My Story

Profile photo of Cat, Medicine WomanHi, thanks for stopping by!  My name is Cathryn A Neale, Cat, and I am the face and inspiration behind THE MEDICINE WOMAN, a naturopathy clinic and dispensary.  

Recently we entered the Aquarius Age.   Foretold as a time of chaos and great change, it is an age where humanity is designed to return to a broader more accurate understanding of self and life.  As a visionary and advocate for this higher version of life, whether it is possible for us to return to the healthier more holistic way of life is not even a question.  I know it is so.  

I have been working in clinic for over 15 years now.  It has been a wonderful period of my life and a pleasure and privilege to share the journey of others.  No matter what your current situation or health condition you find yourself experiencing, 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 and loved spending time in the giant willow tree at the bottom of my grandparents garden and helping my grandmother in her plant nursery.  In my twenties I largely forgot my relationship with nature when I conformed to a contemporary career working as a town planner in local government.  Although it was a successful career in many ways, I didn't feel inspired by it and the consequent low energy eventually took me to the clinic of a naturopath.  It was shortly after this introduction to naturopathy that I literally woke up one morning remembering 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 of the most personal was when my dog Charlie had an acute infection triggered by wet eczema.  Pharmaceutical drugs were not working and in a moment of inspiration I turned to a common ‘weed’ in our garden, plantain.  I put it through the juicer and then applied the green liquid directly to my dog's infected skin.  He looked pretty funny covered in green but it was immediately obvious he found comfort in the healing properties of the plant and his recovery was rapid.  With plantain now revered in our household for first aid issues, Charlie has not looked back and neither have I.   

THE MEDICINE WOMAN clinic and dispensary 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.

Formal Qualifications:
Diploma of Naturopathy, Diploma of Native Plant Essences of New Zealand.
Certificates of:  Healers Studies, Foot Reflexology, Massage Modalities, EMF Balancing Technique®, Holistic Iridology, Sclerology.  
Registered Natural Medicines Practitioner, NHPNZ