What is wellness?
Wellness is a state of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing beyond the manifestation of obvious disease symptoms. Wellness is concerned with achieving health for each individual.
Meet Cath Lilburn
I have been in practice for 25 years helping people’s physical and emotional wellbeing and I am passionate about educating people about their health. I work as a Herbalist but am grounded in a complementary, best of both worlds approach to health care which means I do what is best for each person I see and work in conjunction with medical doctors.
I originally studied a Bachelor Economics/Bachelor Arts (honours) at the ANU in Canberra before jumping headlong into the natural healthcare field. I finished an apprenticeship at a Canberra clinic while studying a Diploma of Herbal medicine with Dorothy Hall. In 1998 I moved with my husband to Newcastle and worked at a multidisciplinary practice while he completed his Medical degree. While living in Newcastle I studied with the very experienced Herbalist, Nancy Evelyn.
In 2002 I moved to Wollongong and worked at All Natural Therapies in Corrimal before starting a family and working from home. I love the flexibility of a home practice and offer patients a calm, tranquil clinic environment when they come to see me for their health care needs. I also offer Telehealth consultations for my clients who do not live locally and if they are unwell or in lockdown.
I am committed to ongoing education and regularly attend conferences and seminars. I receive monthly clinical mentoring with one of Australia’s most respected Nutritionist/Naturopaths, Rachel Arthur. In 2018 I completed a course on Integrative support for people with cancer taught by Integrative Naturopathic Oncologist Lise Alschuler.
I have completed a Bachelor of Medicine Management (with professional honours in Complementary Medicine) through the Dept of Pharmacy at University of Tasmania. This degree was a research focussed degree with an emphasis on evidence based medicine, so this further grounds me in the best of both worlds: evidence based medicine and traditional/complementary medicine.
Immune and autoimmune issues
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: 60-75 minutes
Follow up consultation: 45 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
SIBO testing: sibotest.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