Under the guidance and supervision of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Naturopaths observe these six principles to ensure the best health and healing for patients:
Naturopathy can be traced back to Ancient Greece and its philosophers. However, the naturopathy we know today can be linked back to 18th- and 19th-century “natural cures”, which involved the use of light, air, water, herbs, and food to achieve wellness.
Today, naturopathy in Melbourne is practised by licensed Doctors of Naturopathy, employing traditional herbal and nutritional methods in the pursuit of holistic wellness.
Juanita is the principal practitioner and clinical director. A highly qualified doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Naturopath, Juanita has undertaken extensive studies in both Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese medicine/Acupuncture. Juanita has completed further post-graduate studies in Japanese acupuncture, TCM obstetrics, fertility support, cosmetic acupuncture, bioimpedance cellular health testing and specialised comprehensive health status screening.
Specialties include: complex health conditions, hormonal health, fertility (men and women), IVF support, children’s health, digestive issues/allergies, and cosmetic acupuncture.
Sallie is a highly qualified Naturopath with a degree in Health Science. Sallie has experience in a variety of health conditions including hormonal complaints, digestive and immune conditions, mood and skin disorders and has undertaken further studies in corneotherapy and the gut microbiome. Sallie works holistically – ensuring your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of life are all considered. Working with nutrition, herbs, lifestyle and education, in conjunction with functional pathology testing, Sallie aims to empower you to take charge of your own health and wellbeing.
Special interests: Acne, eczema, digestive issues, support for mental health and wellbeing, irregular/painful periods, PCOS, allergies, children’s health and immune health.
Bri is a highly qualified Naturopath with a degree in Health Science and is a Naturopathic Diagnosis Kinesiology practitioner. Bri has an interest in treating in a variety of health conditions including immune conditions, Detox and weight control, mood and digestive disorders as well as balancing hormones. Bri is also undertaking further Masters studies in acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine this gives her a unique perspective when treating a wide variety of health conditions. Working with nutrition, herbs, lifestyle and education, Neuro Emotional Technique and energy balancing technique in conjunction with functional pathology testing, Bri has a gentle approach and is very passionate about helping people in their health journey.
Special interests: Detox, digestive issues, weight control, support for mental health and wellbeing, male and female reproductive and fertility concerns, emotional traumas and blockages, fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, allergies and immune health.
Finding quality naturopaths in Melbourne can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. The naturopathic team at Balance Complementary Medicine have years of experience and knowledge in the naturopathic medicine field. Our naturopaths work holistically with their patients, ensuring all aspects of their life are considered – physical, emotional, spiritual and social.
Naturopathic doctors work with other medical specialists to fine-tune the best non-invasive and natural ways to address health concerns. These can stem from factors like a patient’s diet, lifestyle, environment, stress levels, and relationships. Naturopathy can treat conditions such as:
Healing and recovery come from a thorough examination of the patient’s medical history and the use of traditional herbal treatments with the medical understanding of the body’s processes.
The naturopaths in Melbourne at Balance Complementary Medicine are led by the principal practitioner and clinical director Juanita Jolly. Juanita is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine specialising in complex health conditions, hormonal health, men and women’s fertility, IVF support, children’s health, digestive issues, allergies, and cosmetic acupuncture.
If you’ve never seen naturopaths for health concerns before, you may be wondering what happens during your first session, and how things happen after that. It may have been suggested to you to see naturopaths near you if you have not been getting answers from your regular practitioner or are continuing to not feel like yourself.
Your first session with a naturopathic doctor is a discovery session. They will ask you questions regarding your health concerns, obtain medical history surrounding this health concern and others, and ask you what you are looking to get out of the session with them.
For many people, they come in with one or two chronic health concerns and are simply looking for a different way to treat their issue. They want to feel alive again, and no longer need to deal with chronic pain or other symptoms. They are looking for a way to feel balanced and that’s where Balance Complementary Medicine steps in.
Does it sound like you could benefit from seeing naturopaths about your health concerns? Talk with our team to see what complementary medicine options we have that could suit you.
The first consultation is a discovery session for your naturopathy doctor. They will ask about your expectations and goals for naturopathic treatment, including specific health concerns you want to address.