Naturopathy

Contagious Enthusiasm offers two highly experienced naturopaths who share a common philosophy that combines a holisticab-352x170_860619906054666f11824c6d6a0bb96b approach with biochemistry and evidence-based natural medicine to correct health imbalances.

Naturopathy can help with many conditions:

  • Allergic conditions : hayfever, asthma, eczema
  • Musculoskeletal health : headaches, migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia
  • Respiratory tract health : asthma, tonsilitis, sinusitis
  • Cardiovascular health: hypertension, high cholesterol
  • Endocrine system health: diabetes management, weight issues, thyroid conditions
  • Children’s health: immune deficiency, ear infections, respiratory tract infections, anxiety
  • Skin conditions : eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea
  • Female reproductive health : endometriosis, PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, period pain, menopausal symptoms, fertility issues

 

 

Meet your Naturopaths

 

Susan Hunter - BhSc BA/ Clinical Naturopath

I am a clinical naturopath that is driven by one goal – helping my clients be as healthy as possible. I get results by tackling the underlying causes of health conditions. Some cases are straight forward while others are very complex, but in every situation I am rigorous in my application of susan ceevidence-based treatments. I work with each client to develop a unique care plan which takes into account their circumstances and the particulars of their case. When I’m not at work I’m a busy mum who balances a passion for natural medicine with two demanding young children, a husband and a household. With a hectic life of my own, I understand the value and importance of keeping naturopathic advice as practical and accessible as possible.

My special interest areas are:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders. Including non-responsive irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac disease, fructose and lactose malabsorption, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Food allergies and chemical sensitivities
  • Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, children’s behavioural disorders
  • Methylation imbalances (MTHFR defects)
  • Chronic tiredness and fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Chronic illness

I strive to educate each client by explaining all aspects of treatment, offering a complete picture of the underlying causes of your imbalance. Clients get options, where possible, for treatment, which I strive to fit into budget and lifestyle. Each and every client is treated as an individual, by taking into consideration their signs and symptoms along with general and/or functional pathology test results, a tailored plan with realistic health goals is prepared and implemented.

Susan is available: Monday-Wednesday at our Hampton Clinic

 

 

Gabriella Nelson – Bachelor Health Science, Naturopathy

Gabriella Nelson, founder of Herbaceous, practicing in the bayside suburbs of Hampton and Parkdale, in Melbourne.gabriellaweb

Herbaceous began in 2009 with a clear vision of helping people to enhance their health and vitality, and to become more connected to the natural world. Herbaceous is a labour of love, and Gabriella has truly enjoyed growing it into the wonderful business it is today.

Gabriella is very passionate about her craft, and believes in a practical and down to earth approach to helping people achieve the best possible health outcomes. She draws upon the ancient wisdom of herbalism, and strongly encourages her patients to become aware of the importance of food as medicine. Gabriella also believes in the importance of a modern scientific, evidence based approach to treatment.

Gabriella works in conjunction with other health professionals such as allied health practitioners, GPs and specialists and also teaches meditation for people of all ages.

Gabriella has a special interest in helping people to manage the following health concerns:

  • Nervous system health : anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, low energy, stress
  • Digestive health: IBS, constipation, bloating and indigestion, food intolerances and allergies

Gabriella is available: Tuesday at our Parkdale Clinic & Thursday/Saturday at our Hampton Clinic

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Apothecary Drop in sessions

One of our Naturopaths Gabriella offers these free drop in sessions provide the opportunity for you to have a brief chat to a highly experienced and qualified Naturopath and Herbalist about your health concerns. All remedies are of high quality and are practitioner only which means they can only be dispensed by a qualified Naturopath or Herbalist.

Please note for more complex health conditions a comprehensive consultation may be required.

Time: 12pm to 1pm
Every Thursday (Hampton)
No booking required

Available

All appointments and enquires to be made during reception hours

Monday – Friday : 9:15am – 3:15pm

Saturday : 9:15am – 1:15pm

 

Pricing

Susan Hunter Fee Schedule

Initial consultation* (60-90minutes depending on your case, please see below) : $260

Extended return visit (60minutes) : $195

Return visit (30minutes) : $130

Private health rebates available for onsite consultations.

Skype and Phone consultations are available. No private health rebates apply for skype consultations.

 

Please note bookings with Susan will need to be made via phone or email during our reception hours.

Due to high demand no online bookings can be made at this stage

 

Gabriella Nelson Fee Schedule

Initial consultation* (75 minutes) : $165

Extended return visit (45 minutes) : $90

Return visit (30minutes) : $60

Private health rebates available for onsite consultations.

Phone consultations are available.

Please note bookings with Gabriella will need to be made via phone or email during our reception hours.

Due to high demand no online bookings can be made at this stage

 

*NEW CLIENTS*

Please allow yourself 8-10 minutes when calling reception whilst booking your first appointment. We do require a good amount of information to take your booking and the process each naturopath takes for you.

New patient information with Susan:

When making your initial consultation with Susan we will ask you for:

  • Your full name
  • Contact number
  • Contact Email
  • DOB

Once this information is taken and an appointment is created for you, you will shortly receive an email inviting you to log into a client portal and a Welcome letter from Susan. Please take the time to fill in the intake form and questionnaire at least 48 hours prior to your consultation to allow us more time to take a look at your history and plan your treatment. If you have had any pathology tests of a recent nature (last years only) please bring them to your initial consultation or upload them to the client portal in the Documents section.

New patient information with Gabriella:

When making your initial consultation with Gabriella we will ask you for:

  • Your full name
  • Contact number
  • Contact Email
  • DOB

Once this information is taken and an appointment is created for you, you will shortly receive an email from Gabriella with an intake form attached. Please take the time to fill in the intake form and questionnaire at least 48 hours prior to your consultation to allow us more time to take a look at your history and plan your treatment.

 

Contact Me

Susan Hunter & Gabriella Nelson

Contagious Enthusiasm & Wellness Centre

362 Hampton Street Hampton Victoria 3188

TEL: 03 9502 0650

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