Bone Healing – I – Bone Health, Increase Nitric Oxide and Collagen Production
Isochronic – Osteophonic Healing – 32 HZ with 7.83 HZ
Osteophonic is a word used to describe the vibration of bones (osteo = bone, phonic = sound).
Due to a natural bio-acoustic phenomenon, the sound penetrates the bones of the listener and it can be felt throughout their entire body.
This session was intended to be used for bone health and healing, nervous system adjustment, to stimulate and balance peripheral nerves, Collagen, lymphatic flow and cranial suture mobility. Other effects may include stimulation of nerves and hair, grounding effects and potential relief for certain types of headaches and eyes strain.
I believe that 7.83 HZ is synergistic and because of this it was chosen as the pulse rate.
Bone is living, growing tissue. Our skeleton may seem an inert structure, but it is an active organ, made up of tissue and cells in a continual state of activity throughout a lifetime. Bone tissue is comprised of a mixture of minerals deposited around a protein matrix, which together contribute to the strength and flexibility of our skeletons. Sixty-five percent of bone tissue is inorganic mineral, which provides the hardness of bone. The major minerals found in bone are calcium and phosphorus in the form of an insoluble salt called hydroxyapatite (HA) [chemical formula: (Ca)10(PO4)6(OH)2)]. HA crystals lie adjacent and bound to the organic protein matrix. Magnesium, sodium, potassium, and citrate ions are also present, conjugated to HA crystals rather than forming distinct crystals of their own.
The remaining 35% of bone tissue is an organic protein matrix, 90-95% of which is type I collagen. Collagen fibers twist around each other and provide the interior scaffolding upon which bone minerals are deposited.
There are two types of bone tissue: cortical (dense, compact) bone and trabecular (spongy, cancellous bone, honeycomb- like structure). Eighty percent of the skeleton is cortical bone, which forms the outer surface of all bones. The small bones of the wrists, hands, and feet are entirely cortical bone. Cortical bone looks solid but actually has microscopic openings that allow for the passage of blood vessels and nerves. The other 20% of skeleton is trabecular bone, found within the ends of long bones and inside flat bones (skull, pelvis, sternum, ribs, and scapula) and spinal vertebrae. Both cortical and trabecular bone have the same mineral and matrix components but differ in their porosity and microstructure: trabecular bone is much less dense, has a greater surface area, and undergoes more rapid rates of turnover.
The cells responsible for bone formation and resorption are osteoblasts and osteoclasts, respectively. Osteoblasts prompt the formation of new bone by secreting the collagen-containing component of bone that is subsequently mineralized. The enzyme alkaline phosphatase is secreted by osteoblasts while they are actively depositing bone matrix; alkaline phosphatase travels to the bloodstream and is therefore used as a clinical marker of bone formation rate.
Once they have finished secreting matrix, osteoblasts either die, become lining cells, or transform into osteocytes, a type of bone cell embedded deep within the organic matrix.
Osteoclasts erode the surface of bones by secreting enzymes and acids that dissolve bone. More specifically, enzymes degrade the organic matrix and acids solubilize bone mineral salts. Osteoclasts work in small, concentrated masses and take approximately three weeks to dissolve bone, at which point they die and osteoblasts invade the space to form new bone tissue. End products of bone matrix breakdown (hydroxyproline and amino-terminal collagen peptides) are excreted in the urine and can be used as convenient biochemical measures of bone resorption rates.
Links and reading material:
(Guyton AC, Hall JE. Textbook of medical physiology. 9th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1996)
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