Modern medicine has made great strides in finding cures for many diseases that afflict mankind. Consequently, we have come to rely heavily on medicine prescribed by Physicians to cure our ailments. Similarly, we depend on other health professionals such as Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, and Massage Therapists to cure musculoskeletal disorders. While Medicine and therapeutic modalities often completely eliminate or reduce symptoms, they do not prevent recurrence of symptoms or new injury. This is because modern medicine focuses on treating the symptoms rather than searching for their underlying causes. The Alexander Technique addresses the underlying causes.
A man who says he knows is already dead. but the man who thinks "I don't know," who is discovering, finding out, who is not seeking an end, not thinking in terms of arriving or becoming- such a man is living, and that living is truth. -J. Krishnamurti