I contacted the practice with a bad back spasm and following the initial consultation more underlying issues were identified. I have undoubtedly experienced improvement and no longer have pain in my back. I am more conscious and aware of my body. I feel supported and there is incentive to bring more healthful practices into my life. I am more alert and awake. It takes a while for those not used to gentle, subtle touch to get their heads around it because it is not a "silver bullet”.
|t has been an exercise of trust to go on this journey with Nicole. I believe that the empirical side of it gives it a really robust and meaningful angle, but I am always surprised by how the subtle work is so, so powerful. I am very grateful for her guidance in the process and I feel more powerful, less anxious and worried and I “bounce back” more quickly now. I love the integrated approach. It is great being treated by such a sensitive person.
I sought assistance for lower back pain which has significantly improved. Nicole was fantastic - gentle, caring and effective.
I experienced back pain which was making it difficult for me to move or perform every day tasks. Following adjustments with Nicole, I started doing core strengthening exercises, and… no more pain. Piggybacking on the resetting and realigning – it was easy to get into it and keep it going, so life’s great at the moment. Thanks for getting me on the road to healing ! - Ryan White
I consulted Dr Nicole Bernic with a stiff back, painful neck, headaches and an overall feeling of exhaustion. After 8 consultations, I am definitely more awake and alert. It feels like a fog has lifted from my brain.
Testimonial – Dr Nicole Puchner (April 2011 to August 2011)
After much convincing, from one of Dr Puchner’s previous patients, I made an appointment to
see the Doctor for my left calf & foot that was very painful and had been limiting my mobility for
My first consultation with Dr Puchner was to do an SRE Test which would establish how my
nervous system is working. I also completed a form giving the Doctor some information
regarding my day to day health and lifestyle habits.
Once Dr Puchner had completed the evaluation and explained the results of the test, we started
with a programme that involved daily consultations of 30mins each for the first week or so. Albeit that
my foot and leg were the reasons for going to see the Doctor, she explained that there were other,
underlying problems that may be influencing my foot and leg pain and that we would work on all those
areas over a period of time.
After a week or two, I started experiencing changes over and above the physical one’s that were as
a direct result of the Doctor’s manipulations / adjustments. I asked Dr Puchner about this and she
explained that because of the adjustments my central nervous system was “awakening” and starting
to work like it was supposed to.
I completely and utterly lost interest in smoking and quite easily tossed the packet in the dustbin without
looking back or having any craving whatsoever since I did that 3 months ago. I smoked, on average,
20-30 cigarettes a day.
From having 5-8 (perhaps more) alcoholic drinks every night of the week I now have 3-4 alcoholic drinks a
week, and sometimes nothing at all. Coffee was up at 10-12 cups a day and that too has dropped significantly.
Rooibos Tea seems to be more enticing now and I am working at upping the water intake on a daily basis.
Sleeping at night has improved significantly and I’m having a more restful sleep unlike before where I slept very
deeply for 2-3 hours and then lay awake and tossed and turned for the duration of the night. The sleep that I did manage was filled with very active and vivid dreams. I now wake up feeling more rested and like I can, actually,
cope with the day ahead without craving sleep all the time or feeling utterly exhausted.
Some years ago I developed a fairly severe eczema that was diagnosed by a Dermatologist as “Stress”
related eczema and I was told that I would just have to live with it for the rest of my life. I have also been
using a Cortizone cream on a daily basis, since then, to control the problem.
Within a few weeks of receiving treatment, from Dr Puchner and up until today, nearly 3 months later,
I am happy to say that I have had no eczema at all. That has been one of the major changes for me
and has certainly done wonders for confidence levels.
As Dr Puchner explained, right in the beginning, this is no “QUICK FIX”. It’s about taking the time to establish
why we have the problems we do and once we’ve done that, making a conscious decision to change the way
we do things to enable us to live a healthier, less stressed lifestyle.
It has been an on-going process and I now see Dr Puchner twice a week. The changes I have experienced
have been phenomenal and certainly positive as far as my health and lifestyle are concerned. I look forward to continued success and positivity and can only thank Dr Puchner for the “lifeline” she offered and for her continued guidance & support and of course medical expertise too.
