Ortho-Bionomy is often referred to as 'the Homeopathy of Bodywork' because the two modalities share the same principles. Both approaches:
- exaggerate a pattern to stimulate the body's self-healing reflexes (let likes cure likes)
- use the smallest adjustment or dose necessary to bring about a healing response (less is more, the minimum dose)
- may have an effect within minutes and
- work on all levels; physical, mental and emotional.
Working within the comfort zone of both the client and practitioner is one of the most important principles of Ortho-Bionomy, as creating resistance and tension is counter-productive. Practitioners follow principles based on respecting, honouring and accepting each individual's inherent healing wisdom without judgment. Rather than trying to 'change' people physically or otherwise, the intent is to help them become conscious of what is going on within their bodies. This increased awareness helps them participate in their own self-correction, and enables them to regain their original patterns of balance and wellness.