Welcome to personalised natural healthcare. Your journey to improved health starts here!
Whether you need a tonic for that troublesome cough, want to learn how to better manage your health, regain vitality or heal a digestive issue… call today for a chat to find out if I’m the right practitioner for you.
I use an integrative natural medicine approach, combining naturopathic, herbal, nutritional, lifestyle and mind-body medicine to create healing from the inside out. I work alongside you to creating deep and lasting change in your life.
You are not your ‘dis-ease’. You are a unique individual with your own unique body and mind, with your own place in the world, with your own path to follow. Your story, your desires, your personality have more meaning to the natural medicine practitioner than the ‘dis-ease’ label you carry.
Donna Burgoyne BNatMed NZRGON MNZAMH
I’m Donna, a qualified Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, PSYCH-K Health and Wellness Facilitator and a Registered Nurse.
Professional Member of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.
I’ve always had an interest in the human condition, a passion for caring, and a desire to alleviate discomfort, pain and facilitate healing. I specialise in mind-body medicine and integrative natural health for the whole family. With decades of experience in healthcare, qualifications to keep you safe, and a deep passion for natural medicine I incorporate these skills and knowledge to mentor you towards increased health and wellbeing.
I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1986, gaining experience in a wide variety of hospital and community settings in the ensuing years. A passion for natural therapies and complimentary medicine was never far from my holistic view of health, and witnessing the limitations of the mainstream health system, I knew holism was not always integrated into that paradigm. This led me on a quest to search for the missing link, and after personally experiencing the powerful results of natural medicine, there was no turning back. I embarked on further education in natural medicine and mind-body medicine. I hold the following qualifications:
- Registered General and Obstetric Nurse (Auckland District Health Board)
- Bachelor of Natural Medicine with Distinction (South Pacific College of Natural Medicine)
- PSYCH-K Health and Wellness Facilitator
- Reiki II Practitioner
- Practitioner in ‘The Journey’ method (Brandon Bays)
After graduating from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine (SPCNM), I went on to work at SPCNM – as a Graduate Practitioner in Paua Clinic (student clinic); as a part-time lecturer in the Bachelor of Natural Medicine programme, and as a Clinic Supervisor to students in their final year. I have continued to maintain a part time nursing career.
In my spare time I enjoy immersing myself into our beautiful natural outdoor environment, sailing and hiking. I am a passionate organic gardener, with a vibrant vegetable garden, and a herbal garden with a focus on native medicinal plants.
MY APPROACH TO NATURAL MEDICINE
There’s a gap in our mainstream healthcare system – holistic natural medicine. Meanwhile there is an increasing ground-roots interest in and demand for ‘wholeness’ healthcare approaches that truly nourish and rebalance health and vitality, without causing harm. Natural, integrative medicine aims to identify and effectively correct body-mind imbalances. It works alongside lifesaving conventional treatments if that’s what’s needed, but aims also to prevent or minimise the need for it in the first place.
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind.