Introducing Karina Hilterman
Karina Hilterman is the principal researcher for the Lavender Hill Research Trust. She is a Medical Herbalist who studied at the Waikato Centre for Herbal Studies.
Karina’s interest in her field of work stemmed from having been diagnosed as having S.L.E herself. In 1990 – following a long period of “unwellness and pain” the only option she was offered was steroid therapy or becoming more crippled. This is where she set her inquiring mind on finding “alternative treatments”, the most positive of these being Herbal medicine. The result of this successful treatment inspired Karina to pursue her passion for wellness.
During 1995, recently separated, Karina juggled caring for her dying father, a rural property and an eight-year-old daughter. She made the decision to study other ways of treating illness. After her father lost his battle with cancer Karina commenced her training. Her three years of study were very demanding on her but her determination succeeded. With graduation she made a commitment to her new career and has developed her own practice.
From her work she has observed that some “hard to treat medical conditions” respond very well to herbal medicines (eg Human papilloma and Epstein Barr viruses and post viral fatigue). With Karina’s curious nature and genuine desire to help people find wellness, she has become focused on developing trials with which she can prove herbal medicines’ effectiveness. During 2001 she set about creating her first controlled Herbal Medical trial.
Karina is highly dedicated to her work, her on going continuing education and involvement in the Lavender Hill Research Trust.
From 1995 Karina was on the Executive Committee of the Herb Federation of New Zealand (she withdrew from this role in 1993 with her move to Melbourne).
Karina wishes you healthy ideas and good humour in
© Karina Hilterman
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