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Profile photo of Cat, Medicine WomanKia ora, thanks for stopping by!  My name is Cat Neale and I am the founder of THE MEDICINE WOMAN Nature Medicine Dispensary.  

Recently we entered the Aquarius Age.  Foretold as a time of chaos and great change, it is an age we are to return to a holistic, more complete understanding of life to resolve the many predicaments we face.  As a visionary and advocate for the higher version of life, whether it is possible for us to achieve this is not a question for me.  I know it is so.  

I have been working as a naturopath-herbalist for over 16 years now.  It has been a wonderful period of my life and a pleasure and privilege to share the journey of others.  What I have come to know is that no matter what your current situation or health condition, whether you simply feel a bit lost, or if you wish to turn up the heat and live your purpose, we are never given a challenge or inspiration that we are unable to rise to in one way or another. 

As a child I was always drawn to nature.  I loved spending time up the giant willow tree at the bottom of my grandparents garden and helping my grandmother in her glasshouse.  When I left school I went to Massey University, received a honours degree in Regional Planning and spent much of my twenties working as a planner in local government.  Although a successful career, it wasn't where my heart was and the low energy that developed eventually took me to the clinic of a naturopath.  It was shortly after this introduction to natural health that I literally woke up one morning knowing what I was here to do.  That was in 1999.  

Over the years I have had many extraordinary teaching and healing experiences with the plant kingdom.  One experience was when my labrador Charlie developed an acute blood infection triggered by wet eczema.  Pharmaceutical drugs were not working and in a moment of inspiration (preceded by desperation!) I turned to a common ‘weed’ in the garden, Plantago lanceolata (ribwort).  I put it through the juicer and then applied the green liquid directly to his inflammed skin.  He looked pretty funny covered in green but it was immediately obvious he found comfort in the healing properties of the plant.  That was the turning point in his recovery and with ribwort now revered in our household for first aid issues, Charlie has not looked back and neither have I.   

THE MEDICINE WOMAN is very much a co-creation between myself and Mother Nature whom I continue to expand my relationship with.  I am deeply convinced of the increasing need for her wise medicines and when taken astutely and with respect, mountains truly can move.

Diploma of Naturopathy, Diploma of Native Plant Essences of New Zealand.
Certificates of:  Healers Studies, EMF Balancing Technique®, Shamanic Studies, Holistic Iridology, Sclerology.  
Registered Natural Medicines Practitioner, NHPNZ