means based on the principle of holism. “The whole is greater than the sum
of its parts”. Holism is an important concept in the sciences and social
sciences, and especially in medicine. Holistic medicine tries to treat the
“whole person” rather than focusing too narrowly on single symptoms.
It emphasizes the connections between the mind and the body, avoids the overuse
of drugs, and has borrowed such practices from Eastern traditions as
acupuncture and yoga.
Holistic health of a person concentrates on the connection of body, mind and spirit functioning at their highest levels to attain complete wellbeing in the environment in which they interact. To achieve holistic wellbeing and feel your best a person must have a complete approach that meets the needs and wants in each area, that are the most enjoyable and meaningful to you (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). Most people pay attention to at least one or two areas of their holistic health, for example they would exercise regularly and eat well but this is only one aspect of holistic health and wellbeing (body) and therefore they will need to make changes in their lifestyle to make room for and look after the other areas as well. The results to a person’s wellbeing after creating a balanced state of holistic health to their lifestyle is a healthier, complete, fulfilled and happier self (Schaerer,2015).
centre offers alternative medicines and practices including homeopathic
remedies, massage therapies and other energy healing modalities.
Our practitioners and therapists are passionate and
dedicated to their profession and the clients they serve.
Shiloh Holistic Wellness Centre
Shirley Tuffery – Naturopath
Shirley Tuffery has been dedicated to a path of self discovery and Truth since the early 1970s when, having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree, majoring in Psychology, she landed in Canada where she experienced a ‘spiritual awakening’. At this time she was introduced to Astrology, vegetarianism and ‘alternative’ natural therapies which laid the foundation for her subsequent life’s journey. Going on to qualify and practice as a Naturopath in the early 1980s, she combined her love of healthy living, self development, education , and service with her Astrological counselling, helping others psychologically and spiritually , on their journey to self understanding. Through her years of further in depth study, she has also served as a meditation teacher, and co-ordinator of her local spiritual group, and is more passionate than ever about helping people make some sense of their lives and find answers not only to the WHAT in their life, but to the WHY, in the deepest spiritual sense.
Her current passion and focus includes healthy lifestyle education and weight loss coaching, organic plant based nutritional supplement business, Naturopathic health care, spiritual meditation, and all things colourful and creative.
Marijana Jovanovic – Naturopath
I am qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist with a science background in Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Science. I am founder of Change Naturopathy based in Auckland, New Zealand. My mission is to share and inspire how to use the healing power of nature for balancing your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I help identify the root cause of your health issue, while educating how to achieve a balanced lifestyle, restore health, and find vitality. I am focusing on the wellbeing of busy women, children and families, particularly anxiety management, which is part of the program that I am offering with other practitioners here in Shiloh.
Naturopath and Homoeopath
Morris Tuffery is a qualified Naturopath and Homoeopath with 40 years’ experience in the use of these therapies. He ran a very busy and successful public clinic in New Plymouth for 15 years. In addition to this, he has a real passion for passing on his knowledge in the form of courses and seminars.
Morris emphasises that most everyday
maladies can be very effectively treated with Homoeopathy These illnesses
include most ailments known to mankind, ranging from childhood complaints such
as teething difficulties, ear infections, learning difficulties etc., to every
possible kind of adult dis-ease, including shingles, sleep problems, menstrual
problems, arthritis, circulatory problems etc.
Lianne Divine – Ayurvedic Wellbeing Consultant
Lianne Graduated from Auckland’s Wellpark College of Natural
Therapies in 2009 with Diplomas in Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine (4 years). My training includes NZ Medical Institution
level NZQA Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Pathology and Diagnosis. The
vast Science of Ayurvedic Medicine includes: Lifestyle Management, Nutrition,
Diagnosis, Anatomy and Physiology, Internal Medicine, Herbology, Spirituality
& Philosophy, Counselling, Body Therapies, Panchakarma Detoxification Therapy,
Pre-conception care, Mother & Child care, Elderly care, Yogic Science,
Breath awareness/Pranayama, Asana, Meditation and Mindfulness.
Banoo is registered with NZNMA, as a certified by Natural Health
Practitioners of New Zealand in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.
Ozone therapy is her passion. It has been used in medicine since 1915
and now with 100 years of clinical use behind it has an impressive record in
improving health and restoring normal physiological function.
