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January 6, 2018

When you look at a cadaver, the Essence, the Spirit is missing. but so is the ego…
Does the ego go one direction and the Spirit go in another? or are they the same energy, leaving together?

Nash, Spirit doesn’t go anywhere, it’s our connection to Universalspiritloveintelligence.
It is our soul which withdraws from the body. The body just falls away losing its connection to source.
Ego is just a way of thinking; a habit, a belief in separateness and limitations. It gradually and in phases dissipates.
Thank you Nash.


December 5, 2017

hello my friend –

what does effort look like? what does lack of effort look like?

does effort have to be an act of DOING or can it be an act of BEING?

Effort is an act of volition, to choose to do something that is not automatic and often not easy. Yes effort is an act of doing but the effort can be mental, in your head.

The only real power we humans have is the power of choice. It takes repeated effort to choose again and  again to return to the still small voice of spirit over the loud voice of ego. It takes effort to choose to stop  doing and just be!

Lack of effort looks like automatic pilot, the path of least resistance, no initiative, avoidance. Does that make sense Nash?

this manifested at the perfect time and made perfect sense to my current perspective.

thank you!


November 6, 2017

When every person is aware of their heath and receiving chiropractic adjustments, what do the humans do next?



October 25, 2017

good morning my friend. man lives entirely with (in?) the internal , he also contacts with the external world. what is the external world for?

if educated mind is quiet, can our innate intelligence communicate 100% with universal intelligence?

the real question: can man channel 100% universal intelligence, here in the material world?

Okay Nash the answer to the real question is potentially yes but only with ( repeated/constant) effort; the effort must be chosen again in each and every moment, again and again. This is accomplished with our conscious mind through our spirit. What chiropractors call innate intelligence is that portion of Universal Intelligence which is the perfect adapting intelligence of physical life. So innate is already part of Universal but is not the rational part of us. Is that clear?

not the rational part of us? what is the rational part? and would that make innate our super conscious?

The rational part of us is your conscious mind. The part that is thinking about this; asking the questions, getting ideas,being creative,learning.. Our super conscious is our connection to spirit and Universal Intelligence; where inspiration, intuition and creativity come through and from. Innate intelligence is only born within the physical, the perfect, non thinking,adapting intelligence of physical life, limited to just physical life. It is the same in plants, even in a bacteria cell and a cancer cell,dedicated to the adaptation and survival of that physical life form. It does not exist outside the physical!

wow… i need to let that cook thank you my friend. peace and love to you and your family ✌️

Nash I enjoy mentoring you and remember posing similar questions as I evolved in my awareness.


August 16, 2017

Your nervous system does NOT respond to objective reality !

What does it respond to?  Answer,your perception of reality.



June 8, 2017

The following tips can help you take better care of your spine:

  1. Make sure you have a firm mattress that keeps the spine aligned and supports the spine’s natural curve. The best sleeping positions are on your back or side.
  2. When standing for extended periods, rest one foot on a small stool to maintain spinal curvature and relieve pressure. The knees should be bent when bending forward. Low heel, soft sole shoes may help by maintaining spinal curvatures and cushioning your weight.
  3. Use chairs that promote good posture and support your back. Using an inflatable unstable cushion on the seat helps your muscles support your spine: Readjust the seat of your car so that your knees are level with your hips. Move and change position often.
  4. When bending forward, bend at the knees and hips, but keep your back straight. This will help to keep your spine’s curvature in proper alignment. When lifting, keep your spine straight while putting one foot close to the load, using your legs to do most of the work. Hold the objects being lifted close to your body.


May 17, 2017

There are two (2) basic approaches or models to healing today.
First, the current prevailing model is based on the study of symptomatic effects and resulting diseases and how to diagnose and treat them, either with the practice of allopathic medicine or the many more natural alternative approaches. This is the reactive model.

The second approach to healing and health is newer and rapidly growing. It is the non-symptom, pro-active model toward healing, wellness and fitness. Instead of reacting to symptoms, you actively do things that enhance your natural healing, immune functions and your fitness.

Proactive Healing Ideas:

  • Routinely eating more nutritious whole foods and reducing your intake of refined, fatty and processed foods
  • Quitting or reducing your intake of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and caffeine
  • Doing a temporary cleansing, detoxification program with nutritional supplements-support once or twice per year
  • Regularly exercising to increase core muscle strength and balance
  • Wearing better, more supportive shoes with spinal, pelvic stabilizing orthotics
  • Including some daily stress-reducing practice
  • Progressively reducing damaging physical stress and interference to the function of your nervous system with tonal chiropractic care

Now these two (2) approaches are not alternatives; they are complementary. We all need all the non-symptom, pro-active healing and fitness approaches. Many of us also need reactive treatment of symptoms and diseases. We tonal chiropractors recommend the pro-active model but support both models.


