Luke is an experienced & passionate Senior Integrative Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist and Alchemical Herbalist who holds an Adjunct Professional Fellow position with the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine. He is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association and The Institute for Functional Medicine (USA), and incorporates traditional Naturopathic Medicine with a modern Functional Medicine approach to provide a truly holistic treatment for his patients.
His passion for health & healing extends well beyond his formal clinical training in Naturopathic Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, and Western Herbal Medicine, delving deep into the eclectic healing arts with additional certification in Alchemical Herbalism, Medical Astrology, Australian bush flower essences, Heartmath Interventions and the Munay-Ki shamanic healing rites.
In addition, Luke attends yearly Naturopathic & Functional Medicine conferences, has been a guest on various functional medicine podcasts, presents live lectures to his industry peers and facilitates weekly in-house round table meetings at The Health Lodge where complex cases are discussed amongst our clinic team.
Leaving no stone unturned to support his patient’s health journey, in clinic assessments such as live blood analysis, HRV vagus nerve assessment, iridology, tongue & pulse analysis are offered along with the latest cutting edge functional medicine testing available in Australia.
With a track record of improving patients’ symptoms quickly, analysis of 350 patients who saw Luke in the past 2 years showed that on average, 59% of patients’ symptoms improved or were resolved from their first to second visit, and on average, 74% of patients’ symptoms improved or were resolved by the time of their 5th visit.
If you are in need of a comprehensive Naturopathic health check up, have been struggling to get results with other health professionals, or are currently suffering with unresolved symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, dermatitis, poor immunity, reflux, bloating, indigestion, IBS, hormonal acne, rosacea, thyroid disorders, weight gain, depression, anxiety, heart palpitations, psoriasis, eczema, UTI’s, arthritis, muscle aches, subfertility, neurological pain, tinnitus, sinusitis, allergies, migraines, oedema, stress, hair loss, hormonal imbalance or other health complaints, we urge you to book a session with Luke.
Functional tests including interpretation that are available to Luke’s patients include:
Luke sees a wide variety of patients for Naturopathic Medicine consultations and also has a special interest in treating:
Luke additionally offers Clinical Nutrition consultations (health rebates may apply) which cover the following:
VAGUS NERVE THERAPY
The Vagus Nerve is a crucial component of the gut/brain axis and has major involvement in our respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and neurological health. Vagus nerve assessment involves an initial clinical consultation, symptoms check, heart rate variability test and spinal structural assessment to determine if vagus nerve treatment is suitable for your presenting health complaint.
If indicated, vagus nerve treatment is provided via Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation, a non-invasive treatment involving stimulating the auricular (outer ear) branch of the vagus nerve with a specific electrical pulse. Treatment may also include upper trapezius massage and can be provided either lying on a therapy table or seated.
Some of the conditions treated with vagus nerve therapy include:
Luke was trained as a Massage Therapist by the Australian College of Massage Therapy in 2015 and has since completed short courses in Thai Massage, Aromatouch and utilises reflexology, acupressure and floral acupressure as part of his eclectic massage approach. Luke offers the opportunity to utilise vagus nerve treatment in the massage session, provides digestive massage & reflexology, and gives the opportunity to discuss basic naturopathic queries during the session. The option to fully relax with healing tones, energy work and floral acupressure with no talking during your session is also available.
Benefits of Naturopathic Massage include:
At The Health Lodge, our Integrative Doctors (GPs) in Byron Bay are committed to giving you a level of health care that combines a medical and holistic approach. They practice functional medicine, a discipline focused on treating the underlying causes of disease, rather than on the symptoms alone. With a strong knowledge of how to successfully combine complementary and allied healthcare, our professional team is at the forefront of functional healthcare.
This collaborative and integrative approach ensures that you receive multiple treatment modalities and the collective knowledge of a dedicated team of professionals.