Whit­sun­day Health Clinic cel­e­brates 6th birth­day.

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

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

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