Over the Christmas/New Year period Sage Health will be open Wednesday to Friday (bookings essential!) so if something goes askew on your day at the beach & you're in need of a chiropractor ...we'll be here, and if you want to start 2017 with your best foot (whole body) forward we'll definitely be here. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working together with everyone to enjoy wonderful health in the new year.
We will be closed 24-27th December , OPEN 28th-30th, Closed 31 Dec-2nd Jan, and OPEN AS NORMAL from the 4th January
Bookings Essential - Call 03 528 8709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As chiropractors we frequently see people in our practice suffering from headaches that are alleviated quickly and effectively with Chiropractic Care. Headaches and Migraines, like many other conditions, are a sign of dysfunction in the body that should be assessed to determine what is causing them and then be treated accordingly.
Studies published in international scientific journals over the last two decades have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in alleviating headache, migraine pain and other health issues that arise from neck and back issues.
A paper published in the European Journal of Neurology in September 2016 was the latest in a series of papers to confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic health care in treating people with migraines. The study of 104 people in Norway found that Migraine symptoms were substantially reduced as a result of chiropractic treatment.
Numerous other studies have also demonstrated the effectiveness of chiropractic care in relation to migraine pain. An Australian study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy in February 2000 also demonstrated the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine pain. The Macquarie University study analysed the responses of 127 volunteers who suffered from migraines aged from 10 to 70 years. The researchers found that more than 80% of people who were treated with chiropractic care reported an improvement in migraines.
Chiropractors have five years of university training to enable them to correctly assess and determine what is causing an individual’s headache – whether the problem is a serious condition in need of medical attention or whether it is treatable with manual therapies. Chiropractors are trained in techniques to alleviate pain related to alignment of the back and neck and it is really important to seek diagnosis and treatment from health professionals with comprehensive training in this area.
As part of World Spine Day (October 16th), the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) is urging the nation’s baby boomers to take care of their spines as a key part of their regular healthcare regime and help reduce the future need for a massive increase in healthcare costs.
The New Zealand Chiropractor's Association explains: `A growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care may slow the rate of functional decline as you age, preserve your autonomy, improve your well-being and reduce accidents1. It could also save New Zealand millions of dollars in the longer term.’
Could it be possible that your bathroom posture is affecting your health?
Could it be possible that toilets are a major player in constipation and haemorrhoids, and other health concerns that come from ‘incomplete evacuation’ of the colon.
Is it a crazy notion that our western culture of sitting on a toilet could in fact be playing havoc with our health?
So what on earth does a unicorn have to do with any of this?! ... Watch on and see!
Tangy and delicious, homemade Sauerkraut is a living probiotic food that has remarkable healing properties. The natural lacto-fermentation process preserves the food and nutrients, breaks the food down to a more digestible form, increases the nutrient profile, and offers an array of probiotics that are formed in the fermentation process. The main by product, lactic acid, not only keeps vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine...
One of the main structural features that make humans unique is our feet.
With 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 ligaments and 200,000 nerve endings the human foot is a complex system of springs and levers. How your foot functions has a huge effect on the biomechanics and function of your whole body.
Shoes are commonly seen as a necessity to help hold your feet in the ‘right’ place and to change biomechanics. But what if the human foot is not broken by default, but perfectly designed? What if this complex system is not just designed to move, but needs to move?
If I ask how much you moved this week, I’m guessing that your mind will jump to - did you go to the gym, play sport, go for a run or do an exercise class like yoga & how often. But those activities, even for the most exercise-oriented among us, makes up a very small portion of all the hours in our week.
Perhaps you spent an hour every day dedicated to exercise – that’s 7 hours this week out of a total of 168 hours - approximately 4% of the hours in your week.