Simply Great Health

Herbal Medicine

This is the therapeutic use of plants to help enhance health, prevent disease and alleviate suffering.

Herbs work by assisting the body to heal itself rather than by supressing the symptoms of illness.

Herbal medicine blends traditional herbal knowledge which allows us to understand which herbal medicines work for which condition or ailment, with modern science helping us understand better how they work.

Herbal medicine can come in the form of tinctures, capsules, teas, syrups (especially for children) salves, ointments or Homeobotanical preparations, which are a blend of potenized homeopathic remedies and low potency herbs.

Pharmaceutical Drugs and Herbal Medications

The benefits of pharmaceutical drugs cannot be denied, with many diseases and infectious illnesses now treatable and no longer fatal. Herbal Medicine when prescribed by a trained professional can complement many of these treatments by helping reduce the side effects, possibly then reducing the need for polypharmacy (the use of a number of drugs together), so decreasing the toxic load on the body.

A trained medical herbalist will also be aware of negative drug/herb interactions, and will know which herbs can be safely used alongside pharmaceutical medications.

Personalised Herbal Formulas

Our personalised blends are formulated to meet your specific requirement.

Bach Flower Remedies

Used for emotional health and acts as powerful facilators for emotional change within the individual, helping to bring about a renewal of positive energy, relaxation, wellbeing and release unhelpful negative emotions. Examples are:

Agrimony for feelings of mental anguish

Mimuls helps with shyness, insecurity and fear of known things.

Elm helps with feelings of inadequacy, lacks confidence in own ability.

These remedies were devised by Dr Edward Bach, a successful physician, bacteriologist and Harley Street specialist, in the early 20th century. His keen observation of patients and acquaintances led him to firmly believe that emotions influence our body and ultimately health and well-being. Each remedy is chosen in response to the negative state of mind and also to suit the specific character and current need of that individual.

Probably the best known Bach Flower Remedy is Rescue Remedy – used for emergencies so is indicated whenever an emergency situation occurs, where you suffer panic, shock and mental numbness. Hence Rescue Remedy is a good addition to any first aid kit.

Bach Flower Remedies are
“A Simple and Natural Method of Establishing Equilibrium and Harmony Through Personality by Means of Non-Poisonous Wild Flowers”  (John Ramsell. 1991)

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Bush Flower Remedies

What are Flower Essences?

Flower essence therapy is a gentle yet powerful system of healing. Flower essences are not therapeutic drugs. They are liquid extracts, which are used to address emotional well being, including mind-body health. They are referred to as vibrational in action and work through the natural human energy streams in the body, which govern mental, emotional as well as physical well-being.  Since disease can be the physical manifestation of an emotional imbalance or block.

Where did flower essence therapy come from?

Flowers have probably been used for thousands of years to heal.  But the concept of treating specific emotions was developed by Dr Edward Bach, an English physician, in the 1930’s.

Today flower essence therapy has flourished and gained worldwide recognition as a holistic health system. Many different brands of flower essences are available.

Where did flower essence therapy come from?

Flowers have probably been used for thousands of years to heal.  But the concept of treating specific emotions was developed by Dr Edward Bach, an English physician, in the 1930’s.

Today flower essence therapy has flourished and gained worldwide recognition as a holistic health system. Many different brands of flower essences are available.


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Far Infrared Sauna

When it comes to revitalizing your health, healing illness and just simply feeling great, there are few things that compare to a Far Infrared Sauna! It works by helping your body eliminate toxic chemicals, heavy metals, radiation and other toxins from your body.

Never before have our bodies been exposed to such a large amount of toxic chemicals, as they are today. These can come from food additives, building materials, solvents and thousands of other chemicals that are part of modern living. Many of these chemicals harm the body and although the effects are usually subtle, they accumulate and can have detrimental effects on the body.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toxic chemicals are responsible for up to 80% of cancer deaths. The Far Infrared Sauna may assist in fighting cancer by helping the body remove toxic chemicals, heavy metals, increase oxygenation, enhance the immune system and help reduce the radiation burden on the body. Sauna therapy may also provide the following health benefits:

- Increase metabolic rate
- Reduce fatigue
- It is an anti-aging therapy
- Relax muscles and the nervous system
- Enhance circulation
- Cleanse skin
- Decongest internal organs
- Help to fight chronic and acute infections
- Reduce blood pressure
- Reduce joint and muscle pain

A Far Infrared Sauna can be used by people of any age.  It is the perfect place to meditate and we have a range of meditation tracks available that can be played inside the sauna.  For an appointment contact Simply Great Health on (09) 444 4527.

