Dr Sandie Griffiths is the founder of Natural Wellness and has over 22 years experience working as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.
Sandie believes strongly in the body’s innate ability to heal and is passionate about using acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat pain, boost energy, restore healthy sleep patterns and help stress and anxiety.
She has a deep respect for the wisdom behind Chinese Medicine and especially loves its understanding of the intricate relationship between mind and body.
“Chinese Medicine is so specific and tailored to the individual. It looks to identify the underlying cause of health problems. It takes the whole person into account and considers how our constitution, emotions, diet and lifestyle choices influence our health. For example, it considers whether your body feels hot or cold, and how that impacts everything from sleep to mood and energy levels,” she says.
Sandie works closely with clients to understand their individual health journey and then uses TCM diagnostic skills to ascertain the underlying cause of their condition. No two people are the same. She then formulates an individualised treatment plan and her intention is to resolve the client’s health concern as quickly as possible.
Sandie loves working with women and is passionate about supporting their changing bodies; from teenage years to childbearing age through to menopause and beyond.
She looks closely at how the gut and the liver play a huge part in women’s health – for example, the liver and gut are often targeted when treating hot flashes, headaches and insomnia during perimenopause.
Sandie has undertaken extensive study in advanced acupuncture techniques that are renowned for their fast, pain-relieving capabilities. She has a deep knowledge of musculoskeletal problems having started her career in a busy sports medicine clinic treating many kinds of athletes.
Combining her extensive knowledge and life experience with empathy, intuition and curiosity, Sandie is committed to helping her patients by providing support and relief.
Sandie lives in Albert Park with her husband and their three teenage children. She appreciates the importance of balancing family life and work, and in her spare time loves to spend time in the country, read books, meditate and do yoga, and take her dog on long walks.
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