Welcome to Our Clinic
Heathcote Valley Herbal Medicine is now called Herb Nerd NZ and has been in operation for ten years. During that time many a tincture, herbal supplement, & Bach flower remedy have been prescribed. Nutritional advice, nutritional supplements, & lifestyle advice have flowed in abundance. And they still do.
We are located at Unit 2 - 27 Waterman Place in Ferrymead. It's time. It makes it easier to pick up prescription refills or herbal orders & to have a dedicated manufacturing space. It is really, really is exciting. Feel free to drop by and say Hi. Have a look, see how it's going. The clinic is on the first floor. If you cannot do stairs, we sit in the shop on the ground floor.
We still have our dispensary of herbal tinctures from MediHerb and PhytoMed. Tinctures are the alcohol extracts of herbs which are potent, effective medications. A tincture is customised for your health concern and is an easy way to take several herbs in one go. Because it is made just for you, the remedy fits you rather than the other way around. The usual dose is twice a day.
Our professional grade supplements include MediHerb, Orthoplex, Eagle, Metagenics, Researched Nutritionals, & Thorne. These are the tablet, capsule, or powdered forms of herbs, herbal combinations, vitamins, minerals, or amino acids. The prices are too varied to list here. The products are tested for purity, quality and ensure the correct herb and the proper part of the herb is used. Even the containers are tested for safety. Sheesh. Because they are professional grade, the number of tablets prescribed will normally be lower than the supplements you find at retail or online outlets.
Herbal teas are sourced from reputed growers and herbal supply companies where they are quality tested for purity and efficacy. We choose organic, organically grown, or spray-free herbs. Because they are of a professional grade, our teas can be used up to three times and still retain their medicinal value. This means you make a cup of tea. Then you can re-use those herbs for a second cup of tea. Even with the third cup you reap the therapeutic benefits. We package our teas in biodegradable, compostable kraft bags by econic. They look like they are foil lined, but they are not. You can put the bags in your worm farm or home compost bin, but take the label off first. Have a look at www.econic.co.nz for more information.
Lifestyle advice ranges from remedies for low stomach acid, to diaphragmatic breathing, to sleep promoting tips, to getting started in the herbal world. Again, this is tailored to your needs.
What happens when I book an appointment?
Remember to bring in your list of supplements or medications you are taking and any blood test results from the last six months. Once inside we have a chat.
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well it is. We chat about your health. The reason you’ve come. Remember you're talking to a medical herbalist. We love to hear about your headaches, your sleeping habits, your bowel habits, your cough, your aches and pains. We really do. And this takes time.
From our conversation, blood tests may be suggested or ordered. You can take the list to your doctor or you can take a prescription directly to the lab and pay for the tests yourself. Either way.
Herbs, supplements, diet, lifestyle suggestions, and/or Bach flowers are recommended.
A written summary of your visit can be provided. You get information based on our conversation, treatment aims, and a reminder sheet on how to take your herbal medicines.
Your first appointment is usually an hour. An hour and a half is booked just in case.
A follow up appointment in two weeks can be booked. At that appointment any concerns or changes can be made. Please, don’t wait that long if you have any questions. We're available by phone, email, messenger, or text during business hours.
Appointments after the two weeks can range from weekly, monthly, or six weekly. It really depends on you health, your wellness, and treatment plan.
To book an appointment please call or text on 027-861-1499 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to book in, that would be grand.
Clinic hours by appointment:
8 am - 10 am Tuesday to Friday
5 pm - 7 pm Wednesdays
Unit 2, 27 Waterman Place
Ferrymead, Christchurch 8022
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Consult, 1 hour: $85.00
Consult, 1/2 hour: $42.50
First Consult, 1.5 hours: $100.00
Energy Healing, 1 hour: $50.00
Eftpos, credit cards, online banking, & cash are payment options.
We have all 38 bach flower remedies.