Essendon Natural Health

EssendonNatural Health

True Health is more than an absence of disease; it is a state of physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. At Essendon Natural Health, we are dedicated towards inspiring, educating and empowering you to achieve true health.

About the Clinic

Essendon Natural Health

Essendon Natural Health is located in the heart of Essendon in Melbourne’s inner north west in the beautiful heritage listed 1890 Pioneer Store building. It was founded by Acupuncturist & Herbalist Robert Gentile, who wanted to create a warm, professional, and inviting healing space to host a range of natural medicine professionals whose focus is solely on a particular area of health.

Our aim is to have you see the right professional who understands your condition inside and out. We have practitioners who have a special focus on Natural Fertility & IVF support, Women’s Health & Pregnancy Care, Oncology Support, Digestive Health, Weight Loss, Pain & Injury Management, and Emotional Health Support.

Our unique service draws on timed tested traditional natural therapies combined with the latest scientific research, investigations and testing. We offer a range of natural treatments to achieve these goals including Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbal medicine (both Chinese and Western traditions), Osteopathy, evidence based Naturopathy, Myotherapy, Massage Therapy, Holistic Healing, and Hypnotherapy. We only prescribe the very best quality TGA approved herbal medicines and supplements to ensure the highest safety standards. We strongly believe in the integration of care, working with your General Practitioner and/or medical specialists, to achieve the best results possible.

If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our healthcare professionals, please contact our friendly reception staff on 03 9337 8572.

Focused Care

Focused Care

At Essendon Natural Health, one of our key aims is to provide our patients with access to highly trained natural medicine practitioners who have a special focus in a particular area of health. We offer the following focused care plans:

  • Natural Fertility & IVF Support Program
  • Women's Health & Pregnancy Care Program
  • Oncology Support Program
  • Digestive Health Program
  • Emotional Balance & Sleep Support Program
  • Pain & Injury Management Program
  • Weight Loss Program
  • Energy Revitalisation Program



We offer a range of natural therapies including Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Hypnotherapy, Holistic Healing, Myotherapy and Massage Therapy from friendly, passionate healthcare professionals who are well respected and have a high level of education in their chosen fields.

Natural Fertitlity & IVF Support

Natural Fertility & IVF Support

At Essendon Natural Health, Clinical Director Robert Gentile has a special focus on Natural Fertility and IVF Support. Robert has helped a hundreds of couples conceive by identifying the underlying cause of imbalance and using holistic therapies, both Chinese and Western natural medicines, to bring the body and mind back into a state of balance and create a internal environment suitable for conception. This often involves working on both the male and females partners to optimise the reproductive health in both partners.

Robert incorporates the latest scientific research into his treatments and combines these with traditional, holistic approaches. He commonly works with gynaecologists, obstetricians, and reproductive specialists and firmly believes in the integration of medicine, combining the best of East and West, in order to get the best outcome possible.

Robert completed his clinical internship in the Gynaecology department of Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital and went on to complete further post graduate training in natural fertility and IVF support.



Our Team

At Essendon Natural health, we are extremely proud of the strong calibre of our team. Our health practitioners are highly qualified in their chosen fields, are members of leading industry associations and specialise in particular health issues to ensure the highest possible level of care.

Robert Gentile Acupuncturist

Robert Gentile, OMD

Robert is a passionate, warm, experienced Acupuncturist & Herbalist who has an extensive knowledge of natural medicine. He has a special focus on fertility, pregnancy care, and women's health. He is the Clinical Director of Essendon Natural Health.

Rose Gentile

Rose is renowned for her gifted abilities and healings; attracting people throughout metro and regional Victoria. She is dedicated to the growth, development, and transformation of the people she works with.

Madeline Sheppard

Madeline is a friendly and nurturing Clinical Naturopath who provides a balanced approach to naturopathic care for her clients. With an interest in mental health and family wellness, she uses herbal and nutritional medicine along with gentle dietary advice to make lasting positive changes to her patient’s wellbeing.

Esther Malone

Esther is a passionate and highly qualified Clinical Myotherapist using techniques such as remedial sports massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, dry needling, myofacial cupping, and excercise prescription to treat a wide variety of muscular skeletal complaints.

Dr. Amy Ly, DO

Amy is a warm, passionate osteopath known for her thoroughness and attention to detail. Helping her patients in a professional and caring manner is a key priority. Amy has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal presentations including neck pain, back pain, jaw pain, headaches, and women's health, including pregnancy related concerns.

Irene Fitzpatrick

Irene is a warm, nurturing and experienced Massage Therapist specialising in deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, pregnancy massage and Reiki healings.

Dr. Sonia Dolatian, DO

Sonia is a welcoming, professional Osteopath who is well experienced in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints including headaches, pregnancy related pain, back pain, neck pain and more.

Lachlan McDonald, OMD

Lachlan is a warm, kind, and gentle Acupuncturist & Herbalist with a background in social work (psychology). He has a special focus in treating mental health conditions and pain management.




Essendon Natural Health

Reception Hours

  • Monday: 12pm-5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 7pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 12pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Getting Here