Naturopath, Acupuncturist, Midwife
B.Sc Pharm/Physiol; Dip Naturopathy; Dip Acupuncture; Adv.Cert.N.F.M; BSc Midwifery; M. Repro Med. AHPRA registered Acupuncturist

Between December 2020 and June 2021 Rebecca is undertaking Midwifery in a public hospital in the birthing suites. Although we will miss her vibrancy and knowledge around the clinic during this time, we know there will be so many wonderful women being supported by Rebecca for their births. An exciting journey for all and we look forward to her return in June 2021. 

'With over 20 years experience blending western, eastern and naturopathic medicine my passion is supporting women to master their menstrual cycle and achieve healthy hormones.

This is absolutely key to achieving a pregnancy as a healthy menstrual cycle with particular characteristics (as documented by an analysis of over 25000 menstrual charts) is highly correlated with falling pregnant. Using this insight and remedies from both Chinese and western medicine it is always possible to improve health and fertility.'

Rebecca Tanner has over 20 years experience as a Naturopath and Acupuncturist, graduating as a Naturopath from the Sydney College of Natural Therapies in 1990. Her other qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in 'Physiology and Pharmacology' from the University of NSW (UNSW), an Advanced Certificate in Natural Fertility Management (NFM) with world renowned fertility specialist Francesca Naish, and Diploma of Acupuncture. Rebecca has also trained in Maternity and Fertility Reflexology, receiving private tuition from fertility reflexology expert Ashi Edwards, who is an ex-Harley Street practitioner (London, UK). More recently Rebecca has qualified as a Midwife from Curtin University and completed a Masters in Reproductive Medicine at UNSW.

In addition to her practice career, Rebecca has also been a trainer and educator for Blackmores for several years and has lectured in nutrition and mineral therapy at Nature Care College and the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, both in Sydney. She is also an experienced public speaker and regularly runs seminars on preconception care, fertility and holistic preparation for labour. In addition to her professional career, Rebecca is the mother of three gorgeous children, which helped to shape her interest in fertility and Maternity health.

Rebecca is a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS ). She is a registered Acupuncturist with most health funds and as such her patients are eligible for private insurance rebates on consultations.

Areas of specialty and approach to treatment

As a Naturopath and Acupuncturist Rebecca has enjoyed blending various aspects of eastern and western healing traditions in her clinical practice.

Rebecca is highly experienced in treating a wide range of female health issues, including menopause, PMT, period pain, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and hormonal irregularities.

Rebecca’s specialist training and experience in fertility make her uniquely qualified to provide preconception, infertility, pregnancy and post-natal care. She has extensive experience in working with couples planning for pregnancy, or working through fertility issues. She is very passionate about preconception health care and pregnancy planning, and helps couples prepare for a healthy pregnancy. She also sees couples with fertility issues, including unexplained infertility, female fertility issues (such as irregular ovulation, hormonal problems, age-related issues etc) and male fertility issues (such as poor sperm parameters and impotence). Rebecca always seeks to understand the underlying causes of a couple’s fertility issue, by fully assessing the health of both individuals, including their nutritional status, toxicity exposure and their general health. 

She often conducts functional testing if required, which can include salivary hormone testing, heavy metal and mineral testing, blood tests, comprehensive sperm testing, and further medical investigations with a patient’s doctor. Taking a holistic approach to treatment, Rebecca uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, diet and lifestyle guidance combined to address the underlying problems and improve overall health and vitality.

Once a patient becomes pregnant, Rebecca relishes the opportunity to assist and support with a healthy pregnancy - for both mother and baby. She has experience in the treatment of common problems during pregnancy such as morning sickness, hemorrhoids, digestive problems, back pain, breech position and post-date inductions. She also helps mother’s achieve optimal nutrition and vitality during pregnancy, and can help advise on birth planning.

Rebecca often helps new mothers with any issues in the postpartum period and enjoys treating babies with colic and children with various immune, digestive, skin and general health issues.

Common Conditions Treated

Female Health Issues

  • Menopause,
  • PMT and period pain
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Endometriosis and
  • Hormonal irregularities

Fertility Issues

  • Irregular ovulation
  • Hormonal problems
  • Age-related issues
  • Poor sperm parameters and
  • Impotence

Pregnancy & Babies

  • Morning sickness
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Digestive problems
  • Back pain
  • Breech position
  • Post-date inductions
  • Postpartum
  • Babies with colic
  • Children with various immune, digestive, skin and general health issues.


ATMS (Australian Natural Therapies Australia)
AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Acupuncture)
Rebecca is registered with the majority of health funds, her patients being eligible for private insurance rebates on Acupuncture consultations.