Nicole Dawson Cullinan
Here is a little about me and the way I work with clients
Through managing my own complex health puzzle, I discovered the science and art of wellness care by marrying the modalities of Homoeopathy and Functional medicine and using a highly personalised approach to health, nutrition and lifestyle.
20 years ago I married my Chiropractor husband and since then we have been involved in the wellness model of health. We are parents and ex-pat South Africans living in the Netherlands. I am a nature lover, writer- researcher, amateur photographer, a health goddess in the kitchen and the creator of Wellness Place International.
I have been helping clients in private practice since 2001 as a Classical homoeopath, Functional Medicine practitioner and Lifestyle educator. I thrive on finding the patterns in complexity and solving your disease puzzles. I also spend my time writing articles and giving workshops on a variety of health and lifestyle topics.
I completed my Master's degree in Homoeopathy through the department of Public Health Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa in 2000.
My Master's research dissertation was on the Homoeopathic treatment of plant pathology, titled 'The effect of homoeopathic potencies of a fungicide Acrobat® (Dimethomorph and Mancozeb) on Downy Mildew (Peronospora parasitica) of cabbage seedlings (Brassica oleracea).
I was a graduate of the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) by the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) in South Africa in 2012.
I have been registered as a member of the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) since 2000.
You can view my full list of credentials on LinkedIn.
How I work
I have a kind approach to wellness care and am
True listening and
From what my patients have told me, it is not easy to find a health care practitioner who takes the time to listen to their story. I have experienced that just being heard can jumpstart a healing process.
I observe and take into account all your symptoms and do not disregard things that are strange or don't make sense according to the conventional model.
We are all individual and unique in our health needs and can benefit from an inclusive and human approach to problem-solving in the care of chronic health conditions. This is why I use a range of tools to help provide you with a personalised health road map to YOUR wellness place.
Clients I can help
I really enjoy working with mothers, fathers and their families. I help clients with Autoimmune illnesses such as Coeliac disease, Hashimoto’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis as well as allergies, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, fibromyalgia and hormone problems to name but a few examples of chronic health issues and lifestyle diseases.
Root causes of illness
When viewed through a wide holistic lens, most chronic lifestyle diseases can be better understood. This is because they do not have one cause but instead multiple root causes. It is in gathering and making sense of all the puzzle pieces of health information and addressing all the underlying triggers, that these types of complex illnesses can be managed or even reversed.
Healing modalities I use
Over the years, I have amassed a wealth of experience in different healing modalities including constitutional and symptomatic homoeopathic prescribing, homotoxicology, vitamin and mineral supplementation, western phytotherapy, chinese herbal medicine, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, conventional blood tests, functional biomarker tests, epigenetic DNA tests, weight loss coaching and specialised diets.
Helping you to find concrete answers to why you can't get better
Supporting your mood using safe, natural alternatives & lifestyle hacks
Helping you to identify the root causes and experience deep permanent relief
Empowering you to understand your hormones & balance them naturally.
Designing personalised nutrition plans to support overall health & performance
Holistic and evidence-based
combining the wisdom of nature with cutting edge science.
Wellness Care vs Crisis Care
Wellness care differs from conventional crisis care in some fundamental ways. It does not replace crisis care which is well suited in acute illness and trauma. But instead offers a different mindset and approach for solving the complicated disease puzzles of chronic issues and lifestyle diseases. Personalised wellness care is suitable for your chronic issues because:
Wellness care gives attention to ALL your complaints at once.
Time is taken to hear your whole story in a professional, safe and caring environment.
The root cause(s) of your complaints will be explained to you and what are the connections between them, for example, your headaches and your digestive complaints.
I can order private tests the results of which reveal objective findings on which to make long-term lifestyle changes without trial and error and with confidence.
You will learn what you should eat and which foods you should avoid.
You will get clarity on whether you need to take dietary supplements and which brands are recommended.
You will discover if your medications are helping you or causing side effects.
I will share with you appropriate biohacking tools and techniques to improve your lifestyle.
You will leave feeling understood and empowered with your personalised health plan.
Wellness Mindset - Principles
Our bodies have self-healing ability when we provide the right environment, nutrients and self-care strategies.
We are all unique and a one-size-fits-all approach is limited in some chronic issues and when people desire to achieve optimal health.
Prevention is always better than cure. But true prevention involves going beyond treating symptoms and into discovering the multiple deep roots of chronic illness.