Espress Yourself

I think I have the most impor­tant job in the world.

For me, chi­ro­prac­tic goes beyond health.  Each indi­vid­ual has a pur­pose – an abid­ing emo­tion­al com­mit­ment to cre­ate a vibrant life and make a unique con­tri­bu­tion to oth­ers. The process of chi­ro­prac­tic is to lib­er­ate that pur­pose and pro­vide the ener­gy need­ed for its full expres­sion.

In oth­er words, your life is like espres­so.  Chi­ro­prac­tic opens the valve that lets through the steam.

espresso machine

The ground espres­so beans burst with aro­mat­ic, pow­er-packed ingre­di­ents.  Each vari­ety of cof­fee has dis­tinct char­ac­ter­is­tics. But by them­selves they’re mere poten­tial.  They need steam to shoot through them to extract their essence.

You may pre­fer a nice cup of assam to an espres­so shot. Yet despite indi­vid­ual dif­fer­ences, each of us com­bines a unique­ly per­son­al essence with access to the ener­gy and dri­ve to devel­op that essence to its fullest.

When the sys­tem founders, poor health is one result.  That’s where chi­ro­prac­tic kicks in.  The chi­ro­prac­tic goals to relieve pain, restore move­ment func­tion, and rebuild health are actu­al­ly by-prod­ucts of a larg­er goal – to restore your access to the ener­gy that dri­ves your life for­ward towards its unique pur­pose.

Here are my promis­es to my patients:

  • I believe in you.
  • I believe in your body’s abil­i­ty to restore itself to health if giv­en half a chance.
  • I believe in the impor­tance of your high­er pur­pose.
  • I com­mit my knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence to help you achieve your imme­di­ate goals – reliev­ing pain, restor­ing move­ment func­tion, and improv­ing health – while also strength­en­ing your com­mit­ment to your pur­pose and your abil­i­ty to car­ry it out.

Here’s what I ask of my patients to keep their end of the bar­gain:

  • Espress your­self.


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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods. His website,, provides more information about his approach. Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.
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One Response to Espress Yourself

  1. Ron,

    So enjoyed your arti­cle and the com­par­i­son you make to espres­so (which I must con­fess, I love!). Chi­ro­prac­tic opens the valve that lets through the steam. Great descrip­tion, and one I can attest to!

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