“If you are sane in an insane world,” said R. D. Laing to me back in the 80’s, “ then you yourself are insane.” Are we asking our children to commit an insane act and pretending it is the soul of sanity? In requiring our ever-younger children to sit for hours absorbing audio-visual information in school,… Read more
[Editor’s Note: Tom is responding to this article, written by Nick Ng: http://tellusnewsdigest.com/health/2014/11/anatomy-trains-stirs-painful-controversy/3323/] Dear Nick Ng, You flatter the excerpt from my recent interview by raising it to the level of neurological treatise, thank you. Less convincing is the use of unnecessary words like ‘sect of followers’ (lol) and ‘maverick’ – are such editorial comments really… Read more
Dear Michol, A pleasure to work with you as always. I am such a slow learner, I need several times exposure to your system to even grasp it, but it yields positive idea results when I do. For example, we got a freak early snowstorm up here in Maine while I was down in New… Read more
A reader asks: Do you or your team have any experience with linea alba / deep abdominal fascia separation? Can it heal? Can separations be strengthened? Tom replies: A bit hard to answer generalities – depends on how large and open the diastasis (abdominal hernia of the linea alba) is. Also different responses happen to… Read more
Q: The question that the student has is: “If the fascia is more ‘stretchable in a horizontal means, why are we working with the grain (AT – up the SFL)? A: Let’s first distinguish between connective tissue structure and myofascia. Even though this image is brownish in Eric’s microscope, it is pure tendon – the… Read more
We’ve posted this before, but someone recently reminded me of it again. Worth revisiting. Doctors trace their lineage back to Hippocrates. Holistic therapists can trace their lineage back to ‘Asklepios’ (Aesculapius). Here I take you on a tour of the original ‘asklepion’ (hospital) in Greece, and show you how holistic thinking was for the ancients.