• Tui sitting amongst yellow kowhai flowers.
  • A dragonfly amongst wild flowers including the healing flowers of plantain and yarrow.
  • Looking upwards to the majestic crowns of mamaku, the giant tree fern of New Zealand.  Blue sky in the background.

Healing Plants & People

Kia ora and welcome to The Medicine Woman.    

We are living in a time of complex change and our mind, heart and bodies are under pressure like never before. The likes of anxiety, auto-immune issues and dis-ease are at an all time high, but it doesn't have to be this way. To make this modern day work for us we need to be grounded in some long held traditions while at the same time lean into new and innovative ways of thinking and doing. We can each learn how to navigate this time in an empowered fashion in order to experience positive health and wellbeing.    

We recently entered a new world age and as part of this new time we are to become increasingly aware of our human-spirit nature, as we are both.  In order to achieve and maintain good physical health, we must recognise and support the health of our emotions, mind and spirit.  There are many parameters such as viruses that will make it tricky to achieve the empowered and health-full potentials of this age unless we embrace this whole picture.  It is time to return to nature for many of our answers, including plant based medicines.  Utilising the best of medical and natural medicine will help address the chronic un-ease and disease of today.    

My role is to assist people to find their feet more quickly through understanding the nature of things now.  I have been working as a naturopath and holistic practitioner for over twenty years and the plant based dispensary here at The Medicine Woman is where personalised remedies are mixed to support both physical health and energetic wellbeing.

The Medicine Woman service may well be for you if you are:
Experiencing low energy or are wanting to build your natural immunity
Experiencing a puzzling, complex or frightening health issue, including terminal illness
Undergoing a significant life change that is stressful

Wanting to strengthen or lift your spirits

With a willing spirit and open mind, everything is possible. May you find your good medicine in these pages and beyond. 

Arohanui, Cat


Cathryn A. Neale
Founder | Registered Natural Medicine Practitioner, NHPNZ