BECOME THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE
Welcome to Simply Great Health
At Simply Great Health we provide a high quality holistic and natural health experience, addressing you the person, not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive consultation explores emotional, physical and lifestyle factors, which may be affecting your health and wellbeing.
As Hippocrates said 2,400 years ago: “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
We can provide you with a carefully selected combination of herbal medicines, practitioner-only brand supplements, lifestyle and dietary advice, and stress management techniques in order to restore your body’s own ability to heal itself.
If by the end of your first consultation you do not feel we have the knowledge and expertise to work with you to improve your health and well-being your consultation will be free.
- Herbal Formulas
- Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Advise
- Therapeutic Supplements
- Live Blood Analysis
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Cancer Support
- Body Composition & Cellular Health Analysis
- Diagnostic Tests
- Infra-red Sauna
- Metascan / BIA
- Initial (approximately 1 hour) - $140
- Follow Up (approximately 1/2 hour) - $60
- Initial with Dr Niqi Butterworth (PhD) - $160
- Follow Up with Dr Niqi Butterworth (PhD) - $95
- Acute Appointment - $40
- Massage (45 minutes) - $60
- Sauna** (30 minutes; includes shower) - $35.00
- Acupuncture First Visit - $100
Student / Beneficiary / Children / ACC Pricing Available
Please note that if extended follow ups are required an extra fee will apply up to a maximum of $100. New clients require a brief consultation prior to first sauna session charge of $20.00. This is not necessary for those undertaking a full consultation.
How we work
As Natural Medicine Therapists using holistic health care we work with you to address both your immediate and long-term health goals, help relieve symptoms as well as identify the underlying cause, and give you the necessary tools to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself.
We recognise that other factors (eg. emotional or environmental) can cause or add to health problems, and act as barriers to healing, so we work holistically to ensure ALL contributing factors are addressed.
This may be in the form of dietary or exercise advice, breathing or meditation exercises, relaxing massages, herbal formulas, nutritional supplements, Bach flowers - or simply being there to listen to you, or chat over a soothing cup of herbal tea.
About the practitioners
BNatMed (with Distinction) B.Ed (Hons) | Naturopath | Medical Herbalist | Hemaview™ Practitioner
I am a Degree Qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Massage Therapist with a Bachelors Degree in Natural Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine.
I also have a Bachelors Degree in Education (Hons) in Physical Education from Dunfermline College in Edinburgh, Scotland, along with qualifications in woman’s fitness training.
I am a mother of three busy teenagers so fully understand the constant juggle of family life, work and the unique demands of teenagers as they have their own special needs, insecurities and stress.
Having experienced the benefits of Natural Medicine with family health issues, I am passionate about helping others to make a positive difference to their lives. With some guidance and encouragement, often small lifestyle changes can have a profound effect on your health, wellbeing and vitality.
Let me help you take a journey to better health, and ultimately a better life by providing the tools you need to help reduce stress and increase vitality and to reduce the likelihood of developing many of today’s lifestyle diseases such type two diabetes, some cancers and many cardiovascular diseases along with various acute conditions that occur with lowered immunity.
My goal is to always give you the best treatment options to support you with your individual health concerns and requirements. You will leave feeling better than when you arrived, listened to and supported.
Bachelor of Horticultural Science | National Diploma in Homeopathy
I have been passionate about homeopathy for more than twenty years and love seeing the benefit of improving the body’s ability to heal the mind, body and soul, holistically.
I am a qualified homeopath and I have studied at, the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, the Auckland College of Classical Homeopathy and The Hierophant, Australia.
I originally studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural Science and have always had a love of nature and I have found that this has complimented my knowledge of homeopathy. Homeopathy is suitable for all ages and treats a wide array of acute and chronic health problems.
I also widely use flower essences, homeobotanicals and cell (tissue) salts, to improve client’s well-being. My aim is to enable your body to return to a healthier balanced state and along the journey offer support to aid in that process.
Bachelor of Acupuncture, 2010 | Diploma of Acupuncture, 2006
I have been practicing Acupuncture since 2007 and am a member of New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists (NZRA) and an ACC provider. I am passionate and confident in Acupuncture and have helped many people with a variety of conditions over the years.
In my practice, I place a great focus on posture and balance because improper posture affects the nervous system and circulatory system. In acupuncture there are 2 main concepts which control human body i.e. Qi and Blood. Qi is an Energy flow (Nervous System) and Blood is an Energy Source (Circulatory System) for muscles and organs. So bad posture tightens up the muscles, which then compress the nerves and blood vessels that slow down the metabolism.
I particularly specialise in musculoskeletal issues such as sports injuries & repetitive strain injuries (RSI). I also find acupuncture to be effective in reducing stress hormones (cortisol) and helping to increase endorphin secretion. It can therefore be very effective for treating stress related symptoms like insomnia, anxiety and indigestion. I highly recommend you to try acupuncture if you are looking for more gentle and natural remedy for your health.
Services I provide:
- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture- Based on 14 main meridians system + Balancing method
- Modern Acupuncture- Based on Anatomy and Science
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
PhD (Pharmacology) | MSc (Hons) (Pharmacology/Neuroscience) | BSc (Pharmacologyand Physiology) | PGDip (Nutritional Science) | BHSc (Complementary Medicine) | Dip. Herbal Medicine | Dip. Naturopathy | Dip. Homeopathy
I have a PhD in Pharmacology and over 20 years of clinical experience. I am currently working as a naturopath and nutritionist and have recently trained as a Metascan/Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) practitioner. In my practice I draw on a strong medical background in nutrition, biochemistry, neuroscience, pathophysiology and pharmacology.
This enables me to provide an evidenced-based problem solving approach for wellness and to manage chronic health conditions, anxiety and mild depression. I like to use functional medicine to assess nutritional status and BIA to assess body composition and cellular health.
Areas of interest/expertise include:
- Nutrition in breast cancer during chemo and radiotherapy
- Gastrointestinal health (e.g. IBS, allergies, Whiples, food intolerances)
- Autoimmune diseases (coeliac, psoriasis, rheumatic conditions, thyroid conditions)
- Metabolic syndrome (hypertension, dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, non-insulin dependent diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular health)
- Chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia/chronic pain
- Nutritional assessments including vegetarian, vegan and other dietary patterns.
"Alison put me in a good space and helped give some balance to my life." - Mark
"After seeing Alison I feel more positive about life, feel like I am doing something I believe will help instead of floundering." - Lynne
"Alison approached my health concerns with an open mind. We were able to have candid discussions over several appointments which resulted in my being able to complement naturopathic remedies with my prescribed medication. Alison believed in working with me, my lifestyle and my budget and what she recommended gave results and was achievable." - Ranee
"I first met Carolyn Brown when I was experiencing nasty side effects from my third chemotherapy drug cycle. My friend ( a GP) referred me because nothing was helping my symptoms. Carolyn was meticulous in taking a full history, and devoted a great deal of time to gain a wholistic perspective of my illness.The offered remedies were certainly very helpful.Since then I have had ongoing support, as changes to my needs have evolved over time. I have now considerably outlived my projected life expectancy. Carolyn has a wealth of knowledge from an intellectual perspective, as well as an easy going practical approach to give a well rounded wholistic solution. I have found her input most valuable, and would not hesitate to recommend her advice on any health issue". - Madeleine
“I have been seeing both Alison and Carolyn over the last few months. What a team ! Both of them are such caring and nurturing women, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. I always look forward to my appointments with both of them, but especially my massages with Alison … Bliss. A monthly massage is part of my self care plan. I highly recommend both of these wonderful women.” - Lindy
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