Getting to know Rosanne Sullivan, Leading Naturopath and Medical Herbalist
Why did you become a practitioner?
As a young person and teenager, I suffered from chronic digestive symptoms, food cravings, weight gain and low energy. My doctor diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome and suggested I eat more fibre. It made no difference. Numerous other practitioners and hundreds of dollars later I was no closer to an answer.
In 1986 my search for a solution led me to train to be a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. I discovered I have an autoimmune condition called Coeliac Disease (chronic gluten intolerance). Giving up gluten and applying the principles of Naturopathic Medicine gave me great health for the first time in my life.
What’s your passion and your commitment?
As a Naturopath I have a passion for and a commitment to REALLY getting to the bottom of what’s causing my clients’ health issues.
What makes you different?
My clients often tell me they have seen numerous people before they finally found some answers and results in my clinic. I focus on identifying and addressing the underlying causative factors in a person’s health issues. These may be underlying infections, food intolerances, gut dysbiosis, autoimmunity, adrenal fatigue, and toxicity issues (heavy metals, solvents etc).
A large part of my role as a Naturopath is to educate and empower clients to achieve great health. On a practical level, clients receive a comprehensive WellBeing Plan, dietary and lifestyle advice and recipes as well as an understanding of how to best support the body’s own innate ability to heal.
What are your qualifications?
Naturopath and Medical Herbalist Diplomas (graduated SPCNM 1988).
Naturopath Diploma (graduated SPCNM 1988), Medical Herbalist Diploma (Wellpark College Natural Therapies 2011).
Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) practitioner. QRA is an in-clinic, science-validated analysis that combines the Chinese acupressure points and applied kinesiology to ascertain the key health issues and imbalances. The biofeedback system helps the practitioner create a highly individualised treatment plan.
I also participate in ongoing professional development courses and read the latest research.
I felt completely overwhelmed by the sheer variety of symptoms. I have always enjoyed exceptional health then I started to get dizzy spells, developed a persistent cough and experienced joint pain. The doctor had me on antibiotics for 6 months and no change. I was diagnosed with bradycardia and was told I would have to have a pacemaker. Referred to a rheumatologist who suggested I might have lupus and should take medication just in case … one of the side effects being significant damage to my eyesight. I was devastated.
Then my wife, who’s also a client of Rosanne’s, suggested I go and see her. Six months on and no more bradycardia, dizzy spells, or shortness of breath (no pacemaker). No more persistent cough. No more joint pain.