What is  BioGeometric Integration? (Based upon the teachings and writings of B.J. Palmer, D.C. and Sue Brown, D.C.)
B.G.I. is an integrative approach to the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic. BioGeometric Integration is an exciting conceptual understanding, which enhances the chiropractor's knowledge of the human body. Founded and developed by Dr. Susan Brown, D.C. , BGI is a framework for understanding how the body-mind’s structural and energetic fixations (described by our chiropractic profession as ”subluxations”) express through the body systems. BGI education provides the practitioner with an understanding of innate geometry of the body and force dynamics surrounding the creation and release of subluxations. The philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic are examined from a non-linear, non- mechanical, post- Newtonian point of view, providing an opportunity to express and understand chiropractic in accordance with more modern-day science. Through understanding the innate geometry of the body, the chiropractor is able to more effectively and gently facilitate releases of the individual’s subluxation patterns and then assess the effectiveness of the adjustment. "The art of chiropractic is much more than an application of a technique or an introduction of a force. It is a melding of substance and being; of technical precision and heart centered connection. In the moment of the adjustment, two become one; a synergistic flow begins toward growth and evolution. The power and creativity of nature are unleashed, awakening us to the realization that the adjustment is alive and dynamically in motion." -Sue Brown, DC, Founder and Developer of BioGeometric Integration BGI is a low force, non-diagnostic Chiropractic care, which monitors each individual as a whole, rather than individual body parts. The practitioner firstly searches for “disconnects” , which are areas of the spine and extremities that are void of tone or which may hold areas of higher irritability. These regions are a result of a disconnection of the Mind from these areas and may result from injuries or surgery. They may be long-term or more acute and are an important first step in an adjustment/clear-out in helping the Body- Mind to recognize, reconnect, and reduce these energetic regions. The BGI practitioner next analyzes for blockages within the correlating tones of the body’s energetic  pathways, tracks or bands of tension, starting on the back of the body (which we call Posterior Geometries). After adjusting the spinal regions, utilizing special, localized, gentle contacts, the areas of the front of the body  (Anterior Geometries) are analyzed for disconnects and correlating points within its tracks - the nervous system and body are assisted in becoming connected to these tracks of tensions, allowing the body and its nervous system to reduce the regions of stuck, non-dissipated energies. A long-known principle of Chiropractic is that blocked, non-flowing energy within the body creates dis-ease and eventually chronic conditions, pain, suffering, and illness. As each Member of our practice (we choose this reference rather than “patient”) develops greater strategies within his or her nervous system function, greater dynamic potential for change and Healing naturally is created. (For further information regarding BioGeometric Integration, you may enjoy reading the information included below.) An  understanding  of BioGeometric Integration (BGI) might best start with an understanding of Chiropractic- not with the "usual" picture or common public view of chiropractors as  “back doctors”, but rather as an understanding of our profession inclusive of the original intention of chiropractic, which is to release interference within the body and its nervous system to a fuller expression of one's Innate Intelligence.  An organizing intelligence exists within each of us that coordinates such processes as our heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and chemical balance, to name a few; each functioning without necessity of conscious thought. This intelligence allows us to walk, talk, think, and listen, without knowing the  complex interactions that must take place for these activities to occur. The main control center for our body functions is housed within the Central Nervous System, the brain, in particular. However, this intelligent entity actually extends into the glandular (endocrine) and the immune systems (including blood cells and other specialized cells found within the circulatory system), and the gut. Our body's life processes include billions of functions, all taking place at the same time and extending into each body system, each tissue, and into microscopic levels of our tissues' cells and their components. This is an awesome undertaking, which no conscious thought process could ever achieve.   As a matter of fact, our bodies' actions and reactions to environmental stimuli (internal and external) and all healing processes occur as a result of the expression of this highly specialized inborn intelligence. The  reason we experience  dis-ease  in our lives – whether expressed as a physical symptom, a chemical dependency, or an emotional/mental pattern – is that there is interference somewhere within the brain, spinal cord, or in the communication to/from the effector organs of the body in the expression of this intelligence. This interference is what many in the chiropractic profession call a "subluxation",  and the chiropractic adjustment is intended to assist the body in reducing the subluxation, thus releasing the interference in the expression of the Innate. CHI...  SPIRIT, BREATH, LIFE, ENERGY   CHI...ROPRACTIC   KEEPS  IT  FLOWING  !  INNATE INTELLIGENCE, INC. Copy Right 1992      Chiropractors traditionally perceived the subluxation strictly in terms of bony spinal segments compressing or stretching soft tissues (particularly the spinal cord and its nerves) within the nervous system. These concepts are collectively a significant aspect of BGI, yet it  not only recognizes this aspect but also expands its Big idea to further encompass contemporary knowledge of our bodies and the world in which we live. With the discovery of insights by master minds, such as Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Max Born, Heinrich Hertz, and others into Quantum physics, came a new vision of our world. We are now learning of a new existence that shifts away from things and “solid reality” to one in which energy and matter become interchangeable.  This energy is experienced as  vibrations, frequencies,  or tones. From newly acquired knowledge, comes new discoveries that help to change the way many researchers view Life and the body, creating many technological advancements. Scientists are now seeing the body not only as a physical structure, but also as an energetic system, something ancient healing arts have recognized for centuries.   