Love hearing Reggie! If you can find the "Valley of the Blind" lecture, its also a real eye-opener. Since it doesn't seem that anyone checks the TIC Talk, I'll repost here.... To adjust or not to adjust? So I posed this question on the philosophy call yesterday not out of fear that I may be inadvertently hurting patients, but to gain insight on signs that a patient may not be able to accept an adjustment. Without the right application, an adjustment is just a force. We've all been guilty of over-adjusting at times, though the goal is to be principled enough to not adjust if the indicators don't add up or the "signs" are saying STOP! As a student intern a doctor told me that if a patient sighs while on your table (at any point during the adjustment) this is a sign the nervous system is "resetting" itself and that they are not able to further adapt or accept the adjustment. They are done for today. In some upper cervical techniques, various scans are utilized to determine when the patient is stuck in their pattern and need to be adjusted or if they are in adaptation. In activator, regardless of palpatory findings, if the leg length fails to change, this is a great big red light not to adjust this segment. If we only went off of palpatory findings (hitting the high side) would we ever find a patient who didn't need to be adjusted? How many times do you lay your hands on someone and just get a sense or "feel" like their body can't accept another force, something is different, maybe they need an emotional release. Evaluate using science and aesthetics. Adjust using the educated and/or innate. Thots philosophers?