WANDERING and SEEKING

Preludes

1975 – 1986

1975 | A Perfect Storm

– A spinal fusion in the lower back –
– A dental splint on the upper teeth –

Elements of
A PERFECT PATIENT STORM
in the world of the cranial Osteopath.

I was 24 years old when the storm began.

I invite you to accompany me
on a journey into the realm of medicine
without a map or a compass
– into the world of Unknown Diagnosis

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1977 Prognosis Protest

It was 1977. I was 30 years old

The diagnosis of degenerative disc disease
and a prognosis of all vertebrae fused
by the time I reached 50 was inconceivable.

Thus, my Seeking began.

Unknowingly I became a PROGNOSIS PROTESTOR! My prognosis was eventually annihilated by stumbling into the ‘Unknown’ with a cranial Osteopath.

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1978 | The Basket Case

During 1978, I quickly became a “Basket Case” within the dental community.

Craniofacial pain was triggered in a routine dental appointment: the dentist ground a tooth (equilibration).

This procedure unintentionally and instantaneously precipitated
a ‘lightening bolt’ of sharp pain
flashing through my face.

The benefits of cranial osteopathic oral treatment are astonishing, as I later discovered.

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1981 Serendipity and Providence

“What did you just do with my back?’ I asked my PT, sitting on her treatment table.
She told me she was learning interesting palpatory techniques with an osteopath. And thus she came to explain the cranial Osteopathic perspective of palatal motion.

This moment in 1981 changed my direction.
And thus began my first steps down the
“Road Less Traveled”.

Intuitively, I knew this was my Truth.

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1982 ‘Cold Turkey’ Potency

An amazing experience with Potency –
of medication as well as the body’s inherent capacity for self-regulation.

“You certainly can’t stop taking this drug… you have to taper off slowly,” roared the psychiatrist.” ‘Just watch me!” I shrieked.

Wiithdrawal symptoms were extreme. Osteopathic hands-on cranial treatment enabled toleration of a ‘cold turkey’ cessation of Nardil,
a psychoactive drug that precipitated a seizure.

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Perceptions and Wonderings

The StoryTeller

I wonder what relationship there is between a classical organ player and a breech birth?

Find out about the demands of playing the classical organ and the potential impact on the performer with structural abnormalities.

And how cranial osteopathic care
harmonized the dissonance.

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Reflections

The Silence
The Seeker in the Silence

I failed to recognize that these medical events
were my initiation into exploring different ideas…

my first steps in seeking the Beyond
and venturing into the Unknown…

into the world of the cranial Osteopath.

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