Welcome to Real Health

“A Professional & Holistic Healing Centre, Combining Naturopathy, Painless Acupuncture & Low Level Laser Therapy”
Dr. Joseph Ferraro, Registered Acupuncturist & Qualified Naturopath
  • Skin conditions

    Are you struggling to improve your psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne or other skin condition?

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  • Women’s Health

    Are you looking for an alternative to drugs for your menopausal or PMS symptoms?

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  • Pain conditions

    Acupuncture Is well known and has been sought out for pain conditions for centuries.

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  • Weight Management & Detox

    At Real health we understand that one approach to weight management doesn’t suit everyone.

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  • Healthy Ageing Therapy

    Healthy ageing therapy is a naturopathic approach which aims to balance hormones and reduce oxidative damage in the body

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  • Chronic conditions

    Chronic health conditions are those that are long standing or have a degenerative side to them.

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  • Quitting Smoking

    Quitting smoking will be the healthiest decision of your life! You owe it to yourself and to those dearest to you to kick the habit.

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  • Low Level Laser Therapy

    The application of specific wavelengths of laser and LED light to the human body to reduce pain and promote tissue healing.

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At Real Health

We understand that you want your healthcare experience to be as easy and time efficient as possible. We listen to you and create a care plan individually tailored to your needs combining up-to-date natural therapies, modern Acupuncture techniques and Low Level Laser Therapy.

About Us

Why Choose Real Health?

Benefits of Real Health

Real Health is a Naturopathy & Acupuncture practice utlising a combination of modern and traditional treatments. At Real Health we are dedicated to finding and caring for the underlying cause of your concern.

  • Consultations are available morning and evening, Monday to Friday for your convenience in our Mont Albert or Blackburn Clinics, or online via TeleHealth.
  • Friendly and helpful clinic staff ensuring appointments run on time – we know your time is valuable.
  • Two purpose built clinics with free off-street parking.
  • On-site natural medicine dispensaries so you can pick up your supplements at your consultation
  • At Real Health we intelligently combine the most modern and painless Laser Acupuncture with Naturopathic medicine in a caring and patient focused environment.
  • Joseph Ferraro utilises cutting edge pathology tests such as salivary hormone assays, vitamin testing, hair mineral analysis, food sensitivity profiles and other laboratory testing with the aim of finding the cause of your condition.
  • Hicaps so you can make on the spot private health insurance claims and only pay the gap
  • Real Health is a provider for Work Cover and TAC

Make a Naturopathy, Acupuncture or LLLT booking with Real Health today at our Mont Albert North or Blackburn North clinics in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Our Practice at a Glance

It has been our privilege to assist and support patients over the years with their health concerns. You deserve to be cared for by a fully qualified and nationally registered healthcare professional with over 20 years of clinical experience.

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    Joseph Ferraro, Naturopath & Registered Acupuncturist.

    “I opened Real Health after graduating in 1993 because I believe everyone has the right to be healthy, vital and operating at their optimum.”

    “Your health is your greatest asset, and at Real Health we are dedicated to finding and then caring for the underlying cause of your health concern or pain condition.”


    Monday 9am till 12pm and 2:30pm till 6pm
    Wednesday 9am till 12pm and 2:30pm till 5pm
    Thursday 2.30pm till 6.30pm
    Friday 9am till 12:30pm

    Friday 3pm till 6:45pm
    Saturday 9am till 12pm

    Personalised Approach

    Everyone is different, the reason you have a particular health concern is not necessarily the reason someone else has that same condition. Because of this I take an individual and tailored approach to your care plan. Your care plan may include many Naturopathic approaches including :- positive lifestyle changes like making dietary changes, therapeutic exercise , sleep hygiene and stress reduction techniques. Balancing hormones, improving gut health, supporting adrenal function, and addressing nutritional deficiencies. Organising pathology testing, reading current tests that you may already have...and the list goes on, depending on your individual needs and situation. This is definitely not a cookie cutter approach.

    I may even need to concurrently refer you to another healthcare professional for specific advice.

    If required you will also receive pathology request forms via post or email, and pathology kits via post. These typically may include saliva testing for hormones, nutritional deficiency testing, hair mineral analysis, food sensitivity testing, complete digestive stool analysis to test lower gut function and range of other standard and functional tests. Please note tests are an extra cost, you will pay for these tests via the lab running the tests and its entirely your choice. Reports will be sent to me and we will then discuss the findings. And then additions to your initial appointment recommendations can be made with this new information.