Mildura Weekly : Friday February 3 Vol 11 No 13
14 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2017 Wellness tour comes to Sunraysia NATIONALLY recognised women’s health specialist, and former Mildura resident, Natalie Kringoudis will address hundreds of Sunraysia women tomor- row as part of an Australia-wide wellness tour. Melbourne-based Natalie is a doctor of Chinese medicine, acupuncturist, au- thor and speaker, specialising in natural fertility and women’s hormonal health, and will bring her ‘Wellness Collective’ tour to Mildura Arts Centre. Treating clients at her Albert Park practice The Pagoda Tree, Natalie says her mission is to educate and empower women to take control of their health and hormones. “I’ve noticed a lot of women with different pieces of information still have questions to bring it all together, so this tour is about bridging those gaps and getting women to understand their bod- ies rather than relying on others,” Nata- lie said. “It can be overwhelming when you get a diagnosis and have no idea about it, so we are teaching women about what questions to ask their health profession- als so they can make educated and in- formed choices. “The best way to do this is build someone’s community or tribe, we want women to draw on local experts and businesses, the tour is also an opportu- nity to meet other women who have the same problems.” Practising “complementary medi- cine” for 14 years, Natalie said the stigma around alternatives to western medicine is no longer negative, with people be- coming more educated around the ben- efits of other therapies to treat ailments. “When I first started, complementary therapy was shunned upon and thought of as dangerous, but now people are starting to understand what I do, and learning that what may be the best way for you, might not be for someone else,” she said. “There are so many variables with hormone health, so it’s an individual- ised approach that tends to works best.” She said it was important to reach out to women in regional areas who may not have as much access to com- plementary medicine as those in met- ropolitan areas. “There’s so much information in more populated areas and the isolated areas certainly miss out, and we find that these women are hungry for this information and appreciate and sup- port it,” she said. Travelling to 15 cities all over the country, Natalie said it was the over- whelming response from Mildura that initiated the tour. “So many people were asking me to come to Mildura and the pre-sale tick- ets sold out in 24 hours, so we’ve had a great response and it’ll be nice to kick off the tour in my home town,” she said. According to Natalie, the first step to improving hormone health and general health in women is addressing stress levels and digestive issues. “The first important thing is that we need to work on our digestive system, we can be really compromised by that,” she said. “And we need to focus on reducing our stress levels, so many things in our lives can put our bodies into stressful modes and we don’t understand how bad it is, and once these are addressed, you can have amazing results.” By Alexandra Treloar Alexandra Treloar email@example.com @MilduraWeekly @MilduraWeekly Health & well-being • FOCUS ON WOMEN’S HEALTH: Former Mildura resident and now doctor of Chinese Medicine, Natalie Kringoudis, will be bringing her ‘Wellness Collective’ tour to the Mildura Arts Centre tomorrow.
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