Thank you for seeking the guidance of a natural healthcare practitioner on your journey to better health.
Here at The Motueka Herbal Dispensary clinic I offer a comprehensive Naturopathic Consultation with a qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist.
I am fully qualified to dispense high quality and clinically effective products for you to achieve optimal health and quality of life. I regularly attend training and keeps well-informed of the latest research and treatment options to give you the best health outcomes.
The Motueka Herbal Dispensary clinic supports several practitioner companies as part of my clinic practise, and includes Metagenics, Nutrisearch and Bioceuticals. These are clinic based “Practitioner Only” health care products and support programmes. The Metagenics range of Natural Medicine is exclusively available to qualified Health Care Practitioners. Sometimes I may use functional pathology testing through Nutrisearch, and I use the highly recommended supplementation ranges that come from this company as well.
Furthermore, we will follow up your case to ensure you receive the full benefits of our service. We use Liquid Medicinal Herbs and High Potency Vitamins to redress imbalances in the body. Herbs are made up of a wide range of active constituents, that work synergistically together. We do not isolate single constituents, but recognise the value of whole plant extractions. Herbs have a long history of use, dating back 5000 years. Our clinic also uses Native Rongoa Maori where relevant, thus maintaining a commitment to the Kaupapa of Aotearoa.
Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists are a vital part of the health community, we use a multitude of blood tests, hair tests, saliva and urine tests, to ascertain your health status. We format a personalised program individually suited to your case. This means we can work on many levels at once and achieve a more sustainable recovery program. Book now online or direct with Christine-Jane on 021 716 350 to start your journey to better health.
Herbs are one of the safest and oldest methods for achieving wellness. The longest clinical trial on record, traditional herbal medicine offers remedies for many health conditions. Adrenal Fatigue, Mood Disorders, Hormonal Imbalances and much more. Herbs are not single remedies, they contain blends of Phytochemicals that work together synergisitically, working on many different levels at once. Motueka Herbal Dispensary can tailor make these recipes for your individual needs.
Let's face it, when all is well, we take our health for granted, but when we are unwell, the effect can be devastating. Missed work days, life is less enjoyable, maybe we are unable to digest food properly. It can be awful! Seeing a Naturopath can help you return to wellness and reduce the likelihood of relapses. ``An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure`` We will endevour to heal you and furthermore, show you how to help yourself in the future and how to read the sign of imbalance, so you can maintain your wellness in the future.
Sometimes, we need a little extra help to achieve health. This is where vitamins are, yes that's right! VITAL! Low levels or the wrong types of vitamins can create their own health issues. A Naturopath will give you professional guidance, offering the highest quality and most relevant vitamins for your case. We always return to diet, however, and food sources, once we have achieved health stability.
I grew up in Motueka with the lush native bush of Abel Tasman National Park as my natural playground. Today I have a deep interest in the power of New Zealand herbs in healing, and use this where ever possible in my treatments with clients.
I have a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University in Australia, an Advanced Diploma in Medical Herbalism and an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in New Zealand. As part of this training I have achieved papers in: Massage Therapy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine to name a few. I have recently completed The Practitioner Diploma in Fertility and Reproductive Health, which enables me to assist you with any reproductive health concerns and pre conception plans for creating a happy healthy pregnancy and baby. A Naturopath is a great way to improve your overall health and wellbeing, as I can assist in so many areas.
I have been working in a retail environment as a Manager of a Health Store in Onehunga and Devonport in Auckland New Zealand, since graduating in 2009, which enabled me to have a great broad knowledge of many issues that people may have difficulty with on a day to day basis. I have recently moved back to the South island, Motueka, and am currently working at Health2000. My Naturoapth clinic is based at 354 High Street, but can also see clients anywhere, thanks to technology like Skype, I can assist you wherever you may be.
The areas that I work with is varied, but I have a very keen interest in natural Fertility support and preconception plans, as well as using natural remedies to treat skin problems. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease as a young woman, and have since discovered this runs strongly within my family, in combination with methylation defects (detoxification pathways), so assisting people deal with repairing and healing the digestive system is an area of keen interest to me. Adrenal insufficiency is another area I have had a personal journey with, and have assisted many clients with this condition, helping them to lead a healthier more energetic life. The importance of nutrition in managing health conditions is a crucial part of the healing process, and nutrition plans are a big part of why you would book an appointment with me. another part of my clinic is as a massage therapy, so if you are interested in a therapeutic or relaxing massage please let me know.
Like many Naturopaths and Herbalists, the list of areas that can be supported with natural and nutritional support is varied and wide, and could include any health concern that you may have. Some of the most commonly asked areas of support include fertility and hormonal support, sleep issues, stress and fatigue. Skin and digestive issues, and general immune and health and wellbeing support.
