Embryology

Function creates form. In this case, how should we understand the embryological development?

  • Lecturer
    Jean-Paul Höppner, D.O. mro
  • Course location
    France / Belgium / Germany / Poland / Spain
  • Price
    €550,- / Seminar

Function creates form.

Philosophy

Function creates form. In this case, how should we understand the embryological development ? In general the embryological lecture is limited to the description of the earliest form of the human shape. A clear and useful explanation regarding the beginning of it is usually missing. On the other hand the description, regarding the metabolic and morphokinetic fields from prof. Blechschmidt, provides a dynamic explanation for all the metabolic events. An explanation with clear understandable principles and mechanisms. These do not only lead to an extended theoretical knowledge, but can also be diagnostically and therapeutically used in osteopathy.

Composition of the course
The course ‘anatomy and ontogenesis’ contains four seminars and each seminar consists in four days. The seminars are consistent with the chronology of development.

A&O1: basic principles of the metabolism fields
In the first seminar the basic principles and different mechanisms are closer illustrated. This is about the so-called early metabolic fields. They are applied in the study of the first two weeks of development. Several examples will show that analogies exist between the osteopathic concept and Blechschmidts concept. At the same time the practical meaning for osteopathy will be explained in more detail from a diagnostic and therapeutic point of view.

A&O2 : Homunculus neurocranii
In the second seminar we study the development of the nerve system in a larger context of the word itself. It is comparable to the study of the osteopathy and the cranio-vertebro-sacral system. It is the first organ system that clearly differentiates and therefore it is being discussed first. This will be done by the application of the so-called early metabolic fields that are complemented by the so-called late (morphokinetic) metabolic fields. Terms like dura-girdles are clarified and existing structures, like for example the zygoma, get a new meaning.

A&O3 : Homunculus viscerocranii
In the third seminar the theme is the study of osteopathy and the visceral system. Via the neurocranii (chronology) the study will continue with the description of the different digestive organs. Hereby there will be made a clear difference between the concepts of metabolism and digestion. Partly for this reason these organs get a new additional meaning overall.

A&O4 : homunculus interni
This fourth seminar, osteopathy vascular – urogenital – parietal, is the final part. Not only the missing parts will be explained in their development but in this weekend it will also become clear that these organs and organ systems form a result from the previous two homunculi. This has concrete consequences for the daily practice.

Informations

  • Date » Click here for the available dates
  • length 4 days
  • Accreditation points (NRO) 16+80
  • Accreditation points (ACPVO) 64+32
  • Accreditation points (VOD) 10 Points par Day
  • Maximum number of participants: 35 participants
  • Class days: Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday
  • Course time 09:00 - 18:00 (Last day 12:40)

Contents


Seminar 1: Basic principles for the “Gestaltung” of the Homunculi

This seminar contains the basic principles for the study of man by three Homunculi (neurocranii - viscerocranii - interni). The birth of science will be explained by paradigms. The model of the biodynamic metabolic fields will be explained (basic developmental principles and their different forms). The "Gestaltung" of the earliest embryonic "Gestalt" will be described (basis for Homunculi). Also will be explained that this model has a meaning for the osteopathic theory and practice.

Following aspects will be discussed:

  • Embryology: homology or analogy?
  • Biodynamic ?? and Biokinetic
  • Evolution
  • From molecule to tissue
  • Smaller dimensions
  • Biodynamical features
  • Morphokinetics
  • From ovum to blastocyste
  • The entocyst disc
  • Morphokinetic fields
  • Fluida and ontogenesis


Seminar 2: The process of cerebralisation - Homunculus neurocranii

The Homunculus neurocranii stands for osteopathy in the cranio-sacral field. The original Homunculus will be described in its basic form related to the nervous system. This takes place without losing the context of the totality. The emergence of the "neurocranii" system will be studied as well as the resulting corresponding relations. This takes place from a structural and a functional point of view for the Homunculus neurocranii itself and in relation to the other systems (viscerocranii - interni). The meaning of this all for the osteopathic practice (diagnosis and therapy) will be clearly illustrated.

Following aspects will be discussed:

  • The young homunculus
  • Homunculus neurocranii defined
  • Neural tube
  • Axon
  • Cortex & tracks
  • Number of nerves
  • Innervation & target organs
  • Vegetativum
  • Somite development
  • Meninges
  • Duragirdles
  • The bony cranium
  • Synthesis


Seminar 3: The process of organ descensus - Homunculus viscerocranii

The Homunculus viscerocranii stands for osteopathy in the visceral field. The original Homunculus will be described in its basic form related to the digestive system. This takes place without losing the context of the totality. The “viscerocranii” system will be studied as well as the resulting corresponding relations. This takes place from a structural and a functional point of view for the Homunculus viscerocranii itself and in relation to the other systems (neurocranii - interni). The meaning for the osteopathic practice (diagnosis and therapy) is brought up by the applications of the biodynamic metabolic fields.

Following aspects will be discussed:

  • The upper and lower gut section
  • The Intra-embryonic coeloom
  • Pharyngeal arches
  • Upper part face
  • Lower part face
  • Organ descensus
  • Neck organs
  • Thoracal organs
  • Abdominal organs
  • The pelvis
  • Synthesis


Seminar 4: The trajectories - Homunculus interni

The Homunculus interni stands for osteopathy in the parietal and urogenital field. The original Homunculus will be described in its basic form related to the urogenital and locomotor system. This takes place as a synthesis of the previous studies of the neurocranii and viscerocranii. The Homunculus becomes a totality in a larger sense. The meaning of blood vessels and other canalisation zones becomes clear. The relations within the Homunculus interni are a recognisable reflection of the homunculus interni inside of the previous studied Homunculi. The Homunculus interni is a system itself but also directs the development of the neurocranii and viscerocranii. This study can be seen as a synthesis for the osteopathic practice, in diagnosis as well as in therapy.

Following aspects will be discussed:

  • Fluids and trajectories
  • Heart
  • Blood vessels
  • Lymphatic vessels
  • Kidney
  • Suprarenal gland
  • Genital ductus
  • Pelvis & gonads
  • Pelvic diaphragms
  • Limbs
  • Synthesis