Fascia-based Emotional Memory Storage System

About this page:
This is the older version (1995-98), with an addition of the "PROJECT INTRO" & PREP-Note paragraphs (much revised May'14), with the "Background & Key Research" section. The extensive bibliography has been updated (2009). The newer THEORY version (same theory, reworded slightly to be more brief) is on it's own page, among those pages comprising the Fascia Memory Project as described below. NOTE as needed that the better basic functional explanation -of how & why *Body-Memory* is relevant to our lives- is at the "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page. Links to all these and more are included at right or just below.
[Mobile Format Initiated Nov'14]
Section Topics & Links
   ChBullet   Proposed Overall Goals and Related (Local) References
   ChBullet   Prep-Notes Fascia and "Body-Memory", relationships and implications
   ChBullet   "Body Memory (Storage) and Morphic Fields - "Background & Key Research
   ChBullet   "An Image to Set the Scene"
   ChBullet   Fields of Communication and "Wrinkles in the Saran Wrap"
   ChBullet   Re: Body-Mind Relationships - with Chart (new June'12) illustrating Fascia Memory Theory
   ChBullet   Related Considerations, Fibromyalgia Theory with Examples (4'11)
   ChBullet   Related References (Extensive, updated 2009)  
   ChBullet   An Email Discussion
   ChBullet   Author/Site Contact Info (separate page)
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The Fascia-Memory Project

This link will take you to the Project Home Page with 11 pages: including TOC, project objectives/goals, Theory, references, & charts

Proposed Overall Goals
for Research & Development:

    ¤   To identify and define the relationship(s) between connective tissue (fascia), the objective/subjective experience, and "body-memory" -- which relationship(s) will be connected, and thus revealed through the research as a much more 'tangible' consideration in medical diagnostics;  
    ¤   To identify and define related scanning devices and diagnostics hardware and software for discerning and illustrating these relationships;
    ¤   To identify and define all manner of changes (that these devices will read) in fascia (including around circulatory vessels, etc), including pathological changes occurring prior, during, and subsequent to the research;
    ¤   To identify and define the most suitable means for organizing and coordinating communications among the many highly interdependent sub-projects and, on a continuing basis as needed, determining each and all together their direction;
    ¤   To identify and define scientifically supported medical applications, including enhanced systems for developing body-awareness for preventative health maintenance application;
    ¤   To identify and define the integration of these systems for both small- and large-scale applications.
    ¤   Some corollary programs are suggested that would provide financial support as well as avenues for expanded research.

Fascia-Memory Project Overview Chart

Task Flow Chart [PERT-style view]

Navigation tip for this page as for many at this site, considering there are many links to other pages included in most any one page section here: After briefing the topics links above, you might begin by scroll-briefing the whole page (with your scroll mouse or page-down key). Then back to where you want to begin your reading with an idea of what you want to cover. That way you're more likely to get what you need here before leaving via one of the links. And remember, your 'back' button is always handy.
Most Related Pages at this Site

ChBullet   Fascia Memory Project set of web pages includes Overview & Pert Charts (see left)

ChBullet   Theory first published by this author (Fall '96) at BioPsy Cyberzine & Futurehealth

ChBullet   The "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page
The How's & Why's Of Psycho-Emotional Storage In The Body-Mind and much more (title essay Published In Massage Magazine, July-August 1992)

ChBullet   "Tensing Yoga" For learning these dynamics, AS you treat your own chronic areas, in a relatively easy, enjoyable way. There's newly added focus (Fall'11) on Tension Range & *Work/Rest Ratio*, thence Muscle Energy Efficiency, on individual muscle focus & teamwork WITH muscles, thence "edgework", upon clarifying realities about proper stretching vs some common myths & resulting injuries. TY is not about yoga positions (asanas), although TY may improve that - quicker, easier, & without injury.

ChBullet   The Body-Mind Integration Home Page
Essays, Art, Professional Bio, Links, FTP

"Integration": "Integration" in the wholistic or therapeutic sense, implies that the information or skills (whether of the past, the good, the bad, remembered or forgotten) are re-organized and then learned from, in such a healthfully complete or "Integral" way, that it is understood and used for the highest good. This transforms the most destructive material- that which has been repressed or denied. (*Love-Wisdom* in application)


First, Some basics for interested lay persons:

         The "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page, particularly the essay, "Body-Mind Integration in the Personal Growth Process" goes into some depth regarding the How's & Why's Of Psycho-Emotional Storage, and yet may not be technically overwhelming, depending on your level of interest in the topic.
         Fascia is one type of Connective Tissue. Connective Tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Fascia provides the envelope for, and (ideally) the lubricated surface between, each muscle fiber and muscle group. It also provides the connective medium between, pervading, and/or interconnecting just about every system and subsystem in the human body! It is fascia that this writing concerns.
         I would like to offer the following postulations (a psuedo-theory?) for your possible exploration. And for your enjoyment, provided you like tossing about ideas and theories on memory storage. Having practiced primarily as a massage therapist and body-awareness counselor since 1984, I am most interested in somatic memory storage. In the process of going about my work (with the person in my care at any given time), I tend to access and work with this element to varying degrees, as devising strategies for addressing excess tension or muscle injury, and as developing related preventative health maintenance programs.

MORE TECHNICALLY SPEAKING (for practitioners, scientists, et-all):

         In the proposed overall goals for the fascia memory project (above left), the KEY phrases related to the theory are "...the relationship(s) between connective tissue (fascia), the objective/subjective experience, and 'body-memory'...", and "...all manner of changes ...in fascia..." That is, the theory is about the question(s) of a) what relationship(s) there are among these elements, b) what changes there may be among these elements and the relationships among them as related to somatic memory storage - including what kind(s) of memory and how and why and where (more specifically), and c) the reasoning behind how and why such might be understood to exist. The purpose of this page is to effectively communicate that, and, ideally, to do that sufficiently to achieve the scientific review, analysis, and research that is best suited to accomplish the proposed goals of the project.

"Fascia-Memory" and a Basic Premise at the foundation of this project: There exists much documentation (a great deal of it being referenced on this page) indicating there is a primary cause and effect relationship between emotional trauma (or milder but repeated emotionally charged stress), the suppression of any memory of that, and retained tension in the physical body. That includes documentation that fascia retains a physical record of stresses, strains, and injuries to muscle fibers.
         Further, it is theorized here that there is a significant relationship between this tension and the (subsequent) injuries that are most likely to occur for any given person. More specifically, this is very useful since this relationship pertains to location and type of injury; even the timing (most apparently as per phases of development and maturation of the physical body). Even if that were true only for very significant types and amounts of tension, it would be very important. The references provided below cover a good deal of the very wide range of considerations that, if you will, compose the infrastructure of the fascia memory theory.

         Implications - as related to the project research and goals: Equipped with a scanning device developed through the research as proposed, a physician with a high degree of knowledge about these relationships (often referred to as 'correlations' here) can thus make determinations for an individual's preventative health maintenance program. S/he can provide that - with a level of accuracy and reliability that far surpasses today's capabilities - as well as equally accurate diagnosis for conditions not easily "read" at the current time.
         For instance, a physician could read indicators of emotional trauma - whether it occurred a few years or a few decades in the past - as related to specific tension(s), and what likelihood it may lead to additional injury or chronic conditions. Even the best genetic information would not give us that. However, this research would accomplish such a degree of capability -- to determine a specific degree of potential for future progress or lack there of -- that strategies for prevention and/or intervention can be efficiently designed and employed.
Proprioceptor field array D3a rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D1a rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D2c2 &Cellp5[dslv1] rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D3c2 rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D1c1 rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D2c1 rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Artistic Renderings of "proprioceptor field arrays" in muscle cells - Chris Pringer Jan 2010 & 2011

    "Connective tissue is a composite material, consisting of strong insoluble collagen fibers embedded in a gel-like ground substance. The fibers are arranged in highly ordered, crystalline arrays. Like many other crystals, connective tissue is piezoelectric, i.e. it generates electric fields when compressed or stretched. Hence any movement of any part of the body, muscle, bone, skin, blood vessel, etc., generates characteristic electrical fields that spread through the surrounding tissues. Since collagen is a semiconductor, the connective tissue is an integrated electronic network that allows all parts of the organism to communicate with each other."
     Site Source for this note (Oschmans On Their Book).
     Thanks to Infolad1 for the Video link he posted for "Electric Universe - The Human Story - James Oschman""

         EG: To the degree I am aware of retained or stored tension in my body (and related nature, potentials, and implications), then to that degree I am equipped to develop an effective preventative health program for my body. But this is about more than just the body. After all, modern psychology generally concedes that memory suppression/storage is highly related to mental-emotional attributes, not to mention basic personality traits. Hence, application of the best preventative health program might include therapy that changes the degree to which that storage of tension relates to subsequent or mental-emotional discomfort as well as bodily injury, or therapy that even totally precludes mental-emotional discomfort as well as bodily injury.

          To clarify, about where memory is stored in general, IMO (in my humble but educated opinion): I do not believe it's *all* stored in the body - but that is where we can find it - and make the best use of it, certainly, IMH, if we do the fascia memory project research. I believe the brain has the access terminals for what is stored in or outside of the body, but that *body-memory* is the most interesting as far as therapy and healing is concerned. Memory is registered/recorded w/via a variety of stimuli - through any one or more of the senses- therefore each sense-component of a memory is going to be stored differently- according to the particular sense stimulated at the time of the event.

          Why? This theory is based on the fact (how personal experience and science has shown) that memory of some past event can be stimulated by any one of the senses- a taste, a sound, a touch, etc, not to mention a particular complex set of emotions . While scientists have re-stimulated memories by probing access points, and mapped the results, those discoveries are far from complete by any definition I would yet accept for memory overall.
          As or like an access terminal, IMHO, the brain serves like a table of contents or an index of the book of one's memory, by which the context and content (of one or more components of memory memory(s)) can be referenced, selected, attenuated, analysed, mapped, or pattern associated, so that it/they can (each/all) be compared, interpolated (filled in via pattern analysis) and/or visually charted (etc), as well as gathered into a coherant whole and/or as originally inputed. That of course, IMO, includes those memory components stored in/via the connective tissue, including that around organs, that utilize energy-fields around nerve-tissue, proprioceptors, and other sense receptors.