In BioGeometric Integration, this view of the energetic quality of our existence  is integrated into its Chiropractic concept of subluxation. The subluxation is not only viewed in terms of a neurological component but also as an energetic component. In life, we are constantly exposed to and stimulated by limitless sources of  input;  this input comes in many forms ranging from stimuli that routinely stimulate our five senses- sight, taste, hearing, smell, and touch- to excessive overloads to our bodies and minds in the form of physical injuries, chemical toxicities, and emotional and mental stresses. As varied as all these experiences or stressors appear, the one constant for each of them is that they are all energetic in nature. Our nervous system perceives the outer world through its senses,  resonating the energy of each experience, interpreting it, and changing it from frequencies and tones to words we understand, objects we recognize, and compressive forces that we feel. While taking a strong interest in studying the teachings of  masters of  health and the BodyMind, I am developing an understanding that if experiences we have are integrated, that is, the intelligence of the body recognizes and processes the information contained in the experience, then we can utilize them to grow, learn, heal, and evolve. However, if we do not integrate the experience and are unable to dissipate the energetic stuckedness, then the body  continues to respond to these areas of energetic blockages  and compensate to these unhealed stresses, and  dis-ease  and discomfort are born. Our senses perceive particular energies, with particular frequencies or tones; the tone of the energy  determines the information carried by each experience. Information processing systems of the body then interpret the tones and initiate appropriate responses, and the energy of the experience is utilized within the body. This energy utilization and tone interpretation suggests that there is an integration of this energy and tone (information) into the system. To integrate is to make whole or unify by bringing together parts. Therefore, when an experience is integrated, essentially what happens is the tone of the energy becomes part of us.   Quantum physics has shown that we are but a multitude of synchronized/organized frequencies- we are a musical symphony manifested into a physical form. When we integrate an experience of life we’ve simply added another note to the music that we are, increasing the complexity of our music ever so slightly. Our structure is determined by our music, and if our inner music changes, our structure changes. By increasing the complexity of our music by integrating a new tone (experience), we increase the complexity of our structure. As Dr. Sue Brown reminds us in her teachings of BGI, this is evolutionary. It is simply the integration by living systems of frequency upon frequency over billions of years. Viewing the experiences of life in this way opens the door to see every experience, no matter what it is, as an  opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve. What if experiences (and their associated tones) don’t integrate? If a system can’t integrate an experience and its energetic influence, then it is not utilized and integrated; it is stored in the body. The BodyMind perceives it as a foreign, dissonant tone. It’s like an experience of someone yelling and screaming at you, and you don’t know why. You can’t integrate the experience because it is too big and beyond comprehension. Therefore, long after this overload has passed, you keep playing it repeatedly, and the more you think about it, the more uncomfortable you get. And years later, you see this person, who verbally assaulted you, and you get agitated, nervous, and defensive. These non- integrated tones create  dis-ease in the body and the dissonance of the tone creates tensions and distorts the body’s natural geometric structure and alignment. This is an excellent description of the "subluxation", a non-integrated energetic experience that distorts the music (and geometry) and interferes with our Innate expression, resulting in tight muscles, misaligned vertebrae, and tension on the system of nerves.  Within principles of Quantum physics and Dr. Brown's BioGeometric teachings, this blocked energy is stored energy, stored as "potential energy", which gives us a "second chance". As previously written, the subluxation contains the information of life's experience. If the body didn’t store the experience in the form of a subluxation, then the possible learning contained in each experience would be lost. All those overwhelming experiences would wreak havoc and then be lost forever with no possibility to learn, grow, and evolve, and in storing the non-integrated experiences, the body keeps the potential of every experience. In BGI, the chiropractic adjustment releases that potential energy, giving the BodyMind system a second chance to integrate the energy and information of the original experience, thus providing the opportunity to grow, learn, evolve, and heal. The BioGeometric Integration approach to chiropractic healthcare utilizes this understanding of the subluxation, while other aspects also make BGI unique. One concept is the idea of integration. We discussed integration previously in terms of the creation of the subluxation and the evolution of living things. BGI's adjusting procedures utilize this concept of integration to assess whether the nervous system is ready to receive the adjustment and also whether the system fully integrates the adjustment given. If the body is not ready to receive the information and potential that will be released by the adjustment, or if the system is ready but does not fully integrate the potential energy released, then it will simply lock back in, be stored again, and the subluxation will return. BGI recognizes this concern and uses assessment tools that allow the practitioner to determine if the system is ready to be adjusted, and if the adjustment and thus potential energy will be fully integrated. BGI  recognizes the importance of  determining the area in which the potential energy in the body is being primarily stored. Essentially there are three categories of   stored places—the muscles, the soft connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, and the tissue around the organs called mesentery), and the hard connective tissue (bones).   An important feature of the BGI adjusting protocol is that it recognizes that there is an  innate geometry in the body, that this geometry is a reflection of the innate music that we are. By identifying, understanding, and utilizing the geometry, the chiropractor can better assess and release the subluxation. The geometry allows us to glimpse the entire effect of the subluxation, thus making it possible to release it as an integrated whole. It also allows us to prioritize the incredible number of subluxation patterns so that the timing of each release is optimum. Through BGI, we can understand both the physical and energetic aspects of the cause of  dis-ease, realize the potential of each experience, and assess the most effective, efficient, and integrative way to release the potential stored within each one of us. Thank you, Innate Intelligence! (Many thanks to Dr. Sue Brown for developing and sharing her brilliance.)
Joseph B. Clifford, D.C.

