Introductions to the chapters in the three Volumes of the Massage and Health Series - Aro-healing as a Complementary Therapy, Aro-healing Revised Complementary Therapy (ARC) as a whole medical system, and Arochology as a Health Science.
Introduction to Part 2
In Chapter 10 Reflex Turning (Non-locomotor Movement) and Reflex Creeping (Locomotor Movement) will be expanded upon. It is an interesting fact (when I explain these 2 reflexes) that it is the same principle that applies to babies as well as animals.
The minor earlier services of Aro-healing are phasing out as ARC and Arochology have their own Theories, Techniques and Therapies, but Aro-healing will never phase out altogether. It has too big a role in the above Whole Medical System and Science. (jointly as well as separately).
The Hierarchy Levels serve as a means to maintain a higher definition of the character of Arochology.
Introduction to Duct 4
Since I discussed the profiles and therapeutic properties of essential oils in detail in Chapter 3, I now want to continue with MASSAGE THERAPIES AND TECHNIQUES, bearing in mind the contents of Chapter 3. Do not forget for one moment the magic of Essential Oils in a technologically driven world.
This is the reason why I need you to understand in this duct (remember Chapter 4 will be referred to as a ‘duct’) only the basics of Polygons.
There are 3 pieces that make this ‘riddle’ fit—’the polygon’, ‘the diagonal line’ and ‘the Vojta Concept’. Each of these concepts has a Summary and a Discussion. You can skip the Discussion if you wish, but I strongly recommend you read it.
When leaving duct 4, you must at least understand that you have dealt with a very important ‘duct’ (chapter) in the history of Aro-healing. If you don’t understand everything in this duct, don’t worry, as long as you understand the different Theories, Techniques and Therapies under Aro-healing.
I visited a science laboratory for children (the first in Africa), where children could play with scientifically presented ‘puzzles’ and enjoy the satisfaction of producing the answers or the principle behind the ‘puzzle’. In an auditorium I learned how to produce my own carbon dioxide, how to ignite a fire and how to chase snakes away.
In the play area, having a chance at experimenting on my own, I realized what one could do with mirrors. They created all kinds of mirrors with a scientific background—parabolic mirrors, anti-gravity mirrors, and a five by five meter mirror maze. You will ask ‘what is a mirror maze’? Plainly, it is a closed cage made of mirrors. There is an entrance and an exit. You enter the cage, the door is closed under supervision, and you walk your way through the mirrors to the exit. It reminds me of Pavlov’s classical conditioning experiments with rats. If the rat finds the right path, a piece of cheese awaits him at the end of the passage. No thank you, the mirror maze is definitely not for me.
I still didn’t have the answer. How do I tie the therapies in this duct together?
Do I work as if in a mirror like so many of the principles behind the examples at the science laboratory? Do I concentrate on a focal point to bring the power together to create enough energy to see the results I want? From where can I draw power and energy, or where is my source of muscular attachment? Where does my diagonal line start? How can I shorten a diagonal line to shorten a reflex span (the length of time before a reflex in sports like boxing)?
I was ‘struggling’ with this duct at the time, but I knew that after the visit to the science laboratory I would be ‘wiser’ in putting this chapter’s riddle together.
Two days after the visit I suddenly realized everything worked on either the basis of diagonal lines or optical illusion. At the very point in time I was doing research about pathological reflexes and Physiotherapy. All the sketches explained to the therapist how to use the Vojta Concept to correct any pathological condition in a child. All that I remembered was the diagonal lines in the sketches. That’s it! With diagonal lines! I tested it on all my Therapies and Techniques and it worked 100 percent! (I altered the Vojta Concept to the PDL (Principle of Diagonal Lines). Therefore, duct 4 will concentrate on the principle of diagonal lines. I will indicate if an Aro-healing Therapy or Technique in this duct does not use the PDL (Principle of Diagonal Lines).
All the Reflex Stimulations, Reflex Zones, Reflex Improvement, Bodywork, Breathing and Posture Techniques, Arochology Pressure Point Therapy, Improving Boxing Reflexes, Correcting Cerebral Palsy in a child, Pathological Reflex Development, to improve locomotive reflexes (turning and creeping reflexes) and numerous other physiological as well as pathological conditions stand to gain by the PDL concept. I will briefly discuss Optical Illusion in Chapter 5 when dealing with the sense of Sight and expand upon it in Book 3.
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