After graduating in Molecular Physics at the
Università degli Studi di Trieste, he did a specialisation at the
International Centre for Theoretical Physics of Miramare, under the
tutorship of the Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Abdus Salam. He also obtained
the diploma of Professional Kinesiologist, Educator in Kinesiology and
Advanced Teacher in Kinesiology recognised by the International
Kinesiology College of Zürich, Swizerland, by the Advanced Kinesiology
Centre of Melbourne, Australia, by the International College of
Professional Kinesiology Practice of St. Heliers, New Zealand, by the
Loving Life Institute in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, and by the Institute of
Cyberkinetics in Selsdon, England. Finally, he obtained the Ph.D. degree
in Medical Kinesiology at the Universitas Sedes Sapientes in New York,
with specialisation classes at the Italian Universities in Turin, Genoa,
Rom and Palermo.
Expert in Naturopathy with the special branch of Kinesiology recognised by
the Unione Italiana Naturopati (U.N.A.); Diploma as Craniosacral Therapist
at the Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. Diploma in
Applied Physiology obtained at the International Institute of Applied
Physiology in Tucson, Arizona. Advanced Therapist Diploma in Neural
Organization Technique (N.O.T.), recognized by the Ferreri Institute in
New York. Advanced Therapist Diploma in Neurostructural Integration
Technique (N.S.T.) recognized by the International Institute of Applied
Health Services in Melbourne, Australia.
In charge of
the Board on Kinesiology at the Federazione Italiana di Medicine e Terapie
Integrate (F.I.M.T.I.). Responsible for the kinesiological and
naturopathic therapies at the Centro Studi e Ricerca Medica METIS. Person
in charge of the Forum Kinesiologia at SOLARIS, a Network for Holistic
Therapies and Well-Being. In charge of the Rubric on Kinesiology at
LIFEGATE, il Portale della Salute Naturale. In charge of Kinesiology
Cyberkinetics for Italy, Spain and Italian-speaking Switzerland. Founder
and Chairman of the Accademia di Kinesiologia info:
Communion or Separation? The Therapeutic
Implications of the Relationship Individual / Environment in the Light of
the Scientific Evidences Supplied by Quantum Physics.
One of the typical characteristics of the neurologically developed
beings seems to be the perception of their own identity: the ability to
perceive himself in his own individuality, separated from all the rest.
Such a characteristic has been well known for years also through various
studies of Ethology, that shows how animals rather evolved like fish,
result unable to recognize themselves when reflected in a mirror.
To such a recognition of self and of his own boundaries, specific
mechanisms of survival result associated, of great importance in a person.
The 'safety zone' and the 'danger zone' in relationship to himself are
constantly pondered over the personal perception of his own individuality.
A personal program of environmental management not perfectly efficient can
significantly reduce the extension of the 'safety zone', until it
coincides with the physical border of his own body, and sometime even
less. This can make the person feel like in a sort of constant 'siege',
with direct consequences on the reactions of his survival system, that
hence causes a deterioration in his environmental management ability
further exacerbating the initial condition.
It is known since a long time that one of the most important functional
systems for the human being is constituted by the Immune System. The
purpose of the latter is that of managing, up to the cellular level, the
difference between what constitutes 'self' and what constitutes 'not
self.' In every moment of our life it constantly monitors the enormous
number of components that constitutes us, establishing a discriminating
line and carrying out the necessary protections from what is identified as
The actions that make reference to the Immune System are exceptionally
subtle and complex. For instance when the digestive process is considered,
much reference is often made to processes that are relatively well known,
like the transformation of carbohydrates or of lipids, forgetting that a
role much more important in the digestive process is played by the
transformation of the 'not self' into 'self'. This means that the DNA
contained in the chicken eaten at lunch results different from the DNA of
the person that has eaten it, but through his process of digestion those
constituents are turned into cells that share all with the person the same
DNA and the information within it: a process so extraordinarily complex
and delicate that is performed by the body in such a natural way that it
results absolutely imperceptible.
