Apothecary Remedies & Prescriptions

A New Apothecary Service For Acute Consultations

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our new Apothecary service, designed to provide immediate and personalised care for your acute health needs. This service will offer a unique blend of traditional wisdom and modern naturopathic practices. Our goal is to be your trusted partner in health, offering rapid access to high-quality herbal remedies, supplements, and therapeutic products. Whether you're dealing with a sudden bout of fatigue, anxiety, or a minor respiratory issue, our apothecary is here to support you.

Acute Symptoms We Can Provide Support For

Our apothecary is equipped to handle a variety of mild acute symptoms, ensuring you receive the care you need promptly. We stock an A-Z of highly herbal tinctures, practitioner prescription supplements and organic teas & tisanes.

Acute Symptoms We Can Help You With Include:

Cold & flu symptoms such a sore throat, wet & dry cough, congestion, fever, aches & pains

  • Muscle stiffness or soreness
  • Cuts or bruises
  • Headaches or sinus pressure
  • Hayfever
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, wind, heartburn, gastro
  • Food poisoning symptoms
  • Cold sores
  • Thrush
  • Mild allergic reactions such as itchiness and sneezing
  • Skin irritation or rash
  • Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
  • Mood changes or irritability
  • Mild urinary discomfort or frequency
  • Menstrual irregularities or discomfort

Severe Acute Symptoms Requiring Immediate Medical Attention

While our apothecary can handle many acute symptoms, certain severe conditions require immediate medical attention. Please call 000, go to emergency or see your GP as soon as possible. Severe acute symptoms include:

  • High fever
  • Severe pain, sudden or persistent
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of consciousness or fainting
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
  • Profuse bleeding or haemorrhaging
  • Vision changes or loss of vision
  • Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm impulses
  • Signs of stroke (facial drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty)
  • Signs of heart attack (chest discomfort, arm pain, nausea)
  • Severe abdominal pain or bloating
  • Confusion, disorientation, or altered mental state

Consultations for Acute Symptoms

Our acute naturopathic consultations are now available and will be led by our new naturopathic graduate, Maddie Lyons. Since graduating one year ago, Maddie has gained valuable experience consulting in her online naturopathic business and has recently joined our team, which includes Heidi Ancich, our holistic nutritionist. Maddie works as our clinic, retail, and apothecary assistant under my mentorship.

Details of the Service:

Duration: 15 minutes

Availability: Via Zoom or telephone (in-person consultations will be available soon at our new premises)

Cost: $49.00

To make an appointment, please call 9380 7863 or email clinic@apothecabyanthia.com

Important Information:

Appointments: Required with pre-payment.

Pre-Consultation: Prior to your appointment, you will be instructed to fill in a questionnaire so we can prepare adequately for your consultation.

Please note that this service is not for patients currently on a health and healing protocol or regimen with Anthia. If you experience acute symptoms while on your protocol, it is best to consult directly with Anthia.

Additional Offering:

In addition, these 15-minute consultations can also be used to:

Reassess Your Current Supplements: Review what you’re taking, assess their quality, identify potential drug interactions, and ensure appropriate dosing.

Prepare for Travel: Get advice on avoiding traveler’s diarrhoea, managing constipation, and supporting your immunity while traveling.

Our Apothecary

Our apothecary is a dedicated space where traditional wisdom meets modern naturopathic care. Our apothecary provides a unique and comprehensive range of natural health products and services designed to support your well-being holistically. Here’s what you will find:

Access to Our Practitioner-Only Dispensing Apothecary: High-quality, professional-grade products that are specifically tailored to meet your health needs.

Therapeutic A-Z Herbal Tonics: Custom-blended herbal formulations aimed at addressing a wide range of health concerns.

Flower Essences: Gentle yet powerful remedies that work on emotional and energetic levels to promote overall balance.

Supplements: A curated selection of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements to support your health goals.

Teas & Tisanes: Organic, hand-blended teas and herbal infusions crafted to provide both therapeutic benefits and delightful flavours.

An apothecary traditionally serves as a dispensary for medicinal preparations, offering a range of therapeutic remedies and health products. Our apothecary not only upholds this tradition but also integrates modern scientific understanding to provide you with the highest quality naturopathic care. Whether you're seeking to address specific health issues or looking to enhance your general well-being, our apothecary is here to support you on your holistic health journey.

Practitioner Prescriptions vs. Over-the-Counter Remedies: What We Prescribe for Acute Symptoms

Understanding the differences between practitioner prescriptions and over-the-counter remedies is crucial when addressing acute symptoms. Here’s why there is a difference in price and what you can expect from each option:

Practitioner Prescriptions

Tailored Formulations: Practitioner prescriptions are customised to meet your specific health needs. These formulations are based on a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, medical history, and overall health.

Higher Quality and Efficacy: Practitioner-grade supplements are recommended due to their guaranteed active constituents, enhanced efficacy, and minimal, healthy excipients (inactive ingredients such as binders, fillers, coatings, lubricants, disintegrants, and flavouring agents that are added to the formulation of a supplement to facilitate the manufacturing process, improve the stability of the supplement, enhance its appearance, and make it easier to consume).

Professional Guidance: A holistic healthcare professional, such as a naturopath, nutritionist or herbalist, provides expert guidance on appropriate dosages and usage, ensuring both safety and effectiveness. They can help identify the most suitable supplements based on your unique needs and address your underlying causes and contributing factors.

Over-the-Counter Remedies

Accessibility: Over-the-counter remedies are readily available at chemists and health food stores, offering convenience for quick symptom relief.

Variable Quality: The quality and efficacy of over-the-counter supplements can vary widely. They may not always contain the guaranteed active constituents found in practitioner-grade products.

General Formulations: These remedies are typically one-size-fits-all and may not address your specific health needs or underlying conditions.

What You Get When You Seek Expert Advice

When considering the use of herbs and supplements, it's important to approach them with care and consideration. Seeking expert advice from a qualified holistic health practitioner, such as a naturopath, offers several key benefits:

Safety and Well-being: If you are pregnant or lactating, a holistic healthcare professional can provide guidance on the safe use of herbs and supplements, ensuring you understand their potential effects. They will also help assess any potential interactions with medications or existing health conditions.

Expert Guidance: A holistic healthcare professional will guide you on appropriate dosages and usage of herbs and supplements, ensuring both safety and effectiveness. Their expertise ensures that you receive the most suitable and effective recommendations for your specific health needs.

Personalised Recommendations: Practitioner-grade supplements are recommended due to their guaranteed active constituents, enhanced efficacy, and minimal, healthy excipients. A qualified practitioner will help you identify the most suitable supplements based on your unique needs and address your underlying causes and contributing factors.

Quality Assurance: Practitioner-grade supplements often provide higher quality and efficacy compared to over-the-counter options. By consulting with a professional, you ensure that the supplements you take are of the highest quality and tailored to your health requirements.