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About Mel

Mel is a research-based naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist. She is fully qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in naturopathy and nutritional medicine. Mel is passionate about helping men and women regain control of their health by educating and empowering her patients to make fundamental health changes. Mel is empathetic in her approach, ensuring that her patients feel listened to and cared for. 

"My focus as a naturopath is to guide the patient to heal from the inside out using the latest peer-reviewed research. This involves using a variety of tools including medicinal herbs, dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their overall quality of life."


Mel specialises in treating: 

  • Fertility support for preconception, pregnancy and post-partum

  • Menstrual irregularities including PCOS, endometriosis, adenomyosis and dysmenorrhea (period pain)  

  • Stress and mental health disorders including anxiety and depression 

  • Peri-menopause and post-menopause symptoms 

  • Thyroid disease
  • Vaginal dysbiosis including candida/thrush and vaginitis 

  • Gastrointestinal issues

Mel has a true passion for natural medicine and inspires future naturopathic students by regularly speaking at the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine. She is an intelligent, nurturing, and caring practitioner who is driven to solve her patients' cases.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Endeavour College of Natural Medicine

Bachelor of Commerce

University of Wollongong

Diploma of Digital Marketing

Australian College of Marketing

Melissa Poczwa, Naturopath pouring a herbal medicine in her naturopath clinic in Perth
Melissa Poczwa, Naturopath dressed in formal clinic attire
Dried herbal medicine on a granite bench

Naturopathic Philosophy

Naturopathy uses a unique combination of both traditional and scientific research, to establish the most suitable treatment approach for each patient. These may include the use of nutraceuticals which contain compounds that have been extracted from plants or foods based on their medicinal nature. Vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts are examples of these. 

Naturopathy focuses on a whole-systems approach, where living things are recognised for their interconnection and interdependence. As Aristotle said, "the whole is better than the sum of its parts." This is recognised in naturopathy as "treating the whole person," by developing a comprehensive healthcare plan that is unique to each individual. 

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