TIGHT TISSUE SYNDROME
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
August 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment,
prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Definition. The fascia is a set of layers of connective tissue
that covers all of the muscles and organs of the body. When these fascia layers are adhered to
each other, and to the organs and ligaments and tendons below, the fascia
contracts a little, and looks and feels tight. This situation is called tight
tissue syndrome or a tight core.
also looks somewhat compressed or contracted to the bones, almost as though it
is shrink-wrapped. Such
individuals appear wiry, and are usually very thin.
FOR A TIGHT CORE
situation can begin in early childhood.
Nutritional problems may contribute, such as low zinc and elevated
tissue copper. Often, it results
from a trauma, such as rape, and this can be at any age.
deplete zinc, often within a few minutes.
This is well known in medicine, in situations such as burns on the
body. Zinc depletion, all by
itself, can raise the tissue copper level as these two elements are always in a
balance in the body.
calming and balancing, while copper build-up is always associated with fear in
the body. A tight core is a
response to a fearful situation, at least in most cases. The body looks fearful, contracted,
withdrawn and holding itself tightly to protect the core.
technical term to describe these individual is adhered. It means that the fascia layers, and
perhaps other layers of tissue in the body, are sort of stuck together and do
not move one over the other properly and easily. They can seem “glued together”.
the body are somewhat common, and always related to copper imbalance. Copper is intimately involved in
connective tissue health.
Specifically, copper damages the disulfide (S = S) bonds that are the
basis for all connective tissue in the body. Adhesion patterns are interesting. For more, please read Adhesions
on this website.
A tight core
can and may always be a compensation for feeling somewhat shattered
inside. It is as though the normal
way the body stays together has been broken apart or shattered. The adhesions that constitute a tight
core or tight tissues is a substitute method of holding the body together.
It is as
though the basic integrity of the body has been damaged. Humpty-Dumpty has fallen off the wall,
and putting him back together is not possible. Therefore, the body requires “glue”, in the form of
adhesions, to go on living at all.
with enough of the pushing exercise and a complete nutritional balancing
program, it is possible to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again, but it may
take 20 or 30 years to do so. In
the meantime, a tight core holds everything together and can keep the essence
of a person safe.
WITH TIGHT TISSUES
syndrome impairs one’s health and can shorten a person’s lifespan. The problem is that nutrients cannot
reach the tissues properly, and metabolic waste products may not be able to be
removed properly from the body.
Also, their breathing is often shallow, causing low oxygen tension in
the body. The tightness of the
tissues also closes some energy channels in the body and so these people can
age early, and often look older than their age, especially the women.
It is a type
of “shell” pattern and they must work to
break down the shell and become more comfortable in the body, or they often
develop cancers early in life and may die young.
more yang pattern. Tight tissue
syndrome, as I sometimes call it, is a more yang condition of the body, and
yang is generally beneficial.
However, it is not a healthy yang.
Instead, it is a “dryness” pattern. Dryness is more yang, but these individuals tend to be too
dry, with somewhat dry skin and an overall feeling of being dried out. This is more apparent on the hands and
feet, for some reason, where the skin gets thin and the veins are prominent and
often purplish in color, even on young people.
OF THOSE WITH TIGHT TISSUES
tight tissue syndrome are often intelligent, kind, high-quality
individuals. They may be more yang
than average, which is helpful for their healing. However, most are sympathetic
dominant types who tend to be fearful and worry too much, and this slows
their healing progress.
qualities. Their physical
symptoms often include some aches and pains, muscle weakness to some degree,
and perhaps just tightness of their joints and ligaments. They are often somewhat constipated,
and many complain of gas and bloating due to sympathetic dominance and weaker
tight tissues have trouble building muscles, even if they work out. Exercise just exhausts them and makes
the tight tissue feeling much worse.
Vigorous exercise, in particular, is not helpful. Gentle walking is best or gentle
weights, perhaps, but not more.
appearance is often not great.
They can look like concentration camp victims, even though they may eat
plenty. The face is usually thin
and drawn-looking, even if they are attractive. This can change, however, with a nutritional balancing
program, but it takes a few years, at least, of following a program
are bony, as well. Some are
bow-legged, which is also not as attractive, so they may feel ugly even if they
are not. Others may envy them
because they are thin, but those with tight tissues invariably feel too thin,
and feel constricted in some way, which is true.
response is often somewhat compromised, and they may feel cold. This may have to do with sympathetic
dominance, which is one of their main characteristics on early hair tests.
and kidneys tend to be weak. Weak
adrenals may contribute to somewhat lower hormone levels, in general, and
especially lower testosterone in both the women and the men. Tooth decay seems to be common, and
perhaps osteopenia later in life.
the “cringing posture”. This looks
a little like a frightened cat.
This posture may cause some of them to feel small and weak, even though
they are not that weak, physically or mentally. They are often tall (over 5’ 6” or 5’ 7”), but oddly, they
feel “small” or shorter.
qualities. Many of them
feel “uncomfortable in their skin”.
