Ophthalmic and Internal Carotid Arteries (BCVT 4)

This course will give students new cardiovascular skills for exploration of the deeper arteries of the face and cranium. A new functional approach to balancing the cardiovascular system of the face will be taught differentiating the derivatives of the internal and external carotid arteries. The eyes are of special importance in this course because of their overuse in contemporary society. Specific explorations of the derivatives of the ophthalmic artery, the supraorbital and supratrochlear arteries will be taught to influence the Circle of Willis and cerebrovascular circulation in general. The internal carotid arteries located in the temporal bones will be detailed along with the maxillary arteries.

The embryology of facial development will be taught. Skills will include exploration of the deeper arterial system in the face and around the cranial base of the temporal bones in order to stabilize and transform the autonomic nervous system, brain and heart connections. Biodynamic practitioners will deepen their knowledge of the cardiovascular system in the brain, specifically the Circle of Willis and how to influence it. A review of the Polyvagal System and the Social Nervous System will be given.

  • New exploration for balancing the Circle of Willis
  • Learn to blend biodynamic exploration of the temporal bones and internal carotid arteries
  • Differentiate the derivatives of the internal and external carotid arteries
  • The fluid fields of the face will be explored from a developmental point of view