The Melbourne Therapy Centre, founded in 1986, is a medical and therapeutic Centre for integration for complementary medicine and therapies that promote healing of the body, mind and soul. It is committed to integrative Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies. These modalities encompass the treatment of illnesses by using the holistic approach of health care that understands healing to involve the physical and mental health of the individual and also preventative health care strategies.
Therapies are based upon the Anthroposophic medicine model proposed by Rudolf Steiner (Ph.D. 1861-1925) and pioneered by Dr. Ita Wegman (Dutch Physician 1876 – 1943) in Switzerland. There are also other therapies available, such as osteopathy and acupuncture, that are not anthroposophically based but reflect the aims of the Centre.
The Centre’s medical practitioners integrate complementary medicine with conventional medical practice.
Illness is seen as a disturbance of the harmony between the body and inner life. Healing involves working with the Art and Science of Healing as an intuitive guide to support the patient’s participation in making lifestyle changes to promote a healthy physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Immune functions are intimately connected to an individual response to external stressors and hence specific therapies can be prescribed to support the whole person in strengthening and revitalising immunity. The team work of the doctor, wholistic medical practitioner, health consultant, nurses, therapists and supporting staff, regulates the individually designed therapeutic programs, creates an environment of human warmth and support, conducive to recovery and healing. Our complementary therapies promote healing and self-development, transforming diseases into opportunities for personal growth. Clients may be referred by our practitioners or from their primary care practitioners or arrange appointments themselves by calling the Centre. Appointments are essential.
- Anthroposophic Health Consultancy using Homoeopathy, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition
- Anthroposophic Remedies
- Anthroposophic Nursing
- Anthroposophic Speech Therapy
- Art Therapy and Anthroposophic Art Therapy
- Biographical and General Counselling
- Eurythmy therapy
- Hydrotherapy – Jungebad oil dispersion method.
- Medical care
- Nutritional supplements
- Nursing care
- Remedial Breathing
- Rhythmical Body Oiling
- Therapeutic Eurythmy
- Zen Acupuncture
- Meditation Group
- Weleda and Dr Hauschka personal care products
Management of your personal Health Information. Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.
The Melbourne Therapy Centre is a registered non profit organisation incorporated in the state of Victoria.
Our ABN is 78 095 073 380 and we have Gift recipient status with the Australian Taxation Office. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.
The Melbourne Therapy Centre is a fully accredited medical practice having met the Royal College of General Practitioners Standards (2nd Edition) in March 2002. Accreditation # I. D. 6069. We are very please to announce that we gained re-accreditation on 18th March 2011. Accreditation is our way of demonstrating that we:
- Respect the rights and needs of our patients
- Are committed to improved patient outcomes
- Have efficient practice systems
- Have quality communication between patients and staff
- Are committed to ongoing education
- Have an enhanced patient environment
Administrative and Reception Staff:
Jenny Coates, Leeanne Hutchison, Natalie Pascoe, Rachael Standfield and Kathryn Allen.
Patrons of the MTC
Professor Avni Sali – MB, BS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FACNEM, Founding Head National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Epworth Research Centre, President, International Council of Integrative Medicine
Professor Marc Cohen MBBS (Hons), PhD (Elec. Eng.), PhD (TCM), B. Med Sc (Hons), FAMAC. Head of the Department of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University and past President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)