Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Greetings, I am Richard Henderson and I have been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 15 years. I started out learning Western Medicine at Otago University in Dunedin, NZ, but while studying I questioned as to why is it that there are only pharmaceuticals and surgery available for the diseases people suffer from? Surely diet, herbs and good exercise are important in the treatment of sickness?
And so with degrees in Physiology and Philosophy I began my journey as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) studying both in New Zealand and China. After nine years of study I thought it was time to set up my practice in 2001. Recently I have been working in Vanuatu where I have honed my skills in a remote tropical environment as well as learning from the local practioners.
Currently I am pleased to be working out of Manuka Health Centre in vibrant Petone. This is a centre with holistic minded GPs and other like minded health professionals - my main clinic day being Thursdays. I look forward to sharing new knowledge gained as well as offering treatments for those in need. I particularly thrive on difficult to treat conditions such as auto-immune diseases, gynaecological/infertility, cancer, skin conditions and others that do not respond well to mainstream medicine .