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Human structure and function

gdrThe human being is the most complex and sophisticated organism we know of and it's literally made from the soil of out planet.

The foundation is our physical body, a robust organism that has grown from an egg into the person you are today. Our body is fused together by a creative principal that works in our gut to convert food into body parts as well as energy for procreation, physical and mental expression.

The body grows and maintains itself with very little input from us.  This body has its own autonomic nervous system which keeps the breath, the circulation of blood and lymph circulating. In other words, all the internal processes of our bodies are taken care of with almost zero input from us. Even digestion is an unconscious process that takes place automatically and it tells us when it's tired or needs refuelling.

When the human body is treated properly it is energised, self-healing and capable of enduring for an excess of 100 years.

When we consider our anatomy, we must also remember there are two key aspects to our existence. There is what we perceive as the world around us and what we perceive as our individual self.  The key here is perception because it is through our perception (our senses) that we perceive the world around us. When we look at any object, characteristically we see that object is being outside of ourselves, but what we really see is the reflected light that is captured through our eyes interpreted by the brain in order to give a definition of any object we are looking at.

Similarly when you touch any object, the pressure of that object onto one's skin creates a sense reaction under the skin which sends a signal to the brain which then defines what is that is touching our skin or we are touching.

Even when one hand touch is the other, the first-hand cannot feel the second, it can only feel that touch reaction under the skin. However as a society and a civilisation we have developed a common understanding of what things are in order that we can communicate more effectively.

In looking at anatomy and the constituent parts that makes us us, we move from the denser aspects to the more subtle.  The physical and subtle universe provides the basis and ongoing support of our existence and as 'dark matter in space connects the parts of the universe, we are connected by consciousness. Dark matter (and even string theory) and consciousness maybe related to each other, yet consciousness is the other side of the coin from matter as we all know that when our consciousness departs at death, our bodies decay.

Skeletal system

Our hard structural support and the nursery of our red blood cells.

Muscular system

Our soft tissues that hold our bones together along with, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The muscles and connective tissues providing locomotion, maintaining posture and producing heat. Excludes smooth & cardiac muscle.

Integumentary system

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Our skin, hair, fat, and nails.

Digestive system

The digestion and processing food with salivary glands, oesophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestines, rectum and anus.

Urinary system

Kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra involved in fluid balance, electrolyte balance and excretion of urine.

Circulatory system

Pumps blood around the body through arteries and returns 'spent' blood to the heart through the veins.

Lymphatic system

Simply tThe sewage system of the body, its structures transfer  lymph between tissues and the blood stream removing wastes from the body; includes the lymph fluid, nodes and vessels.

Respiratory system

The organs used for breathing, the pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs and diaphragm. The lungs in particular affect and help regulate the endocrine, nervous and digestive systems.

Reproductive system

Sex organs, such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, mammary glands, testes, vas deferens, seminal vesicles and prostate.

Exocrine System

A network of glands which excretes by way of a duct to some environment external to itself, be it either inside the body or on a surface of the body.

Nervous system

Collects, transfers and processes information with brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.

The Endocrine System

Interpreting spiritual energy in inter-cellular communication, the endocrine glands are a system which secretes different types of hormones directly into the bloodstream and transports them along nadi's to regulate the body functions. Includes the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal body or pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids and adrenal glands

The Subtle energy system

Nadis, chakras and aura.  Caught between heaven and earth, the Kundalini is our power grid.  It is plugged into heaven above and earth below creating an energy exchange which fuels our body and being.  Modern medical science does not agree, yet this understanding was accepted over 6000 years ago.

The kundalini is represented in medicine as the two snakes which entwine the medical staff, a symbol from our distant past which co-incidentally has a great similarity to DNA.

The Chakras

We have seven major chakras, these intersect the kundalini in a similar way as the transformers on our countries high voltage power grid reduce the current for household use. This energy assists our bodies and minds to function affecting our moods or disposition.

We all know if we're low in energy, we don't get much done!  This energy is conducted around our bodies by the endocrine system.

Consciousness

This aspect of energy permeates our lives, telling us we are hungry, what's going on in the next room and who's calling when the phone rings.  When respected, it guides our lives harmoniously or gets us into hot water when we disrespect.

Consciousness is connected via our subtle body.

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