Our Services | Naturopathic consultation, herbal medicine
Naturopathic consultation / Health check up
Personalized nutrition and diet plan
Iridology (eye diagnosis)
Pregnancy health & nutrition consultation
Mum & baby yoga
Mobile herbal dispensary
Your first naturopathic consultation is an overall health check up followed by treatment options such as lifestyle change, nutrition advice and prescription of herbal medicine or supplements. The duration of your first naturopathic consultation is 1hr or 1.5hr with comprehensive iridology. Follow up sessions are 1/2hr.
You will fill out a short form before your initial consultation so we can find out about your health history, lifestyle and diet (download the health history form).
Based on this information and the information we gain through the consultation we will form a picture of your general health and also find the root of disease if present. We look at physical, emotional, mental and spiritual factors so we can treat you as a whole person rather than treating symptoms only. We combine several healing methods to restore energy flow of the body to its natural state of good health including herbal medicine, personalized nutritional advice, lifestyle coaching, Bach flower remedies and nutritional supplements.
As a client:
- you will have a role in your own healing process
- you will understand the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle factors which influence health and wellbeing
- you will experience renewed energy and vitality gained by working with the body's innate healing abilities.
If you are concerned about your children’s health or just would like to talk to us about their nutrition please contact us now. We know it can be hard to leave the house with children especially if they are unwell so we can either come to you or give you a call for a mini phone/msn consultation. Duration of consultation will depend on the topic. Acute naturopathic consultations can be 15-30mins, while a consultation about a chronic issue including comprehensive iridology session can be up to 1hr. We carry herbal medicine and supplements with us so your child can receive their medicine straight after the consultation. If you choose the phone consultation option we can deliver the medicine to you.
Please call or text us: 021-160-3528 or e-mail us an enquiry.
Herbs and plants were our first medicines and food, and predate recorded history. Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. Herbal medicine is made exclusively from plants and is used in all societies and cultures. Using plants as medicine provides a significant advantages for treating many conditions. The therapeutic activity of a plant is due to its complex chemical nature with different parts of the plant providing certain therapeutic effects.
Our medical herbalists prescribe and dispense herbal medicines in a safe and effective manner, seeking to treat the underlying cause of the problem, while acknowledging the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
A herbal formula is usually made up after a consultation with 3-7 herbs. The herbal formula is tailor made for you, where we can address most of the health issues that came up in the consultation. Mother and Child™ uses organic and New Zealand made herbs wherever possible.
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We are all different, with different genetic make up, health history, appetite and taste. Therefore we do not believe in ‘one diet fits all”. You and our nutrition expert together will create a tailor made diet plan that is achievable for you. This is a guideline that you will be able to follow and maintain long term. We believe in realistic long term plan rather than an almost impossible or torturous short term one. You may only need to change a few things in your diet to improve your health dramatically!
Personalized nutrition plan is included in the 1hr and 1.5hr naturopathic consultation.
Iridology – strictly speaking – is the diagnosis of the iris, however the true modality we use is ‘Eye Diagnosis’ that include the diagnosis of the pupil and the sclera as well as the iris. The eyes reflect inherited weaknesses and strength in our body as well as tissue weakening caused by ourselves due to the lifestyle and diet we have been following. Eyes can also tell us a lot about personality types and emotions.
During our iridology session we use a special eye camera that takes a picture of the eyes. The pictures are transferred to a laptop, where it can be further studied, then saved to compare with later pictures and also pictures of other family members. It is very interesting to compare children’s eyes with their parents’ and grandparents’ eyes.
All iridology sessions (and 1.5hr naturopathic consultations) include eye analysis and pictures on disc or color printed.
Ear Candling is a safe, non-invasive and pleasant remedy for gently removing excess wax and toxins from the ears. Ear Candling is a wonderful healing method aiding in relief from ear ache, blocked ear, Candida, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), vertigo (dizziness), sinus problems, migraines, headaches and swimmers/surfers ear. It also relieves pressure from flying and diving.
Ear Candling has been practiced for at least five centuries by ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Tibetan, Aztec, Mayan and American Indian cultures. Ear candling was considered as a necessary part of personal hygiene in some cultures while other cultures used it for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual level. Some of our clients have also experienced emotional cleansing from their ear candling session.
