The Gesret method® was discovered and developed by Jacques Gesret. This trained engineer committed himself to finding an explanation for the death of his son, who died in his arms as he suffered from a fatal asthma attack on his tenth birthday, in 1974.0
He then studied traditional Chinese medicine, anatomy, and neurophysiology. Ten years later, in 1984, he discovered not only the causes of asthma, but also the causes of non-infectious immune system diseases such as allergies, eczema, and psoriasis. He then developed a method of manual therapy, now named after him, to deal with the causes he identified: the Gesret method®.
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The insight behind Jacques Gesret’s theory relates to the presence of erroneous information. This erroneous information, also known as nociceptive information, is the cause of many non-infectious diseases of the immune system.
Joint mobility restrictions cause erroneous messages to be transmitted: Jacques Gesret’s premise is that these are interpreted by the central nervous system (CNS) as being “true”. The CNS then sends immune reactions back in response to these false messages – and these cause diseases.
Jacques Gesret demonstrated his theory by drawing on neurophysiology. The practice of his methods allows joint mobility restrictions to be dealt with and thus halts these erroneous messages, thereby stopping the immune system from malfunctioning.