Thy­roid test at Herbal Health Cen­tre

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The thy­roid gland reg­u­lates me­tab­o­lism and is there­fore a ma­jor player in main­tain­ing healthy weight and en­ergy lev­els.

At the Herbal Health Cen­tre in Kings­land a new test is now avail­able to de­ter­mine the health of your thy­roid.

The Thy­roflex test mea­sures the speed of mus­cle reflexes, which are in­flu­enced by the thy­roid. Devel­oped by Amer­i­can doc­tors, the test is non-in­va­sive and re­sults are avail­able im­me­di­ately.

Slug­gish reflexes can in­di­cate ill­ness, stress or nu­tri­tional de­fi­cien­cies which ad­versely af­fect the thy­roid – for ex­am­ple, a short­age of miner- als such as io­dine, zinc and se­le­nium.

New Zealand soils are low in trace min­er­als, and the Herbal Health Cen­tre can pro­vide sup­ple­ments to re­store the body’s min­eral bal­ance.

Thy­roflex test­ing is avail­able Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days at the Herbal Health Cen­tre by ap­point­ment with one of the cen­tre’s two natur­opaths.

The test is in­cluded in a stan­dard one-hour con­sul­ta­tion which also ex­am­ines your cur­rent state of health, med­i­cal his­tory, diet, life­style, and any med­i­ca­tions you may be tak­ing. This in­for­ma­tion is used to de­ter­mine the best treat­ment for your con­di­tion.

Restor­ing the nat­u­ral bal­ance of the body is the ba­sis of treat­ments at the Herbal Health Cen­tre. Rather than di­ag­nos­ing med­i­cal con­di­tions, the cen­tre’s prac­ti­tion­ers ex­am­ine the un­der­ly­ing causes of symp­toms, iden­tify im­bal­ances, and pro­vide in­di­vid­ual nu­tri­tional and herbal pre­scrip­tions to meet the needs of the pa­tient.

Th­ese pre­scrip­tions are com­pat­i­ble with con­ven­tional med­i­cal treat­ments. The cen­tre works in con­junc­tion with GPs and other health prac­ti­tion­ers, and will re­fer pa­tients to the ap­pro­pri­ate prac­ti­tioner.

Herbal dis­pen­sary: Elizabeth Howard and Kather­ine Lons­dle-Cooper.

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