"Innate Intelligence" and

"Innate" are two terms coined

by B.J. Palmer, D.C., founder

and developer of Chiropractic.

This intelligence is our

personal expression of

Universal Intelligence, our

God source.

There is a realization that

the things we consider to be

solid matter are actually

99.99% space, and the

physical particles of 

materials' atoms are quickly

and alternately transforming

into energy and then back

into particle.

“We are a musical

symphony manifested into

a physical form.”

"Potential energy":

 stuck, stored, immobile

energy

"Kinetic energy":

 released, flowing energy of

Life

Did you know that there is

an innate geometry in the

body?

Say "NO!" to the development and  production genetically modified foods! Help support the growth of healthy, organic food production.
Protect our Constitution!
Healing is a process and not an event.
Discovering the BGI flow.
Dr. Brown is describing Tensegrity and how it applies to the principles of BioGeometric Integration. What is Tensegrity? You may discover here its amazing properties.
What is  BioGeometric Integration? (Based upon the teachings and writings of B.J. Palmer, D.C. and Sue Brown, D.C.)
                        Joseph B. Clifford, D.C.

"Innate

Intelligence" and

"Innate" are two

terms coined by

B.J. Palmer, D.C.,

founder and

developer of

Chiropractic. This

intelligence is our

personal

expression of

Universal

Intelligence, our

God source.

There is a

realization that the

things we consider

to be solid matter

are actually

99.99% space,

and the physical

particles of 

materials' atoms

are quickly and

alternately

transforming into

energy and then

back into particle.

“We are a musical

symphony

manifested into a

physical form.”

Did you know that

there is an innate

geometry in the

body?

