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Dr. Jim Yates, Doctor of Chiropractic

Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I head the team that provides Chiropractic and Acupuncture services to the Auckland area. We have the largest, state of the art facilities in all of New Zealand. My diverse training in the USA gives our facilities a unique and broad based approach to diagnosing and treating your problems.

Dr. Jim Yates, Doctor of ChiropracticI was first introduced to chiropractic after injuring myself in the gym in the mid-1980s. I already had a Bachelor of Science degree so it wasn’t long before I was enrolled in the chiropractic program at Life Chiropractic College West in San Francisco. Four years later I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Before immigrating to New Zealand in 2004, I practiced in Northern California for many years; covering the full gamut of healthcare from wellness to headaches, back aches, non-surgical management of disc herniations, whiplash/car accidents and various work-related injuries.

After leaving California I spent a year volunteering my services at the Prince Williams Hospital in Vaavau, Tonga. While there I was given the opportunity to assist in over 60 major surgeries and perform hundreds of procedures in addition to the Chiropractic services I provided to the Tongans. This has given me a unique perspective to health care that few Chiropractors have been able to obtain.

Having fallen in love with New Zealand, I am now a citizen living in Parnell. For three years, I was full time faculty member of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Since I hold the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) qualification in Physiotherapy in the USA, I use a combination of soft tissue work, massage, heat, ice, stretching, gentle specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, exercise programs, Spinal Decompression Therapy both Flexion Distraction and Inversion Therapy & TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). We also refer as necessary to other health care providers to get the best results possible given your personal situation.

Dr. Gary Blythe, Chiropractor

Dr Gary was first introduced to chiropractic at age 13 for relief of headaches. After a successful career in computers working with many hospitals and private corporations and seeing the health problems people faced, his interests transferred to health and longevity. From the early 90's his chiropractic journey has continued working in Melbourne, Gold Coast, through to today working in Auckland for the biggest chiropractic group in New Zealand, heading up the Botany office to deliver fantastic results for families and the community.

Dr Gary specializes in finding the source of the problem, designing correctional care programs based on rehabilitation to optimal outcome, with over 20 years experience in the industry and excellent results he can help you achieve the highest quality of health and wellbeing.

Young Won Kim (Sky), Registered Acupuncturist (NZRA), ACC Provider

I received my BSc in Acupuncture and TCM from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is a traditional treatment method that was refined through thousands of years. Traditional chinese Medicine is aimed to deal with pain and health issues that occur in the human body due to disharmony. My goal is to help people get rid of the pain and discomfort by restoring the balance of the internal and external factors in the human body.

Dr. Chris Kim, Chiropractor

I moved from South Korea to New Zealand at the age of 11, during my teenage years, I suffered from chronic back pain particularly while studying. While the medical doctors could not solve the problem, I was introduced to chiropractic by a family friend. Through chiropractic care as well as making lifestyle changes my health recovered greatly, even while representing Macleans College in National Weightlifting Tournaments.

Ever since I have been fascinated by the benefits of long term chiropractic care, the body's wellbeing and healing ability, and delivery to the public health care system, which look after my community. After finishing my Health Science Degree, majoring in Public Health at Auckland University. I felt the best way to serve my family, friends and community was in Chiropractic care. So I went on and completed the 5 year degree which included a two year internship at the World Renowned New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Today I have joined the largest Chiropractic group in New Zealand working primarily in the Botany office of Auckland Chiropractors & Acupuncturists. I look forward to serving and helping the people in the eastern suburbs where I live and grew up, by providing the highest quality chiropractic care.

Sinchurl Youn (Sean), Registered Acupuncturist (NZRA), ACC Provider

Before imigrating to New Zealand 2002, I had various educational background and work experience in Korea. But I have grown up in oriental culture and it was quite natural interest about Chinese Medicine in my life. My son suffered from several diseases from when he was born and it drove me to study health science.

I received Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine in 2012 and I have been enjoyed working as an acupuncturist since then.

I am passionate about helping others and communicating the wisdom with them and also I love to share my life experiences.

 
 
 
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