Dr Amber Lynch
I come from a line of woman who were always interested in natural remedies. My nana was an avid gardener and could name every single herb in a garden. My mum has always been interested in natural health and she thought outside the box when it came to our health. At a young age, she introduced us to chiropractic care and applied kinesiology. If I had a cold, I would seek treatment from natural medicine and AK. At around the age of 20 my mum, again wanting the best for me, encouraged me to do some personal work on myself in the form of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy has given me the opportunity to understand the power of my mind and emotions and how the development of certain beliefs could hold me back.
I started my career in nursing which I loved. This gave me the freedom to travel the world, work in multiple different specialities and have a great understanding of when and where medicine is truly needed. However, I knew that there was something more for me that aligned more with my values. After much soul searching, at the age of 31, I decided to return to complete a five-year degree in Chiropractic. During this time I achieved certification in applied kinesiology.
I am fascinated by the human body and how it works on a holistic level. For me, it is a privilege to be a part of peoples stories and to contribute to allowing them to lead a healthier life, gain a better understanding of themselves and to have a positive impact on their wellbeing.
I worked as a registered nurse for 11 years in Melbourne, London and New Zealand before becoming a qualified chiropractor. In this time I worked in many different specialities, including.
- Head injury rehabilitation
- Intensive care
- Day surgery recovery
I am very grateful for the time I spent as a nurse. It made me realise how much I appreciate caring for and being a part of peoples lives. It gave me great knowledge into what we can do as humans to support wellness before we get to a state of dis-ease and when to refer patients.
In 2011 I graduated with a Degree of Chiropractic during which time I also became certified in applied kinesiology. For the past eight years, I have been working as an associate chiropractor in Christchurch through to the conception of Centered Health in 2019. Over the past two years, I have been eagerly learning new techniques and tools which I am now bringing into my treatments.
I live in Christchurch with my husband Richard and my dog Coco. In my spare time, I love to run, walk around beautiful Hagley Park, learn about and indulge in natural skincare products, listen to inspiring podcasts, read, practice yoga, spend time with family and friends, travel and experience new cultures, eat yummy food, meditate and go to the movies.
I am a seeker of knowledge, whether that is through reading, podcasts or attending seminars, I hope to be a student for life.
Dr Allison Zietsman
I often get asked the same question “how did you decide to become a Chiropractor?” and the answer is pretty simple. From a young age I was introduced to chiropractic care. My family, from my grandparents down through the generations, grew up with chiropractic care as a staple in our health regime. Seeing, hearing and first-hand experiencing the immense impact chiropractic care can have on your health grabbed my attention and made me fall in love with what chiropractors do.
I view the human body as a master piece consisting of billions of microscopic parts delicately woven together, functioning in an organised manner and brought to life by a supernatural energy. Chiropractic treatment and applied kinesiology can have an immense effect on this delicate system, empowering it to heal itself and preventing it from being taken over by dis-ease. I view it as a privilege, to be granted the opportunity to play a role in, and be part of, so many people’s lives and their journeys to health and wellbeing.
I love treating the entire family from new born babies, Mums and Dads, right through to grandparents. I do have a special interest in children. Their honesty, emotional truth, and the way they live life to the fullest, enjoying every moment, brings me so much joy.
I am passionate about taking a holistic and natural approach to health. I believe if we give the body what it needs, take away that which is interfering and balance the energy, the body is capable of healing itself. Understanding how emotions can impact the physical body and vice versa allows me to treat my patients on all levels. I am also fascinated by the structure of the human body and therefore take great pride in helping my patients recover from injuries, surgeries and any other structural problems they might have. I am qualified in dry needling, an amazing treatment technique for neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
Although I have finished my degree, I know that I am a student of life and will never stop studying. Being part of the health profession means there is always more to be learnt, as knowledge certainly has no end.
I was born and raised in beautiful South Africa, and I speak both Afrikaans and English.
I recently moved to Christchurch with my fiancé and we love our new home. I enjoy being outdoors, whether it is going for a run in the park or forest, hiking, walking on the beach or hopping on my mountain bike and going for a ride. The positive effect of fresh air, sun and a little bit of sweat helps me to thrive. I love reading, painting, spending time with friends and family, new adventures, good laughs, cooking and baking, powerful quotes and of course delicious coffee.