New Year, New You, right?

Well… maybe we don’t subscribe to that cliché! Here at Botanica, we believe you can make a positive change ANY time of the year – no New Year’s Resolutions required.

That said, we have just endured one of the toughest years on a global level, and many of us are experiencing new health complaints or an exacerbation of our existing health troubles. So, now may be the time to tend to some of these issues – not only to stop feeling unwell – but to start experiencing an optimum level of wellness and vitality.

While we’ve all shared a collective experience in 2020, we may not all have the same health goals. Let’s go through some of the biggest health desires that customers seek help for the most in our health shop & clinic.


“I want my hormones to be balanced”

Whether you’re a woman of reproductive age or heading towards menopause, a common goal tends to be hormone balancing.

With now-common issues like polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and hormonal acne, it’s no wonder why so many women feel that their hormones are out-of-whack. Menopausal symptoms and the transition into menopause, usually characterised with hot flushes, mood swings, skin changes and sweaty, sleepless nights, are highly uncomfortable and easily interfere with quality of life.

If you believe you’re experiencing hormone imbalance, here are some modalities and practitioners that would be great for you:

Tools to consider:

Please speak to your health practitioner before beginning any new supplements


“I wish my skin was better!”

Conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and dermatitis can be uncomfortable, to say the least, and even impact one’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

In many of these cases, other aspects of your body are usually involved, such as compromised gut health or immunity, so it may be helpful to work with an expert, one-on-one, to assess all areas of your health and help you discover your root causes of skin problems.

If you’ve been experiencing flare-ups of a particular skin condition, or just wanting to improve the quality of your skin, Botanica Medicines can help.

Practitioner & Modality Recommendations for Skin Health

  • Hormonal acne
  • Most skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, blemishes & acne
  • Wanting to improve the quality and appearance of your skin, with some anti-ageing benefits
    • Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dr. Alana (add-on service only)
  • Skin issues in babies & children

Tools to consider:

  • Hair, Skin & Nails by Fusion Health (in-store only)
  • Crystal Face Rollers (in-store only)

Please speak to your health practitioner before beginning any new supplements


“I want to improve my muscle recovery & feel less fatigued”

Whether you’re an athlete with some serious fitness goals, an avid runner or cycler, or just like to maintain a good level of fitness, we could all do with some muscle support.

Sore & tired muscles are extremely common across people from all walks of life. Often this can be related to stress, over-exertion, nutritional deficiencies and poor energy production.

We’ve got a few practitioners who can help you with this issue and tackle it from a few different angles:

Tools to consider:

  • Magnesium supplementation (ask your naturopath or health food store staff for the best option for you)
  • Epsom salts (in-store only)
  • CoQ10 supplementation (in-store only)

Please speak to your health practitioner before beginning any new supplements


“I’m looking to improve my child’s health & wellbeing”

With allergies, eczema, asthma and many other chronic issues on the rise, and starting from an earlier age, it’s no surprise there are many parents out there struggling to find the right health answers for their children.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for an alternative to conventional management of these common conditions, or would like to try a holistic therapy in conjunction with medical care, we have some options for you.

  • All health & behavioural issues in children
  • Common ailments in kids

Tools to consider:

Please speak to your health practitioner before beginning any new supplements


“I need support with pain & inflammation”

Arthritis, neuropathy, restless legs, autoimmune conditions – there are a few common ailments out there today, impacting the quality of life for both younger & older generations, and creating great pain and discomfort.

These sorts of painful conditions can be tricky to manage, especially if conventional treatment is not addressing the root-cause of the pain. An added layer of complication comes into it when the pain starts to interfere with mobility, as other areas of one’s health can be affected.

Our recommendations are:

Tools to consider:

  • Zen Herbal Liniment (in-store only)
  • Arnica cream (in-store only)
  • Turmeric (ask your naturopath or health food store staff for the best option for you)

Please speak to your health practitioner before beginning any new supplements


“I just want to feel balanced & emotionally refreshed”

Maybe you’re not ailed with any physical complaints, but you’re looking for some holistic support for your emotional wellbeing.

When it comes to emotional healing, there’s a couple of things to take into account: the impact of diet & lifestyle on mental health, as well as circumstantial, energetic & spiritual factors that can influence our emotions.

If you’re looking for some holistic, natural medicine support for your emotions, we recommend:

  • Naturopathy, including herbal medicine & flower essences (Karinda & Kendra)
  • Homeopathy, which can address both emotional & physical ailments (Lauren)

If you’d prefer some support that’s more energetic, soothing & spiritual, we highly recommend:

  • Colleen, our Intuitive Healer, who utilises a range of energetic healing tools and techniques
  • Victoria, our Holistic Kinesiologist, who uses muscle-monitoring feedback to clear disharmony in your body’s energetic system

Tools to consider:

If you wish to make an enquiry or booking with any of these practitioners, or to place an order for a product not listed on our website, please call (03) 9576 3077, or contact us here

Let’s make 2021 a year where we prioritise our health & wellbeing!