Thank you Rebekah for your dedication to me and my dream of becoming a mother.
Because of the amazing wisdom and expertise you have shown, I’ve reached my goal! I’m just quietly very over the moon. What gift – to be given this healthy baby girl and to remain so healthy myself. Your patience and guidance and knowing exactly what to say at the right time has insured my sanity through this very difficult process and I am extremely grateful to you.

Naomi

I am so grateful that we had Rebekah Paddy’s guidance over the past few years as we have navigated several health challenges with our kids.

 

Our son N began life with colic. When we introduced solid food he developed constipation, chronic abdominal pain, and recurrent high fevers of unknown origin. As a new mum I knew that something was wrong and that he was not going to “grow out of it”.

 

I was impressed by Rebekah’s research informed and expert knowledge of physiology, nutrition, and herbal medicine. She selected specific remedies that provided quick and significant improvements for many of the challenges that we faced. When our lives were ground to a halt with the exhaustion and worry of caring for a sick child, these wins were life changing.

 

By age 2 N was doing well, however he was having a tough time. I had hyperemesis gravidarum with my 2nd pregnancy, then his sister J was born and we were launched back into the throes of colic. Under Rebekah’s guidance we went through the process of identifying food intolerances for J. This was very successful. We managed to slowly reduce her abdominal pain, improve her sleep and heal her gut before she started solids. She started solids at 6 months with no problems. We were able to carefully reintroduce all the foods that were causing her so many problems when she was exposed to them in my breast milk.

 

By this stage N had begun struggling with disrupted sleep, fussy eating, abdominal pain, and fatigue. He had also started to struggle with his concentration and he was having frequent bouts of silly disconnected behaviour. N had lost his confidence to try new things and learn new skills. He was not a well boy. With the new insight we had gained through managing J’s gut health, we became suspicious that there might be some form of dysbiosis causing the food intolerances and subsequent symptoms for both kids. We took Rebekah’s advice to do an Organic Acids Test in the hope that we could identify factors that might be contributing to N’s persistent yet changeable symptoms. This highly detailed investigation revealed the specific nature of N’s gut dysbiosis and clearly measured the changes in his physiology that were able to account for a wide range of health concerns. With this information Rebekah was able to prescribe a comprehensive and specific treatment plan.

 

N has now regained his confidence, concentration, and energy. He sleeps through the night, eats without too much fuss. He no longer struggles with recurrent ear infections, fevers or abdominal pain. I am confident that N’s poor gut health was the primary cause of his health concerns. We have got our boy back and the sense of relief is enormous.

Virginia

When I first saw Lydia I was a bit of a mess. I was anxious and my moods were all over the place. Lydia first helped me get on top of my diet and that made a world of difference, and then through the right herbal treatments and nutrients, I began feeling even better.
Lydia helped me see my health and well-being in a completely different light and I have never looked back. Thanks to the exposure she gave me, natural health is now an absolute passion of mine. Lydia’s warm approach and kind nature assured me that she genuinely cared about me as a patient and as a person. I even recommended her to a friend who has also had a fantastic turn around in her health due to the treatment she has received.
Sarah. Auckland

I am an academic and scientist by nature and personality.

I have 3 university degrees and understand RCTs and stats, and their obvious requirement in scientific research and subsequent findings.

My deepest belief however is a bit spiritual-one cannot ignore the history of innate wisdom from the wise women in the tribe. Loula is one of these people in my world.

Humans have turned to the maternal knowledge and instinct since the beginnings of our existence and we cannot know the influence this has had on our survival as a species.

My personal fertility situation was unique- as they all are.

I was aging at 40, my husband was ancient at 54, and he had no available sperm due to chemotaxic drug therapy for his rheumatoid arthritis.

We had a single sperm sample saved- from which I wanted to create our second child.

We turned to fertility specialists, imagining an easy outcome due to our previous proven fertility- Hubble had 4 amazing kids already, one daughter with me, conceived with ease.

The nightmare of fertility treatment began. There were serious mishaps and loss, wastage of precious sperm,and huge financial investment, and all the associated stress. 23 months later, and 5 IVF cycles, with much emotional turmoil and heartbreak of loss later, It came down to one last IVF cycle, one last straw of sperm, and one chance.

I turned to Loula. I spent 6 mths seeing her. Her compassion, her guidance, her tonics, her wisdom, her experience, her humility, and deep humanity guided me.

All those around me questioned my path, I suspect they thought I had lost my way on the precarious path of mental health through the fertility minefield. In particular my husband, immediate family, and the bank manager probably.

I stuck with my innate beliefs, that humanity and kindness and spirit will triumph , and that scientific research will often reinforce common sense . So I did tonics, toxic cleansing, diet, and supplement therapies. I had a poppy seed flush performed, and after 6 mths of guidance from Loula we decided I was ready for my last ever attempt at IVF.

That was 6 yrs ago. My 5 yr old boy is the most beautiful thing that could have ever transpired in my own and my husbands life. We are complete, with my amazing daughter and very precious son. I attribute so much of this outcome to Loula, I cannot speak highly enough of her sound, reasoned, measured and compassionate fertility expertise and incredible lifelong dedication.

