While our practices are closed learning as much as we can about the pathophysiology and effects the coronavirus has on the viscera will better prepare us for when we reopen our practices.
~ Contents of Online Study Group Update ~ Liver articles …
“GL is one way to gather information from the patient’s body but it is not the only way”.
So, how does evolution operate in regards to our diets? There are limits to how much we can adapt to certain stressors.
Since your program, my hand’s ability to be with the tissues with more clarity and connection is 10 fold.
The connection between the brain and the organs, is something we, as manual therapists, must consider in our practice of Visceral Manipulation.
In reality there are many tensions occurring within any one person’s body at any one time. It’s like a symphony with all its various instruments. Some instruments (the base, drums, and horns) are very loud and some (the flutes, piccolos, and violins) are very quiet but they are all playing at the same time.
“The urge to simplify may have its roots in the wish to see the gut as a consequence of a single perfect design experiment whereas in reality the control mechanisms of the gut are the messy result of adaptive changes over millions of years that have created complementary and overlapping control systems. All these systems together reliably perform the task of moving and mixing gut content to provide us with essential nutrients.”
Studying human anatomy from an evolutionary perspective, on some level, is almost a spiritual exploration because it provides us with a deeper understanding of the processes of change, which is always at work, always occurring, never ceasing.
Happy holidays to all my visceral buddies! I hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday and even more amazing, wonderful new year…
As 2015 comes to a close and you all get ready to spend some quality time with your families over the holiday period, I thought I would take a moment to thank you for being part of the VM Study Group community over the past year, reminisce about what we have accomplished together and drop a few hints about what we can all look forward to in the year to come…