Alternative health

Before choosing your health professionals, find out their views about vegetarianism. You will want a health professional who is up to date and positive about your lifestyle, and who is able to give you correct information and support should difficulties arise. A negative response to your vegetarianism or veganism from your health professional is likely to affect the quality of information and support you receive, and how you feel about your care. The following list of health professionals have been recommended to this list by members of the Christchurch vegetarian and vegan community. An asterisk * signifies a vegetarian or vegan health professional. All others are considered vegetarian-friendly. Please contact us if you are vegetarian or vegan and would like to recommend your health professional or if you are a vegetarian or vegan health professional and would like to be included on this list.

Applied Kineseology

Dr Sharon – Applied Kinesiologist and chiropractor treating infants to 100+ year olds for all health problems and concerns. 125 Brougham St Phone 379 1939

Ayurvedic Therapy

Arogya Ayurvedic Health – Durgadas (Rodney Lingham) offers disease management, health and dietary plans, holistic lifestyle counselling, astrology and yoga services. 72 Isleworth Road, Bishopdale. Phone 359 6015 Email Website

Claudia Van Rossmalen – Ananda Clinic and Spa – Panchakarma, Ayurvedic purification and rejuvenation therapy. Our team of Panchakarma technicians are meticulously trained to massage in total harmonious synchrony with each other. Treatments are performed in restful silence and each rhythmical stroke is performed with loving care and full attention, enabling our clients to sink into a state of deep relaxation and blissful tranquility. All treatments use only freshly prepared, certified organic oils and herbs. Full in-residence care is available in a sunny villa, including meals made with fresh organic ingredients. Ph: 027 4041405.  64 Sandwich Road, Beckenham/ 14 Bowenvale Avenue, Cashmere, Christchurch. Email

Dr. Raj Sidhu – SRS Ayurveda Clinics.  Services: Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis, naturopathy, hypnosis, microscopic hair analysis. A specialist Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment practice that offers the pulse diagnosis and 100% natural healthcare. Operated by accredited practitioner Dr. Raj Singh Sidhu who possesses over 20 years of experience, the clinic offers authentic, natural and cruelty-free ayurvedic herbal tonics and nutritional supplements suitable for vegans and vegetarians. – 596 Ferry Road, Christchurch 8023 Phone: (03) 348 6161  Email Website

Energy Healing

Linda Dowsett – Healing Embrace.   Therapeutic and remedial massage/Spiritual or Energy Healing/reconnective Healing and the reconnection/The journey/Foot spa and massage/Therapeutic touch and holistic pulsing.  67 Cannon Hill Crescent, Mt Pleasant, Christchurch 8081.  Phone: 03 384 9944 or mobile: 027 368 0732.

 Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre – Offering Natural Spiritual Healing and Animal Healing appointments in our on-site clinic, in Bishopdale, Christchurch, serving the community since 1995.  All of the Healers and Coaches at the Centre are vegan.  The Centre is also an international training college offering professional training courses.  All meals served are completely vegan, healthy, and delicious.  Much of the food served is grown on-site in our organic vegetable gardens.  We’d love to hear from you. Ph: 03 359 8507

Herbalism – Kaimahi Otaota

Richard Whelan – Medical herbalist, specialist in diagnostics & strong herbal treatments for common and complex health problems. 100 Holly Road, Christchurch Ph (03) 356 1118.,


Jacqui Houghton-Lee – Naturopath, medical herbalist, orthomolecular, and Nutrigenetics natural medical health practitioner.  Specialising in gluten issues and children’s health. Wisehealth Clinic:  119 Old Tai Tapu Road. (03) 322 1925, 027 2359882,

Karyn South – Bowen therapy, colon therapy, iridology, herbal medicine, nutrition.  140 Colombo St, Beckenham, 3792517, 027 2122826,