The basic axis of the manual therapy system (manual therapy system - MTS) in the therapy of the body and the restoration of the Whole Being results in the restoration and maintenance of the microcirculation of the blood through the capillary vessels.
Even if, for the founder of Osteopathy Andrew Tailor Still, the rule of the artery is supreme for us, the founders of the manual therapy system and especially for the Asia Minor Trapezounta therapists’ the rule of microcirculation is supreme.
Health in ancient Greek philosophy came from the same root as YG which meaning liquid state.
Health depends on blood and lymph circulation and energy of the mind as ruler of all. Dr. Still was very interested in understanding how fluids circulated and for that reason in all of his books, he refers to the term fluid 539 times and Irini Iatridou considered the capillary channels as channels of the soul, the opening of which transforms man.
Circulation has to do with the heart, whatever it is that activates the heart during the 6th week of development remains unknown as does the sudden activation of the heart cells without affecting the brain. These cells have a rhythm that is paradoxical since the nervous system has not yet been created. In the heart we have large vessels pumping energy at a specific rate, which adjusts according to life’s demands and from the compressive forces of the body to push the liquids further afield. The heart needs support from the chest, whereby compressing the diaphragm it pushes the blood together with oxygen into the tissues, something that the heart could not do alone.
However, there are two more mechanisms that send oxygen to the periphery, one of them is the autonomic nervous system which also influences the small vessels controlling their contraction and indirectly controlling the blood flow. Despite that, the ANS reaches a point in the vascular network and doesn’t directly affect the microcirculation (where there are vessels that are large enough to accommodate a red blood cell), it is here where oxygen reaches the cells.
Microcirculation is what keeps us healthy.
The contraction rate in microcirculation is 3-5 times per minute in a healthy person, but how this rhythm of contraction works is not known, we do know that it does not depend on the heart or respiration, neither on ANS, possibly and finally it may happen from an electromagnetic force of energy or an act of divine nature, which even affects the nerve nutrition. According to significant research data this system is destroyed by cortisone and diabetes but also according to the philosophy of MTS it is negatively affected by exposure of the human to cold. In children, the contraction rate in microcirculation is 6-7 times per minute and in conditions such as diabetes can reach, in the early stages of the disease, to 10-12 contractions per minute to be able to react and eventually when diabetes takes control of peripheral diabetes where the vessels have been destroyed, we have reached a point of zero contractions. It is generally said that the cranial rate affects the microcirculation but it is also dependent on it.
The capillary vessels along with the heart, arteries, veins and venules constitute the components of the blood circulatory system and that of the human body. The whole blood circulatory system, including the heart, the vessels and the mechanisms of neural and endocrine regulation, has been created by nature to transfer blood to the capillaries, which is essential for cell and tissue function.
From the moment when blood circulation is decreased in the capillary vessels and the tissues, immediate changes occur (deadening). The capillary vessels diameter changes according to the season, the hour of the day, the month and the year. In autumn and in winter time we usually see narrowing, spasms of the capillary vessels and numerous pauses in the blood flow into them.
A.S. Zalmanov claimed that the capillary pathogens (pathological changes in the capillary vessels) form the basis of any pathological process and that without the study of capillary physiology and pathology, medical science remains on the tip of the iceberg and it is not in a position to understand anything, neither in general nor in specific pathology. Conventional neurology despite its mathematical accuracy in diagnosis, has an inability to face many diseases because it doesn’t pay attention to the blood circulation into the bone marrow, the spinal column and into peripheral nervous trunks. It is well known that diseases that are difficult to treat such as Raynauds Syndrome and Meniere ’s disease are caused by recurrent pauses or contractions in the capillary vessels. In Raynauds syndrome it occurs in the vessels of the fingers or toes, and in Meniere syndrome occurs in the vessels of the labyrinth of the inner ear. Varicose veins of the limbs or simple varicose veins often start in the venous loops of the capillary vessels.
Pathological changes in the vascular membranes play a significant part in the progression of the following diseases:
- Blood vessels (phlebitis, arteritis, lymphadenitis, elephantitis)
- Heart (myocardial infarction, pericarditis, valve diseases and endocarditis)
- Nervous system (marrow disease, encephalitis, epilepsy, marrow οedema)
- Lungs (all pulmonary diseases including tuberculosis)
- Kidney (nephritis, pyelonephritis and fatty kidney disease)
- Digestive system (liver and gallbladder conditions, stomach and duodenal ulcers)
- Skin (febrile skin rash. eczema, pimples)
- Eyes (cataract and glaucoma)
In all these diseases, primarily the permeability of capillary membranes must be restored.
