7 Signs That You Need to See a Chiropractor for Your Neck Pain
Everyone gets a stiff neck once and awhile. It might happen first thing in the morning after a bad nights sleep, or it might be at the end of a long stressful workday. If you are battling to turn you..
Running Injuries Bad Training Or Bad Biomechanics? Top Running Problems Revealed and Resolved!
In the October issue of Channel Magazine Dr Cherye looks at the best way to stay injury free when running
Post Injury – When Is It Safe To Get A Massage?
Getting back to your injury-free state can be easy when you understand the healing process and learn what to do
Can Acupuncture Help Treat Your Running Injury?
The largest clinical study of acupuncture ever conducted was published in the December 2004 Annuals of Internal Medicine and found acupuncture to significantly reduce and improve function in patients .
5 Ways Acupuncture Can Fix Your Health Problems -
Mens Health Magazine Article How acupuncture works may be unclear, but the benefits stick out. Research shows that this ancient therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from back pain and sciatica to ...
Infertility in men may decrease with acupuncture
Male partners are the cause in approximately 40-50% of fertility problems. Research has shown that acupuncture improves sperm production and quality.
Boost your “flu-fighter” with Chiropractic care
Your body has the best “flu-fighter” ever - naturally built into it! The Chiropractors at Pure Healthcare in Albany NZ, are reaching out to our community to help in the fight against “the flu” an...
Top 5 tips to improve asthma
Many kiwis are affected by this chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), also known as asthma. But there are things you can do to improve your asthma. Below are the top 5 tips on how to improve ..
Is your posture causing your headache / migraine?
Dr Cherye Roche – doctor of Chiroprctic and clinic director at pure healthcare in Albany, shares her insights from over 20 years of clinical and academic experience in the treatment headaches, and th..
6 steps to beating Acne
Most of us, except for the occasional lucky sods, suffer from hormonal acne at some point in our lives. Young males are the common victims during their teenage years due to the hormonal roller coaster...
Get Relief from a stiff neck
Constant stiffness and aches in the neck can make life challenging, whether it be affecting your work and hobbies, or quite simply the way you function on a day to day basis. Massage therapy has prove...
Getting moving after whiplash
The severity of the whiplash injury does not always correlate to the degree of injury, even a minor whiplash type injury can result in severe symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
You probably think it’s strange for a chiropractor to be writing about carpal tunnel syndrome, as you think they “only deal with the spine”. In my extensive training to become a doctor of chiroprac..
Poor breathing habits and chronic neck pain
Breathing is the most basic and yet arguably the most vital act that our body needs to perform in order to stay alive. If done poorly, it may lead to neck pain, and ultimately a headache.
Reduce Menopausal Hot Flushes with Acupuncture
Are you or a loved one going through menopause and can’t take the heat? Studies show acupuncture may be effective in reducing the severity of symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats during meno...
How a post-ride rubdown can improve your recovery as well as your circulation
After a long and hard training ride on the saddle, you can’t deny the fact that your muscles will feel tight, tense and taut. Before you know it, an achy lower back may lead to a tight hip, causing t..
A Sports Chiropractor’s take on Bike set-up Biomechanics
Dr. Jason Berry, a Sports Chiropractor at Pure Healthcare in Albany, wants to help you ride faster and stronger. Having the right bike set up is critical to be in efficient and injury free on your bi...
Are you at risk for Osteoporosis?
15% of women and 3% of men over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis. Bone degeneration and subsequent loss of height, due to osteoporosis was accepted as a normal part of ageing but that doesn't ha...
Increase your chance of conception
Seeing an acupuncturist as the first step in infertility treatments could save time, energy and cost
Looking for a Change? March 11th is “Change Day NZ”
From the Change Day NZ website: “Change Day is a time when we can all come together to help improve the healthcare experience for everyone. We’re inviting you to become a change-maker and make a di..
Pregnancy Fatigue
Top Tips to experience a Healthy Pregnancy with less fatigue, discomfort and distress. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy removes interference to the mother's nervous system, enhancing baby dev...

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DR. JENNY LI RETURNS FROM CHINA WITH A GREAT STORY TO TELL….

In March 2016, I went back to my university in China to continue my PhD studies. It was such an experience and busy time full of knowledge, surprises, clinic, classes, lectures and brainstorming.Straight after my arrival, I met Dr. Rod Baber (www.rodbaber.com.au) in the 2016 APAC Women’s Health Forum and had learnt a lot from him. Dr. Baber is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Sydney, is also President of the International Menopause Society and the Distinguished Service Medal bearer of Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. For being the leading scientist to the research to Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI), Dr. Baber presented a splendid speech about the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis to POI in the forum, which exactly is my PhD thesis focusing.

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Reduce Menopausal Hot Flushes with Acupuncture

Are you or a loved one going through menopause and can’t take the heat? Studies show acupuncture may be effective in reducing the severity of symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats during menopause.

