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Acupuncture and Chinese herbs for Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome can often have symptoms similar to sciatica and both have as key notes symptoms inflammation. In Piriformis syndrome the piriformis muscle  presses on the sciatic nerve and is can be seen in runners and soccer players.There is also a higher incidence of piriformis syndrome in ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid becomes chronically inflamed and leads to primary hypothyroidism. Blood tests are used to determine the level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and other signs of Hashimoto's disease may include tiredness, sensitivity to cold, ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is another autoimmune disease that acupuncture may treat. The incidence of the disease is quite small effecting about one in seven thousand people. From a western medical scientific perspective, there is no cure and the treatment usually involves steroids that have a short limited ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is regarded as an autoimmune disease of no known cause. Some researchers suspect that some micro-organism may involved but this has been undetected so far.Ulcerative colitis may run in the families of those people with Crohn's disease and  it it is not understood why the incidence of ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing's Syndrome is due to excess secretion of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) by the pituitary or over prescribed ACTH such as in Addison's disease. There may be a number of symptoms including tiredness, fluid retention, muscular weakness and accumulation of fatty tissue around the shoulder ... Continue Reading >>

Public Talk on Acupuncture and Colds and Flu by Heiko Lade 30 June 2016

Heiko Lade will be giving a public talk on how acupuncture and Chinese herbs deals with colds and flu.The talk will be held at the Hastings Chiropractic Clinic 206 Charles St, Saint Leonards, Hastings 4120.All are welcome and the talk starts at 6:45 pm. Please ring 06 876 3666 to book your place.The ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Addison’s Disease

If the adrenal cortex is damaged and doesn't produce its hormones in adequate quantities,  it can result in  primary adrenal insufficiency known as Addison's Disease. Addison's disease can commonly occur because of the body attacking itself and hence is an  autoimmune disease. A condition known ... Continue Reading >>

Introductory talk on Acupuncture 19th May 2016

Heiko Lade will be giving an introductory talk on acupuncture at the Hastings Chiropractic Clinic, 206 Charles St, Hastings on Thursday 19th May at 6:45 p.m. The talk will begin with a brief introduction explaining the study involved in becoming an acupuncturist. The term TCM (Traditional Chinese ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture, Jing and Stem Cells by John Kennedy

Many patients ask me if acupuncture can help improve he constitution or be used to treat chronic type problems that may have a genetic predisposition.We ask John Kennedy, a practising acupuncturist and herbalist based in Masterton who has a specialist interest in this topic.John's contact details ... Continue Reading >>

2016 The Year of Monkeypuncture

Many patients ask me what significance the Year of the Monkey will have for their health and other life matters such as love, finances and travel. Chinese astrology has historically had a relationship with Taoism, a Chinese philosophy.Taoism is said to have flourished in the Han dynasty starting ... Continue Reading >>