DP Herbals

Phone (03) 960 6282

About us

Kia ora koutou! My name is Deirdre Panapa. Originally from the sunny Hawkes Bay I have been based in Christchurch for the last 20 years.

My background is in Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1988. Since then I happily worked in a wide variety of clinical settings both acute and rehabilitation. Over the years I realised that sickness wasn’t just the “presence of disease” - sometimes it just manifested without any apparent explanation. Vague symptoms unidentified by medicine that was unexplained and frustrating to its owner!

Later, I went on to study Clinical Herbal Medicine and it became obvious that health should be termed “wellbeing” and is only attainable when all aspects of our lives are in balance.

The hard part of course is to identify the part that is out of balance.

As a Nurse I understand your journey through the medical system and can easily translate the jargon. I am certainly not adverse to using allopathic or conventional medicine to stabilise a serious health problem or in times of acute need.

As a Clinical Herbalist my job is to show people how to get themselves back so that their own health is restored to its optimal level. Much can be achieved through diet, lifestyle and exercise as well as supplementing with the right vitamins, minerals or herbs when required.

Prevention is the key but too often we wait until we need help with an acute or chronic illness. Either way coming to DP Herbals will afford you the best of both worlds.

“Tama tu tama ora, tama noho tama mate”
An active person will remain healthy while a lazy one will become sick

If you are seriously looking to improve your health or want to learn more about keeping it in optimal shape then contact DP herbals today!

Warmest regards
Deirdre

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