Dr. Heidi Bamford, BA, DC

Dr. Heidi Bamford, BA, DC is the founder of Traditional Wisdoms. Founded as a result of Heidi’s recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and her love of the traditional healing wisdoms that helped her to heal.

Heidi is qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2006 (Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, USA) after achieving her Bachelor of Arts in 2001 (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and then went on to become certified as an Applied Kinesiologist in 2007 (ICAK- Australasia). Heidi has practiced internationally in many countries including the USA, Australia, UK, Ireland, Portugal and Myanmar. After being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in 2011, Heidi dedicated the next nine years towards her own CFS recovery as well as that of others. Heidi is now fully recovered and has gone on to become an accredited Chrysalis Effect Practitioner in support of ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Recovery (2019). 

Heidi with her husband Gary in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Heidi and her husband Gary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

With a passion for travel and culture, Heidi has a deep respect and special interest in the use of traditional healing wisdoms in recovery from chronic exhaustive conditions. She found these methods were the key to her own recovery and filled in the gap beyond treatment of the physical body alone. She now implements these ancient wisdoms from around the world in her approach to helping coach others on their recovery journey.

As a child, Heidi grew up in a home that looked towards natural therapies for wellness as a priority rather than relying solely on the allopathic medical system. In this way, Heidi rarely needed the allopathic intervention of a GP and instead learned to rely on the power of her body’s own innate healing ability. In Heidi’s childhood experience, an adjustment from her Chiropractor proved to help Heidi recover most of the time from her childhood ailments without the need for medicine. Because of growing up in this way, Heidi feels very passionately about empowering people to recognise health is more than “not being sick” and caring for our bodies in a holistic way most often translates into a strong immune system and a truly healthy body that can cope with an increasingly challenging environment of stress, toxins and illnesses encountered in daily life.

It was this passion that caused Heidi to pursue a career in the natural healing arts as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Over her years of clinical practice, Heidi has also integrated many other healing modalities learned through post graduate education. Heidi’s personal experience combined with her years of study in the area of functional holistic health and integration of ancient healing wisdoms are what make the Traditional Wisdoms approach truly unique.