ABOUT JOANNA SOCHAN
My passion for natural medicine grew from my own experiences. I had a 20-year career in the corporate sector which was very successful – and also very stressful. The daily stresses accumulated over time and I started to feel tired then exhausted, experienced brain fog, felt anxious and depressed, suffered from bad insomnia and felt overwhelmed even by small tasks or minor obstacles.
I suffered significant health problems as a result and, when conventional treatments had little effect, I began researching and applying various natural ways of healing such as wholefood nutrition, purified water, high quality supplements and herbs, and lifestyle changes such as adequate rest and daily relaxation time.
Soon I saw positive results and improvements. I consulted with a wise Naturopath who suggested a few key lab tests which confirmed a severe case of adrenal fatigue as well as major digestive issues such as intestinal parasites and gut flora imbalances that were impacting multiple body systems. She skilfully guided me through an 18-month long treatment to correct the imbalances overtime and allow the body to heal.
Seeing and experiencing dramatic positive changes in my health and energy levels, I became inspired and highly motivated to study natural medicine and eventually became a natural medicine practitioner myself! Now I’d like to share my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for natural remedies, nutrition, lifestyle medicine and other natural health solutions, as highly effective methods to get well and stay healthy long-term.
While I fully respect and appreciate conventional medicine and I liaise with many wonderful doctors and nurses, I see exciting potential for a natural approach to work either alongside conventional medicine or on its own, as required by clients and their circumstances. This method ensures my clients obtain benefits of both worlds and, as a result, their recovery rates and enjoyment of life increase significantly.
Having assisted many individuals in regaining their health, I believe that care, respect and empathy are as important in healing as any scientific tools, drugs or natural remedies, as is taking the time to listen to their stories.
Having focused on fatigue, gut disorders and skin problems in clinical practice, I dedicate a lot of time researching and constantly educating myself in everything I can about these conditions, effective natural treatments and conventional medicine approaches.
I see a great need to assist and support a growing number of clients suffering from adrenal dysfunction, chronic fatigue, excessive stress, lack of sleep and anxiety often accompanied by gut disorders such as IBS, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), constipation, diarrhoea, intestinal parasites or heartburn (reflux).
Whilst I aim to apply evidence-based methods where possible, I also listen to what clients say about their experiences and symptoms and rely on my clinical experience as well as traditional empirical methods of applying natural medicines, backed by intuition and insight. Check out the Conditions I have a particular interest and training in to learn how I can help with your health concerns.