Naturopathy is a philosophy of health. All civilisations have used natural therapies to assist the body’s natural healing processes. Naturopathic medicine draws on these ancient understandings and integrates it with modern day scientific knowledge to overcome illness and restore good health, vitality, and sense of wellbeing. The six principals of naturopathy are:
First do no harm
Use the healing power of nature
Identify and treat the cause
Treat the person as a whole
Physician as teacher
Prevention is the best cure.
Naturopathic medicine is gentle, safe and effective for all ages and conditions. If we cant treat the condition we can help to relieve it. The central approach is to identify the underlying causes of a person's health complaint, and apply a range of tried and true, natural healing therapies to promote the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Such therapies include:
Targeted nutrition and healing foods
Natural vitamins, minerals & probiotics
Herbal & Homeobotanical remedies
Lifestyle and stress management
New Zealand naturopathic medicine is governed by safe practice legislation and can work alongside conventional medicine by keeping within our scope of practice, checking for interactions between medicines our clients are taking and any foods, supplements, or remedies we use. Client confidentiality is guaranteed and we refer to General Practitioners or other appropriate health practitioners when its needed.
What to expect from your consultation
Your health is influenced by your constitution, family history, nutrition, environment, lifestyle choices and events. Its the role of the naturopath to explore these aspects of your lifestyle to identify the underlying causes of your health concerns, in order to treat them. Upon registration, Mairie will begin gathering detailed information about your whole health picture so that she can be sure to arrive at a safe, effective treatment plan for you. Often the answers lie in the detail and there is a lot to get through, but Mairie will lead the way and talk you through it.
You will be sent a registration form and food diary to fill out and return to Mairie as soon as possible. These will be reviewed in your consultation, along with further detailed questioning about your health and wellbeing, as Mairie seeks to get to know you and gain an overview of your body systems and processes.
With your consent she will conduct a physical examination including general assessments such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, BMI, as well as naturopathic assessments, such as iridology, face, nail and tongue signs for inner body health and nutrient status.
After your consultation, Mairie will draw conclusions about your presenting complaint, and write you a report of about 8 pages, outlining your case details and presenting a Treatment Plan to get your journey to wellness underway. She then calls you in for a second visit to explain her findings, discuss your Treatment Plan, and set simple goals and steps to follow. Monitoring, progress, new ideas and motivation are maintained by regular follow-up visits.
Please consider Mairie your Natural Health Practitioner for life, here when you need her!
5 minute phone calls and text messages are free.
45 minute consultation for advice on any health matter, such as how to improve your nutrition, or to discuss how naturopathy could apply to you. Price is reduced if the appointment leads on to a full health consultation.
Health Maintenance Consultation & Plan
60 minute consultation for people with no major issues who want a holistic health review to maintain good health. Mairie will send you a registration form and 3 day food diary to complete ahead your appointment, then conduct a holistic health interview, and mail you a health maintenance plan. Price reduced if the appointment leads on to a full health consultation.
Full Health Consultation & Treatment Plan
Option 1: Complete consultation in 2 visits over 2-3 weeks
Cost: $110.00 for the Initial Consultation, then $55.00 when you receive your Treatment Plan.
2 hour consultation for people who want to gain control of a health issue as soon as possible. Mairie will send you a registration form and 3 day food diary to complete and return before your appointment, then review your diet, conduct a holistic health interview and physical examination in an initial 2 hour appointment, then see you again within 2 weeks to go through your health evaluation and treatment plan with you, set goals, order supplements if you want them, and plan the way forward.
Option 2: Complete consultation in 4 visits over 1-2 months
Cost: $165.00 ($40.00 for the first 3 visits, $45 for the last)
2 hour consultation, plus discussion of your Treatment Plan, the same as Option 1, but over a longer timeframe for those who want to work on things at a slower pace.
45 minute consultation to support you on your healing journey one month after receiving your treatment plan Mairie catches up on your progress, repeats physical examinations to record any changes, and adjusts the treatment plan according to your needs.
Allergenics Hair Testing
Hair Testing for Food & Environmental Sensitivities often accompanies a naturopathic consultation and is helpful for clarifying foods that could be contributing to symptoms of poor health. Hair testing is done through Allergenics assessment service in Auckland. Only a small hair sample is needed, and colour treated hair is OK. The report is sent to Mairie as your practitioner and she will take time to discuss it with you and answer any questions you may have. Multiple tests can be done on the same hair sample, as follows:
Food / Environmental Sensitivities & Candida
Hormone Imbalances & Organ Stress Test
Comprehensive Vitamin & Mineral Status
Sleep & Mood Test
Heavy Metals & Environmental Toxins
Costs: $135.00 (1st Test), $95.00 (2nd Test), $90.00 (3rd Test), $85.00 (4th Tests), $80.00 (5th Test).
Normal delivery time for Hair Test results is 2 weeks, however they can be fast-tracked to within a week for an additional $25 (1-2 tests), or $35 (3-4 tests).
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) for Heavy Metals
A comprehensive assessment of minerals in the body, including toxic heavy metals. HTMA is done through Biotrace in Auckland, who send the hair sample to Mediscan, a respected independent testing laboratory at the University of Western Australia. The 10 page report is sent to Mairie and she will incorporate the findings into your treatment plan.