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Naturopathy satisfying career choice
Holistic approach: Naturopath Annaliese Jones uses herbal medicine in conjunction with nutritional advice to offer support
on such things as weight loss, anxiety and infertility.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
More and more people are
opting to treat a range of
chronic illnesses with
natural medicine. Naturo-
path Annaliese Jones spoke
to Karina Abadia about the
impact minor changes can
make to people's lives.
Go to eastandbayscourier.co.nz to
watch a video of Mrs Jones
describing what she does.
Becoming a naturopath did not feel
like a choice for Annaliese Jones.
It was something she was drawn
to naturally, although it took her a
while to get there.
Rather than follow in her moth-
er's footsteps and become a naturo-
path to begin with, she wanted to
explore other options. She studied
nutrition for a year and then baked
gluten-free products for health
stores before enrolling at Ellerslie's
South Pacific College of Natural
She studied a bachelor of health
science (complementary medicine),
an advanced diploma in naturopa-
thy and an advanced diploma in
When she graduated in 2004 she
worked for a supplement company
giving mini-consultations in health
stores and pharmacies.
A few years later she started her
own practice. She now works exclus-
ively from her Mt Eden home.
Most of the 32-year-old's clients
find her through word-of-mouth and
with a 1-year-old son, her three-day
practice keeps her as busy as she
needs to be.
She typically sees between five to
eight clients per day with initial
consultations lasting an hour and
follow-up sessions 45 minutes.
The idea is to treat the person
holistically and dietary adjustments
are often the foundation, she says.
At the initial consultation Ms
Jones will administer a live blood
analysis. She analyses a drop of
blood under the microscope,
enabling her to pinpoint such things
as nutritional deficiences, inflam-
mation, allergies and dehydration.
People will usually leave with a
dietary plan, a type of vitamin and
mineral therapy and perhaps some
Three weeks later she does a sec-
ond blood analysis to track prog-
ress. Then she may see the person
once more, although some patients
require further treatment.
The nice thing is it isn't just one
size fits all. People are often amazed
how effective herbal medicine can
be. Each formula is specific to indi-
Many clients come to her for help
with losing weight as well as hor-
monal issues related to polycystic
ovary syndrome, endometriosis,
infertility and menopause.
Mental health issues such as
stress, anxiety, insomnia and
depression are other common ail-
She loves working with children
and is a regular contributor to The
Natural Parent magazine.
Treating children is so reward-
ing because they tend to respond
really quickly and the results can be
Although there is more aware-
ness of naturopathy these days, Ms
Jones still comes across people who
haven't heard of the profession. But
that is slowly changing, she says.
There are plenty of misconcep-
tions out there, the most common
being that naturopathy is not
research-based, she says.
There is so much research into
the herbal medicines we use and
most of it is independent. It's quite
different to how drug companies
research conventional medicine.''
The most rewarding part of her
job is seeing people who take res-
ponsibility for their wellbeing and
give up their unhealthy habits.
People are often amazed by the
fact that small changes can have
really profound effects on their
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