.

  • Guidance on Weight Management - Receive personalised advice on nutrition and exercise that supports your weight management journey, focusing on healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Natural Skin Health Support - Understand how a holistic approach may assist in managing skin conditions by focusing on internal health.

  • Increase Energy and Vitality - Explore ways to naturally support energy levels and manage fatigue caused by many chronic conditions through diet, sleep, and stress management techniques.

  • Manage Pain and Discomfort Naturally - Learn about non-pharmacological approaches that may support the management of discomfort associated with conditions like arthritis and migraines.

  • Restore Health and Wellness - Naturopathy aims to restore health by using natural therapies to support healthy living, prevent disease, and treat illness by addressing the root causes.

Our Naturopath Services

1A. Initial Naturopath Consultation

  • Initial Naturopath Consultation ($220) (45 mins - 1 hour)

This appointment is expected to take between 40 minutes and 1 hour. During this appointment, you will describe any health symptoms, health challenges and/or concerns with your Naturopath, who will start to fit necessary jigsaw puzzle pieces together and plan how these can be treated.

Your Naturopath will develop a Wellness Plan for you to take home with you and follow. 

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1B. Initial (Complex) Naturopath Consultation

  • Initial (Complex) Naturopath Consultation ($270) (1 hour - 1 1/2 hours)

This appointment is expected to take between 1 hour and 90 minutes and is intended to give you enough time to discuss more complex health issues (or interrelated health challenges) with your Naturopath.

During this appointment, you will describe any health symptoms, health challenges and/or concerns with your Naturopath, who will start to fit necessary jigsaw puzzle pieces together and plan how these can be treated.

Your Naturopath will develop a Wellness Plan for you to take home with you and follow.

OR

1C. Initial Fertility or IVF Consultation (for Singles or Couples)

  • Initial Fertility or IVF Consultation (for Singles or Couples) ($330) (1 hour to 1 1/2 hours)

You should book this consultation rather than the Initial Naturopath Consultation or the Initial (Complex) Naturopath Consultation if you are in the process of trying to fall pregnant, have fertility concerns, or are on the IVF journey. Because the health of both partners can affect their ability to conceive, this consultation gives our Naturopaths the chance to meet with both partners, discuss their health and current lifestyle, and develop a Wellness Plan that will support the ability to conceive.

Due to the extensive nature of the required discussion surrounding fertility or IVF, this consultation is expected to take between 1 hour to 90 minutes). Your Naturopath will develop a Wellness Plan for you to take home with you and follow.

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1D. Iridology Consultation

  • Iridology Consultation ($220) (45 mins to 1 hour)

Iridology is a non-invasive holistic healing technique that involves studying the coloured part of the eye, as the iris can be used to understand every organ of the body. Observations of the iris can be used as a de facto window into the body itself. This consultation is expected to take between 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Through Iridology, we have an amazingly effective way to understand more about our patients’ health. For example, signs of discolouration in the iris can reveal weaknesses in the body, and this can inform preventive health support strategies. In this way, Iridology is a highly useful diagnostic tool for detecting problematic signs that in time could lead to disease or dysfunction.

Your Naturopath will develop a Wellness Plan for you to take home with you and follow.

Testing (optional but may be recommended)

Your Naturopath may recommend you carry out some tests, depending on the nature of your symptoms and the principles of Western Herbal Medicine. These may include:

Our pricing is subject to change - if the supplier charges extra for your test kit or postage we will ask you to pay that extra. We will keep you informed of any changes.

How it works is that you pay for the test kit at the end of your appointment. We then send away for the test kit to the supplier, and ask them to deliver the kit to your home address. You take the test in accordance with the supplier’s instructions, and then you post the used samples or specimens back to the supplier. The supplier will send us your test results when they are ready, and we will let you know if you haven’t already booked an appointment.

Please note that for compliance reasons, we are not able to provide your test results to you without you attending a Naturopath Test Results Consultation, as your Naturopath will need to interpret your results and identify the best way forward after that.

We are unfortunately unable to influence the speed of the test results arriving, so we do not offer a refund for test results that “take too long”. On average, you may need to wait 3 or 4 weeks to receive your test result. We regularly check in with the supplier on your behalf to see whether your results have arrived.

Supplements and Liquid Herbs (optional but may be recommended)

Your Naturopath may recommend that you start taking particular Practitioner-Approved Supplements and/or Liquid Herbs to help support your health condition(s).

We are likely to have these in our lovely Wavell Heights and Cannon Hill Clinic, but we do sometimes need to order them in for you (in which case we will ask for payment up front and will request that you pay for postage to your house if you are not picking them up from the Clinic). 

We have recently substantially reduced the prices of all our supplements to make them more affordable for you.

