Kimberly Kushner Naturopath
Kimberly is a very nurturing and passionate naturopath who places patient care and wellbeing as her utmost priority. Her goal in clinical practice is to facilitate the process of empowering her patients to achieve and maintain vibrant health.
Kimberly specializes in:
Natural Fertility & Women’s Health (PCOS, Endometriosis etc…)
Pregnancy & Postnatal care
Food intolerances & Digestive Health
Children & Infant Health
Healthy Weight Loss
Genetics & Nutrigenomics (MTHFR and other genetic SNPs)
Hormonal issues & adrenal fatigue (Thyroiditis, Diabetes etc…)
She has a thorough understanding of chronic health issues and the medical processes that are involved in testing, diagnosis and treatment. Her approach to tackling challenging cases allows for naturopathic treatment to have a significant and influential place alongside conventional Western medicine. Having been through years of living with endometriosis, and more recently dysautonomia and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), chronic health challenges are not foreign to Kimberly. She is empathic and can aid in providing you with the skills and strategies for the best possible outcome on your personal health journey.
Her experience within the field of health is exceedingly varied and thorough, as she has immersed herself in diverse health ventures in Melbourne and Bali. In addition to her clinical accolades, Kimberly’s experience includes regular writing and contributions to the MINDD foundation, working with health retreats in Bali, co-founding a range of botanical skincare, creating healthy menus for various clients, and providing holistic health services to the corporate sector.
What is naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a health care system which emphasises the prevention of diseases, whilst encouraging optimal health through modern scientific methods merged with traditional knowledge.
The following principles encompass the philosophies of naturopathic medicine:
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): The human body possesses an innate ability to heal itself and naturopathic treatment is about identifying and removing obstacles hindering this self-healing process.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): Naturopaths aims to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness instead of just treating symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopaths always avoid harming the patient by using the least force to treat,
Doctor as Teacher (Docere): The therapeutic potential of a healthy practitioner-patient relationship is maximised. Naturopaths educate patients to help them make the right choices for their health. Self-responsibility for health is greatly encouraged.
Treat the Whole Person: Not only are the obvious symptoms addressed. Each person is assessed as a whole, and individual physical, emotional, mental, genetic environmental and spirtitual factors are considered.
Prevention: Working on preventing illness is always better than treating an illness. Risk factors for disease susceptibility are addressed.
How does Kimberly treat?
As a naturopath and nutritionist I employ herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, dietary therapy, counseling, and homeopathic medicines as a part of treatment protocols.
Consultations are detailed and thorough, whereby I spend time understanding your health history and current health, dietary and lifestyle habits, along with your family history. A treatment plan is formulated based on your individuality, your present state of health and your health goals.
Integrated pathology testing may also be conducted if necessary. This may include tests for blood, stool, urine, or saliva.
What can be treated?
My main areas of expertise includes, but is not limited to:
– Reproductive health (hormones, infertility, women’s health)
– Digestive complaints and food intolerances
– Detoxification and healthy weight management
– Skin conditions
– Mood disorders
– Cardiovascular health
– Nervous system and mood disorders
– Stress and fatigue
– Children and infant health
– Men’s health
Treatment will require me to work closely with you in order to restore vibrant health effectively.
The aim is to treat gently, deeply, and permanently.