Say "NO!" to the development and  production genetically modified foods!
Protect our Constitution!
"Kinetic energy":  released, flowing energy of Life "Potential energy":  stuck, stored, immobile energy
Discovering the BGI flow.
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Dr. Brown is describing Tensegrity and how it applies to the principles of BioGeometric Integration. What is Tensegrity? You may discover here its amazing properties.
B.G.I. is an integrative approach to the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic. BioGeometric Integration is an exciting conceptual understanding, which enhances the chiropractor's knowledge of the human body. Founded and developed by Dr. Susan Brown, D.C. , BGI is a framework for understanding how the body-mind’s structural and energetic fixations (described by our chiropractic profession as ”subluxations”) express through the body system. B.G.I. is an integrative approach to the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic. BioGeometric Integration is an exciting conceptual understanding, which enhances the chiropractor's knowledge of the human body. Founded and developed by Dr. Susan Brown, D.C. , BGI is a framework for understanding how the body-mind’s structural and energetic fixations (described by our chiropractic profession as ”subluxations”) express through the body systems. BGI education provides the practitioner with an understanding of innate geometry of the body and force dynamics surrounding the creation and release of subluxations. The philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic are examined from a non-linear, non-mechanical, post- Newtonian point of view, providing an opportunity to express and understand chiropractic in accordance with more modern- day science. Through understanding the innate geometry of the body, the chiropractor is able to more effectively and gently facilitate releases of the individual’s subluxation patterns and then assess the effectiveness of the adjustment. "The art of chiropractic is much more than an application of a technique or an introduction of a force. It is a melding of substance and being; of technical precision and heart centered connection. In the moment of the adjustment, two become one; a synergistic flow begins toward growth and evolution. The power and creativity of nature are unleashed, awakening us to the realization that the adjustment is alive and dynamically in motion." -Sue Brown, DC, Founder and Developer of BioGeometric Integration BGI is a low force, non-diagnostic Chiropractic care, which monitors each individual as a whole, rather than individual body parts. The practitioner firstly searches for “disconnects” , which are areas of the spine and extremities that are void of tone or which may hold areas of higher irritability. These regions are a result of a disconnection of the Mind from these areas and may result from injuries or surgery. They may be long-term or more acute and are an important first step in an adjustment/clear- out in helping the Body-Mind to recognize, reconnect, and reduce these energetic regions. The BGI practitioner next analyzes for blockages within the correlating tones of the body’s energetic  pathways, tracks or bands of tension, starting on the back of the body (which we call Posterior Geometries). After adjusting the spinal regions, utilizing special, localized, gentle contacts, the areas of the front of the body  (Anterior Geometries) are analyzed for disconnects and correlating points within its tracks - the nervous system and body are assisted in becoming connected to these tracks of tensions, allowing the body and its nervous system to reduce the regions of stuck, non-dissipated energies. A long- known principle of Chiropractic is that blocked, non-flowing energy within the body creates dis-ease and eventually chronic conditions, pain, suffering, and illness. As each Member of our practice (we choose this reference rather than “patient”) develops greater strategies within his or her nervous system function, greater dynamic potential for change and Healing naturally is created. (For further information regarding BioGeometric Integration, you may enjoy reading the information included below.) An  understanding  of BioGeometric Integration (BGI) might best start with an understanding of Chiropractic- not with the "usual" picture or common public view of chiropractors as  “back doctors”, but rather as an understanding of our profession inclusive of the original intention of chiropractic, which is to release interference within the body and its nervous system to a fuller expression of one's Innate Intelligence.  