Shane Arnold, the centres head naturopath studied at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) before it's change to the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine. Shane obtained an Advanced dip of Herbal Medicine an Advanced diploma in Naturopathy

  Shane's choice of career was not planned but one he was forced to take after a 3 year battle with Chronic Fatigue between the ages of 18 and 21 after contracting glandular fever when he was working as an engineer in a family business causing him severe lethargy, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression and a complete inability to cope or stay awake or function in any way. I was sleeping 16 - 18 hours a day.  It got to the point where I collapsed at a party on a boat one evening at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, I was taken to the local hospital where a doctor looked me over and told me I had Glandular Fever causing severe fatigue, lethargy and immune issues in my body. I asked what I could do and his advice was "We don't know how to treat it, you just need to go home and sleep as much as you can. I asked how long do I sleep for to which he replied "how long is a piece of string" It was at this stage I knew I had to take my health into my own hands".

I embarked on a course in natural medicine and focused any spare time on finding a cure for chronic fatigue using my self as a guinea pig winning the war on my chronic fatigue in 12 months.

After beating my CFS I went on to work for one of Australia's largest natural therapy suppliers as a technical support officer, trainer , education support, company rep for North Queensland, internal sales coordinator before taking up a new role as a homeopathic and energetic medicine educator and trainer, designer, sales coordinator and technical writer. At the same time I was also working as a naturopath seeing clients between sessions.

I have been completely free of chronic fatigue for 20 years now and run a busy practice working about 60 hours a week, have two young children and a very busy social life but enjoy nothing more than giving another person their health back.  

 

 

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