Tauranga Medical Herbalist & Nutritionist

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Angela Frieswyk is a Tauranga based Medical Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist. Angela has been practicing as a Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist in Tauranga since 2001 and is experienced in all aspects of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Naturopathy.

Angela offers a professional consultation service combining conventional and alternative diagnostics to help identify the underlying causes of ill health. She is well-known for prescribing successful treatments based on traditional herbal medicine, naturopathy, nutritional supplementation, plus diet and lifestyle changes. As a tertiary qualified nutritionist Angela prescribes a sound diet based on wholefood nutrition, balanced meal planning and helps clients effectively address food intolerances and allergies.

Angela has gained high levels of qualifications and continually researches and attends post graduate courses to ensure she is abreast with the latest developments in the fields of herbal medicine, naturopathy, diet, nutritional supplementation and alternative diagnostics. Angela is a registered Medical Herbalist with the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists. For more information about her Tauranga based clinic see ‘About Angela’ and ‘Consultation’.

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Treatments Offered

Hormone imbalances … PMS, menstrual problems, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause, skin problems, mood disorders, etc

Thyroid imbalance … hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, sub-clinical thyroid dysfunction
Fertility and Preconception care … optimising success, minimising miscarriage, healthy mum / baby
Cardiovascular Health … blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammation
Digestion & Weight Gain … gut toxicity, intolerances, allergy, bowel problems, bloat, candida, leaky gut, SIBO, etc
Immune Support … weak immunity, unresolved infections, allergy, autoimmunity, toxicity
Stress, Anxiety and Sleep Disorders … depression, insomnia, headaches, Bach Flower support, etc
Cancer … including protective support throughout conventional treatment, optimising wellness.

 

Hormone Imbalances 

Hormone imbalances can contribute to several conditions including menstrual problems, mental wellbeing, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, insomnia, stress, headaches, low libido and more. Your symptoms are often enough for Angela to get a sense of your hormonal balance, however in some cases Angela may order particular hormone tests to elicit more information. In some cases blood tests may suffice, however saliva tests will give a more accurate indication of bioavailable hormone:

  • Female Hormone Saliva Screen (Includes progesterone, oestradiol, testosterone, DHEA).
  • Male Hormone Saliva Screen (Includes testosterone, oestradiol, DHEA).
  • Adrenocortex Stress Profile – cortisol & DHEA (3 saliva samples, 8am, 4pm, 8pm)
  • Sleep Hormone Cycle Saliva Screen – cortisol & melatonin (2 saliva samples, midnight, 2am)

 

News and Commonly Asked Questions

Consult fees and script costs: From 1 August 2021 consult fees have GST added. Prices quoted are now GST inclusive. No price change to script costs (client discount is continued) – access to quality natural medicine has been prioritised.  

Functional and blood testing: All tests require a consultation (interpretation time is often lengthy and requires your background health).  

Acute care service: free 5-minute phone consult for existing clients needing acute remedy prescriptions as supplied by Angela’s herbal dispensary or her online suppliers (eg for coughs, colds, sleep, etc). Queries outside of this are referred to a consultation or charged on a time basis. 

Covid vaccine: Sorry I do not have the answers that may influence your decision. However a recovery stand-down time post vaccination is recommended prior to bookings so that any potential side-effects are not confused with starting a new treatment. Immune support is recommended in advance of all vaccinations, including sleep/lifestyle, diet and supplements. 

Bookings: Recommended to book 1-2 weeks in advance.

Cancellations: Minimum 24-hour notice to assist with rebooking someone else. Less notice will incur a 50% cancellation fee. For protection of all, face-to-face consults cannot be done if infectious (however you can opt for a Zoom booking).

Fees – inclusive GST

Initial consult: includes 1hr face to face, research time, treatment and diet report

Adult: $150 
Under 12yrs: $80 (30-45 min)
Follow-up consult fee: $80 (approx. 30-45 min)

Script costs additional for consult fees, discount is provided for clients

Angela Frieswyk

BSc, Dipl Herb Med, MNZAMH

Medical Herbalist & Nutritionist

Angela Frieswyk, Medical Herbalist & Nutritionist

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Quick Lookups

  • Thyroid Tests +

    A usual thyroid blood test screen for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) has a wide margin of ‘normal’, often missing cases Read More
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance Testing +

    Angela can confidently guide clients with elimination and reintroduction diets in order to identify problematic foods. Angela feels to date Read More
  • Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis +

    Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis provides an accurate, reliable assay of the minerals and toxic elements using mass spectroscopy. Hair acts Read More
  • QRA™: Quantum Reflex Analysis +

    QRA™ is a university proven kinesiology technique that allows Angela to get a feel for the bio-energetic status of key Read More
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Charts for You

  • Basal Temperature, Menstrual Cycle / Fertility Charting +

      Basal temperature charting is a useful screening assessment for thyroid health. Basal temperature charting along with cervical mucus observation can Read More
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