The well-known European researcher, Husar, referred to the capillary vessels as numerous regional hearts. He discovered that capillary vessels are able to contract. The rhythmical contraction of vessels was also observed by other researchers. AS. Zalmanov also urged us to consider that each capillary vessel is a small heart with two halves - arterial and venous, each of which has its own valve. The nourishment of living tissues, their breathing, the exchange of all gases and bodily fluids are dependent on the capillaryblood circulation, which is its flexible back up.
Blood constitutes about 8.6% of the total human body mass. The volume of blood in the arteries does not exceed 10% of the total volume. In the veins, the blood volume is almost the same. The remaining 80% of the blood is in the arterioles, venules and capillary vessels. In a state of calm only a quarter of the body’s capillary vessels are working. The number of open, active capillary vessels is of great importance for the course of each disease. With absolute certainty, we can assume that the pathological changes of the capillary vessels and the capillary vessel diseases are the basis of every illness. The capacity of the pathological and physiological function was discovered by researchers with the help of angiography.
Doctors of the Tibingen Medical School (Germany) have discovered the important role of capillary vessel diseases and this result in an excellent service in world medicine. However unfortunately these discoveries are not being used either by doctors or physiologists. Only a few experts have been interested in the amazing life of the capillary vessel network.
Each disease is related to slowing down or restraining the blood circulation to some part of the human body. Also, no disease exists without the deceleration of movement of the intercellular fluids. In the case of blood being restrained in the capillary vessels, an opportunity arises for various microbes to enter the body. For the treatment of diseases, AS Zalmanov documented that: “Before you apply antibiotic treatment, let the body’s immune system react. For this reason, it is necessary to restore the blood circulation to the capillaries in the form of blood dialysis, to remove the harmful substances from it and to open the way to phagocytosis, to wash away the microbes with the plasma and thus to remove the impurities, like water in the river, because each drop of plasma contains more antibodies than all the laboratories in the world”.
The contraction of the brains’ capillary vessels causes ischemia and vertigo. Using the method of a capillaroscopy it has been revealed that in the body of a 40-45 year old the number of open capillary vessels is decreasing. The decrease in number continually intensifies and leads tothe dehydration of the cells and tissues. This increasing dehydration of the body is the anatomical basis of the aging process. The tissues and the human organs become more dry and dehydrated. This is when the period of arteriosclerosis along with arterial hypertension angina pectoris, nephritis,joint diseases and several other diseases begin.
In all arthritic diseases, pausing of the blood is observed within the capillary vessel system. Without these pauses, diseases such as arthritis, or arthritic conditions, joint deformities, tendons, bones or muscular atrophy would not exist.
Pausing of the blood flow through the capillary vessels has been discovered after a stroke, angina, scleroderma, elephantiasis and cerebral palsy in children. Muscular atrophy in arthritic diseases occurs not as a result of the disease like most conventional doctors believe but on the contrary, this disease derives from muscular disease of the capillary vessels,in other words, due to the pauses of blood through the capillary vesseland due to the weak blood supply of and lymph fluid to the muscle cells. By restoring the flow of blood and lymph fluid into the muscle tissues, the atrophy disappears.
In the development of a stomach or duodenal ulcer, contractions of the capillary vessels play a major part. Pathological changes and abnormalities of capillaries, spread throughout the human body, are not a secondary factor, or a simple symptom accompanying the various diseases. Instead, these changes are one of the key elements, one of the main causes of deep disruption of the human body, of any disease.
But if the physiology and pathology of the body's capillary vessels and fluids were understood, then it could be comprehended why good results are achieved in the treatment of hot and cold hydrotherapy of diseases such as tuberculosis of the lungs, general tuberculosis, arthritis, complex arthritis and rheumatism.
Manual therapy stimulates circulation in the blood lymph vessels, it revitalizes the currents in and out of the cell fluids, it accelerates the renewal of blood plasma and bone marrow, facilitates the transport of nutrients to the cells and removal of waste products from these vital activities. Manual therapy triggers the artificial increase in body temperature and the accumulation of sterilized heat, strengthens the burning of metabolites in cells and tissues, it opens closed cell membranes and accelerates the metabolic rate thus restoring normal function.
Artificial hyperthermia helps the body to dissolve toxic substances. Hand therapy burns organic waste and dust that pollutes the body as well as cleansing the lymph nodes and blood capillary vessels.
Manual Therapy, step by step opens closed capillary vessels, restores the blood component supply to organs, it improves the flow of revitalized oxygen, it ensures the intubation of tissues for waste disposal, in other words it restores the smooth functioning of the cell tissues, organs and the entire human body. Every illness leads to premature aging and each treatment must be accompanied by an internal and external natural rejuvenation of the human body. Manual Therapy is a harmless method of age prevention, in short, a means of rejuvenation. The long-term treatment of every chronic illness certainly brings positive results and rejuvenation.
Ultimately, the challenge of palpating and treating microcirculation is a major goal for us, the achievement of which seems difficult, but not elusive, proportionate of the Hippocratic therapists of Asia Minor.