Dip.H.Ir., ND, BNC, BCR, LMT, CNHP
Traditional Naturopath & Health Consultant
Founder of Relax Rebuild
A little background
As a child, I suffered from asthma. My father had his Master’s in Herbal Medicine and my mother held a certification in Aromatherapy. Their knowledge proved vital in order to control my asthma, and by the age of eight my asthma symptoms were gone.
I always say, “herbal medicine and a healthy lifestyle replaced having to use a nebulizer and pump.”
In 2015, I was experiencing debilitating lower back pain, to the extent that I wasn’t able to walk and my left leg “wasn’t working”.
After several MRIs, and opinions from three neuro-spine doctors, the prognosis was grim. Surgery was the unanimous recommendation. I thanked the doctors for their perspective and decided to focus on my holistic approach (which is now Temna’s Rebuild Program) until the surgery date.
Three months later and the day before surgery, I had an appointment with the doctor. He couldn’t believe I was walking and my pain was being managed with herbal medicine.
To this day, I continue on my path of holistic care for pain management, and have been able to avoid “the knife”, surgery.
I have many degrees and accolades, but I wanted to share with you the things that give me drive. I’m living proof that this approach works. I enjoy sharing holistic solutions so people can better their health without “chemicals and the knife”, or medication and surgery.”
I have many certifications and accolades, but I wanted to share with you what drives me to teach health. I’m living proof that this approach works and my mission is to share these same health solutions with you.”
Temna McMillan Sturdivant, has over 25 years experience in the wellness field. She 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, Herbal Medicine, 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.