Looking for a good laugh...NUCCA May 16, 2007 9:10:55 GMT -5
Post by Guest on May 16, 2007 9:10:55 GMT -5
rulerboyz said:I think that for anyone with a mathematical background, Jonah's explanation ought to make perfect sense. You see, if you can focus on one particular segment of the spine and palpate that structure, if you think about it in a particular way you can suddenly discern the entire biomechanical relationship of the global spine. It's something that you can feel in the pit of your stomach. It's a chiropractic instinct.
When I began to realize the nonlinearity of the phenomenon of the spinal subluxation, I realized that my chiropractic education had taught me nothing useful. It was not until I attended a Nucca seminar in Fourth quarter that everything finally started falling into place. I then realized that the next step for me would require that I read through as many texts on nonlinear flow and oscillation that I could get my hands on. In order to arrive at a working model that could describe the oscillation of Atlas, I had to work with the only computational equipment that I could afford: a pencil and paper.
It just so happened that the simple equation that I had learned in 10th grade math class, the one used to graph a parabola would unlock the door to an important chiropractic discovery. This equation can be written as y=r(x-x^2). Every value of x produces a value of y, and the resulting curve expresses the relationship between the two numbers for a range of values. When x is small, then y will be small, yet larger than x; the curve rises steeply. If x is the middle of the range, then y is large. But the parabola levels off and falls, so that if x is large, then y will be small once more. That is what produces the oscillatory frequency of Atlas that leads to an interruption of nervous flow, and hence makes it unrealistic that mankind can achieve it's full potential without routine matenance adjustments to Atlas by a Nucca practitioner.
In the brief history of chaos, this one innocent looking equation provides the most succinct example of how different sorts of scientists looked at one problem in many different ways. Very much in the same way that many chiropractic techniques addressed the problem of detecting and correcting spinal imbalances and subluxations in different ways. To the chiropractor, this is an equation with a message: simple systems can do complicated things.
In 1998, I had looked at the parobola as being a metaphor for a deep question about how the a subluxated atlas could be corrected by the introduction of a very small, and in fact imperceptible quantity of force and supplied at a specific frequency. The question was so deep that almost no chiropractor had thought to ask it before: do subluxations exist? That is, is there a such thing as a spinal lesion that has a long term effect on the outcome of a patient's health. If such a condition exists, is there a specific remedy that can reverse it's course?
Then one day, as I continued to explore the everchanging phenomenon of the role that Atlas plays in the Nucca paradigm of the balance of health and wellbeing, I was abducted by aliens. When I was aboard their ship an electronic chip was surgically implanted into my brain. It would provide me with the key that would finally understand why all chiropractic techniques work regardless of laws and principles upon which any given chiropractic system was built.
An outside observer might perceive one one kind of behavior over a very long period, yet a completely different kind of behavior could be just as common to that system. The title we give to this system is "intransitive". It can stay in one equilibrium or the other, but cannot occupy both states simultaneously. Only a kick from an external body can force it to change states. That external force is provided by the chiropractor in the form of a specific adjustment performed by hand. In a trivial way, a standard pendulum clock is an intransitive system. A steady flow of energy from above down inside out comes in from a wind-up spring or a battery through an escapement mechanism. A steady flow of energy is drained out by friction. This is very similar to the creep loading process of intervertebral discs. The obvious equilibrium state is a regular swinging motion. If a passerby bumps the clock, the pendulum might speed up or slow down from the momentary jolt but will quickly return to its equilibrium. But the clock has a second equilibrium as well. A second valid solution to its equation of motion. It is that state in which the pendulum is hanging straight down without moving. A far less trivial intransitive system, perhaps with several distinct regions of utterly different chiropractic behavior, could be the vertebral subluxation complex itself.
So... what I'm getting is that chiropractic is a skill set for rewinding of the clock of people so that they don't "run down". Sophisticated clock rewinding - cuckoo clocks/cuckoo clock tenders?