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Concepts from Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy, Chps 4-6, By William Garner Sutherland

Chapter 4 – The Reciprocal Tension Membrane I found the discussion of the RTM helpful in understanding it from a different perspective: the naming of the different parts of the RTM, the description of where different parts of the RTM … Continue reading

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Concepts from Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume 1 by Franklin Sills

The centering of and compensation for trauma and pathology in the body is one concept I found useful from the reading.  How universal forces maintain and centre unprocessed disturbances held within the system.  What I find interesting is the relationship … Continue reading

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Concepts from ‘Life in Motion’ by Rollin E. Becker

· Physician-patient relationship Becker talks about a new relationship between the physician and the patient, which departs from the previously held belief of the omnipotence of the physician.  He talks about allowing the patient to train the practitioner, and how … Continue reading

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Energy Healing vs Western Medicine

Introduction The energy philosophy and western medical perspectives of the human body are disparate, their differences highlighted and perpetuated because of the modern scientific methods that provide the basis for conventional and accepted western medical thought and practice. The tried … Continue reading

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Debates on Distant Healing: Critique of a Research Paper

‘A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Remote, Intercessory Prayer on Outcomes in Patients Admitted to the Coronary Care Unit’ Introduction This study replicated an earlier study (Byrd, 1988) on the effects of remote intercessory prayer (RIP) on hospital … Continue reading

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