Reiki

Reiki is food for the mind, body and soul. At Simply Great Health we create a beautiful, nurturing and warm atmosphere where you can relax, rejuvenate and may find relief from stress through Reiki.

Reiki is a natural, hands-on healing practice that can support the body’s self-healing ability. It involves the client lying on a massage table fully clothed, with the practitioner placing their hands lightly on the client’s body to allow the transfer of energy. Depending on the client’s preference this can also be performed without touch by bringing the practitioner’s hands in close proximity to the client’s body.

Reiki promotes deep and powerful healing that works on all levels of the client’s being and can bring body, mind and spirit back into balance. It may offer a relaxing and soothing experience that can clear away stress and other negative emotions, helping the client feel renewed.

The word Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words: ‘Rei’ which translates to “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and ‘Ki’ which means “life force energy”. Therefore Reiki can be described as “spiritually guided life force energy.”

Reiki can offer the following health benefits:

Reduce stress and anxiety
Promote healing of physical disease or injury
Bring balance when feeling overwhelmed
Help with depression
Calm an overactive mind
Soothe a frazzled nervous system
Clear away negative feelings
Support recovery from surgery
Help reducing of pain
Improve energy levels

Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a branch of medicine with a unique way of prescribing medicines and its own range of medicines.

Its aim is to promote general health by stimulating the body’s own natural healing capacity. Homeopathy does not have treatments for diseases rather it has remedies for individuals with diseases or ailments.

Therefore it works in a totally different way to conventional medicine (or allopathic drugs). Allopathy means different from the suffering i.e. the majority of conventional drugs are given to work against the disease or symptoms experienced.

While homeopathy means similar to the suffering.  A key principle of Homeopathy is the Law of Similars which means “let like be cured with like” i.e. homeopathic remedies that can cause symptoms when given to healthy people can help to heal those who are experiencing similar symptoms.

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Hemaview™ Live Blood Analysis

Hemaview™ is a form of live blood screening that assists us in reviewing the following factors, some of which may be impacting on your health:

Immune system health & activity
Oxidative stress and free radical damage
Possible nutritional deficiencies
Liver stress
Inflammation

Hemaview™ is based on the science of haematology and requires only two tiny drops of blood to help your practitioner investigate the size, shape and ratio of your blood cells. Using a microscope and digital image capturing technology your blood sample will be displayed on a monitor screen and checked for appearance in real time while you are watching. Through viewing of your live blood your Hemaview™ practitioner may be able to develop more effective support plans for your personal health.

Hemaview™ does not replace standard laboratory blood tests, but nothing compares to viewing your own blood live on screen in front of you.  

Cancer Support

Have you been diagnosed with cancer or are you suffering from cancer relapse after standard treatment?

Our evidence-based natural therapies aim at helping you with these questions and support you during any stage of your journey. We holistically support you to help coping with the side effects of orthodox treatment. Our post-treatment care includes dietary, lifestyle, and specifically targeted nutritional and herbal recommendations that will assist you living ‘post cancer’. Our experienced and compassionate practitioners will support your general health and well-being, overall aiming at increasing your quality of life.

Believing in a multidisciplinary and integrative approach for the care of cancer patients we will provide you with a written description of our suggested support protocol that you can share with your doctor(s). 

Our Team at Simply Great Health

Alison

I am a qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Massage Therapist with a Bachelors Degree in Natural Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine. I also have a Bachelors Degree in Education (Hons) in Physical Education from Dunfermline College in Edinburgh, Scotland, along with qualifications in woman’s fitness training.  

I am a mother of three busy teenagers so fully understand the constant juggle of family life, work and the unique demands of teenagers as they have their own special needs,  insecurities and stress.

Having experienced the benefits of Natural Medicine with family health issues, I am passionate about helping others to make a positive difference to their lives.  With some guidance and encouragement, often small lifestyle changes can have a profound effect on your health, well-being and vitality.

