AM Research Center
The AM centre is an important centre of research into human behaviour, that has up to now seen the work of more than 42,000 people. Thanks to the collaboration with Universities and national research institutes it is today an important point of reference in the scientific world.
12 April 1973 – prompted by studies, institutes and research in the field of motivation and communication, psychologist Amedeo Maffei held his first course, A.M. Experience, which evolved in subsequent years into training in other experiences (Leadership, Subtle Energy, Virtual Imagination).
At the beginning of the ‘80’s, Amedeo Maffei founded the AM. Centre, the headquarters of which are at Villa Futura, in Sirtori, ex Borromeo residence. It is in this centre that most of the activity takes place, relating to the many varied factors and social issues of our time. Over the course of years different figures from government, political leaders, heads of important economic and financial groups have visited the centre and have taken part in the A.M. Experience.
Scientific Research on the effects of vibration
In the universe everything that exists vibrates. Every day the human body is subjected, whether knowingly or not, to different kinds of vibrations, from those produced by a car or a train to those generated by industrial machines or from tools like pneumatic hammers, drills, etc.
The first scientific research regarding the use of vibrations in a therapeutic way on man (the so called vibration therapy exercise) was brought into being in 1949. It was largely an American concern, and took shape following the invention and diffusion of industrial machines (among those the pneumatic hammer), which gave rise to a series of pathologies such as blindness, fractures and tumours among factory workers in the United States. From then on multiple subsequent research projects have analysed the effects of mechanical vibrations on the human body.
Exposure to vibrations can in fact have serious repercussions on the human body, depending on the type of oscillation and the duration of exposure that the organism is subjected to. Fundamentally they are factors such as the frequency of the vibration, the band width (the transmitted wave power), the exposure time etc.
Today, generally speaking, there are two different ways in which our body can be subjected to mechanical stimulation:
• Whole Body Vibration (WBV): consists of one vibration and it is extremely invasive. It is applied to the whole body whilst under functional pressure. In general this type of vibration starts from the hands or from the feet and spreads throughout the body. The vibrating platform is an example of this first form of application, now considered by the whole scientific community to be highly damaging and causing numerous side-effects. Prolonged exposure to such type of mechanical stimulation is associated with a high occurrence of disturbances and pathologies related to the vascular, neurological and muscular-skeletal systems.
• Global Proprioceptive Resonance (GPR): does not provide for vibrations, but rather modulations. It is applied in a position void of functional pressure, with the joints in a state of decoaptation (release). It is administered in precise points, with targeted frequency. This application, to symmetrical points and with limited radiation, prevents generation or propagation of frequencies that are damaging to the human body.
The human body does not vibrate like a single mass with a single natural frequency, but every organ and each part of the body has its own specific frequency of resonance. It follows then that the application of the stimulation cannot be effectuated from a single point on the body and then spread its effect to the rest of the body. This generates a negative effect on the organism.
So, if previously and erroneously, mechanical stimulation was applied in one single point of the human body, exacerbating or limiting the therapy, today Keope GPR allows the administration of mechanical modulations to be focused on precise zones of the body, rich in mechanoreceptors while avoiding harmful dispersions.