Welcome to Vive Health!
Holistic health, Conventional and Natural Medicines all have their place. We strongly advocate the balance of conventional and natural medicines. Individual primary health objectives are assessed from both a traditional and modern medical perspective. VIVE stresses the importance of a strong network of holistic medical Doctors, Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Homeopaths, Acupuncturists and Body Work Therapists.
Clinic location & contacts
36 Riding Rd
Phone. 07 3399 1002
Email - click on "contact us" above
Linda Brown, Naturopath
Linda has practiced clinical Nutrition and Naturopathy for over 13 years. Linda
combines a biomedical and holistic approach to health, with a special interest
in mental health (primarily adult and young adults), in particular depression,
anxiety, social anxiety, relationships and adjustment to life change. Linda
seeks to treat all relevant aspects of wellness.These include:
-Neurotransmitters (good brain chemistry)
-Counselling and Psychology
-Hormones (e.g. thyroid, adrenal, male and female)
-Biochemical pathways (such as pyrroluria, histamine levels)
-Food allergy and sensitivity (IgE, IgG and IgA for example)
-Toxicity, such as heavy metals which alter brain function
-Spirituality and philosophy
As a qualified Naturopath, with a unique background as an
I believe the central questions to each of us finding optimal health are:
What can I do to minimise the chance and impact of disease?
How can I move towards prevention?
What aspects of my lifestyle & diet do I need to
balance, to not only have good health, but to thrive?
“Over the last 20 years in my work as a Pharmacist, I have
always maintained a strong interest in helping others improve their health.
Increasingly this has been through a more direct approach with my naturopathic
skills. I combine my skills as a Naturopath with my experience as a Pharmacist
to give each client the best chance of improving their health.”
Mindy Duncan, Naturopath
Mindy started her career in natural medicine after being deeply interested & passionate about human health & developing an understanding of how we can optimise our health via good nutrition & herbal medicine.
Mindy has a professional interest in the following areas of health:
- Female Hormones & Menstrual Health
- Thyroid Health
- Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Stress Support
- Peri-menopause & Menopause
- Adolescent Hormonal Support (i.e. acne, stress & menstruation)
- Immune Dysfunction (recurrent & persistent viral/bacterial/parasitic infections) & Auto-immunity
Katina Gleeson, Hypnotherapy
Through clinical hypnotherapy Katina helps people with behavioural,
habitual or emotional change through interrupting old patterns of behaviour and
limiting beliefs. Clinical hypnotherapy also provides the unique opportunity to
work with physical symptoms and conditions through accessing the body's
biological processes not normally accessible through conscious awareness.
Katina regularly helps people with a wide range of symptoms such as:
-Fears & phobias
-Alcohol & substance dependency
Bob Wong, Acupuncturist
Bob Wong is an AHPRA licensed, sixth
generation acupuncturist from Chicago Illinois USA. Growing up
around his father's Chinatown area based clinic, he was able to get much
exposure and knowledge in acupuncture and holistic medicine from an
Bob Wong has experience working in China, USA, and Australia with a
special focus in chronic neck and back pain, facial palsy, and other
Upon finishing his undergraduate studies from the University of Illinois
at Chicago, he decided to move to mainland China where the roots of acupuncture
began and studied Chinese medicine there full time. He spent the next 8 years
training and learning from some of the greatest acupuncturists and Chinese
medicine doctors from all over mainland China.
Jodie Isles, Massage Therapist
After a career in commerce accounting, I decided to follow my passion in
health and wellbeing and trained as a massage therapist in 2003, through the
Australian College of Natural Medicine. I had a successful following, and
home business for a number of years before taking a break to focus on expanding
my young family.
I have recently completed retraining, updating my skills and
knowledge with the Diploma of Remedial massage, and as NurtureLife®
practitioner through Pregnancy Massage Australia.
passion is nurturing people through their life journey, by using my various
massage training and intuitive feel of a person’s energy and body, to help
I began Merakai Massage
because of my own persona l
journey and life experiences, together with my long-time
interest in using massage therapy to help heal the body.