If the Immune System therefore manages the relationship between 'self' and
'not self' (the two fundamental environments of reference), it results
interesting to notice that the number of autoimmune diseases, that
originate from dysfunctions in the personal program of environmental
management, has been increasing drastically in the last few years. In a
milder but more extensive way, this manifests also in the increased number
of people that suffer from allergies and intolerances. It happens more and
more often to find in the media worried forecasts about the different
types of pollen that (according to the season) are spread by the plants
over the population, with negative consequences for millions of people
that are allergic to them. It seems a bulletin of war, and we are speaking
instead of plants, present in the environment for many thousand years
without causing because of that such negative consequences on the beings
Therefore judging from evidence the number of individuals that have
problems with their own personal program of environmental management has
been steadily increasing in the last years. As mentioned above, this
exacerbates as a consequence the reactions put into effect by their
The psychological and emotional aspects do not remain immune from this.
The current social and professional demands often force individuals to
keep contact with other people that invade their own 'safety zone', and
this is often maintained and repeated on a daily basis, activating the
reactions of the survival system of the person, further exacerbating any
limit that may be present in his personal program of environmental
All these considerations could bring us to think that the solution
consists in sheltering more and more well inside the 'safety zone',
cuddling our own individuality, separated from the dangerous external
And this, in many ways, is what can be recognized with more and more
evidence in the different diseases treated in clinics.
Yet it has been known for a century to contemporary science that this does
not have any actual correspondence with the physical reality. In fact one
of the most remarkable consequences brought to our understanding of
reality by Quantum Mechanics (a branch of Physics) is that it results
impossible to separate the observer from what is observed.
Such a statement may perhaps appear of little relevance, but for more than
thirty years the best minds in Physics have valiantly fought before
finally accepting that true reality comprises such different
characteristics from the usual expectations. In particular, it results
completely impossible to separate, even if purely conceptually, a system
from another with which it interacts. The environment and the individual,
from the point of view of the physical reality that the contemporary
science has now identified, are only one thing, in that they are
The scientific contributions of Quantum Mechanics, after one century from
its introduction, still shake the pillars of our usual conception of
reality, and they repeat to us that everything is one: the biologist and
the microbe observed through the microscope, the individual and his
fellows, the same Earth and all that lives in it.
Only few experts have familiarity with the wave equations of Schroedinger
that describe in mathematical terms such aspects of reality, yet for
millennia various religions and philosophies, not only of oriental origin,
have been offering an analogous vision of the world as non-separate, but
rather in a constant process of dynamic sharing.
If this corresponds to the true reality, as also contemporary science
points out to us, why so often the personal program of environmental
management seems to use other references? Because of limitations, damages,
If separation, accentuated in these years at both individual and social
level, proves to be an indication of discomfort and unbalance, communion,
advocated by so many philosophies and religions and pointed out by the
same western science, proves to be instead an indication of comfort and
balance, to both individual and social level.
These are opposing aspects that typically manifest in a continuous
dynamics within the person, showing without in his attitudes, his choices,
and his level of comfort.
To reduce our 'safety zone' (to any physical, mental, emotional, or any
other kind of level) automatically means to reduce our opportunities, our
abilities, the possible solutions that constantly come to us and to which
we have access.
As in a Zen paradox, then true safety doesn't derive from closing, but on
the contrary from opening, freeing the person and allowing him to access
the opportunities constantly offered at the various levels.
It belongs to the experience of many therapists, and also to mine, that to
facilitate in the person a condition of this type leads to the resolution
of his disease (of the most different kinds) even without specifically
addressing it. The access to information of better quality, and the
increased ability at opening during their elaboration, in fact
automatically allows the body system to work better and to resolve from
the inside the limitations previously present, therefore making their
presence a nonsense.
The personal disease, often dealt to the level of separation by the
person, and resolved through a better communion with it and its
implications, currently appears even a smaller problem when compared to
the discomfort of a macro system like the world environment, that science
teaches us to be one and the same with us, but that most of us observe
with personal programs of environmental management seriously impaired by
the stress of our current lifestyle.
Paraphrasing the well known Laws of Cure of Dr. Hering, cornerstones of
Applied Homeopathy ("the changes take place from the head down - the
changes take place from the inside to the outside - the symptoms show in
inverted order during the healing process"), it is then possible to wish
that through the 'thinking head' formed by a sufficient number of
individuals a change may take place, that constitutes first of all an
internal change (in our vision of the world) rather than an external
change, and that the confusion and the discordance that sometimes appear
with particular evidence in the world be nothing else but the proof of a
backwards process of reorganization that shows its worse symptoms while
manifesting their resolution.
Dr. Diego Vellam
Academy of Kinesiology - Italy