Friday, May 10, 2013

Facial Vibrancy ~ APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ The Sphenoid Bone



Without question one of the most significant, albeit overlooked functions of the human system is the vital role of the sphenoid bone in neurological and hormonal health issues. This butterfly-shaped bone, which makes up the floor of the skull, articulates with literally all of the bones of the skull, making it a central pivot point of the entire cranium.


It comprises the majority of the posterior wall of the optic compartment. Its anatomical structure is extremely complex and difficult to understand, forcing the famed physician Sir Oliver Wendell Holmes to utter at the opening of an anatomy lecture at Harvard Medical School, "Gentlemen, damn the sphenoid bone." If you have studied the anatomy of the sphenoid, you undoubtedly share this sentiment.

The sphenoid bone's two most notable structures are the cup-like "sella turcica" (Turkish saddle) at the floor of the skull, which houses and protects the pituitary gland (master gland of the endocrine system); and the sphenobasilar articulation of the occipital bone. The sphenobasilar joint is where the sphenoid articulates with the occipital bone and because of its amphiarthroidial (partially movable synchondrosis) nature, establishes what many consider to be one of the most significant articulations of the body. This is due to the milking effect this joint has upon cerebrospinal fluid, in addition to its overall effect on the pituitary gland and the general nervous system.

Because of the limited degree of flexibility within the sphenobasilar articulation, which it carries throughout life, this joint may and does become stagnated as a result of either major or minor head trauma to any surface of the skull, altered biomagnetic energetic effects of the Lower Shao Yang (Gallbladder) meridian, eye strain or muscle spasm along the occipital / cervico area to include any malocclusion of the teeth and TMJ involvement.

Stagnated qi or energetic disruption in addition to fixation subluxation of the sphenobasilar joint may produce a variety of conditions that may persist if the vital areas affecting the sphenoid bone are not addressed. Most notably are dysfunctions of the endocrine system including the thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, ovaries, testicles and all glands of the body.
 Article Source: http://manhattanwellnessgroup.com/2012/05/the-sphenoid-acupuncture-and-healing/


An Added Word from Rose Marie Raccioppi
I have found that applying specific calibrated tuning forks to the sphenoid bone, creating an entrainment, results in deep relaxation of the facial muscles. Post the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ process, a refreshed, relaxed and newly energized facial expression comes forth. A facial vibrancy is noted by the recipient along with a deeply felt vitality and sense of well being.


The Sphenoid



An irregular, wedge-shaped bone at the base of the skull (the Greek sphenoeides means "wedgelike"). The sphenoid bone is notable in that it makes contact with all of the other cranial bones. It spans the skull laterally, helps form the base of the cranium, the sides of the skull, and the floors and sides of the orbits (eye sockets). 


The sphenoid bone is considered anatomically to have a central body, two greater wings, two lesser wings, and two pterygoid processes. The greater wings form part of the sides of the skull, and also extend inward to form part of the back surface of each eye socket. The two lesser wings form a small part of the back surfaces of the orbital cavities, and meet in the middle of the skull. Along the middle, a portion of the sphenoid bone rises up and forms a saddle-shaped mass called the sella turcica (Turk's saddle). The depression of this saddle is occupied by the pituitary gland. The sphenoid bone also contains the two sphenoidal sinuses, which lie side by side and are separated by a bony septum that projects downward into the nasal cavity, and channels for the optic nerve and other nerves. 

Information and Image Source: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/sphenoid_bone.html

APOGEE Acu-Tone ~ Facial Vibrancy

The look of vitality is indeed compelling. A face that reflects balance, relaxation, energy, radiance, and engagement, evokes interest and attention. To feel facial tension dissolve, tone improve, eyes brighten, along with a feeling of well being and renewal is what has been consistently reported to occur as a result of an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience. Calibrated tuning forks are applied to facial and cranium bones. The vibrations are received and communicated to the cells. An entrainment, sound transformation in an orchestrated crescendo, brings about the desired changes and the resulting renewal. 

Spontaneous responses, when looking in a mirror post the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session, include such statements as: "My face feels so alive and relaxed."  "I actually look younger."  " My eyes look so awake and clear." "How can I keep this look?" "Such a great feeling." 

Testimonials are ongoing...

PB recently posted this response to her APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience:

Worked Like Botox...
"Today, I visited Rose Marie Raccioppi for a Attunement Therapy Session ... the stress of losing Zinni has me very off balance in so many ways. Now, I am Blessed with balanced Chakra's and connected to the energy of the universe. She also did a Acu-Tone facial that worked like Botox to erase all the stress lines and open up my sinuses !! I feel renewed, refreshed and re-energized to continue my search for Zinni. Rose Marie you are a wise and gifted woman ... many many Blessings to you !! xxoo " (Patti Byman).




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New Oxford American Dictionary

resonance ~ ˈrezənəns

• Figurative the ability to evoke or suggest images, memories, and emotions.

• Physics the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object.

• Mechanics the condition in which an object or system is subjected to an oscillating force having a frequency close to its own natural frequency.

• Physics the condition in which an electric circuit or device produces the largest possible response to an applied oscillating signal,  esp. when its inductive and its capacitative reactances are balanced.

• Physics a short-lived subatomic particle that is an excited state of a more stable particle.

• Astronomy the occurrence of a simple ratio between the periods of revolution of two bodies about a single primary.

• Chemistry the state attributed to certain molecules of having a structure that cannot adequately be represented by a single structural formula but is a composite of two or more structures of higher energy.