Many are somewhat perfectionistic and perhaps
a bit compulsive. The word ‘anal
personality’ is sometimes used in this connection, though there is nothing
wrong with this area of their body.
They may feel like a stranger in a strange land. They usually enjoy and relate to the
article on this site entitled The Lightworkers.
They may also enjoy stories of warriors and war.
often somewhat depressed and perhaps confused. They can feel lonely or alone, even if they are in a decent
relationship. They feel they are
beautiful people inside, but they don’t look or radiate this feeling,
often. The women want to be
attractive, but do not like the attention of aggressive men. This leave the tight-tissued women with a dilemma that is quite common, especially
among younger women who would like good male friends and partners, but do not
like other men at all.
ASPECTS OF THIS SYNDROME
aspects of this syndrome are:
1. The tight
fascia layers act somewhat like a protective coating or shell. Inside, these people are often very
alive. They are often bright and,
although superficially perhaps too serious and a little depressed, inside they
are actually happier than some others, and more aware.
2. They are
also more yang than many other people, and this is a positive aspect of this
3. They are
usually capable of healing themselves if they are willing to follow a complete
nutritional balancing program.
Medical (allopathic and naturopathic) methods of healing, however, are
not very helpful for them, so they become discouraged with doctors of all
MINERAL PATTERNS WITH TIGHT TISSUES SYNDROME
oxidation. Almost all
those with tight tissues are slow oxidizers, and have been since
childhood. They go into this
pattern early in life as a result of stress and, perhaps, due to nutrient
deficiencies caused by the tight tissues.
Most have a calcium shell on their first hair analysis, and it usually persists
for a number of years, even with a complete nutritional balancing program. The tissues mirror the concept of
“living in a shell”.
dominance. This is a
fairly common autonomic nervous system imbalance that most of these individuals
have. It is difficult for them to
correct it, so it takes a while, even with a complete nutritional balancing
imbalance. Tight tissue
syndrome is related to copper imbalance.
This causes adhesions of the
fascia and other tissue layers.
For much more about copper and its relationship to connective tissue,
please read Copper Toxicity Syndrome.
OF TIGHT TISSUES OR A TIGHT CORE
A complete nutritional balancing program. It is often their only hope for a healthy life, in my
experience. They are all
nutritionally deficient, and toxic with copper and other imbalances. The proper diet is critical because
their digestion tends to be weak.
the copper balance in the body, which involves correcting the levels of a dozen
or more vital minerals, is thus a key to undoing the adhesions that are
responsible for tight tissues.
This is not a quick or easy process, even with a complete nutritional
In fact, we
are researching this because a tight core is rather difficult to reverse. It is possible, however.
The nutritional supplements.
All of the supplements nutritional balancing program supplements appear
to be helpful. For example they
all need adequate calcium and magnesium, zinc, and TMG. TMG is quite
helpful, in fact.
omega-3 fatty acids (about 900 mg daily) are also very important for them. Do not use an omega 3-6-9 product. It does not seem to work as well. Adequate vitamin D (about 5000 iu daily) is also critical.
The procedures. All of the
nutritional balancing procedures are helpful. One of the most effective methods is the Pushing Exercise (formerly called the meditation
exercise), combined with the Neck Pull
exercise. You can read more about
these methods on this website.
Foot reflexology is also quite excellent for
them. The bottom of the foot can
have a tight section in the middle of the foot, running lengthwise down the
foot that feels very tight and hard, and does not respond too well just to foot
Other procedures. Deep breathing every day is also excellent, as it tends
to open up the chest and abdomen.
One must breathe hard into the chest and abdomen, and this helps break
up some of the adhesions. This can
be done at the same time one does a coffee enemas, for example, or during each
need Chiropractic Care. However, adjusting the spine of these
people is not easy. It feels to
the chiropractor as though the entire spine is glued together, and often it
will not move easily. This is a
significant problem for some of them.
Two ideas that may help are: First, place the person upside down on an
inversion table. This gently
stretches the spine, and can make chiropractic adjustments go easier. Also, they may need a muscle relaxant
before a chiropractic session.
Some use a drug such as Advil, but a more physiological remedy is
valerian or chamomile to relax the entire body before the chiropractic session.
Those with a
tight core may also benefit from Rolfing or structural integration. However, women especially need to
beware of any professional bodywork sessions because of the possibility of
not be as helpful for them, as most of it is not deep and rough enough. Once again, be careful to find someone
reliable and decent to work with.
and stretching the body are also very good. Be careful, however, not to overdo this. I do not recommend yoga, although some
of the twists used in yoga are excellent for these individuals. For more, read The Spinal Twist on this site.
body alignment in space is always an issue for those with tight tissues. The procedures above, along with
learning to stand and sit straight, are important. For much more on posture, please read Posture
on this site.
Persistence and consistency. Tight tissues or a tight core is not easy to overcome. It requires constancy and a
determination to overcome the condition.
Do not become discouraged, however, as it can be undone.