Focus and Specialties

Though I am a general practitioner, the following are topics that I have advanced study and extra training in…

Start at the top – Brain Health

I treat all head problems and potential problems. Currently recruiting persons with a history of Alzheimer’s or dementia in the family for an independent pilot trial. Interests and experience solving migraine puzzles, chronic sinus issues, whiplash and other head traumas such as concussion. Personal and professional interests of mine also include the many aspects of epigenetics in relation to the brain.


 

Some people in my field might say traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is valuable because of its history, because it has been practiced non-stop for thousands of years. But I disagree. It is valuable when it meshes with today, when a researcher establishes a link and we say, “right, TCM has been saying that for some time – only with different words”. Epigenetics or the effects from not just our environment and behaviours, but the environment and behaviours of our parents and grandparents, are clearly proving to affect us physically today. This is something traditional medicines have said since the beginning.

Genetics is the loaded gun, and behaviour is the trigger

When it comes to many diseases. I work to find those triggers and unmask hidden causes to many problems.


 

Going beyond pain or discomfort, I have found acupuncture and herbal medicines are increasingly helpful for greater cognition and memory impairment plus stroke recovery. I’ve linked with Alzheimers New Zealand, Tauranga branch, and currently am seeking funding for trials using acupuncture and/or herbs to improve cognitive functions. If you are between the ages of 30-60 and have a close relative who has been diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease or MCI and would like to be a part of contributing towards combating these illnesses, please contact me.

I’m  also linked to ABCD 1st, a Tauranga-based early childhood education group specialising in Autism and other brain disabilities. I am happy to work with you and your child in easing many types of brain-balancing. As a parent dealing with the ongoing needs of a child with disabilities, your health cannot be ignored either. I gladly provide treatments for stress relief and tension, sleep deprivation etc.

A cognitive questionnaire will be available soon. If you would like to complete a short one regarding brain health please check back soon. Thanks.

acupuncture treatment for Musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal

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Acupuncture Treatment Fertility and Menstrual Health

Pregnancy and Woman’s Health

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Cancer Acupuncture Treatment

Cancer

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Acupuncture treatment for headaches and migraines

Headaches and Migraines

Acupuncture (TCM) Treatment for Headaches and Migraine Pain Head pain. Who hasn’t experienced it? Too many of us experience it on a regular basis. This is upsetting! Medications today may help rather well in controlling pain and discomfort, but little to prevent recurrence. This is where I come in to unravel the ball of yarn and […]