I have not hesitated to send every woman I have met following a fertility path in her direction. She is blessed with a skill that goes beyond science and paper research and our community can embrace her work with the acknowledgement it truly deserves.


I feel awesome and free! Hip hip hooray! Thank you so much Morella for your wonderful help – for allowing me an opportunity to listen to what my body has to tell me, to be able to release what I don’t need, and to change my beliefs so they will work for me to create a better life. I especially want to thank you for taking me through a past life regression that has created understanding and a given me a sense of freedom. Your gentle care and strong abilities to do what you do created a very safe and supportive environment for me!

K.S.

At 40 I had been trying to conceive for two years and although I was successful once, I sadly miscarried and began trying again immediately. Another year had passed without another pregnancy so I began to search for answers. I had become very frustrated and disheartened by the current public system of health care. It was obvious that no one was going to take any time to investigate my fertility challenges or pregnancy loss at my age. I was advised to pursue ART. Intuitively, I was confident that my body could conceive and carry a baby to full term so I chose to look for alternative therapies.
I was extremely blessed to come across Lisa Houghton’s web-site after manically looking through the infinite resources on the internet to optimise fertility outcomes. I instantly felt that I had come to the right place. I was impressed by her vast knowledge of the human body, its energetic pathways and the science of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She explained the detail of each needle placement and described: sensations, anatomy and the cause and effect of every treatment session. She explained that she would “carefully and methodically look under every rock.” My scientific ‘geeky’ mind trusted her implicitly. What I didn’t expect but came to value above all else was her nurturing, supportive, caring and counselling gifts. What was meant as an information gathering/ update chat at the beginning of each session was actually a counselling session; a place for me to describe where I was at emotionally, physically and mentally. She really saw it all here, my tears of despair, my hopeful enthusiasm and everything else in-between.
I had found a truly whole-istic approach! Lisa was not afraid to make referrals and connections to colleagues and her mentors when and where she believed another approach or modality would benefit my process. I have seen other Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the city and engaged their help with my fertility through acupuncture. I was amazed at how vastly different Lisa’s practice was. I wish that every woman who needs support in fertility challenges finds her! I believe she is truly a gifted healer. As I write, I am 42 years old and 20 weeks pregnant.

Donna

A good friend referred us to Loula George after we had experienced two miscarriages. My husband and I were very aware that the medical system was really only able to provide extra support after three miscarriages and as we were unwilling to go down that road a third time, we made our appointment with Loula. Loula’s care, expertise and ‘no stone unturned’ approach was incredible and we immediately embarked on a comprehensive pre-conception care programme. It was due to Loula’s professional rigour in referring us for various diagnostic tests during this time that we discovered I had a genetic imbalance that was more than likely affecting my ability to carry a baby past the first trimester. Loula immediately put me on a programme to remedy this. I’m very happy to say that my husband and I are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our much loved, much longed for babe in a few weeks time. We’re incredibly grateful to Loula for her care, consideration and expertise – as I’m sure our baby is!

Kirstie O’Sullivan

I first visited Rebekah Paddy when my daughter, Francesca, was 4 months old. Frankie had apparently been in pain with colic and reflux from about 2-3 weeks of age. For the first two months of her life she would literally scream all evening from about 6pm until 2am, and we tried every trick in the book to get her to sleep. We visited my GP, who, although sympathetic, suggested that all it would take was time. We also tried chiropractics and osteopathy, but there still wasn’t a huge improvement. So, after exhausting many other options, I decided to see Rebekah. I came home from the appointment and said to my husband ‘at last someone has listened to me, really listened to me, and promised me that together we could fix it’. Now, only a month later, Frankie is a different baby. I honestly think that Rebekah was able to pin point some of the bigger problems, and treat them accordingly and effectively I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rebekah’ s services to anyone. Not only did she help my daughter, but saved my sanity too!

Rachel Gray

I began visiting Emma McLean at Mother-Well in the second half of my pregnancy. Her massage has helped me on so many different levels. Firstly she can expertly locate and relieve the pain that comes with pregnancy and then the stress of motherhood. Secondly she provides an environment of complete ease, where one can very quickly settle into a state of complete relaxation. And thirdly, Emma provided interesting conversation with loads of reassurance (being a mum of two her self), this was particularly important for me when suffering from baby blues / post natal depression. I can’t recommend Emma highly enough. My family are moving to Australia soon -but I have no doubt I will be booking in massages with Emma on my holidays back to NZ!.

Emma Philip, medical doctor

Being unwell like I was has been the worst experience of my life. I cannot express how much I appreciate Loula George’s continuous support, time, knowledge, energy and generosity. I feel she has given me my life back, and I would not be as well and happy as I am now without her. Thank you Loula for all you have done for me.

Nancy

I went to see Morella Lascurain after struggling for months with an ongoing vertigo/dizziness/headache problem. I was at my wits end having tried what seemed to be everything…I’d seen my GP, two ENT specialists, an acupuncturist, an osteopath and a chiropractor – but there were no answers and I was still battling daily symptoms that were making me withdraw from many work and social situations. I was incredibly frustrated. A friend suggested BodyTalk and although a bit sceptical I went along as I had nothing to lose. The sessions were completely painless – and I was really impressed by Morella’s professionalism and medical knowledge, and that fact that it seemed to be a really holistic approach. I started feeling a bit better after the first session, but was still uncertain as it seemed too good to be true. After the third session I was feeling like my old self again. The relief I felt is very hard to explain now. I would definitely go back to see Morella for any other physical or emotional problem.

