About Us

Andrew Cathles
32 Selby St
THORNLIE 6108
08 9452 0722
THORNLIE, Western Australia
With an Australian Degree in Health Science, along with qualifications in natural medicine, Dorn Spinal Therapy, and the Bowen technique, Andrew gains most of his referrals from satisfied clients...







Operating since January 1999, Thornlie Naturopathic and Acupuncture Centre (TNC) provides outstanding natural health care for people of all ages. TNC has booked over 70,000 consultations since opening - an impressive statistic if you are seeking solid experience along with outstanding qualifications. If you want expert help to achieve optimum health, make an appointment now!

Areas of special interest include executive stress, sporting injuries, general muscle aches and pains, headaches, sugar cravings, and tiredness (including Ross River Virus and Chronic Fatigue). Other areas of interest include infant colic, insomnia, migraine, menopause, fertility and pre menstrual syndrome. Natural medicine may be helpful for any condition and TNC applies a complementary rather than an alternative approach when interacting with medical practitioners.

Other areas that we can help include:

    • Allergies and Hayfever

 

    • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal pain

 

    • Asthma

 

    • Children’s health, including allergies and glue ear

 

    • Detoxification assistance

 

    • Digestive problems including bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and reflux

 

    • Headaches and migraines

 

    • High cholesterol

 

    • Hormonal imbalances – adrenal, menopausal, menstrual, and thyroid

 

    • Immune problems

 

    • Insomnia

 

    • Low energy and chronic fatigue syndrome

 

    • Menstrual disorders including endometriosis, heavy bleeding, PMT, and polycystic ovarian syndrome

 

    • Mood disorders including anxiety and depression

 

    • Preconception, pregnancy and breast feeding support

 

    • Skin problems including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis

 

    • Stress-related disorders including anxiety and panic attacks

 

    • Sugar and carbohydrate cravings

 

    • Weight problems

 

    • Wellness maintenance

 


About Andrew


Andrew has an extensive background in Perth's emergency services, working in the WA Police before beginning a career as an ambulance officer. After 8 years as an ambulance officer and lecturer for the WA Ambulance Service, he was promoted to a Director position.

In 1995 he left St John and was subsequently employed as CEO of SIDS and Kids in WA. Whilst working as a CEO, Andrew returned to study, completing 3 diplomas and a degree over a 5 year period. He set up TNC in January 1999 and it quickly grew to be one of Australia's busiest and most successful single practitioner clinics.

In 2010 Andrew was invited to be a member of the Health Education Advisory Committee for the WA Education Department - advising on and reviewing natural medicine degree applications. He served on that committee throughout 2010 and into 2011, reviewing submissions for a number of degree programs.

Andrew is a passionate public speaker and has lectured student naturopaths, nursing and medical students, community groups and at international conferences in Germany and Australia. Andrew has high professional standards and will take your health very seriously.

As a former ambulance officer, he likes to see quick results! Assuming regular visits, along with dietary and supplement compliance, the vast majority of patients experience improvements in energy, health and painful conditions within 2 - 6 weeks.

Appointments


8.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday to Friday. 8.00am - 12.00pm on Saturdays. TNC is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Bowen therapy and Dorn Spinal Therapy are optional. Your choice of any of these physical therapies is included at no extra cost in each follow up visit.

TNC will be closed for Christmas Break from Tuesday December 4 - Friday January 10, 2020 inclusive.  


Prices


      • Initial Consultation $95 (Plus any recommended natural medicines)

 

    • Follow Up Consultations $80

 

    • Acupuncture pricing is the same, however, there is an additional charge for disposables including needles ($5)

 

Consultations take an average of 30 minutes, however, payment is for the procedure or consultation, not a specific time frame. Initial consultations take approximately 45 minutes, with the initial medical and lifestyle history form taking the extra time.

Health Fund rebates are available (for Acupuncture) for those who have ancilliary cover that includes that service.  Levels of rebate depend on individual funds.

As from April 1 (April Fools Day appropriately) 2019, the Federal Government has removed the rebate for health fund provison of Naturopathic consultations, Bowen Therapy and Herbal Medicine.  Rebates for Acupuncture remain for those who have the appropriate Ancilliary cover. 

As the Government has placed no rebatable value on the above services I am pleased to include all of them as complementary extras within any Acupuncture treatment session. 


 

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Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) Charles Sturt University NSW
  • Diploma of Natural Medicine (Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine) WA
  • Diploma of Herbal Medicine (Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine) WA
  • Graduate Diploma of Clinical Acupuncture (Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine) WA
  • Certificate of Emergency Care (Ambulance) - former WA Ambulance Officer and pre-hospital emergency care instructor (taught pre hospital emergency care to volunteer and paid ambulance officers)
  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Registered with the Complementary Medicine Practitioner Associations Council (CMPAC)
  • Registered practitioner with ANRANT (Australian National Register of Accredited Natural Therapists)
  • Registered with the Australian Health Professional Registration Agency (AHPRA) for Acupuncture
  • Member of the Australian Society of Bioregulatory Medicine (ASBRM)
  • Train the Trainer certificate - very competent lecturer with extensive past experience teaching for St John Ambulance, the Australian Red Cross, Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine, and Paramount College of Natural Medicine

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