          That has been summarized very well (regarding the totality of ones memory), in the 2nd article, p.73 Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 95: "Equidistributional information mapping: An analogy to holograms and memory ...made explicit suggestion that memory is stored in the brain as interference patterns comparable to those used in holography." (ref: Julesz, B. and K.S. Pennington, Journal of the Optical Society of America 55:604) [also see ref. "The Universe as a Hologram" in Related References Section]

         The "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart" is at the Organization Chart page. It compacts the key points (body-mind aspects covered at this site, in context with the fascia memory theory/project) into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, other aspects.

         I believe that psychologists and psychiatrists want proof - understandably - for their theories and hypothesis about how and why neurotransmitters --or any other components in the nervous, indocrine, or other systems-- play a part in trauma, or even in personality formation, and in memory storage. I believe this project will answer many of their questions, and so I hope that many of them will find relevance in this project, and desire support for it, perhaps even demand it. Thanks to all who read and consider the contents of this page.

KEY WORDS: What possibilities arise when considering the interaction of the following mechanisms/therapies/theories ?

* Autonomic and Sensory Nervous system particular to fascia/connective tissue * Electromagnetic Field of Electric Conductor Wire * The "permanent" wrinkle effect in saran wrap (applied here to fascia) * Radar/Sonar Field Interference Detection * Unified Field and related morphogenetic theory (Rupert Sheldrake) * Holographic Reflection theory - as applied to cells/systems of living organisms (Dennis Gabor, David Bohm, Karl H. Pribram, Hugo Zucarelli) * Neuronet technology * neuro-emotional * Fixed Muscle Contraction Patterning in Human Musculature and "Re-wiring" methodology/ techniques of the Feldenkrais system of bodywork * The same patterns and various Connective Tissue Therapies (as per "Rolfing," Hellerwork, Postural Integration, MyoFascial Release, etc) * "Microtubules, Quantum Resonance, Coherance, and Consciousness," * "Symbiosis and Mitochondria," * "DNA-based computers" (see Related References below) * Characteristics of Fibromyalgia and its "Auto-Immune" disorder in relation to connective tissue


Body Memory (Storage) and Morphic Fields


          At one time Rupert Sheldrake stated that there needed to be some way to confirm the existence and role(s) of morphic fields. I am wondering if research in the directions indicated below might be a useful and relatively easy way to research morphic field theory. In the course of it we may discover important physiological relationships to the intangibles of emotional memory storage. Acknowledgments and appreciation to the scientists working and publishing in this brand new field of science. [Since the first publishing of this writing, I feel validated in my ideas by the research noted in the next few paragraphs.]
          Scientific Confirmation?: When scanning through web pages (Nov '00) I felt I had finally found the big one... it seemed to perfectly resonate with - and scientifically support to a great degree - what I have seen/felt and which led me to write the "theory" (see Theory page): "The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues" by Mae-Wan Ho. Her assembly of research material, some of it her own, virtually creates the scientific support infrastructure for the Fascia Memory Theory. Her interests include conductivity, resonance or 'coherence', and healing via cellular alignment. Also to note is her essay, "Bioenergetics and Biocommunication." Her published writings are linked to from the Related References section.

          Especially contributive to this field of research has been the leading edge scientists, James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman, Authors of "SOMATIC RECALL, Part 1 - Soft tissue memory," and "...Part 2 - Soft tissue holography," published in American Massage Therapy Association Journal, Summer `95 and Fall `95. In the Related References section are links to their writings -- examples of inspiring synergy in relating key discoveries in body memory connections.
          Their research is conducted at Nature's Own Research Association (NORA) and Nature's Own Research Laboratories, Inc. (NORL), of Delaware. NORA & NORL seeks natural solutions to environmental and medical problems through careful research into basic biology and related sciences. Most of the research on alternative or complementary medicines seeks to prove their effectiveness. Very few investigators are researching the mechanisms involved. While this is extremely valuable, research into mechanisms is not normally funded by government and philanthropic organizations.

          All of the above would not have been possible were it not for the Research in Microtubules, Ordered States, & Consciousness, in Cellular Memory, Engrams, & supportive Cell Biophysics, particularly by the prolific Stuart Hameroff, author of Toward a Science of Consciousness and many other publications cited in the Related References section. Also noted there are instrumental works by Karl Pribram and Roger Penrose, among many others.

          Other Key Findings of Late includes those by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. Her recent great discoveries in this regard are published in her ground-breaking book, Molecules and Emotion. Also most timely and important is the work of psychologist Paul Pearsall, Ph.D.   His book, The Heart's Code, The New Findings About Cellular Memories and Their Role in the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection, is about the experiences of recipients of transplanted hearts, including himself. It has already begun to forever change how science looks at the mind, the heart, and memory. Candace Pert says "...This may be the most important and revolutionary ... the mind is not in the brain and memory can survive after death."

          Folks to watch for research and practical application in Preventative Maintanance include The Institue of HeartMath, author of Freeze-Frame: Fast Action Stress Relief and Self-Empowerment. Here, they have found correlations in heart activity to changes in the immune system and changes in hormonal balance, as well as to changes in perception and intelligence.

          I appreciate educated feedback to the ideas below, for offering your related scientific facts, theory, or commentary. And/or for passing this on to those who you think might consider this idea (or parts of it) potentially useful, and/or to those who may offer useful response. Thank you for your consideration.

Proprioceptor field array D2a rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D3c3 rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Artistic Renderings of "proprioceptor field arrays" in muscle cells - Chris Pringer Jan 2010 & 2011



Theory first published by this author (Fall '96) at BioPsy Cyberzine & Futurehealth

An Image to Set the Scene:

   *      1) Imagine a section of mountainous terrain that has plateaus, valleys, flatlands and rivers in and through it. Imagine that each one of these, as well as the mountains themselves, have lines of conductive material outlining them as well as in diagonal lines formed between each corner section that would be created by the shapes of them.
   *      2) See a one-dimensional map underlying the whole terrain, like a flat surface that all the above sits on, and draw lines from each of the above noted points down to this flat surface.
   *      3) Now do the same for four sides and a top. [Actually, its not that simple, but here we will pretend that all the sections are square] You have created a 3-dimensional matrix filled in with "blocks" or sections - each having a top, bottom, and four sides - and each of these blocks are outlined with lines of conductive material.
   *      4) Imagine that Electric flows through each of these conductive lines and that this action forms a field of secondary energy around the line - or circuit. Each square block therefore has 12 circuits bordering it [in this simplified example]. Now consider that, depending on whether the line is originally a mountain perimeter, a river main, a valley diagonal, or a reference line to a border surface, the line conducts a different frequency of energy, therefore the surrounding electro-magnetic field (EMF) is also individual to that circuit, and that this individual nature is further varied by the volume of current flowing through it. The overall energy field in each block that is subsequently created by the combination of these 12 electro-magnetic fields is highly individual compared to that of any other block, and could be understood therefore to have a particular identity or "signature."
   *      5) Now imagine that there is a system for detection and interpretation of each blocks' energy field, not to mention that of whole matrices, combinations of matrices in the same local, of matrices within and/or connected to whole systems, and so on.
   *      6) Now for some fun -- Lets imagine that the whole above matrix, with all the blocks in it, is made of a clear, flexible material, one that you can see through, and that when it's stretched or squeezed it tends to retain the impression of that re-shaping somewhat.
   *      7) Pretend that you compress it - from the sides - and re-shape it so it looks a bit squashed. Notice that the blocks inside are also a little re-shaped. And guess what happens to the circuit lines and the energy fields around/in those blocks -- well, I'm not a physicist or even a mathematician, so I wouldn't try to make a sophisticated speculation, but we can guess that the energy field would change.
   *      -----> Very likely, the frequency of the various circuits' EMF fields would then change and the effect of the blocks' overall field upon that of neighboring blocks would also change. And it might be hard to imagine that one block could even be compressed without distorting the dimensions of neighboring fields, so we could figure that many simultaneous changes are taking place in that whole region of matrices.

Fields of Communication and "Wrinkles in the Saran Wrap"

         OK, now lets take a section of the human musculature, create a few terms that better refer to the human anatomy, and elaborate. Please forgive any unnecessary redundancy in describing the dynamics and energetic relationships:

         The sensory nerves, proprioreceptors, and other nervous system components, which I'll collectively refer to as "sensors," from here on, are used in conjunction with the Motor Cortex of the brain to create a "memory" of emotion related events (ERE's) as registered in the body fascia. The fascia is richly supplied with sensors such that systems which I'll call "Sensor Field Arrays" (SFA's) are created by multiple layers of fascia and in varying numbers of planes in any given area of soft tissue. That is to say, an energy field is created by any given grouping of sensors (a Sensor Field Array), simply due to the electro-magnetic vibration created by each of its components. And let's say that when such (if not most any) cells are gathered together, they form a collective bio-electro-magnetic field.

         As this field is 3 dimensional, the electro-dynamics here are similar (though many times smaller) to those we would measure around electric transmission equipment and fields of wires. And here the wires and transformers (the latter serve to relay, step-up or step-down the volume of the current) may be laying in many different planes and directions and radiating their electric fields in varying strengths and even varying frequencies.

         Hence, each Sensor Field Array has a basic/original Sensor Field Configuration that serves as its signature. This signature is read by the components of that field (via a kind of bio-electric triangularization and radar- like pattern reading), and this reading is recorded as an original and unique set of data. (It should be noted that sensor fields may physically and/or energetically overlap, contain or be contained by, other sensor fields.)

