Medical Herbalist & Naturopathic Nutrition

As more and more people seek out a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing, the Fraser Coast is fortunate that Katie Selves, a Medical Herbalist has decided to call our region her home.

Orthodox medicine as provided by our doctors and hospitals are wonderful for acute and life saving situations, but in more chronic conditions an alternative or complementary approach to improving or maintaining health can be very beneficial.

A member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Katie Selves graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Herbal Medicine.

Herbal Medicine is a holistic approach that uses the whole plant to treat the whole person that is it is not only the physical symptoms that are considered during a consultation but also emotional, psychological, nutritional and lifestyle factors.

Katie likes to encourage her clients to use a very natural approach to their health care if possible so first you will be encouraged to look at your diet to see if improvements or changes can be made to improve over all health and nutritional status. Clients often wonder why Supplements such as vitamins and mineral are required to, this is often due to the natural deficiency in nutrients in today’s food sources or it could be from poor digestion. If herbal medicines are indicated to bring the body into balance, Katie has a large dispensary of the best practitioner only organic, quality herbs at her finger tips, so she can mix you a herbal prescription specifically for you.

Herbs bring about balance and thereby encourage the bodies innate healing abilities. Herbal Medicine continues as the main source of medicine in undeveloped countries however, modern pharmaceutical drugs have flooded most advanced cultures the world over.

Most of the modern pharmaceutical drugs produced are based on isolated plant constituents, which are then synthetically reproduced to make many of the well-known medicines you see on supermarket and chemists shelves and more than likely you are taking some of these. Unfortunately, unwanted side effects can occur.

Because Herbal Medicine uses natural plant extracts of which many are organically grown, these make powerful and effective medicines that are free from harmful side effects.

Herbal Medicine can offer a safe and fresh approach to a wide range of conditions and health relates issues, such as :-

  • Arthritis
  • Allergic conditions, Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever
  • Hormonal, Menstrual and Menopausal problems
  • Fatigue syndromes
  • Skin disorders such as Psoriasis
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Digestive, stomach and bowel issues, IBS, Leaky Gut
  • Cystitis and urinary dysfunction
  • Respiratory problems and bronchitis
  • Chronic infection and immune disorders
  • General pain

Herbal Medicine can help to improve most conditions. Book a consultation with Katie Selves and the reap the benefits of natural holistic approach to your health and wellbeing.

Call the Mind, Body & Spirit Centre on  Ph 0422 630 127.