Author: R. Paul Lee, DO, FAAO, FCA

December 2022

“…see this highest known element in the human body

going out in that transmutation from the nerve cells

along the fibers to the terminal.”

[Sutherland COT, 200-1]

Dr. Sutherland proclaimed that transmutation, the act of changing into another form, was a feature of primary respiration especially during stillness. We can deduce that such stillness would display transmutation at a.) the pause between inhalation and exhalation of primary respiration, b.) an induced ‘stillpoint,’ or c.) a fulcrum around which a function or dysfunction is organized. These three states of stillness (and probably others), expressed by fluid and energy fields, all transmit the Breath of Life, the highest known element in the human body. “’It is the stillness of the Tide we seek,’ Dr. Sutherland would say, for in that stillness is the potency of the Tide” (Rollin Becker, Life in Motion, 30). Transmutation and the potency of the Breath of Life go together.

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M-Element: Summary and Comment

Author: R. Paul Lee, DO, FAAO, FCA

October 2022

Our knowledge is like that of the electrician

who merely knows that the potent current, or M-element,

is present and that he is learning how to utilize its force.

(Sutherland, Contributions of Thought, 273.)

I have for years carried this unanswered question that hopefully, this paper answers, ‘How does the intangible Breath of Life stimulate the tangible fluctuation of fluid?’ According to the originator of the cranial concept, Dr. W.G. Sutherland the Tide, the basis of the cranial concept, generates from the effects of the Breath of Life.

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Remote Treatment

Remote Treatment – Zoom Conference – Study Group – July 30, 2020

Author: R. Paul Lee, DO, FAAO, FCA


Osteopathy finds its soul in nature. Dr. Still employed natural principles to found a new form of medicine. He recognized that structure and function were married in nature and in mankind. He recognized that even the slightest variance from normal structure caused dysfunction and disease, the basis of his new philosophy.

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