Welcome to The Rule of the Artery

The Rule of the Artery program evolved directly from Osteopaths who were having palpatory experiences with their patients that they could not explain under the existing osteopathic models or paradigms.  This stimulated an exploration of Dr. Still’s writings and an investigation of the circulatory system and how this related to clinical practice.  The journey began with the principle “The Rule of the Artery is Supreme” and developed into an exploration of the heart, its’ function and relationship with the rest of the body.

We welcome our fellow colleagues to explore osteopathic philosophy in conjunction with new scientific understanding of the human body.

The courses first taught in Australia, have now been presented in numerous countries, to the delight of many students.  If you would like for us to present a course in your location, please contact us via the contact page.



Have we been too brain focused in our search for the mind, failing to see that the heart might be an informational and energetic cornerstone of a three component or triune mind, made up of a heart that energetically integrates the brilliantly adaptive brain with its miraculous healing body?
— Paul Pearsall. The Heart's Code
In the year 1874 I proclaimed that a disturbed artery marked the beginning to an hour and a minute when disease began to sow its seeds of destruction in the human body. That in no case could it be done without a broken or suspended current of arterial blood, which by nature was intended to supply and nourish all nerves, ligaments, muscles, skin, bones and the artery itself. He who wishes to successfully solve the problem of disease or deformity of any kind in all cases without exception would find one or more obstruction in some artery, or some of its branches.
— Dr Andrew Taylor Still. Autobiography
The heart, the fountain of life, is the organ in the human body which imparts the attributes of life and knowledge to the blood so that it can proceed correctly with all its work.
— A.T.Still Research and Practice, p318