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2A. Naturopath Test Results Consultation (necessary if you were asked to carry out testing)

  •  Naturopath Test Results Consultation ($180) (45 mins - 1 hour)

If your Naturopath recommends you carry out some testing, you will need to attend a Naturopath Test Results Consultation once your test results are received.

This consultation is expected to take between 40 minutes to 1 hour and will involve your Naturopath reviewing your test results with you, explaining what they mean, and relating the results to your health challenges and symptoms.

Your Naturopath will also work with you to develop a more comprehensive Treatment Plan.

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2B. Subsequent Naturopath Consultation

  • Subsequent Naturopath Consultation ($150) (45 mins - 1 hour)

If your Naturopath wants to see you after your Initial Naturopath Consultation, but you haven't carried out any testing, this will be the consultation to book. It is expected to take between 40 minutes to 1 hour.

During this consultation, your Naturopath will work with you to develop a more comprehensive Treatment Plan.

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2C. MyDNA Report and Treatment Plan Consultation (necessary if you carried out a MyDNA test)

  • MyDNA Report and Treatment Plan Consultation ($220) (1 hour to 1 1/2 hours)

This consultation is expected to take between 1 hour and 90 minutes and allows your Naturopath additional time to discuss the substantial results of the MyDNA Report with you. This consultation should only be booked if you have already attended either an Initial Naturopath Consultation or an Initial (Complex) Naturopath Consultation and have been advised that the test results for your MyDNA Test Kit have returned.

Testing (optional but may be recommended)

Your Naturopath may recommend that you carry out additional testing as required.

Supplements and Liquid Herbs (optional but may be recommended)

Your Naturopath may recommend additional or alternative Supplements and Liquid Herbs, depending on your progress against the Treatment Plan. 

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3. Follow-Up Naturopath Consultation

  • Follow-Up Naturopath Consultation ($99) (15 mins - 30 mins)

This consultation is expected to take between 15 minutes to 30 minutes and allows you to check-in with your Naturopath, assess progress, and adjust your Treatment Plan as needed.

Testing (optional but may be recommended)

Your Naturopath may recommend that you carry out additional testing as required.

Supplements and Liquid Herbs (optional but may be recommended)

Your Naturopath may recommend additional or alternative Supplements and Liquid Herbs, depending on your progress against the Treatment Plan. 

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Jen Strachan - Naturopath - Brisbane Livewell Clinic

Jen Strachan

Amy Angus - Naturopath - Brisbane Livewell Clinic

Amy Angus

About our Naturopaths

Our Naturopaths are incredibly skilled and experienced at their profession, and they care about you and the support they are able to give you. Read more about their individual interests and the ways they can best support you by clicking their pictures.

Shella Hall - Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist

Shella Hall

Dominique Johanson - Naturopath at Brisbane Livewell Clinic (Wavell Heights)

Dominique Johanson

Nicole Odlum - Clinical Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist

Nicole Odlum

FAQs

1. What is Naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic way of looking at the body and treating its symptoms to get to the root cause of the health issue. Naturopaths (often called Naturopathic Doctors in the US) will usually take a full medical history from their patient, carry out functional testing, and consider their patients' whole health in diagnosing their health conditions and helping to improve their overall health.

2. What are Naturopathic doctors

Naturopathic doctors isn't a term we use in Australia, as we avoid calling anyone a doctor unless they have completed a traditional medicine degree (or hold a PHD). We usually call our practitioners Naturopaths, or Naturopathic Practitioners, as a Naturopath is not actually a doctor with that level of education in medicine.

3. What are Naturopathic Physicians?

Naturopaths in Australia are not usually Naturopathic physicians nor Naturopathic doctors, and they do not as a rule have clinical training in medicine as required by a doctor nor perform minor surgeries (which some may do in the US). Instead, they practice in complementary medicine and Western herbal medicine.

4. What ongoing professional development must Naturopaths carry out?

Our Naturopaths at Brisbane Livewell Clinic are all members of one of Naturopath Professional Associations in Australia, and they carry out the ongoing professional development required by that Naturopath Association. Many also carry out scientific research and clinical practice in complementary medicine, western herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and complementary therapies.

Why You May Wish to Consult a Naturopath

Gut Health

Hormonal Health and Thyroid Issues

Detox and Cleansing

Insomnia and Sleep Health

Autoimmune Conditions

Mental Health

Women's Health

Fertility and Pregnancy

Men's Health

DNA Testing

Leaky Gut Syndrome

    Food Intolerances and Allergies

    Weight Loss

    Nutrition and Mineral Deficiencies

    Parasites

    Other relevant links

    Last Updated on 25 July 2024 by Brisbane Livewell Clinic