Whose bODy is it anyway?
Binary biofeedback devices have been a part of healthcare since time immemorial. They are a quick, easy to use and accurate method of obtaining information about the body.
Using these devises Koren Specific Technique (KST) brings chiropractic to a new level of effectiveness and speed and makes practice more exciting. Doctors have discovered a new world of healing using KST.
The more we explored the use of binary biofeedback devises, it got “curiouser and curiouser.”
The next discovery – non-locality
The biofeedback information correlated no matter what kind of binary biofeedback device we used – the occipital drop (OD), short leg reflex, manual muscle testing (MMT), applied kinesiology (AK), still point and others. All were in agreement when performed by those skilled in the different procedures.
But we soon discovered there was a non-local (off the body) way to use a biofeedback device: in addition to using the patient’s body to get information (“yes” or “no”) about their own body, we could use someone else’s body to get information about the patient’s body.
For example, if a baby were sleeping in her mother’s arms I’d say to the mother, “Don’t wake her up, I’ll check the baby through you” and I’d use the mother’s OD to ask about the health of the child she was holding.
How did patients relate to this?
I expected a lot of weird looks in the office when I used the OD in this “surrogate” (by definition, using a substitute or having one take the place of another) manner. But patients as a whole took this for granted; the mother wouldn’t bat an eye. Perhaps parents naturally know that they are connected to their children.
From surrogate to surrogate
Checking babies through parents while they were being held was one thing, but checking a child through the parent even when the parent wasn’t physically holding the child was stretching it a bit. But I found I could use the mother’s OD (or any biofeedback device) to check her child. It appears that they were “connected” even when they weren’t physically touching.
This is referred to as Era 111 medicine or non-local healthcare as described by Larry Dossey, MD in Recovering The Soul. Non-locality is related to the collective unconscious, quantum physics and prayer, which we’ll touch upon in this series. But I digress.
Let’s continue with the next discovery. We found that getting information from a surrogate wasn’t limited to using the mother, father, grandmother, grandfather or any relative of the patient. A friend or even (most surprising) a stranger’s body could be used.
Why limit this application to children? The patient didn’t have to be a child; I could use the OD from virtually anyone to get information about anyone else. We could use a third person’s body to find out about a patient.
The doctor as surrogate
But then we had another leap. We discovered that the doctor could use his or her own body (his or her own binary biofeedback device) to get a yes or no about the patient’s body. The doctor could be a surrogate for the patient. This was easiest (in my opinion) done when the OD was used.
Surrogate work was getting more interesting and versatile.
The advantages of this approach
In hindsight it was a simple leap to using one’s own OD to check patients. Why grab a patient’s skull for an OD, and why bother someone else when you could use your own? It was so easy. The doctor or practitioner could be a surrogate for their patient simply by looking at or thinking about the patient with the intent that they’d like to get information from that person.
This is very useful in situations where you simply cannot reach the patient’s OD. That would be, for example, when they lay face up (supine), when they have really, really thick hair and you can’t even feel their occiput, and when they are Rastafarian (those dreadlocks are just about impossible). But it was also useful when checking an autistic that didn’t like to be touched, a hyperactive who wouldn’t stop moving, a sleeping baby, an adult in a coma or in other situations where the patient’s skull could not be used as an OD.
It is a simple method to get information easier and faster than you would otherwise. And then we made another leap – truly off the body.
Where did we go? Find out in Part 4.