Monica Francia

BHSc (Nat), MNHAA
Trained teacher in Natural Fertility
Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist

 

Monica (She/Her) moved to nipaluna/Hobart from Melbourne at the beginning of 2017 to join the Goulds Natural Medicine Team and enjoy a slower, greener pace of life. Since then, she has worked at the Farm, Apothecary and Clinic. She founded the Hobart chapter of Herbalists Without Borders and is involved with Radical Herbalists Australia.

Monica has a strong values-based practice with a focus on accessibility, social justice, equality, and environmental sustainability. This was a big part of her choice to move to Goulds, with our ‘Farm to Apothecary’ model.

Monica is a strong advocate for folks to reconnect to their bodies and their menstrual cycles. Her main area of practice is reproductive and hormonal health, but she has other special areas of interest (listed below). With a mix of evidence-based treatments and traditional herbal knowledge, she enjoys working with folk to make sustainable change for improved wellbeing and a balanced, healthy life.

Monica is LGBTIQA+ and gender inclusive, trauma-informed, sex positive and passionate about adjusting care to suit any person’s budget, circumstance, or preferences.

 

Herbal Medicine is and always has been the people’s medicine.

 

Areas of interest:

  • Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Fibroids

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

  • Perimenopause and Menopause

  • Menstrual cycle irregularities

  • Complementary care and recovery support for cancer patients

  • Sexual dysfunction and reduced libido

  • Vulvodynia and Vaginismus

  • Recurrent and chronic vaginal infections (Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Thrush/Candida)

  • Mental Health support including Anxiety and Depression

  • LGBTIQA+ health including transition support

  • Addiction and drug withdrawal

  • Autoimmune conditions