How does sleep posture affect our brain health?

SLEEP POSTURE AFFECTS SPINAL AND BRAIN HEALTH ­ NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES FURTHER EVIDENCE OF CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS.

Good sleeping posture may be more important for overall health than previously thought, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA). New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience earlier this month, shows that body posture may affect the efficiency of the brain and spinal system’s waste clearance. The research suggests that sleeping on your side may be better for your brain and the health of your spine. To read more, click here.

If you would like to learn more about this for yourself or a family member, please call reception on 09 623 1578 for a complementary appointment to discuss any concerns and discover if chiropractic, acupuncture or massage therapy will be beneficial for you.

How does exercise influence our brain?

According to the World Health Organisation, up to 60% of the population do not achieve the recommended 30 minutes a day of moderate physical exercise. Accordingly, the prevalence of many physical health problems are skyrocketing and the western population is experiencing what is known as the “obesity epidemic”. The physical problems associated with lack of exercise are not the only concern. Physical activity has repeatedly been shown to influence psychology and neurology. Studies in this area suggest that exercise significantly improves cognition (thinking), decreases stress and anxiety, improves self-esteem and decreases depression. To read more about this article, click here.

Welcome to Kimi, our new receptionist!

After being with us for 2 years, Rose is moving on into a different part time medical reception role. This will allow her more time to focus on pursuing her artistic career. To keep up to date with her completed paintings and upcoming exhibitions, check out her wesbite- www.rosannecroucher.com or facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/artrosannecroucher
We are very sad to see her leave, but wish her all the best with her artistic pursuits!
Our new receptionist Kimi will take over reception from Wednesday to Friday and is looking forward to meeting everyone!

 

If you are experiencing back pain or neck pain please call reception on 09 623 1578 for a complementary appointment to discuss your concerns and find out if chiropractic, acupuncture or massage therapy will be beneficial for you.

Why do my muscles ache after exercise?

It’s normal to experience muscle pain after exercising if it’s been a while since you were active or performed a certain movement. This type of pain – called delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS – generally develops several hours later and exacerbates over the next few days. Read more.

If you are experiencing back pain or neck pain after exercise and you are concerned about it please call reception on 09 623 1578 for a complementary appointment to discuss your concerns and find out if chiropractic, acupuncture or massage therapy will be beneficial for you.

Clinic Closure Next Week

Aaron Huang and Clarke Redshaw are away on leave the week beginning Monday 24th August. There will be no chiropractic or acupuncture appointments during that week. Normal hours will resume on Monday 31st August.

Massage appointments will still be available on Thursday 27th August as per usual.

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