QSM³ Tensegrity


Current models of human anatomy – physiology relationships have shifted the awareness of the human construct. Tensegrity, as it applies to human posture, is the current model that describes how our bodies work, and is based on the insight that we are primarily tensegral structures.

Tensegrity is defined as a structural principal based on the use of isolated compressed components inside a net of continuous tension that together determine the shape and stability of that structure.

Tensegrity is the bridging of our stable osseous system and the flexibility of our fascial system.

For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Levin has made the compelling point that looking at the bones as a system of continuous compression members (bones on top of discs) like the beams and rafters of a house results in force calculations that would shear discs and crush our bones under normal loads. It is only the tensegral and bio-tensegral models that describe forces in the tension-bearing components of our bodies (muscles and connective tissues) that account for our ability to sustain normal gravitational stressors.

The human body withstands 2000 pounds of consistent and constant gravitational pressure, and requires a supportive internal spring-like tension to help maintain its structure.

The traditional chiropractic model is that the spine and its vertebrae are stacked on top of each other bearing compressive force.

Tensegrity provides a fresh look at the human biostructure and our entire posture from lower extremity to the skull as one contiguous bio-tensegral unit supporting balance through the nervous system. Imagine an expanding balloon protecting the fascial and osseous system as it breaks down globally.

Tensegrity- the current jargon for Tone – is key in helping us restore and release the physical, and energetic stresses that challenge our ability to remain upright, functional, and structurally balanced. The result is one system in Tensegral Tone.

See Tensegral Chiropractic
www.QSM3.com /tensegral chiropractic

Tensegrity and Bio-Tensegrity Resources

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensegrity
  • https://www.anatomytrains.com
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › pmc › articles › PMC4112545.
  • www.rwgrayprojects.com › rbfnotes › fpapers › tensegrity › tenseg01
  • https://jaoa.org › article
  • https://biomimetics.mit.edu › research › biotensegrity
  • https://www.liberatedbody.com › podcast › stephen-levin-lbp-035
  • https://www.researchgate.net › publication › 236146722_Biotensegrity-_T…
  • https://wyss.harvard.edu › Research Spotlights
  • https://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com › article › abstract