About Sydney Natural Health Clinic and Lauretta Schembri (BHSc Nat.)
Sydney Natural Health Clinic was founded in January of 2021. We are striving to be the primary clinic servicing the upcoming Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
About Lauretta Schembri (BHSc Nat.)
"I have had a fascination since a young age with how things work and why things are the way they are. I was drawn to studying naturopathy from the multiple chronic health conditions my doctor and other physicians informed me of in my early teenage years. This was an overwhelming time for my family and myself due to the number of conditions diagnosed, and confusion about why they arose and how to manage them. Thankfully, my mother and I researched the various medications I was given prescriptions for and found alternatives. After considering my Western medical options, I saw a team of various healthcare professionals to help me bring balance to my life.
I respect and acknowledge the significance of Western medicine in my life and the lives of my clients, and I am fortunate to work alongside it to strive towards greater health.
Now in my twenties, I feel able to manage all that life brings, and maintain a healthy mind, body, spirit, and lifestyle. I now also understand how connected everything is and why I was out of balance. Though I still have my off days, I am managing well and continue to reflect on my journey. I would not be who I am today had I not been critically analytical of my life and believed in a better state of health for myself."
"I feel a sense of duty to share my knowledge and experiences with my community. My role as a naturopath is to provide a gentle, safe, and comforting space for my clients, and to work together with them to uncover the underlying factors of their illness, and to take into consideration every aspect of their life. Through this, a unique and individualised treatment plan can be made that is achievable and manageable for everyone. My model of healthcare is to treat the person, not just manage their disease."
Lauretta will be graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Naturopathy from Torrens University Australia (formerly ACNT). She is currently a student member of the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).