'Preventative Medicine and Wellness is the most Sacred Gift anyone can offer themselves.'

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Dr. Catherine Argyros

Dr. Catherine Argyros

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My name is Catherine Argyros, and I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist, body-worker, and yoga teacher.   I'm also a mother, and like many of you I have concerns regarding the impact our lifestyle choices have, not just on ourselves, but our families, and our planet.   


 I love modern medicine and appreciate its importance in our well being, however there are many gentle alternatives we should be utilizing first before reaching for the medicine cabinet.  By doing so, we not only avoid nasty side effects, we also end up treating the root cause, thereby resolving the issue once and for all.   Its these simple, effective, and time tested approaches I want to share with you.

Furthermore, I hear a lot of dis-empowered speak when it comes to people and their health. I want to clear that up for you, and help empower you in that process.

Most importantly, its the preventative measures I want to share with you here.   I am excited to see science is catching up and many of the practices shared here are  research based, making them proven, effective, and safe. 

 

Why do i call myself a barefoot doctor?

Noun: A lay health care worker, especially in rural China, trained to perform tasks such as providing first aid, assisting in childbirth, and dispensing drugs.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/medical-history/article/between-party-people-and-profession-the-many-faces-of-the-doctor-during-the-cultural-revolution/E0852C21E1D5B727674B9C849F5A9DAB/core-reader

This meant they worked in conjunction with the seasons and their immediate environment. ‘All within a days walk’,  was the term used because the herbs and foods they utilized were sourced within that time frame.

They understood that everything the individual needed was directly available to them and that the best medicines were the ones flourishing in that seasonclimatetime and place. 

They also understood the vital link between the human being and their environment, honouring

 the microcosmic and macro cosmic connection, thus creating a seasonal approach that was intimately linked between the individual and their surroundings. 

Wellness is not just about living well, it’s about living in harmony with our landscape both within and without, it’s about being responsibleempowered, and self-aware

Most importantly, in those days they were paid when their client was well not sick. 

How revolutionary!

Now, this truly supports the wellness industry.  I would like to see a return to this preventative measure as we all understand and appreciate, ‘prevention is far better than cure’.

Finally, as a yoga instructor and birth support person I often, literally, find myself barefooted.  There are many other practitioners who have adopted this generic term, the more the merrier I say!  


'This approach keeps me grounded in a role that is a service to my clients and community!'

Evolution depends on humanity returning to a simpler life.   As we increasingly live further and further away from nature our connection becomes broken and results in disease and unease on many levels,  resulting in the epidemic of lifestyle related illnesses we see in our modern world

Its my aim to help others reclaim their connection and live with awareness.   My approach is to nourish the body and spirit whilst bringing balance and harmony.  This requires  a returning to our natural state, the one in which we live in accordance with nature,  seasonal eating and treating the body with the respect it and we deserve.  

Our bodies not only need to last us a lifetime, but we also want them to work well-bringing quality to our life. I do believe in many ways it’s not as hard or expensive as people think.   I hope to share simple truths and wisdom that can help us in the short and long term.   


My areas of interest include:

  • women's health, pregnancy, labour support, pre, and post-natal support
  • turning breech, optimal delivery, induction
  • musculoskeletal conditions, lumbar pain, sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, stiff neck, and shoulders.
  • dietetics, gut health, IBS, weight loss, the art of fermentation, detox and fasting
  • stress, anxiety, and depression
  • palliative care
  • grief, and loss
  • wellness plans
  • vertigo, and foggy head
  • Hashimoto's and other auto immune disorders
  • preventative medicine and adopting a healthy lifestyle
  • meditation, mindfulness, and yoga
  • living green, gardening, slow living 
  • working with children and the elderly
  • fibromyalgia 
  • The Wellness Podcast

Testimonials

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Catherine changed my life, I came to her to help me lose weight and detox and what I found was myself. 



Carolyn 

2019

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Im so grateful and happy to have found her. I also love her space, its beautiful, soothing, and relaxing. I dont know what I would have done without her.


Emma 
2016

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Very good and supportive. Effective and gentle. She really does listen and care. Follow up service is great. Lots of information. Love her blog. Highly recommend her.


Julie 
2015

My Message

I am passionate about the safe alternatives acupuncture and Chinese medicine can offer.

The push to make Chinese medicine a research-based medicine means we can safely follow proven protocols of treatment. Wherever possible I hope to share this research with you here.