         In this way the Sensor Field Arrays are used in conjunction with the Motor Cortex of the brain to create a "memory" of emotion related events (ERE) as registered in the body fascia. The sensor field signature [or SFA Configuration (SFAC)] is used to compare to ERE of subsequent experience. This signature is used to compare to ERE of subsequent experience. This comparison creates another set of data that serves as "memory" that compares the results of one experience to another. It does this via the "pleating" (the well known "saran wrap" signature formed in fascia) and which is created by ERE. This is because the pleating distorts the sensor field energy configuration.

         FOR EXAMPLE: In time phase one we have a certain arrangement of pleating in the fascia in a given Sensor Field Array. The energy configuration of this field is "read" by the sensors and designated as the "original" signature SF Configuration of that field. This signature data is stored as a set of dimensional coordinates, energy vectors, and frequencies. In Phase two, an event causes a displacement of the atomic or molecular structure, changing the dimensions, energy vectors, and frequencies in that field. This change is compared and this comparison is recorded as an internal holographic image -- an "internal memory" -- that is referenced/correlated with the data registered by external sensory organs (of smell, sight, touch, hearing, and taste). The brain interprets this data and serves to coordinate the flow of information and manage reactions/responses of related functions and maintain operations. If, for some reason, the person reacts to the experience with a interruption of the breathing process, resulting in an interruption in the flow of this information (due to an ERE), it affects the oxygen supplied to the energy field in question. The musculature of that field is momentarily paralyzed and a pleat is formed in the fascia of that field. Now there is a permanent new signature in that field, as well as a new SF Configuration that is a result both of the pleating as well as of any new dimensions. If on the other hand the subsequent experience (in phase two) is continuous to the next experience, we say the experience in phase two is complete and there is no permanent physical marking or *storage* of that experience with a pleat, and the Fascial SF Configuration is simply given over to the next one.

         On an unconscious mental dimension, for each Sensory Field and/or set of any combination of them, morphic fields are created for storage of patterned reactions and responses of soft tissue, based in part on the physical pleating, and based in part on learning of (postural and movement) behavior. Habitual patterns, that fix posture and movement within only certain ranges, relates directly to the pleating and the resultant restrictions in the soft tissue.

         The brain over time learns to interpret the data registered -- this is what is generally referred to as learning. But learning to interpret the internally sensed holographic image data involves the so-called empathic and psychic capabilities, which we all have and use, but usually without our being conscious of it, let alone in an organized and consistent fashion. The proprioreceptors and their maintenance of appropriate muscle tone and postural balance is actually a major part of this system, at least on the physical level. But the other parts of this system provide relationship between our mental perceptions, the feelings around them, and the manner and nature with which experience affects the physical body in the short term and in the long term.

         Moisture content along the facial surfaces would then determine the strength of electrical potential or "charge" in that field. This translates to kinesthetic/sensory and emotional sensitivity for that field. A Pleat forms [from, and then retains] emotional-related charges for as long as the experience is kept as a conscious memory. There would be a direct corollary between the memory being suppressed, and the field's moisture content decreasing and thus it's oxygen level (and/or its "normal" use of oxygen) decreasing. Ideally, moisture content is high such that the bio-electric currents pass through and feelings do not get "stuck" -- stored as suppressed emotion. Another way of saying this is that fascial bio-electro/magnetic resonance reflects memory (experience) with the manner in which solution is distributed on its surface; coherent wave patterns reflect symmetricity and alignment of atomic relationships.

         There are references to a "Model for Bioelectric Responsiveness of Fascia" in some of the myo-fascial release trainings, but if we truly want to know the degree of bio-electric interconnectivity, and the potential for engaging our capacities for neuroplasticity, in my opinion, we will look much deeper into the fascia and it's interfaces with other connective tissues, per the theory above and the research into the devices as proposed in the "Fascia Memory Project".

Theory first published by this author (Fall '96) at BioPsy Cyberzine & Futurehealth  

System Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory Chart by Chris Pringer 2'12,12'13- Thumb

Further below is the Chart, System Interfaces in the Psycho-Physiology of the Fascia Memory Theory - A flow chart very briefly illustrating the interfaces of the "Proprio-Neuro Fascia-Muscular, Motor Cortex, Connective Tissue Cells, as well as the Adrenal System, Inner-Child, & Related Aspects" (Feb&June'12).

Regarding the "Inner-Child": pertaining to the "Re-Parenting" approach, born directly of Transactional Analysis and the Humanist, Gestalt approach of John Bradshaw's work. Such that an "Inner-Child" is a personification of the emotional body elements related to a given set of bodily-stored memory(s). But which is/are also "compiled" in such a way that we can therapeutically interface effectively with that, through a variety of well established modalities of techniques. [REF]

Chart 2 (thumb pic below) "Multiple Interfacing Proprioreceptor Systems in 'GPS' Systems Analogy" (including postural balance system) expands the discussion as well as the charting of the different proprioceptor sub-systems , including the Adrenal /Inner Child /"GPS" Fascial interface sub-system (Dec'13).


Proprioceptor field array D1c2 rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Proprioceptor field array D1c3 rendering by Chris Pringer, Jan 2010 & 2011

Artistic Renderings of "proprioceptor field arrays" in muscle cells - Chris Pringer Jan 2010 & 2011

Briefly back to "the basics" of Body-Mind Relationships [June'12]

         Relating the above to how we, via the mind-body, respond to experience, store and release tension, repress and retrieve memory, and integrate related mental-emotional components of that, is the heart of the "Body-Mind Integration..." essay and the addendum essays (Since Spring'11) on it's page. How our beliefs may relate to all that is the subject of various other essays at this site, but I digress. More directly relating to the above fascia memory theory (depending on one's perspective and context), or perhaps better serving as a segue in between, is the essay (on that page), "Adrenaline vs Endorphins and What's That Got To Do With...", also related to the chart below.

          Related QUESTIONS FOR SCIENTISTS: How about the effects of adrenal [hormones & neurotransmitters, pathways & effects], upon the formation of and changes to COLLAGEN, as well as the balance of same with Endorphins? ... Effects on various properties related to various tension dynamics*, recovery from fatigue, neuroplasticity, characteristics of aging (both in cause and effect)? ...All as related to (effects upon) proprioceptor operation, and both cause and effect relations upon/by the Sensor Field Array(s). And then all that on the above essay's noted emotional tension storage & release, chronic holding & movement patterns, & any changes to that over time (or Inner-Child Relationships)?   [Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the phenomenon of body memory: somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy, body-mind split, mind-body split]

    The chart at right is an attempt to effectively depict the essential fascia memory theory dynamics, plus a few more, including relationships between the muscles and tendons, the proprioceptors, the motor cortex, the adrenal glands (and other components of the endocrine system), the emotional body, and how we respond to experience. Most notably, it goes into more detail with regard to (as part of and in keeping with) the theory for how particular configurations are stored and updated, with codes or "Keys", "KeySets" (sets of keys), and the "formulas" that they reference in the Motor Cortex.

    Hence, a certain amount of memory, or essential parts of memory -that has been stored due to an emotional component- is stored in the body, and it's resources for "reference" (usually unconscious) or retrieval (as it becomes more/fully conscious) is stored in the motor cortex area of the brain (per this theory).

    PLEASE NOTE: with regard to certain of the terms used, relative to those in the Fascia Memory Theory:

¤ "Bio-E State" or "Bio-Energetic State" is equivalent to the "Sensor Field Array Configuration" (SFAC)

¤ "Bio-Energetic State & Signature" is equivalent to the "SFA Configuration Signature" (SFAC Signature)

¤ "Formulas" are made up of "keysets" (combinations of "Keys") in such a way to facilitate each "Sensor Field Array Configuration" (SFAC). SFAC's, representing changes in the fascia, thence (per the theory) have specifically correlating reference data stored in the Motor Cortex (or directly related area) of the brain.
System Interfaces in the Psycho-Physiology of the Fascia Memory Theory
A flow chart very briefly illustrating the interfaces of the "Proprio-Neuro Fascia-Muscular, Motor Cortex, Connective Tissue Cells, as well as the Adrenal System, Inner-Child, & Related Aspects"     [(2/19/12, 6/14/12)]

As needed, opening another browser tab and reading the "Body-Mind Integration..." essay may also help greatly in fully grasping all the key parts and dynamics involved (relative to the proprioreceptor - emotional body - body memory interface)

Regarding the "Inner-Child": pertaining to the "Re-Parenting" approach, born directly of Transactional Analysis and the Humanist, Gestalt approach of John Bradshaw's work. Such that an "Inner-Child" is a personification of the emotional body elements related to a given set of bodily-stored memory(s). But which is/are also "compiled" in such a way that we can therapeutically interface effectively with that, through a variety of well established modalities of techniques. [REF]

A flow chart briefly illustrating the psycho-physiology of the Fascia Memory Theory
Multiple Interfacing Proprioreceptor Systems
in "GPS" Systems Analogy
Includes Postural Balance System

Its like a global "GPS" System (in its comparatively rudimentary positional locating & recalibration capability). The Adrenal-Fascial Interface is included through one of the sub-systems.

Micro-second scenarios are scripted for each sub-system in accomplishing tasks. Names of "GPS" sub-systems (highlighted below) are made up for the analogy, and a little personality has been projected in to play out the back-n'-forth conversation to represent feedback loop signals between 2 proprioreceptors. Into those has been rendered different temperaments: from executive managerial to emotional reactive.

Postural Balance / "GPS 1", (Global): Highest level of Proprioreceptor Interface: "Thank you for your continuous reporting, 1L's. Thank you sensory systems. Executing calibration procedure 8822 per 77A..."

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Note: Diagrams here are for showing functional relationships; muscle cells or fibers are actually very long and thin, with proprioreceptors in or around layers of fascia, not inside the muscle cell bodies themselves.
"Muscle Group System GPS 2" (Local to Global): Local Tension/Position to Global Posture Calibration, coordinating different muscle groups in different parts of the body with very different specialized functions (ie: between arms and legs): "Teams 3322 checking in.." "Check" "Teams 4411 transitioning..." "Check. Ready coordination procedure 77A...

"Muscle Group System GPS 2B" (Local to Global): same as GPS 2 sets except for the coordination is between mirrored muscle groups and tandem movements (ie: between individual muscles of left and right arms, or between those of left and right erector spinae muscles of the back).

