How is natural medicine different?

The human body is remarkably designed.   It has the ability to heal and rebalance itself if given the proper tools and environment.  Naturopaths seek to help the body to heal itself, by identifying imbalances and barriers to healing, and correcting these using natural, low side-effect treatments like dietary modification, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine.  Unlike some other forms of medicine, the goal of naturopathy is to identify and treat the cause of the health problem, rather than just ameliorating the presenting symptoms, and to make changes that enable a true restoration of health that improves quality of life.  

Private Health Provider Status

'Thanks' to the federal government's private health insurance reforms, from April 1, health funds are no longer able to provide cover for a range of natural therapies, including naturopathy.  This decision is undergoing a review, but for the time being, naturopathy is not covered. 

Thankfully, I also have separate qualifications in nutrition, and this is a service that some health funds will provide cover for.  Check your policy with your fund, but you may be able to get cover through HBF, Medibank Private, AHM, NIB and a few other minor funds.  



Update: Return to work plans
31st January 2022

I have been on maternity leave since mid August, but with school going back for the year, and little Ezra hitting 5 months old, I'm looking forward to getting back into the clinic.  And I will be taking on an extra day per week from now on to adapt to my growing base of wonderful clients. 


I will be taking appointments again from Wednesday 16th February and then every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday thereafter.  I am accepting advanced  bookings now, so please get in touch!  

Introducing Ezra Leaney, and maternity leave plans
17th September 2021

I am excited to share the news that at 2am on the 12th of September, little Ezra Leaney joined our family.  The birth was healthy and without complications, and both he and I are well.  

As a result of our new addition, I am currently on maternity leave, and not taking consultations.  I am still happy to maintain supply of supplements to existing clients.  If you need help with your health while I am away, I recommend you contact Malia Denny (  Like me, she uses a Vega machine as part of her assessment process, and will be able to pick up and look after your case while I am away.  Although I am not yet willing to commit myself to a specific 'return to work' date at this stage, I hope to be back to taking patients early in 2022.