Patricia Whitfield

I have 9 years experience as a natural health care practitioner. My initial training was as a Medical Herbalist and since then I have expanded my toolbox to include Aromatherapy, Australian Bush Flower Essences and Reiki. I offer insightful health care with an emphasis on a Holistic way of treating illness. Physical, emotional, and mental health of the individual are all taken into consideration. To me wellbeing and health are more than the absence of disease. They are about feelings of wellness and vitality.

Business Description

Over the past 6 years I have worked and practised from The Herbal Dispensary. Due to the February earthquake, I now practice from my home clinic located in Addington.

I offer the following services:

  • Herbal Consultation
  • Herbal Dispensing
  • Australian Bush Flower Essences
  • Bach Flowers
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reiki energy healing

Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine. As a Herbalist, I use herbs in various forms such as teas or tinctures, include dietary advice, supplements and lifestyle advice as part of an individualised treatment plan. A personalised treatment plan will be formulated after an initial consultation which will include discussions about lifestyle, medical history and nutrition.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, which have been extracted from plants. Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat mind, body and soul. I use my knowledge of essential oils to make personalised blends or pre-made formulations such as a mediation blend, study blend, or sensual blend. I also blend room sprays, essential oil blends, creams, lotions, and massage oils.

Flower Essences are vibrational energy or essence of a plant which can be used to help ease emotional, spiritual and physical disease. Flower essences can be particularly useful in circumstances where herbs or supplements are not appropriate, as they are safe to use from birth to elderly. Flower essences do not interact or interfere with any medications. Flower essences can be self chosen or chosen for you. I currently use Bach flowers and Australian Bush Flower Essences in my clinic.

Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of hands on energy healing which works with universal energy to heal at a deep level. Reiki can aid in the clearing of emotional blockages such as stress and anxiety or can be used just for relaxation or chakra balancing. Reiki can be beneficial for those recovering from an injury or an operation. As an added bonus to my Reiki treatments, and if I feel the need, I may use crystals to enhance the healing session.

Diploma in Clinical Herbal Medicine
Level 1 & 2 Bach Flowers
Degree in Natural Health Sciences
Certificate in Aromatherapy
Practitioner Training for Australian Bush Flower Essences
Reiki Master Training




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Contact Details

Address Addington
Christchurch 8024
Phone021 171 6621

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