||The human skeleton, like that of other vertebrates, consists of three subdivisions, each with origins distinct from the others and each presenting certain individual features. These are (1) the axial, comprising the vertebral column—the spine—and much of the skull; (2) the visceral, comprising the lower jaw, some elements of the upper jaw, and the branchial arches, including the hyoid bone, and (3) the appendicular, to which the hip and shoulder girdles and the bones and cartilages of the limbs belong. |
If we take a look at the human skeleton, we see that the 200 or more bones, however different in size and shape they may be, are all just links in one long chain. It is the ingenious construction of the bones, with their particular inner structure and apt connection to other bones, which make the skeleton what it is: an inherently conclusive, functional unit suited to its purpose!
We cover this major support system in detail.
All About The Human Skeleton
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 8/2/2003
The human skeleton, like that of other vertebrates, consists of three subdivisions, each with origins distinct from the others and each presenting certain individual features. These are (1) the axial, comprising the vertebral column—the spine—and much of the skull; (2) the visceral, comprising the lower jaw, some elements of the upper jaw, and (3) the appendicular, to which the hip and shoulder girdles and the bones and cartilages of the limbs belong.
Bones and Cartilages of the Head and Neck
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 12/31/2008
A very detailed list of every bone and cartilage in the human head and neck.
Nutritional Support for the Musculoskeletal System
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 4/24/2006
Many factors contribute to the deterioration of our musculoskeletal system. This system, consisting of many connective tissues such as joints, ligaments, and tendons, is continuously being tested by various factors such as stress, improper diet, and exercise. A healthy musculoskeletal system is important for everyone - the young, the elderly, sports enthusiasts, people constantly on their feet, and people using repetitious movements such as computer keyboarding. Failure to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system and joints can lead to a reduction in overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, supplying your body with the proper nutrients found in Standard Process supplements is vital in keeping your body’s connective tissues healthy.
The Human Skull
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 12/10/2011
The skull or cranium forms a protective cover for the brain and the sense organs, and provides a basis for the face. It also represents the beginning of the respiratory and digestive tract. With the exception of the mobile lower jaw, the skull bones in adults are fixed in place to form a whole.
The Jaw or Temperomandibular Joint
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 8/2/2003
The jaw consists either of a pair of bones that form the framework of the mouth of vertebrate animals, usually containing teeth and including a movable lower jaw (mandible) and fixed upper jaw (maxilla). Jaws function by moving in opposition to each other and are used for biting, chewing, and the handling of food.
The Upper Extremities
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 8/3/2003
The upper extremities are connected to the trunk via the shoulder girdle. The upper limbs include: the shoulder girdle with shoulder blade and collar bone; the upper arm with the humerus; the lower arm with the ulna and radius; and, the hand with carpus, metacarpus and fingers.