"Muscle Cell GPS 3": Local Tension Calibration/Position-Coordination System - among fibers/cells in the same muscle or muscle group: "are we where we're supposed to be for the current...?" "No, we need to adjust this way this much for now, tension level 'Easy 4a'." "Ok, got it." "Ok, cool sailin', catch you on the next..."
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Adrenal / Inner Child / "GPS" Interface
This system functions like "GPS 3", except for its major role in fascia memory dynamics, as a bridge between "GPS 2,3" and the Sensor Field Arrays. It is an intermediary between the working "original", the survived past, and the current (disfunctional but coping) states of neuro-muscular function.

"Muscle Cell GPS 3Aux": Local Fascia Memory Storage Modification: (of Re-calibration/coordination per patterning and related situational parameters, per un-processed situation memory-related input, including over-bearing tendency to project past onto the present, etc. Also hyper-receptive to adrenal stimulus: "Special Forces Alert: Warning, Warning, It's happening again! Go to pattern '3' [coping mechanism "level 3"] - Go here and hold at least 'x' amount of tension, no matter what GPS 2 says." "But nothing's going on." "Maybe not if we do pattern '3'." "We're going to gunk things up for awhile, again." "Trust me, its safer this way, Warning, Warning..." "Ok, Ok, we're there."

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* "Special Forces Alert" (for this analogy) refers to an adrenal-accentuated response related to a set of muscle tension range and movement patterns, having been established early in life as part of a coping mechanism. This being different from patterned responses which are less, or not at all, "adrenalized," and whose patterns are more related to depression, lets say. All as apart from those cells not patterned at all (not being associated with an 'Inner Child', unproccessed memories, or keyed with fascia memory).

Reminder: basics for proprioreceptor and body-memory are covered at the main "Body-Mind Integration..." essay, and with particular applications at "Pattern Triad" and "Tensing Yoga" pages.

"Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart"
(Links to Full Size) at the Organization Chart page
This chart compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, emotional integration process, other aspects. Addressing all these aspects and their relationships is what make this site unique.

"The science behind the body-mind relationships"
Notes and references have been included at the "Body-Mind Integration..." page (in the reference section). At this page is a growing number of addendum essays for clarifying many related topics for *common sense* preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics and processes involved.
Chart of Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context, Thumbnail Oct'11


Related Considerations [Fall, 1995]

         How about " Fascianomics " - term denoting the efficiency of the neuro-fascial interface to conduct symmetric bio-magnetic resonance in alignment with, and facilitation of, the maximum-potential of effortless whole systems function.

         I believe there may be other ways that the brain-mind stores and accesses memory, but that this one works for the "emotionally charged" and/or suppressed experiences for which the person consciously and/or unconsciously feels there needs to be further processing. This further processing then takes place if/when a more appropriate time and circumstance presents itself, and as the priorities and readiness allow for that particular and/or related psycho-emotional development.

         With this in mind would it be feasible to consider Fibromyalgia as an over-stimulated sensory field receptor system in the connective tissue matrix interface? This over-stimulation would be due to system being "on alert;", due to original unconscious decision to alert warning system, should recurrence/continuation of an original stimulation (usually from infancy or early in childhood) be suspected. Thus its characteristics relating it to (an) "Auto-Immune" disorder. [Apr'11:]  How about a relationship to a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the fine interstitial spaces among the cells of muscle tissues due to their being chronically held *contracted* and under-circulated, including trauma induced, or long-term-habituated, neuro-emotional contractedness over a broad-area (including by being forcibly tickled in early childhood)? And a broad scattering of fine pin-pricks of pain? See next section below for more about that.

Follow-up note on
Fibromyalgia - Theory with Examples   (April 28, 2011, rev'd April 30):

          She's had fibromyalgia symptoms for years, but rarely tells anyone, because she says no one really knows how to deal with it effectively. Or too often, to even listen to her story effectively. She responded positively to my question, "were you ever force-tickled - to the point of pain - as a child or infant?" Although I'd worked with her for a decade or more, she only let this out in the last year or so. The 2nd client to tell me this - told me years ago (late 90's?). And that was some years after the first client who told me about her early childhood experience of being forced to endure tickling far past the point of begging for the older relative to stop.
          With the first client, I had been working on her right latissimus dorsi muscles about T12 (off to the right side of her mid-back area), doing fairly light but steady pulling strokes 'in grain' with the intercostals (in-between the ribs), and as I came closer to her underarm area (but not yet that close to the common tickle area), she complained of extreme discomfort and pain. Although her actual physical reaction, including a slight vocalization, reminded me of someone being tickled.

          Hence my question about her being forcibly tickled, her answer, and my half-amazed response (to the first client). She had actually come in due to an auto accident, but also complained of fibromyalgia, and I didn't know then (in the late 1980's) that light strokes were not generally advised for that condition. I was half-amazed because, over a number of sessions I had strongly sensed a kind of contractedness to her nature as well as in her physiology, other complaints, diet, communications, as well as tissue response. (Sensed them due to my tendency notice things, including potential correlations, ask questions for verification, etc). And/Yet she was actively fighting - on so many levels - this tendency to "contract" or hold herself back.
          None of these gals had ever connected the forced-tickling event to their fibromyalgia, of course, and only the third client, who is also a student of the healing arts, saw the potential connection after I proffered it to them. The key here, as far as the theory goes, is NOT "forced-tickling", but "forced contraction", as there may be many other kinds of experiences that causes the child to experience trauma due to confusion about the cause of pain.
[ In the following examples of emotional experience for such a trauma-victim, please interprete "her/she" as "his/her" or "s/he". And the verbal tense can vary for some of the emotions, as can the time element with confusion, as to what feelings are felt when, and as caused by whom or what. Subsequent events of many/various types may bring on the onset of fibromyalgia, but continuing with more about how and why the association with the initial causative event may be suppressed:]

The emotional confusion is usually due to being accused of wrong-doing due to her response, during and after the event by someone she trusted, perhaps by someone who has been a guardian in most other circumstances in life. Which would add up to make her feel guilt and shame about her own response, along with other feelings that were far too complex and contradictory to her young mind. She has to tighten up her musculature to defend herself, in essence to defend her right to continue to feel loved - by those she depends on for love. Even now, in circumstances she unconsciously associates as then, she continues to laugh although she is feeling pain and wants/needs to cry, wants someone to understand, and yet she holds onto the tension, because there has been no "all's ok" message - not given afterwards, let alone immediately as related to the event, let alone by those who she then had every right to expect to be there for her.

          The pleating in the tissues have now been formed, along with the locked up quagmire of emotions of grief and shame and desire to be able to experience pleasure, even love - from tickling - like everyone else around her has, etc. But now she has to fear it, mostly unconsciously, since all that hasn't been figured out - it's locked away, remember. Revealing that fear to herself, not to mention to others, might lead, maybe already has led to, great embarrassment from a plethera of unexplainable feelings, perhaps even to strong reactions at someone else. And all this is/has been for years to come psycho-emotionally associated with pain that can be re-stimulated by a relatively light touch in certain areas of her body, or even awakening from sleep, not to mention with looks of incredulity from various professionals, whose job it is to care for people in pain.

          On the good side of things, the third client (who actually has not gone into detail about related experience that occurred either early on or since) did experience some relief in session, and some emotional release - partly due to feeling understood for her confusion and frustration, as well for understanding a little more about her feelings in that moment. We discussed visualizations for stripping out the fine chicken-wire-mesh-like web that has cagged parts of her being for so long. We discussed supplements for increasing fine-capillary circulation and clearing out waste products from the interstitial spaces (between cells) and eradicate free radicals. And the benefits of Vitamin C as well as concentrated "green" foods with all their enzymes and assistant co-factors and other micro-nutrients. Those that are otherwise extremely rarely found in other foods nowadays, yet found increasingly essential as more research time is spent on them, and so on.

          I had also mentioned bromelain to the more recent client as one (easily available) proteolytic enzyme for removing related scar tissue, but I wasn't sure in my memory at the time that scar tissue was related to fibromyalgia. Since then I've verified that many who are researching fibromyalgia do relate the two - and reminds me of the adhesions between layers of fascia, particularly where there are overlapping muscle groups. This is where one muscle (or muscle group) is structured to tense their fibers in different vectors or directions from the adjacent muscle (group). And if they are adhesed, stuck together, while attempting to do this, it would be natural for there to be pain experience - the pain receptors (nociceptors) in those areas are going to activate. In this case, as a broad scattering of fine pin-pricks of pain, especially after having been inactive for a period of time? There are many such layerings in the upper torso area especially.
          What also might be helpful - for some who believe in the power of visualization and affirmation (this form of prayer, that is, as well as others) - are the resources at the Prayer & Healing page (the still-growing number of them as I add this note, 4/30/11).

So, Could there not be a relationship...

          between Fibromyalgia and a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the muscle tissues that are chronically held contracted and under-circulated? Put more in professional speak: trauma induced contractedness over a broad-area, ie: in multiple muscle groups of the torso (upper body). And a broad scattering of fine pin-pricks of pain. Well, obviously I think there's a relationship. And the Fascia Memory Project would either confirm or dispell the theory. Along with so many other theories from so many other thinking health professionals. Given such research, there would be far fewer instances of doubt about a patient's pain - by those we (want to be able to) expect compassionate care from. Which says something about our health care system. Or, have we professionals too often learned not to feel, let alone theorize, and/or not to communicate about these internal dynamics which are so critical to the health of individuals and of society as a whole?

