Private consultations specific to your health concerns drawing on 10 years of experience in the field of natural health. Annaliese Jones ND, BHSc, is a naturopath and medical herbalist with a strong focus on nutrition as the foundation of health.
She has written for Lucire magazine, and is a regular contributor to The Natural Parent magazine, as well as giving workshops at The Parenting Place in Auckland.
Her private consultations are interactive and informative, drawing on her training for a Bachelor of Health Science and Advanced double Diplomas in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine to create a plan that is specific to your needs.
Constant runny nose, ear infections, bad tempers, trouble sleeping, colic, asthma, eczema, autism, ADHD, allergies....sadly the list goes on.
Children respond incredibly well to natural medicines. Changes are often fast and deep-seated, having beneficial effects on physical, mental and emotional levels.
Do you suspect your child has a food allergy or intolerance? A concentration/behaviour problem? A vitamin or mineral deficiency? Everything from Colic and eczema through to ADHD and childhood obesity is treated at our clinic.
We believe children deserve the right to a healthy start in life and that a child’s health now can hugely impact their risk factors for many diseases later in life.
STRESS, ANXIETY, INSOMNIA, DEPRESSION
Is your nervous system coping with the demands of our 24/7, 21st century world? Poor sleep, depression, anxiety, nervousness, weight gain, fatigue and productivity are all affected by a worn out nervous system. Herbal medicine specific to your needs is particularly effective in this situation. Nurturing your nervous system and finding some balance in your life can make a world of difference.
You don’t have to suffer painful, heavy, irregular periods or the emotional rollercoaster that can plague those with menstrual problems. Conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids can all benefit from a holistic approach. Natural remedies specific to your unique cycle can help balance hormones and make a huge difference to your life.
Unsettling hot flushes, restless nights, poor memory, moodiness/tearfulness and weight gain are all symptoms of menopause. Menopause is of course a natural part of life but it doesn’t have to be torture! We work with natural remedies to help you and your body through this time.
Naturally enhance your ability to conceive with natural medicine and tailored lifestyle changes. Many of the conditions that contribute to reduced fertility (polycystic ovarian syndrome, oestrogen excess, etc.) benefit from a naturopathic approach.
Poor sperm health (low count, motility, morphology) has been identified as the largest contributor to infertility. The good news is that there are many things we can do to enhance sperm health.
Childhood illnesses such as asthma, eczema, weight problems, allergies, neurological conditions and a myriad of other health issues are increasingly being linked back to the womb.
A person’s health status is a major contributor to a healthy full term pregnancy, and a healthy child. The eggs and sperm that you conceive with are formed up to 100 days before conception. For this reason three to four months of preparation is ideal to ensure the healthiest eggs and sperm possible.
Struggling to lose weight? Let us motivate you to achieve your goals. By addressing underlying imbalances in metabolism, food education and lifestyle we help you remove the barriers to achieving your healthy weight. Incorporating naturopathic principles with the insulin zone, the blood type diet, detoxification and the glycaemic index you will lose fat and gain a lean strong body. Exercise that fits into your lifestyle is a must along with food education that will have you off junk forever! After years of helping people lose weight I have realised that for some, the biggest block is emotional. This is taken into account too. The popular 6 week programme ($490) includes 6 weekly appointments, with a detoxification period (supplements/herbs included in price), measurement tracking, food education and recipes, and exercise recommendations. So why not make your first appointment today? It is never too late to take back your health!
FOOD ALLERGY AND INTOLLERANCE
Do you suspect you or your child has an intolerance to a certain food? Different from a true allergy (such as anaphylaxis from eating shellfish), symptoms of an intolerance are delayed and can take upwards of 24 hours to manifest, making it hard to identify the cause. Your symptoms can often alert an experienced naturopath to the offending foods but it may be that we recommend a hair test ($109) to get a list of sensitivities. Chemical and environmental substances will also show up on a hair test.
This service is available without a consultation from anywhere in New Zealand.
URINARY INDICAN TESTING (INCLUDED IN CONSULT FEE)
This is a quick test using a sample of urine that can indicate whether there is problem in the gut. When we eat protein we normally break it down into amino acids. If you have high levels of abnormal bacteria in your gut, then tryptophan, an amino acid, is maldigested and excreted in your urine as a substance called indican. So the presence of indican in your sample lets us know we need to correct the digestive environment in order to correct digestive and immune problems.
HEMAVIEW (INCLUDED IN CONSULT FEE)
Hemaveiw or live blood analysis is a live blood screening that helps the practitioner gain vital information about your health status. Using only one or two drops of blood, we can evaluate the size, condition, shape and ratios of your different blood cells. For example, abnormalities in red blood cell size can indicate an increased requirement for iron, B12 or folic acid. Damaged cells can indicate free radical damage from pesticide or chemical exposure and the need for antioxidant and detoxification treatment. Patients often describe it as a real revelation, being able to see, right in front of their eyes, the effect their lifestyle is having on their blood cells. It is a great tool to track the treatment of a patient because as the body heals the cells return to normal.
