Retracing and the Koren Specific Technique
Koren Specific Technique
Is a unique approach to patient care called Koren Specific Technique (KST). There is no twisting, turning, “cracking” or “popping” of joints with KST; instead, you receive gentle, specific corrections to your spine and structural system. Most adjustments or corrections are done with you standing or sitting.
Gentle But Powerful
KST is very gentle and yet very powerful. Patients usually notice dramatic changes from the first visit. Your body will likely hold its corrections for a much longer time with KST, so you can go for longer periods between adjustments.
What does KST do?
KST permits us to quickly, easily and gently check and correct (or adjust) your body for subluxations, wherever they may arise. This includes your cranial bones, TMJ, entire spinal (vertebral) column, sacrum, coccyx, discs, hips, sternum, ribs, femur heads (upper thigh bones), shoulders, knees, feet, hands and anything else that needs correcting.
What is Chiropractic Retracing?
Chiropractic patients occasionally experience the phenomenon of retracing. Retracing is the re-experiencing or re-awakening of pain or other symptoms; including memories or even emotions that seem suddenly erupt to the surface. It appears to be a part of the healing process. Some examples may make this more understandable:
- Someone receives an adjustment and shortly thereafter re-experiences the accident in which was injured, being suddenly filled with fear and confusion. The feelings soon pass.
- A person receives an adjustment and becomes consumed with memories of childhood.
- A person receives an adjustment and, while resting afterwards, suddenly experiences such intense feelings of lightness and happiness that he/she begins to laugh. Or, the reverse occurs and the person begins to cry.
Why Does Retracing Arise?
It appears that the body tissues themselves have a “memory” which records the traumas, accidents and injuries it has experienced. Since feelings of panic, shock, anger and/or hysteria often accompany injuries; the retracing patient may feel these emotions “leaving” as the physical injury begins to heal.
Retracing is not always dramatic. Sometimes it may manifest itself as simply the urge to take deep, satisfying breaths while undergoing care. There may be a release of psychophysical energy going on at this moment, though it may not be accompanied by any conscious memories. PAR Progressive Abreactive Regression is a similar term to retracing, used by Psychotherapists.
What do KST and Retracing Have in Common?
The real power of KST is that people often experience retracting as deep, unhealthy stresses leave their bodies. This is an essential aspect of the journey toward health and wellness for it involves expressing and releasing unhealthy physical and emotional stresses.
Your body has many layers. At each session we correct what your body is revealing at that time. Older injuries, older distortions, older subluxations and older symptoms (both physical and emotional) may surface at later sessions. The release of old injuries is part of the healing process. On occasion, patients have reported “cleansing” symptoms such as diarrhea, pus, mucus, fever, rash, etc. These symptoms are usually temporary. Also, not everyone experiences retracing on a physical or conscious level. Sometimes dreams increase or unusual dreams occur as a result of KST care.
A gentle but very powerful Chiropractic method of treatment. Experience the difference of KST
A chiropractor will advise you on available treatment options for pain management because it is important that you receive all the information you need about potential treatments. Psychotherapy, relaxation and medication therapies, biofeedback, and behavior modification may also be employed to treat chronic pain.