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What is Bio Geometric Integration?

BGI is a chiropractic approach that reminds your body how to release deep patterns of tension. Sue Brown, DC, of Chicago developed it. For many years she practiced and taught Network Chiropractic. In her previous life work she was an oceanographer studying the earth’s geometry and movements.

While practicing, Network, Sue became very finely tuned to the energies of human bodies. She discovered that underlying our physical beings are innate geometric shapes, principally triangles and pyramids. When these shapes are distorted, tracks of tension block the normal flow of energy through the system.

Our bodies are always receiving and integrating information for our growth and evolution, while protecting us from being overwhelmed. When we become overwhelmed by physical, emotional or chemical stresses, the tone of the stressful event locks into the physical structure of the body, changing the geometry and affecting all of the physical structures.

In some ways BGI is similar to acupuncture, which releases blocks in the normal flow of energy in meridian channels. Acupuncturists use needles, pressure, heat, laser light and electrical stimulation to help move the energy in the meridians. BGI chiropractors use our hands and our minds’ eye to add our own bio energy to that of the patient. Either way we encourage the patient’s chi or energy to move normally.

When the blocked energy moves and the geometry returns to symmetry, the information it contained from that stressful event is released, giving the system the opportunity to integrate it this time. The first time it had that opportunity, it was overwhelmed by it and stored it in bands of tension, which distorted the geometry. With the release of old patterns of tension, we move toward growth and healing.

There are four planes of geometric shapes that BGI chiropractors use to release the flow of energy. The back of the body (posterior) represents the physical structure. The front (anterior) represents the organs and emotions. The saggital plane, connecting the back and front, represents the body-mind relationship. The coronal plane, the spinal curves and how you hold yourself, represents the relationship of self and world. As you progress through care, your body tends to release tension patterns in the same order.

Because this method of chiropractic is about initiating bio-energetic changes, we’ve found that it works best when there are more than two people in the room. Both BGI and Network chiropractors typically have two or more patients in the same room because the combination of healing energies and intentions increases the release of tension for everyone. There is learning and growth with every adjustment and it takes time to integrate new information into the system. For best individual results, the chiropractor leaves your energy to integrate on it’s own before initiating the next adjustment.

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