Hello, I’m Dr Kirstey Holland
I am a trauma-informed successful white African medicine woman who holds space for and helps women over 35 to heal, seal and repair their gut, rebalance their hormones and rescue their metabolic health so they can be their best and most vibrant self again.
I work with women who are worn out from struggling with health challenges such as gut disorders, pain, anxiety, stress, weight issues, burn out and so much more.
Why do I do what I do?
Because I understand what it’s like to feel disease in the body.
You see, I am a recovering food addict.
When I was a teenager my parents went through an awful divorce and I was sent away to a boarding school where I relied on food for comfort and love and to stop the pain of loneliness.
I was the girl who used food to calm myself and feel safe.
I ate when I felt stressed and constantly tried to restrict my diet, only to then binge.
I was told I was fat, felt shame about showing my body, and never felt good enough.
This relationship with my body and food continued for years and the turning point really came for me when I started travelling and studying extensively throughout Africa and Asia, and in particular, India where my fascination with Eastern mysticism and Ayurvedic medicine developed.
In spite of this journey, I continued to battle with and abuse my body through food.
I was sad and depressed. I didn’t feel good enough and I knew that my external representation was due to the internal pain I was feeling but I didn’t know what to do about it.
My obsession to manage my weight and my own personal disillusionment with western medicine led me on a journey to study Traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy in both Australia and in China. From there I earned several degrees at a number of institutions across the world relating to health.
This journey of deep learning has today led me to understand that as a woman, our health is intrinsically linked with our own experiences and trauma.
I now know today the single most effective way to feel vibrant and the best we can be is to heal, seal and repair the gut, to rebalance your hormones and in the process, rescue our metabolic health. When we do this we extend our health span; the time we feel healthy and vital during our life.
I have been in clinical practice since 2000 and have studied and practised alongside some of the best health practitioners around the world – always looking at how to live in a beautifully balanced way that allows my patients and I to feel comfortable in our own skin.
I established The Holland Clinic in 2008 and have finally come to a point where I’m celebrating my beautiful body.
I live by the 80/20 rule and use practical tools that are designed to support the stage of life I’m in: perimenopause.
I want you to know it’s possible to integrate your story into your health in a positive way. It’s possible to come back into balance, live a full and happy life and get off the rollercoaster so you can live a life that’s more harmonious and graceful.
I’d love to assist you.
DR HOLLAND’S QUALIFICATIONS:
- Dr Kirstey Holland O.M.D. (Oriental Medical Doctor)
- Registered Dr of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Practitioner of Environmental and Nutritional Medicine
- Practitioner of Functional Integrative Medicine
- BA of Health Science
- BA Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbalism)
- Accredited Provider of Chinese Herbalism and Acupuncture
- Trauma informed Health Coach
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