Basic tenants of the Levin Methode®

 

1. We focus on states of intrinsic activity: normal rested activity, hyper- and

    hypo-activity (not on function/ dysfunction)

 

2. We follow the rule of physiology: first stability then motion. The best palpable quality that represents intrinsic activity and

    stability in form and position is elasticity.

 

3. Clinical truth emerges in the therapeutic process that is shaped in the therapeutic relationship. We are patient-centered and

    relationship-based in our approach (not-therapist-centered).

 

The Levin Method® for the diagnosis and treatment of internal organs is characterized by answering the following questions:

 

What is the central concern in diagnosis and treatment?

 

We treat the viscera/organ itself and if necessary the fascia/peritoneum. Intrinsic activity plays a central role in diagnosis and

treatment; the fascia and extrinsic connections are secondary. We treat the activity of the organ itself, then its connections to

other organs, nerves, muscles and bones.

 

How does the organ express its intrinsic activity?

 

The intrinsic activity is expressed mechanically as elasticity, as stability of form and position, as volume and as intrinsic

movement. The intrinsic activity of internal organ supports posture and motion of the whole body.

 

What is an indication for treatment?

 

Hypo-activity and hyper-activity of the tissues are treated. The chronology of compensation and loss of activity, hypo-

physiology and pathophysiology is considered.