What is naturopathy?
Our Brisbane naturopath team work together to address the most complex, and chronic health issues for our clients. Our holistic, natural approach focuses on preventative care using modern science and proven natural solutions. We look after the whole of you, guiding you through your wellness journey and helping you take your health back into your own hands using natural medicine.
A naturopath approach suits people who want to explore their whole health and correct imbalances that are causing their ill health to occur in the first place. Our naturopaths offer complete health care - they have extensive experience and have helped thousands of people improve their health and ultimately, live a better life.
A health condition - and its symptoms - is often looked at in isolation, even chronic health conditions. This is the model of our traditional healthcare system worldwide. Through our natural health clinic, we have a different approach - we offer patient-centred care and spend a lot of time in your first consultation looking at the root cause of your health concerns. In doing this, our highly knowledgeable and highly qualified naturopath team can look at what has happened in your life as to why you are at the place you are. We will look at your social and emotional health as well as your general health and well being. Think of it as unbelievably supportive 'health Care' not just healthcare.
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What can you expect by coming to our Brisbane natural health clinic?
We work by improving your entire health and use naturopathic medicine to help the whole of you to heal - your body, mind and spirit. After seeing one of our caring naturopath team you will quickly notice changes in your digestive health, energy, sleep, gut symptoms and moods. After a while, you will also notice changes in your hormones and any immune issues you have.
Naturopathy has the benefit of treating the whole body - so it can benefit multiple systems in your body. We specialise in food intolerance testing, mood disorders, and autoimmune disease and can help you lose weight using our natural health approach.
Our natural health approach isn't for everyone - but by better understanding your health needs and the underlying cause of your health concerns, you can start to make shifts to help yourself for years to come. Our core focus is on your health and wellbeing.
If you're ready to make a shift in your health and your life, our experienced naturopath Brisbane specialists are here to help. The best way to work with our natural health practitioners is through an in-depth 90-minute Discovery and Diagnosis session. This first consultation will go into a lot of detail about your health and where you've come from. We will also discuss any past blood tests or other tests you've had for the health issues you are worried about. You'll walk away knowing where your health is at right now, what initial changes you need to make and with an initial prescription to get you started.
As part of your Discovery & Diagnosis fee, you'll receive a 15min Pre-Appointment Discovery Call with a qualified Shift naturopath. In this call, we will ask a few questions to ensure that you have what you need to get the most out of this appointment and can answer any questions that you may have.
Our Brisbane Naturopathy Clinic
What makes us different from other Brisbane naturopath clinics?
We are not a quick-fix, one appointment natural health clinic. Healing takes time and we want to take time with you to help you heal. That's why our natural health clinic is a unique membership-based clinic (the only one in Australia) that treats the whole of you over a number of weeks or months - not one symptom at a time, one medication at a time.
Whether you have health goals, a specific health concern or health problems that you are struggling with - we are the natural health clinic for you. We will look at your individual health journey, nutrition and any nutritional supplements you might be taking, your stress, gut health, hormone health and mental health. Our health team across our naturopaths, acupuncture, remedial massage and emotional wellness (including hypnotherapy, holographic kinetics and kinesiology) work together using their incredible amount of knowledge to discuss your background and make your own health our top priority.
Yes, natural medicine includes herbal medicine. This natural health approach is very different from the vitamins or medications you receive from your doctor or pharmacist. Our Brisbane naturopaths offer complete care and will give you a range of treatment options to suit your life - it could be helping you to improve your nutrition, mental health, your body awareness or another aspect of your life.
An initial appointment (our Discovery and Diagnosis session) with a Shift naturopath is $260 and is 90-minutes long. In this appointment, you'll gain some incredible insights into your current state of health, which key areas you need to work on and what you need to do to begin shifting your health. Our wellness clinic is patient-centred and takes a holistic approach. We will focus on the root cause of your health conditions or the health issue you want to focus on.
The first consultation for natural fertility support is $290, are 120-minutes long and includes both partners at the appointment.
After your Discovery and Diagnosis session, you'll get an initial prescription from your health practitioner which will show you what you need to take and what dietary changes you need to make right now. We have an onsite dispensary and health food shop so that you can take home what you need straightaway.
Call us on 07 3367 0337 and our wellness clinic client care team will ask you a couple of questions and guide you with your booking.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time. This will ensure you are relaxed and ready for your appointment.
Prior to your appointment, you will receive some communication from us including a pre-appointment questionnaire about your health. To maximise the time you have with your naturopath, please make sure you complete this questionnaire prior to your first appointment. We will review your own health history, life changes and health conditions before we see you and come armed with questions to help you achieve optimal health!
