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Western research has been done by Dr Helene Langevin & her research team/s that show that, Yes, fascial lines follow what Chinese medicine calls Meridians. Langevin brought her research information up at the Fascia Conference in 2007.
Here's an interview of Dr Langevin speaking on fascia and Acupuncture needles affecting the nervous system via fascia and pain receptors: https://www.liberatedbody.com/podcast/helene-langevin-lbp-049
I read that article. I have to disagree with a lot of it. I know the author of that article has credentials that I don’t. All I’m going to say is this. If you look at meridians as muscle chains instead of facial lines. It changes things radically.
Gordon- There's no article to read. It's an audio interview.
Yes, you are correct. You don't seem to have research credentials, although you seem to have an inquisitive mind.
Again, there is NO SEPARATION between fascia and muscles. When you can grasp that concept, "things" will change radically.
Not really arguing with you. But muscle tissue has a far greater contractile force then fascia. The contractile force of fascia, for all practical purposes is irrelevant. You get a much more profound effect by releasing contracted muscle tissue. You can see muscle and fascia as one, and that’s fine. But there are a plethora of leading educators in our field that only talk about releasing fascia. The techniques they teach supposedly release fascia? It’s far more efficient and effective to focus on releasing tight contracted muscle tissue. The focus, changes the techniques, as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of the therapy. These are just my thoughts and comments. I’ve been working in this field for over thirty years. I just think there is a lot of misguided focus, especially when dealing with pain, if you only think fascia.
I was under the mistaken assumption, based on the graphics and words that you used above, that you were making an inquiry into whether Meridians and Fascial Lines are similar/follow similar routes in the body.
I did not say that fascia has equal contractile properties to muscle.
I am suggesting that the laboratory research cited in the above link suggests that Deep and Superficial Fascial Lines likely follow the Meridians of Chinese medicine; that nothing in the body is separate from other areas, except spatially.
(Have you ever looked into what a 'ghost heart' looks like? Pretty interesting!)
Kit, what I’m trying to say is that everyone is thinking fascia, and fascial lines. I’m thinking muscle, and muscle chains instead. Because the system that I’ve discovered is meridian based, and eliminates pain immediately.
Uhm.... Without me googling it... What’s a ‘ghost heart’ ?