Several Ortho-Binomy® techniques and approaches are in the practitioner's tool-box. Phases I-VII, as described in the SOBI (Society of Ortho-Bionomy® International) website follow the path of discovery unveiled by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, founder. Pauls was not only a Judo Black Belt Instructor, he was an Osteopath.
The CHAPMAN RELFEXES system of trigger points, only one such tool, is used in Ortho-Bionomy® to address organs, joints, vertebrae and more. Science and intuition are woven into a practice to facilitate wholeness.
The points were first articulated by Dr. Frank Chapman, DO in 1920 who described them as small points of dense tissue partially fixed, and located under the skin in the deep fascia." They are connected to nerves that serve organs and locations wherein some physical and emotional release may be addressed by encouraging flow and circulation.
Chapman reflex points are primarily used by chiropractors and by the group of osteopathic physicians who incorporate osteopathic manipulative medicine into their practices. Chapman, or neurolymphatic reflexes, are considered to have both diagnostic and therapeutic value.
For example, if the client reports regularly waking in the middle of the night, we may explore digestion points as well as others. Perhaps contacting the liver indicator point between the ribs to see if it is tender may be a way of releasing the congestion in the liver, thereby giving some assistance to digestion. This can be approached with physical touch and/or energetic indication. It is mysterious to experience and it's logical science at the same time.
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by a complex web of neurons that took Goddess or evolution billions of years to perfect.
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is our story
Soaring roaring uproarious glory
is our story"