Let me help you take a journey to better health, and ultimately a better life by providing  the tools you need to help reduce stress and increase vitality and to reduce the likelihood of developing many of today’s lifestyle  diseases such type two diabetes, some cancers and many cardiovascular diseases along with various acute conditions that occur with lowered immunity.

My goal is to always give you the best treatment options to support you with your individual health concerns and requirements. You will leave feeling better than when you arrived, listened to and supported.

Pia

Member of Reiki NZ Inc

Twenty years ago my husband and I decided to leave our home country Germany to take up residency in New Zealand. While we never regretted this decision and our two children had a wonderful upbringing, the pressures of settling in a new country led me away from a rewarding role in an eye specialist clinic to a busy position in the corporate world. Instead of enjoying the daily contact with patients and assisting with minor surgeries I now found myself in a stressful role assisting senior management and working long hours.

After years of working in the ‘fast lane’ and living with the pressures of keeping up with what is often referred to as 'the giant rat race', my body went into over-drive followed by a feeling of continuous exhaustion.

Trying to find a solution to this problem I came into contact with Reiki, which played an essential role in restoring my well-being and regaining my strength. Supporting my body Reiki helped calm my busy mind and greatly boosted my energy levels, both mentally and physically. Motivated by this experience and supported by my passion for helping people I trained as a Reiki practitioner to assist other people finding their way to recovery and stress relief.  

Reiki works as a complementary modality to improve health and well-being in so many ways. It is a non-invasive option to reduce stress and pain, and supports both natural and conventional therapies.

By understanding the impact a busy lifestyle can have on your health, I look forward to meeting and assisting you on your own journey to improved health and quality of life. 

Fred

BNatMed, BSc

Naturopath

Medical Herbalist

Hemaview™ Practitioner

I am passionate about helping people to live healthier and happier lives.

Looking beyond specific conditions in a true holistic fashion I endeavour strengthening the body and assist in healing itself by including health promoting aspects of the modalities: herbal medicine, mind-body techniques, nutrition and lifestyle, as indicated.

Respecting the trust of patients when seeking my services I suggest health support options based on research and clinical evidence.  All proposed Health Support Plans will be checked for possible interactions with the current medication of my patients.

Both patient care and safety are of the utmost importance to me. If agreed by my patients I will liaise with medical doctors as required for patient safety and best therapeutic outcome.

Due to personal circumstances I developed a special interest in helping people with cancer and difficult to treat chronic disease. I can deeply relate to the fear and emotional ups/downs cancer patients go through. I understand how important it is for treatment success that my patients are empowered and feel in control of their health.

As my patient you will receive a personalised Health Support Plan that will be explained to you in easy to understand terms. My goal is to help you improve your quality of life and guide you onto a path to better health.

Delaine

Cert. C.W., Sp. Ed., Counselling

Counsellor & Life Strategy Coach Delaine Jones has developed a unique approach to counselling and life strategy coaching. She has taught counselling in the RC Counselling Community, and Parenting in tertiary education forums.  She has practised in Auckland for 30 years as a Private Counsellor/Coach, had her own Radio show on Access Community Radio and appeared on a National TV News show, for her invention of therapeutic singing toys.

Delaine believes we can learn new ways where we go beyond our patterns of not reaching our aims and goals. Re-evaluation Counselling takes us beyond our patterns to our truest authentic selves, empowering us to make different decisions to shape our new reality. 

Everyone deserves to be, and is capable of being, cheerful, affectionate, creative, self-assured, confident, respected, and above all happy. 

If we don't experience ourselves this way then something is wrong. It's not the way life should be, and it can be put right.  Often all that is required is some loving, non-judgemental attention, together with some down-to-earth practical support and life skills, encouragement and direction.

Call Delaine and find how she can help you change your life’s challenges in a short period of time.

Contact Delaine directly on 021 707 163.

Skype coaching sessions are also available with Delaine, skype address is delainejonesevans. 

Michelle

Bachelor of Health Science

Neurological Integration Practitioner

Neuro-Developmental Delay Therapist

I started my health career by obtaining a Bachelor of Health Science from Auckland University of Technology and became a registered nurse, first in the hospital on the wards and then moved out into community nursing. Although I loved working with and caring for my patients, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of results and answers for people's health needs.

