Herbal Medicine & Naturopathy

Herbal medicine is a traditional form of medicine that’s been around for thousands of years. Every country and every culture has its favourite herbs and ways of using them in food and medicine. Naturopathy is an umbrella term that includes many forms of natural medicine including herbs, nutritional supplements, flower essences, aromatherapy, and more. I am a naturopath specialising in herbal medicine and nutrition. I combine the practice of natural medicine consultating with health coaching to empower you to make the changes required to achieve your desired goals and outcomes.

How does herbal medicine work?

Herbs work with your body to assist in a number of different ways. They may assist healing processes, stimulate or inhibit different organs or systems, reduce inflammation, or support normal functions. The philosophy behind herbal medicine is to assist your body in being able to function normally once again.

Herbal medicine and nutrition are an extension of each other. As Hippocrates said  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” As a herbalist, I work with nutrition and diet to see what could be added in to balance your diet, add the right nutrients, and support your body’s healing process. I have a dispensary of concentrated liquid herbal extracts, which I combine together to create a herbal medicine specific to your needs.

What can it help with?

  • All health and medical conditions
  • Supporting your body’s natural healing ability
  • Supporting and boosting your natural immunity
  • Assisting with healing acute or chronic infections
  • Helping to balance hormones
  • Improving liver and digestive function
  • Improving adrenal function for exhaustion and adrenal fatigue (burnout)
  • Calming the nervous system to help with stress, insomnia and addictions
  • Improving symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improving metabolic health for blood sugar regulation, high cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Herbal Medicine Consultations

As a qualified and experienced medical herbalist, I can be your primary health provider, or work alongside your medical team to assist you on your healing journey. I am able to interpret your blood and medical test results to help you understand your condition more completely, and empower you to make changes in your diet and lifestyle that will improve your overall health and wellbeing.

During your herbal medicine consultation, I will assess your current health status as well as your health history, current diet and lifestyle, and gain an understanding of the outcome you’d like. We will discuss nutritional, lifestyle and herbal medicine options that will help you achieve your health goals.

Your herbal medicine is a formula made up of 3 and 6 different herbs that are chosen specifically for your needs. This needs to be taken every day to help you achieve your desired outcome. Your formula may need to be adjusted over time as your symptoms change.

Testimonials

I definitely feel empowered … there’s a sense of ‘I’m in control’ post each session with Helen. The work that Helen has done with me is extremely personal and deep, and she has every quality that one would hope for when releasing such traumatic and life changing experiences. Helen has an approach that I feel comfortable with and have never experienced before.

I came to Helen with an issue I have struggled with for a long time. Helen gently guided me into a relaxed state where I was able to access a memory from my early life that related to this issue. It was awesome to get some clarity around where it came from and I felt I was able to create resolve in that memory which brought me relief. I felt deeply relaxed, and completely supported and safe.

When I met with Helen for a hypnotherapy session, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Helen delved deep into the blocks I was holding onto to clear them and let me be my best self! I have had two sessions and both sessions have been extremely successful. A great therapy with great results!

The hypnotherapy sessions have been life changing for me. What Helen identified as being issues for me were right at the heart of the matter, and the results have wildly exceeded my expectations.

I was struggling with my studies and afraid I wouldn’t pass my course and graduate with my mates, so I went to Helen for hypnotherapy. I found her really easy to talk to and she helped me see how I could use my time better, trust my memory, and find the motivation I needed to study. I passed my next test with 100% and finished my year strongly.

I have only had two sessions of hypnotherapy with Helen but already I’m seeing changes in my behaviour and life patterns.  Day to day life does not feel so exhausting and I feel more relaxed in the things I do.  The sessions were very simple, easy to attend and relaxing.

Helen has helped me undertake an amazing journey of self-discovery.  During this journey I have learnt more and more about myself as Helen has helped me peel away the layers to allow me to really see myself clearly for the first time.  Helen has patiently but firmly guided me and by not allowing me to dodge the hard questions has made me at last be honest with myself.