Hi, my name is Valeriya
I am a passionate Natural Medicine Practitioner. I enjoy empowering people with knowledge and tools for better health and assist them with their health issues and goals. I combine scientific evidence, herbal medicine, nutrition, iridology, energy healing, intuition, compassion and ongoing education to provide you with the best holistic health care in town. You can find me at the charming Stable Health Mansion in St Kilda helping people live their best lives.
Natural medicine made its impression upon me ever since I was a young girl.
Originally from Russia, I grew up during the times when traditional herbal practices were commonly used for most ailments. Mustard compresses for chest infections, chilli rubs for pain relief, rosemary aroma for better memory ~ these
were the norm then. As my family migrated to Asia later on, I was introduced to the vast world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where I have learnt about meridians, organ balance and an abundance of medicinal herbs.
After graduating from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences I now share my passion for natural methods of restoring and maintaining health with the community. My interests lay in female, digestive and mental health yet I also utilise naturopathic tools to improve many other health conditions and prevent illnesses from developing in the future.
Naturopathy operates under the concept of the body having an innate ability to heal itself when provided with the right ingredients and the environment.
Working with this philosophy I offer a truly holistic approach to your health ~ combining the traditions of herbalism, flower essences and nourishing foods as medicine, with a strong focus on gut health. During consultations I take the time to understand your current and past health as well as explore any emotional blockages or thought patterns that may be contributing to the symptoms you’re experiencing. Any recommendations, herbal formulas or flower essences are made uniquely for you, and are made with thoughtfulness, intuition and compassion.
To ensure the highest standard of the services you receive I am always engaged in postgraduate education, natural medicine seminars and additional course work to stay on top of the latest research in the natural medicine world. You can see me share the findings with you in my posts and videos on Instagram and Facebook pages, in my blog and email newsletter, but also during health chats at local yoga spaces and health food stores.
AIAS, Adv. Dip. Naturopathy
RMIT, B.B.M (applied)
The Health Masters, Postgrad. Natural Fertility
ESOHM, Integrative Approach to Thyroid Disorders
Neuro-Emotional Technique Basic and Next
Australian Natural Therapies Association Member