The Caring Soul of a Doctor
Professionally prepared, she greets with a welcoming smile
Her voice adjusted to a listening tone
How precious it is to feel the care
Lacking judgement and offering solace
With a convincing compassion.
Unique she is, in a world of arrogant expertise.
A world lacking humility
And echoing the sounds
Of a runaway ego.
Learn from her
the way of caring connection,
Listen with purpose
For she weeps with wisdom
Thank you for caring
In a radiantly truthful manner
I see you
I hear you
I am lead to appreciate you
You have touched me
September 24, 2014
My first experience at a chiropractor ……………….
“The doctor of the future will prescribe no medicine, but will interest the patient in the care of the human body, in proper diet and in the cause of prevention of disease” – Thomas Edison
The exact description for Dr Nicole Puchner, a chiropractor, practicing from Doc A Work, 99 Michelle Avenue, Randhart, tel 0118691904, who restored my health and well being with spinal manipulation.
I was a strong and healthy person; I have not experienced a bout of flu or a cold in many years. Therefore, I don’t own any kind of medication not even a headache tablet.
In October 2013, I started experiencing a sharp shooting pain from my shoulder down into my arm, on the odd occasion, nothing to worry about. The pain started to happen more frequently and with more intensity. In February 2014, I seeked help from my GP, who suggested X-ray. The X-ray showed bursitis in my shoulder capsule and the GB prescribed anti-inflammatory tablets. As bursitis is an age-related condition, I just had to accept it and not use my arm unnecessarily. By April 2014, the pain was permanent day and night whether I used my arm or not.
I did not know that X-Rays do not reveal neither nerve nor the innate intelligence breakdown in our vertebral joint misalignments which interferes with the body’s functions and its inborn ability to heal and regulate itself e.g. a pinched nerve affects the health of the end organ, being my arm.
In desperation and agony, I visited Dr Nicole, who assessed and treated me. My left leg was shorter that my right leg which caused my shoulders to be crooked which caused the pinched nerve in my neck. The pain was already easier after the first treatment. In the second session, we discussed the underlying problem which was that the pinched nerve in my neck was just the symptom (the tip of the ice-berg) and the masking of many years of stress build-up affecting my nerves, aspiration and heart rate. A second treatment followed and I was just about pain-free, but still could not use my arm effectively. The best news was that this is all curable without surgery AND medication. What a bonus.
I have had many 15-minute treatments since. I have experienced that while Dr Nicole assesses my spine and then proceeds to manipulate my vertebrae joints with a passive manual massage to manipulate, adjust, stimulate and correct the non-firing nerves, sometimes using the “Torque Release Technique” tool. My arm is mending seemingly by itself.
In all these months, I have listened to Dr Nicole’s counsel by implementing a healthier diet, moderate exercise, postural advice, self-care strategies, relaxation and stress reduction recommendations. Most importantly – breath consciously, slowly breathe right down into the bottom of the stomach, hold and release to the count of 4 minutes, which helps to regulate and heal the body naturally.
Right now, I am about 90% repaired; permanently pain-free and I can use my arm easily and effectively.
I found Dr Nicole to be very professional and knowledgeable with a great capacity for compassion, care and gentleness, very direct in communicating, and instinctively knowing exactly how far to manipulate my spine or arm before I want to explode with pain. To Dr Nicole, my health is more important than my affordability, without the slightest hesitation, Dr Nicole adjusted the payment rates to suit me. The staff is friendly, helpful sympathetic and most accommodating. I wish I did not wait so long to get help.
For personal confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact me, Stephanie Tarby on 0824427323.
I had my 32 week visit with my gynae today and good news, my baby has changed positions. She has turned head down and her legs are in a normal position (not up in front of her face).
I like to believe that this was due to the work you have done so far, so thank you.
In close to 2 years it has been the very first time that someone has explained to me why I am getting my autoimmune disease and how I can overcome my problem. For the very first time I have hope of recovering and having a much better healthy life style.
Before I was always living in fear that something else would come along as no one ever took the time to explain why it is happening and possibly they don’t even know themselves why. If I never had the opportunity to go to Nicole I possibly would have had to deal with more problems as the doctors only ever treated the symptoms and didn’t look at the reason why it is happening.
Nicole is an absolute legend and I thank her for letting me have the peace of mind that I can change certain things to make me become healthier.