The founder of Ortho-Bionomy, Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O., described how it works this way: "Injury or disease result from what I call 'misunderstanding'. Ortho- Bionomy brings understanding to the person, so that he or she may respond appropriately, rather than by habit or fear." (Pauls, A. audio recording from a course taught by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, 1980)
The miracle of the body and the treasure of information it holds for us seems limitless. One of the great joys in sharing this work is the self-discovery that takes place for the practitioner, as well as for the client. The nuts and bolts are that the body does have an operating manual, a language, if one is willing to listen. If the oil light comes on in our car, would we put a tape over the light? However, we override our body's messages all the time. Eventually it gets our attention, but by that time we may have forgotten where the problem came from. This is where Ortho-Bionomy comes in and removes 'misunderstanding from the body.'