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How this process works



Each lung has a number of lobes. There are 3 in the right lung and 2 in the left lung.  Within each side of the lungs there are also 8 or 9 of what are called “Bronchopulmonary Segments”.  Each segment works independently of all the others.  


This is important to surgeons who may need to go in and remove a portion of a lung to save a person’s life.  This is done for cancer, tumors or traumatic injuries. Why it’s important to those of us, is because each independent segment has it’s own blood supply, smooth muscles, capillaries, pleura, and that very elastic, connective tissue.  Which also means you have to affect every corner, every inch, of the lungs and the pleura to be successful.


What we want to do is create more space inside the whole chest.  To do that we need a method to affect the chest, ribs, the intercostal muscles (muscles between the ribs), the visceral pleura, the parietal pleura, and inside every bronchopulmonary segment and all the way down to the alveoli of the lungs. By addressing all the layers simultaneously and in the sections with specialized Rossiter manipulations, you produce the profound results in minutes. Every layer of these has one common element. Connective tissue.  All layers have smooth muscle and every layer has layers and layers of the most elastic part of that type of tissue, elastin. We gently stretch this using the entire body to make micro adjustments in the whole chest area. Gross movements outside of the lungs also affect lung tissue that can be felt.


All during this, the Respiratory Center in the hind brain never stops giving instructions to the lungs.  The only thing that changes is lung capacity. If the capacity is enhanced, it should be felt immediately, which it is.


Where is this done?


All this is done externally on the chest.  To do all this, there must be a mechanism that can trigger all these things to happen all at once.  There are two mechanisms to make this happen. The first mechanism is useing the whole connective tissue system (CTS)and make it work as one. That is the internal mechanism, natural to the body.  Then using a physical motion that is applied to each segment, you will find incongruous areas of the chest. These are places tha literally feel stuck.  


Once you have found those areas, you change them with specific movements to the area.  The beauty of the CTS is it’s elasticity and therefore its ability to change, all built in.  The motion is designed and done to explicitly open the chest, all the way to the spine. Creating this needs to have a constant, consistent set of movements done by the practitioner. 


How is this done?


After you’ve found those incongruities, you have to open them.  With the elasticity, the movement of the tissue will result in a flexibility in every layer and lobe of the chest.  And depending on the capability of the client’s lung tissue, this will stay for an extended period. How Long? It depends on the condition of the tissue.  However, in the past I’ve worked with COPD clients who were on oxygen, and were able to come off portable oxygen concentrators. Asthma sufferers sometimes need it more, sometimes once is enough.  Children are always easier, but still a challenge.


How does this happen?


Inside the rib cage, there two bags of membranes called pleura.  The lungs hang freely inside these pleura sacs of tissue, designed to be very slick and it is in between every part of the lung including between the segments as described above.  This slickness provides a powerful tool to be able to move, change and balance all the CT within and external to each lung and all of it’s segments inside each lobe.  


Each of these Bronchopulmonary segments, work independently of each other. also, all need to have the same work done to each segment to change the way the whole lung works and feels. That is, the Rossiter System of direct palpation must be done with the utmost care and be designed to affect all these subsections of the lung to be effective.  This also makes the change happen quickly.


Where this process works


The Rossiter Respiratory work is done bilaterally with a 2-5 minute break between each side to establish whether the work created the proper new space for all the lung segments to operate optimally inside each segment within the pleural cavity.  Once the practitioner has established that the right side has changed substantially, then the left side is completed, to provide balance. If the first side has not produced any results, treatment is terminated. This simply means the CTS was not client’s the issue or problem.  This method is designed specifically to be useful for Asthma and COPD.


The Connective Tissue System is crucial to why and how this works.  There is a tremendous amount of CT in the surrounding Pluera, between and inside of all these segments, fissures, plus the smooth muscle surrounding the alveoli.  Part of the it is the amount of smooth muscle entertwined with alveoli . Because the smooth muscle, the elasticity of the Connective Tissue, and the generally high amount of CT, all this makes the change quick. Usually within 5 minutes the person will know whether or not the issue is with the CT System.  


Why this works.


Engaging the whole Connective tissue System makes this work.  Without a firm knowledge in the how’s and why’s of CTS it cannot happen nearly as well.  These are the highlights of making it all happen. There are more subtle issues at play but are all inclusive in a Asthma/COPD workout.






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