Cathy is a caring and experienced practitioner of Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Massage Therapies, including therapeutic
massage and lymphatic drainage massage.
Cathy is passionate about the effect of diet and nutrition on people's health and believes strongly in encouraging people to have more knowledge and control over their own health.
She regularly runs community education classes to help people to learn more about natural therapies and how we can use these in our everyday lives. The following courses are run regularly as evening courses in West Auckland and at Selwyn College: 'Introduction to Natural Therapies', 'Natural Menopause', 'Gluten & Dairy-free cooking', 'Healthy Vegetarian Cooking' and 'Make your own medicine, herbal manufacturing'
I AM ALSO NOW AVAILABLE AT 5 HINAU STREET, NEW LYNN AND AT THE BEAUTIFUL BETHELLS BEACH COTTAGES, BETHELLS BEACH.
Cathy Gaul. Medical Herbalist & Naturopath
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Bach Flower Essences
Hair testing for food intolerances.
Hair tissue mineral analysis
Do you suffer from any of the following conditions?????
Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, behavioural problems, weight problems, allergies, headaches, colds, flu, tonsillitis, ear infections, recurring infections, sinusitis, skin conditions, digestive complaints, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalance, fertility difficulties, muscular aches & pains, joint pain, fatigue, lymphoedema, chronic fatigue syndrome.
Would you like help with pregnancy and preconception care??? or would you like to gain & maintain optimum health?????
If you answered yes to any of the above I may be able to help.
Most health problems can benefit from herbal medicine & Naturopathic treatment, whether it be a common cold, or a more serious condition. Herbal medicine can be taken alone or alongside drugs or other treatments prescribed by a G.P.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to healing with the aim of restoring health by employing the aid of natural remedies. As a Naturopath, my focus is to identify the underlying causative factors of disease and to remedy these, thereby allowing the body to return to balance. Treatment is tailored specifically for each personís individual circumstances and the goal of the treatment is to achieve optimum health and to maintain this on a long term basis.
As part of my Naturopathic training I studied conventional Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology & Differential Diagnosis so I am familiar with medical conditions & treatments.
What are the benefits of a Naturopathic consultation?
Many people purchase supplements or herbal remedies from Health food suppliers without investigating or understanding the underlying causes of their health problems & without a real knowledge of the effects of the supplement or herbal remedy. This can mean that the product may be unsuitable and may even cause inappropriate or adverse effects. Seeking professional advice ensures that the correct problem can be identified and treated with the correct remedies for each individual.
Naturopathy is useful for most health concerns including:
Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, behavioural problems
Weight problems, allergies, headaches, colds, flu, tonsillitis, ear infections, recurring infections, sinusitis, skin conditions, digestive complaints, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalance, preconception & pregnancy care, fertility difficulties, muscular aches & pains, joint pain
fatigue, lymphoedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, To gain & maintain optimum health......................................
What to expect
The first Naturopathic consultation is 1-1 1/2 hours in duration. During the consultation I take a detailed case history to enable me to assess where problems &/or imbalances may be occurring. To assist the diagnosis diagnostic methods such as iridology, facial diagnosis, blood pressure measurement & pulse reading may be used. Blood tests or hair analysis may be requested if necessary.
Acute situations may be assessed and treatment provided within a shorter initial consultation of between 30-40 minutes.
In most cases follow-up appointments will be necessary to note progress & to ensure that problems are properly treated & prevented from reoccurring.
Treatment may include:
Nutritional & dietary modification
Because everything that we put into our bodies has an influence on how we feel, it is very important to ensure good quality, nutritious foods are eaten. Diet will be tailored to suit individual requirements with an emphasis on fresh whole foods.
Lifestyle factors can also influence wellbeing, therefore lifestyle recommendations may be given as part of the Naturopathic treatment.
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to humans, many of the herbs that have been used safely & effectively for thousands of years are now being backed up by scientific research. I use practitioner only fluid extracts which I combine to make an individualized formula for each client. I keep up to date with the latest research so I am aware of possible herb/drug interactions.
Bach flower remedies
Bach flower remedies are gentle flower essences that effect the emotional state. Dr Bach believed that ill-health originates in a disturbed emotional state & by correcting this state the physical symptoms of illness will also subside.
Massage promotes the nourishment, repair & renewal of body cells, increases circulation, aids excretion of waste products from the body, decreases muscle tension, can help to strengthen muscles, soothes the nerves, encourages good energy flow in the body & is physically & emotionally relaxing. Regular massage can help to normalize body structure & function.
Pregnancy massage is available and is a wonderful way to ease the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Lymphatic drainage massage
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle technique that encourages the movement of lymphatic fluids throughout the body. When lymph becomes congested an excess of fluid builds up in the tissues (oedema) with congestion & swelling. Lymphatic drainage activates the immune system, speeds up a slow metabolism, relaxes the nervous system, alleviates & improves oedema, helps skin regeneration & elasticity, promotes detoxification, may aid weight loss & is useful for the following conditions: oedema following surgery, migraines, cellulite, recurring infections & more.
This is a diagnostic tool that is used to identify masked food intolerances/allergies that may be causing ongoing health problems, discomfort & distress.
Initial consultation: (1-1 1/2 hours) $80
Follow-up consultation: (1/2 hour) $42.50
Therapeutic massage or lymphatic drainage: (1 hour) $75-00
Massage (1/2 hour): $42.50
Hair analysis - for food intolerance: $80-00
Hair tissue mineral analyis - for toxins/mineral imbalances: $230 - $265
Herbal tonic (200ml); $42.50
Herbal tonic (100ml): $23-00
Bach flower remedy: $ 11-00
Consultations are also available for acute conditions such as colds & flu, urinary infections, tonsillitis, ear infections etc.
Acute consultation:(1/2 hour) $42.50
Gift vouchers are available.
Cathy Gaul. N.D, Dip Med Herb, BHSc (Comp med), MNZAMH, MNHC.
304 Great North Road
Phone: 09 810 7218
Mobile: 027 212 7840
Email: [email protected]
Medical Herbalist, Naturopath.
BHSc (Comp med),
Diploma of Medical Herbalism,
Diploma of Natural Therapies (N.D),
Member of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists (MNZAMH),
Member of the Natural Health Council (MNHC).
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