The Human Fascia and the Bio-terminals
Fascia encloses body tissues up to the level of the smallest nerve and muscle fibers (e.g., epineurium). Each fascial layer is enclosed by another fascial layer, like a “Plastic bag” within a bigger plastic bag. The human body is composed of many enclosed fluid systems like plastic bags. Since any pressure applied to a liquid-enclosed system at rest from a point will be transmitted equally within this system in all direction (Pascal’s law), then we can say that an increased fluid pressure in one fascial compartment (plastic bag) can be transmitted to another fascial compartment, and vice versa.
The fascia is a continuous organ, and one can travel from any portion of the body to another and never leave the fascia. In the human body, 4 primary fascial layers are described:
1. Pannicular fascia: makes the superficial body fascial layer and is derived from the somatic mesenchyme; this fascia surrounds the entire body with the exception of its orifices such as the orbits, nasal passages, and the oral openings
2. Appedicular (axial) fascia: like pannicular fascia, this fascia is also derived from somatic mesenchyme; it is fused to the panniculus peripherally and extends deep into the body forming the epimysium of skeletal muscle, the fascial layer that surrounds neurovascular bundles (e.g., the brachial plexus), the periosteum of bone, and the peritendon of the tendons
3. Meningeal fascia: makes the meninges (Pia, arachnoid, and dural layers) that surrounds the central nervous system.
4) Visceral fascia: forms the fascia that surrounds the viscera like: the peritoneum, visceral pleura, perirenal (Gerota’s) fascia, and cervical fascia that surrounds the pharynx and is attached to skull base. Visceral fascia also forms visceral ligaments (e.g., ligament of Trietz). Unlike ligaments in somatic tissue, visceral ligaments typically function to carry blood supply and innervations to an organ system or to loosely anchor an organ in the body cavity.
Fascia is a continuous structure, meaning that skull’s aponeurosis runs continuously up to the plantar fascia of the foot (Fascial or meridian planes). If we think of the spine as a “Bow”, then the anterior fascial planes makes the “String” of that bow (Bowstring theory)
Fascia as a tissue poses unique characteristic in the form of deformation and elongation. Fascia can show both permanent (viscous) and temporary (elstatic) deformation; also, fascia can show permanent (plastic) elongation and contraction (mechanical elongation). Many of neurons, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels travel within fascial planes and tunnels. Therefore, fascial disease such as fibrosis, contraction, and strains can cause musculoskeletal disorders due to exerting pulling tension on the joints, impeding the flow of the interstitial fluid, and impinging on nerves, vessels, and lymphatics
The term “Bio-terminals” is a word created by Dr. Jerry Tennant to describe body points where “Multiple fascial planes (Meridians) cross”, resulting in a point that works as a “Switch terminal” for organs voltage; supplying voltage to the bioterminals / chakras results in supplying the internal organs via the meridians. A “Luo point” is a point where 2 meridians pass through creating a Tesla circuit; it is typically found in the xyphoid process
Fascia forms the “Wiring” system, of the body, working like electrical cables that transform electrical current from one place to another. Fascia, as a tissue, works as a “Semiconductor”. Semiconductors are elements that have “Extra” electrons which can be moved at the speed of light, but Only in one direction (Acting as a Diode)
According to Dr. Jerry Tennant, the body is supplied by a primary cable formed by the “Governing & Conception vessels Meridians”, with their central switch is found in a point that correspond to the “3rd eye chakra”. This primary cable distributes the electricity generated by the muscles of the GV and CV meridians; he calls these switching points as “Bioterminals”. There are bioterminals in the center of the front (CV) and the back (GV). These central bioterminal distributes electricity to secondary cables (Organs meridians), known as “Secondary terminals” (Work like distributing electrical stations). These secondary bioterminals are found in the right and left side of the body, front and back, and each correspond to an organ of the other 10 meridians (e.g., spleen meridian bioterminals, stomach meridian bioterminals … etc.)
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