lördag 20 augusti 2011

Some philosophy of osteopathy‏

Guest-entry by Magnus E


Just wanted to write down some philosophy and thoughts behind the founders of osteopathy from a book "Life in Motion" written by Rollin Becker, Osteopath (he mention Dr Andrew Still - he's the founder of ostoepathy and Dr Sutherland, he kind of continued the research and osteopathic philosophy - just thought if you wouild be interested in some osteopathic philosophy. This is the old stuff, which unfortunately doesn't mention so much about officially in the school (just a little quietly in the last year ;-))
There is a beautiful and calm experience in the practice when reasoning from this point of view when silently working with the patient's body (sometimes when patients come in and their minds is - we'll don't want them to talk, then it is pretty cool to tell them to lie on the bench and be quit, and then start to listen to the body - one always get better answers there and some more "wise entity" to reason with - but some people are tough doing that anyhow - I think you kind of can understand when treating...

Taken from article 1965, Pennsylvania Rollin :

"How often in this day and time do we hear reference made to the Master Mechanic of the human body, the Grand Architect, the Master Architect, God, Deity, Creator or other terms of reverence for the maker of the human temple in which we reside? These are the terms of the science of osteopathy as envisioned by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Dr Sutherland told us, "Ihave often said that we lost something in osteopathy that Dr. Still tried to get across, that was the Spiritual that he cinluded in the science of osteopathy." Dr. Still was closer to his Maker than mere material breathing in his devlopment of the science of osteopathy; he was guided by a Spiritual Fulcrum and so was Dr. Stuherland. If we, as students of the science of osteopathy, are to understand osteopathy, we will find it necessary to reawaken our knowledge of the Deity that centers us, make it our Spiritual Fulcrum for our guidance, and learn to think, feel and use the Creator in our daily practices. Through his knowledge and use of the science of osteopathy, Dr. Sutherland gave us the guideposts to follow."

"...with this thought in mind, let us take the terms he used - Highest Known Element, Potency, Fulcrum, Stillness, Tide, and Breath of Life, and try to read between the lines to find a practical fulfillment of these basic principles. Throughout this discusission, let it be remembered that Dr. Stuherland was guided by his Maker, whom he affectionalatley called Dad. This was not a term of irreverence but one that allowed him to feel close to his Maker on Whom he depended for guidance and from Whom he received the necessary urgind to dig on when the road was difficult to follow. This is no mere fancy. This is a reliance on a Great Wisdom from Divine Mind"

"You and your patient already are at work, quietly doing the things within that are required to be done to maintain the health pattern. Patients aren't in any particular hurry. They may act as if they're in a hurry, but their mechanism isn't in any hurry, not one bit. I don't worry about the fact that the patient may have to come back again for another visit just becasue I didn't hear the mechanism as clearly as I should. Perhaps I didn't get quite the results I was supposed to get. Nevertheless, I am permittedt to see that patient again in the next office visit, and so I can relax and enjoy and try to work from that which is in front of me The mechanisms within the body physiology have no problems whatsoever none. They are literally at work within each one of us. They're doing the best job they can to keep us alive."

" The mechanisms itself will teach us. Yes, the patients do have problems - they wouldn't be in our offices if they didn't. But we don't have to hurry or rush to find out what is and what isn't, where it's going and what it's doing. We have to quietly accept the fact that both the physician and the patient are alive and functionoing, and the rules for the game are built into the patient's mechanisms. Patients don't think in these terms. They think in terms of sympotoms, they think in terms of suffering, they think in terms of this, that and the other. Buth the mechanism isn't suffering, it's quietly doing its work"

Have a nice weekend

Håller med ovanstående talare.... detta är jätteviktiga tankar om hur våra kroppar verkligen fungerar speciellt som vi lever i ett samhälle som inriktats på att jaga saker och ting som alla andra har........för sanningen är nog den att vi inte bara jagar ifatt andras lyxartiklar utan vi får även napp i ohälsans sjö av bakterier, virus eller annat smågodis....

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