I am passionate about massage and the restorative benefits
it can provide no matter what your situation in life.
For me, massage offers a means to help reduce body aches and
pains, and rebalance our bodies through remedial, deep tissue or relaxation
techniques through to specialised areas of pregnancy related techniques.
It also offers a nurturing aspect - whereby one person helps another to
restore a level of personal calm and perspective.
Matt Steinacher, Naturopath
Matt's health career began in the
fitness industry back in the mid 90s where he worked as a fitness instructor
both in Australia and England. It was while working with clients in England
that Matt recognised a considerable variance in performance, achievement and
the recovery of individuals. With a desire to help these people achieve, Matt
developed a greater interest in nutrition and discovered the value of herbal
medicine. In 2000 Matt graduated in Naturopathy from the Australian College of
Natural Medicine followed by a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary
Medicine) from Charles Sturt University
Marilyn Lemaire, Herbalist
For the last 25 years Health Foods and Herbal Medicine have been two of
Marilyn's favourite interests. Marilyn's interest in health foods began in
Canada and then after immigrating to Australia she completed a Bachelor of
Naturopathy. Marilyn has been owner and part owner of health food stores for
the last 15 years and now spends the majority of her time working in the store
and behind the scenes to help ensure the smooth flow of the administration of
Joanne Smith, Kinesiologist
Kinesiology is a non-invasive natural therapy using bio-feedback through
the body's neurology, accessing relevant information relating to the issue and
using gentle techniques to balance the stressors. Joanne Smith is a registered
Kinesiology Practitioner & ICNEK Instructor she is passionate about helping
people to reach their full potential and to be the best they can be in all
areas of their life.
The connection between food and the way it impacts and
effects the brain on an emotional, biological and physiological level has lead
to a special interest in the Gut-Brain connection and behaviour eating
patterns. With this interest, Leia is currently undertaking a Diploma of Neuro-energetic Kinesiology.
This allows a more in-depth look and the workings of the emotional and behaviour
side to eating behaviours and hidden stressors that can effect the body.
food and environmental intolerances, toxicity as well as parasitic, bacterial
and viral infections can have effects on our mental health, immune function,
detoxification pathways, skin health and cell to cell communication.
Using particular pathology tests to determine the root
cause of the presenting symptoms can support treatment plans and monitor
progress of the client. This allows the client to get a first hand, biochemical
level look at what is going on in their body.
With the support of these tests, as well as diet and lifestyle modifications
and the use of natural supplements, the body will be supported to forgo the
natural healing process into a state of homeostasis.
any available practitioner
Naturopathy - Initial (1.5 hours)
Naturopathy - Initial (1 hour)
Naturopathy - Follow-up (1 hour)
Naturopathy - Follow-up (1.5 hours)
Naturopathy - Follow up consult (45 mins)
Naturopathy (Skype) - Initial (1.5 hours)
Naturopathy (Skype) - Follow-up (1 hour)
Nutrition - Initial (1 hour)
Nutrition - Initial (1.5 hours)
Nutrition - Follow-up (1 hour)
Nutrition - Follow-up (1.5 hours)
Nutrition - Follow-up (30 mins)
Nutrition - Follow-up (45 mins)
Counselling - Initial (1.5 hours)
Counselling - Follow-up (1 hour)
Counselling - Follow-up (1.5 hours)
Hypnotherapy - Initial (1.5 hours)
Hypnotherapy - Follow-up (1 hour)
Hypnotherapy - Child (1 hour)
Hypnotherapy (Skype) - Initial (1.5 hours)
Hypnotherapy (Skype) - Follow-up (1 hour)
Acupuncture - Initial (1 hour)
Acupuncture - Follow-up (45 mins)
Kinesiology (60 mins)
Kinesiology - Child Session (60 mins)
Kinesiology (90 mins)
Kinesiology (2 hrs)
Reiki (30 mins)
Reiki (60 mins)
Energy Healing Session (75 mins)