Core Synchronism Featured in O Magazine!

Core Synchronism in the February 14, 2014 issue of O Magazine

The February 14, 2014 issue of O Magazine features an encounter with graduate of NMSNT, Certified Core Synchronism Practitioner and Classical Homeopath, Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHom of Albuquerque. The article, authored by Emily Rapp, is entitled From Darkness to Life. Read the transcript below or view a pdf.


When I learned that I was pregnant last year, I felt joy, and then panic that mounted daily. I struggled to sleep. I was distracted at work. Even when I wasn’t nauseated, food had no appeal. Although an inevitable part of parenting is to be liquefied with terror that some calamity might befall your child, for me, the stress was unrelenting. My pregnancy was closely monitored at a fertility clinic, which somehow made the panic more acute. Was this ache or that twinge normal? I called the nurse multiple times a day. My therapist encouraged me to relax and live in the moment, but this was proving impossible.

I already knew what it was like to lose a child. My son, Ronan, was born with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare neurological disorder with no cure. For two agonizing years after his diagnosis, he slowly regressed into a vegetative state; at age 3, when he could no longer swallow, he died. I’d tried everything to cope with the heartache: meditation, running, yoga, slamming heavy ropes onto the floor. My grief was a full-body experience that i had to work through both psychologically and physically. While some of the techniques had helped a bit, they were no longer giving me relief. How could I parent a new child if I was in a constant state of dread?

In the final weeks of his life, I’d booked Ronan a massage-like treatment called Core Synchronism. The idea is that every bone, muscle, and organ “opens” and “closes” as a core current of cerebrospinal fluid runs clockwise through our bodies. When the current runs freely, these movements are synchronized, reducing emotional and physical pain and distress, says Eva Lipton-Ormand, Ronan’s therapist, who considers herself a “body mechanic”. By manipulating the fluid that moves our bodily structures, she says, Core Synchronism gets all our parts moving together in harmony. Even I, who was willing to try anything, had been skeptical, but after Lipton-Ormand’s visit to our home, Ronan perked up and felt less tense in my arms. Now I wondered if Lipton-Ormand could help me too.

I remained fully clothed on a fold-up massage table while she placed her palms on my head, back, neck, legs, feet and face, holding them for a few seconds or several long minutes until she felt each part “synchronize.” For an hour, I didn’t feel much apart from the soothing warmth of Lipton-Ormand’s hands, but when she was finished, I was calm and strangely vibrant. I became newly aware of my body: the feel of a chair against my back, the hair on my neck. It was as if my internal warning mechanism, after two and a half years of grinding fear, had finally relaxed. I felt warm all over, as if I’d been sleeping in the sun.

I worked up the nerve to ask Lipton-Ormand a question: “What did you feel with Ronan?” Months before, I’d been afraid to know. Now she told me she’d felt his body at peace but shutting down, his spirit winding counterclockwise toward the end, unravelling. “And what do you feel now?” I asked. Her answer: two forces spinning strongly clockwise, mine and my daughter’s, circling toward life.

Side View of Etheric Body

Sides Facing with Palm Leaf

This illustration depicts the movement of specific portions of the soul and etheric body. The yellow lines on the left illustration shows the long currents moving inferior in the open phase. The long currents move from lambda in the open phase to the toe tips. The blue line depicts the inferior movement of the vertical core current. The purple line depicts the posterior movement of the anterior/posterior core current. The green lines depict the movement of the circular currents from the midline anterior to the midline posterior.

The yellow lines on the right illustration shows the long currents moving superior in the closing phase. The long currents move from the toe tips superior to lambda in the closing phase. The blue line depicts the superior movement of the vertical core current. The purple line depicts the anterior movement of the anterior/posterior core current. The green lines depict the movement of the circular currents from the midline posterior to the midline anterior.

It was while walking on a beach and seeing the shape of a palm leaf that the idea of how the long currents move was experienced as part of the function of the intuition. The palm leaf is depicted here as a reminder that nature offers solutions to our problems of understanding. It was Paracelsus that said: “Nature is the teacher of science.”

Major Chakras Anterior View

Major Chakras Anterior View

This illustration depicts the major chakras anterior view. Chakra means spinning wheel. A chakra is a spinning wheel of elemental prana. There are five major chakras situated within the spine as part of the central operating system of the etheric body. The root chakra or earth chakra is located at the tip of the coccyx. The water chakra is located within the sacrum. The fire chakra is located posterior to the umbilical center. The air chakra is located posterior to the mid point of the sternum. The ether chakra is located posterior to the throat. The eye center chakra is known as the ajna chakra and is associated with the pineal gland.The eye center chakra is the central point of consciousness between the soul and the mental body. This center is also known as the third eye. The yellow lines depict the movement of the connecting currents allowing all the chakras to function as a cooperating system. There are three connecting midline currents. The central current is the shusumna. The right current is the pingala. The left current is the ida.The arrows coming off of the spinning chakras depict the creation of the long currents and the direction of the long currents inner spin. The inner portion of the long currents on the right side of the illustration spin counterclockwise. The inner portion of the long currents on the left side of the illustration spin clockwise.

Front Long Currents


This illustration depicts the movement of the long currents in the open phase. There are five long currents on each side of the midline. The total number of long currents is ten anterior and ten posterior. All of the long currents move rhythmically in an open and closed phase. The long currents decent from lambda in the open phase to the finger tips and toe tips. The long currents ascend from the finger tips and toe tips back to lambda in the closing phase of the rhythmic cycle. The long currents represent the major circulatory system of the etheric body.

Birth Body and Triads

Birth Body and Triads

This illustration depicts several basic ideas of function and organization of the etheric body. The central portion of this illustration depicts what is known as the birth body relationships. The birth body relationships are between two like elemental pranas. Air and fire; water and earth. These elemental pranas cooperate to maintain balance and to share the burden of imbalance. For example, if there is an imbalance (trauma, injury) within the head (fire) then the kidneys (air) will also share the effects of this imbalance. In order to reestablish balance both structures must be corrected together.

The triangles depicted are known as triads. Triads are structural and functional elemental relationships between three parts of the same elemental prana. For example the earth element triad is comprised of the neck, bowel and knees. These structures all have a large portion of earth prana. These elemental pranas cooperate to maintain balance and to share the burden of imbalance. For example, if there is an imbalance (trauma, injury) within the neck then the bowel and the knees will also share the effects of this imbalance. In order to reestablish balance all three structures must be corrected together.

This chart also depicts several spinal relationships between the triads.