Menopause is a phase in a woman’s life when menstruation stops and they become unable to conceive naturally as the functions of the ovaries slow down with age (at +- 50). Hot flushes are a symptom that accompanies menopause which is a sudden feeling of heat on upper parts or all over the body. It may cause red blotches on the back,

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6 steps to beating Acne

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” they say, but sometimes we just want to look good on the outside as well. It may not be a life-threatening condition, but it can be painful, annoying, and certainly affect your self-esteem.

Most of us, except for the occasional lucky sods, suffer from hormonal acne at some point in our lives. Young males are the common victims during their teenage years due to the hormonal roller coaster ride, also known as puberty. During puberty, the levels of hormone called androgen increases, which can lead to excessive sebum (oily, waxy substance) production and abnormal follicle development and blockage. Throw in a bit of bacterial over-growth and voila!… you have a perfect recipe for acne.

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Managing Osteoarthritis with massage

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is typically non-inflammatory and usually affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, spine and hands. It breaks down the articular (hyaline) cartilage at the ends of bones. Healthy cartilage, which are the joints “shock absorbers”, allows our bones to smoothly glide against each other in pain-free motion. When this cartilage wears away, bone surfaces grind against each other with movement, thereby causing intense pain, swelling and reduced motion in joints. Other signs and symptoms may include the development of bone spurs, point tenderness and stiffness of affected joints.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease, meaning it gradually worsens over time. Risk factors to consider with the progression of this condition include prior joint injury, body weight, occupational and recreational demands, genetics, bone malformations and concurrent diseases.

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Winter is coming – fight it off with Acupuncture

Winter is coming and it’s usually around this time when we start becoming sick. Are you one of the people who are constantly battered around by flu or the common cold? Have you come to regard it as part of your life and learnt to just deal with it?

It does not have to be that way. There are many ways to strengthen your immune system naturally, including eating the correct foods and sleeping well. If you are looking for extra help, why not try acupuncture? Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to boost the immune system naturally for thousands of years – with great effects.

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Poor breathing habits and chronic neck pain

By : Avish Sharma – Ostopathic Practitioner – Pure Healthcare Albany

Take a deep, full breath. Now take another. Do you notice, as you breath in and out, your shoulders rise and fall. Now take another deep breath and this time notice, that you are not consciously contracting the muscles that lift your shoulders. This movement, the rising and falling of your shoulders, ribs, collar bone and shoulder blades are all as natural as the breath itself. Now, breathe again, and appreciate that the muscles that lift your shoulders and chest, extend all the way up in to your neck and the base of your skull. Therefore breathing with your neck, chest and shoulder muscles that are out of balance, can even give you a headache!

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Sciatica relief with Acupuncture

Han Sung Min, Senior Acupuncturist at Pure Healthcare in Albany shares this article on the benefits of using acupuncture in treating common conditions such as sciatica.

The pain of Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying conditions of the lower back area. The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back, runs through the buttocks, and down the back of each leg to the toes. Portions of the sciatic nerve branch to various areas of the leg, like the calf or toes. Sciatic pain occurs when there is a structural impingement or compression of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. This occurs when there is an acute injury to the lower back or can be the result of long-term degeneration of the lumbar joints and/or discs. The location of the painful symptoms in the leg depends on where in the lower back the sciatic nerve is being compressed.

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Healing Dysmenorrhoea (Painful Mense) with Acupuncture

Han Sung Min, Senior Acupuncturist at Pure Healthcare in Albany shares this article on the benefits of using acupuncture in treating common women’s health conditions.

Dysmenorrhoea = Dys – painful, meno – month, rrhea – flow. The goal is to relieve the pain and balance the hormonal system to achieve balance.

Painful menstruation can be treated very effectively with acupuncture, and Han has had many successes with treating the women he has worked with in his 12 years of clinical practice. He has treated women who have suffered with painful menses for years, and then had relief through Acupuncture.

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Skin disorder treatments with Acupuncture

Han Sung Min, Senior Acupuncturist at Pure Healthcare in Albany shares this article on the benefits of using acupuncture in treating common skin conditions.

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Research has shown that Acupuncture can increase circulation to improve immune function of the skin, accelerate healing to restore healthy tissue, and increase collagen formation to maintain firm skin.
Conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, wrinkles,or aging skin,respond well to Acupuncture treatments. These treatment focus on the root of the disease by taking the health of the whole body into account.

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Four Best Types Of Massage For Runners

As someone who normally is not a runner, I am becoming one as I train for this year’s Auckland half marathon. Through this time, I have noticed certain things from the way I run to how my mind operates as I train. I have become more aware of my body and in turn more consistent in getting treatment so that I can keep going injury free. I can say that I am practicing what I preach and I’m thanking myself for it!

It is vital to know that each individual will require individual treatment, meaning that no treatment is exactly the same for anyone. You will need different types of massage at different times. Here are some examples:

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