Advice from our osteopaths

Welcome to our advice blog, these articles are written by your osteopaths here at Stillpoint Osteopaths to show where cranial osteopathic treatment can help, as well as educate on general health.

NASAL BREATHING

It looks like when we breath through our nose and we are exposed to something foreign like viruses, the cells in the front of the nose go wow we have an unwanted guest. Once the unwanted guest is detected then these cells release exosomes little fluid filled sacs. These fluids

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Coronavirus and supplementation regimes

Advice from John MacGillivray of Total Health, Mt Eden: As you are all probably aware by now, the novel Coronavirus named CoVid19, has been taking the world by storm with its highly contagious nature. Symptoms for healthy individuals are fairly mild by all accounts. The people most at risk are

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Stillpoint Osteopaths COVID-19 Protocols

To all our patients we would like to extend in advance our gratitude to you for working with us to keep all our patients and workers safe. We want to offer you the best possible service and osteopathic care during this event. Please read further to see how osteopathy can

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CHRISTMAS HOURS 2019

We will be open several days between Christmas and New Year to provide care to those who need it. Slots are limited, so make sure you book yours now! Pro tip: If you’re having trouble getting an appointment, why not go on our active and efficient wait list? 🙂 CHRISTMAS

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Triggers For Headaches

If you have had your headaches for a long time. I suspect that you will know what your triggers are. What is a trigger? It is an aggravating factor or something that you know will set off your headaches. Your GP or other health professional may have at times asked

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When should I visit my GP about my headaches?

I believe a headache is one symptom that often patients don’t go and chat to their GPs about. On questioning, it almost becomes part of their normal day-to-day life, is only mentioned if the headaches are really debilitating. However, headaches can be a symptom of other conditions. I thought it

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Some less commonly known causes of headaches

Gastrointestinal Function: Nowadays we are becoming more aware of our gut function and how important it is on many levels for our health. So guess what, some headache sufferers also have gastrointestinal issues. Research has shown that there is a higher prevalence of headaches in those with gastrointestinal reflux, constipation

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Headaches and Osteopathic Approach

Can osteopaths evaluate my headaches? Yes is the short answer ,and if the headache picture is of concern or requires more extensive investigations, they also know when to refer you on. Osteopaths are Primary Health care practitioners who have been educated in the assessment of headaches. They have the skill

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Reflux in Infants

Does my baby have infantile reflux? What is making my baby irritable not feed properly or have sleep difficulties? As a parent you speak to other parents of new-borns, your parents, friends and everyone has a diagnosis and an opinion to what is causing what in your baby. Babies cannot

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WHEN DOES YOUR BABY OR TODDLER NEED OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT?

Stillpoint Osteopaths have the skills that allow us to safely assess and manage babies, toddlers and children through their developmental years. What might show you that your baby could do with an osteopathic consultation: 1. Can your baby turn their head both ways well? We often have parents bringing in

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Birth Issues and Osteopathy

The delivery of our babies is often a memorable time. The birthing process itself is filled with many challenges to navigate and sometimes the process is amazing and sometimes it doesn’t quite go to plan for either mum or baby. Osteopaths can gently assess both baby and mum to check

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Breastfeeding and Osteopathy

Breastfeeding has many benefits for your developing baby that many systems have been put in place to help support mothers who want to breastfeed, to have a positive experience. However, when things don’t quite go to plan there can be a significant emotional toll on mum and family, physical discomfort

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