Hello, my name is Christine-Jane Wakefield. I am a qualified Naturopath and Herbalist, with training in Fertility and Reproductive Health. I really enjoy helping people balance their hormones and find energy and vitality again.
I grew up in Motueka with the lush native bush of Abel Tasman National Park as my natural playground. I have a deep interest in the power of New Zealand herbs in healing and use this wherever possible in my treatments. In my herbal dispensary I use the highest quality liquid tinctures grown and produced, where possible, in New Zealand.
The importance of nutrition in managing health conditions with a personalised nutrition plan is a crucial part of the healing process. In my practise I provide massage therapy, which may assist you with some physical symptoms to give an overall “wellness” package.
Like many others in the health care industry, personal experience had led me to treating quite specific health conditions. Being diagnosed with Coeliac disease, in combination with methylation defects (detoxification pathways – the MTHFR gene mutation), adrenal fatigue, anxiety and infertility, has given me insight into assisting others with these conditions.
In my practise I use high quality clinically effective products for you to achieve optimal health and quality of life. I keep well-informed of the latest research and treatment options to give you the best health outcomes.
Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
BHSc (Comp Med) Adv. Dip Herbal Medicines and Naturopathy, Practitioner Diploma in Fertility and Reproductive Health, and Massage Therapist
YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH THE NATUROPATH – WHAT TO EXPECT
In my clinic I support several practitioner companies as part of my clinic practice, and this include Metagenics, Nutrisearch, Bioceuticals, Proherb, Phytomed and FX Med. These are clinic based “Practitioner Only” health care products and support programmes. I can use functional pathology testing through Nutrisearch, and offer DNA profile testing for those people who have an interest in knowing your own personal gene makeup.
The first part of the process will involve you filling in an online questionnaire which will provide me with some of the information required for your individual health plan. If you are coming as a fertility couple, there will be an additional form for the both of you to fill in specifically aimed at collecting vital information related to your fertility. In the first appointment I ask questions related to the findings from your questionnaire and extra information such as diet and lifestyle habits. Once I have gathered the information I will spend some time putting together dietary and lifestyle recommendations as well as nutritional and herbal supplementation, a tailor-made plan that covers short and long term health goals.
This process is different for everyone, and the frequency of appointments will be dependent on your desired goals and your treatment plan.
Restoring full health and attaining wellness is an exciting process. I am dedicated to working with you; supporting and guiding you all the way. This is a commitment that is full of rewards, including new found energy, vitality, awareness and understanding. The early stages are more intense. Over time, as you achieve your goals, you will find the process of maintaining your optimal health and wellness simply becomes the way you live your life.
What will it cost?
The first appointment is where I gather the information required to put together your personalised treatment plan. This takes approximately 30 minutes of your time, and the results are sent directly to me. I will then spend time looking at the results to have an idea of what areas need to be focused on first. I then use this to fine tune the plan.
When working with fertility clients it is important that I treat both parties within the relationship. You will both receive individual plans as well as advice on improved lifestyle and environment if required.
As with any client I see, any extra testing and supplements and/or herbal tonics are an extra investment, and will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Please click on the following link to see menu and price options: https://christinejanenaturopath.setmore.com/
Sometimes I need to use other tools to establish certain things in my comprehensive clinic environment. Below is a cost and description of some these, you may need only a few of these, or you may need all; each case is different.
Hair Intolerance Testing $110.00
Hair intolerance testing uses an EAV machine method, which is an easy painless way for you to find out what foods and environmental intolerance’s may be causing inflammation and possibly contributing to your health and well being issues. The testing using the EAV machine measures the difference in electromagnetic resonance when the hair sample is exposed to various test substances. This test quantifies changes in electromagnetic energy and is not measuring a list of antibodies or immunoglobulin’s.
Other testing that might be required or suggested may include the following:
- MTHFR gene mutation testing – $200
- Carb Choice – $280.00
- Male or female hormone profile – TBA
- Adrenal Stress Profile – $175-$290
- D.U.T.C.H. Hormone Metabolite Assessment – $480
- Combined D.U.T.C.H and Adrenal stress – $530
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis – TBA
- Full Gene profile – $800
There are many more functional pathology tests available, and depending on your condition and requirements they may also be suggested during your consultation with me.
Sometimes a comprehensive blood analysis from your GP may also be requested.