Integrated Natural Medicine

About Us

Integrated Natural Medicine located in Templestowe Melbourne was born due to the collaboration of two highly experienced individuals and their work in the field of Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbalism and Iridology. After running and working for and at multiple successful clinics, the pair realised that they could take in thus help more people by setting up their own localised clinic, which has seen high patient numbers since launch with success stories embodying the clinic, making the clinic what it is today. Welcoming atmosphere with extensive knowledge on how to help and diagnose problems as listed in services, if you are feeling unwell or have physical or mental injuries there is no better place than Integrated Natural Medicine. 

Karen Hogan ND

Karen Hogan graduated as a Naturopath from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1986. She has over 30 years of practical experience in the natural therapies field and a passion for health incorporating Herbs, Homoeopathics, positive diet and lifestyle protocols, carefully monitored detoxification practices, bowel cleansing programs, vitamin and mineral therapy and emotional/energetic medicines such as the Bach and Bush Flower remedies in her clinic. By using Naturopathic diagnostic techniques such as Iridology and RBTI analysis much is revealed about the state of a person’s health, often before standard medical tests can detect change. This information allows Karen to provide a personalized and precise treatment. 

Her aim is to facilitate and enhance the body’s own innate healing powers using positive diet and lifestyle protocols. She begins her consulattion by taking a detailed case history and iris photo. An RBTI test is also recommended. Consultations last 1 hour and the cost of initial and subsequent visits are at competitive prices. An new iris photo is taken each visit.

She is also a member of The Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

Dr Rene Fontyne

Dr René Fontyne has been a fully qualified Naturopath, Medicinal Herbalist (Eastern & Western) and Homoeopath for the past 30 years. After René finished a Degree in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture), he worked in a large hospital in China, during 1987-88. This was followed by working in his own private practice, which was one of Brisbane’s busiest Natural Therapies clinics. Moving to the Dandenong Ranges, he started a successful multi modality clinic at the foothill of the ranges. This was ultimately sold as he was invited to lecture on Functional Medicine and Bio Resonance Testing & Therapy. Missing practice and contact with patients, he now jointly started Integrated Natural Medicine in Templestowe.

René attends many seminars in Australia and overseas, in order to stay up to date and has visited a number of specialist clinics (mainly cancer) in Mexico, Switzerland and Germany. He has also visited numerous times the Baden Baden Medical Week in Germany and the Vega Headquarters and Clinic also in Germany.

René believes your well being is the state of your health on ALL LEVELS, including Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual and Environmental.

His aim is for you to achieve your best state of wellbeing by:
Determining your state of Health/Wellbeing/Injury using methods including Iris Analysis, Bio-Electronic Testing (Vega) Testing, Live Blood Screening, Live Blood (Dark Field and Phase Contrast) Morphology, Chinese Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis, Allergy Testing, Muscle Testing, Blood Pressure Readings and Palpation.
He combines different modalities (Integrated) together incl. Functional Medicine (traces for the reason of the disorder in Functional Energetic Regulatory Disturbances (changes) in the whole body and appear when the body can no longer compensate. Orthodox/Allopathic  Medicine sees the reasons for Dis-ease mainly in pathological changes of the morphology of organs and tissues).
Treating the whole body and not just the symptoms, by means of Natural Remedies such as Medicinal Herbs (Eastern & Western), Homoeopathic remedies, Flower Essences, Vitamins and Minerals. He can regulate the energy flow in the body by means of Needling, Laser Therapy and/or Electronic Acupuncture (No Needles), Moxibustion and Chironic/Energy Healing. René also uses physical treatments like Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Acupressure and Bowen Therapy if required. He also finds important to take into account proper eating habits, Exercise and Environmental Status including Electromagnetic (EMR) and Electric Radiation (ER).
He is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).

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