OUR ETHOS

You deserve to be the best version of you. 

You deserve to live in a body you love, feel free and confident, look vibrant and move through each stage and season of your life gracefully and with ease. 

You deserve to feel comfortable in your own skin, without calorie counting or crash diets. 

You have the power to change when you understand that your lived experience and trauma impacts on your health. Health is about relationships: with yourself, with food and with your body. Western medicine can work miracles when facing acute problems, but it struggles to help with wellness. 

A holistic, functional, integrative approach to health is key. That’s what we offer at The Holland Clinic.

ABOUT THE HOLLAND CLINIC

The Holland Clinic is dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of women over the age of 35 using a holistic, multimodality approach that combines acupuncture, herbal medicine, non-pharmaceutical supplementation and nutritional, lifestyle and mindfulness advice.

We help women navigate the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, and make the process a lot less painful and stressful and a whole lot more graceful and easy! 

Our clients have often spent years struggling with long-standing health and wellbeing challenges. Most have relied on conventional Western treatment and feel they have ‘tried everything’. 

We have extensive experience treating a wide range of health issues including complex gut issues, hormonal dysfunction, metabolic health issues, weight-loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia and autoimmune conditions. 

We’d love to assist you. 

MY STORY

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 turn 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 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 to study Traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy in both Australia and in China. 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 that the single most effective way to feel vibrant is to heal, seal and repair the gut, to rebalance your hormones and in the process, rescue your 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 having studied and practised alongside some of the best health practitioners around the world – focussing on how to live in a beautifully balanced way that allows us to feel comfortable in our own skin.

I live by the 80/20 rule and use practical tools that are designed to support the stage of life I’m in: peri/menopause.

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  
  • Naturopath
  • Trauma informed Health Coach

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Perimenopause Intermittent Fasting Protocol

Start a Perimenopause specific supported fasting regime to assist you to use your food as fuel and not just store that energy for another day as fat.

Not only is intermittent fasting great for weight loss, burning stubborn fat, and maintaining a lean body composition without feelings of restriction, but it also provides numerous other health benefits!