Emission of biophotons and adjustable sounds by the fascial system: Review and reflections for manual therapy

Bruno Bordoni, Fabiola Marelli, Bruno Morabito, Beatrice Sacconi

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Abstract

Every body structure is wrapped in connective tissue or fascia, creating a structural continuity that gives form and function to every tissue and organ. The fascial tissue is uniformly distributed throughout the body, enveloping, interacting with and permeating blood vessels, nerves, viscera, meninges, bones and muscles, creating various layers at different depths and forming a tridimensional metabolic and mechanical matrix. This article reviews the literature on the emission of biophotons and adjustable sounds by the fascial system, because these biological changes could be a means of local and systemic cellular communication and become another assessment tool for manual (therapy) practitioners. This is the first article that discusses these topics in a single text, attempting to bring such information into an area of application that is beneficial to osteopaths, chiropractors, and manual therapists.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Biophotons
  • Fascia
  • Manual therapy
  • Muscle
  • Myofascial
  • Osteopathic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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