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Mental health advice for coping after a traumatic event.

The Ministry of Health has developed two resources with 1737 to assist those in mental distress as a result of the traumatic event in Christchurch.
This resource is currently available in English and Arabic. The Ministry is working to translate these documents into multiple languages and this page will be updated as translations become available.
If over the following days and weeks, distress or stress symptoms are escalating, or you feel you are not coping, early access to help and professio…

Flu Shots 2019

Did you know that one in four New Zealanders are affected with influenza each year?
The 2019 influenza season is upon us and Helios Integrative Medical Centre  is here to help you prepare. Flu shots can be booked through our reception or you can ask your GP or nurse if you’re already scheduled to attend the clinic.
Annual influenza immunisation is the best protection you can get. Following national guidelines, we especially want to immunise those most at-risk of complications:

Wait Times For Practice Visits

Dear Patients,
Based on recent patient feedback, we are trying to reduce the time you have to wait to see your GP or Nurse. In order to do this we need to run to time.
If you have more complex issues than we can help with in our 15 minute appointment slot, you may need to book an additional appointment so we can help you thoroughly.
Please note that we will always do our best to address your health concerns in the time available.
Thank you for your support.

The Team at Helios

Yoga Has Durable Benefits in Ulcerative Colitis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with ulcerative colitis who practiced hatha yoga for 12 weeks experienced reductions in disease activity and improved quality of life and mental health in a randomized controlled trial, and the effects persisted for at least three months after the end of the intervention.
Reporting their findings in a poster at United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week in Vienna, Dr. Jost Langhorst of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and colleagues say yoga can…