Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist
Shannon Carlin (BBus, BHSc Naturopathy NHAA)
Passionate about incorporating adjunctive-complementary care to oncology patients. Naturopathy works alongside conventional care, for better outcomes for cancer patients.
✓ Adjunctive integrative oncology support
✓ Incorporates research-informed interventions
✓ Extensive knowledge on food and nutrition
✓ Symposium presenter: 10th International Conference on Herbal Medicine on Adjunctive Breast Cancer Care
✓ Emerging Naturopath of the Year 2016
Shannon has been a part of the natural medicine industry for the past 7 years. Combining evidence-based naturopathic treatment with traditional herbal medicine, Shannon combines the two for an individualised comprehensive holistic treatment plan.
Passionate about reducing the side effects of treatments short term, and the possible longer term side effects of treatments,
Shannon works alongside Oncologists, sharing the care and communicating treatment plans.
Due to her experience with her Mum (who received a cancer diagnosis some 23 years ago), Shannon has a unique approach and particular interest in working with cancer patients.
Shannon works to support traditional medical care with natural medicine, to reduce side effects of conventional treatments, improving quality of life and improving mind and body health to support remission.
Shannon has extensive experience working with breast cancer patients at various stages of their diagnosis.
Through chemotherapy she works to improve quality of life, including;
reducing the effects of mucositis, nausea, diarrhoea, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety and fatigue.
Shannon’s patients are often surprised with how well they are coping and their ability to work and lead a normal life, during these times.
Shannon has seen positive results in reducing the side effects of hormonal treatments such as tamoxifen and arimidex, particularly in reducing night sweats and hot flashes, using herbal medicine. Patients have reported complete resolution of these side effects.
Shannon has extensive knowledge in food nutrition, or as she likes to call it food as medicine. She works to create an individualised diet plan to improve efficacy of treatments, reduce side effects, improve fatigue and assist the body to complete treatment programs and to live preventatively.
Shannon works from a research, evidence base, with a keen interest in the role of nutrigenomics – understanding your genetic blueprint and how you can utilise diet and lifestyle to reduce your individual risks. Shannon utilises complementary nutritional and herbal medicines to assist in individualised treatment plans.