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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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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Top 5 tips to improve asthma

an’t breathe? … It’s not fun, is it?

Many kiwis are affected by this chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), also known as asthma. In fact, one out of every seven children, and one in nine adults, suffer from asthma. If you are not affected by it, you’d likely know someone who carries an asthma inhaler or two in their bags.

It can come on suddenly due to the inflammation and mucous build-up in the airways, causing shortness of breath, coughing and even inability to breathe (which can be life-threatening!).

Asthma can be caused by many factors, but it can usually be categorized into two groups; extrinsic and intrinsic.

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Eczema: 5 Common Mistakes

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a condition that is rather familiar in New Zealand. Up to 20% of Kiwi kids are affected by it, and adults to a lesser degree.

It is itchy. It is painful. It is annoying. It can be an excruciating, traumatic, and debilitating experience. I know, because I have been there myself. I also know that you can end up being stuck in a vicious cycle of steroids and antibiotics, which often provides temporary relief, but the eczema comes back with a vengeance. Then you decide to go all natural. But Dr. Google has over 600,000 solutions to your problem. What do you do now? Where do you start? What information can you trust?

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5 simple steps to achieve your health goals!

5 simple steps to achieve your health goals!

Have you ever felt like your New Year’s resolutions slip away from your mind after several months into the year? Does this happen every single year and you feel like you aren’t achieving your goals?

In this article, we discuss the missing component of your New Year’s resolution list… Health.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Habits by: Nirmala Raniga

Sleep is critical for good health and well-being. However, due to our busy lifestyles, millions of us do not get enough sleep—a problem that can lead to lack of attention, irritability, digestive issues, poor judgement, and drowsiness during the day.

Sleep deficiency has also been linked to more serious physical health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, immune deficiencies, increased risk of heart disease, depression, suicide, and risk-taking behaviours. Therefore, getting good, restful sleep can improve both physical and mental health, enhance our quality of life, help us learn more efficiently, and enable us to lead safe and responsible lives.

Our Doshas, or Mind-Body Constitutions

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Spiced Turkey Burgers

Serves 6

Prep time: 20 to 25 minutes

Total time: 20 to 25 minutes


1 small onion, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 1/2 pounds /+-680g ground turkey

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