The Doctor Who Stared at Me…

By Tedd Koren, DC


I’m doing my best to ignore him but he’s making me nervous. I am in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania giving a talk for continuing education (CE) credits for chiropractors in a hotel.

It’s a nice sized class but it’s a continuing education (CE) credit crowd meaning that most of the people here don’t want to be here but they gotta be – they need their credits.

Fortunately, there are always a few doctors who enjoy my presentations and show it – they make my speaking experience worthwhile.

But what’s this? A doctor is staring at me.

Not a usual stare but a blank stare, unblinking, no emotion. I’m not used to this; it feels threatening. To get him to react I break into some of my best jokes, my most interesting anecdotes and stories. The audience is laughing, applauding, even the dead ones (I mean the ones here for CE credits). But I look his way, no reaction.

This is weird, I’m getting a little more nervous. Maybe he hates me. Maybe I dated his wife in a past life. Maybe he wants to kill me. Maybe I’m getting a little paranoid.

So, in the tradition of speakers everywhere who need a break I send everyone to bathroom, or at least for a potty check. “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em,” I say. That usually gets a laugh. But not from Doctor X.

OK, now I have my chance. I walk towards my enemy, on guard for any sudden moves.

He doesn’t respond, he barely notices me. Now it’s my turn to be intimidating. In my best Brooklyn accent I say, “You gotta problem with me?”

He doesn’t respond, at least not right away. His movements are sort of robotic. “No,” he says.

“So why are you staring at me like that?” I ask.

“I’ve got Parkinson’s.”


Parkinson’s sufferers have a blank, unemotional expression clinically referred to as the Parkinson’s mask. I feel like a jerk. My anxiety quickly turns to compassion. He’s not that old either, what a tragedy. “Would it be okay if I do a Koren Specific Technique (KST) demonstration with you when everyone gets back from the break? I may be able to help you.”

A pause. He slowly answers: “Yes.”

The break is over, everyone slowly comes back. Getting docs back to the lecture room is like herding cats.

“Now that everyone is back I’d like to demonstrate KST on one lucky doctor here,” I announce. Lots of hands go up but of course I pick the doctor who was staring at me.

He steps up in a halting manner.

He and I discuss his condition in front of the audience. I get to work. Using his body’s occipital drop (OD) as an analytical device I get information about his condition.

“I think I’ve found what’s causing your symptoms,” I tell him. He just stares at me in silence.

I continue: “Your cranial bones are locked, subluxated, your sphenoid is bilaterally anterior and your occipital bone is inferior. When the occiput and sphenoid are both subluxated the sphenobasilar joint may fixate affecting the movement of cerebrospinal fluid – CSF – around your brain.”

“You had a head trauma because your right parietal is inferior. In addition, your upper cervicals are subluxated. This too can interfere with CSF circulation in your brain.”

“But perhaps even worse and more pertinent to your particular condition is in your mouth; it’s more toxic than a waste dump. You have mercury (silver/amalgam) fillings that outgas into your body. Mercury vapors settle in the brain, kidneys and digestive system and interfere with multiple enzymatic reactions. Mercury fillings have been linked to Parkinson’s. You also have infected root canaled teeth; an infected root canal can seep poisons into the brain.”

I did a few initial cranial and cervical corrections…

…but we just scratched the surface. People are like artichokes – they have layers. I told him he needed more care and for him to contact me to locate a good KST practitioner near him to continue to release his deeper subluxations as they surfaced.

I also urged him to go to a good holistic/biological dentist to get his fillings safely removed and address his oral pathology so his Parkinson’s could go into remission.

“Please write to me and I’ll find someone to help restore you to health.”

He said he would. I never heard from him again. Another tragedy.


By Tedd Koren, DC email


2 thoughts on “The Doctor Who Stared at Me…”

  1. I suspect that all therapists, teachers and healers could tell many such stories: Those who have found their “station in life” as victims and will do nothing to endanger their special case. This said, Tedd, I do think that you ought to have spotted Parkinson’s from the podium but you let your self-judgements get in the way. Maybe you should try Mind Clearing to remove this problem:-

    The other thing I’m very glad about is that we don’t have “credit courses”. No two Merlins have the same set of skills nor the same knowledge.
    Because there is no such thing as a standard human nor yet a standard life path, we each receive that which we need for our several tasks; i.e. we are not loaded down with “junk” information which we will never use. Do we need additional skills we can either learn them or call on others who already have them but these are rare events because natural resonance ensures that only those who need our present skills are drawn to us. Generally speaking, it’s much more efficient than demanding that everyone “prove” they have identical skills and identical information.

    Blessed be


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