Natural Health Services
Welcome. Paua Health offers healthcare through a range of natural health modalities that invoke your body’s ability for self-healing. Treatments include:
- Herbal medicine
- Nutritional advice
- Flower essences
- Nutritional supplements
- Healthy lifestyle advice
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Energy Healing
- BodyTalk and Kinesiology
Natural medicine works with the healing power of nature and taps into the intelligence of the body to stimulate its self-healing. We take a holistic approach to health, considering the physical, emotional, mental, environmental, genetic, nutritional, energetic and lifestlye causes that may be contributing to your health condition.
Naturopathy is traditional and evidence-based medicine that uses herbal remedies, nutrition, detoxification, nutritional supplements, flower essences and lifestyle advice to assist the body back to health. Traditional knowledge of plant medicine, nutrition and natural living is combined with current evidence from clinical health trials to provide a tool box of approaches to stimulate your body’s self-healing ability.
Naturopathy uses a variety of testing methods to help evaluate the body status such as naturopathic pathology tests (saliva, urine and stool testing), hair mineral analysis for metal and mineral status, food and chemical sensitivity panels, iridology, tongue diagnosis, questionnaires and kinesiology. Margot uses kinesiology muscle testing, to support the choice of remedies and supplements.
A comprehensive case history is taken at the first Naturopathic session in order to gain a holistic picture of your life and factors that may be contributing to your current health condition. This includes your physical body, lifestyle, mind and emotions, environment, your energetic anatomy and diet. Naturopathy works alongside you, your doctor and other natural medicine practitioners to create a plan for your wellbeing.
Pathology testing is available either through your doctor or a Naturopathic pathology laboratory. Naturopathic laboratories carry out cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immunological (including allergy and sensitivity testing), nutritional and neurological analyses through urine, saliva and stool samples. A test kit is sent to your home and the samples are delivered to the Naturopathic pathology service in New Zealand.
Iridology is the study of the iris which reveals the state of the tissues of the whole body. It can indicate tissue inflammation, the state of body tissue, constitutional strength, inherent weaknesses and the stage of health. It offers a unique look into the inner environment of the body. The iris is studied through a magnifying glass or a picture taken with an iridology camera.
Hair Mineral Analysis
Hair mineral analysis is a laboratory test that measures the mineral composition of your hair. This provides information on the mineral status in your body tissues and on heavy metal toxicity in the body. A blood test indicates the level of minerals circulating around the body via the blood stream. However, it does not give a picture of the mineral levels in the body tissues. A hair mineral analysis is therefore necessary to indicate possible mineral imbalances or the presence of toxic elements in the body that may be contributing to a health condition.
Kinesiology Muscle Testing
Kinesthetic Resonance is a very subtle form of kinesiology muscle testing. Rather than using force, it requires the tester to tune in to the energy of the person they are testing in order to detect subtle muscle changes in response to different substances.
The cerebrospinal fluid in the spine and cranium moves like a wave throughout the body. Its movement up and down the spine resembles the breathing process and has been called the ‘primary breath’. A Craniosacral Therapist palpates the cerebrospinal fluid and through it locates areas of restriction anywhere in the body and helps them to release.
Craniosacral Therapy allows the body to release its own restrictions by tapping into its innate intelligence for self-balance and self-healing. The restrictions are then removed permanently. The treatment involves a very light touch that is non-invasive. A person receiving Craniosacral Therapy lies fully clothed on the table.
Craniosacral Therapy is appropriate for injuries, pain and trauma release and is a gentle modality that can be used for all ages. Margot now offers Craniosacral Therapy with her hands working off the body.
Energy healing works with our energetic anatomy by clearing stuck energy, repairing broken fibres and balancing energy streams. Our energetic anatomy includes the layers of the auric bodies, the chakras, the electro-magnetic bodies connected to the meridian system, the hara dimension, our core star and other dimensional parts of ourselves.
Examples of energy field work include: repair of chakra fibres and roots; repair of torn auric layers; release of trauma from this and other lifetimes; clearing unhealthy cords between people; soul retrieval; realignment of our hara line; reconnection to our core star; clearing blocked or unwanted energy; opening channels for spiritual development; and general balancing of the energetic anatomy.
Margot has trained in Reconnective Healing and Esoteric Healing and follows Barbara Brennan's healing model. Distance healing and sessions for animals are also available.
BodyTalk is a gentle healing system that uses a variety of non-invasive techniques to help re-establish better communication within the body and activate its natural healing ability. BodyTalk works at the quantum level, looking at the potential cause of a health or life issue.
The BodyTalk practitioner uses a neurological biofeedback technique to ask the body’s intelligence where it would like to establish balance in the body/mind/emotions. Once the pathway of balance is indicated, the practitioner uses a Yoga technique of tapping on the head and the sternum. Tapping on the head enables the body to communicate its needs to the brain and tapping on the sternum invites the heart to store the more balanced patterns in the body’s cellular memory.
A BodyTalk session involves lying fully clothed on the treatment table. It is a gentle treatment that can be used for all ages, conditions and life issues as well as for treating animals.
Kinergetics was created by Philip Rafferty of Australia and is a combination of kinesiology and Reiki healing. It is a fast and effective method of releasing pain and stress, of locating and correcting some of the emotional and metaphysical causes of unwellness.
In a Kinergetics session, we first of all carry out muscle testing of 16 muscles to provide feedback about the state of the meridian system. Meridians are intricately connected with the different parts and functions of the body. If the meridians are out of balance, then health problems may arise. The kinergetics practitioner scans lists of emotions, anatomical and physiological charts and uses test kits (metals, candida, vaccinations) to find blocks that may contribute to a health condition and need to be balanced.
For example, one of the main balances in Kinergetics is the hydration balance – our energy system is majorly affected by the kidney system and correcting the blocks to water assimilation often balances the muscles in the body. Kinergetics also does a TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) balance since the muscles around the jaw greatly influence the nervous system and muscles of the body.