Whitsunday Health Clinic celebrates 6th birthday.
Whitsunday Health Clinic is celebrating six happy and healthy years in the Whitsundays. Clinic director Rowena Kissun started as a one room operation, more as an experiment to see if the Whitsunday community would be open to a scientific approach to natural health. Six years later the clinic is busy providing health care services to over 150 patients a week in both the Cannonvale and Sydney clinics. There is a high demand for professional natural health services throughout Australia. Being generally an unregulated industry, particularly in regards to nutrition and herbal medicine, there are websites, multi level marketing schemes and Facebook advertising giving unqualified and often false advice to vulnerable people who are suffering ill health and are desperate for a cure.
The aim of all our highly qualified university graduates at Whitsunday Health Clinic is to bring about a cure or solution to the health problem so that simple diet and lifestyle can be the lifelong medicine, rather than multiple appointments and prescriptions for clinical supplements. Basically, we know we are doing our job if we can fix the problem quickly, so that you don’t need to come back! Our services assist in a number of health issues, including pain management, anxiety, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, fertility issues, sports injuries, skin problems and children’s health.
Rowena Kissun, Clinic Director and Clinical Naturopath is originally from Rylstone, NSW. Rowena believes that the combination of a happy mind, healthy blood and the right amount of motivation and effort can bring about huge changes to the biochemistry of our body. Rowena bases her consultations on in-house blood work and uses her own ‘recipes’ or blends of liquid herbal medicines to give each client their own specialised, individual treatment. “No two patients are the same”, states Ms Kissun. “I like to take the time to get to know my clients, their story and their understanding of health. My job is a combination of listening, blood testing, prescribing, and most importantly setting up goals and challenges for my patient so that they can be the best version of themselves. We confidentially talk about everything in my office, this along with the warm and family-like feeling we have within the clinic makes me feel like my work at the clinic can bring not only cure, but permanent change to the way we look after our body.” Joanna Addy is the clinic’s highly qualified Osteopath, originally from the UK. Her treatments assist both adults, children and even newborns. Having studied a variety of techniques including rehab and visceral techniques, Joanna treats many different types of pain including migraines, posture issues, back pain form injury or stress, problems with the feet, digestive troubles and breathing problems. Joanna is an incredibly popular practitioner at our clinic as people find her specialised skills along with her attention to detail, witty humour and healing hands different to anything they have experienced with other practitioners of Osteopathy.
Francesca D’Cruz, our Acupuncturist at Whitsunday Health Clinic is originally from Melbourne, Victoria. The staff at the clinic often enjoy the reactions from clients who have finished a treatment with Fran, feeling relaxed, healthy and calm. Eighteen years of professional practice has enabled her to combine both Eastern and Western methods in the USA, Melbourne and now Cannonvale, Queensland. Fran has worked alongside GP’s, Detox Wellness Consultants, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Massage therapists, and Naturopaths. Her treatments leave you feeling truly amazing.
Jo Nightingale has a passionate interest in children's behaviour. Originally from Adelaide, Jo studied her Masters in Special Education 17 years ago and in this time has gained much experience working with children within the Autism Spectrum Range and children with challenging behaviours. Jo aims to teach the parents how to better manage day to day situations with their children, using behavioural science and psychology. This deep understanding of the mind also allows Jo to work with teens and adults. Her vast training in Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Past Life Regression, Astrology, Numerology and Spiritual Counselling as well as current studies in Ayurveda have given Jo the opportunity to combine the science and theory of western treatments, with the practical applications of eastern medicine, giving the client a spiritual twist.
The clinic family
Rowena consults from her Mackay office once a month
After one week of running the free clinic post cyclone the group celebrates
Osteopath Joanna and Acupuncturist Fran with the clinic mascot Fernando Bones
Rowena conducts dental group tours to Thailand for clients, pictured here with Dr Siriwan and Dr Amouy
Whitsunday Health Clinic Director and Clinical Naturopath Rowena Kissun