How Karanga Health Centre Was Named

At the time the health centre was almost ready to open, Tessa was suddenly rendered immobile by muscle spasm in her lower back. Attempts to change this failed until a Maori healer came to visit and used her special powers.

The Story of Little Ms Estrogen and Her Big Sister Progesterone

The Story of Little Ms Estrogen and Her Big Sister Ms Progesterone 

Ms Estrogen is childlike in her exuberance for making things happen. She has little awareness of the effect of her actions. She is happy just to be doing something – anything.

Treatment of Hypothyroidism

The Treatment of Hypothyroidism (Low thyroid Function) at Karanga Health Centre

People who have low levels of thyroid hormones experience quite a long list of symptoms because the thyroid hormones direct all the chemical reactions in the body (the metabolism).


Where do we start…                      

Treatment of Estrogen & Progesterone Deficiencies in Postmenopausal Women


HRT has been found to increase the risk of breast cancer and some other unwanted problems. Bio-identical Hormone Supplementation (BHS) does not do this and the following 2 articles from medical journals present the evidence for this.


Thyroid Diagnosis and Monitoring at Karanga Health Centre

When assessing your thyroid activity and monitoring your treatment to decide if you are taking the right dose of thyroid hormone we look at

1. your symptoms (things you feel and notice eg level of energy)