Emma Gardiner, Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist (BNatMed)

Emma Gardiner is a degree qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist (BNatMed, with Distinction) with 30 years experience in healthcare. Her passion for health began in the allopathic medical system when she completed a nursing degree (BAppSci, Nursing) in Australia in 1991 which led to a career as a Registered Nurse.  There she gained valuable experience across many fields of medicine and surgery including paediatrics, accident & emergency, cardiology, intensive care, obstetrics & gynaecology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, gerontology, and operating theatre nursing.

During this time Emma recognised that, whilst good at dealing with trauma, surgery, and acute symptom management, this form of medicine was unable to help bring about meaningful changes for many of the chronic and complex health conditions, imbalances, and challenges experienced as a result of our 21st century lifestyles.  This led her to enrol in the Bachelor of Natural Medicine in 2014 and enabled her to pursue her true passion of helping people to heal.

Emma aligns with the view that good gut health, nutrition, and functional detoxification pathways are essential to optimal wellbeing. She believes that the  human body has an innate ability to heal, if given the right environment and nutrients to do so.

Given her broad experience across a range of health fields Emma is able to support people with a variety of concerns and is comfortable working alongside conventional health treatments.

Some examples of the health issues that she has experience working with include stress, hormone imbalances and menstrual issues, digestive complaints, mood imbalances, biotoxin illness, skin complaints, fatigue, sleep issues, immune support, weight management, and cardiometabolic disease.

How Emma Gardiner Works

Emma understands that each individual is unique and is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root cause and ongoing drivers of symptoms and health challenges.  She does this using a combination of a thorough case history, physical examination, and if required, functional tests to detect metabolic, hormonal, and biochemical imbalances.

Emma is passionate about empowering people to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Her approach involves personalised, evidence-based wellness plans that are achievable and realistic, and focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and where necessary, targeted nutrient and herbal medicine support.

Emma’s areas of particular expertise include:

  • Digestive Health – IBS, SIBO, Inflammatory bowel disease, reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, food intolerances, liver & gall bladder health
  • Womens Health – Endometriosis, PCOS, Menstrual Issues, Thrush, Bacterial Vaginosis, PMS, menopause
  • Reproductive Health – Preconception, Healthy pregnancy
  • Thyroid Health – hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s
  • Biotoxin & Mould related Illnes
  • FITGENES Practitioner
  • Fatigue
  • Immune Support
  • Stress Support
  • Sleep Support

Education & Awards

2019   Bachelor of Natural Medicine, with Distinction

  • Graduated Top of Class
  • Recipient of Academic Excellence Award
  • Recipient of Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

1999   Diploma of Aromatherapy

  • Graduated Top of Class
  • Student Excellence Award

1991   Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing)

 Professional Association Memberships

  • Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of NZ (mNMHNZ)
  • NZ Association of Medical Herbalists (mNZAMH)
  • Australasian Integrative Medical Association (mAIMA)

Emma currently serves on the committee of NMHNZ as Secretary.

Book an appointment to see Emma. Fees are outlined here

Excellent4.9 review us onVida McCordVida McCord ★★★★★ Emma is such a knowledgeable practitioner who breaks down information in a way I can really understand and feel motivated to integrate. Her warm, calm, yet really professional nature lets you know your health is in safe hands.Hanna McLeayHanna McLeay ★★★★★ I have seen Emma for help around my thyroid health and gut issues. She makes scientific things so easy to understand. I've now really been able to take control of my own health through her coaching. She's amazing!Sofia BofillSofia Bofill ★★★★★ I've had an incredible experience with Paloma Velasquez at House of Health. She has helped me overcome gut issues, allergies and hormonal problems that other doctors did not have a solution for. She is very thorough and professional, and has accomodated treating me via video calls (I am based in Australia). I would highly recommend!RuruRuru ★★★★★ Emma is amazing! She has been helping me with some long term issues and has been a huge help, wealth of knowledge and amazing at providing a big picture view when I have been stuck in the trenches. She has worked incredibly hard at drilling down to find solutions and I can wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone wanting to get on top of their health issues.kristin dykstrakristin dykstra ★★★★★ House of Health has been awesome. I suffer migraines and I have been supported by Verity with a naturopath plan. I am still on my journey but after one month I have seen improvements in my energy and ability to focus at work. Verity is amazing to work with! She is super calm, patient and genuine. It is evident she really cares about her clients. I highly recommend her and House of Health in general 🙂Jan ThorburnJan Thorburn ★★★★★ I went to Sharon at House of Health several years ago having been diagnosed with Crohns by the hospital. I no longer have a Chrohns diagnosis. I believe that is due to Sharon's careful, very informed care and guidance at House of Health.Magdalena BofillMagdalena Bofill ★★★★★ Paloma Velasquez is a fantastic naturopath who has made significant a difference in my quality of life during my menopause transition. I totally recommend her!Clara ChaconClara Chacon ★★★★★ I decided to try with natural medicine years ago when my daughter was diagnosed with asthma, and they wanted to medicate her with inhalers. I was fortunate to find Paloma Velasquez, and thanks to the customized formulas she did for my daughter, the herbs, and some dietary changes, my daughter has been asthma-free for over 2 years. Incredibly grateful to her dedication and highly recommended for her professionalism.Leon ErdrichLeon Erdrich ★★★★★ Looks for the cause of the gut problem instead of covering the symptoms. High quality healthcareAndrew Haddleton (GIG Internet Marketing)Andrew Haddleton (GIG Internet Marketing) ★★★★★ I took a family member to see Sharon as they had an ongoing stomach problem. The GP had run tests and prescribed various pills but they didn't make any difference.As soon as Sharon saw the same test results, she immediately identified the probable issue and recommended a new food regime.Over a six-week period, the person dropped 15 kgs, the pain went away and, now looks and feels vastly different.They see the new food options as a long-term lifestyle change.I urge anyone who has a stomach issue to go to see Sharon at House of Health.js_loader

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