What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy (also known as Natural Medicine) is commonly referred to as an alternative medical system.
Naturopathy doesn’t try to compete with conventional medicine, rather it endeavours to complete it. This form of healing slots right into the obvious gaps of the conventional health care system. In this sense, all health care systems are complementary to one another.
Naturopathy focuses on natural remedies and the body’s innate ability to heal and maintain itself. Naturopathic philosophy favours a holistic approach and minimal use of surgery and drugs. Its approach emphasises prevention through stress reduction and a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Naturopaths specialise in preventative health care, as well as care for chronic health conditions.
Lisa has a particular interest in:
— increasing resilience to stress
— correcting food intolerance
— improving thyroid function
— increasing energy levels
— correcting mood disorders
(anxiety, depression, and OCD)
— improving sleep quality
— making sense of all the conflicting health information ‘out-there’.
And while Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists do not deal with extreme acute situations (e.g. heart attacks, strokes, anaphylactic shock, and broken bones) we can support you to recover from these conditions (in conjunction with your conventional treatments.) Take this blog-post for example.
Every Naturopath and/or Medical Herbalist has a unique approach to the way they practice. To get an idea of Lisa’s approach, please check out the blog she writes about health: lisasaidso.co.nz
Note: Lisa primarily treats adults (those above 12 years old). She does however deal with children (not babies) in regards to establishing and treating food intolerance.
Nobody pays attention to their health until they don’t have it any more.
Who’s your Naturopath?
Lisa Fitzgibbon is a qualified (2006), experienced and registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist (with NMHNZ.)
Lisa has been involved in the Natural Health industry since 2004. She draws on her professional training and experience, as well as her own personal experience to bring you realistic, holistic health advice.
Lisa has the following qualifications:
Bachelor of Health Sciences — Complementary Medicine (Charles Sturt University in Australia)
Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy (South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in New Zealand)
Advanced Diploma in Herbal Medicine (South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in New Zealand)
Note: Lisa’s first career was in Advertising. She has a (three-year) Diploma in Advertising from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Praise for OOMPH
“It’s been a while since we last talked, and that’s partly your ‘fault’…”
“Hello dear Lisa,
How have you been?
It’s been a while since we last talked, and that’s partly your ‘fault’. Both Dimitrije and I have been feeling much better and have more energy now – and boy did we need the extra energy in these past few weeks! Relocating and sorting out all the life admin is no small feat. So, my lovely man may have mentioned to you that we have decided to move back to Europe; first stop Croatia, and then a few months in Serbia, and then… God knows what’s next!
We are really excited about taking things slowly for a while, and give ourselves the time and headspace to explore what we want to do with our lives. Thank you for playing an important part in that realisation process for us.
Before we go, we thought it would be wise to stock up on the iodine. How do we go about ordering a bottle for each of us? We’re flying out in a week’s time, hopefully that’s enough time.
We look forward to hearing from you!”
“It feels like your guidance, honesty, and expertise all came along at the perfect time and just completely radicalised my life.”
“This email is INCREDIBLY overdue (to-the-point-where-you-most-definitely-don’t-even-remember-me-overdue), but I just had to reach out and say a big thank you.
I came to see you in March last year. And besides my exhaustion, sluggishness, irritability, niggly overweight-ness and general under-the-weatherness, we also talked about a bunch of personal stuff that I hadn’t realised was affecting me so much.
Well, I just wanted to let you know that since taking all your advice (both health- and life-related), I’ve got clearer skin than I’ve had in years, I’ve stopped waking up tired, I’ve stopped needing afternoon naps, I’ve stopped feeling like a grumpy mess all the time, and I’ve lost about 15kg!
Needless to say, it’s been a bloody ripper of a year. And it feels like your guidance, honesty, and expertise all came along at the perfect time and just completely radicalised my life.
So, I’ll say it again a little louder for those in the back – thank you SO much!”
“I feel like I’ve been heard and understand for the first time in years”.
“I truly can’t express how amazing it was to meet you. I feel like I’ve been heard and understand for the first time in years.
