Nicky Gonis Naturopath
Member since 2014

Nicky Gonis Naturopath

Nicky Gonis

Riverview Chiropractic
179 Murray St
Gawler SA 5118

Nicky Gonis Naturopath


Passionate in healing digestive complaints such as IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Bloating, Reflux, Candida and Parasitic Infections.

Treating Sleep Disturbances, Fatty Liver, PMS, Hormonal Disturbances, Preconception Care, Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis), Thyroid Conditions (Hashimoto's Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism), Autoimmune Conditions (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes), Fibromyalgia, Nutritional Deficiencies and Immune Dysfunction.

Treating Children's Health such as immune dysfunction, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive complaints, colic and much more.

Assisting in Metagenics Detox Programs.

Nicky Gonis Naturopath

I believe that any condition can benefit from Naturopathic Therapies. I understand that health concerns can arise from any aspect of your life, physical, mental/emotional and spiritual and I approach every patient with that in mind. Stress reduction, herbal medicine and nutrition are areas where I like to focus on and I have a special interest in digestive concerns, adrenal health, anxiety, fatigue and treating the immutity, whether it's by addressing low immune function or chronic conditions which have arisen from past exposure to viruses or bacteria.

My goal is to provide wellness and preventative health care using a comprehensive natural approach. I strive to educate patients on the fundamentals of health, assist them in getting to the root of their problems and guide them on their journey to optimal physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Only then, I believe is when true healing can be achieved.

My background in working in many areas of the health industry helps me to create individualized therapeutic plans custom tailored to each patient.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the use of plants (herbs) to treat disease and enhance wellbeing. Herbal medicine is used to treat a range of disorders including anxiety, arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, migraines, digestive complaints and skin problems such as eczema and other disorders. Herbs can act on the body powerfully and quickly. When mixing up Herbal Tinctures, I ensure each patient receives a tailor made mix specifically for their condition and presenting complaints. I have a strong passion for herbal medicine.

Ear Candling

Ear Candling is a way of ear cleaning and is especially useful if you suffer from conditions such as blocked sinuses, sore throats, earaches, headaches, swimmers ear or tinnitus. A hollow ear candle especially made for candling is placed in the ear, the other end is lit, activating the bodies' naturally cleansing mechanisms, helping to expel any wax, yeasts and fungi. Recommendations on treatment and diet and lifestyle tips will be given at the end of the treatment and follow up appointments recommended, depending on the severity of the condition.

Australian Bush Flower Essences

I regularly use Australian Bush Flower Essences to treat emotional well-being on many levels. Flower Remedies have been used by many cultures for thousands of years, the Australian Bush Flower Essences meet the great need for remedies that help people address the issues of the 21st century - sexuality, communication skills and spirituality to name but a few. They are gentle and safe to use in pregnancy, with medications, for children, babies and the elderly.

Bio Compatible Hair Testing for Food Intolerances

The foundation of physical, mental and emotional health is an optimally working digestive system. Without healthy digestion, the function of other systems in the body will be compromised, leading to an array of health problems.

Underlying food intolerances may be the cause of health issues such as headaches, migraines, various skin conditions, bloating, abdominal pains, constipation or diarrhea, sinus congestion and fluid retention.

Salivary Hormone Testing

Hormonal imbalance symptoms may include sleep and mood disorders, weight gain, headaches, skin conditions, irregular and painful menstruation and fertility problems, just to name a few. An accurate way to detect the underlying cause is through a Salivary Hormone Test.

It is an accurate and comprehensive way of testing hormones because it measures the free and active hormone levels. Blood hormone tests are not as accurate to detect hormonal imbalances.

Thyroid Testing

An underactive or overactive thyroid can cause issues with your moods, energy, skin, weight, hair and nails, digestion, cold tolerance and fertility. A blood test for the whole thyroid panel is extremely important to gain a full understanding of your thyroid picture and health. TSH, T3, T4, RT3 as well as Thyroid antibodies are among those tested in a Complete Thyroid Profile Panel.

Heavy Metal Testing

A heavy metals test may be ordered if I suspect that that you have been acutely or chronically exposed to one or more heavy metals. Signs and symptoms of heavy metal exposure will vary in nature and intensity depending on the type and quantity of metal involved; early symptoms of poisoning can be missed because they are often non-specific. Excessive exposure and damage to several different organs can occur even if a person has no, few, or nonspecific symptoms. Some signs and symptoms of metal poisoning may include:

* Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
* Headaches and Migraines
* Nervous system symptoms such as numbness, tingling of hands and
* Anemia
* Kidney damage
* Liver damage
* Memory loss
* Changes in behaviour
* Recurrent miscarriages in pregnant women

I would monitor excessive metal concentrations in those who work with various heavy metals. Such occupations include construction work, mining and painters. Testing is also conducted to monitor the effectiveness of chelation therapy, a treatment to rid the body of high amounts of a heavy metal.