Strong immune systems are essential for avoiding more than just the flu. Glandular fever, skin infections, allergy related asthma, eczema and hay fever can all be helped by figuring out why your immune system is struggling and the best way to strengthen it for you.
A healthy digestive system is the foundation of a healthy body. Bloating, reflux, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis can all benefit from naturopathic medicine. While alleviating the symptoms we treat and heal the highly complex lining of the digestive tract to ensure lasting results.
WELLNESS AND HEALTHY AGING
"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!" Eubie Baker.
Are you healthy and want to stay that way? Naturopathic medicine is all about prevention being the best cure. By finding out your weaknesses and predispositions health-wise, we can put together a plan to prepare you for a healthy, happy, and active older age.
The modern world can expose us to an unprecedented amount of pollutants and toxins, from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the water we drink. Many disorders have been linked to toxin exposure from chronic dermatitis and allergies to many cancers and reproductive disorders. More than just cutting out alcohol and take-aways, supervised detoxifiction can change your whole relationship to food and raise the bar on what ‘healthy’ means to you. Extra energy, clear mindedness, easy digestion, weight loss for those that need it, all result from real detoxification. Depending on your level of health and any existing health conditions, a detoxification programme anywhere from 2 days through to 10 weeks will be put together for you.
Implementing “workplace wellness” is a true win-win situation. Happy employees equal better employees and by providing a workplace health programme you will decrease absenteeism, increase productivity and the quality of work, as well as retain staff for longer.
From basic health screening to regular ‘wellness workdays’ (including health seminars, in-house yoga, and chair massage), we will design a solution specific for your company to enhance the health of your greatest asset – your people.
Please email [email protected] or call (09) 889 2008 / 02102611882 to discuss your company’s needs.
Whether it's a work environment, mothers group, gardening club, post natal depression support group, or Rotary I am happy to put together an informative talk to suit your groups interests. Email [email protected] with your required topic and we can go from there!
WHAT HER CLIENTS SAY
I went to see Annaliese rather reluctantly, having never been to a naturopath before, with expectations of a modern Witchdoctor without a fancy headdress. Well, that was wrong! My immune system and energy level issues disappeared within a few days, my diet has improved, our shopping bill is cheaper, somehow my lifelong Hay fever problem has disappeared, my eyes have never looked so clear, and everyone keeps telling me how much happier I am.
All in return for some diet changes, some herbal tonic and vitamins, and being willing to try something that is definitely different, but when you hear it, actually makes perfect sense!
D. M., Auckland
I consulted with Annaliese before and during my pregnancy. I found her to have a friendly and professional manner. Annaliese provided sound practical advice on good nutrition and prescribed herbal formulas which made all the difference when preparing for the arrival of my little girl. It also contributed to a positive birth experience and recovery. I am happy to recommend her to prospective mothers.
E. O., Auckland
Annaliese’s advice was thorough and specific to my case so that not only did she give me realistic, practical and ongoing support for achieving a healthy, personal body weight that I can maintain and live with, but she dealt with associated and contributing health issues that were adversely affecting my overall well-being.
I was impressed by her detailed knowledge and grateful for the information she gave me. After struggling with weight and eating problems for some years, I have made really encouraging progress and feel equipped to move on to being more self-motivated and independent.
Annaliese is approachable and easy to talk to and I fully intend to go on consulting her as and when necessary, since the help she has already given me has inspired me to be pro-active about my health.
Y. C., Auckland
I have been seeing Annaliese on and off for over a year. She has been fantastic at helping me reduce my stress levels through herbal medicine and I know I can always ask her for help when I am getting stressed out. The herbal formulas she makes me seem to get me through difficult times in my life so I can deal with them without getting ill. I haven't been sick for over a year because of this preventative approach.
She has also helped me to completely rid myself of PMS symptoms and I am now hormonally balanced and symptom free.
I would highly recommend Annaliese to anyone wanting to achieve a healthy and happy mind and body!
S. G., Auckland
I really feel that your herbal formula's helped get me out of a 'yuk' spot. I was feeling like there was no way out. Taking your medicine and following your advice gave me direction. Thanks so much for that.
Testimonial for Eczema Ease (medicated balm formulated by Annaliese Jones)
Eczema Ease takes the redness out of my daughter's eczema trouble spots surprisingly quickly, and I find it works just as well as hydrocortisone creams. It is a relief to find something natural that is effective... we've tried everything!
Giselle Reid, Auckland, New Zealand
Annaliese has an innate passion for health and wellbeing that comes through to inspire her clients about good health in a very genuine way. Her expertise comes from learning the techniques of her mother (also a Naturopath and Herbalist) and her father (an Osteopathic physician) as well as her science degree in complementary medicine and her ongoing research into the area of natural medicine.
QUALIFICATION DETAILS Bachelor of Health Science(Complementary Medicine), Charles Sturt University.
Advanced Diploma Herbal Medicine, South Pacific College of Natural Therapies
Advanced Diploma Naturopathy, South Pacific College of Natural Therapies