Brian Siddhartha Ingle, ND DO:
The teachings of Dr Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathy, has lost its way. The deep philosophical and spiritual teaching of Still has failed to come through into the osteopathic profession as it stands today. The biodynamic view of osteopathy, taught by Dr Jim Jealous DO, is a new revival of these teachings and principles; its application and effects are beyond the standard Newtonian medical understanding. If we instead look to quantum mechanics and apply it to our biology, to our soma, the veil begins to be removed and a new world, a paradigm shift, in our understanding begins to take place. When we stand looking at the horizon from this vantage point, and as a clinician 'seeing' with our hands, we know to our bones that what we see is profound and truly significant. We see what all living somas have always known and without it we could not have survived. This is the mechanism behind our ability to self-correct, self-regulate, the same generative forces and creative intelligence that grew us and continue to heal us. Biodynamics is to bare witness to this in its awe-inspiring beauty and simplicity.
"In the last Biodynamic Osteopathy treatment with Dr Ingle something profound and sacred transpired. It felt like a cosmic fulfillment and a deep, healing took place as we both had got 'out of the way'. The back problems and more have been relieved."
Philippa Bowes-Moss Fairfield Iowa
James Jealous D.O., Founder of the Biodynamics of Osteopathy programs
Osteopathy in the cranial field has been the primary interest in my life since 1966. The creation of the Biodynamics Program came from a deep love and respect for the Soul of Osteopathy. Through the help and kindness of exceptional teachers and years of personal interest, the beauty of Primary Respiration has become a moment to moment reality in my life. As a therapeutic tool Primary Respiration is uniquely complete in its Wholeness. It spans every dimension of the Healing Arts.
The foundation of the program is set upon the therapeutic powers of the Dynamic Stillness, the Breath of Life, the tidal potency, fluids and other Natural Laws at work supporting and generating life. No technique will be taught other than full cooperation with the composite of the Living Mechanism and its intention within the moment. It is not about bones, or levers, or palpation. It is not about balanced membranous or ligamentous articular tension; these approaches are a different composite. It is about the Tide at work as the primary source of diagnosis and treatment with no application of force to Osteopathic lesions or psycho-emotional systems. The environment of the program is in the quiet of the Natural world with small groups of participants. Time for rest, reflection and exercise is woven into the program.
Osteopathy has shamefully hidden its Greatest Mystery and resources. I believe that to acknowledge a higher wisdom at work and to sense rather than palpate is at the Soul of Osteopathy. A soul that will not compromise the beauty and consciousness that lies beyond our intellect. Integrity demands that we speak undiluted truth. We are always perfect beginners, inspired, awed, apprehensive and self-searching.
Within the Dynamic Stillness we are healed without process or time. From the Breath of Life a new living matrix is created in each moment. The Tide brings us the power of Life and "feeds" us. The fluids respond, lawfully balancing the power of life and skillfully "driving" the continuum towards perfect proportion.
These courses provide an awareness of and communication with the natural and divine aspects of Primary Respiration. These courses are for postgraduate, fully licensed physicians with a curriculum designed for those with prior training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. Undergraduate courses are available through the BioBasics program. Soon, new courses on the spiritual relationships of Primary Respiration will be held for lay persons who have an interest in a non-clinical curriculum oriented to the spiritual qualities of Primary Respiration in everyday life.
It has and is a privilege to teach and learn Osteopathy with my fellow Osteopaths. May our efforts be of Service.
James Oschman, PhD:
In a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as an energy field around the human body, to an absolute certainty that it exists. Moreover, science is explaining the roles of energy fields in health and disease. The main reason for the recent change in outlook is the development of sensitive instruments that can detect the minute energy fields around the human body.
Robert Fulford, DO:
It is my firm belief, after more than a half century of reading, debating, questioning, and contemplating, that the human body is surrounded by something that I call a life field...This life field conveys vitality to your physical body and provides you with your spirit. Whenever you feel a disturbance or an injury, the life field manifests its shock in the physical body with a depletion of energy. If left unchecked, this deficiency can lead to dysfunction, disease, and, ultimately, to the body's total collapse; but if the deficiency is discovered and restored, the body can repair the health that it has lost...
In a sense, the electromagnetic pattern creates a mold, which is eventually filled by matter, giving rise to a tangible, material body. Both the material body and the field have their own "brains," but the life-field brain is nothing like the physical brain; it's more of an organizing pattern that maintains the structure of an organism and also instructs the body's new cells– the ones that replace those cells constantly dying within us– where they belong in the human body.
William Sutherland, DO:
I consider the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid to be the fundamental principle in the cranial concept. The “sap in the tree” is something that contains the Breath of Life, not the breath of air– something invisible...There is a deeper layer of activity that has barely been touched upon. This deeper layer has to do with the energies that integrate the animated, living, homeostatic body. The day will come when they too will be catalogued and their laws understood.