Pain and Inflammation – how chiropractic and acupuncture can help

Is poorly managed pain and inflammation slowing you down and impairing your quality of life? The feeling of pain is your body’s way of telling you that there is inflammation present. Inflammation is associated with the classic symptoms of pain, redness, heat and swelling. It frequently accompanies injury and tissue trauma, such as sprains, strains, […]

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Massage Therapy, what is it all about?

Are you a massage junkie, or have you never had a massage before?  Swedish Massage, Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage????  What on earth are these styles of Massage Therapy?   Many people have misconceptions about what a Massage Therapist does and what happens during a massage.  Let’s try and cover some of […]

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Acupuncture, how does it work?

Almost everyday I will get a new, (and sometimes old), patient that asks, “How does acupuncture work?” Then I have to explain to the patient that to answer that question is not as easy as a + b = c. Under our western understanding, the way acupuncture works borders with the esoteric to the religious, […]

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Headaches, could Chiropractic help you overcome your headaches?

You’ve been having problems with headaches.  No amount of Panadol seems to lessen the pain.  You very well may need to visit a chiropractor.  Don’t let this alarm you.  There are thousands of people that visit a chiropractor each and every day.  They all get relief from a number of conditions.  Here we’re going to […]

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Working out the cause of headaches and migraines

Neck Pain and Headaches is what we treat every day at Quay Health.  It is estimated that 25% of the population will have recurrent severe headaches. Last week we had a new patient come in to see us at Quay Health, we will call her Claire.  Claire is a 45 year old executive who works […]

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Acupuncture, stick out your tongue, please

Usually when you go to the Doctor with a sore throat the Doctor will put on some gloves, pull out what looks like a huge paddle pop stick, get you to open your mouth and stick your tongue. The Doctor will then press the tongue down, make you say, “ahhh” and look at your throat. […]

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Virtual Gastric Banding – Regain control of your eating habits

Do you constantly deny yourself certain foods, only to find yourself eventually caving in and then feeling like a complete failure, again and again? Would you like to be able to trust your own body signals and know the difference between real hunger and head hunger? Do you wish you could stop “eating your feelings” and […]

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Pregnancy Massage, the glowing benefits of pamerping yourself

While pregnancy is an amazing time in a women’s life, with a new life growing inside of her and her body doing amazing things.  It is also a time of discomfort, aches and pains for many women as her body adapts to the extra weight and fluid plus hormones such as relaxin make everything wobbly […]

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Diets Don’t Work

All diets are based on food restriction in many different variations but nonetheless – restriction is the norm. In a recent article featured in the journal Scientific American , August 2015 author Charlotte Markey points to recent studies which have consistently revealed that dieting leads to weight gain. Yes, weight gain. Why is this so? The unconscious […]

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To Run or Not to Run

To Run or Not to Run? How often have you walked past a runner and wondered whether they should be running or not? I often see parks full of runners and wonder why these people are running themselves towards a premature knee or hip replacement. Quite frankly, some of these people should have sought professional […]

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Mastering the Master Hormone

Oestrogen is essential for healthy female reproductive function. This hormone plays a part in every stage of a female’s life – from early childhood development to puberty, throughout the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, childbirth and finally, through the menopausal years. Too many women suffer from symptoms related to having either too much or not enough oestrogen and accept it as a normal […]

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