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 clinical focus on working with specific conditions and their symptoms.
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. We strongly believe in the integration of care, working with your General Practitioner and/or medical specialists, to achieve the best outcome possible.
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 clinical focus in a particular area of health. We offer the following focused care plans:
We offer a range of natural therapies in Essendon 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.
At Essendon Natural Health, Clinical Director Robert Gentile has a clinical focus on working with patients with fertility, pregnancy, IVF, and women’s health related concerns. He has over a decades experience in this area.
Robert incorporates the latest scientific research into his treatments and combines these with traditional, holistic approaches. He has a good professional relationship with particular gynaecologists, obstetricians and reproductive specialists in Melbourne. He is supported by two wonderful practitioners, Lachlan and Alicia.
Robert completed his clinical internship in the Gynaecology department of Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital and went on to complete further training in natural fertility and IVF support. Robert is an active member of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).
Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your practitioner on how acupuncture may be able to help you.
For more information, please feel free to contact the clinic or call our friendly reception staff on 03 9337 8572.
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 is a passionate, warm, experienced Acupuncturist & Herbalist who has an extensive knowledge of natural medicine. He has a clinical focus on working with patients with fertility, IVF, pregnancy, and women's health related concerns. He is the Clinical Director of Essendon Natural Health.
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.
Jessica Bouwmeester is a Clinical Naturopath and Nutritionist with a particular focus on working with patients presenting with mood and anxiety related concerns, autoimmunity, digestive health and hormonal balance. Jessica strongly believes in food as medicine and is well versed in the use of natural medicines.
Natalie is an empathetic and caring Clinical Naturopath who creates a relaxed and non-judgemental environment for her clients. She has a special interest in the management of skin conditions and digestive disturbances.
Jodie is a highly passionate and skilled Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. She offers Myotherapy techniques such as dry needling, massage, cupping and other soft tissue techniques. She also offers lymphatic drainage massage, pregnancy massage, reiki and abdominal massage
Kim is an approachable and effective Osteopath, with over 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Kim takes a unique holistic approach to Osteopathy, incorporating dry needling, cupping, nutrition, and movement into her treatments. She has a special interest in pain, injury and rehabilitation.
Alicia is a friendly and caring Acupuncturist & Nutritionist. She has a clinical focus on women's and family health, as well as digestive health and nutrition.
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 is a warm, kind, and gentle Acupuncturist & Herbalist with a background in social work (psychology). He has a clinical focus in working with patients with mental health related concerns. He assists Robert working with patients with fertility, IVF and pregnancy related concerns.
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.