An ear candling session lasts 40 minutes; two candles are used, each burning for 20 minutes. The candles work on a ‘chimney’ principle, the flame from the candle tube creates gentle vacuum, which draws up impurities from within the ear. The rising air also has the effect of giving the ear drum a gentle, but pleasant massage which, in turn, helps to regulate pressure. Locally applied heat also has the effect of stimulating blood circulation, which can strengthen the immune system and enhance lymph circulation.
The candles we use are made from natural ingredients – 100% cotton fabric and pure beeswax (some also have herbal ingredients, such as chamomile for soothing and sage for cleansing) and are biodegradable.
Ear candling is a very relaxing healing experience, where many people do actually fall asleep. This is why it should always be practiced in the presence of a second party, preferably a health practitioner or someone with an experience in ear candling.
If you or your children are under or overweight we recommend you to book a naturopathic consultation with us so we can assess your or your children’s overall health, diet and lifestyle and come up with achievable solutions.
Yoga sessions are available for the individual, small groups or couples. All in a guided situation which is designed to nurture your well-being at many different levels - physical, mental and emotional. You will be practicing asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation.
Massage is a very relaxing experience physically, mentally and emotionally. The body benefits in many ways from therapeutic massage: it promotes nourishment, repair and renewal of body cells; increases blood circulation; aids excretion of waste products from the body; assists in the removal of deposits in the tissues, such as adhesions in muscles and tendons; decreases muscle tension; can help to strengthen muscles; soothes nerves; encourages good energy flow in the body.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage technique that encourages the movement of lymphatic fluids throughout the body. The lymphatic system is an important body system that transports fluids throughout the body, removes accumulated wastes, absorbs and transports fats, is an important defense mechanism (lymphatic vessels produce immune cells and filter foreign particles from fluid) and helps to keep connective tissue healthy. When lymph becomes congested an excess of fluid builds up in the tissues (edema) with congestion & swelling. Lymphatic drainage can improve health as it activates the immune system, speeds up a slow metabolism, flushes out toxins and metabolic wastes, relieves stress & tension, alleviates and improves edema, regenerates skin and keeps it elastic and speeds the healing of scars. Lymphatic drainage can help during times of stress (it relaxes the nervous system), during times of inactivity, during detoxification programs, to aid weight loss & for other specific conditions some of which include edema following surgery, migraine headaches, cellulite, recurring infections i.e. sinusitis, and more.
Pregnancy is a magical time for you and your baby. Good health and nutrition is essential for both mum and baby. Please come and talk to us if you have any difficulties or if you need expert opinion on pregnancy nutrition. Talk to us if you have: morning sickness, constipation, heartburn or any other discomforts.
Our specially trained practitioners use therapeutic massage to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. These are often caused by the extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity. There are many physical benefits to pregnancy massage, in addition to the nurturing and emotional support provided by the practitioner, massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain.
Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy, however special techniques are used for safety, you may be lying on your side or seated in the advanced stage of pregnancy.
Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is said to shorten labor time and the return to optimal fitness after birth.
Antenatal yoga is specific for the special needs of each semester and birthing. It includes postures (for body), pranayama (breathing) for hormones and birthing, yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation for mother-child connection.
Post-natal postures are restorative and toning. Postures, breathing and meditation are tailored to your individual needs and time that you available.
Mum and baby yoga creates a sacred space where mother includes her child in her own personal 'needs' and restoration. The mind-energy effect is very intimate, both mum and baby will blossom.
Baby massage is a wonderful experience for both mum and baby. It facilitates bonding and communication. You will both experience love and joy through touch. Massage helps baby’s digestion, can reduce colic and wind. It also helps in baby’s physical development, reduces anxiety or restlessness and aids sleep. Our qualified massage therapist will show different relaxation and stimulating techniques that you will be able to practice on your baby regularly.
If you are trying to conceive or have been trying and are not succeeding please come and talk to us. It is so important to achieve optimal health before your pregnancy so you can really enjoy this precious time in your life. During the fertility consultation we discover health issues that should be improved and discuss lifestyle and diet changes that could be beneficial. You will receive an achievable and personalized diet plan and prescription for herbal medicines or supplements if needed.
We carry herbal medicine, herb teas and supplements with us, so you are able to receive your natural medicine straight after your consultation. In case of phone/msn consultations we will deliver your medicine to your home.
Please note herbal products and supplements are not included in the consultation price (except ear candles).
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