April 30, 2017

The increasing interest in alternative and complementary forms of care has caught the attention of several health associations and government agencies. A 1993 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that “The estimated number of visits made in 1990 to providers of alternative and complementary healing was greater than the number of visits to all primary medical care nationwide”, and chiropractic was mong the most frequently used non-medical approach.

A followup report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that the use of non-medical care had increased significantly since the 1990 survey, with “overall prevalence of use increased by 25%,total visits by an estimated 47%, and expenditures on services provided by practitioners of alternative approaches by an estimated 45%”. Of the survey respondents, one in nine (11%) had used chiropractic care within the previous year.


April 9, 2017

Tonal Chiropractic – A New Approach by Marvin Talsky, D.C.
Enhancing overall healing and immune functions, enhancing work performance, enhancing athletic performance and performing art ability; these along with a heightened sense of well being are the goals of the new Tonal Chiropractic. Dr. Marvin A. Talsky, a master chiropractor in full time practice on the north shore since 1965, in 1995 co-founded and developed the first new technique of Chiropractic’s second century, Torque Release Technique. As of 2001, he developed Talsky Tonal Chiropractic. Some of the refinements of the new tonal work are:

  • Non-manipulative adjustment: The emphasis is in communicating new corrective information through gentle touch or a light thrust by hand-held instrument.
  • After each adjustment, the body is given time to process the corrective input.
  • Corrections don’t stop when you get off the table, but continue with your body’s movements and breathing.
  • This process teaches and empowers your body to make more corrections and healing with ongoing care.
  • Because analysis and correction are not limited to just the area of pain and symptom, integration tends to be more complete and healing experiences are deeper in all areas of the body, mind and emotions.

The primary intent of this work is to progressively reduce tension and blockages in the entire spinal system, to release trapped unresolved patterns in the body/mind, and to facilitate reintegration of the nervous system, allowing a greater expression of one’s healing and performance capabilities.

Dr. Talsky has been teaching this new work to chiropractors all over the U.S.A. and Canada in postgraduate seminars since 1995. He has a full time practice in northwest Evanston, and is available to share introductory lectures and demonstrations for your organization. He is happy to answer any questions about his practice and can be reached at:


March 7, 2017

Who should I consult for this health problem/pain? Should I consult a tonal chiropractor or M.D. or acupuncturist or homeopath or physical therapist or nutritionist or…etc., etc.? Tonal chiropractic is not a substitute or alternative for any other practice and no other practice eliminates the need for tonal chiropractic. Tonal chiropractic needs are entirely separate and unique, and, if you have them, no matter how much you exercise, no matter how good your diet, no matter if you reduce your stress, no matter how good your acupuncture or homeopathy is, you still need tonal chiropractic care. Even old-fashioned chiropractic care, if needed, still doesn’t take care of tonal chiropractic needs.

So what is tonal chiropractic? Tonal chiropractic addresses spinal cord tension more than spinal pressure. Spinal cord tensions always involve the entire spinal system from the tailbone to and including the cranial bones. Spinal nerve pressure, addressed by more traditional chiropractors, involves separate localized areas of the spine. Dr. Marvin Talsky, after 25 years of chiropractic practice learned, observed and verified with other chiropractors that over 90% of chiropractic problems involve abnormal spinal cord tension more than nerve pressure. Therefore, what has become evident is, the need for tonal chiropractic care remains no matter what other health needs are being treated. Rather than being an alternative, Tonal Chiropractic is a complementary approach to enhance healing or therapy practices.

It is vital to know that the body is never in a static state; health is not a static state of being. Each of us is either in the process of healing and developmental growth or in the process of developing health problems and/or disease. It is our belief, through our years of practice and experience, that , we don’t have to accept most chronic ailments and disabilities as a normal part of aging.

Although many health problems improve with tonal chiropractic care, the purpose of this care is to facilitate normalizing of nerve system function, freeing the body to adapt more, recover more, and to increase performance capabilities in work, athletics and the arts. So then the choice is yours. Do nothing until symptoms develop that interfere with your life. The other option is to take this opportunity- to pro-actively enhance your healing and immune functions and increase your performance capabilities now. This is exactly what many people have been looking for. We encourage you to come for care.


