Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form of bodywork that has evolved into a unique, complete system of natural healing based on non-force handling of the body's tension. This safe, natural method ranges from gentle bodywork to esoteric energy techniques.
The benefits of Ortho-Bionomy are achieved through the body's own self-corrective reflexes. As the reflexes are monitored by Dr. Back, old memory patterns in the body receive new information and are replaced by healthy patterns.
When you receive an Ortho-Bionomy treatment, you lie on the table fully-clothed while Dr. Back assesses your alignment through the way you place yourself on the table. Ortho-Bionomy's philosophy is similar to the laws of homeopathy - "like cures like." "Exaggerating the symptoms" elicits the body's innate reflexes, allowing holding patterns to complete thus allowing release.
Ortho-Bionomy was developed in 1976 by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a Canadian osteopath and martial arts instructor.