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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 Vive Health
36 Riding Rd
Brisbane. 4171

Phone. 07 3399 1002
Email - click on "contact us" above
Our Practitioners 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

Therese Hodgkinson, Naturopath
As a qualified Naturopath, with a unique background as an experienced Pharmacist,
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:
-Self-esteem &confidence
-Fears & phobias
-Weight loss
-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 early age.

Bob Wong has experience working in China, USA, and Australia with a special focus in chronic neck and back pain, facial palsy, and other musculoskeletal ailments.

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.

“My 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 balance them”.

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 the store.

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.

Leia Mulroy, Nutritionist
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.

Underlying 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.
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