Saturday, 25 March 2017

Osteopathy History and Osteopathy Principles - new pages soon. Also revisions to several acupuncture pages soon

Osteopathy Introduction, Osteopathy History and Osteopathy Principles -  new pages soon.

Just to let everyone know that I am working on new web pages for the Osteopathy Introduction and Osteopathy History page, and the Osteopathy Principles page.  These have been extensively revised and enlarged (with photos) and will be up on the www.christchurch-osteopathy-acupuncture website in the next few weeks.

There are also revisions to several Acupuncture pages: The Acupuncture Introduction page,
What Acupuncture treats, and The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture pages.  These pages still exist in their current (short) forms (What Acupuncture treats, Scientific basis of Acupuncture and the Acupuncture Introduction page) but the newer pages will be much larger, with more text and information.  I will post another update when these page revisions have been completed.

Meanwhile, you can still book an appointment from the site in the normal way (and all the pages are working)

And, of course, if you need to, you can still phone also:  03 980 2425 and 021 043 6282

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Christchurch Osteopathy Acupuncture website review. There will be some changes to some Osteopathy and Acupuncture pages in the next few weeks.

For the Christchurch Osteopathy Acupuncture website, there will be some changes to certain pages of the website in the next few weeks.  The website seems to be working well.  You may have recently noticed a few broken links, or pages that did not load -  but at the moment there don't appear to be any problems.

There will be a few minor changes to the content of a few pages, both for the Osteopathy and the Acupuncture chapters.  These changes are mainly to do with the conditions that Osteopathy and Acupuncture treats, and the Evidence base to certain conditions that Osteopathy and Acupuncture have been used for.  There is, of course, good Evidence-base, particularly for treating painful conditions, particularly using Acupuncture.  But one or two pages will shortly be updated.

So please bear with me if you notice any problems.  All seems good, but any glitches will be resolved in the next few weeks.  From looking at the site today, all the Osteopathy and Acupuncture pages seemed to be loading correctly.  I have always tried to keep the content of all the Osteopathy and Acupuncture pages as accurate, helpful and informative as possible.  However, I may need to make one or two minor changes.

Of course the booking system continues to work perfectly, and it is easy to book (or change) an online appointment (for Osteopathy or Acupuncture, or both) by visiting

Of course, you can still phone (on either 03 980 2425,  or 021 043 6282) and I am available to answer any questions you may have about your own condition, and whether osteopathy (or acupuncture) might be able to help.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

still some appointments left for Osteopathy and/or Acupuncture, this week. Then Monday 23rd January onwards

There are still some appointments left for Osteopathy and/ or Acupuncture today (11/01) Wednesday, Thursday (12/01) and Friday (13/01) before I go on retreat on Saturday.  Although Kaori and Daniel will be here to look after the dogs, I'll be away for a whole week.  Yes, I'm afraid I'm the same as everyone else and need a break sometimes!  And lots of yoga, qigong and meditation can be wonderfully restorative to recharge my batteries, as it were - so I can be at my best for giving osteopathy and acupuncture treatments (healing for the healer).

So, I know a lot of you are still away enjoying your holidays - and those of you back in the city back at work, might, hopefully find that it still a slow time and quieter with many people in holiday mode. But, there are of course, some people, who are working long hours in this, the silly season.

So if you need any restorative treatment to keep you going, or have had any unfortunate excessive excitement or mishaps on your holidays - and may feel the need for osteopathy or acupuncture treatment, there are still a few appointments left.

However, I'm not going to be back until Monday 23/01  (although, probably most of the other osteopath and acupuncture clinics are fully  open next week  - so I guess no worries).

If you need to book in, please book in the the usual way on (and check out the new website).  And yes, you'll notice a whole week blocked out from 14-22nd, so don't try phoning on that week, as I won't have a phone signal.  Kaori might be able to book your osteopathy (or acupuncture) appointment from Monday 23rd onward, but best book online, and see all the available osteopath appointments.

