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.
Dr Tim Ewer (MB ChB, MMedSc, MRCP(UK), 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 or by emailing at email@example.com
Dr Anne O’Reilly MB BCh, BAMed, MRCGP, FRNZCGP
Anne O’R is leaving Te Ora in August and would like to express her appreciation to her colleagues and her patients over this last year. She will be completing studies and opening The Home Clinic from Nelson in a couple of months – a place for conversations and activities that assist a wholehearted life.
Anne has taken counselling papers in Narrative Therapy through the University of Waikato and is currently doing a Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy. She is interested in the effects of stress on the body and as a confounding factor in the healing and recovery from many acute and chronic conditions.
Jac Simpson and Camilla Rombouts 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.
Jess Kempthorne is our administrator and is available for appointment and product enquiries between 9-11am on Monday-Thursday. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: email@example.com
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 AffordableCells.co.nz
Dr. Bloom’s personal interest is in healing the mind. He wrote a spiritual book about the power of laughter in the healing process – “The Ho-Ho-Holiest Medicine.”
Sarah Chrisp ND. DipHom(NZ), Naturopath, Homeopath and Massage Therapist. She graduated from the South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in Auckland 1998 and the Bay of Plenty College of Classical Homeopathy in 2000, with further training in Spa Massage therapies in India and Thailand.
Her initial naturopathic clinical practises in Auckland and Waiheke Island and later in Golden Bay were complemented by years volunteering abroad in complementary medical health centres and health spas in India and Italy. Inspired by the Eastern healing spa traditions and the health benefits of therapeutic massage to enhance general wellbeing and alleviate stress in our modern busy lifestyles, it is her joy to offer to you a touch of well being and a moment to relax!
Massage therapy appointments are available on Monday and Saturday afternoons. Contact at www.apsarahealth.com