Littlejohn has reminded us that Order is the law of life and that Harmony is the principle of the body architecture and the body activities. Anything that throws this order and harmony into a condition of disorder is a productive cause of disease. Here we use the word ‘lesion’ to indicate any deviation in any tissue or organ of the body away from the normal. A misplaced bone, a contracted, contractured or tetanized muscle or displaced organ may form the basis of such a lesion and leading to all kinds of complications that may arise, involving especially the fluids of the body, the blood and lymph and the nerve force that represents the energy of the master and controlling the tissue of the body.
In the normal body, the blood is formed within itself for its own use and all other blood is foreign. If the blood does not follow its normal course anywhere along the circulation path, there is derangement. The nerve force represents vitality. With its centre in the brain, the nerves are distributed over the body, with subsidiary centres, having a distinct path and supplying a particular part or function in the body.
Applied Anatomy Head’s and Hilton’s Laws. The skeletal system. The cranial, spinal and sympathetic nerves. The plexi. The Spinal Centres. The 10th Cranial Nerve. The great Sciatic Nerve. Posture.
Applied Physiology The nature of the Osteopathic Lesion. The biological life of the spine. Changes associated with lesion conditions. Mobility and Immobility. The Cerebro Spinal Fluid. Arrhythmia.
Pathology Obstruction or irritation leading to mal-nutrition and neurosis, the latter underlying every form of disease. Commonly called pathology but is really modified physiology. Before morbid change there must be functional perversion. All diseased conditions start in exaggeration or diminution of normal physiological activity.