Dear patients and friends,
By now there are quite a few of you who I do not know, as many new patients have come through the doors of Back in Action over the last six months. I do know the great majority of you, and I'm pleased to see that you are taking good care of your bodies with chiropractic care: something which I can see from a distance by looking at the clinic calendar through the miracle of the Internet. Whether I know you personally are not, I do know that you arein the hands of a maestro of chiropractic and I am more than pleased and relieved that Berkeley has such a fine doctor of chiropractic as Rob Davison.
Susan and I also feel warm and happy that Sande, Monica, and Sherry are thereto take care of your front desk administrative needs and Sonia and Julia are untangling you as they nurture your bodies. What a wonderful family of
superlative staff and practitioners whose hands you are in!
In the last six months I've had a nearly complete rest from chiropractic, which is exactly what my body needed. Susan and I have been having an amazing time adapting and settling in to a very different life in Mexico, and Mexico has been doing a very good job, I think, of adopting us.
It was at the six month point that we thought I could consider going back to adjusting patients on a regular basis. While I am definitely improvedfrom my chronic injuries of a quarter of a century of practice, the dry weather and the rest hasn't produced anything near a complete cure. I believe I'm sort of like Jackie Chan, the martial arts movie star, at the age of 55. I am sure he can still do all those stunts that he did before, when he was in his 20s, but it'll hurt him a lot more when he lands after flying through a window. My mind says, "Yes!, that was a great adjustment I just delivered" while my elbow says, "can't we
do something else now? How about making the feet do some work around the house for a change?" It looks like I need
to give it another six months before I think about re-entering practice on any regular basis.
Susan is doing some craniosacral therapy down here and it is being well received and is focused on being more active in practice at this time that I am, although I am hoping that my commitment to chiropractic won't have to take a rest over the next six months as well. There is a wonderful chiropractic school near Mexico City that is a major part of a state university. It has an enrollment of over 400 students: bright and enthusiastic young men and womenwho remind me of how we all were back at Life Chiropractic College West in the 80's. While I don't really want to travel down to Mexico City on a regular
basis, the school is very enthusiastic about me teaching seminars and will even shuttle the students up in their van. I'm looking forward to 2012 being a year of honing and refining what I know into a format that can be absorbed on a
practical somatic level by the students and not just intellectually. We are also very busy building our retirement home here, because we feel that this really truly will be a place that we will spend more and more time as the years go by. There is much about San Miguel de Allende that could be considered Berkeley del Sur: artists, intellectuals, music, culture, culinary arts and
lots of history. It also has a few things conspicuously missing from the Bay Area. Berkeley does not have the former house of a local Inquisitor, for instance, nor your friendly neighborhood Mayan era pyramid.
I definitely miss interacting, sharing, and connecting with all of you that I have come to know so well and feel so fondly toward over the 20 years that we have had our doors open at Back in Action. I welcome e-mails, Facebook friends, and Skype. Please keep in touch and certainly let us know if you come down this way. We keep a blog: MagicoEsMexico.WordPress.com, if you want to see what we are up to.
Ethan Feldman DC