As part of your Discovery and Diagnosis fee, you'll receive a 15min Pre-Appointment Discovery Call with a qualified Shift naturopath. In this call, we will ask a few questions to ensure that you have what you need to get the most out of this appointment and can answer any questions that you may have.
On your first visit, your naturopath will take a journey through your full health history to look for the cause of your problems. By treating the cause of your health conditions you will get deep and long-lasting results – leaving you feeling better in the long run. This holistic approach is in-depth and takes time, but focussing on your well being and the underlying cause of your health concern should be a top priority for you.
At your initial appointment, we will explain our health and wellness membership packages and talk you through your options for ongoing treatment. Most people invest an average of $49-$89 a week in the early stages of treatment on our Shift Heal Membership - which can include access to our other services (acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy, kinesiology etc) as well as our online Membership Hub with hundreds and videos and resources from Katherine and our private Shift Members Facebook Group.
Our Brisbane Naturopaths
Naturopathy is at the heart of our Brisbane naturopath clinic. We have four amazing practitioners in our Milton clinic that work collaboratively together to achieve amazing results for our clients. Brisbane naturopath, host of The Shift and author Katherine Maslen is our founder, principal naturopath and business owner - she is one of the most renowned naturopaths in Brisbane - and she works alongside Vanessa Cobern. Our naturopaths have a minimum qualification level of a four-year Bachelor degree and a wealth of experience in helping people with complex complaints, so you'll be well taken care of. Combined, our naturopathic care team have over 20 years of experience!
What we treat
If you genuinely wanted to improve your health, you can see a Brisbane naturopath for treatment for nearly any health issue, including:
immune system support
menstrual cycle concerns
sleep problems and more.
We also have an extremely knowledgeable clinical nutritionist on our team that offers clinical nutrition advice and detoxification programs to support a range of health concerns. She can look at your nutrient deficiencies and food intolerances and create a tailored meal plan that is easy to make.
Our particular specialties are:
Menopause and perimenopause
Our team of naturopaths have a lot of experience and there isn't much they haven't come across. You don't need to have a specific diagnosis to see one of our practitioners - they are treating you, not your disease. This is what makes naturopathy so effective; the individualisation of each person's treatment helps target what is really going on in your health, and in your life.
If you're ready to see a qualified naturopath, the first step is to book an initial in-depth 90-minute Discovery and Diagnosis initial consultation. You can learn more about this session here. You can either call us on 07 3367 0337 or use the booking form on this site to book your first appointment.
We prescribe and dispense only the highest quality natural medicines available so that we get great results, every time.
How naturopathy works
Your health care treatment plan will be made based on your individual needs – no two people are the same! This means that the herbal medicine and natural therapies you receive is targeted to your exact issue, allowing changes to be made much faster. Most patients report a significant change in at least some of their symptoms within the first two weeks of treatment. Wouldn't that be amazing for you too!
Our naturopath experts also use modern medicine tests including iridology (the study of the iris of the eye), and tongue and nail analysis to get a better picture of your complete health. Blood tests and other testing are also useful – so please bring in copies of recent tests or reports if you have them. Your naturopath - be it Katherine or Vanessa - may order further testing depending on your individual case – this can include functional pathology or conventional blood testing.
After your visit
After your initial appointment, our 90-minute Discovery and Diagnosis session, you might feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of information you've learnt about yourself and your body. And that's ok - it is completely normal! We have hundreds of resources we can offer on almost any health condition that you can take home - or receive by email - to read after your appointment.
We will also give you a script and information on what you need to do next - with your diet, body and mind - in order to make a shift. Then we'll book your following appointments and, because feedback is SO important to us, ask for your initial feedback on your experience with our clinic.
Feedback and reviews
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Both homeopathy and naturopathy believe in preventative care, but the stem of their philosophies are in different foundations. Homeopathy is solely focused on the use of remedies and is often used in naturopathy. Naturopathic medicine however uses a wide range of natural healing modalities to improve a person’s health. Think of it as “tools in the toolbox” – as well as botanicals, nutritional therapy and lifestyle counselling, homeopathy is just one of these tools.
At your first appointment, you will get an initial prescription which will show you what you need to take and what dietary changes you need to make right now.
Currently in Australia naturopathy is not covered by health insurance. We are hoping this will change over time so please keep checking back with us.
You can have your initial appointment without becoming a member of the clinic, this is still highly valuable and you’ll get some key insights to make some initial shifts.
Yes, using a naturopathic approach – a holistic look at your health – can help improve your feelings of anxiety. We offer a number of other services as part of our memberships – including acupuncture, Tui Na massage and emotional wellness (including hypnotherapy, holographic kinetics and kinesiology).
