Base-Line Healing


The Median Plane.

The median plane is the slice that splits the body into left and right halves.

Straight down the middle. The body balanced either side.

Our true midline.

Median = Midpoint, middle.


Plane = A flat, two-dimensional (2-D) surface.

Three images showing the median plane from different perspectives. The first image is of a human figure at an angle, showing the thinnest slice (plane) from head to pelvis that splits the body into left and right halves. Also known as the mid-sagittal plane, the median plane is our true midline, left and right halves of the body are balanced. The second image shows the median plane as seen from the side - a 2d shape with a front and a back that cuts through the body. The third image shows a straight, thin line.  This is the median plane when viewed from the front or back. If our midline anatomy lies on the median plane then the body is aligned and balanced.

The median plane is a straight line when seen from the front or back and a 2-D shape when viewed from the side.

The body must be "correctly arranged" to create the median plane, where:

body alignment and balance

Our midline anatomy that should align on the median plane:

The median plane of the body, a 2 dimensional shape when seen from the side. Showing the linea alba at the front of the body from the pubic symphysis of the pelvis to the xiphoid process at the front of the rib cage on the body's midline. The nuchal ligament and supraspinous ligament are a continuous structure at the back of the body. From the midline bump on back of skull known as the external occipital protuberance to the lower lumbar area of the back. These structures are curved down neck to midback and then to the lower spine when seen from the side. The linear structures that should be fully extendable and flexible through a full range of natural movement for the body to be dynamically balanced and aligned.

The position of the rest of the body should be considered relative to the midline anatomy and the median plane.

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