Our Natural Therapists

Embrace Life has a team of natural therapists who have experience in fertility, nutrition, digestive disorders and general health.

  • Kim Sheppard – Naturopath/Nutritionist


    Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) – Endeavour College of Natural Medicine (formerly ACNM)

    Level 1 Yoga Teacher

    Level 2 Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner

    Level 3 Usui Reiki Master

    Crystal Healing Diploma

    Commissioner of Declarations (J.P C.dec)

    Areas of interest:

    Holistic health care, nutrition, stress management, weight loss, child health, digestive health, mental health (stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, behavioural disorders,) reproductive health (fertility, dysmenorrhea, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, pregnancy)


    A mum with a passion to educate and guide people to discover and live their own unique happy and healthy life. Kim initially became a Naturopath because she wanted to be able to care for her family and is now passionate about caring for you and your family.

    Kim has always had a strong desire to care for people and has seen firsthand how powerful natural medicine can be.  Physical, mental and emotional pain and discomfort is the body trying to tell you that something in your body is imbalanced and there is a need to care for you. Balance is obtained when nutritional, physical, mental, emotional and energetic needs are being met.

    Kim will help to identify the underlying cause of your conditions and guide you on a health journey you didn’t even know existed!

    Kim regularly attends conferences and seminars on natural medicine topics and enjoys continually expanding her knowledge through courses she completes.

    Kim loves to read, meditate, spending time in nature, yoga, outdoor recreations, learning and chooses to surround herself with positive, inspiring and uplifting people. So if you are ready to make a change book an appointment with Kim and let the journey begin!

    “When you surrender to what is meant to happen and not force it… amazing things transpire and happen.” – Lisa Williams.

  • Luke Paten Embrace Life Acupuncturist
    Luke Paten – Acupuncturist


    Bachelor of Health Science Acupuncture

    Areas of interest:

    Holistic health care, stress management, Post natal rehab, Mental and Emotional Health, Musculoskeletal Injury and Wellness


    I love health. I believe Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are an excellent form of health care and is particularly relevant in this modern world. Chinese Medicine is fundamentally a Holistic Health Practice. Meaning, treatments can yield specific and indirect positive outcomes. Also, that links between physical signs and symptoms and emotional signs and symptoms can be explored and explained in Chinese Medical theory.

    It is my privilege to practice Chinese Medicine and I have been very lucky to learn other aspects of health also. I have had the opportunity to learn Massage, Martial Arts and Stretching based health exercises.

    It is my dream to work with people as a Chinese Medicine practitioner and help them achieve their health goals. Whether that be support overcoming significant health challenges, getting more energy to get out of bed in the morning, improving your dandruff or just wanting to feel happier.