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Meet the team

The Herbal Dispensary Bronwyn Lowe 2-15-952-12-192-750Bronwyn Lowe
Medical Herbalist 
Member of New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists 

Bronwyn is the founder of The Herbal Dispensary and Clinic. Bronwyn qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1997 and opened the Herbal Dispensary the same year. Her focus is always to provide the best quality health care options to her customers. She attends post graduate training every year to keep up to date with the latest research  and product development which she can then offer in both the Nourish Clinic and The Herbal Dispensary shop.
Bronwyn has also completed her NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner training which is a very useful tool to help with your goal setting, motivation and anxiety issues.

Bronwyn is a member of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.
A passionate gardener, she has a herb garden at The Herbal Dispensary.  Visitors to the shop are welcome to browse the garden for inspiration and enjoyment. This is a working garden and the herbs are used in The Herbal Dispensary range of products.
Bronwyn has used her skills to develop a wide range of herbal tea blends and skincare creams and ointments that are available from this website and in-store under The Herbal Dispensary brand.

Bronwyn is  a mother to 2 daughters and stepmother to 2 boys - all now wonderful adults.  On weekends she is often at the beach with Geoff and their dog Milo, taking time to visit family or working in her garden at home. 
Bronwyn is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, having been on the board for the last 10 years, she is also part of a steering group which is working towards having Raglan plastic free, which is making significant progress!

Bronwyn very much enjoys the Raglan lifestyle of living by the beach and has lived in the Raglan area since 1995.

As Bronwyn has a full client list she opens up appointments to new clients at various times of the year. 

I contacted Bronwyn at the Raglan Herbal Dispensary in early December 2016 looking for help in sorting a severe chronic eczema outbreak. I am 48 and have suffered from eczema all my life, it became more severe in my adult years. Today's modern medicine was not helping me, so I turned to natural remedies. I had managed to get in under control when I was about 35 but as menopause set in over the last 3 years I found it started getting worse over time.
When I contacted Bronwyn I was not in a good place with the eczema covering most of my body, I was very unhappy. She was great! We discussed my diet, exercise and stress levels etc. Bronwyn then made up a Herbal Tonic specifically for my skin and prescribed a few other things which would help.
I saw Bronwyn again a month later, my skin was just starting to calm down. She added another component to my Herbal Tonic and took a hair sample for analysis. During the month that followed my skin continued to improve. The hair analysis indicated foods etc which I am intolerant to, which Bronwyn then helped me understand how often I could consume these food items and suggested substitute foods.
Each time I went to see Bronwyn she followed up my visit with an email outlining what we had discussed.
After only 4 visits to Bronwyn the eczema had reduced remarkably. We were both amazed, Bronwyn had thought when I first went to see her that it would take us about a year to get to where I am today.
Thank you Bronwyn, you truly are an amazing lady!
Marilyn Fearns

Bronwyn has changed the quality of my life from one of regular discomfort
and pain, to one where my life is no longer ruled by those factors.
Using her experienced knowledge, Bronwyn addressed both problems
with care and empathy, adjusting my script where necessary as my body
reacted positively. 
I fully recommend Bronwyn as a Medical Herbalist, in particular to those 
who have found the usual medical solutions to be unsatisfactory and to 
those looking for a healthier option.

M Campbell

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Naturopath & Medical Herbalist The Herbal DispensaryEmma Gibson

Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

Bachelor of Naturopathic & Herbal Medicine 
Member of Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of New Zealand

Emma is a fully qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist, practicing both one-on-one and facilitating retreats and workshops. Emma brings with her a deep fascination in the mind, body, and multidimensional nature of health and wellbeing. 

Offering client-centered holistic care, Emma draws upon traditional evidence-based medicine and scientific research to deliver consciously and carefully crafted treatment unique to you. Her comprehensive care seeks to unlock the roots of current health challenges to establish sustainable wellbeing. She is passionate about empowering individuals to reconnect to the wisdom of their body, being, and to nature. 

Emma combines Nutritional and Herbal medicine, Naturopathic philosophy, and lifestyle modification with client education and empowerment to gently guide individuals to a positive and balanced state of mind, body, and spirit. She holds warm, grounded, and nourishing space to explore self, reconnect to the inner innate ability to heal, and rediscover the fundamentals of true wellbeing. 

Emma enjoys working in all aspects of health with a particular interest in women's health, hormone health, gut health and digestive imbalance, mental wellbeing, immune dysregulation and inflammation, stress, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep disorders. 

Available by skype or in-person, appointment only. 

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The Herbal Dispensary Alena Winter2019-05-24 at 3Alena Winter

Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, & Nutritionist (BNHM, DipNut)
Member of New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists
Member of Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of New Zealand
NZAMH Graduate of the Year 2018

Alena is a degree-qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist, who also holds a Diploma in Nutrition. She is available for in-store health advice & dispensing and private one-on-one consultations Friday - Tuesday.

Alena enjoys working with individuals to establish what their barriers to optimum health and wellbeing and underlying causes of dis-ease may be, and then how these may be positively influenced through the various modalities of naturopathy, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Each individual is different, as is their health story, and this is something Alena recognises with her approach to each case being carefully tailored to the individual and based upon both the most up-to-date research and traditional literature. Her end goal when working with clients is always self-sufficiency, with her clients being empowered and armed with the health knowledge to maintain their positive state of health into the future. 

Alena is happy working in all areas of health & wellness and always treats people, not just conditions. She is also happy working collaboratively alongside doctors and other healthcare practitioners in an integrated medicine model for the overall benefit of the client. Visit her in-store to discuss any health concerns you may be having, and to learn how naturopathy, herbal medicine, and nutrition can support you in your journey towards optimum health. 

Appointments available in-person at The Herbal Dispensary or online via Skype. 

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Lisa Kerrisk

Lisa is a qualified Beauty Therapist. She loves helping you with your skincare options and is very knowledgeable about the brands we have in store.
We make our own Herbal Dispensary range of skincare as well as carry handpicked ranges from around New Zealand and the world.
 Lisa has lived in Raglan all her adult life and has raised her family here, she is a passionate gardener (her vegetable garden is amazing) and lover of beach walks with her horse.

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Jocelyn Stewart

Jocelyn is a foodie and Yoga teacher who works with us in our food department, and also in our natural health supplement area. She has many years of knowledge gained through working in the natural health industry.  Jocelyn has lived in Raglan for 15 years and is known by many in the community. Outside of work she teaches yoga, enjoys making yummy meals and is often at the beach.