          Please let me know to what degree you have found this applicable to your own experience, and/or (especially for researchers) to what degree you find this theory, or parts of it, applies. Please feel free to post at Fibromyalgia forums, so long as you also include this last paragraph with my name and contact information - I'd like to know if this helps! Thank you!   - Chris Pringer, (christopher@chalicebridge.com)

          These notes and pages on "Body-memory", "fascia-memory", or related theories should not be interpreted to suggest that memory suppression has any direct relationship with moral, ethical, or "spiritual" capacity, or "character flaws", as the above noted fibromyalgia case should more than illustrate! I do not believe there need be any such relationship, certainly not direct. I DO believe there may be a relationship -- more or less direct -- between memory suppression (which every human does some of) and personal challenges, coping mechanisms, each person's personality (formed by unique perceptual filtration and selectivity during experience generally in early childhood), tendencies, talents, and gifts, and even life direction (which every human has). That is elaborated in depth at the Body-Mind Integration..." page, including with regard to the adrenal response in relationship to trauma, long-term conditioning, related muscle tissue holding patterns, "body-memory," and to how those relationships are healed. Also related: "The Body Pattern Assessment/Reading and Understanding the Pattern Triad."

          I believe that suppressed memory does not *determine* these aspects, at least not necessarily, but much about these aspects can be gleaned/read from an understanding of the correlations between the characteristics of fascia (connective tissue) and the nature of memory suppression. I have found this to be a consistent and reliable indicator for kinesthetically obtaining information (via touch/massage therapies) from the soft tissue, and using it to assist in other's therapy and healing -- as verified by those people I have worked with, after assessing their systems with the systems described via above noted reference.

          "The Science Behind The Body-Mind Relationships" notes and references have been included in the reference section at the "Body-Mind Integration..." page. The "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart" (at the Organization Chart page) compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications, relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, other aspects.


Note: The following [about Rupert Sheldrake, included in the original publication of the theory, Fall'96] is probably the 1st web-published allusion to a project for research with devices for finding actual relationships between fascia and body memory. Which proposal is now fully elaborated and organized at here -bcp, 11'08 ]

         At one time Rupert Sheldrake stated that there needed to be some way to confirm the existence and role(s) of morphic fields. I am wondering if research in the directions indicated above might be a useful and relatively easy way to research morphic field theory. The fascial system is small enough and workable enough, that with some medical scanning equipment and bio-electric field measuring devices that are already developed, a good computer man to integrate the assessments, a good visionary and a few left brainers to keep things heading in the right directions... ... well, Sheldrake could have his micro-cosmic example of inter AND intra-active (via adjacent, multi-level contained, and/or overlapping) memory fields. And the emotional aspect of the memory wouldn't have to be established before this is proven, I think -- the neurosynaptic data (or neuro-emotional data), when compared in block groups over time and experience (eg: on/in a living biological organism's system) with such equipment as described above, would give a relatively quick idea of where to go with the study from there.

         Later on, with cross checking of experiential data of the person's tested, the emotional content could begin to be established and correlated. It seems to me that with all the intuitives around to give hints as to where to direct the eyes of the research, the basis for the correlations could be relatively quickly revealed. Then the more left-brain (as compared to right and whole brain) derived avenues of research could be checked for verification.

         I admit, I may have no [truly technical] idea of what I'm talking about [EG: enough of those which are "scientifically verified"], but on the other hand, I've been pretty close to right-on with this kind of thinking before, especially in intuiting out the more technical aspects (and relevant "topography") of applied bodywork [and verifying that with clients]. And I don't think that this research (as described above) would *create* a new working mechanism in the fascial energy fields [just to stretch a note on some of the theories extending from Rupert Sheldrake's and related theories on energy fields], considering the amount of thought and emotion that has already established relatively consistent relationships at those levels of biology.

[More on Morphic Field Theory in Related References section, Jan'12:]

--© Fall '95, Christopher Pringer



Related Reference Sections
[for more please see the articles by the Oschmans]:

Theory & Research Body-Mind Memory    ChaliceBullet20-21     Two Leaders in the Science as applied to Body Fascia, Bodywork, and Somatic Recall (What I usually refer to as "Body Memory"), and to Healing are James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman (see introductory section of this page). They are the authors of "Somatic Recall, Part 1 - Soft tissue memory," which continues in "... Part 2 - Soft tissue holography," and "How Healing Energy Works." They have published the book, *Readings on the Scientific Basis of Bodywork, Energetic, and Movement Therapies* - Excerpts and notes from that can be found here. Visit their Web Site at http://www.energyresearch.bizland.com/.
    Other References cited by Oschman, J.L. include: 'Structure and properties of ground substances.' American Zoologist 24(1):199-215; 1984. 'The connective tissue and myofacial systems.' Privately published manuscript; 1981. 'How does the body maintain its shape': A series of 3 articles that appeared in Rolf Lines, the news magazine for Rolf Institute members, Boulder, CO, ending with Vol. 18(1):24-25; 1989, 1990. 'Sensing solitons in soft tissues.' Guild News (Guild for Structural Integration, Boulder, CO) 3(2):22-25. 1994.

   ChaliceBullet20-21    Molecules and Emotion, by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. Ground-breaking research discoveries. The following are (paraphrased from "Science of Self - Feelings and the Bodymind":
    Candace Pert, a molecular biologist formerly at Georgetown University, determined that the limbic (emotional) portion of the brain contains upwards of 85 percent of the neuropeptide receptors her team studied. Pert and her colleagues noticed a high concentration of these receptors "in virtually all locations where information from any of the five senses…enters the nervous system." The entire body might then be said, in Pert’s view, to be like a single organ with full sensing capabilities: "a far-flung, unitary, psychosomatic network". (Pert, pp. 142-143) Depending on the precise external or internal stimulus taking place at any given moment, a particular ‘information substance’ will flow through our body and bind to specific receptor sites. When this binding takes place, we feel a given feeling, encode a given memory, or are prompted to emote a certain way. (Schoen, Allen. Kindred Spirits. New York: Broadway Books, 2001, pp. 44-45) Pert conjectures that our bodily organs 'store' emotional memories based on the specific receptors they possess and the nature of the chemical messages they receive. Memory, she posits, resides in virtually every part of our body. (Pert, ibid; also O’Connor, Richard. Undoing Perpetual Stress. New York: Berkley Books, 2005, p. 331).

   ChaliceBullet20-21    Many ref-links related to Candace Pert, emotion, and a new psychosomatic medicine - are at the "Links" page for "Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion" website. Also included in this page are Daniel Goleman (*Emotional Intelligence*); Richard O’Connor (*Undoing Perpetual Stress*); Candace B. Pert (*Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel*); Antonio R. Damasio (*Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain*); Marina Piano (“Mind-Body Connection”); Ken Dychtwald (*Bodymind*); Candace B. Pert, Henry E. Dreher, and Michael R. Ruff ("The Psychosomatic Network: Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine").

   ChaliceBullet20-21    Mae-Wan Ho:
          Scientific Confirmation?: When scanning through web pages (Nov '00) I felt I had finally found the big one... it seemed to perfectly resonate with - and scientifically support to a great degree - what I have seen/felt and which led me to write the "theory" (on Theory page): "The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues" by Mae-Wan Ho, director of Institute of Science in Society (ISIS at www.i-sis.org). Her assembly of research material, some of it her own, virtually creates the scientific support infrastructure for the Fascia Memory Theory. Her interests include conductivity, resonance or 'coherence', and healing via cellular alignment. Here's a series of excerpts from "The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues":
          "According to Becker (1990), the DC body field is not located in the nervous sytem itself, but in "perineural" tissues such as the glial cells in the brain and spinal cord, and the schwann cells encasing the peripheral nerves. This hypothesis would seem to conflict with the suggestion that the DC body field is correlated with the acupuncture system. ...Also, an electrodynamical field can be detected in all early embryos and in plants and animals which do not have neural or perineural tissues (Burr and Northrup, 1935). It is likely that the DC field is functionally interconnected with the nervous system, and yet exists, to a large degree, outside the nervous system. In fact, it is widely recognized that under a variety of conditions, the speed of communication in our body is much faster than can be accounted for by the known speed of nerve conduction (see Ho, 1997a), and nerves simply do not reach all parts of our body. ...we recently discovered that the living continuum is liquid crystalline, with all the properties that make liquid crystals ideal for intercommunication (Ho et al, 1996; Ho, 1997a). [various important lead-up points & references skipped]... Liquid crystals typically undergo rapid changes in orientation or phase transitions when exposed to electric (and magnetic) fields - which is why they are widely used in display screens. They also respond to changes in temperature, hydration, shear forces and pressure. Biological liquid crystals carry static electric charges and are therefore also influenced by pH, salt concentration and dielectric constant of the solvent (Collings, 1990; Knight and Feng, 1993). [various important lead-up points & references skipped] ...It is already widely recognized that all the major constituents of living organisms may be liquid crystalline (Collings, 1990) - lipids of cellular membranes, DNA, possibly all proteins, especially cytoskeletal proteins, muscle proteins, and proteins in the connective tissues such as collagens and proteoglycans (Bouligand, 1972; Giraud-Guille, 1992; Knight and Feng, 1993). Recent nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) studies of muscles in living human subjects provide evidence of their "liquid-crystalline-like" structure (Kreis and Boesch, 1994). [various important lead-up points & references skipped] ...Hardy suggested in 1927 that molecular orientation may be important for living protoplasm, and Peters, two years later, made the explicit link between molecular orientation and liquid crystals. Needham, indeed, proposed that organisms actually are liquid crystalline. But direct evidence for that has only recently been provided by Ho and coworkers ( Ho and Lawrence, 1993; Ho and Saunders, 1994; Ho et al, 1996). who successfully imaged live organisms using an interference colour technique that amplifies weak birefringences typical of biological liquid crystals."
   The noted references have been put below in the section, "References from Mae Won Ho".

