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Chronic Stress – The “Fight-or-flight” Response

We live increasingly fast paced lifestyles thanks to seemingly unending workloads, studying pressures, multiple commitments, and technology dependency. What implications does this have for the individual? As a Doctor of Chiropractic taking care of patients of all ages and walks of life, I am seeing many of them present with overstimulated nervous systems. In other words, they walk in with “stress”...
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Podium finish at the 2016 Singapore Marathon

The last pair of hands on me before a race is that of a Doctor of Chiropractic. It was no different leading up to last weekend’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. The result? A well fought race with the body functioning at maximum potential; emerging runner-up Singaporean was just a huge bonus. As a national athlete also juggling a full-time job (only until recently full-time gradu...
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New Chiropractor on board

4 years ago, one of our patients told us that he was keen in a career in chiropractic. Then off he went to Sherman College of Chiropractic (USA) (Dr Kelvin’s alma mater). Fast forward 4 years, he is now a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic in Singapore. Some may know him as the young man in the sports attire who ran back and forth our office when we were at Park Mall, or the national marathoner w...
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Why does my child need Chiropractic Care?

You’ll probably never see your five or six-year-old bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, “Oh, my back went out again.” Spinal degenerations and vertebral subluxations that cause that kind of pain will generally not appear in children – but it started there. Birth Trauma Natural childbirth has come to mean many different things, but for the purpose of this article let’s keep ...
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Less is good

It is not uncommon for some patients to ask, “ That’s it?” after receiving at their chiropractic adjustments. Some perceive their sessions to be similar to massage or physiotherapy and expect them to be as long. Chiropractic is different from other therapies in many ways. Unlike massage and physiotherapy, which target muscle groups, chiropractic works on the spine and nervous system. As such, t...
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Knowing when to calibrate, stop and rest?

As a chiropractor, I provide chiropractic care to sportsmen ranging from amateurs to professionals. Most of them come in with some form of injuries that produced discomforts. One challenge I face is having the individual to stop temporarily while receiving treatment and allow the body to heal. While it is important to have structured training and guidance, it is paramount to listen to the body....
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Why “Family”?

A patient asked me yesterday why my clinic is called Family Health Chiropractic Clinic. I thought this is an excellent chance for me to explain to anyone who cares to know. I personally believe that chiropractic is not just for someone with aches and pains. Chiropractic should be for the family. Chiropractic care should start from the time a person is conceived, i.e. while the mummy is pregnant...
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Our experience with Chiropractic

This marks the first entry to my blog as a doctor of chiropractic. I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to share my personal experience with chiropractic and how chiropractic changed the lives of my wife Joanne and I. Before I became a chiropractor, I was a CPA with a Big 4 accounting firm in Singapore. Joanne and I have been married for 8 years and you would think that for married c...
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