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Dr. Sam Shay is duel-licensed as both an acupuncturist and chiropractor, with additional certification in functional neurology and Fitgenes Practitioners.

Get the time and attention you deserve: A capable and caring clinician, Dr. Shay gives approximately 1-hour appointments to his patients, giving them the time and attention they deserve to receive comprehensive care.

Dr. Shay typically treats several kinds of cases in his clinic: 

  1. Adrenal Fatigue
  2. Other stress-related issues, chronic diseases
  3. Supervised detoxification/cleanses
  4. Injuries (ACC registered)
  5. Degenerative/non-injury-based musculoskeletal issues
  6. Neurological cases
  7. Addiction cessation

1. Chronic diseases / issues

  • Adrenal fatigue & Hypo-/hyperthyroid.
  • Fibromyalgia/ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Endometriosis, Painful periods, cyclic headache
  • Sugar cravings, blood sugar control.
  • High blood pressure, palpitations.
  • Autoimmune affecting thyroid, joints, and skin.
  • Insomnia, 3pm energy crash.

2. Injuries (ACC registered). 

  • Neck sprain/strain & whiplash injury.
  • Low-back strain, mid-back and ribs strain.
  • Rotator cuff injury, strained shoulder. 
  • Forearm, elbow, wrists hand, & finger issues. 
  • Hip pain/strain. Pelvic joint strain. 
  • Dodgy knees, pulled hamstring, rolled ankle.
  • Plantar Fasciitis, shin splints.

3. Other musculoskeletal issues

  • Headaches (migraine, tension, hormonal)
  • Tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow.
  • Chronic joint and muscle pain.
  • Carpal tunnel? Think you have carpal tunnel? You may not. The pain or numbness in your hand might be a result from any one or combination of: 
    • An irritated nerve in your elbow (called “pronater teres syndrome”), or
    • Your first rib and collarbone crushing the artery and nerves going into the arm (called “thoracic outlet syndrome”), or
    • The nerves from your neck are stressed or inflamed from a misaligned/strained neck (Known as a C5, C6, C7, C8, and/or T1 radiculopathy).

4. Neurological concerns

  • Numbness or tingling in hands or fingers.
  • Sciatica or pain down the leg. 
  • Strange neurological conditions.
  • Foggy brain. 
  • Dizziness: 
    • Do you feel dizzy or see lights if you stand up quickly? 
    • If you see lights, call immediately. 
      • You may have adrenal fatigue that is very pronounced.

5. Chronic diseases / issues

  • Adrenal fatigue & Hypo-/hyperthyroid.
  • Fibromyalgia/ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Endometriosis, Painful periods, cyclic headache
  • Sugar cravings, blood sugar control.
  • High blood pressure, palpitations.
  • Autoimmune affecting thyroid, joints, and skin.
  • Insomnia, 3pm energy crash.

5. Addiction withdrawal/cessation: Dr. Shay’s unique cessation program combines acupuncture, neurology, and the Ten Points of WellnessTM

  • Food addiction, emotional eating, binging
  • Smoking 
  • Alcohol 
  • Video games (yes, this is probably the fastest growing addiction in the world).

If you have any of the above, an initial appointment with Dr. Shay may be right for you. Dr. Shay is very thorough and detailed with his patient’s care and they should expect one of the best initial assessments they’ve ever had about their health concerns. 

Initial appointment (1 hours includes):

  1. Detailed case history: Discovers the root causes of your health problems. 
  2. Detailed musculoskeletal/neurological exam: Assesses joint, muscles, and nervous system dysfunctions and how to correct them.
  3. ACC assessment, if injured: If you have been injured, you may file a new ACC claim in our office. A referral from your General Practitioner (GP) is not necessary to book your appointment. If you have a medical condition requiring a GP’s opinion, you will be referred to your GP for co-management. Dr. Shay strongly supports coordinated, integrative care amongst your team of health professionals.
  4. Treatment: Includes any combination of gentle chiropractic, neurological rehab, acupuncture, auriculotherapy, joint/muscle rehab, home exercises, and addressing the Ten Pillars of HealthTM, such as exercise, sleep, and dietary guidelines. 
  • Modular additional treatments/services/products
    • Brain balancing: Improving the balance of left-right brain dominance.
      • Brain Balancing is included in all sessions that include chronic/old injury musculoskeletal issues.
    • Supplements: As needed and/or recommended. Dr. Shay has extensive (15 years) experience in nutrition and supplementation. He always prefers the whole food option first before supplements. Prices vary based on supplements.
    • Functional medicine testing: Recommended for difficult chronic cases. Prices vary considerably based on testing required. Available functional medicine testing includes, but is not limited to:
      • Comprehensive thyroid panel (includes TSH, Free T4, Free T3, rT3, Ratios, TPO Ab, ATG Ab, TSH Rec Abs)
      • Female hormone panel (DHEAS, E1, E2, E3, Prog, Testo, Androst, Ratios)
      • Female 28-day cycle profile
      • Iodine testing (24 hour urinary collection)
      • Adrenal stress profile (DHEA’s (6am-8am), Salivary Cortisol (6am-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm)
      • Food Allergy Panel (95 foods, general or vegetarian, IgE or IgG or both).
      • Candida Antibodies (IgA + IgG Ab)
      • Male Hormone profile (DHEAs, E1, E2, Testo, DHT, Androst, Ratios)
      • Extensive Neurotransmitter profile (Seratonin, GABA, Dopamine, Noradrenaline, Adrenaline, Glutamate, Ratios)
    • Educational materials:
      • Dr. Shay’s educational CDs/DVDs.
      • Health magazines.
      • Nutritional pamphlets/brochures.
  • No-show fee (not cancelling within 24-hours): $40
    • Because Dr. Shay blocks out a significant amount of time for each patient, a “no-show” prevents other patients from being treated and greatly inconveniences the clinic. This ‘no-show” policy is enforced. If you have a reasonable cause for missing an appointment, Dr. Shay will reasonably waive the fee on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Those that repeatedly miss appointments shall be removed from Dr. Shay’s practice and expected to pay all outstanding fees, including no-show fees.
  • Payment types accepted
    • Preferred: Eftpos.
    • Not accepted: Cheques.
    • Credit cards will be charged additional 3% processing fee and processed via Paypal.
  • To book an appointment, please click the button on the upper right to book in a 15-min chat (no charge) to see if this type of clinic is right for you.