Some research about fascia

While there are no articles in English about the technique known as Mechanical Link, there are many, too many to list, articles about fascia, connective tissue and its properties, composition and role in the body.

The text below each of the following citations is a brief paraphrase of the sense of the article. The articles are available for purchase from the publisher, or may be downloaded at no charge at a medical library.

The field of fascia research is quite new. The first Fascia Research Congress was held in 2007. However, the concept of treating the body as a whole, instead of a collection of separate parts has been around a long time. A. T. Still, the father of osteopathy and a man well ahead of his time, said in 1899 "...the fascia is the place to look for cause of disease and the place to consult and begin the action of remedies in all diseases...". Thousands of years earlier, healers in China were treating their patients with acupuncture to balance their whole systems in order to cure their illnesses.


A.T. Still

A. T. Still, M.D.
Father of Osteopathy

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

In May, I spent 6 days in a human anatomy lab in Newark, New Jersey with Gil Hedley, Ph.D. who runs Integral Anatomy Workshops. This is the second time I have taken this class, and will continue to take it every year. In the spirit of exploration with which the course is taught, Gil calls us 'somanauts', explorers of the 'soma' or body. Many people are quite curious about this kind of study, and in case you are one of them, here is some of what I learn, each time.