This is not just some clinic. Everyone is walking around with YBA splints in their mouths. Everyone is doing neck and spine exercises, everyone receives acupuncture, cupping, and CST treatments. It’s like a flow we’re all in. The first few days it seems a bit odd, but you get used to this drill soon enough.
Dr. Lee is famous in South Korea. Constantly there are between 3 and 7 doctors and dentists – new ones every day –, respectfully standing, lined up by the wall in Dr. Lee’s room. They want to learn his techniques, so they take time off from their practice to visit his clinic periodically for study and to watch Dr. Lee doing what he does. They told me that I am so lucky to be his patient.
A few days ago, Dr. Lee showed me the videos that he made some time ago of number of CD patients that are still receiving treatment. I see them in the clinic almost every day. Several of them are in a very good condition. Seeing their intake videos was kind of a shock. In the beginning, they had symptoms as bad as mine one year ago. Heads jerking in all directions. And now, I can hardly see anything strange in their appearance. Taking this in almost made me cry. (Actually, it did, when I was lying on my CST pillow behind a curtain a few minutes later.) Traces of doubt in the back of my head about this remarkable treatment started to dissolve.
Yesterday I got 6 treatments, which is a lot. Every time a treatment is over, a change in the body has occurred. In other words: yesterday I went through much change in the right direction. And this change is good; it allows the body to heal itself.
Dr. Lee makes me walk through the city a lot. Preferably 6 kilometers a day. One week ago, I wouldn’t have dreamt of doing that. When sitting and standing, my head was quite straight. Even when walking, but the tension in my neck would be so strong that after a few hundred meters, I would need to give up. In fact, last Saturday I had to transfer in Moscow, and had to walk from one terminal to the next over a distance that, I think, exceeded 2 kilometers. It was unbearable and I had to stop and take a rest repeatedly.
Now, after a few days here in Cheonan, I am able to walk about 1 hour. My neck muscles still pull strongly, but I can do it, keeping my head straight, and sometimes even looking to the right (my head tends to rotate to the left).
Today, following my first treatment in the morning, I started with a nice long walk. After about 20 minutes I realized that I am now able to walk this much. All of a sudden, I felt an enormous gratitude for this fact and toward Dr. Lee. Also, I felt very proud of myself. The feelings were glowing inside me, filled me up. Tears of poignancy were coming. And then it happened: my CD vanished and I was walking like a free man, looking in all directions as if I had never had CD. This feeling of freedom stayed with me for the rest of my walk. Trucks came roaring by, I exchanged friendly greetings with two gas-station employees, and I saw a huge billboard saying (in English) “FOR YOUR HAPPY LIFE”. Quod erat demonstrandum.
Back at the clinic, I told Dr. Lee what had happened, and how happy I was. He gave me a brief smile and said that I will get much, much better as the treatment progresses.
He subsequently asked me if I could see what was going on with the young woman who had just entered his room. I had to say I couldn’t. She looked perfectly fine to me. Dr. Lee said that she also has CD, but that she just told him she feels 99% recovered. In January she started her treatments, and now, 78 treatments later, she has almost completely recovered. Dr. Lee showed me her intake video, as well as subsequent videos taken of her in the course of the treatment. Initially her neck was quite crooked and unstable, but step by step I could see the healing process take place until today.
I am so glad I came here. Now that I am writing this post, I feel some tension in my neck again, but I can also feel that I have changed for the better. This further activates my passion to carry on!!!