Dr Amanda Reimann - ATUNE Health Centres - Medical Herbalist, Biochemist
Bachelor of Advanced Science/Bachelor of Arts, Ph.D., Adv. Dipl. Western Herbal Medicine
Amanda is a Registered Herbalist and a professional member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association. She is a graduate of the Academy of Complementary Health, WEA Hunter. Amanda is also a Biochemist, having completed her Ph.D. on the effects of oxidative stress in ageing and neurodegenerative diseases at the Alzheimer’s Institute for Brain Research, University of Leipzig, Germany. Also, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Halle, Germany.
A large part of Amanda’s clinical training in Herbal Medicine was spent working alongside medical practitioners. This invaluable experience significantly contributed towards her skills in clinical assessment and her understanding of a truly integrative approach to preventative medicine. This approach focuses on bringing patients from average health to an optimal state of health, by treating the cause of illness, through natural therapies and education.
With her strong biochemical research background, Amanda has a particular interest in evidence-based care in addition to traditional forms of natural therapy. An evidence-based approach involves a critical analysis of the current literature on the safety and efficacy of herbal and nutritional remedies and applying this to clinical practice. Within this framework, she upholds the fundamental principles of primum non nocere (“First do no harm”), viz medicatrix naturae (support the body’s innate ability to heal) and tolle totum (treat the whole person, including physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and environmental factors). Amanda also embraces the use of traditional Chinese herbs in her treatment protocols and is considering further study in this area.
Amanda is married to a medical doctor, who is currently completing his specialist training in Nephrology. They have three young children, who are almost as enthusiastic about making healthy choices and being active outdoors as Amanda is.