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Morphic Field Theory, A Biological Approach to Systems by David Brent deMoville. Beginning with Rupert Sheldrake, an examination of an approach to systems from the biological perspective. These are living systems which may be "organically based and encompass life and biology as we normally think of them or they may be mechanical, forcing us to think of the meaning of life in new contexts..." Text File; Includes a list of related articles with link addresses.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Presence of the Past: Introduction & Chapter One - On Morphogenic Field Theory by Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. "Challenging the fundamental assumptions of modern science, this ground-breaking radical hypothesis suggests that nature itself has memory. The question of morphogenesis - how things take their shape - remains one of the great mysteries of science. What makes a rabbit rabbit-shaped? How do newts regenerate limbs? Why are molecules shaped the way they are? Why do societies arrange themselves in certain predictable patterns? ..." Text File; Includes a list of related articles with link addresses.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Book, The Heart's Code, The New Findings About Cellular Memories and Their Role in the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection, by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D.   Written by a psychologist about the experiences of recipients of transplanted hearts, incl. himself, it has already begun to forever change how science looks at the mind, the heart, and memory. Candace Pert, Ph.D., author of Molecules of Emotion, says "...This may be the most important and revolutionary ... the mind is not in the brain and memory can survive after death." On the back-cover are reviews of high acknowledgement also by Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of *Love, Medicine, & Miracles,* Gary E.R.Schwartz, Ph.D. and Linda G.S.Russek, Ph.D. (directors of the Human Energy Systems Laboratory, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona), and Doc Lew Childre, CEO/Pesident, The Institue of HeartMath, author of *Freeze-Frame: Fast Action Stress Relief and Self-Empowerment.*

Research in Fascia     (Physiology & Related Anatomy, Micro-Biology, Bio-Mechanics, Therapy, Research, Etc)        ChaliceBullet20-21  FACILITATING RESEARCH IN FASCIA: "Sheet Plastination- a Powerful Research Tool for the Macro-microscopic Configuration of the Fibrous Connective Tissue" Ming Zhang, MB, MMed, PhD
          ...RESULTS Sheet plastination provides a new approach to elucidate the architecture of the fibrous connective tissue at macroscopic and microscopic levels and can trace the configuration of dense and loose connective tissues because it retains all of the structures in their “living” position, while different types of tissues (fatty and fibrous connective tissue and muscular tissue) are still clearly distinguishable ...CONCLUSION Sheet plastination is a powerful research tool for the macro-microscopic configuration of the fibrous connective tissue.

      ChaliceBullet20-21  First International Fascia Research Congress (www.fascia2007.com):
          Excerpt from Science Magazine, Nov 23, 2007:
          "The meeting ...would be the first dedicated to the soft part of the body's connective tissue system — an important but medically neglected organ. It would bring together top scientists from fields as diverse as cell biology and biophysics, but it would also include alternative medicine practitioners.
          "...This conference was a first venture within the field of the human fasciae to bring together scientists and clinicians and it was not at all certain that getting these two diverse groups together would satisfy everyone or produce constructive collaboration. ...Yet, by the end of the second day, it was obvious there was a meeting of minds. So much so that a leading researcher in biomechanics, Peter Huijing, PhD, of Vrije Unvesiteit in Amsterdam has agreed to help organize the ... conference in Amsterdam in 2009..."

      ChaliceBullet20-21  Abstracts are/were available via the Abstracts 2007 and Abstracts 2009 and Abstracts 2012. These include "Fascial mechanoreceptors and their potential role in deep tissue manipulation Excerpt" from: Schleip R 2003: "Fascial plasticity - a new neurobiological explanation." Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 7(1):11-19 and 7(2):104-116. [ Editor's note: I found this abstract to be the most related to innervation (per the theory page here). It mentions what are now known to be the largest group of (type III & IV) sensory nerve fibers, now commonly called interstitial muscle receptors. "A better name would be interstitial myofascial tissue receptors since they also exist abundantly in fascia... are hardly mentioned in most textbooks." -cp]

Research in Water and Fascia
   ChaliceBullet20-21  "New Hypotheses on the Hydration of Collagen," James L. Oschman, Ph.D., Source: Fascia Congress 2012 ...RESULTS: Highly ordered collagenous structures yield X-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance images showing precise fits with chains of water molecules. Because of the high degree of order, the water molecules are also regarded as a body-wide liquid crystalline system primarily oriented along the body’s vertical axis (c). Protein and hydration layers form a dynamically coherent unit extending throughout the body. Further research shows that there are about 3-4 layers of water molecules surrounding each collagen molecule (d). CONCLUSION: Recent research has revealed profoundly important quantum effects and relationships in structures such as these: an ability to trap environmental electromagnetic fields; an ability of interfacial water layers to act as batteries (Pollack); and an ability to release quasi-free anti-oxidant electrons that control inflammation and power redox reactions. James L. Oschman, Ph.D., Nature’s Own Research Association, PO Box 1935, Dover, NH
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Leon Chaitow's Series of Articles About Research in Water and Fascia
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Current Research in Water and Fascia- Micro-tornadoes, hydrogenated diamonds & nanocrystals By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO. A resource reference-packed article that serves as an index and guide to this growing topic and it's array of expanding implications. "The speed with which research is uncovering the secrets of fascia is mind-boggling...!"
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Cell-matrix adhesion sites appear to host a "mechanosensory switch" as they transmit forces from the ECM to the cytoskeleton, and vice versa, triggering internal signals following mechanical stimulation, such as occurs in manual therapy.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  There appear to be forms of communication within the fascial matrix, for example caused by tugging in the mucopolysaccharides, created by twisting acupuncture needles.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Water can be viewed as a 'designer fluid' in living cells."
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Pollack GH, et al. Water and the Cell (book). Springer, 2006. (at Amazon)
          This book deals with the role of water in cell function. Though long recognized to be central to cell function, water's role has not received the attention lately that it deserves. This book brings the role of water front and central. It presents the most recent work of the leading authorities on the subject, culminating in a series of sometimes astonishing observations. Water is a subject of interest to virtually everyone. It is becoming increasingly important in health therapy, in the environment, in chemistry and physics, and certainly in cells. Thus, this groundbreaking volume will be of great interest to a broad audience, well beyond those in biology alone.
          [Key Phrases] - Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs): (learn more) vicinal hydration, inner water compartment, hydration compartments, methacrylate monomer units, extrovert models, most hydrophobic face, normal liquid water, interconnecting chain segments, following hypotonic shock, pressure pixel, water structure changes, frog muscle cells, fixed sulfates, vicinal water, water moieties, globular component, hydrophobic tip, percolative transition, migrating protons, curve fit analysis, low density water, multilayer theory, unexposed cells, water structuring, inverse temperature transition
          [Key Phrases] - Capitalized Phrases (CAPs): (learn more) New York, Phys Chem, Pacific Press, Protein Data Bank, Physiol Chem Phys, Academic Press, Mol Biol, Rieske Iron Protein, Structure File, Proc Natl Acad Sci, San Antonio, Cell Biol Int, Plant Physiol, Plenum Press, Biol Chem, Colloid Interface Sci, Jacques Benveniste, Amer Chem Soc, Cambridge University Press, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Adv Protein Chem, Drost Hansen, Proc Nail Acad Sci, World Scientific, Biochim Biophys Acta

Microtubules, Ordered States, & Consciousness

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose (1994, Oxford University Press) - Renrose is a physicist/mathematician. He presents microtubules as the basic unit of the brain and the possible site where collective quantum effects occur, resulting in the experience of consciousness. (See chapter, "Quantum Theory and the Brain")
   ChaliceBullet20-21  The quantum brain page (Microtubules, QResonance, etc),
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Quantum Physics, Coherance, and Consciousness,
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Microtubules Directory Page
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Stuart Hameroff, author of *Toward a Science of Consciousness*:
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Biological Coherence and Response to External Stimuli (1988, Springer Verlag), by Herbert Frohlick; Chapter, "Coherence in the Cytoskeleton: Implications for Biological Information processing," by contributor S. R. Hameroff. Hameroff is an anaesthesiologist at the University of Arizona, and mentions electret, Piezo and Piezoelectric effects. Other citations by Hameroff include: Molecular automata in microtubules: Basic computational logic of the living state? In: Artificial Life, SFI Studies in the sciences of complexity. Vol. VI. Edited by C. Langton, Addison-Weslley, Redwood City, CA, p.521-553;Hameroff, S., S. Rasmussen, and B. Mansson, 1988; Jibu M, Hagan S, Pribram K, Hameroff SR, Yasue K: Quantum optical coherence in cytoskeletal microtubules: implications for brain function. BioSystems, 32:195-209, 1994. and...
   ChaliceBullet20-21  "Cytoplasmic Gel States and Ordered Water: Possible Roles in Biological Quantum Coherence," Stuart Hameroff; Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Advanced Water Sciences Symposium, Dallas, TX, 1996 (forthcoming) on the web at:
   ChaliceBullet20-21  "Quantum Consciousness" Stuart Hameroff and Microtubules — Nature's Quantum Computers? and Dendritic spine showing microtubule interacting with membrane receptors
   ChaliceBullet20-21  The 'Superradiance" property of "is an effect which can convert disordered energy of various kinds into coherent electromagnetic energy. This was apparently first described by R.H. Dicke in 1954, in an article in Physical Review (Volume 93, 1, page 99, January 1954)."
   ChaliceBullet20-21  The "Self-induced transparency" property of Microtubules "is a self focusing optical phenomenon. Along with superradiance it might manifest in the context of ordered water in the hollow microtubule core, allowing coherent photons to propagate coherently..."

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Charles Daily developed and taught "Holographic Memory Release Technique" (HMR).
          Related articles include:
             ChaliceBullet20-21  "Body Memory - The Missing Key to Self-Healing" by Fredric Lehrman: "... This area has become very interesting to many people in the fields of health and psychology, who feel that physical patterns, which were considered unchangeable, are in fact less fixed than we used to believe. ..."

             ChaliceBullet20-21  "The Universe as a Hologram" - Does Objective Reality Exist, Or Is The Universe A Phantasm? Laying out the connections as considered in depth by University of London physicist David Bohm, Standford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram working independently in the field of brain research, brain scientist Karl Lashley, neurophysiologist researching acoustic phenomena, Argentinian-Italian researcher Hugo Zucarelli, among many others of impressive credentials.


