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“When blood and lymphatics flow freely, the tissues can perform their physiologic functions without impedance. With the occurrence of trauma (physical or emotional), the tissues contract, twist, and compress. The fluid flow becomes obstructed.”     Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.
Blood flow is highly important for the overall health of the body. The tissues that get the best blood flow are the healthiest. The importance of a good circulation of good blood in the preservation of health and in recovery after injury has been emphasized from the first teachings of Dr. A. T. Still who founded osteopathy in 1874 to the present time.
Normal function within the living systems of our body depends on healthy movement. Our biology is always in motion down to the smallest particles within our cells. For the body to work optimally, it needs to nourish its cells and to remove waste products produced by them. This is done mainly by the arterial and venous systems and additionally the lymphatic system. When parts of our anatomy don’t move as nature intended our physical structure becomes dysfunctional and subsequent stasis (stagnant pond)  results, that the body’s physiology becomes less effective and this creates an environment where disease or symptoms may occur. Bearing in mind the body is made up of a high percentage of water it is worth considering are you a flowing river or a stagnant pond and what impact does this have on your health?

Tight muscle and extensive fascial adhesions which wind their way through the body may restrict movement, the blood vessels traveling through those structures may be under disproportionate pressure, reducing the flow of blood in this vessel. The organ or tissue being supplied by this […]