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Elena Turner, Reg Naturopath and Medical Herbalist (BNHM)

Elena Turner (Reg Naturopath and Medical Herbalist)

Elena Turner is a degree qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist (BNHM) from the Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland.

Elena immigrated to NZ in 1997 from Moscow Russia bringing with her a bachelor’s degree in science and a diploma in finance. She was born in the far east area of Russia where her grandmother was practising herbal medicine. Elena always was drawn to herbs and natural medicine and considers it “runs in her family”.

How Elena works

Prior to your initial 90 minutes appointment you will be asked to complete a basic health questionnaire. During the initial consultation Elena will develop an in-depth health history profile, assessing your nutritional intake and possible nutrient deficiencies, physical activity, environment, stress levels, sleep patterns, emotional status, repair and detoxification and familial predispositions. This information, together with a physical examination (when indicated) informs recommendations for lab or functional tests as required. Elena will develop a personalised and achievable wellness plan using evidence-based nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle. Monitoring your progress towards optimal health and wellbeing at subsequent appointments, your overall wellness plan and goals will be reviewed. Elena is dedicated to support you to take control over your wellbeing, addressing the root causes of illnesses and health challenges.


Qualifications and experience

Elena is a qualified teacher from Auckland University with 10 years teaching experience in mathematics and statistics at various Auckland secondary schools.

Faced with her own health challenges she turned to natural medicine, visiting a naturopath and experienced huge improvements in her health. This experience ignited the seemingly dormant desire to work in the field of naturopathic medicine and thereby a change in career. Leaving teaching she completed a bachelor’s degree in naturopathic and herbal medicine, expanding on her knowledge of grandmother’s traditional healing therapies.

With a strong background in science (mathematics) Elena has a particular interest in preventative and aesthetic medicine. Naturopathy based on holistic principles provides a unique approach that can support people in healthy ageing and longevity. Elena completed her post-graduate qualification in Preventive and Anti-Ageing Medicine with the Australasian Certification Association in Anti-Ageing Medicine (ACAAM) enabling her to have tools and skills to practice healthy ageing medicine.

Elena is also certified in Appearance and Aesthetic medicine with the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (a4m) and can provide recommendations in that area.


Professional Association membership

  • Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of NZ (NMHNZ), current committee member
  • NZ Association of Medical Herbalists (NZAMH)
  • Australasian Integrative Medical Association (AIMA)
  • AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine (a5m)

Book an appointment to see Elena. Fees are outlined here.

Additionally, a real highlight has been her winning of the title of Mrs New Zealand 2013 Beauty Pageant for married women. She was also awarded 6th Place and Miss Photogenic at Face of the Globe (International Beauty Pageant) and represented NZ married women at the international beauty pageant Mrs International 2014 in Florida USA. She supported the Red Cross NZ as her charity and served on its committee. 

 Media appearance in Women’s Weekly:

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