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Ortho-Bionomy Relieving Pain Through Comfort


   What is Ortho-Bionomy?
   What happens in an Ortho-Bionomy session?
   Who developed Ortho-Bionomy?
   How does Ortho-Bionomy work?
   Some conditions for which O-B has been effective



What is Ortho-Bionomy®

     Ortho-Bionomy is a body work therapy that is very effective in working with chronic stress and pain or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. It is non-forceful, non-invasive and is done within the client’s range of comfort. The practitioner uses gentle movements and positions of the body to reduce muscle tension, soothe joints, increase flexibility and range of motion, improve circulation and relax the entire body. The result is the experience of increased comfort, and a greater sense of balance and well-being. Because of the gentle nature of this work, it benefits clients of all ages and can be used in both acute and chronic conditions     return



What happens in an Ortho-Bionomy session

    Sessions are generally 1-1 ½ hours. The work is designed around the client’s individual needs and feedback during the session. The practitioner works with the client to identify their areas of discomfort, tension and pain as well as areas of comfort and ease of movement. Gentle movements and positions are then used to facilitate the body in releasing tension and stress. In order to allow full range of motion for the body, loose and comfortable clothing is recommended.     return



Who developed Ortho-Bionomy

     Arthur Lincoln Pauls developed and began teaching Ortho-Bionomy in the US in 1976. Pauls, an Osteopath and Judo instructor, discovered a way to work with the body’s self-corrective reflex to assist the body in finding ease and comfort. He found by exaggerating the body’s preferred postures, i.e. working with the body without using force, the body could find balance on its own, thus honoring the body’s innate wisdom. He named the work Ortho-Bionomy.   return



How does Ortho-Bionomy work

     Ortho-Bionomy uses the homeopathic principles of “like cures like” and “less is more’. The comfortable movements and positions used usually exaggerate the body’s abnormal patterns. This exaggeration assists the body in recognizing and spontaneously relaxing the muscles that were holding the body in discomfort. Thus, a neuro-muscular re-education process occurs. During the positioning, the practitioner stimulates the self-healing response and then supports the individual in a way that does not interfere. Self-healing occurs as the body remembers its natural ability to move away from pain and toward ease and well-being. Therefore, the client can experience what caused pain, tension and stress and what relieves it. Release often continues after the session has ended. Because of the nature of this work, it can assist in relieving chronic pain and help with pain management. Self-care home exercises may be given to continue the release that begins during the session.   return

Some conditions for which O-B has been effective

Acute and Chronic Pain Fibromyalgia Sports Injuries
Arthritis Headaches/Migraines Stress
Back/Neck/Shoulder Pain Knee Problems Tendonitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Restrictive Movement TMJSyndrome

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Hypnotherapy, Ortho-Bionomy and Directional Healing are not the practice of medicine, psychology or psychiatry, and are not intended to be a replacement for diagnosis or treatment of any complaint or ailment. Individuals should seek appropriate medical or professional intervention as needed. The contents of this website are for educational purposes only.