The Practice Wellbeing Centre offers a unique and holistic approach to health in Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Counselling and Nutrition under one roof. This is a student-led clinic offering the latest approach and techniques at affordable prices. All sessions are supervised by qualified and experienced practitioners.
To have a clinic which enables real client consultations (both in person and via telehealth) allows students to develop confidence, knowledge and find their own spark in consultation, which will truly resonate to the individual.
Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition)
Frequently asked questions
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health and well-being that is based on the principle that, given the right circumstances, the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic practitioners incorporate a blend of traditional knowledge and evidence based practice to help their clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
A range of management approaches including Western herbal & nutritional medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice are used. Some naturopaths also utilise energetic medicines such as Flower Essence Remedies and Homeopathy as part of their recommendations. Iridology is an assessment tool used by some practitioners to provide additional information to the practitioner on constitutional and other health parameters.
Western Herbal Medicine is a holistic approach to preventing and treating illness. Work towards optimal health with a tailored treatment plan based on the use of medicinal plants.
Western Herbal Medicine can assist with weight loss, sleep, stress, allergies and much more. The practitioner will complete a comprehensive health analysis and use herbal medicines and basic dietary advice as the main interventions used to restore health and wellbeing.
What is Nutrition?
Nutritional medicine is focused toward the prevention and management of a wide range of health conditions. Nutritional Medicine practitioners use a range of dietary and lifestyle modifications and nutritional supplementation therapy and body composition analysis.
Nutritional Medicine Practitioners draw upon the traditional and evidence-based understandings of utilising food as medicine, along with therapeutic nutritionals; to enable those seeking treatment to manage complex health conditions such as stress, fatigue, digestive disorders, as well as cardiovascular, hormonal and immune concerns.
Through comprehensive case taking and holistic analysis, our student practitioners are able to tailor dietary & nutritional prescriptions to best suit your individual health goals, incorporating nutritional recommendations and supplementation.
Directions and how easy it is to get to the clinic i.e via public transport/parking?
Pyrmont, Sydney - catch the light rail to the Convention Centre stop, or 10 min walk from Town Hall. The campus is a 20 minute walk or 15 min bus trip from Central Station. Ticketed parking close by.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a traditional naturopathic modality that uses highly diluted preparations of substances to stimulate the body’s healing response to disease.
Treating each client as an individual, the homeopath will ask in detail about the presenting complaint taking into account lifestyle, eating habits, mental health and medical history. The practitioner takes particular notice of the unique symptom picture of the client as this helps in determining the appropriate homeopathic prescription. Your prescription will be prescribed in low doses in either pillules or drop dose form. Homeopathy is used to treat acute and chronic conditions and is prescribed in conjunction with a full naturopathic consultation.
What is Iridology?
Iridology is a traditional naturopathic assessment technique that interprets iris signs to assess a person’s health and to recognise health problems. It does not detect specific diseases but can assist the practitioner to understand the client’s unique health profile.
An iridology practitioner uses an iridology torch to examine the eye. Some practitioners may take a photo of the eye via an iris camera. This allows the practitioner to closely examine the eye.
Iridology is not a treatment technique but by using it to assess a person’s health, the practitioner can refine the treatment regime to meet the health needs of the client. Iridology can also help clients to build an overall awareness of their health and wellbeing. Iridology is used in conjunction with a full naturopathic consultation.
What is BIA?
The Practice Student Clinic has Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) approved Body Composition Analysis equipment. This simple to use equipment, accurately measures body mass index, muscle mass, body fat, hydration levels and other important biomarkers. This testing is most commonly used for clients with a focus on weight loss or gain, obtaining peak physical performance, managing chronic disease risk and managing health proactively.
Body Composition analysis takes 15 minutes and is best used in conjunction with a full complementary medicine consultation where the practitioner can explain results and help you to achieve your health goals.
What is Beauty & Aesthetics?
There are a variety of treatments that our highly knowledgeable students offer in our Brisbane and Sydney clinics, supervised by an industry experienced practicing lecturer.
Our students are ready to showcase their skills and knowledge to our clients, looking after them and making sure they leave happy, relaxed, and feeling enriched by their treatment and experience. The treatments may include facials, waxing, make-up, body treatments, manicure and pedicure.
What is Counselling?
You will be treated by a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy JNI students, who are supervised by qualified and highly experienced practitioners in each field. This presents a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain practical experience and develop confidence in their chosen career area, while also providing treatments to our clients at a very affordable price and helping them with their challenges.
By using a coordinated matching process, you will be paired with the counselling and psychotherapy student that best suits your individual needs.