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, from Latin resonantia ‘echo,’ from resonare ‘resound’.

vibrant ~ ˈvībrənt

•full of energy and enthusiasm 
• quivering; pulsating 
• (of color) bright and striking
• (of sound) strong or resonating 
DERIVATIVES
vibrancy |-brənsē| 

ORIGIN early 17th cent. (in the sense [moving rapidly, vibrating] ): from Latin vibrant- ‘shaking to and fro,’ from the verb vibrare.

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A Post Script... FACIAL VIBRANCY... Form, Structure, Perception, Consciousness, in soaring flight... to rise above the storm, this the power, the very wings of BEING ... this the intent of Ascension... be it of the Eagle, be it of Self http://apogeeacutone.blogspot.com/…/facial-vibrancy-apogee-… The Sphenoid Bone and Facial Vibrancy ... the restorative benefits documented... Rose Marie Raccioppi



And all in Accord...
Sphenoid Bone
Without question one of the most significant but overlooked functions of the human system is the vital role of the sphenoid bone in neurological and hormonal health issues. This butterfly-shaped bone, which makes up the floor of the skull, articulates with literally all of the bones of the skull.
That makes it a central pivot point of the entire cranium. It comprises the majority of the posterior wall of the optic compartment. 
The sphenoid bone's two most notable structures are the cuplike "sella turcica" (Turkish saddle) at the floor of the skull. 
These two house and protect the pituitary gland (master gland of the endocrine system) and the sphenobasilar articulation of the occipital bone. 
The sphenobasilar joint is where the sphenoid articulates with the occipital bone and because of its amphiarthroidial (partially movable synchondrosis) nature, establishes what many consider to be one of the most significant articulations of the body. 
This is due to the milking effect this joint has upon cerebrospinal fluid, in addition to its overall effect on the pituitary gland as well as the general nervous system. 
Because of the limited degree of flexibility within the sphenobasilar articulation which it carries throughout life, this joint may and does become stagnated as a result of either major or minor head trauma to any surface of the skull, altered bio-magnetic energetic effects of the Lower Shao Yang(Gallbladder) meridian, eye strain or muscle spasm along the occipital/cervico area to include any mal occlusion of the teeth and TMJ involvement.
Stagnated qi or energetic disruption, in addition to fixation subluxation of the sphenobasilar joint, may produce a variety of conditions which may never be resolved if the vital areas affecting the sphenoid bone are not addressed. 
Most notably are any and all dysfunctions of the endocrine system to include thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, ovaries, testicles and all glands of the body. 
Master Gland
The pituitary gland, being the master gland of the body, directly affects all of the endocrine system. 
Any involvement of the sense of taste, smell, speech or hearing, tremors, tics, choreic movements, tinnitus, deafness, mental depression, migraine, any type of headache especially those emanating from the occiput, frontal or around the eyes. 
Others included are insomnia, temperature regulation disturbance, eye ptosis, any vision, nasal involvement, memory disturbance, unable to concentrate (focus), brain function and hyper activity behavior. 
In actuality, all functions of the body may be directly or indirectly affected through the neurological relationship of the sphenoid bone and its role with the occiput. 
Children are especially prone to injury of the occiput and sphenoid because of falls and bumps. So too are adults involved in sports and accidents. 
Any bump to the cranium, especially the frontal, temporal and occiput may be responsible for a variety of non-responsive health conditions. 
Key Acupoints
There are three specific acupoints which have the most impact on the sphenoid and its relationship to neurological functioning: Tai YangYin Tang and GV16. 
Tai Yang is the famed acupoint point located just behind the zygomatic arch lateral to the eye socket and half way between the end of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye. 
The point specifically lies over the great wing of the sphenoid at the side of the head bordered by the frontal, parietal, zygoma and temporal bones and has major neurological connections throughout the body. 
This point in my opinion, is one of the most powerful points on the body and one in which the general practitioner may wish to re-evaluate the importance of this point as it can be used for virtually all conditions previously mentioned and perhaps many which were not. 
Yin Tang, another famed acupoint, is located at the glabella directly between the eyebrows. 
The glabella is located where the frontal bone and maxilla articulate which both have major connections with the sphenoid. 
This point has been used for a variety of conditions in acupuncture however when it is combined with Tai Yang it produces amazing clinical response regarding sphenoid produced health conditions.
GV16 (DU 16) is located just under the occiput just below the inion or the "bump" on the occiput. This point is noted for its neurological effects. 
Because of posterior inferior malposition of the occiput, a key approach in treating this point is to use in addition to general needle, electronic or laser stimulation, percussive therapy either by hand or preferably with a percussive instrument, in a superior direction or by direct digital pressure with firm tapping. 
This procedure produces absolutely fantastic clinical response. 
If you are not exactly sure of the approach, simply begin utilizing Tai Yang, Yin Tang, and GV16 with a non-invasive teishein for 25 strokes in short bursts of five on your very difficult and non-responsive patients and watch what happens. 
These points are to be used bilaterally on Tai Yangas both Yin Tang and GV 16 are midline points. 
Add GV 14, KI 27 and the occiput, frontal vertex and brain stem points of the ear. 
Excerpted from article by John Amaro, LAc, DC, Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM), Dipl.Med.Ac.(IAMA) https://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=32329
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1 comment:

  1. This received this very morning in response to a Facial Vibrancy Acu-Tone™ Session given last evening... yes delight it is... " Thank you, thank you. I woke up to a glowing fresh face, that looked better than it did the day before. Celebration I shall partake today thru the weekend.
    I also slept great!" K...

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