Stress Management

When does ongoing stress become a cause for concern?

Stress, when left unmanaged, can significantly impact both mental and physical health.

The body’s natural response to stress, often referred to as the “fight or flight” response, triggers a cascade of physiological changes, including the release of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. While this response is crucial for dealing with immediate threats, chronic stress can lead to a sustained elevation of these hormones, contributing to a range of health issues.  

Initial consultation


No referral required

New patient consultation and personalised assessment.

Consultation is by telehealth only (telephone or video available).

Practitioner applies for prescription approval if treatment is necessary.

Please confirm that you are 18+ years of age.

Follow-up consultation


Only for existing Patients

You are already a patient in our system.

Practitioner will review your treatment and condition. 

Application / submission included for 3 prescriptions if required.

Clinic Transfer


Coming from another Clinic

For new patients who have had previous consultation with a doctor, and who are wishing to transfer from their current clinic or doctor.

Application / submission included for 3 prescriptions if required.

Can ongoing stress affect your life?

If left untreated, chronic stress can be linked to physical and mental health conditions. Physically, prolonged exposure to stress has been associated with cardiovascular problems, compromised immune function, digestive disorders, and even an increased risk of chronic diseases. Additionally, stress can disrupt sleep patterns, further exacerbating its impact on overall well-being.

Recognising and managing stress through healthy coping mechanisms, such as exercise, mindfulness, and social support, is crucial for maintaining a balanced and resilient mind-body connection.

The main physiological features of a stress related disorder can be a fast heart rate, feeling uneasy or feeling like something is wrong, panic attacks, rapid breathing and tiredness. If untreated, these symptoms can lead to sleep disturbance, muscle tension, neck and shoulder pain, sweating and fatigue. 

What are the traditional treatments for stress related disorders?

Traditional treatments include:

Are there other treatments available to manage ongoing stress?

If you are experiencing issues with ongoing stress and have tried other treatment methods that haven’t worked for you, we encourage you to speak with either one of our experienced practitioners or one of our wellness experts. After assessing your specific needs, our team can offer you the advice and support you need to take control of your health for long-term wellbeing. 


To make an appointment with one of our practitioners, click here to book online or call our friendly patient care team on 1300 508 888, who will work with you to find a suitable time for an appointment. 

We are authentic, affordable and have a highly trained team of doctors and nurse practitioners who put patients’ needs first. Our practitioners only recommend treatment options that are suitable for each patients’ individual situation.

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Our Women's Health Medical Expert

Kathleen Kuntz, MSN/NP

University of Pennsylvania BSN/MSN Nursing 2002 
Australia – AHPRA Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner
Specialisation in Obstetrics/Gynaecology/Sexual Health

Kathleen is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a proven track record of assisting clients in finding relief through alternative plant based medications.

With over 25 years experience in women’s health, Kathleen has extensive experience in looking after female veterans who experience chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and related insomnia (at unacceptably high rates); women experiencing chronic pain associated with endometriosis or other chronic pelvic pain syndromes; sexual health, vulvovaginal pain, pain with intercourse, and pain related to menopause.

After experiencing the positive effects plant based medicine had on patients in the USA, Kathleen undertook the training/education to become a certified cannabis prescriber. After moving to Canberra from the USA, Kathleen became an authorised prescriber in Australia. 

Kathleen is driven by her passion to help patients on their healthcare journey through alternative medication.