What might it do for you? Essentially ozone restores oxygen saturation
to the body’s tissues. With any form of illness, the oxygen levels drop and if
they get depressed 40% below normal cancer is encouraged to grow. Low
oxygen signals fatigue, usually becoming chronic. The oxidative (Life Force)
power of the body is reduced and metabolism goes down to a less efficient
level. Conversely, when the oxygen saturation is returned to normal there
is a strong chance of recovery of normal physiological function i.e.: A return
to better health.
Ozone therapy is unsurpassed as a method of oxygenation and is a cousin
of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Six treatments are required to receive the ozone
effect and as metabolism improves vastly resulting benefits are very long
Prolotherapy & Prolozone therapy
Prolotherapy is a
non-invasive, cost-effective solution to many problems associated with the wear
and tear of joints and back problems. Especially effective with
knee and shoulder damage and lower back issues.
An injection of dextrose and
lidocaine are used to perform prolotherapy. The injection is given into
damaged tissue (ligaments and tendons) which causes it to inflame and then
heal. In the healing process more strength is added to bony connections.
Ligaments hold joints firmly, so they move in correct alignment. Tendons
attach muscles to bones. Tearing of ligaments and tendons off bones causes sloppy
joint movement and pain.
Prolozone involves injecting
ozone into the painful or inflamed areas, similar to prolotherapy.
Once repaired non-surgically
with prolotherapy, muscles can then strengthen around the joint. Once the
joint is strong, it remains so unless another accidental injury occurs.
Prolotherapy increases circulation and nutrients that help tissue repair
itself. This collagen strengthening technique can be used for all joint
injuries, old or new.
Sand Tray Therapy
Sand tray therapy (which is also referred to as sand play therapy) is often used with individuals who have experienced a traumatic event such as abuse. It’s most often used with children, but it can also help teens and adults. Psychotherapists may use sand trays to assess, diagnose, or treat a variety of mental illnesses. Research shows that sand tray therapy can help increase emotional expression while also reducing psychological distress in many populations.
Counselling and Family Therapy
people seek help from a Counsellor or Family Therapist?
all of humanity seeks some type of help with life and the understanding of the
emotions they are going through when we face diversity. From children through to adults, we face many
changes. These changes can course heart
ache and many emotions, dealing with these changes can sometimes be very
difficult. Counselling helps children, adolescents
and adults find the answers they need to process the changes. Helping them move through the changes with
new understanding and skills to cope with the emotions they are dealing with.
therapy is a more systematic approach to families with the intent that
everything is connected. Family therapy
works with the entire family system, to help address fractured relationships, children’s
behaviour, adolescent behaivours. It
looks at parenting, patterns within their parenting and splits in the system. By looking through the wider lens a Family
therapist can help the parents strengthen their unity which in turn strengths
the entire system, so the family is able to function at a higher level.
Burch has been working in Auckland/South Auckland with children and adolescence
for the past 12 years. She is a qualified Sand Tray Therapist and has also been
working for the past 8 years with families using Intensive Structural Family
Denise “Dee” Petit
Aromatouch Technique Therapy
Aromatouch® Technique utilises eight essential oils along the energy
meridians and reflexology points of the back, feet & hands. It
promotes a sense of balance, relaxation, and assist with reducing anxiety and
relieves stress. It offers immune support, decreases pain and inflammation and
elevates one’s mood. Aromatouch®
Technique takes 60-minutes.
As a Certified Life Coach, meditation teacher and a facilitator of young and mature woman’s empowerment workshops and youth programs throughout Auckland New Zealand, Denise (Dee) integrates over 25 years’ experience as the CEO of several businesses and her extensive marketing and sales management background.
Art Therapist – Private Sessions
Practitioner: Anita Vlasic Manaia
Anita Vlasic Manaia is of
Dalmatian, Scottish and Maori descent with ancestry to Corcula in Croatia and
the Tainui tribe of Ngati Haua. She has
degrees in Applied Social Work and a Masters in Clinical Arts Therapy. She has
studied and published research on therapeutic processes for working with
clients using Kaupapa Maori and Arts Therapy.
She was previously an Intensive
Case Social Worker in a Teen Parent Unit at Taonga Education Trust in Manurewa,
Auckland and has worked with Maori and Pacific Island teenage mothers who live
in low socio-economic communities with high and complex needs.
Her passion is working with
indigenous people to strengthen identity and build resilience using arts
therapy. She is also committed to acknowledging ancestral, spiritual and intuitive
knowledge and using this as a resource when working with the impacts of