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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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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 ( 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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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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Infertility in men may decrease with acupuncture

For a long time women have been the focus in the issue of fertility but we often forget the significant role that men play in order for couples to conceive.

About one in five couples have difficulty conceiving (1) and male partners are the cause in approximately 40-50% of fertility problems. This is a growing issue as sperm and semen quality have decreased by 45% in the past 50 years. Causes of this decrease can be attributed to environmental toxins, alcohol, lifestyle and stress, to name but a few (2).

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can provide a great help to couples looking to improve male fertility. Research has shown that acupuncture improves sperm production and quality. In a 2002 study, the clinical effects of acupuncture on idiopathic (unknown cause) male infertility were investigated.

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Can Acupuncture Help Treat Your Running Injury?

Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. These injuries may occur for a variety of reasons, including improper training, lack of appropriate footwear or safety equipment.
The injuries are of two general types. The first type is called an acute traumatic injury. These injuries usually involve a single blow from a single application of force, like getting a cross-body block in football. The second type of sports injury is called an overuse or chronic injury. Chronic injuries are those that happen over a period of time. Chronic injuries are usually the result of repetitive training, such as running, overhand throwing, or serving a ball in tennis.

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Acupuncture for faster and stronger cycle performance

If you are looking for help in improving your cycling performance without drugs or surgery, acupuncture is a GREAT option for performance enhancement. Professionals, Olympians, and amateurs alike use acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to aid prevention and treatment of injuries, as well as performance enhancement.

Vincenzo Niabli, the winner of 2014 Tour de France was one of them. Niabli and his team had their own acupuncturist (1) with them on tour.

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How to Lower Stress and Survive the Holidays

Modern technology is changing our lifestyle. Everything is done at a faster rate compared to days gone by. We expend huge amounts of yang energy in our everyday lives to keep up with the rat race. When we want to accomplish something, we use yang energy. The holidays are very yang! They are high-energy, fast-moving, and filled with constant hustle and bustle.

Our bodies become stressed when there is an imbalance of yin and yang energy.

If we took time to listen to our bodies and to commune with nature we would restore and balance our energy.

The question that needs to be asked is “How can we maintain our yang energy level over the holiday season?” Acupuncture can increase your Yang energy and help you to have the stamina to enjoy the holidays with plenty of vitality.

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What can your pulse(s) tell you?

Can your pulse tell you something about your health? The answer is a resounding YES!

Most people relate taking your pulse with your heart rate and your level of exertion but in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) pulse taking is a diagnostic tool that reveals underlying medical conditions. TCM pulse diagnosis is a subtle complex skill that is honed over time by practitioners.

Life is a process of energy flowing, communicating in balance with nature. Your pulse is your body’s energy reflected externally.

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