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Shiho Mafune - Naturopath & Occupational Therapist

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Shiho is a qualified Naturopath, having graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health and an accredited Occupational Therapist, having graduated from La Trobe University. Shiho has also furthered her training in Sensory Modulation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).


Shiho has worked with many different cognitive, physical and mental health conditions in a range of settings including public hospitals, private practices and community settings. Shiho has experience working with young people with mental illness and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as an Occupational Therapist.

Shiho has developed a strong passion for integrating evidence based nutritional and herbal medicine with western medicine to enable holistic care. She utilises nutritional supplementation, food as medicine, western herbal medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Iridology, Mineral Celloids, Functional and Pathological testing, Hair Mineral Analysis and will liaise with your medical practitioners if required to provide integrative medicine


From the growing evidence of connection between pre-natal and early childhood diet with symptoms of ASD, Shiho has passion for female reproductive issues with special interest to preconception and pregnancy care.


Shiho incorporates family and client centred practice, by engaging and empowering families to enable children to grow and develop to achieve their unique potential and make a positive difference.


Shiho blends her Japanese cultural background and food philosophy for client’s treatment planning and dietary advice. Shiho’s belief lies in “The mind is everything. What you think, you become”. Shiho practices meditation on a daily basis. She integrates mindfulness, and a compassionate approach to provide gentle and warm care to clients.



Specialising:

Shiho treats a wide range of conditions and has the following specialities:
  • Child and Adolescent health:  
  • Mental health conditions (Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Sleeping issues)
  • Allergies, asthma and recurrent colds and flues, Gastro-intestinal dysfunction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment of Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Immune system Abnormalities, Methylation Impairment, Genetic Testing (MTHFR), Digestive Dysbiosis, Environmental Toxicity
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other Behavioural issues: Social communication, Restricted and Repetitive Behaviours
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Woman’s Reproductive Health: Fertility (Preconception and Maternal care), PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS, Menopause


Qualifications:

  • Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Certificate IV in massage
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Masters level Reiki Practitioner
  • Advance training in Mineral Celloids Prescription
  • Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner


Association:

  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society