My approach as a healer is to help you understand how to nourish your body and spirit whilst you strive for inner harmony.

 I offer my clients support with no judgment.

We share a proactive relationship which is employed to empower you along your path.

This requires you live in accordance with nature, seasonal eating, and listening to your body's needs. 

We cover, wholesome foods, yoga, meditation, detox, massage, ear candling, herbs, acupuncture, cupping, exercise, and lifestyle changes including                  ritual.



These are just some of the tools I will utilize to not only to help

and support you along your path to wellness.

Most importantly, I will also endeavor to teach you as much as I can so that you can be proactive, as well as, empowered within that experience.

There have been times in my life where I have found myself in vulnerable positions.

Whether it was birthing for the first time and being faced with a barrage of hospital protocol, or supporting my mother through cancer,   I've had to be the hero of my story.

 I want to educate others so they are aware of the many choices, viable,  safe alternatives, and avoid some of the challenges I myself have overcome

'With over 15 years of clinical experience,  I continue to keep up to date with the latest information, research, and skills required

 to help my clients live the healthy life they want.'


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    More about Dr. Catherine Argyros

Dr. Catherine's credential are

Dr. Catherine is registered with

Catherine has taught kids yoga here

  • Belle Vue Primary School
  • Boorondara Park Primary School
  • Auburn Primary School
  • Deepdene Primary School

Dr. Catherine Argyros holds numerous certificates including:


Chinese Medicine Pearls Seminar on Infertility

presented by Prof Guo Zhi Qiang (2004)


TCM AND INFERTILITY, PART 1 & 2,

presented by Jane Lyttleton  (2007 AND 2008)


WOMEN'S HEALTH: THE CHILDBEARING YEARS

Presented by Tony Reid (2009)


COMMUNITY COACHING TRAINING PROGRAM

with the Australian Sports Commission (2013)


EAR CANDLING PRACTITIONER COURSE

 Complete Health and Harmony (2014)


Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth 

presented by Debra Betts (2014)


THE EVOLUTION OF PRACTITIONER ONLY DETOXIFICATION

presented by Metagenics (2014)


MASTER TUNG'S 3 DAY INTENSIVE COURSE

presented by Robert Chu (2015)


Auriculotherapy: Ear Acupuncture

Jim Chalmers (2016)


Integrative TCM 

presented by Clare Pyers (2016)


An Introduction to the Tao of Nutrition 

presented by Cathy McNease, Herbalist (2016)


Foundations in Hypnotherapy

presented by John G. Kappas, Ph.D (2017)


Hypnosis in History

presented by John Melton C.HT (2017) 


Past Life Regression Therapist

presented by Michelle Gusy, C.HT,. NLP (2017)


Acupressure for Fertility, Pregnancy & Childbirth

presented by John Kirkwood (2017)


Close to the Bone: Acupuncture Treatments for Low Back Pain 

presented by David Legge (2018)


Close to the Bone: Acupuncture Treatments for Neck Pain 

presented by David Legge (2018)


Fighting Chronic Fatigue 

presented by Dr Matt Van Benshoten (2018)


Supporting Grief with Chinese Medicine 

presented by Melissa Monroe, PhD, L.Ac. (2018)


Back on Cycle: Treating Irregular Menstruation with TCM 

presented by Kathleen Albertson, L.Ac. (2018)


Balancing Chakras with Acupuncture, Herbs, and Essential Oils 

presented by Laura Paris, O.M.D., L.Ac. (2018)


Healing the Inner Child

presented by Cheryl O’Neil, C.Ht. (2019)


Leaky Gut, Food Allergies, & Other Modern Disorders: ACUPUNCTURE & Herbs Introduction

presented by Quinn Takei D.O.M, LAc. (2019)


Leaky Gut, Food Allergies, & Other Modern Disorders: ACUPUNCTURE & Herbs Part I

presented by Quinn Takei D.O.M, LAc. (2019)


How to Motivate Patients to Change their Lifestyle

Presented by Anne Bailey (2019)


Essential Oils to Balance the Acupuncture Meridians

presented by Michelle Meramour, CA MSOM (2019)


Mythic and Archetypal Imagery

Cheryl O’Neil, C.Ht. (2019)


Metaphysical Imagery

Cheryl O’Neil, C.Ht. (2019)


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