An organizing intelligence exists within each of us that coordinates such processes as our heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and chemical balance, to name a few; each functioning without necessity of conscious thought. This intelligence allows us to walk, talk, think, and listen, without knowing the  complex interactions that must take place for these activities to occur. The main control center for our body functions is housed within the Central Nervous System, the brain, in particular. However, this intelligent entity actually extends into the glandular (endocrine) and the immune systems (including blood cells and other specialized cells found within the circulatory system), and the gut. Our body's life processes include billions of functions, all taking place at the same time and extending into each body system, each tissue, and into microscopic levels of our tissues' cells and their components. This is an awesome undertaking, which no conscious thought process could ever achieve.   As a matter of fact, our bodies' actions and reactions to environmental stimuli (internal and external) and all healing processes occur as a result of the expression of this highly specialized inborn intelligence. The  reason we experience  dis-ease  in our lives – whether expressed as a physical symptom, a chemical dependency, or an emotional/mental pattern – is that there is interference somewhere within the brain, spinal cord, or in the communication to/from the effector organs of the body in the expression of this intelligence. This interference is what many in the chiropractic profession call a "subluxation",  and the chiropractic adjustment is intended to assist the body in reducing the subluxation, thus releasing the interference in the expression of the Innate. CHI...  SPIRIT, BREATH, LIFE, ENERGY   CHI...ROPRACTIC   KEEPS  IT  FLOWING  !  INNATE INTELLIGENCE, INC. Copy Right 1992      Chiropractors traditionally perceived the subluxation strictly in terms of bony spinal segments compressing or stretching soft tissues (particularly the spinal cord and its nerves) within the nervous system. These concepts are collectively a significant aspect of BGI, yet it  not only recognizes this aspect but also expands its Big idea to further encompass contemporary knowledge of our bodies and the world in which we live. With the discovery of insights by master minds, such as Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Max Born, Heinrich Hertz, and others into Quantum physics, came a new vision of our world. We are now learning of a new existence that shifts away from things and “solid reality” to one in which energy and matter become interchangeable.  This energy is experienced as  vibrations, frequencies,  or tones. From newly acquired knowledge, comes new discoveries that help to change the way many researchers view Life and the body, creating many technological advancements. Scientists are now seeing the body not only as a physical structure, but also as an energetic system, something ancient healing arts have recognized for centuries.   In BioGeometric Integration, this view of the energetic quality of our existence  is integrated into its Chiropractic concept of subluxation. The subluxation is not only viewed in terms of a neurological component but also as an energetic component. In life, we are constantly exposed to and stimulated by limitless sources of  input;  this input comes in many forms ranging from stimuli that routinely stimulate our five senses- sight, taste, hearing, smell, and touch- to excessive overloads to our bodies and minds in the form of physical injuries, chemical toxicities, and emotional and mental stresses. As varied as all these experiences or stressors appear, the one constant for each of them is that they are all energetic in nature. Our nervous system perceives the outer world through its senses,  resonating the energy of each experience, interpreting it, and changing it from frequencies and tones to words we understand, objects we recognize, and compressive forces that we feel. While taking a strong interest in studying the teachings of  masters of  health and the BodyMind, I am developing an understanding that if experiences we have are integrated, that is, the intelligence of the body recognizes and processes the information contained in the experience, then we can utilize them to grow, learn, heal, and evolve. However, if we do not integrate the experience and are unable to dissipate the energetic stuckedness, then the body  continues to respond to these areas of energetic blockages  and compensate to these unhealed stresses, and  dis-ease  and discomfort are born. Our senses perceive particular energies, with particular frequencies or tones; the tone of the energy  determines the information carried by each experience. Information processing systems of the body then interpret the tones and initiate appropriate responses, and the energy of the experience is utilized within the body. This energy utilization and tone interpretation suggests that there is an integration of this energy and tone (information) into the system. To integrate is to make whole or unify by bringing together parts. Therefore, when an experience is integrated, essentially what happens is the tone of the energy becomes part of us.   