as a practitioner of the dorn method of spine alignment, i'm very aware that we should take care of our spine. all the body's tissues and organs are in some way connected to the spine and any misalignment in the spine may cause pain, disease, or musculoskeletal abnormalities...
the dorn method, which is very gentle, is often contrasted with chiropractic medicine which uses sudden jerky manipulations. nevertheless, i still wanted to experience chiropractic medicine for whatever it was worth...
it was just my luck to pass by essencia (a medical-dental-chiropractic spa center located at the corner of tomas morato and scout madrinan in quezon city).
i got to meet the proprietor of essencia, dr. rico castro, and chiropractic doctor, ben adorable. i found out that the u.s. trained dr. ben serves as the alaska acers' official chiropractor.
as soon as i got on his chiropractic table, dr. adorable started assessing my spine and neck. he then began the spinal manipulations which consisted of jerky twists on my neck and downward thrusts on my mid-spine. a lot of incredibly audible cracking sounds were produced from my neck and spine. all throughout the session, vivid images of steven segal fracturing his opponents' necks streamed through my mind!
at the end of the manipulations, i was rather amused and couldn't keep myself from smiling... perhaps from the fact that i was still alive!
but seriously, i felt looser and lighter after the session.
chiropractic treatments will certainly be part of my regular self-care regimen from now on.. and yes, (at the risk of sounding queer) because he allowed me to live (hehe!), i find dr. ben adorable STILL adorable!