These are items
from Traditional Chinese Medicine which have
kept the Chinese people well for over 5000 years. Shen Nung, the father of Traditional
Chinese Medicine theorised that the body had an energy force running throughout it known
as Qi (roughly pronounced Chee). The Qi consists of essential life activities that include
the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects of life. A persons health is
influenced by the flow of Qi in the body, in combination with the universal forces of Yin
Chinese Medicine includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, diet, Tuina, which is
massage, and Qi Qong, which is treatment using energy techniques.
In 1994 Nick and I compiled The Huntingtons Scene in NZ,
the Huntington Disease website in NZ, now at its brilliant new address
It has been maintained and updated by Graham Taylor.
It includes information pertinent for NZ and is linked to the Canadian site for
information about HD.
have always caused me to tumble and fall after which I have to visit my Chiropractor, Dr Richard Cheyne. He finds and
adjusts the area of the body that is not working properly. He uses spinal manipulation. He
always asks Why has this happened? He does his diagnosis and suggests a dietary
supplement or whatever is necessary. He has always been interested in my HD and is
delighted with my bodys response to the EPA I take. He is constantly upgrading his
knowledge and is delighted to use it.
headaches made me look for a way to manage them a work colleague suggested I visit a Naturopath. She diagnosed food allergies, which
turned out to be dairy products. When I include dairy products in my diet I feel unwell
with flu-ish symptoms.
Naturopathic medicine, which is taught in NZ, includes Naturopathy,
Homoeopathy, Iridology, Bowen Technique, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Pulsing, Massage and
Reflexology. The Homoeopathic medicines used are prepared so
that they cause no side affects or addiction, making them suitable for treating children
and pregnant women.
For many years I have used arnica products, since a fellow ski club member
shared his advice, that it was great for bruises and sprains and strains. It has full
instructions on the tube. Arnica products are in most chemists.