Nerves and their drilling machine
A deeper understanding of the anatomical form leads to an insight that has practical significance. This deeper understanding requires a way of looking. A way of looking that leads to seeing which turns illustrations of structures into living pictures of anatomy. The way of looking represents a state of mind. This state of mind is often biased by the rhetoric we use in order to describe what we are looking at. Being unaware of it, this rhetoric is often not without consequences for our daily practice! - Jean-Paul Höpper DO mroRead more
Nerwy i ich wiertarki (Nerves and their drilling machine) - Polish translation
Dogłębne zrozumienie formy anatomicznej prowadzi do spojrzenia, które ma znaczenie praktyczne. Głębsze zrozumienie wymaga pewnego sposobu postrzegania. Sposobu spojrzenia, który reprezentuje stan umysłu. Ten stan umysłu jest często uprzedzony przez retorykę, której używamy w celu opisania tego, na co patrzymy. Będąc tego nieświadomym, wspomniana retoryka często pozostaje nie bez konsekwencji dla naszej codziennej praktyki! - Jean-Paul Höppner DO mroRead more
Is there such thing as a standard protocol for osteopaths?
Unmistakably we are living in a technical dominated society. In the attempt to improve not only the efficiency of a technique but also its application, numerous protocols are developed. Moreover, we can observe that many of these protocols today mainly serve the technique itself and not so much its purpose. The medical term “protocolitis” is here in order. But let there be no doubt about it, in our osteopathic society the patient “osteopathy” is sick in its own bed as well! This raises the question whether it is still possible to find a protocol that does right to the osteopathic philosophy. Studying thoroughly the writings of A.T. Still leads to a conclusion: although not easy, yes it is possible. But only under the condition that we can find the essentials to his philosophy and restore them in their value. - By Jean-Paul Höppner DO mroRead more