I have been working for a chiropractor for about 3 months now. A lot of people call them witch doctors and other things. When I started doc gave me an adjustment my 2nd day. I had never had an adjustment because of my heath condition and I was a little frightened at first. However there is a huge difference between doc and "normal" chiros, he only adjusts the very first vertebrae. After my very first adjustment I felt drastically better. I know I have told you all this before.
I do have a point. The other night Doc took me to a CORE meeting. It is a group of SD chiros that get together and talk chiro stuff. They had a special guest speaker Dr. Fab Mancini, he is kind of a big deal in the chiro community. Anyway he talked to the group for over an hour and what stood out to me the most was when he said "you have to be OPEN to the possible." Now that can mean lots of things to lots of people.
In docs office we play videos for background noise. After a while they get burned into your brain. One part of this one video has testimonials from extraordinary patients. I experienced this with my own eyes: A 70 yr old man came in with his driver, his (much younger) wife and was walking with his cane. We did all the new patient stuff and Doc did an adjustment same day. (That doesn't usually happen, it is usually done on the 2nd visit) After the adjustment Mr. Man came out to rest in our Lazy Boys and he left his cane in the adjustment room. His wife was astounded! Their whole relationship he has used a cane for everything and after just one adjustment he is walking like he was 30 years ago. We have seen him since and he is still walking mostly with out the cane, it is more habit now and not functional.
I had never seen anything like it. I talk to patients every day and they say "Oh I feel 40,50,60,80% better" but this was the first time I have personally seen such an immediate drastic change in a patient right before my eyes. This is where I see the "Be open to what is possible" comes in. For my first few months I said the words, trained in the proper chiro answers, but now I can actually say I whole heatedly believe in it. You never know what is possible but you should be open to anything.