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Megan Rodden

Bachelor of Communications Studies, Diploma in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, Certificate in Relaxation Massage

Megan helps her clients to rebalance their bodies through holistic nutrition, herbal medicine and a naturopathic lifestyle. Her personal health journey transitioned her from a communications consultant to a naturopath, sparked by struggles with chronic health issues, particularly after having children and finding vital support from natural therapies.

Megan is now a qualified and registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist with a passion for helping women and children and people with complex chronic illnesses. Her personal philosophy of naturopathy encompasses the core traditional principles as well as being shaped by understanding through experiences, relationships, and community.

To evaluate a client’s health, a comprehensive and holistic process is undertaken. Every person is unique and their entire health picture needs to be gathered. This involves taking detailed health history, examining diet and lifestyle habits and physical assessments. At the end of the consultation process, each client is given their own unique “Wellness Plan”.

Qualifications

  • 2016–2020 Diploma of Naturopathy, Naturopathic College of New Zealand, Merits in Herbal Medicine, New Zealand
  • 2017 Certificate in Relaxation Massage, Naturopathic College of New Zealand, New Zealand
  • 2017 Certificate in Zone Therapy, Naturopathic College of New Zealand, New Zealand
  • 2000–2003 Bachelor of Communication Studies, Journalism Major, Diploma of Journalism, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Professional Development

  • 2022 Interprofessional Continuing Education – Project ECHO Australasia TelehECHO Clinic – HSD and Hypermobile Ehler Danlos Syndrome, Australia
  • 2017 St Johns First Aid Certificate – Level 2, New Zealand
  • 2011 Joy Cowley writer’s workshop
  • 2005 ASPA News Writing Award

Professional Interests & Specialist Areas

  • Complex chronic illnesses (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and long COVID, Fibromyalgia, Ehler Danlos Syndrome)
  • Children’s health (digestion, allergies and food intolerances)
  • Women’s health (perimenopause and menopause)
  • Men’s health (cardiovascular health)

Megan finds joy in practising yoga and meditation and loves spending her free time outdoors with her two boys and her fur baby (Shih tzu Bichon), exploring the local beach and bush.

Her home-based clinic is located just 10 minutes out of Titirangi, in Auckland, where she offers both online and face-to-face appointments. With her love for writing, Megan divides her time between content writing for health charities and running her own naturopathy clinic.

“I strongly believe in the freedom of informed choice when it comes to people’s health. I treat all clients as unique individuals and strive to offer excellent holistic care through listening and showing respect for their values and beliefs.”

For more information visit MeganRoddenNaturopath, and visit Megan on social media: MeganRodden (Instagram) and MeganRodden (Facebook).

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