Quantum physics has shown that we are but a multitude of synchronized/organized frequencies- we are a musical symphony manifested into a physical form. When we integrate an experience of life we’ve simply added another note to the music that we are, increasing the complexity of our music ever so slightly. Our structure is determined by our music, and if our inner music changes, our structure changes. By increasing the complexity of our music by integrating a new tone (experience), we increase the complexity of our structure. As Dr. Sue Brown reminds us in her teachings of BGI, this is evolutionary. It is simply the integration by living systems of frequency upon frequency over billions of years. Viewing the experiences of life in this way opens the door to see every experience, no matter what it is, as an  opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve. What if experiences (and their associated tones) don’t integrate? If a system can’t integrate an experience and its energetic influence, then it is not utilized and integrated; it is stored in the body. The BodyMind perceives it as a foreign, dissonant tone. It’s like an experience of someone yelling and screaming at you, and you don’t know why. You can’t integrate the experience because it is too big and beyond comprehension. Therefore, long after this overload has passed, you keep playing it repeatedly, and the more you think about it, the more uncomfortable you get. And years later, you see this person, who verbally assaulted you, and you get agitated, nervous, and defensive. These non-integrated tones create  dis-ease in the body and the dissonance of the tone creates tensions and distorts the body’s natural geometric structure and alignment. This is an excellent description of the "subluxation", a non-integrated energetic experience that distorts the music (and geometry) and interferes with our Innate expression, resulting in tight muscles, misaligned vertebrae, and tension on the system of nerves.  Within principles of Quantum physics and Dr. Brown's BioGeometric teachings, this blocked energy is stored energy, stored as "potential energy", which gives us a "second chance". As previously written, the subluxation contains the information of life's experience. If the body didn’t store the experience in the form of a subluxation, then the possible learning contained in each experience would be lost. All those overwhelming experiences would wreak havoc and then be lost forever with no possibility to learn, grow, and evolve, and in storing the non-integrated experiences, the body keeps the potential of every experience. In BGI, the chiropractic adjustment releases that potential energy, giving the BodyMind system a second chance to integrate the energy and information of the original experience, thus providing the opportunity to grow, learn, evolve, and heal. The BioGeometric Integration approach to chiropractic healthcare utilizes this understanding of the subluxation, while other aspects also make BGI unique. One concept is the idea of integration. We discussed integration previously in terms of the creation of the subluxation and the evolution of living things. BGI's adjusting procedures utilize this concept of integration to assess whether the nervous system is ready to receive the adjustment and also whether the system fully integrates the adjustment given. If the body is not ready to receive the information and potential that will be released by the adjustment, or if the system is ready but does not fully integrate the potential energy released, then it will simply lock back in, be stored again, and the subluxation will return. BGI recognizes this concern and uses assessment tools that allow the practitioner to determine if the system is ready to be adjusted, and if the adjustment and thus potential energy will be fully integrated. BGI  recognizes the importance of  determining the area in which the potential energy in the body is being primarily stored. Essentially there are three categories of   stored places—the muscles, the soft connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, and the tissue around the organs called mesentery), and the hard connective tissue (bones).   An important feature of the BGI adjusting protocol is that it recognizes that there is an  innate geometry in the body, that this geometry is a reflection of the innate music that we are. By identifying, understanding, and utilizing the geometry, the chiropractor can better assess and release the subluxation. The geometry allows us to glimpse the entire effect of the subluxation, thus making it possible to release it as an integrated whole. It also allows us to prioritize the incredible number of subluxation patterns so that the timing of each release is optimum. Through BGI, we can understand both the physical and energetic aspects of the cause of  dis-ease, realize the potential of each experience, and assess the most effective, efficient, and integrative way to release the potential stored within each one of us. Thank you, Innate Intelligence! (Many thanks to Dr. Sue Brown for developing and sharing her brilliance.)