More References from Mae Won Ho   [for excerpt included above and other pages at this site]
NOTE: My research leads me to believe that the above noted article ("The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibres of the Connective Tissues"), otherwise extremely difficult to find now (2009), has been revised and much expanded into the following article: Organism and Psyche in a Participatory Universe, (particularly pertinent here would be the sections, "The coherence of brain and body consciousness" and "Quantum coherence and brain consciousness") by Mae-Wan Ho, (Bioelectrodynamic Laboratory, Open University, Walton Hall Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K., Tel. 01908-65-3113; Fax. 01908-654167). The original article was previously at http://www.i-sis.org/lcm.shtml, but (for now I am republishing it at my site . Related Article: "Coherent Energy, Liquid Crystallinity and Acupuncture" - Talk presented to British Acupuncture Society by Mae-Wan Ho, 2 October, 1999. Also to note is her essay, "Bioenergetics and Biocommunication."  Most of Mae-Wan Ho's work can be found via Institute of Science in Society (ISIS at www.i-sis.org), which she is the director of.
The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms
The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms
"Probably the Most Important Book for the Coming Scientific Revolution" Now in its Third Edition. by Mae-Wan Ho, Director, Institute of Science in Society

Other Key References on Cellular Memory, Engrams, and supportive Cell Biophysics Research (w/o Links here; more or less sorted):
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Young, J.Z., 1975. The life of Mammals. Their Anatomy and Physiology. 2nd Edition, Clarendon Press, Oxford. Re: plasticity of connective tissue and it's ability to store information. See account of this in "Somatic Recall" reference above, wherein Oschman states that Paul Weiss (see below reference) studied and documented the phenomenon that Young described.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Microcosmos (1986, Simon & Schuster Pub.), by Lynn Margulis & Dorian Sagan. (chapters 8 & 9)
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Capra, F., 1982. The turning point. Simon and Schuster, New York.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot, includes a very readable description of holographic memory theory (summarized in "Somatic Recall" Part II).
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Garden of Microbial Delights (1993, Kendall Hunt Pub.), by Lynn Margulis & Dorian Sagan. Introduces "symbiosis" and mitochondria.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Wilder Penfield discovered that electrical stimulation for particular areas on the brain surface caused patients to re-experience "memories" from the past; "flashbacks". Concluded that all experiences recorded in brain. [Penfield, W., 1975. The mystery of the mind: A critical study of consciousness and the human brain. Princeton University Press, Princeton, J.J.] This later led to theory of "engrams", or memory traces stored as neural patterns of neural discharge in specific areas of the brain - so far never found, even by Karl Lashley, "distinguished Harvard psychologist who spent virtually his entire scientific career, 30 years, in an unsuccessful search for the engram." [Lashley, K., 1950. In search of the engram, in Physiological Mechanisms in Animal Behaviour, New York, Academic Press, pp.454-482.] Karl Pribram was student of Lashley.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Pribram, K.,1969. The neurophysiology of remembering. Scientific American (January issue) 220:75;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Pribram, K., 1977. Languages of the brain. Wadsworth Publishing, Monterey, CA.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Pietsch, P., 1981. Shufflebrain. The quest for the holographic mind. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. Book details his research (incl. 700 operations on salamander brains) attempting to disprove Pribrams theories re: Holographic Memory and implications for the brain, but ended up convincing himself of its accuracy. [noted in 2nd article, p.78 Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 95].
   ChaliceBullet20-21  van Heerden, P., 1970. Models for the brain. nature (July 25) 227:410-411.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Gabor, D., 1972. Holography, 1948-1971. Science 177:299-313.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Julesz, B. and K.S. Pennington, 1965. Equidistributional information mapping: An analogy to holograms and memory. Journal of the Optical Society of America 55:604. [noted in/quoted from 2nd article, p.73 Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 95: "...made explicit suggestion that memory is stored in the brain as interference patterns comparable to those used in holography."]
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Collier, J., C.B. Burckhardt, and L. H. Lin, 1971. Optical holography. New York, Academic Press.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Pollen, D.A. and M.C. Tractenberg, 1972. Alpha rhythm and eye movements in eidetic imagery. Nature (May 12) 237:109.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  DeValois, K.K. and R.L. DeValois 1980. Spatial vision. Annual Review of Psychology 31:309-341.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  DeValois, K.K., R.L. DeValois, and W.W. Yund, 1979. Responses of striate cortex cells to grating and checkerboard patterns. journal of Physiology 291:483:050;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Squire, L.R., Memory and Brain.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Jablonka, P., in Hameroff, 1987. Ultimate computing: biomolecular consciousness and nanotechnology. elsevier-North Holland, Amsterdam.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Allen, J.J., S.F. Cleary, and A.E. Sowers, 1994, Charge and field effects in biosystems-4. World Scientific, New jersey.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Basset, C.A.L., 1968. Biologic significance of peizo-electricity. Calcified Tissue Research, 1:252-272.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Burns, R.B., 1978. Spatial organization of the microtubule associated proteins of reassembled brain microtubules. Journal of Ultrastructure Research 65:73-82;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Geuens, g., G.G. Gundersen, R. Neydens, F. Cornelissen, V.C. Buklinski, and M. DeBrabander, 1986. Ultrastructural colocalization of tyrosinated and nontyronsinated alpha tubulin in interphase and mitotic cells. Journal of Cell Biology 103(5):1883-1893.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Endler, P.C. and Jj. Schulte, eds., 1994. Ultra high dilution physiology and physics. Kluwer Academic,Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Frohlich, H., ed., 1988. Biological coherence and response to external stimuli. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Popp, F.A., H.H. Li, and Q. Gu, 1992. Recent advances in biophoton research and its applications. world Scientific, Singapore;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Popp, F.A., B. Ruth, W. Bahr, J. Bohm, P. Grab, G. Grolig, M. Rattermeyer, H.G. Schmidt, and P. Wulle, 1981. Emission of visible and ultraviolet radiation by active biological systems. Collective Phenomena 3:187-214;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Weiss, P., 1961. The biological foundation of wound repair. Harvey Lectures 55:13-42.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Webb, S.J. and M.E. Stoneham, 1977. Resonances between 10[2the10th] and 10[2the12th] Hz in active bacterial cells as seen by laser Raman spectroscopy. Physics Letters 60A(3):267-268;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Rowlands, S., L.S. Sewchand, and L. Skibo, 1983l Conversion of albumin into a transmitter of the ultra long-range interaction of human erythrocytes. Cell Biophysics 5:197-203;
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Rivera, H., Pohl, 1985. The ac field patterns about living cells. Cell Biophysics 7:43.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  F.M.K. Lam Jr., Tsuei, J.J. and Z. Zhao. "Studies in Bioenergetic Correlations--Bioenergetic Regulatory Measurement Instruments and Devices." American Journal of Acupuncture, Vol. 16, No.4, Oct.-Dec. 1988.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Becker, R.O.:Proof that the direct electrical currents in the salamander are semiconducting innature. Science 134, 101-102, 1961.
    2.   Becker, R.O. Cross Currents. The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution. Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, 1990.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Becker, R., M. Reichmanis and A. Marino. Electrophysiological correlates of acupuncture points and meridians. Psychoenergetic Systems 1: 105, 1976.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Bella, J., M. Eaton, B.Brodsky and H.M. Berman. Crystal and molecular structure of a collagen-like peptide at 1.9Å resolution. Science 266, 75-81, 1994.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Burr, H.S. and F.S.C. Northrup. The electro-dynamic theory of life. Quart. Rev. Biol. 10: 322-333, 1935.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ho, M.W.: Quantum Coherence and Conscious Experience. Kybernetes, 26: 265-276, 1997a.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ho, M.W., Haffegee, J., Newton, R., Zhou, Y.M., Bolton, J.S., Ross, S.: Organisms as polyphasic liquid crystals. Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 41, 81-91, 1996.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Knight, D.P., S.W. Hu, L.J. Gathercole, M. Rusaöuen-Innocent, M.W. Ho and R. Newton, Molecular orientation in an extruded collagenous composite, the marginal rib of the egg capsule of the dogfish Cyliorhinus canicula: a novel lyotropic liquid crystalline arrangement and how it is defined in the spinneret. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London 351: 1205-1232, 1996.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Zhou, Y.M., R.H. Newton, J; Haffegee, J.Y. Brown, S. Ross, J.P. Bolton and M.W. Ho. Imaging liquid crystalline mesophases in vivo and in vitro: measuring molecular birefringence and order parameter of liquid crystals. Bios Journal, 1996.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Collings, P.J. Liquid Crystals, Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1990.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Knight, D. and D. Feng. Collagens as liquid crystals. Paper presented in British Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemistry Session, Molecular Self-Assembly in Science and Life, Keele, 1993.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Bouligand, Y.: Twisted Fibrous Arrangement in Biological Materials and Cholesteric Mesophases. Tissue and Cell 4, 189-217, 1972.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Giraud-Guille, M.M. Liquid crystallinity in condensed type I collagen solutions. A clue to the packing of collagen in extracellular matrices. Journal of Molecular Biology 224: 861-873, 1992.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Kreis, R., Boesch, C.: Liquid-crystal-like structure of human muscle demonstrated by in vivo observation of direct dipolar coupling in localized proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Journal of Magnetic Resonance B 104: 189-192, 1994.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ho, M.W., Lawrence, M.: Interference Colour Vital Imaging: A Novel Noninvasive Microsopic Technique. Microscopy and Analysis September, 26.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ho, M.W. and P.T. Saunders. Liquid crystalline mesophases in living organisms. in Bioelectrodynamics and Biocommunication, Ho,M.W., F.A. Popp and U. Warnke (Eds.), World Scientific, Singapore, 1994.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ho, M.W. Towards a theory of the organism. Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science 32: 1997b.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ho, M.W.The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms, 2nd ed., World Scientific, Singapore, 1998.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Haffegee, J., M.W. Ho and Y.M. Zhou, unpublished results, 1998.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Ross, S., R. Newton, Y.M. Zhou, H. Jaffegee, M.W. Ho, J.P. Bolton and D. Knight. Quantitative image analysis of birefringent biological material. Journal of Microscopy 187: 62-67, 1997.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Oschman, J.L. Structure and properties of ground substances. American Zoologist 24: 199-215, 1984.
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Oschman, J.L.: A Biophysical Basis of Acupuncture, Private manuscript, 1993.