Anna Hart

I had a rough time in my first pregnancy with nausea and vomiting around the clock. I tolerated it for about 5 months before seeing Rebekah Paddy at Mother-Well. By that stage I was so run down that I had also developed terrible eczema on my face and hands. I only needed to see Rebekah twice. Each appointment was so comprehensive that my symptoms improved dramatically in the first week. After another month, I had no residual symptoms of nausea, vomiting or the eczema at all. My general health and energy levels had improved dramatically. Simply by addressing my diet / food intolerances and taking some supplements, I felt completely different. I’m very grateful for such professional care and friendliness.

Annalees Jones

Five months ago, I started feeling severe pain in my left wrist and thumb. It was some form of tendinitis (De Quervain’s?). I did 2 month of physiotherapy with no success, so I had a painful Cortisone injection. The pain got better for 1 month but then started again, which was very frustrating, and the injection left me with atrophy of the local tissues. Finally, I went to see Dr. Morella Lascurain for BodyTalk Therapy… I don’t know what she did to me, but after only one session, the pain was gone after two days…. I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true… Thank you Morella! You are amazing.

Maria Rotella

Dear Loula, How can we say thank you enough for enabling us to get pregnant. We are in no doubt that without your help and support we would still be trying to conceive. We felt reassured and so positive with your holistic and professional approach. When Sam was born he was alert and looking around just like you said. Even now I feel he is reaching his milestones before he should be. Even our doctor/ GP said the way Sam was alert and ‘talking’ at 6 weeks, he would expect more at 3 months old! So, we strongly feel we have given Sam the best possible start to life, thanks to your help.

Larissa

Dear Loula, our journey into parenthood was mysterious and magical. Arriving into your embrace at a time of uncertainty about how we would do this – this doorway into ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’- was deeply right. Your rich, grounded, radiant hope in life swept us both into the dance we needed to overcome fears and prepare our minds, bodies and souls – for a baby. She came and the pregnancy was bliss. Our birth was sublime – and our daughter is so radiant and healthy. We know our preconceptual preparation was powerful on all levels. Thank you again for guiding us and gifting us the knowledge and confidence to be truly ready. Georgia’s health is a fine testament to the potency of your work.

Caroline

Mother-Well has been a fantastic “one stop shop” providing ongoing healthcare and advice for my entire family. Rebekah Paddy has been invaluable with specific health problems like kids allergies & bronchiolitis and provided amazing guidance and support pre, during and post pregnancy. I am currently taking the ‘Lactagogue Brew’ which has made an incredible difference in improving my milk supply to keep up with an extremely greedy 3 month old while I also race around after a 3 and 5yr old! My GP commented the other day that she hadn’t seen any of us for 8 months – which is pretty amazing over winter when you have 3 littlies! I have nothing but praise for Mother-Well. Keep up the fantastic work.

Cathy Simpson

After 18 months of trying to conceive without any luck, a friend recommended Loula George to us. I have to confess some initial scepticism over the whole natural fertility/naturopath route as I had always been brought up to believe that if there was something wrong medically, then a doctor of medicine was your best course of action to rectify it. We had tried several forms of fertility treatment (including IUI and IVF) without success and so thought, “what have we got to lose?” After 5 months with Loula, taking her advice on diet, lifestyle and taking recommended natural supplements, we were overjoyed at becoming pregnant and then subsequently finding out it was twins, naturally conceived. The babies were conceived 2 months before my 44th birthday and my husband Mike is 41. I have to admit that it wasn’t an easy journey with Loula and at times I got very frustrated and disheartened, but she was so patient and understanding. With the help of natural supplements, herbs and remedies she addressed certain areas for me that she felt needed support. What I was so grateful to her for was her never ending encouragement and reassurances that there was no reason why we couldn’t conceive. She always said “when you conceive” never “if you conceive”. At the same time as seeing Loula, I was also undergoing acupuncture treatment with Janine Cuff. Mike and I have no doubt that Loula and Janine helped us achieve our absolute dream and a gift of twins and we cannot sing their praises enough.

Clare and Mike Gibbon

Ute is an exceptional practitioner and a well-rounded healer.  Over the years that she has been treating me with homoeopathy and reiki, I have come to fully trust her abilities to identify the right remedy and treat successfully the cause of any issues. She does this at all levels – emotional, mental and physical and ensures all three aspects are addressed. Ute understands well that physical imbalances are closely connected to our mental and emotional state and that is her main strength as a practitioner, her balanced approach to health.

Ute is a thorough, sincere, compassionate, perceptive, professional, well-grounded and highly principled and experienced practitioner who has the best interest at heart for her patients. I could easily say she is one of the best homeopaths and healers I have come across, and thus highly recommended.

A/Prof. Evangelia Papoutsaki