You will often find that when you see one of our emotional wellness experts as well as seeing your naturopath, the diet and lifestyle changes you are making become so much easier without the emotional trauma, triggers and baggage you have been carrying.
Yes, naturopathy is a valuable part of a weight loss plan because it helps to address the underlying issues that can contribute to weight gain – like thyroid disease, insulin resistance, inflammation and hormonal imbalance. Our naturopaths can also give you a diet that is right for you and help to motivate and inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s not a magic solution though, weight loss takes an integrated approach with you in the centre.
You will often find that when you see one of our emotional wellness experts (including hypnotherapy, holographic kinetics and kinesiology) as well as seeing your naturopath, the diet and nutritional changes you are making become so much easier without the emotional trauma, triggers and baggage you have been carrying.
People who do our 8-week specific Shift Weight Loss Program combining naturopathy and hypnotherapy often have amazing, life-lasting results.
An initial appointment, our Discovery and Diagnosis session, with a Shift at Brisbane Natural Health naturopath, is $260 and is 90-minutes long. In the appointment, you’ll gain insights into your current state of health, which key areas you need to work on and what you need to do to begin your shift.
Initial appointments for fertility support are $290, are 120-minutes long and include both partners.
After your appointment, you will get an initial prescription which will show you what you need to take and what dietary changes you need to make right now.
Our Shift at Brisbane Natural Health clinic offers the only membership-based natural health service in Australia. Yes, you will be part of something special!
Naturopathy memberships are tailored to what you need but can start from as little as $89 per week in the acute phase of your treatment, and be as little as $29 per week once your condition is stabilised. After your initial assessment and diagnostic session, your naturopath will map out your wellness journey and discuss your options as well as the costs involved.
You can have your initial appointment without becoming a member of the clinic, this is still highly valuable and you’ll get some key insights to make some initial shifts.
We also work collaboratively so you’ll get the insight of the minds of three naturopaths rather than one. Founding naturopath Katherine Maslen will have input on all complex cases as well.
Please bring any blood tests or other testing to your Discovery and Diagnosis session. Or, better still, please scan and email them to us beforehand so your naturopath can use these in your assessment. You can obtain these by calling your doctor’s office (or allied health practitioner) and requesting copies via email.
Yes of course. The initial consultation, our Discovery and Diagnosis session, will provide you with a great amount of value and insight on its own. Our clients report feeling more at ease and informed about their health when they leave. You’ll get advice to begin to shift your health, which will help you whether you decide to continue the journey and become a Shift clinic member or not.
We frequently see children and adolescents for health conditions like eczema, acne, asthma, digestive issues and stress and fatigue.
Our naturopaths are all highly qualified and have training in pharmacology. We are hyper-aware of any herb-drug or nutrient-drug interactions that may occur and will only prescribe you natural medicines which complement your allopathic treatment, not hinder it.
We have four excellent naturopaths that are experienced in a wide range of conditions. When you call us on 07 3367 0337 we will ask you what you need help with specifically so we can match you with the naturopath who can help you the most. You can also read more about our practitioner’s backgrounds here.
Our team of experts work closely together, so you will get insight into the minds of four naturopaths rather than one. Our founding naturopath Katherine Maslen will have input on all complex cases as well.
Yes! Our naturopaths see lots of patients virtually, in particular from regional and remote areas like Rockhampton, Gladstone, Roma and Mt Isa. We currently have patients in Bangladesh, New York, Cambodia and Vanuatu.
Virtual appointments are done via video chat (no accounts or software needed) or over the phone. Medicines can then be shipped to you. Give us a call on 07 3367 0337 to discuss booking a virtual appointment.
Kids respond incredibly well to naturopathy. All of our naturopaths are trained in treating children with naturopathy, as well as mothers themselves, so they know the unique challenges that kids are faced with when it comes to their health.
We frequently see children and adolescents for health conditions like eczema, acne, asthma, digestive issues and stress and fatigue. Give our team a call on 07 3367 0337 to discuss booking an appointment for your child.
Children and adolescents are not required to have a membership to see any practitioner at Shift at Brisbane Natural Health, including our naturopaths. This is because they often respond very quickly, don’t need as many appointments and their care is often less intensive than the care of adults.
Once we have all of the information that we need from you, our naturopaths will prescribe you a specific treatment protocol to help your body to heal. We use high-quality practitioner strength brands that pass our stringent quality assurance tests.
We have over 150 liquid herbal medicines and 300 supplements in the clinic, so we can use the exact thing that is needed for your current condition.
Our founder and principal naturopath Katherine Maslen was interviewed by Student Edge about what naturopathy is about.
Watch the video to learn about her naturopathic journey including what it was like writing her first book Get Well Stay Well.