I was introduced to the Neurological Integration System (NIS) by a friend and colleague in the health field. I liked the fact that NIS works from the principles of neuroscience and achieves results for patients. I went to Australia to study NIS and have been a NIS Practitioner since 2005. I am deeply passionate about my patients' health and am committed to helping them achieve the goals they desire for their health needs.

I treat everyone from birth to older adults but I have a specific interest in child health. In 2013 I completed a post graduate diploma in Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) with The Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology. I have a real passion to see children reach their full potential. I am so excited to be able to use the INPP programme, as well as the NIS for children and adolescents who are experiencing any sort of learning difficulty, and seeing dramatic life changing results.

Carolyn

Bachelor of Horticultural Science

National Diploma in Homeopathy

I have been passionate about homeopathy for more than twenty years and love seeing the benefit of improving the body’s ability to heal the mind, body and soul, holistically.

I am a qualified homeopath and I have studied at, the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, the Auckland College of Classical Homeopathy and The Hierophant, Australia. I originally studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural Science and have always had a love of nature and I have found that this has complimented my knowledge of homeopathy.

Homeopathy is suitable for all ages and treats a wide array of acute and chronic health problems.

I also widely use flower essences, homeobotanicals and cell (tissue) salts, to improve client’s well-being.

My aim is to enable your body to return to a healthier balanced state and along the journey offer support to aid in that process.

Francis

Francis Evans qualified in Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy with PHINZ and began private practice in 1980. He provides a unique Synthesis of NLP, Hypnosis and Astrology to solve personal and relationship problems
“Prevention is better than Consequence”

Francis studied NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and is certified as a Master Practitioner by the Auckland Institute of Technology and later with the International NLP Trainers Association, a world-recognised body. He co-trained NLP Practitioner certification courses from 1996 - 2003.

Francis has over 30 years experience as a hypnotherapist using the Ericksonian conversation and metaphorical approach. He also trained in Neuro Semantics, another linguistic model for making therapeutic changes.
 
After many years of working as a Body-Mind therapist and coach, Francis is in a unique position integrating astrological insight with sound therapeutic practice at both the conscious and unconscious levels. He understands the Law of Attraction principles that we create our personal and professional experiences through the thoughts and ideas we hold, by the actions we take in line with our personality type. Francis understands that even our physical health has elements dictated by our emotional states and our internal conflicts, and these are projected out directly to the organs. Using this principle he has been extraordinarily accurate working in the field of Body-Mind therapy. Francis has years of experience using a wide range of tools to pin-point problematic areas of life, and more importantly, find access to the solutions. These tools include psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, astrology, astro-synastry, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

I work with individuals, couples and parents to understand themselves, their partners and their children in ways that reduce conflicts and celebrate differences and uniqueness. All difficulties originate from conflict, whether that is an inner values conflict, or between two people. We are often taught to expect conflicts, especially with children yet we rarely are given the tools to understand the dynamic tensions that we ourselves generate.

Do you have a problem that seems insurmountable?  Looking at it from the usual point of view it probably is. If you are spending most of your time, money and energy just surviving, you might want help learning another way to truly live!
            

For further information or to book an appointment, please call Francis on 027 449 1042


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TESTIMONIALS

Alison put me in a good space and helped give some balance to my life.
Mark

After seeing Alison I feel more positive about life, feel like I am doing something I believe will help instead of floundering.
Lynne

Alison approached my health concerns with an open mind. We were able to have  candid discussions over several appointments which resulted in my being able to complement naturopathic remedies with my prescribed medication. Alison believed in working with me, my lifestyle and my budget and what she recommended gave results and was achievable.
Ranee

I have been seeing Alison for herbal medicine for about a year now and I can't say enough wonderful things! She gets to the root of the problem and achieves great results. Alison has a kind and supportive approach and I highly recommend her!
Emily 

I have a torn cartilage, a bone flap on the back of my knee (and I am on crutches). During the Reiki treatment from Pia I felt tingly and warm but now the pain is gone and it feels great!! Thanks Pia!! 
Ginni, 8 years old


Two and a half weeks of pain after a fall, which injured my knee I saw Pia for two consecutive Reiki treatments. Two days later my knee felt so much better, I was able to stand and going for short walks. During the treatment I was amazed at the warm sensation from her hands.

                                                                                          Elvie 80 years


 



 



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