Francisca Griffin, registered Naturopath, Dip Nat(2002), member NMHNZ

Francisca is here to provide holistic well-being insights and recommendations in a friendly and supportive manner. She holds a Diploma in Naturopathy (2002) and is registered with Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ)

Being registered means Francisca is required to keep her knowledge base up to date with the latest Naturopathic and Nutritional medicine research and developments. She very much enjoys implementing these evidence-based practices in clinic.

The response and results you experience when working alongside Francisca are driven by you. You do the work and make the dietary and lifestyle changes to gain your results, these results can be long lasting when integrated appropriately and honestly.

Francisca invests 20+ years clinical naturopathic experience, a compassionate and discerning ear and her full professional capacity and to support you on your path to wellness; when you are ready to commit to you, book an appointment and walk towards regaining your health, naturally.

Meet Francisca

Francisca has been a practicing naturopath for 20 years, She received her Diploma of Naturopathy from the Naturopathic College of New Zealand in June 2002, and practises from her home-based clinic in a beautiful villa in Port Chalmers.

Francisca connected with the natural healing realms when her partner Martyn fell unwell with an aggressive leukaemia in 1982. To support Martyn on his journey Francisca dove into learning holistic health modalities from around the world. Herbal medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology (an ancient lymphatic and nervous system tuning technique) became allies in her toolkit and remain techniques she utilises in her life and in clinic to this day. Despite all of their efforts, in July 1983 Martyn passed on. Looking back Francisca ponders that it may have turned out differently if they had sought guidance from a qualified Naturopath (hindsight is 20/20, isn’t it?)

Martyn and Francisca shared a love of music, a passion Francisca has to this day. Francisca’s current band The Bus Shelter Boys, being mum to 3 adult boys and running her flourishing practice keep her well entertained. She crafts Ambrosia Botanicals- a toxin-free body care range and believes in the simplicity of a wholistic life. Her clinic is open afternoons and evenings and you can find her at the new Taste Nature Integrative Clinic and Wellness Dispensary.

Francisca’s Clinic

Francisca offers a wide variety of treatment options, because your wellness journey is yours alone. Every person that comes through Francisca’s door is an individual, together you will work to formulate the best Wellness Plan for you.
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What Is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a branch of healing that promotes & supports the body to heal itself : your body is encouraged to come back into balance.

Naturopathy focuses on the wellbeing of your whole self.

Causes of dis-ease can originate from any area of your life: your lifestyle, what and how you eat, the quality of your sleep, your emotional, physical or mental state.
When only symptoms are treated, the underlying cause may remain and develop into a more serious or chronic condition.

Every person is treated as the individual they are. A Naturopath will create specifically tailored treatment protocols for each person that they see, and will promote self-care.

How much will an appointment cost?

50 minute initial $120
30 minute followups $70
80 minute Complex case initial $180
50 min Extended followup $120

50 minute Bodywork $80
50 minute Reflexology $80
40 minute followup Reflexology $65

Herbal tonics
Bach Flower remedies
Therapeutic balms

All these are in addition to your appointment, and range from $20 – $150

Functional testing starts at $180