Consultations and costs

Health Blossoms’ consultations are confidential. For your first consultation allow up to two hours. It’s important that I understand your whole health in order to help you manage your current and future health. We will talk about your current and past health issues, family history, medicines and drugs, nutrition, etc. I will later analyse all this information, research the current scientific data on any health conditions you may have, and create a balanced treatment plan for you. The first consultation fee includes this extra time (which can be several hours if your health needs are complex) and another half hour in which I present and explain the plan to you a few days later.
Most subsequent consultations are likely to be 15 – 60 minutes long once I have the details of your full medical history. However there is usually no time limit and you are welcome to talk for as long as you need.
It’s important to be realistic about your health management plan; if you have had a chronic condition for many years it will probably take at least a few months to resolve. Herbs are not silver bullets and I am not a magician! Be prepared to persevere with your treatment until you consistently get the results you want. On the other hand an acute condition such as a cough or sore throat may resolve in a few days with the right herbs.
Online therapy may be possible, via skype or email, so it’s not necessary to live in Motueka, although at least one face to face consultation is recommended. Home visits are also possible for those unable to leave their house. (Mileage at IRD rates will be added to the consultation cost.)

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Adults:

First consultation – $100 total for up to 2  hours  together and my research alone. (=$20 per hour, approximately)
Subsequent consultations – $80 per hour (i.e. $40 per 30 minutes, $160 per two hours, etc.)
After the first 10 paid consultations (per patient) the price reduces to $70 per hour, pro rata. (Bear in mind that a subsidised visit to your GP can cost between $70 and $280 per hour, or $17.50 – $70 for 15 minutes!)

Children (under 18):
First consultation (2015) – $60
Subsequent consultations – $60 per hour (i.e. $30 per 30 minutes, etc)
After the first 10 paid consultations (per child) the price reduces to $50 per hour, or part thereof.

Herbal tinctures, when prescribed, are generally between $20 and $30 per week. Sometimes, often for minor or acute conditions, one week is enough; other times, especially for long term, chronic conditions, ongoing treatments may be necessary over several weeks or months, depending on your circumstances. Patients are under no obligation to buy or take them. However, realistically, is there anything more important to prioritise than your health?

Your health is an investment not an expense

There may be some recommendations of nutritional supplements or other treatments, which you may choose to take, or not.

Food and lifestyle suggestions will also be offered, and maybe also counselling, health education and emotional support, depending on your needs.

Please bring along or email ahead a list of any medications you are currently taking, including the name, how long you’ve been taking it, what for, what dosage, and how often. This is because some herbs and drugs can interact with each other and I need to know what you’re taking in order to prescribe a  safe treatment plan for you.

I’m happy to work with your doctor or medical specialist to ascertain the best treatment programme for you. If you’re not under the care of other specialists and I think you need to be I will refer you.

“Good Health is a symphony not a solo performance.”
Some funding may be available, depending on circumstances, and for anyone local finding it difficult to pay for consultations, Motueka Community Shares is a wonderful option. WINZ may also be able to help with funding for counselling and alternative health treatments. Please ask your doctor for a referral if you’re unable to find sufficient funds yourself. Please enquire about these details beforehand.

Health Blossoms’ consultations are confidential. For your first consultation allow up to two hours. It’s important that I understand your whole health in order to help you manage your current and future health. We will talk about your current and past health issues, family history, medicines and drugs, nutrition, etc. I will later analyse all this information, research the current scientific data on any health conditions you may have, and create a balanced treatment plan for you. The first consultation fee includes this extra time (which can be several hours if your health needs are complex) and another half hour in which I present and explain the plan to you a few days later.
Most subsequent consultations are likely to be 15 – 60 minutes long once I have the details of your full medical history. However there is usually no time limit and you are welcome to talk for as long as you need.
It’s important to be realistic about your health management plan; if you have had a chronic condition for many years it will probably take at least a few months to resolve. Herbs are not silver bullets and I am not a magician! Be prepared to persevere with your treatment until you consistently get the results you want. On the other hand an acute condition such as a cough or sore throat may resolve in a few days with the right herbs.
Online therapy may be possible, via skype or email, so it’s not necessary to live in Motueka, although at least one face to face consultation is recommended. Home visits are also possible for those unable to leave their house. (Mileage at IRD rates will be added to the consultation cost.)

 

Adults:

First consultation – $120 total for up to 2  hours  together and my research alone. (=$20 per hour, approximately)
Subsequent consultations – $120 per hour (i.e. $60 per 30 minutes.)
After the first 10 paid consultations (per patient) the price reduces to $100 per hour, pro rata.
(Bear in mind that a subsidised visit to your GP can cost between $78 and $280 per hour, or $19.50 – $70 for 15 minutes!)

Children (under 18):
First consultation (2023) – $80
Subsequent consultations – $80 per hour (i.e. $40 per 30 minutes, etc)
After the first 10 paid consultations (per child) the price reduces to $70 per hour, or part thereof.

Herbal tinctures, when prescribed, are generally between $20 and $30 per week. Sometimes, often for minor or acute conditions, one week is enough; other times, especially for long term, chronic conditions, ongoing treatments may be necessary over several weeks or months, depending on your circumstances. Patients are under no obligation to buy or take them. However, realistically, is there anything more important to prioritise than your health?

There may be some recommendations of nutritional supplements or other treatments, which you may choose to take, or not.

Food and lifestyle suggestions will also be offered, and maybe also counselling, health education and emotional support, depending on your needs.

Please bring along or email ahead a list of any medications you are currently taking, including the name, how long you’ve been taking it, what for, what dosage, and how often. This is because some herbs and drugs can interact with each other and I need to know what you’re taking in order to prescribe a  safe treatment plan for you.

I’m happy to work with your doctor or medical specialist to ascertain the best treatment programme for you. If you’re not under the care of other specialists and I think you need to be I will refer you.

“Good Health is a symphony not a solo performance.”
Some funding may be available, depending on circumstances, and for anyone local finding it difficult to pay for consultations, Motueka Community Shares is a wonderful option. WINZ may also be able to help with funding for counselling and alternative health treatments. Please ask your doctor for a referral if you’re unable to find sufficient funds yourself. Please enquire about these details beforehand.