Health Care Practitioners Give Support to Chch Recovery
PRESS RELEASE 28 October 2013
Health Care Practitioners Give Support to Christchurch Recovery
Click for big version.
Heal Christchurch is taking place as an event, running over two days in November as gift of free health care for the people of Christchurch and Canterbury.
For the weekend of Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013, a group of over 20 health care practitioners are volunteering their time and expertise to support the people of Christchurch in their recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. The venue is the conference centre of the YMCA Christchurch – Hereford Street and all ages, including families are welcome.
All appointments are one on one with a therapist and take around 30 minutes. Many of the therapists are travelling from throughout New Zealand and Australia and each are professionals in the fields of chiropractic, naturopathic, therapeutic massage and herbal medicine. Their focused support is on the management and relief of stress related illnesses; headaches, anxiety, insomnia, depression and mood swings.
The inaugural Heal Christchurch event took place in March 2012, at the Geodome on Hagley Park where over 70 practitioners tended care to approximately 1100 people, with a follow-up survey indicating that 93% benefitted from the event. The organisers of this event which runs under a charitable trust are today convinced the needs of the people of our city are even greater than in 2012 and are coming together once again to offer their help.
The stresses of daily life are made even greater as Christchurch manages the challengers of exhausting network of road works, the ongoing resettlement of homes, jobs and schools, along with the constant changes of what were familiar landscapes and community environments. Insurance issues for rebuild and repairs still dominate many households with couples and family relationships relentlessly tested.
Many of the practitioners attending Heal Christchurch are Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) trained. NET is a mind-body technique that can help find and correct abnormal physiological patterns that develop as a consequence of significant traumatic events. These patterns emerge at times of great or prolonged stress, such as those caused by the Christchurch earthquakes. Sleep disorders, body aches, digestive upset, mood swings, depression and anxiety are typical of the dysfunctional symptoms that can occur.
Key Sponsors for the event include Red Seal, NET Australia and Alexanders. Further support is acknowledged for contributions by Blackmores, Loveday Chiropractic – Nelson, The Little Printing Company, Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and the YMCA Christchurch.
Appointments for you, your family or your friends can be made today online through www.healchristchurch.net.