Lindy Smithies

MApSc (Acu) BHSc (Nat)
 

Hi, I’m Lindy and I am very pleased to welcome you to Qivolve Health.

With over 20 years experience as a Naturopath, I love working with clients to help optimise your vitality and energy and achieve your health goals.

Since graduating in 1995, and completing studies in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture in 2012, it is wonderful to now combine the most effective therapies from both western and eastern natural health to provide a complete and integrated approach to your health.

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“It is so satisfying seeing my clients living the healthy, energetic lives they aspire to.”

I have always been passionate about working with women and children, particularly in the areas of:

  • Women’s reproductive and hormonal health – all aspects of women’s health from the onset of puberty to menopause and everything that happens in between.

  • Stress, fatigue, exhaustion and lack of energy – 21st century living has its downside. Identifying the cause of fatigue – poor sleep, ongoing stress, busy lifestyle, unable to relax… through to diagnosed health conditions, and helping find realistic, manageable solutions.

  • Children & teenagers – as the mother of two teenage daughters, I am very aware of the importance of sensible, practical, evidence based information. There is no shortage of confusing, inaccurate and sometimes dangerous ‘health’ advice on Dr Google. I am very happy to assist you manage the stages of childhood and teenage development, including sleeping through the night, identifying possible food intolerances, eczema and adjusting to changes when starting day care or school.

Teenage years can be effected by hormonal changes with menstrual difficulties and acne, changes in sleep patterns and stress from schoolwork and teenage life.

My desire to provide the most holistic treatments for my clients led me to do additional training in constitutional facial acupuncture. This helps me enable women (and men) to confidently present their best face to the world. With a holistic focus we work to address the underlying emotions that have influenced the face you now have.

Throughout my career I have really enjoyed combining private clinical practice with teaching in natural medicine. I am currently Senior Lecturer – Naturopathy at Endeavour College. The joyfulness and enthusiasm of the students fuels my passion and keeps my knowledge up to date. I particularly enjoy teaching herbal medicine and supervising the graduating students in the teaching Clinic at Endeavour College.


Qualifications

  • 2012 Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture) with Distinction - RMIT

    • Received Award for “Outstanding Achievement for Highest Grade Point Average” in my graduating year.

  • 2000 Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) – SSNT

  • 1995 Diploma of Applied Science (Naturopathy) – SSNT

Memberships

  • AHPRA Registered – CMR0001809933

  • AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association)

  • NHAA (Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia)