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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Chiropractic: A “Hidden Cure” For Your Migraine?

The cause of migraines is still somewhat a mystery. Scientists have found a number of factors at play in regard to these often very severe headaches. However, the best first step is to prevent migraines by discovering the triggers that bring them on and avoiding them. The common dietary triggers are wine, stress, and chocolate However, there’s an extremely common migraine trigger that may just surprise you. It involves tiny knots of muscles in your neck, called myofascial trigger points.

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Does a Blood Test Show a Chiropractic Adjustment Heals Beyond Correcting the Subluxation?

A new article in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy April 2014 shows that spinal manipulation causes an increase in neurotensin, oxytocin, and cortisol immediately after the adjustment. The study took 30 asymptomatic volunteers and put them into lumber, thoracic, and cervical manipulation groups. Each group had blood drawn before, immediately after, and then 2 hour after a spinal adjustment. The neurotensin and oxytocin were increased in all three groups, and the cortisol was increased with cervical manipulation.

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Proof Chiropractic Lowers Stress, Raises Wellness

It’s well-known that chiropractic is effective for a variety of pain conditions, but over the last few years, more and more studies have found that chiropractic can also help us improve our overall health. Some of these recent studies have shown that chiropractic can alter immune function, affect heart rate, and even reduce blood pressure. A 2011 study from Japan suggests that chiropractic may have an even bigger impact on your body than you think.

Stress is an incredibly important indicator of health, and if there’s one thing that will kick your immune system into overdrive, it’s chronic spinal pain. Scientists in Japan sought to see whether chiropractic could alter stress levels in 12 men and women with neck pain. To understand how chiropractic impacts anxious emotions, you could ask patients to report their changing moods before and after treatment. But scientists in Japan wanted to get a more objective picture of how chiropractic adjustments impact the nervous system, so they use PET scans to monitor brain activity and salvia samples to track hormone changes.

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Men’s Health A Holistic Approach

Every man has his own unique life and health challenges. You are husbands, dads, sons, brothers, colleagues and mates, with a health history as diverse as your lifestyle. No single treatment can be used exclusively to help manage a particular ailment in a particular man. Personalities, lifestyles and age can all require a different response. That is why we at Pure Healthcare conduct a thorough investigation into the health and life history of each man before offering recommendations for treatment. However, there are some basics that will help any man live a healthier life. So, here are a few tips for achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellbeing:

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How do you go from this…………and this…to this!

Golf Health Quiz

Have you suffered with sore and stiff joints and muscles on the golf course?

Do you find that you feel better after visiting your favourite sports clinician only to find that a few days or weeks later the symptoms return?

Are you concerned about taking anti-inflammatory medicines on an ongoing basis to manage the pain in your muscles, tendons and joints? Especially as they are only treating the symptoms of pain and not the underlying cause?

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Helping Young Man Chase Sporting Dream

Ultimately this has meant that he has very limited movement in right foot and ankle. As you can imagine, having a right leg that is 2cm short and an ankle and foot that don’t move much has had an effect on his hips and spine as well. As such, despite his youth, he has had recurring joint and muscle problems in his legs and spine. Despite this, Steve has attempted to stay fit doing the activities that he can do. Part of this had been to do Olympic-type weight lifting at the gym. Due to the inherent imbalance in his joints and muscles from the short leg and foot, the gym was potentially doing him more harm than good. So he had recurring low back pain, and other joint and muscle problems.

Then, in August of 2014 Steve presented to me on referral from his sister, for treatment related to his most recent bout of low back pain, which he had suffered with for over 18 months. I knew that I could help Steve, but that the results would likely be temporary. I also knew that Steve was not realising his full potential regarding his physical fitness, and that he need not continue to suffer with chronic joint and muscle pain.

Just a few weeks of Chiropractic care resulted in significant improvement in Steve’s symptoms, and he even had an increase in the size of his lower leg muscles

by 1.5cm! However, I knew that his symptoms were likely to return unless his faulty lower leg biomechanics were corrected and balanced. So I referred him to Dr Cherye Roche for a Biomechanical assessment and gait analysis using the GaitScan pressure plate system.

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Sports Chiropractic : A Drug Free Approach To Injury Care & Performance Enhancement

Dr. Cherye Roche, Clinical Director at Pure Healthcare NZ, and member of the NZCA Sports Council explains: “Athletes appreciate that Chiropractic is an excellent addition to drug free injury management, and peak performance. This is especially true with regard to neuro-musculoskeletal problems in the spine and extremities.” A recent New Zealand study suggests an improvement in proprioception of arm movements after subjects receive a Chiropractic adjustment to the cervical spine[1]. This can enhance performance in sports such as cricket or squash where awareness and control of the bat or racket are critical. Another benefit being researched is enhancement and proper functioning of core abdominal muscles, which are also vital for sports performance2.

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The Auckland Marathon Is Only Six Months Away!

The definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting a different result.”

So, you’ve had some treatment, rested, done the rehab, used the “anti-flam”, tried to train smarter, BUT as soon as you are back to full training – WHAM – the injury recurs and you are back for more treatment. Sound familiar?

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Chiropractic: a proven alternative to back surgery

Updated on January 28th, 2014

The National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) recently confirmed what the chiropractic profession has known for over 100 years. Patients who see a Chiropractor for back pain are far less likely to require back surgery. There is significant hope for full recovery through treatment with a doctor of chiropractor – versus going through invasive back surgery.

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Osteoarthritis: Effective treatments to keep you moving!

Consider these facts about ARTHRITIS:

Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in New Zealand
More than 500,000 people are affected by arthritis during their lifetime
25,440 New Zealanders will not be able to work this year due to arthritis
Women get arthritis more than men
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis – and is NOT hereditary
Sports and other injuries can lead to osteoarthritis due to joint instability
According to Arthritis NZ over 300,000 New Zealanders are living with osteoarthritis
Your Doctor of Chiropractic can do a lot to help you cope with arthritis easier

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