Dip Nat, Cert Herb Stud, Cert Mass, MNMHNZ
Hi everyone, originally from Europe but calling NZ home for many years now. My interest in herbs and alternative remedies have been there since my childhood due to being that 'sensitive child' that reacted to almost anything that wasn't natural. After rather few years in the interesting but not so personally satisfying business corporate world it was time to follow my passion and I became a fully qualified and registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist in 2016. I hold Diploma in Naturopathy (NCNZ), Certificate in Herbal Studies (CCNM), Certificate in Massage (NCNZ) and Certificate in Biochemistry from my country of origin CZ. I am a professional member of NMHNZ which means that those having health insurance covered by either Southern Cross or Accuro get reimbursed for their consultations as per their policies. I am also a WINZ accredited supplier. In the final year of my study I had joined the Apothecary team in Christchurch where I was working for almost six years both in clinic and the dispensary. Living in North Canterbury and seeing clients from there made me realize the need to open up a clinic in Kaiapoi and so I did in June 2021.
I can help you and your loved ones with various areas of your health ranging from simple ailments to those stubborn, chronic, complex disorders but there are certain areas that I have strong affinity for more than others.
I love working with children ranging from newborns to teenagers and that also includes prenatal, in natal and postnatal period.
Having allergies, intolerances and chronic digestive issues made me a good solver of not only those but in general I just simply love chronic, stubborn and complex cases and they seem to love or seek me too. My personal experience, strong attention to detail, analytical mind and tonnes of patience are definitely useful when it comes to treating those.
My final passion is helping with mental health disorders whether it is chronic stress, anxiety or depression or head injury. Happy balanced mind is crucial for overall health and physical well being. I can also work with your primary health care provider to wean you off your medications and/or give you alternatives.
My approach is fully holistic which means looking not just at your symptoms but what is actually behind those and how everything else is connected. Lifestyle, diet, stress levels and much more gets discussed during our appointments. As we go I explain my findings to you and what can we do about those. Then we come up with a treatment plan that suits your budget and that is compatible with your lifestyle hence manageable by you.
Naturopathic approach is great for acute and chronic issues and also as a preventative tool. We have an amazing ability to heal with the right attitude, approach and support and there is always something we can do even if it's just changing your dietary habits and giving you the right nutrients.
Apart from practicing what I am preaching to my clients I love outdoors (walks, hikes, gardening), being with like minded inspirational people, yoga and meditation and good movies and books if time allows :).
It can help with
Reflux, indigestion, heartburn incl weaning off meds
Allergies and intolerances
Diverticulosis/litis, Crohn's Disease
Bloating and general discomfort etc
Autoimmune conditions - Hashimoto's,
Graves, allergies etc
All forms of arthritis
Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalga
Multiple health issues
Stress and burn out
Weaning off meds and natural alternatives to meds
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Post natal depression
Infants & Toddlers
Eczema & general allergies
Constipation and diarrhoea
Tube fed babies
Struggling to thrive
Allergies and intollerances
General children's ailments etc
The list is not comprehensive so just get in touch to discuss how can I help you or your loved ones in particular
"Šárka changed my life.
I first came to Šárka after not being able to get help from my family doctor. I was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks and severe stress after having my fourth child and felt like I was missing something that was preventing me from being happy. Instead of medication and counseling, Šárka prescribed herbal remedies and meditation and it changed my life.
I no longer suffer from anxiety/panic attacks, my stress is lowered and I’m the happiest and healthiest I have ever been.
This is thanks to Šárka and her meticulous research, extensive knowledge and care she puts into finding what best suits each individual person and their individual needs and problems.
It has been four years and we still routinely seek out Šárka for her wealth of knowledge. We have since used her for my husband’s diabetes and cardiovascular health and my gout and hyperthyroidism.
I am tremendously thankful for having Šárka in our lives and look forward to a long and healthy future together."