The TeOra centre has been created to provide high quality integrative medicine in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healthcare with a focus on individual patient care. It combines the best of current western medical practices with evidence-based traditional and complementary medicines and practices. Integrative Medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Integrative medicine takes into account the physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing of the person with the aim of using the most appropriate and safe evidence-based treatments available.

We are an integrative medicine centre and not a general practice.  As such, we do not have access to government subsidies such as ACC, WINZ and capitation fees, and we do not provide routine GP services. 

Tim is vocationally qualified as a physician and general practitioner. Additionally, Tim has been working as a specialist in integrative medicine for the last 30 years. Prior to that, he was a hospital physician for 10 years after gaining his medical degree and specialist qualifications in the UK. Tim has trained in a variety of modalities including nutrition, environmental medicine, acupuncture (London College of Acupuncture), medical hypnosis, mind-body techniques, bio-energetic medicine, laser and photomodulation therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen medicine. He has been an advisor to the WHO on natural medicine and to the NZ government on CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

Tim has been the vice-president of the AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, and is a member of the teaching faculty of ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, He has also taught tai chi, qi gong and meditation.

Tim has particular interests in chronic complex illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome, long Covid, fibromyalgia, auto-immune diseases, cancer management and allergies.

Dr Clare Halford (MB ChB, Dip Paeds).  After completing her medical degree from Liverpool, UK, in 1997, Clare has worked in hospital emergency medicine for twenty-four years, all the time studying and implementing other health-giving modalities to improve her own and her patients’ well-being, which included training and working as a Qigong teacher, learning about nutrition and delving deep into the psychospiritual aspects of good health.

In 2021 she began working full time with clients using medicinal cannabis. Now a part of the team at Te Ora, she is completing her Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and is excited to offer a wider range of different approaches to help people get to the roots of their health issues and to reach a new level of both meaning and well-being in their lives as a whole.

Dr Eileen McMannus (MB BCh, BAO, BA, MSc) is a third-year advanced trainee in Neurology. Her time is split between clinical training, research, and family. Her subspeciality areas of interest are neuro-immunology and mitochondrial disease, with a focus on metabolic therapies. 

Jac Simpson and Indy Raldao are our nurses who will be overseeing some of the treatments, such as IV, laser therapies and HBOT, as well as helping with enquiries and nutritional advice.  

Sharon Binns is our administrator and is available for appointment and product enquiries between 9-11am on Monday-Friday.  Her email is   If you have an urgent request, please call the clinic during the above hours on (03) 9280922. We will endeavour to respond to any messages left on this phone within 48 hours. We are not an acute service and if you require urgent medical attention, seek an appointment with your GP.

Julia Ewer (Dip. Psychosynthesis, Dip. Health Science, Dip. RADA, Dip. Visual Arts)

Julia is a qualified and experienced Psychosynthesis counsellor working in an integrative medical practice in Mapua, Nelson and registered with PANZA, (the professional body that represents Psychosynthesis-trained practitioners). See our informational page for further information on Psychosynthesis.

Dr Mitchell Bloom (MD) is a vocationally registered specialist medical doctor in Musculoskeletal Medicine. He completed his medical training at The University of Rochester in the U.S.A. and has dedicated his career to using natural approaches to treating the root causes of painful orthopaedic conditions.

These treatments which include Prolotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy, help stimulate the regeneration and strengthening of soft tissue and cartilage and help reduce nerve inflammation.

Dr. Bloom is also board certified in hypnosis. He specializes in Medical Hypnosis to help rewire the neural pathways in the brain.   For much more information about these treatments including published studies about their efficacy, and for contact details, please visit 

Please direct all inquiries to and not to Te Ora.

Andrew Perzigian (LAC, MSTCM) is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal therapist who graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco in 2011. Upon graduation, he opened a private practice, Wellness Workshop SF and after a couple years as a general practitioner, joined forces with Acupuncture Kitchen, what was then San Francisco’s preeminent fertility-based practice. 

In 2016, he completed a Sports Medicine Acupuncture Apprenticeship program under the guidance of Whitfield Reeves.  Outside of the clinic, he practices meditation, yoga and breath work and enjoy plunging in cold water, cycling, veggie gardening and fun times outdoors with my partner and two young daughters.

He works on Fridays and can be contacted at and 022-193-9076.  See for further details.

Joy Breayley (DipPsych.,DipRad., NZPsS, ISNR, BSNZ(Pres))

Joy is a biofeedback and neurotherapy practitioner, with a background in radiography, social work, counselling and psychology. Neurotherapy can involve a number of modalities including Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, QEEG Assessment (brain map) andTranscranial direct current stimulation.

She has developed her special interest in the field of psychophysiologyand neurotherapy rehabilitation through her work and study overseas and in New Zealand.  Sheworks with a range of psychophysiological and health related conditions and she has a long history of involvement with the Biofeedback Society of NZ and in bringing Internationally Certified Biofeedback and EEG trainers to NZ.

The goals of neurotherapy are stabilization and enhancement of physiological functioning, cognitive processes and energy levels. This can be useful for: improved sleep, reductions in depression and anxiety, greater focus and memory, improved academic performance, improved business performance, improved sporting performance, reduction in pain conditions, improved fibromyalgia, increased energy levels, improvement of chronic fatigue, increased activity or creativity.  For appointments please contact Joy by either phone: 027 4200 383 or email:

For all other inquiries please contact Te Ora either by email: or phone Sharon from 9-12 am on Monday to Friday at 03 928 0922.  It is important to use the Contact page for arranging appointments and for new patients to fill in the Casual Form