Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is a traditional form of medicine that’s been around for thousands of years. Every country and every culture has it’s favourite herbs and ways of using them in food and medicine.

How do Herbs work?

Herbs work with your body to assist in a number of different ways. They may assist healing processes, stimulate or inhibit different organs or systems, reduce inflammation, or support normal functions. The philosophy behind herbal medicine is to assist your body in being able to function normally once again.

Herbal medicine and nutrition are an extension of each other. As Hippocrates said  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” As a herbalist, I work with nutrition and diet to see what could be added in to balance your diet and support your body’s healing process.

Herbal Medicine Consultations

I completed my Diploma in Herbal Medicine in 2003, and have had ongoing training in herbal medicine with some of the top herbalists in New Zealand and Australia. I started my clinical practice in 2003, and I also taught herbal medicine and nutrition for 7 years at the Waikato Centre for Herbal Medicine from 2001 – 2008. Even though I closed my clinic in 2019, I’m now back in practice once again.

During a herbal medicine consultation, I will assess your current and past health history, and gain an understanding of the outcome you’d like. Please understand that I can only do so much for you – you will have to make an effort too!

Once I’ve gathered the information I require to determine the best herbal remedies for your needs, I will mix up a formula of between 3 and 6 different herbs. This is your magic medicine! You will need to take this every day to get the outcome you require. Please follow the instructions to get the best result.


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