Best of both worlds approach to healing
A combination of traditional/complementary medicine and Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) to achieve the best results for each client
Meet Cath Lilburn
Cath has been in practice for 25 years helping people’s physical and emotional wellbeing and she is passionate about educating people about their health. She is a Herbalist who is grounded in a complementary, best of both worlds approach to health care, which means she does what is best for each person she sees and works in conjunction with orthodox medicine.
Cath originally completed a Bachelor Economics/Bachelor Arts (honours) at the ANU in Canberra before jumping headlong into the natural healthcare field. She finished an apprenticeship at a Canberra clinic while studying a Diploma of Herbal medicine with Dorothy Hall. In 1998 she moved with her husband to Newcastle and worked at a multidisciplinary practice while he completed his Medical degree.
In 2003 Cath moved to Wollongong, had her first baby and started working from home. She loves the flexibility of a home-based practice which offers patients a calm and tranquil clinic environment. Cath also offers Telehealth (Zoom and phone) consultations for clients who do not live locally or require a flexible style of consultation.
Cath is committed to ongoing education and regularly attends conferences and seminars. In 2018 Cath completed a course on Integrative support for people with cancer taught by American Naturopathic Oncologist Lise Alschuler. Over the years she has supported people with a cancer diagnosis as an adjunct to conventional oncology treatment.
Cath has a particular interest in breast cancer support and had a paper published on this topic in the NHAA journal in 2022. Her article 'Medicinal mushrooms (specifically Reishi mushroom) as an adjuvant treatment in breast cancer' was a finalist in the NHAA journal article of the year.
Cath graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Management (with professional honours in Complementary Medicine) through the Dept of Pharmacy at University of Tasmania in 2021.
In her downtime Cath loves swimming, walking on the beach, yoga, pilates and meditation. She also loves exploring this incredible planet when given the opportunity!
Health issues treated
Immune and autoimmune issues
Energy & fatigue issues
Post viral &
Catherine is a very caring and compassionate practitioner. She listens carefully to what I have to say and provides me with the necessary tonics and supplements to help me. She is very professional and interprets blood test results to tweak what she prescribes me.
Frequently asked questions
Initial consultation (general): 75 minutes
Initial consultation (cancer): 90 minutes
Initial consultation (children): 60 minutes
Follow up consultation: 45-60 minutes
Short consultation: 30 minutes
Eftpos machine available.
I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel an appointment.
Administration & ordering: Mondays
Consulting days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Microba offers a microbiome test for more information: https://www.microba.com
Quest for Life Foundation offers support for people with cancer and chronic diseases: questforlife.com.au
Mediterranean diet: www.healthline.com/nutrition
Meditation: Insight Timer
Yoga: Down Dog
The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner about the secrets of the world’s longest lived cultures!
Local Yoga classes
Younga Yoga Studio, Wollongong
Yoga for Everybody, Bulli
Katherine Watson yoga, Austinmer