"Mary's consultation was very informative and reassuring.  She provides very good explanations of medical terminology and provides a relaxed environment.  Mary is down-to-earth, friendly and knowledgeable in her role as a health practitioner."  -  Nick, Auckland 






About the ClinicMary Allan Medical Herbalist

Solstice Clinic of Natural Therapies is a place of healing and herbal medicine in Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. The clinic principles are set firmly on the foundations of traditional wisdom, common sense and good science. The practice is conducted by Mary Allan from a home-based setting which is clean, comfortable and designed to warmly welcome people from all walks of life.

Our ApproachKumerahou

I have worked successfully with many people in all phases of their life. I have a practical approach, one of the highlights for many is the medicine being made before your very eyes! If I'm busy you may even be asked to help me mix up a tea. Still others will be given specific stretches, exercises or breathing to do or you may be encouraged to examine your thought processes. This is empowering. This is true health. I offer every single patient who comes into my clinic the skills and knowledge to learn positive techniques that empower and last a lifetime. 'The medicine' goes way beyond what's in a bottle... ultimately, ... you are the healer...

Should I Book An Appointment?

This is a valid question, and if you haven't been to a natural health practitioner before, or even if you have, you may feel unsure as to whether coming to see me is what will help you. Life is full of unknowns and uncertainties, and taking the plunge, the first step, is different for everyone - some clients will wait months, even years before they finally 'get around to it', others will leap in head first! There is no right or wrong and it is totally your decision. However, it may be helpful for you to know a little about what to expect to help you to decide. On your first visit we will talk about what is bothering you, any past health issues, and also how you wish you were feeling! I spend a lot of time listening carefully and taking notes and I may also do some simple diagnostics as needed, e.g. blood pressure, pulse, blood sugars, urinalysis etc. As we look for the underlying cause of your chief complaint/s, I may need to look at any recent blood tests you may have had (please bring in a copy if you can), as well as assessments based on a traditional framework e.g. the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space, energy fields, chakra balance and mind-body connections. Following the consultation we choose from a range of treatments targeted for your specific situation or condition, including:

A herbal mix - which may be from dried herbs to make tea, or a bottle of herbal 'tincture' to be taken 1-3 times per day. 
  • Food and nutrition guidance, 'kitchen medicines'
  • Nutritional supplements if indicated
  • Lifestyle and yoga practices added in to your daily routine
I may recommend a follow up appointment after two weeks so I can track your progress and implement the next step of your treatment plan. Depending on your patterns of health, I may recommend cleansing, or relaxation, or nourishment, or activation - whatever we do, we create space by removing obstacles to healing thus allowing Nature to do the work of rebalancing your overall health and supporting you on your journey to feeling better.

Mobile Clinic

I can travel to your home or workplace for an extra fee. I am happy to travel within a 15km radius from Browns Bay, this includes Silverdale, Coatesville, Greenhithe, Birkenhead and Takapuna. Call out rate is $10.00, plus $1.00 per km. So for example, say you wanted me to see you in Silverdale, it would be $40 on top of usual consultation fees i.e. $10 for callout, plus $30 for 30 km (return).

How to Book an Appointment

If you have decided you would like to book an appointment, simply email, text or ring me and leave a message. Click the link below for further details and contact form:

Fees & Payment

Pricing - Below is a basic price list, more detailed information on costings can be found here. Cost of medicines is additional to consultation fees. 

Gold Card holders receive a 10% discount on all clinic appointments and products. 

  • First consultation (approx. 1 - 1.5 hours) $95
  • Follow up consultation (approx. 45 mins): $65
  • Short follow up (up to 30 mins): $45

Payment options - Cash, cheque, internet banking.

Consultation - Payment for the consultation is made the day of your appointment.

Products - I can dispense you a herbal formula from a range of herbal medicines I carry on site, and I may also recommend practitioner-only products couriered directly out to your home or workplace if you need something I don't have on the shelf. 

Medicines are made on the spot during a face to face consult, or picked up or couriered directly to your home.