Sachi (Sachiko) Olthof
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Bachelor of Arts (English)
NHAA (National Herbalist Association of Australia) member
Sachi qualified as a naturopath from the Southern School of Natural Therapies with a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) in Melbourne, Australia.
She was born and grew up in Japan and moved to Australia in 1999, where she discovered naturopathy.
Despite a healthy diet and fresh air, she suffered from eczema since she was little.
In those days (and maybe still), conventional medicine was mainstream in Japan. Symptoms were separated from the rest of the body (and mind) and treatments focused on suppression of symptoms. No one including herself, questioned why it was happening to her and what the causes were – until she met a ‘wholistic skin doctor’ who questioned who she was and how that affected her skin. She was fascinated to discover that her eczema was the means she used to express herself/her feelings towards the outside world, as she found it difficult to do that verbally. Her treatment then put more focus on the psychological aspects.
She realised how important it is to address the causes and treat the person, not the disease. That’s how she got interested in naturopathy – she wanted to know more about the mind-body connection and better understand herself. She sees herself as a kind of detective – find out why and how each person became unwell. Her job is to help you to find the key to open the door to a healthier life.
She enjoys working with clients with diverse cultural backgrounds and conditions in her clinical practice. Having a Japanese background, she combines an Eastern philosophy of health with knowledge of Western natural medicine. She also works as a medical interpreter and technical writer for a major nutraceutical company in Australia, which provides her with a broad and balanced knowledge of both traditional and evidence-based natural medicine.
She works closely with her clients.
She takes the time to listen to your unique health journey and after careful investigation of all the aspects she comes up with you own individualised treatment plan, ensuring it fits into your lifestyle and budget, using a combination of traditional and evidence-based natural medicine. She uses a range of safe, effective natural therapies such as western herbal, nutritional and homoeopathic medicine, diet & lifestyle advice, and flower essences. She has special interests in mental health, digestive health, women's health and skin conditions.