If you need support with any of these issues or any other issue, please contact me on 021 716 350 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside of work I am a keen practitioner of Naam yoga, which relaxes the body but keeps my active mind occupied, pilates with Onebodi Pilates in Motueka. I enjoy cycling and swimming in the beautiful oceans around the Tasman Bay beaches.
“We got acquainted with Christine in September 2016. We had had two failed IVF cycles and were planning to have the third one. I decided to seek support from a naturopath because I felt there was something missing from our treatment at the fertility clinic and wanted to know how we could complement our upcoming IVF with natural treatments. Christine developed a preconception plan for us which included a preconception diet, detoxifying as much as possible the environment we lived and worked in, detoxifying our bodies through a healthy diet and balancing hormones. The whole health plan she provided us with was aimed at improving sperm and egg quality, improving my response to IVF drugs and reducing side effects, supporting my nervous system and modulating the immune system to avoid immune rejection of the embryo. Christine is an extremely nice and very approachable person. Whenever we had any questions she was there to help us. She supported us throughout the whole journey of having our baby. Our beautiful baby girl was born in October 2017. Such professionals as Christine can help your dreams come true. I wish you all the best in everything you’re striving to achieve with your move to the South Island. It was a real pleasure to know you and have you as the person who helped my dream come true. I do hope we’ll keep in touch and I’ll be able to have your advice as a professional.” M.T
“I originally contacted Christine-Jane rather distraught having suffered from constant headaches and migraines. I had changed my diet completely, and was exercising in hope that it would help. Alas, it did not. I met with her to discuss my options and began trialing some supplementation. After a few months my headaches and migraines had reduced dramatically and I could actually manage a normal day to day life. I’d put up with it for so long that it became normal for me to suffer. It wasn’t until meeting Christine-Jane that I realised it wasn’t normal, at all! I again, along with my husband Francois, met with Christine-Jane to discuss pregnancy. Francois and I had been wanting to have a child for a while. Since meeting with Christine-Jane previously I had lost 20kgs and was continuing to be healthy, but yet again, we couldn’t seem to manage to work out what we were doing wrong and why we weren’t able to have the baby we so desperately wanted. I was petrified to go to the doctor and have them put us on an array of chemicals to possibly help with conception, so we contacted Christine-Jane to see if she could shed some insight. I was given a specially made herbal tonic and some different nutrients to take daily, Francois was also given nutrients too. We also did a hair intolerance test, to see if any foods or environmental factors were an issue as well. We started these straight away, and within our first cycle (one month) I was pregnant!! Right now, I am 37 weeks pregnant and am due to have our miracle baby boy on 22nd March. Both Francois and I have been on cloud nine these entire nine months of pregnancy and have Christine-Jane to thank for that. Her understanding, caring nature, gentle approach and world of knowledge has helped us both in ways I couldn’t even begin to describe. My headaches and migraines are non-existent and my pregnancy has been so easy because of the help we were given by Christine-Jane. Christine-Jane, you are a lifesaver, literally. You gave me back my passion for life and the understanding that I didn’t have to live in pain. You have also given us the greatest gift we could have possibly ever asked for – A little baby to call our own. I would recommend Christine-Jane and her work in a heartbeat. Don’t suffer in silence!” Much love and blessings, Nicole and Francois Izatt xx
“For many years I have had what I was told was Rosacea on my face and was given many steroid creams to use on it. I had problems with my scalp, and this Rosacea was mostly on my eyelids which made it really difficult to cover up. It made me feel very self conscious for a long time. Also I knew the steroid creams were not very good for me, and they didn’t really work that well anyway. I booked an appointment with Christine-Jane, and she took me through a full 6 week detox program, along with specific nutrients and herbs for my skin. After six weeks my skin was amazing! And even still now months later things are still looking really good, she has really helped change my life. Thank you very much Christine-Jane” Jean
I got sick a couple of years ago with a painful neurological condition that dramatically changed how I see the world. At multiple stages in a 3 year battle I didn’t think I would be able to continue photography. My left arm, leg and chest became so sensitized that my kids couldn’t hold my hand, touch me and things like the vibration from driving was painful. It was and still can be a weird and scary time. Christine-Jane is a Naturopath and friend from primary school who went above and beyond to help me in a really tough period of my life. While down in the South Island over the Christmas period, I have gifted a photography shoot as my way of saying thank you for all her amazing advice and help. People like Christine-Jane make the world go around. Words can’t express what a gem she is!!!
Christine is an excellent Naturopath! “I was recommended by a colleague to pay Christine a visit after suggestions of having adrenal issues. On discovering that I have adrenal fatigue Christine has proven to be invaluable to my recovery, not only because of her knowledge as a naturopathic practitioner but also her first hand experience of unwellness and adrenal issues. Christine is empathetic, patient and a good listener. She comes highly recommended. Lekshe Chodron