Enjoy the summer.
play happy.
stay safe.

Happy (long) holidays,

Friday, 30 December 2016

Happy New Year for 2017. Open again for Osteopathy and Acupuncture on Wednesday 4th January

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.  Open again for Osteopathy and Acupuncture from Wednesday 4th January.   Just in case you have any excess excitement or mishaps over the festive New Year period, or you find that an old injury or health limitation has resurfaced - and you may feel the need for some restorative osteopathy and / or acupuncture.

Best book online in the usual way:
and yes, you can still always phone on 03 980 2425 or 021 0426282

Friday, 23 December 2016

Holiday Opening for Osteopathy and Acupuncture: open from Tuesday 27 December

Happy Christmas. Open again for Osteopathy and Acupuncture on Tuesday 27th.  So no worries if you are in pain, or have some mishap over the holiday fun season.  To book, best book online at  (and check out the new website for Christchurch Osteopathy Acupuncture, with lots of new photos and the modern website look, for the coolest osteopathy / osteopath / acupuncture website in town!  Tell me what you think).

And if you can't see any osteopathy / acupuncture appointment time available, on the day / time you need it  -  maybe you have a flight to catch  -  or your family's schedule is complicated  -  then you can still phone me on 03 980 2425  (don't worry, other people do, I'm used to it.).  Have fun, play safe.
Best wishes for the holidays,

Saturday, 17 December 2016

osteopathy and acupuncture appointments still available before Christmas

There are still osteopathy and acupuncture appointments available next week,  including a few after-hours and evening appointments, up until Saturday 24th.
So you can be in top form for your holidays (hopefully) free from any aches and pains.

And if Friday still seems a little way to go, and your work schedule, shopping and social calendar seem insanely busy, then of course, remember that osteopathy and acupuncture can also have that bonus of being wonderful for stress-management and simply slowing down and having that restorative 'time-out' hour or so, and perhaps a wonderful best night's sleep for a long time since you can remember..

To check the clinic calendar for all available osteopathy and/or acupuncture appointments - if you know you have a flight, or long-drive, and you back might benefit from a preventative 'tune up' for a hopefully pain-free holiday, and indulge in some 'me-time' before Friday, then check online:

And, yes, you can still phone on 03 980 2425

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Back from the UK. Clinic fully Open again for Osteopathy / Acupuncture

For anyone who is feeling the Spring Frenzy as the manic run up to the holidays approaches, with deadlines and trying to get everything done and completed.  So if you are in need of Osteopathy / Acupuncture and well-deserved maintainennce to get you through until the 24th, and the holidays  . . .

Just to let everyone know that I am now back from my annual November Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy study-trip and a rather wonderful meditation retreat in the UK.  And, yes, I missed all the excitement and shaking of our geologically unstable home here in the South Island.  My friends in the UK thought it was Christchurch, as Kaikoura was not mentioned as the epicenter of the quake on the initial News release.

And for those of you that heard about the Melbourne Pollen Acute Asthma episode, and how the hospitals were unable to cope that day,  well,  need I say more.  Perhaps you understand why I visit the UK in November (also pretty cheap flights  -  although, admittedly I do sometimes feel guilty about my carbon-footprint. Guess, flying on half empty planes helps a bit.)  Remind me never to visit my friends in Melbourne, or ever do any Osteopathy courses - well never in November anyway.

Anyway, the Osteopathy clinic here in Christchurch is fully open, as always, for Osteopathy and / or Acupuncture, including Saturdays, and Evening After-Hours appointments.   There will no doubt be that last minute rush, just before the holidays  (yes, I have a Family Holiday, and then another retreat booked in January, lucky me.)

So, of you do want to book in, then it's easy to book online:,  or just phone 03 980 2425

Should I say 'Season' Greetings' as the say for the Festive period in the Northern Hemisphere (soon mid-winter),  Well, the long summer break is almost here . . .