The purpose of osteopathy is to ease and free the movement of the body joints whether or not it is focused on the body structure, the intestines, the face, the skull, the blood flow, the nerves and other body aspect. Osteopathy is, according to me, the first door opening to inner development. As soon as we were born and thrown into life, we search who we are and where is our place. We do so because we try to achieve what A.T. Still was calling his prophecy.
Today osteopathy has enormously developed. It combines technique with experience of touch and listening; enabling the release of whatever is felt to be blocked.
I propose, on the same philosophy path as Sutherland, Becker, Duval and Upeldger, to develop osteopaths’ touch interpretation, intuition, visualisation and imagination (cf. Alain Abeshera’s visualisation and imagination).
When mastering his intention and concentration, the osteopath should be able to communicate directly with the patient’s cells and figure out what is preventing the proper movement of the cell (blood flow problems, LCR. MRP, bad energy-flow, disruption of hormonal information....). Any blockage or information movement that would slow down communication and therefore the transmission of the message of one part of the body to another creates a dysfunction within the structure and thus a tension. When this tension conveys itself to the cell, it triggers an inter-cellular movement that trickle to tissues and to the whole body.
Sutherland was saying: “the fingers of an osteopath must be able to feel, to see, to think...they are the immediate translator and interpreter of the diagnosis. The technique of osteopathy is mainly directed by and through an unerring and clairvoyant sense of touch”. Becker followed and added “the osteopath must be able to feel the energy flowing in every systems”.
We’ll go even further, as they do with haptonomy, by entering inside a structure and looking for the damaged or tense areas in order to visualise them in 3D. Thanks to the progress of our visual, sensitive and tactile perceptions, we’ll be able to correct structures that are too deep or too thin to be treated with conventional osteopathic techniques like structural osteopathy, internal osteopathy, facial or cranial osteopathy. .
The highly-perceptive coming generation of osteopaths will be able to use what could be called their natural microscope or mental X-ray scanner. A.T. Still wanted us to envision osteopathy as the science of “consciousness, body and soul”.
To discover or refresh on Frank Chapman’s reflex-centres in order to integrate its technique in the osteopathic treatment.