Our Support Practitioners
BSc (Complementary Medicine/ Naturopathy); Dip Bot Med; Dip Hom; Dip CN; Dip NFM
Member: ANTA; NHAA.
Angela HywoodAngela Hywood is an Australian-trained Naturopath, Medicinal Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist and Homeopath. Her extensive experience and education led to the establishment of her own groundbreaking and innovative model of clinical practice and seminar programs.
Angela grew up against a family backdrop of three generations in pharmacy, and she knew from an early age that her individual approach to health and well-being would take a more natural and integrative approach than mainstream medicine.
She graduated from Perth Academy of Natural Therapies in 1995, spent several years in General Practice in Western Australia, then undertook qualifications in pharmacy at Curtin University of Technology before completing her education with Post Graduate qualifications in Natural Fertility Management and Women & Children’s Health.
Angela’s expertise and unique approach has provided a valued contribution to the development of international standards in holistic practice and education. She was a faculty member of the Botanical Medicine & Naturopathic Medicine departments of Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, Australasian College of Natural Therapies and Nature Care College of Naturopathic and Traditional Medicine. She is a current faculty member of postgraduate education at Texas Chiropractic College and University of Miami School of Medicine, Integrative Medicine department and is in high demand as a guest speaker at international medical, naturopathic and chiropractic conferences.
Angela practiced at The Jocelyn Centre of Natural Fertility Management between 2004 and 2008. These strategies have assisted thousands of couples with their fertility, using this uniquely integrative complimentary medicine approach. Angela has been specialising in this field of Natural Fertility and reproductive endocrinology/immunology for the past nine years.
Telephone: 61 2 9328 2281
Fax: 61 2 9328 2267
4/33 Nelson Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
Read our interview with Angela in our articles’ section: The adrenals and pregnancy.
DR RAHUL SEN
BA; MB BS; FRANZCOG; DTM&H; Grad. Dip. Ec.
Dr Sen is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who specialises in high-risk pregnancies and was Lynn de Voy’s obstetrician for the birth of their twins. He is based at both the Prince of Wales Private Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, where he runs the diabetic obstetric clinic with Dr Sandra Lowe.
Dr Sen was born in India and raised in the UK, educated in the Steiner system and homeopathic medicine before going to a Boys Grammar school in Gloucestershire. He came to Australia in 1984 for a holiday and loved it so much that he decided to stay, working and travelling around Australia and the world for several years.
Dr Sen studied medicine at Sydney University and was politically active, becoming President of the Medical Society and the Students Union and travelling to Worlds Intervarsity Debating as an adjudicator.
He trained at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Canberra Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, before returning to the UK in 2003 to complete his Fellowship and gain experience in high-risk obstetrics and maternal medicine at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital in London.
He returned to Australia in 2006 as consultant at the Royal Hospital for Women and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. He is currently engaged in a mix of public and private work in both obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Sen enjoys teaching and has a special interest in obstetric emergency training.
Obstetrician Rahul SenDr Sen works closely with the mother-to-be, their partner, midwife and other support person/people to build trust and help make the birth as easy, risk-free, and satisfying as possible. Dr Sen is more supportive of some alternative health therapies that some of his clients undertake although he never recommends anything that isn’t evidence-based.
“We have a poor understanding of many areas of health, including how the mind works. There are differing explanations and a range of natural health care options outside the ‘norm’ that can bring women great relief. I like to be open to alternative ideas while practising safe obstetrics.
“Of course, I only practise things that I know and I find that most women won’t ask for my recommendation anyway – if they believe in a particular therapy, they will go and get it.”
Dr Sen also has a Diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene and hopes to work for the UN in years to come.
“Many countries have far less success in childbirth than Australia and the statistics for maternal and infant morality in the third world are staggering, and shameful. Much of this comes down to basic things like public health and hygiene. I believe it is every woman’s right to the highest quality care during pregnancy and childbirth. We also need to provide better support to women in their early days of motherhood to ensure that they and their children are given every opportunity to thrive.”
Telephone: 61 2 9650 4290
Suite 13, Level 7
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031
Rahul also has rooms in Macquarie st Sydney
Phone 61 2 9221 2600
Read our interview with Dr Rahul in our articles’ section: Trends in childbirth.
Dip RM; Reiki Master; Sacred Stone Practitioner
Masseuse Jacqui GrantJacqui has been working as a masseuse since 1995 and applies a unique mix of talents to help clients prevent and recover from injury and stress as well as to maintain wellness. Jacqui delivers a strong remedial style of massage that incorporates work on the body’s meridians, or energy channels, and can also incorporate energetic healing.
Jacqui’s massages help bring the body back into balance by relaxing the muscles, nourishing the internal organs and energising the meridian system.
Jacqui believes that the body is in a constant state of change and motion with our emotions, physical activity and inactivity impacting our body’s systems. Good health requires us to constantly check-in with one’s self to discover what is required to maintain wellbeing.
Jacqui strongly believes in the wisdom of ancient China, where clients would stop paying their doctor when they got sick – and she hopes to promote wellness in her clients with regular massages.
Massage complements chiropractic by assisting to relieve chronic tension from the musculature – making chiropractic adjustments easier. Massage also helps in improving blood flow, oxygen supply and nutrition to compromised areas to enable more effective healing.
Mobile telephone: 0414 854 979
Suite 2, 670 Darling Street
Rozelle NSW 2039
Telephone: 612 9818 8818
767 Old South Head Road
Vaucluse NSW 2030
Telephone: 612 9337 3388