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Dr. Rene Fontyne

Integrated Natural Medicine

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Dr. Rene Fontyne (CM, ND, HD, MH, RT)  Let Nature Heal You: Find out how medicines made from plants have been effective remedies for thousands of years

Herbal Medicine Treatments

Servicing area

Templestowe, Doncaster East, Mitchem, Donvale, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Bulleen, Eltham, Warrandyte

Focus areas

Arthritis Cancer management Eczema Gastrointestinal disorders Infertility Lactation

When Did People Start Using Herbal Medicine?

As the name suggests, herbal medicine uses plants (seeds, fruits, roots, leaves, bark, and/or flowers) for medicinal purposes. It is also known as botanical medicine or phytomedicine. For thousands of years, herbalism has been used as the primary or alternative form of medicine for different civilizations around the world. 

It is believed that way before recorded history plants have been used for medicinal purposes. The earliest recorded use of plants as medicine goes as far back as 3000 B.C. in ancient Egyptian and Chinese historical texts. 

Traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine were developed around the use of herbal therapies. Likewise, herbs were used in the healing rituals of indigenous cultures such as African and Native American.

What is more amazing is that scientific research has found that similar plants have been used by different cultures for the same purposes.

Herbal Medicine In Our Current Era

Now, with the advent of technological advances in clinical research and analysis as well as manufacturing and quality control, there is far greater value placed on the strength of herbal medicine in the treatment and prevention of disease.

For the past 30 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of herbal supplements. A wide variety of different forms like dried herbs, capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts (its most and easiest absorbed from as well as cost effective) are being used more commonly.

What Can You Expect?

With liquid extracts being our preferred form of herbal medicine, we provide the highest quality medicines sourced from the top manufacturers here in Australia and across the world.

We ensure that the raw materials for herbal medicines are free from radiation, toxins, and heavy metals. Therefore, all our products are safe and effective.  

Also, different herbs may be combined to produce more effective medicine and decrease the chances of side effects. 

Various different conditions from chronic to acute, from degenerative to pain to systemic conditions can be treated by the herbal medicines that we make. We utilise both western and eastern (Chinese and Ayurvedic) herbal medicine extracts create our products.

Request your booking now so you can start using the healing powers of herbal medicine.


7 Services

Dr. Rene Fontyne TCM, ND, HD, MH, RT

$65 Per session

Naturopathy Acupuncture (Special painless or low pain technique) Laser Acupuncture (Quality German Made) Laser Therapy/Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT)/ Pain Therapy Physiolaser incl. Superpulse, Cluster and Sublingual Laser Laser Photomedici

Dr. Rene Fontyne TCM, ND, HD, MH, RT

$65 Per session

Bio Resonance Therapy


  • Bachelor's In Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture)
  • Certificate In Homoeopathy
  • Certificate In Bowen System of Body Balancing
  • Certificate In Live Blood Microscopy
  • Certificate In Coagulated Blood Morphology
  • Certificate In Laser Therapy
  • Certificate In Vega Lecturer
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) Member
  • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) Member
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) - Registration Cmr0001725626
  • Diploma In Herbal Medicine

Professional Membership

  • ANTA - Australian Natural Therapists Association
  • AACMA - Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

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