Misc Related References
   ChaliceBullet20-21  Emotional Anatomy (1985), by Stanley Keleman, for a brilliant overview and study of fascia and it's relationship to the formation and development of the human psyche, generously illustrated with insightful and useful graphics.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  Tissue Memory & Chinese Research: "Strong Emotions Cause Chronic Illness, Advance Aging & Impede Healing by Warping the Human Energy Field" at CHINA HEALTHWAYS (http://www.chinahealthways.com/newsletters/magnet/emotion-warp.html). Related Ref: "Scientific Investigation into Chinese QI-Gong," Edited by Richard H Lee

   ChaliceBullet20-21  "Neural Code Breakers -- What language do neurons use to communicate," SCIENCE NEWS, vol. 149, #25 (June 22, 1996) by Richard Lipkin. : In the same issue on the preceding page (391), is "Test-tube stickers for DNA-based computers," which also relates to how organisms process data. And then the article, "A Cellular Light Show" on (page 399) regard how the stimulation of a gene in a separate cell effects neigboring cells, and the monitoring process used by researchers described with "[with the described system] One can monitor dynamically, what goes on in normal cells.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  The HeartMath Institute: "We have a tremendous body of research here at the Institute on the heart and its influence. The fact that electrical energy produced by the heart is 60 times stronger than that of the brain is not our research; that is known by anybody involved in the biophysics field. What we've been able to show is that yes, that's true, and that frequency is being received by every single cell in the body. And the frequency content of the heart's electrical energy emission changes relative to our perceptions, how we're taking in what we're taking in. So certain heart-based types of qualities like care, appreciation or love that have often just been associated metaphorically with the heart really do produce dramatic changes in the electrical energy output of the heart when people are perceiving/receiving from a place of care or appreciation. And in turn, our research shows that when that electrical energy changes, it goes to what's called 'coherent frequency patterns'. We're able to correlate that to changes in the immune system and changes in hormonal balance. And we also see changes in perception and intelligence. There's a lot more to what the heart is doing than people realize. It's not just a blood pump." Enjoy the IHM Research Papers, Abstracts, and Reports (at http://www.heartmath.org/RP.html)

   ChaliceBullet20-21  "Body-Mind Integration in the Personal Growth Process" - The How's And Why's Of Psycho-Emotional Storage of the Body-Mind (in layman's physiology & psychology): When, how and why tension is stored and released; communication between body and mind, benefits; proprioreceptors, personal growth, massage/bodywork, therapist's approach, etc. Originally published by the author in Massage Magazine, July-Aug 1992. Newly Added/Rev'd (May'11-July'12) on this page: "The science behind the body-mind relationships" (in the reference section) as well as addendum essays for clarifying these topics for *common sense* preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics and processes involved, including "Muscle Q & A" - a Kind of overview of the core topics, "Body Awareness and Communications, as Related to Body-Memory and Integration", "Insight Please", "EQ, IQ, Emotional Integration, and a Synergetic Relationship", and "Sticky Muscles" (adhesions due to..), Reviews for two articles "on Massage, Alternative Therapies, & Pain, with "Study: Massages really can make pain go away"; & Sept 2011 Consumer Report; quotes, commentary & charts.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  "Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications - For Self-Healing, Body-Mind Awareness, & Preventative Maintenance (rev. 7/02, ..7'13).
Technique is explained for context and self-application. TY is about specific applications for chronic muscle pain, related injuries, without need to learn asanas (poses). However, TY may be used to get into positions quicker, easier, and without injury. All of which is critically related to healing or preventing injury. TY could be considered an optimized form of self-applied, neuro-muscular re-education, reinforced with a body-mind connectivity that insures a more comprehensive and long-term response (High Preventative Maintenance Gains). Page sections include those with emphesis on Tension Range, *Work/Rest Ratio*, Muscle Energy Efficiency, individual muscle focus, teamwork/ "edgework", and learn that as we interface with our cells in the way that TY leads us to do, we can directly, and naturally engage that capacity for neuroplasticity - for re-organization of the brain and other neural networks (including proprioceptors in muscles) especially when we include all elements of the approach, including focus, attitude, and rapport with the cells [as covered on the page]. Also on the page: "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises" Chart and "Before Rising..." instructions, a fun "Exercise for Illustrating Tension Range...", as well as a "Breathing Ratio Chart" - method & application. Subtopics including the extremely common myths about *Muscle Stretching*, a number of yoga ref-links for specific ailments/conditions as well as for selecting the right form of yoga for you, and about a "Muscle Madness" game!? "Origins of Tensing Yoga & Related Ref's from More *Traditional Yoga*" include my own self-healing story.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  QUESTION About Inversion / Traction: What would result from just the right combination of a) focus on the points noted at the "Tensing Yoga" page, & the resulting highly elevated body-awareness in b) applying just the right amount of traction for your muscles (considering that amount may change for any given hour of any given day) via an inversion device appropriate for your individual needs, in cases of chronic muscle spasm, injury & re-injury situations, including disk damage ? As for part b): "Using your inversion table - Suggestions for Getting Started" at Energy Center .Com includes LOTS of resources for more information about the devices themselves, for efficient as well as safe application, as well as great instruction for preventative maintenance, including related nutrition, etc.

   ChaliceBullet20-21  "Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment" [Rev'd & New Sections, Dec'09] Mind-Body Relationships and *coping mechanisms, *challenges, and *gifts on one's Life Path. This page is about how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by the body's holding and movement patterns. Includes "Notes on Mind-Body Correlations - Source-References, Organization of *Body Memory,* and 'WHAT I DO' ". I provide an explaination for a system of assessments and mind-body correlations -- learned and integrated from/for my work with others as well as for my own life process. Other sections include excerpts from "Body Memory and ... Learning Life Lessons." About aspects to be discovered, emotionally cleared, and then employed as mental/emotional assets and guidance towards determining and accomplishing life goals. [Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the same
phenomenon: somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory,
somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy.]




A Cosmology of the Body-Mind-Spirit Self
    and Related Tenants in heirarchy of cause and effect, considered as underlying the Work

     1)  the muscles move the bones (in spite of what a few old school chiropractors seem to imply sometimes), the fascia provides the 'relationship-interconnecting web-matrix', as well as the glide-flow surfaces for all muscles, as well as every organ in the body.
     2)  the feelings move the muscles, that is, the feelings and (unconscious) stored emotion-data (all of which comprising 'the emotional-body') determine the setting and changing of the state of muscle tension, which determine the "automatic"/ habitual holding and/or movement patterns in the muscles and fascia.
     3)  thoughts move the feelings, that is, they create/govern the feelings, both of which (thoughts and feelings) create beliefs -- which is to say that the mental perspective determines the feelings and emotions. Beliefs are thoughts made more permanent (consciously or unconsciously) by attached emotional charges.
     4)  the soul moves all the above-- more or less under auspicious of God/Higher Power (depending on one's view of cosmology and it's functional implications for some plan...) that determines "the setup" (parentage and birth situation, etc) which initiates the individual's perception of self, of others, of one's environment, and experience of relationships with human and divine personages on the Earth plane... humans being in physical bodies, in which... (return to 1) smile
      NOTE: Of Course, the above hierarchy of cause & effect is reversed from the larger cosmological perspective.


An Email Discussion (Jan.'98) between Dr. Ralph Wilson, ND (RW) and myself (BCP):

BCP:           My occupation, vocation, and main interest is the science regarding how and why connective tissue contracts and relaxes -- thereby determining most, if not every, form of energy flow around/into/through ALL bodily structures and systems, and thereby determining not only the state of communicability, but the very survival of each cell. This involves the most physical of dynamics as well as, in my perspective, the psycho-emotional, and psycho-spiritual, and/or how (the degree of balance with which) one consciously and/or unconsciously inter-connects all that. A primer in that regard may be found in the Essay, "Body-Mind Integration in the Personal Growth Process" [addendum essays added on that page May-Oct'11].

RW:           The thought--craniosacral rhythm seems related to cosmic forces, at least the moon cycle. Ebb, flow...etc.

BCP:           Yes, but the pathways (and their blocks, therefore the volume & rhythm) are strongly affected if not pretty much determined by the positioning, degree of vascular constriction, degree of flexibility in, and direction of, movement on/with surrounding tissues/organs, degree of other forms of energy flow/charge/frequency in proximity (and more ? ) of the fascia and other connective tissues. Just the moisture levels (to take one of its properties for example) in/on/around fascia can make a difference in the friction with muscle/organ/other tissues in/against it, and that (friction) is what scar tissue (in the worst case) and postural patterning in general is all about. Those And for this came Rolfing, and the various related therapies it parented, all whose basis is "connective tissue therapy." And those moisture levels affect the bio-electric current and peripheral current vibration around and through it --via energy fields as well as via neuronal activity. Here's where that essay/theory comes in strongly (the link is on the previous emailing).

RW:           I scanned it quickly, where does homeopathy fit in? I am more intrigued by this.

BCP:           In determining the flow, state of communicability ? Well, I guess, in some cases Homeopathy will interface directly with these dynamics, depending on the particular remedy, I would surmise (?) This reminds me of two quotes:

"There is no psychology: there is only physiology".
-- Ida Rolf

"One morning.. Ida Rolf clumped into her living room at Big Sur where about twenty of us were assembled. ' Word's going around Esalen that Ida Rolf thinks that the body is all there is. Well, I want it known that I think there's more than the body, but the body is all you can get your hands on.' "
-- Don Johnson, The Protean Body

          It's the last phrase by Ida Rolf that provides the kicker here. The CT is not only the physical net in/of and around all the other stuff, it is also the most continuous and most tangibly interconnective of any system save possibly for the blood or bio-electric current itself, and even those are potentially as affected by the CT as the CT is by them ! And then there is that memory storage medium capacity -- theoretically at the least -- that enters into other ballparks in which there are many other complementary therapies/modalities.



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