About Temna

Traditional Naturopath & Health Consultant
Founder of Relax Rebuild

A little background

I was born with health challenges including asthma and lower back pain that progressively got worse as I got older.  Thankfully I also inherited from my parents a strong knowledge of natural health and training.

Working with my parent’s holistic approach, we ended the asthma before my teenage years.  Herbal medicine and a healthy lifestyle replaced a nebulizer and pump (chemicals).

In 2015, I was experiencing debilitating lower back pain, to the extent that my left leg was paralyzed. After several MRIs, and opinions from three neuro-spine doctors, the prognosis was grim.  Serious surgery was the unanimous recommendation.

Working with other professionals, I was able to use my holistic approach to apply many principles I use with my clients including healthy lifestyle changes, herbal medicine and supplements, holistic modalities and the mindset of determination.

Until now I have been able to avoid the knife (surgery) and finally live a life free of pain.

I have many degrees and accolades, but I wanted to share with you the things that give me drive.  I living proof that this approach works.  I enjoy sharing real solutions to people through this platform.”


Temna McMillan Sturdivant,  has over 25 years experience in the wellness field. She has earned certifications as a Diplomate Holistic Iridologist, Clinical Iridologist, Traditional Naturopathic Practitioner, Board Certified Reflexologist, Herbalist, BioEnergy & Nutritional Consultant,  Licensed Massage and Body Work Therapist #11284. She is a member of the Certified Natural Health Professionals, Health Keepers Alliance, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and founder of Relax Rebuild, LLC.

Temna shares her knowledge through lectures, seminars and workshops at various health fairs, corporate wellness events, health expos, public TV, Rotary Clubs, Herb Societies, local newspapers, radio, Breast Cancer groups, MS Consortium, and clinical practice. 

Temna accompanied her father, a Master Herbalist of 45 years, to seminars, workshops and at his health clinic.  During this time, Temna was educated on how to use herbs, instead of over-the-counter medicine for wellness. At the clinic, Iridology, Reflexology, herbs, nutrition and other natural remedies were suggested to clients for wellness and prevention.

Her mother also played an important role in her life by sharing the knowledge and proper usage of high frequency essential oils for emotional release and balance.

In 1993, Temna decided to attend the International Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Ottawa, Canada where she received certification in Iridology, Reflexology, Herbololgy, BioEnergy and Nutrition.  In 1997 she received Certified Natural Health Professional status.  In 2000, she achieved Naturopathic Practitioner from the Trinity School of Natural Healing. In 2010, Temna received Diploma of Massage Therapy from South Peidmont Community College, Monroe NC.  Lastly in 2015, she received the honorary Diplomate of Holistic Iridology achievement from the International Institute of Iridology, Waynesville, NC.

Temna has continued her studies in various other natural health modalities and utilizes her knowledge to customize sessions.  These studies include but not limited to: Psychology, Muscle Response Testing, Ream’s Biologic Ionization testing, Dr. Locke’s Techniques, Ingham Method Reflexology, Aroma Therapy, Qi Reflexology, Balinese Reflexology, Neuromuscular Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Energy work and various Herbal Seminars.

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