Thursday, 1 June 2017

Clinic open for Osteopathy and/or Acupuncture on Saturdays (including Queen's Birthday weekend)

For Osteopathy and Acupuncture, the clinic here is open Saturdays, including the Queen's Birthday weekend (Saturday 3rd June) if you can't make it in during the week.  Book on the usual way (ph  03 980 2425) or on the real time internet diary:

To find out more about Osteopathy you could look at

or perhaps look at:

If you would like to know about Acupuncture, you might want to see:

or perhaps:

Enjoy the long weekend.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Updated new Introduction to Osteopathy page

For an updated Introduction to Osteopathy page.  Discusses several conditions -  that may have a structural or anatomical component, e.g. muscle tension or joint restriction and/or misalignment  -  and as such may be treated with Osteopathy: e.g. headaches, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and jaw pain (including Temporomandibular joint, TMJ syndrome.

This page also mentions that Osteopathy can be used to treat pain from trauma or injury, as well as chronic pain, and pain from occupational stress and repetitive strain.  For more about this please see:

For more information about Osteopathy or to book an appointment, either phone 03 980 2425 or to book online go to:

Sunday, 9 April 2017

History of Osteopathy (page update)

On my recently updated History of Osteopathy page, I discuss the origins of Osteopathy and manual medicine, and the development of Osteopathy, beginning with its founder Andrew Taylor Still (1828 - 1917) and the origin of Osteopathy in America.

However, it was the arrival of John Martin Littlejohn, who studied with Still, and was then made Dean of the American School of Osteopathy, where he taught physiology. (Andrew Still's emphasis was more on anatomy) that was perhaps the most significant event in the history of Osteopathy, after the original work of Andrew Still.  Later, in 1913 Littlejohn returned to the UK, where he founded the British School of Osteopathy.  (Littlejohn was Dean of the BSO, where he taught Osteopathy continuously from 1915-1939).

On my History of Osteopathy page I then discuss how the curriculum of the British School of Osteopathy later changed, and how later, there developed modern variations of Osteopathy (such as Cranial Osteopathy and Visceral Osteopathy).

For more on this, you might like to read the History of Osteopathy page:

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