Some of the metals that are more commonly tested include:


Use only TGA approved Herbal Extracts and Supplements

Medications and Natural Therapies

During the first consultation, your current medications will be reviewed and when supplements/herbal extracts are prescribed, I will thoroughly check any interactions and contra-indications. If necessary, I will write a letter to your GP/Specialist and explain what I have prescribed and the reason and if I recommend further testing to monitor conditions. I believe it is important to work in synergy with other practitioners for the best possible outcomes to your health goals and to minimize side effects and maximize results.

What To Expect During Your Initial Consultation

Before your initial consultation, you will fill out a health history, consent forms and your desired health outcomes will be discussed during the consultation. Please bring in any recent blood tests to assist my treatment.
During your first Naturopathic consultation, medications will be reviewed and various in-clinic testing may be used to provide important information about you and your health. These tests provide us with a solid understanding of your health status and can be retested during and after treatments to see how much has changed.
These may include several/all of the following:

  • Zinc and Iodine Testing
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • PH Urine Testing (Acid/Alkaline)
  • Body Signs (Hair, nails, skin and tongue)

    During this consultation, some additional testing may still need to be performed to gain a deeper understanding of the state of your health. These are usually pathology lab testing and include food intolerance testing, salivary hormone test, comprehensive stool analysis, MTHFR Gene mutation test, baseline adrenal hormone test, 3 day parasitology, intestinal permeability, food sensitivity profiles and toxic metals in the urine and blood (as details above). These tests are at an additional cost and the need for them will be discussed during your consultation.

    This initial consultation usually takes around 60 minutes and is comprehensive and thorough in order to make the most of your time. This means I can get to the cause of your problem faster and more effectively with less cost to you and follow up visits.

    At the end of your first visit, you will be presented with:
    * A comprehensive treatment plan
    * Dietary and lifestyle advice
    * Relevant hand outs and diet sheets.

    Any supplements/Herbal Medicines will be prescribed during your initial visit and explained thoroughly. We will discuss any of your concerns and your questions will be answered during this time.

    What Happens Next?

    Depending on your complaints, you will return 2-4 weeks later for a follow up consultation which will last 30 minutes.

    The number of follow-up consultations and time between each consult required will vary according to the individualís health goals and status. I will be sure to discuss this with you in detail during your sessions. No two people are the same and I make sure your treatment is tailored specifically for you. Each person's healing journey will take a different amount of time depending on many factors, health status and compliance.

    Consultation Fees and Testing Offered

  • Initial Consultation - 90 minutes - $120
  • Subsequent Visit - 30 minutes - $60
    Long Subsequent Visit - 45 minutes - $75
  • Ear Candling - 60 minutes - $60
  • Biochemical Hair Testing and Report - $227
  • Heavy Metal Testing - Price to be discussed
  • Functional Laboratory Testing - Price to be discussed

    Concessions Card Holders, Students, Senior Citizens and Under 18's will receive 10% off of consultations (excludes supplements and herbal medicine).

    Hours Of Operation

    Hours may vary, please ring Riverview Chiropractic or contact me directly for further information.

    8am - 12pm

    9am - 12pm

    So if you're sick of getting told there's nothing you can do, call me today for more information or to book your first consultation!

    Supplements and Herbal Medicines are at an additional cost and are not covered by Private Health.


  • Naturopathy
  • Naturopathic Nutrition
  • Western Herbal Medicine
  • Bush Flower Remedies
  • Heavy Metal Testing (Interclinical Laboratories)
  • Pathology Testing
  • Cert. Be Allergy Free Hair Testing
  • Iridology
  • Ear Candling
  • Zinc and Iodine Profiling
  • Blood Pressure Testing
  • Blood Sugar Testing
  • Qualification Details

  • Advanced Diploma Naturopathy
  • Advanced Diploma Naturopathic Nutrition
  • Advanced Diploma Western Herbal Medicine
  • ATMS Member 21805
  • Cert. Bush Flower Remedies
  • Cert. Heavy Metal Testing (Interclinical Laboratories)
  • Cert. Be Allergy Free Hair Testing
  • Ear Candling Practitioner
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (2017-2020)
  • Pathology Testing (at extra charge)
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