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.
Dr Tim Ewer (MB ChB, MMedSc, MRCP, FRACP, FRNZCGP, DCH, DRCOG, Dip Occ Med, FACNEM)
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 is the vice-president of the AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, www.AIMA.net.au) and a member of the teaching faculty of ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, www.acnem.org.au). He has also taught tai chi, qi gong and meditation.
Tim has particular interests in chronic complex illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, auto-immune diseases, cancer management and allergies.
Dr Caroline Wheeler is an experienced GP with a special interest in integrative and nutritional medicine. For fourteen years she had her own general practice in Nelson specialising in holistic health. This approach, albeit more patient centric , was still too often symptom focused and not surprisingly Caroline became increasingly dissatisfied using this model. She knew that there must be a way to help people with chronic disease find health and wellbeing and not merely symptom control so she sold up and went searching and found her answers in further study with ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine) , AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association) and IFM (The Institute of Functional Medicine). This further study has transformed and continues to transform her practice.
Integrative medicine focuses on helping you optimise your health and wellbeing. It’s all about finding the root cause or the drivers of imbalance.
As part of your health team, Caroline shares with you this knowledge, these tools and the comprehensive testing available to help you to come back into balance and back into a state of wellbeing.
To do integrative medicine we need to take more time. Caroline is not just interested in your list of symptoms but she needs to know more about your general health and wellbeing . So she encourages you to book a full hour consult for the first session and half to one hour for the first follow up. Find out more about her approach on her website.
Camilla Rombouts is a nurse specialising in integrative medicine who will be overseeing some of the treatments, such as IV and laser therapies, as well as helping with enquiries and nutritional advice.