The emphasis on the innate ability of human body to heal itself is one of the main concepts in chiropractic education that catches my attention. In a hectic city like Hong Kong where smartphones are taking the command, not only are people's communication patterns being transformed, the prolonged posture, which people are mostly unaware of, is also exerting pressure on our musculoskeletal and nervous system. The recent news concerning the deterioration of spinal heath and surrounding friends' the common complaints of low back pain both contributed to my determination in pursuing this healthcare profession.
I was really honored to be bestowed upon the scholarship offered by the Hong Kong Chiropractic College Foundation. I sincerely appreciate the foundation's broad vision and strong commitment towards promoting the crucial importance of spinal health to the general public, I would not have the privilege to be benefited from the scholarship without the immense effort of the volunteers and committees of HKCCF. I can't wait to study at AECC University College this September to discover the beauty of the chiropractic philosophy and will certainly beef up my effort to let no one down.
First of all, I am so thankful that I have been bestowed such an honor by the HKCCF. This allows me to be able to study in a reputable college of Chiropractic in Europe. With the sponsorship, I would be able to pursue my dream.
After an accident 3 years ago, I suffered a serious back pain. I had to stay on bed all day long with pain. I have seen many doctors and tried various kinds of diagnosis and therapies. I have also taken many X-ray, CT scans, MRI scans and bio-data checks. The doctors thought that it was just muscle pain and told me to rest on bed and prescribed me with pain killer and anti-inflammation medicine. I felt very helpless and depressed.
After struggling for several months, I saw a light after a visit to a chiropractor. My recovery got on the right track. The chiropractor performed a series of treatments on my back through some manipulation and relaxation on muscles around the spine. I had also experienced a persistent dizziness for a period of time. My dizziness disappeared instantly after hearing a "click" sound when the chiropractor manipulated my neck bone. It was really amazing to learn that chiropractic manipulation can treat dizziness as simple as 123. Methods used by chiropractor are entirely natural. "No drug, no surgery" are the guided principle of treatment. Chiropractic adjustment was really a magic to me. l have fully recovered after a series of treatments and now I am as active and cheerful as before. I am impressed by the effectiveness of the chiropractic treatment. This further enhances my determination to study chiropractic.
Hong Kong is a fast paced city, where people are constantly on the go, and the highly intense lifestyle brings lots of back pain problems. With the popularity of smart phones, neck and shoulder pain are now common among young people and even children. I believe that, after my 5 years of Chiropractic study, I will be able to apply the knowledge and skills I learnt to promote the importance of the health of spine, and contribute to the Hong Kong community.
I am so thankful and honored to have received the scholarship granted by HKCCF. It gives me an opportunity to study in the prestigious AECC University College, to equip myself with the technical knowledge and practical experience necessary to be a good Chiropractor.
I suffered from idiopathic scoliosis and have undergone chiropractic treatment since I was young. I was amazed by the ‘click’ sound of the manipulation technique. Later, I learnt that chiropractic is an all round health concept that goes beyond the spine. By involving the nervous system, chiropractic adjustment can exert its effects to other body parts. The practice embraces the natural ability of the body to heal itself and reduces the concern on side effects of medications and surgeries. I was inspired and determined to further my study in the chiropractic discipline to become a chiropractor. I believe that my experiences as a patient can help me better address people’s concern.
With the development of society, the long working hours and extensive use of computing equipment nowadays, the prevalence of muscle strain, back pain and curved spines is on the rise. The increasing demand has out-grown the limited number of chiropractic professionals in Hong Kong. Timely treatment is seldom possible. It is imperative for Hong Kong to develop more local chiropractors to serve an increasing number of patients.
I am grateful for the insight and effort of the Hong Kong Chiropractic College Foundation in driving this. The scholarship not only offers financial aids but most importantly an encouragement for me to excel and contribute back to the Hong Kong community and improve the spinal health of the general population.