What is Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health. This condition of holistic health is defined as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit.

Holistic medicine encompasses all safe and appropriate modalities of diagnosis and treatment. It includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle elements. Holistic medicine focuses upon patient education and participation in the healing process.

What should I expect from my consult

Dr Chana Ilavalagan is a holistic General Practitioner GP who believes in addressing the root cause of illness by empowering patients to achieve a better quality of life. She utilizes a team based approach for optimising health and wellbeing.

Dr Chana has an interest a wide range of health concerns and conditions including:

. Lifestyle factors such as sleep cycles and substance use
. Nutritional and exercise programmes for achieving physical balance
. Mindfulness techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation for emotional and spiritual well being

Dr Chana has experience in managing wide range of health conditions including:

. Women and men’s health including hormonal imbalances and fertility support
. Maternal and child health
. Paediatric support for optimal growth and development
. Management of all mental health conditions
. Management of chronic pain
. Chronic disease management


First appointment 30 mins $150
Return appointment 15 mins $75
Extended return appointment 30 mins $150

Please note: Medicare benefits are not claimable on appointments. Bulk Billing not available.


Dr Chana is available for appointments at 169 Grattan Street, Carlton. To make your appointment with Dr Chana, call 9347 0020.

Please note: Dr Chana is available by appointment only. For urgent medical attention, please call 000.

Meet Dr Chana Ilavalagan