Ms Anne Digby

Retired 2019

The basic principle of naturopathy is the profound belief that, given the proper environment, the body has an intrinsic ability to heal itself and achieve a state of balance and that disease is an expression of disharmony affecting the whole being.

Accordingly, the initial consultation is an extensive investigation to assess the underlying cause and thus the specific treatment required. My experience with women’s health includes an association with Monash IVF that began in 1983.

From 1989 to 1995, I was employed by Professor Carl Wood and Monash University and qualified as a naturopath during that time. I began consulting at Cliveden Hill Private Hospital in 1997 and now have a private clinic in Kew, dealing exclusively in women’s health.

Primarily, I offer my patients guidance and flexibility in developing a treatment program that suits their individual needs. This involves giving the patient a variety of management options if appropriate and through mutual agreement, implementing treatment. Because of the chronic nature of endometriosis, the treatment is often long term and requires some commitment from the patient to achieve symptomatic relief and lasting health. I generally concentrate on improving three areas: in particular the hormonal, immune and circulatory systems and I use a range of modalities including herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, vitamin therapy and acupuncture depending on the specific needs of the patient.