We are so honoured to announce that we were the WINNERS in "Most Outstanding Specialised Business" 2012/13. Thank you to all the clients who nominated us! We are very appreciative and it makes us proud that you thought we were the best choice for your natural health care needs. We also boast that we are the only natural therapies clinic to have received a nomination in the St George area or Sutherland Shire! Thankyou! We look forward to your ongoing support and will continue to care for your wellbeing during 2013.
About our Clinic
The clinic’s staff are all highly experienced and fully qualified Naturopaths. We have been established since 1989 so can offer years of experience and expertise in treating most health concerns.
Tracie Acheson ND started the clinic in the late 1980s at a time when very little was known about natural therapies. Since then she has built the clinic into a highly respected naturopathic clinic that includes several highly experienced diploma and degree qualified therapists.
Through years of dedicated service to the people of Sydney, the staff at Sutherland Shire Naturopathic Clinic (SSNC) are proud to announce that Tracie and the clinic have been awarded the outstanding distinction of being one of the top five best Natural Therapy Clinics in Sydney by the Sydney Morning Herald “Good Weekend” Magazine. We are also honoured to be finalists in the 2011/12 St George and Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards and boast that we are the only natural therapies clinic to have received a nomination from anywhere in both districts.
Tracie and the clinic’s therapists have helped thousands of people GET WELL & STAY WELL. SSNC’s unique value proposition is that they have experienced practitioners with a wealth of knowledge in treating the health concerns of people and getting right to the core of the problem.
Alexandra has recently joined our Naturopathic team. Tracie hand picked our new team members to continue our tradition of offering the best quality naturopathic assistance for your wellbeing. Health fund rebates apply.
What is Naturopathy
Naturopathy is a form of natural healing which works to rebalance the body. With the busy lifestyle we lead, the poor quality food we often eat, the pollution we are always exposed to and the stress that is in our day–to-day lives, we often feel sluggish, unwell and less vital and energetic. Using many methods including diet, lifestyle counselling and natural remedies, a Naturopath will guide your body back to wellness. The outcome for you is a healthy energetic body and a positive, dynamic mind.
Our Naturopaths can also address more serious health concerns. We are trained to understand biochemistry and get to the cause of a health concern and bring you back to wellbeing and good health. Many serious disease symptoms can be alleviated and corrected using Naturopathy.
Whether you are suffering from a common cold or a more serious disease, our fully qualified Naturopathic staff can guide you back to wellbeing!
At Sutherland Shire Naturopathic Clinic we utilise a number of simple but highly accurate tests to guide us towards your body’s imbalances. Some tests are done in the clinic at a time suitable to you and some are required to be sent to specialised Pathology Labs. Here are the details of just a few of the tests available at the clinic.
Food Intolerances Test – Food Detective
Just a drop of blood from a finger can help us identify the IgG food intolerances that have made you feel unwell for years. Using a scientific pathology test that is 98 – 100% accurate we are able to identify 59 different food intolerences. By incorporating adjustments to your diet, removal or reduction of these aggravating foods, a soothing repair program to your digestive system, people are feeling energetic and brand new in no time. The clinic has helped many people go from constant tummy pain, constipation, diarrhoea and exhaustion to feeling comfy in their tummy and full of energy by simply making a few changes to their diet and putting them through a digestive repair program.
Blood Type Testing – Eat Right For Your Blood Type
Latest scientific research has shown that eating the foods that are compatible with your blood type can improve your healthy and vitality and reduce illness and disease. Many people don’t know what blood type they are. A simple drop of blood from the finger can show us what blood type you are and return you to wellness in no time.
Hair Mineral Analysis
With just a snippet of hair from your head, a laboratory can tell us about your mineral imbalances and many other details about your health and wellbeing.
A first morning urine sample put through a simple in-clinic test, can tell us how healthy your digestive system is. A healthy gut is far more important than just feeling comfortable in the tummy. If it is healthy, baby immune cells develop in our small intestine. Otherwise we may find ourselves with more serious illnesses, possibly of an “autoimmune” nature, due to our immune system being compromised. Our digestive system is the core of our body’s wellbeing. This simple test can show us the status of your digestive system so that we can help return you and your immune system back to optimum health!
Our body is always striving for a state of balance known as homeostasis. Stress and lifestyle often make our body too acidic, often throwing our system out of balance. Our body tries to correct this acidity by releasing calcium from the bones, placing it into circulation in an attempt to buffer the acidity. After years of acidity we may find ourselves developing Osteopaenia or Osteoporosis amongst other health concerns. Our naturopaths can guide you back to pH balance for your wellbeing to move you away from these and other debilitating conditions.
2-16 Oestrogen Metabolite Testing
With the increased incidence of breast cancer, this test is very important to those who have either a familial history of breast cancer, or are over 40 and at a higher risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. This test is conducted in a pathology laboratory and can identify how your body is processing your oestrogen, and whether you are heading towards an increased risk. Identifying the ratio between your 2 and 16 oestrogen metabolites can greatly reduce the risk of developing these illnesses. We have an excellent success rate in correcting your ratios towards safer levels.
Zinc is one of the most utilised minerals in the body. It is responsible for thousands of metabolic processes and is instrumental in the wellness of your body’s cells and immunity.
A simple in-clinic test can determine the status of your zinc levels, allowing us to return you to your ideal range. This ensures that your body and immune system are working optimally.
Other tests for your wellbeing are also available. The correct testing procedure can be ascertained and discussed with you at your next naturopathic consultation.
Planning for a new baby is an exciting time for any couple, but far too often we stumble upon difficulties falling pregnant.
With the busy, hustle and bustle lives that we lead, we often don’t look after the nutritional and stress management needs that our bodies require to remain vital and fertile. This often leads to hormonal imbalances for men and women and leads to infertility.
Research now shows the importance of good nutrition during the preconception period. Studies have shown that the majority of Australians don’t receive their Recommended Daily Intake for many important nutrients. Many of our lifestyle decisions deplete us of essential nutrients for conception. Just a few include:
- Oral contraceptive pill
- Chemical exposure
- Poor diet and/or digestion
- Soft drinks
- Refined foods
If you are thinking about having a baby now or in the future, it is not too early to start preparing for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. Many people have health concerns that reduce the likelihood of falling pregnant. It is important to clear all imbalances in the body before falling pregnant and make sure that your body is in good shape to have a baby.
With the help of Tracie our principal naturopath, you will receive dietary guidance, lifestyle improvements and appropriate supplements to increase your chances of conceiving. It is important to maintain the health of both parents to ensure a healthy baby throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Tracie Acheson ND has speciality qualifications in Natural Fertility Management and can address the requirements of the individual to ensure they regain their fertility and realise their dream of a wonderful healthy baby.
The ideal time to see Tracie is approximately 4-5 months prior to trying to conceive.
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As we get older many health concerns occur. These include arthritis, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. Our memories aren’t what they used to be and we generally can have a reduction in energy and wellbeing.
At the clinic our team of Naturopaths have researched these concerns and can offer you a program that can remedy much of your discomfort and in many cases prevent further discomfort. With a tune up from the clinic you will be returned to vitality and feel brand new!
All the clinic's therapists are fully accredited and highly qualified practitioners including Naturopathic Diploma's and Bachelor of Health Science qualifications