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Welcome to the website of Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of NZ (Inc).(NMHNZ)

NMHNZ was formed in 2017 by the amalgamation of two long-standing societies, the NZ Society of Naturopaths and Naturopaths of NZ. This was a much-celebrated union in response to a desire for members to be united in their quest for the recognition and advancement of naturopathy in New Zealand. Our aim for our member naturopaths is to provide support and to progress and protect the development of naturopathic medicine in New Zealand.

To the general public we provide a guaranteed standard of natural health care ensuring members of NMHNZ are qualified to the best standards of education and update their education on a yearly basis. Practicing certificates are issued each year provided ongoing professional development requirements have been met. By choosing a Registered Naturopath, you can be certain your naturopath adheres to these requirements.



Who can use the term "Naturopath"?


At present New Zealand has no legislation around naturopathy, which means anyone can call themselves a naturopath. NMHNZ only accepts members who meet our stringent educational standards and who continue professional education on a yearly basis. This means you are assured of a highly qualified health care professional for your safety and well-being.
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What is Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a form of medicine practised widely throughout the world. It has the longest tradition of any healing system and is the forerunner of modern medicine. Naturopathy is a health care system that practices holistic medicine. This practice looks at all the systems of the body when looking for the underlying causes of disease


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Next up in our 'meet our members' is Melissa Tomlinson:What do you do for self care?As soon as I wake, I do some deep breathing meditation. I ensure I have two cups of water first thing in the morning. I have a substantial breakfast when my digestive system is ready. I take a short walk outside 1-2x daily. I park 10-15min away from work to give myself daily exercise and made sure parts of it is around nature. What has been your biggest win in your naturopathic career or the thing you're most proud of?Helping those that feel like giving up on getting some relief from their ailment. What did you do before Naturopathy?Administration. Hospitality. Natural health retail. Do you have a favourite piece of advice?No. What's been your biggest lesson coming out of covid19 and 2020 and how will you take that forward in your life.My morning routine is what I learnt. Was there a reason or moment that inspired your training in Naturopathy?My first job in Naturopathy retail. Loved it. It inspired me. What areas of work drive your passion?People drive my passion. What has changed about the industry since you started?Artemisia being taken away. Comfrey being brought back. What are you reading currently (can be anything)Anything to take my mind off everything. No thinking involved. Just pure relaxing and entertaining. Historic fantasy is my fav. ...
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Next up on getting to know our wonderful members: Dr Joe Rozencwajg.What do you do for self care?I have gone through a full homeopathic treatment that took me 10 years as I did it myself, with a new technique (actually a few new ones) that I created on the go, therefore I had no idea what I was doing, really, but it ended up with me gaining full health and being able to teach this to colleagues.Taking specific supplements, tailored to my needs and the current state of the world. 1-2 hours of intense physical exercise 5days/week (sometimes 4 days only)What has been your biggest win in your naturopathic career or the thing you're most proud of?I actually include my conventional medicine phase into my career and do not differentiate between the multiple different methods I learned. I achieved having 2 PhDs and 4 Doctorates, publishing 10 medical books (11th on the way), creating new methods, improving Gemmotherapy, helping overseas colleagues, having many overseas patients consulting me.Proud to have black belts in Aikido and Karate and having been a Sensei teaching Aikido. What did you do before Naturopathy?Medical school, Specialist Surgeon (general, thoracic and cardiovascular) then learning natural medicine methodologies, all included in the definition and practice of naturopathy: homeopathy (my main one), herbalism, naturopathy, nutrition, acupuncture and TCM (diagnostic only, not Chinese herbs), osteopathy (not registered to practice in NZ), manual medicine (CST, ortho-bionomy, visceral manipulation), energy medicine (reiki, pranic healing), hypnotherapy (not practicing) and many more... Do you have a favourite piece of advice?Keep learning from everybody, especially those you think you disagree with, you will always get something out of it What's been your biggest lesson coming out of covid19 and 2020 and how will you take that forward in your life.Be prepared for anything (I was) and be prepared to find out that some people/friends/colleagues will stab you in the back (I was not prepared for that despite resembling a porcupine form all the knifes I had stuck in by back over the years) Was there a reason or moment that inspired your training in Naturopathy?Dissatisfaction with conventional medicine! I was only palliating, not really curing anyone. What areas of work drive your passion?Everything! Next up on getting to know our wonderful members:Dr What has changed about the industry since you started?Way too much commercialism (I know, I am not making friends writing that!) What are you reading currently (can be anything)Game of Thrones, a few textbooks of manual medicine and homeopathywww.naturamedica.co.nz ...
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