My husband is great and listens but I don’t think he hears me and understands all my feelings! To have someone get me immediately is massive. And to feel endorsed for my feelings was so validating.
So THANK YOU!
I am so fortunate to have met you. I have commenced my new protocol and can honestly say I am already feeling better. I look forward to our next visit and what the future brings 🙂
“After one consultation she worked her magic and within the next week I started to change.”
“I am a guy so for months and months I put off going to a Naturopath. I hadn’t felt myself for years, low in energy and no matter what I did nothing seemed to change. I also had a lot of trouble sleeping and finally gave in and ended up seeing Lisa from OOMPH.
OMG! I should have gone sooner! After one consultation she worked her magic and within the next week I started to change. My energy levels increased, I was less stressed, less irritable, more relaxed, more social and finally started to sleep much better than I have in a long long time.
Don’t put it off, just go, you will not regret it.”
“Lisa is a gem – she’s skilled and so fun, quirky and quick-minded”.
“Lisa has helped me understand and gather hope on some health issues which were really bringing me down. I go back to Lisa because she quizzes my mind and links it to what is going on inside.
I’ve had fast and satisfying results that I never would have figured out on my own. I’m living a happier, more content life because of it.
Thank you so much Lisa.”
“She is my ‘go to’ Naturopath…”
“If you are a human being with a brain and a body, you will benefit from seeing Lisa – she is my ‘go to’ Naturopath. I live in Christchurch, I’ve been following Lisa’s blog for the last four years and have just recently had two appointments with her over the phone. I knew in the first couple of years reading her blog that she could help me with my health concerns, this was instantly reinforced even via distance appointments.
I would quite easily say that Lisa goes above and beyond as an incredibly supportive mentor for her clients, as well as a passionate nurturing Naturopath.
In less than six weeks I’ve burned six kilos of excess fat that I have been trying to shift for years, I have in many ways had the guidance I needed to redirect my focus from feeling helpless to feeling powerful. I would highly recommend her (10/10).
Whatever you are dealing with, Lisa can help you.”
“Lisa is warm, informative, and downright smart. Her approach to Naturopathy is straightforward and accessible“
“I sought out Naturopathic support with high hopes of managing stress, anxiety and losing weight. I was referred to Lisa by a colleague and immediately knew I was in good hands. Warm, informative, and downright smart, Lisa’s approach to Naturopathy is straightforward and accessible.
I felt very comfortable opening up to Lisa, and sincerely appreciate her passion for healing naturally. She provided me with a structured plan and new herbs and supplements. Within a month, I experienced significant improvements in stress levels and managed to lose the niggly 7 lbs (a little over 3 kgs).
Looking forward to our next session!”
Lisa also writes a popular health blog
As a Naturopath & Medical Herbalist, she often gets asked a lot of the same questions on general health. She also sees a lot of people making the same health mistakes. People get confused by the enormous amount of (and often conflicting) information available. Her response to this was to create a blog about health:
LISA SAID SO (lisasaidso.co.nz).
This blog is also used as a reference tool for her clients.
Praise for LISA SAID SO
“Love your work Lisa,
such a way with words.”
“…so entertaining and informative! Keep doing what you are doing!”
“I think I’m getting addicted to reading your funny, straight forward no bullshit posts!”
“Thanks for an awesome post as always Lisa; you are so thorough, clever and entertaining!”
“Love, love, love your blog! Thanks for putting in so much time, effort & personality. (Such a fan girl moment…)”
Lisa in the media
Lisa has written many articles, and has been an expert adviser & speaker, for a number of different media platforms. Here is a selection of these:
Nature & Health
Nature & Health
Good Health Choices
Simply You – Living
Companies and Brands
My Wedding Magazine
Videos and Speaking
Mindfood (at Healthweek)
The Cafe (breakfast TV)
General group consultations — max. of four people
This appointment allows you to bring together 2–3 of your friends or family members for a general talk about health with Lisa.
Two hours — no treatment plan provided.
Lisa provides finished copy for various publications. Price by negotiation.
Lisa is available to come and speak at your company, club or function.
Price by negotiation.