Health and wellbeing is an essential part of the service we provide here at Commonsense! We sell a range of natural health & beauty products and our experienced Health Practitioners offer advice on a range of health issues. Want to know more about what we offer? Read on!
Who are we? Introducing our amazing Health Practitioners
Our experienced Health Practitioners are an integral part of our team. We employ at least one at each of our six stores.
Collectively, our Health Practitioners have skills in a wide range of health modalities, including Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Therapeutic Massage, Pharmacy, Natural Health Science, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicine.
We offer on-the-spot advice
Our Health Practitioners provide in-store advice for a wide range of short-term or mild health concerns.
While our fully-qualified Health Practitioners may sometimes make prescriptions based on these on-the-spot conversations, this is subject to their professional code of conduct.
We offer referrals
We don’t offer formal consultations in store, and for long-term or chronic health issues, our Health Practitioners will recommend making an appointment for a formal consultation with another health professional.
Some of our Health Practitioners have their own private practices. When a formal consultation is warranted, they may provide customers with their professional contact detail. This allows customers to contact them in private practice hours for an individualized consultation.
We have a herbal dispensary
We have a herbal dispensary at our Wellington City store, where our qualified naturopaths can prepare herbal medicines for customers, many of whom bring in once-off or repeat prescriptions following a formal consultation with an external health professional.
Our herbal dispensary is only accessible during the work hours of those of our Health Practitioners who are qualified naturopaths. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to check their hours by calling the Wellington City store before popping in.
Some practitioner-only products are also available from our other stores. Please contact your local store directly to find out what may be available.
We feel lucky to have such skilled and experienced Health Practitioners on our team. Want to find out more about health & wellbeing at Commonsense? We’ve written some great blog posts about health and have a range of natural health & beauty products on our online store.