Rebecca Tanner ND
B.Sc Pharm/Physiol; Dip Naturopathy; Dip Acupuncture; Adv.Cert.N.F.M;
M.A.T.M.S; AHPRA registered Acupuncturist
Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
Natural Fertility Specialist (Midwife - in training)
Qualifications and memberships
Rebecca Tanner has over 20 years experience as a Naturopath and Acupuncturist. Having graduated 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). Rebecca is currently gaining qualifications in Midwifery at Curtin University and completing 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 most recently, children’s health. 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 Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). She is registered with most major 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 see’s 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 couples, 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 enjoys helping them to have a healthy pregnancy – for both mother and baby. She has experience in the treatment of common problems during pregnancy such as morning sickness, haemorrhoids, 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 post-partum period and enjoys treating babies with colic and children with various immune, digestive, skin, developmental and other health issues.
Rebecca’s passion for natural medicine, her caring approach and considerable experience, makes her a very valued member of the Remède team of practitioners.