Advanced Body Therapeutics (ABT) is a new orientation of creating synergy in the body systems. ABT uses assessment tools from Osteopathic Theory, Chinese Five Element Theory, Applied Kinesiology, and Structural Therapies to determine the relationship of the metabolic systems of the body as well as address common structural issues related to stress or trauma.
Structurally it is anatomically specific and effective at realigning and stabilizing joints. This is accomplished using gentle release of soft tissue via applied osteopathic techniques. Improved muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility are created by increasing circulation of the general fluid aspect in the muscle bed. This includes "earth substance" (lymph, cerebral spinal fluid, and interstitial fluids) as well as the blood.
ABT is effective at relaxing spinal curvatures caused by long term stress and gravitational compression. Kyphosis (increased curvature of the upper back), lordosis (increased curvature of the lower back), scoliosis (side curving and/or spiraling anywhere along the spine), or flexion/ rotations of articular facets can cause uncomfortable radiating pain throughout the body. These issues can be addressed via ABT.
ABT is also effective at relieving the stress of metabolic systems. All systems in the body are SYNERGISTIC and create the phenomenon that is termed HOMEOSTASIS. Homeostasis implies the body has everything it needs to do everything it does. As you can see we are talking about a vast interactive system. "Dis-ease", whether its emotional or physically painful is our body's way to communicate homeostatic imbalance. Pharmaceutical medications do not address homeostasis they mask our experience by relieving symptoms. When "side-effects" are listed this tells us how this chemical upsets the homeostasis of the body. Know your medicines as completely as you can and speak with your Doctor about long term use and how to get control of your symptoms. Always be willing to seek alternative opinions. Your Doctor is your employee. ABT strives to understand homeostatic relationships and enable the individual in knowing how to address it.
Our contact with the world requires a variety of responses. The Endocrine and Nervous Systems provide for our rich experience of life via neuro-hormonal messengers and various amino acid chains; a veritable rainbow of emotion, some rich and exquisite, some stormy. ABT teaches the person about these systems, giving the individual a sense of self knowing and empowerment.
ABT is applicable to various issues simple and complex. ABT addresses chronic stress injuries (sports or otherwise acquired) and strengthens the body's own, inherent, healing systems. ABT is also an effective educational tool the teaches an individual how to effectively manage a variety of stresses. Distress or pain is a signal that our bodies are out of synch not simply isolated symptoms.
Yoga Therapy w/ Chardin goes hand in hand w/ the ABT protocol. Chardin’s detailed understanding of core anatomy and physiology creates an environment for deep connection w/ the participants body. The goal is to educate and enhance self awareness.
This protocol is the result of over 50 years of studying the body. At 8 years old my fascination of how the body works was to take me on a journey that has brought me here. Be curious and have fun.