High Street Natural Health

We are a trauma informed natural medicine practice. We believe that what happens in our lives is visible in our health. We use our own poly-vagal purposed herbal formulae range of capsules plus teas, acupuncture and our most dedicated and experienced care to acknowledge and guide you through your process. Together we can recover your health and well-being.

Aurora Sheehy

Aurora Sheehy

Acupuncturist, Naturopath,Herbalist, Somatic Therapy

Anaid Jiminez de Rio

Anaid Jiminez de Rio

Herbalist, Reiki Prac, Astrologist, Massage Therapist yoga teacher.

Dr. Giles Sadler

Dr. Giles Sadler

Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner

Let Us and Nature Resource You

How Trauma Makes an Impact on Health

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Somatic Acupuncture Treats Emotional Causation

Let Us and Nature Resource You

Let Us and Nature Resource You

Let Us and Nature Resource You

Symptoms are a Message We can Hear and Heal

Your healing is within our process.


Whole System Health

Our overall health and well-being is based on the integration of multiple lifestyle factors and experiences.  Including not only our physical body but also our environment, social interaction, occupation, sense of love and belonging, mental and emotional well-being, as well as a history of hardship or trauma.

When looking at health in this way we, as naturally trained wholistic practitioners, will take a whole person’s perspective.  We focus on completely hearing the patient’s story including all aspects of their life that have brought them to the current time, symptoms and space.  This approach allows us to unravel the history of stories and symptoms that have occurred, resulting in their particular presentation of illness.

Digging Deep

Often patients present with illnesses and disease states that are not well understood in the orthodox medical community.  They have lab work and imaging that suggests they are just fine.  They have been misdiagnosed and mislabeled, treated with no relief, and have had poor reactions or responses to pharmaceutical medications. Our centre may be a last resort for these people, those who have exhausted all their options and still have no answers.  We welcome these patients with open arms and can offer them hope. This is because we can look deeper, dig underneath the physical presentation and reveal the underlying stress, hardship, emotions, and possible trauma that have made a substantial imprint upon the physical body.

The Emotional Body

Our emotions are one of the major sources of inflammation, trauma produces oxidative stress and can bombard the body daily.  From the toxic thoughts that tell us we are not good enough, to the ups and downs of mood that occur in reaction to the chaos of daily living.  We have known for some time that our emotions can impact our health on a physical level.  Many studies show that negative emotional states such as anxiety, depression, and anger increase the release of inflammatory molecules (cytokines).  By knowing that inflammation is linked to a host of illnesses from cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes to chronic fatigue and many cancers, we can draw a direct link between our emotions and health. 1

Understanding the fact that our emotional state as well as our level of stress impacts our health, we can take it further to tie in childhood adversity and lifetime traumatic experiences.  There is much evidence on the mental health outcomes of children that have experienced physical, mental, or emotional abuse, family violence, or neglect. Children who experience such adversities have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as other physical illness including cardiovascular disease, stroke, asthma, and diabetes. 2 3

Trauma and Health

Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Trauma is very much subjective and a traumatic experience may range from a seemingly minor car crash for some to severe abuse or a natural disaster for others.  The main aspect that makes any experience traumatic is the person’s ability (or inability) to cope or respond, and this is related to their vulnerability to trauma.   In most cases of trauma, individuals may endure long-term reactions such as unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, and physical illness.4 Those with more childhood adversity, lifelong chronic stress and trauma are more at risk for severe reactions after a traumatic event due to the decreased ability over time to deal with it (these individuals are thought to have an increased vulnerability to trauma’s effect).  This can sometimes lead to such conditions as PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder.

We see several mood disorders that are directly linked to emotional stresses and hardship; this is not just in your head. It is biochemical; these traumas can change the communication of the endocrine system, nervous system and immune system, involving your hormones, neurotransmitters, and inflammatory markers – therefore impacting body-wide functioning. Symptoms not only include mood imbalance but hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, brain fog, and just feeling tired and worn out.

Looking at a patient’s symptoms and delving into their history gives us an idea of any significant events that may have been imprinted on the body that can interrupt the normal development and function of the body’s organ systems.  Any Symptoms that show up are information from the body telling us something is wrong, like a voice, they can be seen as part of a conversation we need to have. The body is wise and is highlighting the importance of what is going on in our health.  I encourage you to listen to your body, to your internal knowing, and take an active role in your healing.

How do we heal from trauma and hardship?

Healing from any illness is a process, as such is healing from trauma.  The body needs time to unravel the knots and webs of emotional patterning imprinted upon us since birth.  In becoming more mindful and aware of our stories and patterns we can notice them, catch ourselves in the pattern, and create new habits.

As stated above, several imbalances can occur within the different organ systems of the body, especially the endocrine system and the nervous system.  Healing from trauma will also require rebalancing and normalizing the functions of your hormones and neurotransmitters.  There are many ways to do this through somatic acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and supplementation.

Often it takes time and much-dedicated support on this healing journey, somatic acupuncture is specific in enabling the physiological processing of stored traumatic experiences and emotional wounds a very close relationship with your acupuncture therapist at this time is essential also. This can not only speed up the process of healing but also aids in creating lasting results.

  1.         https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11752480
  2.        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23595840
  3.         http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(14)00512-1/abstract
  4.        http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma/

About Us

Hello, I’m Aurora

It has taken me 25yrs, of what is my life’s work, to be able to offer this healing space. Study, experience, research and life have all taught me, that we all need more care, more support than we allow ourselves.
And that what happens in our lives, effects our health.

Through my personal experience of complex trauma I have built a deeper skill set, understanding and ability to connect and care for people.

Nature has seasons , from disasters to abundance just as we face in our lives  , as a human you are having a human experience, and because all that has happened to you has happened in nature, there are effective natural medicines to support and care for you.

And I believe wholeheartedly that with a determined, kind , clear and skilled approach so much of our health can recover and that living your potential, your best life, is what we are all here to do.

Aurora Sheehy

Adv Dip Appl Sci (Nat), Dip Hom,

Adv Dip Acup, MATMS Cert. Remedial Massage


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Acupuncture points along the body are gently stimulated to naturally ease pain, relax muscles and remove stress. It is a superior treatment for any musculoskeletal injuries, stress, PMT, infertility, allergies, weight loss, IBS and more.


 A  holistic approach to health that uses herbs, vitamins, minerals, massage, homoeopathics and lifestyle change to bring about a natural resolution. We will formulate individual treatments together that will bring the best of health to you.


With the framework of Poly-vagal theory, we can demonstrate how life events and emotions can affect every organ in the body. All responses all emotions are expressed along with the branch of this new response. This is why stressful experiences can create symptoms anywhere and differently of different people.


Pain can affect every aspect of your day-to-day life – we are experienced in resolving pain and can treat you whether you’ve had a recent illness/injury or whether you’ve been suffering for a long time.

We are a Trauma- informed clinic.

We understand, recognise and respond to the effects of all types of trauma. Our aim is to provide emotional safety for both our clients and staff .

'You are your own first child, take care of yourself as such.'

Aurora Sheehy

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High Street Natural Health

228 High Street

Fremantle, Western Australia


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