Hi, I'm Nikki Hawkes. I am a qualified medical herbalist and registered acupuncturist. In addition, I have further training in nutritional medicine, functional medicine, advanced diagnostics and personalised treatment. See my credentials here.
In practice, I usually use a combination of these therapies. Providing a holistic and restorative form of medicine that can help to address many of the problems of chronic illness. Following a consultation, I provide a personalised treatment protocol designed for you and your needs.
In particular, I am often consulted for natural solutions for chronic digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, bloating and food intolerance.
What my patients are looking for
My patients tell me that they want to find natural ways to improve their health. Many of them say they would prefer to avoid the need for pharmaceutical medications if possible. In many cases they say that their medications don't cure their health problems, they only mask their symptoms. Sometimes they are looking for alternatives to free them from the side effects of their medication.
My patients realise that their chronic ill health is likely related to underlying factors. So, their health will never improve until the underlying factors are identified and resolved. I work with them to identify these underlying issues and manage or resolve their chronic condition.
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If you have long-standing health problems and you want to know how I can help. If you are looking for ways to improve your health. Or you want to avoid the need for certain medications for the rest of your life. I am happy to offer the information you need to make your choices. Please contact me to discuss how I can help.
Using the principles of functional medicine I use a comprehensive health assessment and examination, plus where necessary lab testing (blood, saliva, breath, stool or urine) to identify the root cause of illness. Based on this assessment I might suggest a combination of individually prescribed herbal medicines, botanical or nutritional supplements. As well as therapeutic diets, lifestyle changes or detoxification programs. In addition, I might suggest stress management techniques or acupuncture to address underlying issues.
Together we form a treatment plan to bring you back to health. The treatment plan is designed to restore proper function and vitality, address symptoms and prevent or reverse disease. My methods are informed by the latest evidence-based research.
Though I am both a medical herbalist and acupuncturist I offer these appointments separately. If you are interested in working with me to recover your health and would like more information, please send me a message using the contact form.