Reiki, pronounced ‘ray-key’ is a Japanese energy medicine that promotes relaxation and self-healing. How Does Reiki Work? Reiki energy can be described as the subtle energy of sacredness. It is a highly refined energy that connects us (humans, animals, plants) with higher realms (the divine, heaven). A practitioner calls upon reiki healing energy and isContinue reading “Reiki”
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“Herbal Medicine is the therapeutic use of plant preparations to prevent disease, enhance health and alleviate suffering.” – New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists. Plants (and plant medicine) have innate intelligence. They offer a beautiful gift to the inhabitants of Earth. Medicinal plants are used by medical herbalists for the sole purpose of assisting withContinue reading “Herbal Medicine”
What Is Naturopathy?
You’ve heard of natural health clinics and perhaps you have met a natural health practitioner aka a naturopath, but what is naturopathy? Naturopathy is a traditional healthcare system that encompasses the concept of self-healing. Naturopaths believe that our body has the innate ability to heal itself. The power of healing is within you. The naturalContinue reading “What Is Naturopathy?”
Benefits of Self Care
In this post I outline the benefits of a daily practice of self care. I share ideas on different self care practices and how to stay motivated. Self care is paramount to health and wellbeing. However, it is an area we usually drop first when times are busy. Finding a self care practice that youContinue reading “Benefits of Self Care”
Thyroid Disease; A Holistic Perspective
In today’s post I am opening up the conversation to discuss thyroid disease – a holistic perspective. This is a really broad topic as the thyroid has many actions in the body. The thyroid when imbalanced also displays many different symptoms. Plus it can become imbalanced in a range of ways. Phew! This post isContinue reading “Thyroid Disease; A Holistic Perspective”
Health Benefits of Citrus
Here in New Zealand, we are entering into the cooler months of late autumn and winter. With this brings us a bounty of seasonal produce to enjoy. Some of my favourite seasonal fruits are citrus. The health benefits of citrus are plentiful. A rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, why wouldn’t you want toContinue reading “Health Benefits of Citrus”
Herbs for Winter Wellness
Winter is a season where all the bugs come out in full force! Not only have we been dealing with a global pandemic, but in the southern hemisphere we are entering into winter. This means all the typical flu’s and colds will be returning. I have a range of herbs I use to support theContinue reading “Herbs for Winter Wellness”
What Are Flower Essences?
You may have heard of Bach Flower Remedies, but what are flower essences exactly? In this post I take you through how flower essences are made and what they are. I also share how they can be used for holistic healing in any situation. This post is written from my experience as a trained naturopathContinue reading “What Are Flower Essences?”
Natural Hair Loss Treatment
In my previous post I discussed possible underlying causes of hair loss. I promised a follow-on post and here it is! Here I explain different natural hair loss treatment options available. This post is written from my knowledge of natural medicine. I’m Natasha, a registered naturopath and medical herbalist based in Waikato, New Zealand. HairContinue reading “Natural Hair Loss Treatment”
Why Are Antioxidants Important?
What are antioxidants? Why are they important? In this blog post I share the facts on antioxidants and their importance in our daily life. I also share some simple tips for increasing your antioxidant intake throughout the day and week. Antioxidants – Why Do We Need Them? If you are interested in nutrition and health,Continue reading “Why Are Antioxidants Important?”