Doctor Rob Maunsell
Dr Rob’s Primary Health Consultancy is based on Anthroposophic Medicine.
Dr Rob Maunsell, Fresh Start Health founder and GP, offers consultations at Weleda Pharmacy in
Havelock North and at Aurora Clinic in Pretoria St Lower Hutt on Fridays.
Anthroposophic Medicine was initiated by Dr Rudolph Steiner who worked with a group of European doctors in the early 1900s to lay the foundations for a system of medical diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic measures that extended current practices in medicine. This has been achieved by constructing a picture of the human being that identified four constituent levels of organisation; physical body, differentiated living energy, as in plants (the etheric realm), soul forces/awareness as in animals (the astral body) and a spiritual identity known as the Ego of an Individual.
For an Anthroposophic physician the therapeutic goal has the premise that healing is not only repair but also a process that is personal to the individual and her/his development.Treatments are then based on prescribing from a range of medicines that are either taken orally, by injection or applied to the skin in the form of ointments, compresses or oils.
In addition several therapies have been developed that include nutrition, massage techniques, nursing methods, the use of movement/exercises, speech training and artistic therapies.
Information about the specifics and regional resources of Anthroposophic Medicine can be found at:
www.anthroposophy.org.nz or on the Freshstart Links page.
Phone Weleda 0800 799 353 to make a clinic appointment at Havelock North/ Lower Hutt, or text Dr. Rob on 0274 431 490 to arrange a phone consultation, or Contact Rob by email
Rob also has a passion for creating and performing music. In his free time he is the lead singer, harmonica player and rhythm guitarist for his own blues, folk/rock inspired musical project, GRAFIA – Get Right Away From It All.
Rob and music therapist Sarah Dill, being interviewed on Hayley Gastmeier's Wham, Arrow FM morning radio show in May 2018