Week two has ended and it has been a good week. I was adjusted via toggle which is an upper cervical technique that was founded by BJ Palmer. My 2nd cervical vertebra was not aligned with the one below. This has limited my amount of motion in my neck for years. After having it adjusted, I have had full range of motion once again and no tension in my neck.
We started to learn orthopedic tests this week and what the positive finding indicate. It has been very interesting and I’m enjoying it. Neuroanatomy is exciting, there is so much information that is being tossed at us, but it is amazing learning about our body. Currently we are going over the embryology of the brain and spine. It is amazing that a cell goes through changes and develops into a living child or animal. Simply amazing.
We have been learning some more setup adjustments which has been enjoyable. I am having to learn how to truly find the atlas and its transverse process which is not easy. I have tried on three people and have not been able to distinguish it from the muscles and tissues that are within the neck. Dr. Conolly is able to find it and then show me where it is on people, but I can’t distinguish it. It is going to be a process to learn it. It will be good though.
I have been learning about the Gerson Institute this week as well as orthomolecular medicine. I encourage everyone to take a minute and learn about them. I feel that as humans, we have the tendency to want things to be more difficult than they truly are. We are less likely to accept something that is simplistic and beautiful to something that is complex and in my opinion ugly. We seem to believe what is fed to us and to throw any new information out. I heard a quote from a fellow student that I liked and it went something like this, listen to all opinions and hold onto none except for those that ring true based upon research and pondering.
It is a new week starting tomorrow and I’m excited to see what it holds for me. I have two quizes this week and need to get into the cadaver lab to start reviewing the main arteries and veins in the body. I enjoy learning about the body and all of its amazing abilities. It is hard to think that I was afraid of working on a cadaver. It is a true amazing experience and makes me appreciate who we are even more as children of God.