February 22, 2017

Chiropractic is the science of detecting and analyzing spinal subluxations and the art of progressively correcting them by spinal adjustments. Spinal subluxations are distortions of spinal structure and motion that cause stress to your spinal cord and nervous system. Subluxations may be caused by emotional stress, chemical stress, poor posture, strenuous exercise, injuries, auto accidents, sports, slips or falls, and in some cases, the birthing process itself.

Chiropractic adjustments are a process of correcting subluxations by hand or instrument and restoring better healing ability, immune function, and performance potential.


January 29, 2017

The first recorded chiropractic adjustment was performed on September 18, 1895, by Dr. Daniel David Palmer, a Canadian-born teacher and healer. Dr. Palmer was, at the time, studying the causes of disease. His patient was Harvey Lillard, a janitor working in the same building as Dr. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Lillard, who had complained of hearing problems for over 17 years, allowed Dr. Palmer to examine his spine. Dr. Palmer discovered a “lump” on Mr. Lillard’s back and suspected that a vertebra might be out of place, which he then repositioned the vertebra with a gentle thrust. After several such adjustments much of Mr. Lillard’s hearing was restored.

Since Dr. Palmer’s first chiropractic adjustment, the art and science of chiropractic has progressed significantly. Today, advanced analytic procedures, scientific research, and the growing acceptance among other health care professionals makes chiropractic a popular health care choice.


January 4, 2017

The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes five fundamental concepts:

  • Your body has an innate intelligence for healing and the nervous system is the system which communicates that intelligence.
  • The structure of the body influences how the nervous system and the body functions and its ability to heal itself; i.e; the body is self healing
  • Rather than needing to be controlled, the body needs no interference.
  • The mind-body relationship is instrumental in restoring the healing processes.
  • Rather than being an alternative, tonal chiropractic is complementary and enhancing to all other healing practices.


July 1, 2015


Simply put, Tonal Chiropractic is a generic term referring to an expanded and more encompassing perspective of chiropractic analysis and application. It takes its descriptive name from tone, here defined as “the expression of vibratory frequencies through matter”. Applied to the spinal cord; “tension alters tone”, i.e., spinal subluxations tend to increase tension. As tension is increased, the range of vibratory frequencies that can be expressed is decreased. So tonal chiropractic considers spinal cord tension over spinal cord pressure.

Tone was first described in chiropractic by D.D. Palmer who discovered and founded chiropractic. Spinal cord tension was described and distinguished from spinal cord pressure by R.W. Stephenson, D.C. in the “Chiropractic Text Book”, first published in 1927.

Tonal chiropractic approaches use a more vitalistic, physiological and moment-to-moment analysis over the more mechanically based, often x-ray dependent analysis. The adjustments tend to be low force, more facilitating and empowering to the patient/practice member in a tonal approach. The corrective and healing process tends to continue on an on-going basis rather than reaching a point of maintenance.

Historically, “Logan Basic” seems to be the first systematized chiropractic technique to introduce tonal application approaches. Then, “Toftness” technique developed the first entirely tonal approach. Lowell Ward, D.C. elaborately described the anatomical and physiological considerations of tonal chiropractic in his book, “Spinal Stressology”. More recently, Donald Epstein, D.C. expanded upon the application of tonal chiropractic with his Network Chiropractic, now Network Spinal Analysis. I co-founded Torque Release Technique with Jay Holder, D.C. Dr. Holder invented the Integrator hand held adjusting instrument and Marvin Talsky, D.C. developed and structured the Torque Release Model and technique.
Since then, Steve Hoffman, D.C. applied the principles and protocol of T.R.T. to develop MC2, a true vitalistic and tonal application of upper cervical technique; and Sue Brown, D.C. developed Bio Geometric Integration chiropractic.


Torque Release Technique represented the evolutionary development of my clinical practice in 1995 after 30 years of continuous full time practice. It was derived from applying more of chiropractic philosophical principles to the application with major contributions from Van Rumpt’s Directional Non Force Technique, Logan Basic Technique and Epstein’s Network Chiropractic with additional contributions from Toftness Technique, Thompson’s Terminal Point Technique, DeJarnett’s Sacro Occipital Technique and Pierce, Stillwagon technique.

Talsky Tonal Chiropractic (TTC) is the “Next Generation”, built on the basic structure I developed for Torque Release Technique but expanded with deeper, more complete explanations, with newer discoveries and more refined technique applications. TTC enhances and empowers the individual D.C. to bring personal experiences and gifts to the tonal model.

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