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:
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.
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.
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 available for those appropriately insured. HBF and most other funds will provide rebates for Acupuncture however, it is best to check with your fund to ensure you have the level of cover required. Levels of rebate depend on individual funds.
As from April 1 (April Fools Day appropriately) 2019, the Federal Government will remove the rebate for health fund provison of naturopathic services. Rebates for naturopathic consultations will no longer be available from that time. Rebates for Acupuncture remain for those who have the appropriate Ancilliary cover. HBF have moved earlier than suggested and removed rebates for naturopathic consultations from January 1, 2019. All Health Funds COULD cover naturopathy without the 30% Government rebate however have chosen not to at this point of time. If that situation changes with any of the funds we will let you know.