Mark R. Filippi, D.C.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ September 2001 ~ Volume 4 ~ Number 4 ~ Pages 95-96
In the course of my chiropractic training, the art of motion palpation remained an arcane diversion reserved for the 9:15am break. It was a time for experimentation and intrigue amongst the radiance of the Swedish female student population, for whom motion palpation was something of second nature. What that particular skill evolved into as my training matriculated to clinical practice was more subtle to discern. As time went by, the process of motion palpation seemed less physical and more intuitive and often symbolic. The body was revealing it’s armor, it’s inner shadow, and if I paid attention, the core of that individual’s subluxation could surface. What began as a random panning for a listing had shifted to a cosmic distillation of the stress that was entombed in that individual and therefore their life. What motion palpation had shown me was that the center would not hold the nervous system decentralized by design. This also demonstrated to me that if we could access more of the central nervous system processing, this cascade of tension could be redirected and…dissipated.