Escuela Universitaria Osteopatía

Biotensegrity: una teoría unificadora de la arquitectura biológica, con aplicaciones a la práctica osteopática, la educación, la investigación

Biotensegrity: A unifying theory of biological architecture with applications to osteopathic practice, education, research

Since its inception, osteopathic medicine has sought to identify the mechanical causes of disease and to understand the body’s structure-function relationship. Research conducted during the past 25 years has demonstrated that the architectural principles of tensegrity can be applied to biological organisms (termed biotensegrity) and that these principles can demonstrate the mechanical structure function relationship at all size scales in the human body. Further, biotensegrity at the cellular level allows the cell to mechanically sense its environment and convert mechanical signals into biochemical changes. When applied to the principles of osteopathic medicine, biotensegrity provides a conceptual understanding of the hierarchical organization of the human body and explains the body’s ability to adapt to change. More

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