The bones create the vertical structure in the human body, but they are more than "spacers" or "support". We often think of bones as hardened material, but in actuality, bones are extremely porous and they are always breathing. The pores allow the passage of oxygen blood and nutrition through the bones in the same way a sponge absorbs and releases water.
They also produce our red blood cells necessary for the circulation of oxygen and the elimination of carbon dioxide in the long bones of the body (femur, humerus). Within their hollow interior, they contain both yellow (fat) and red marrow (source of red blood cell production). Children have mostly red marrow in their bones. Healthy blood production is contingent upon a higher proportion of red marrow than fat in the bones. Yellow bone marrow is mostly fat which can be converted to red marrow in cases of severe blood loss (this process can happen in just a few hours!). Lack of exercise will cause the accumulation of more yellow bone marrow as the body moves less, decreasing the proportion of red marrow crucial to the production of blood. (Another reason to keep moving!)
Not only are they involved in the production of our major energy source (oxygen), they are a primary lymphoid tissue involved in the production of lymphocytes. White blood cells are produced by the flat bones (hip, sternum, skull, ribs, vertebrae, shoulder blades) and are vital to the body’s defense system.
Adult bone marrow stem cells have been known to be capable of aiding in the regeneration of skeletal muscle and the cells of the liver, lung, alimentary canal, and skin. Bone marrow is a source of protein and high in monounsaturated fats, fats known to decrease LDL cholesterol levels, resulting in a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
THE BONES ARE THE TUNING FORK FOR OUR BODY! The bones create the vertical structure in the human body as well as supports the energy channels that allow us to act as antennas and transmittters of energy, biologically connecting our smallest atoms to the electromagnetic fields created by the deep rhythmic pulsations of the Earth, Moon, Sun and stars.
Scientists also have documented that bones, the only crystalline substance in our bodies, generate electrical energy (“piezo-electric effect”) a charge that accumulates in response to applied pressure. “The brain, nervous system, and heart also give off electromagnetic fields that resonate with our bones and other crystalline-like structures which amplifies and radiates this energy and information to the rest of the system down to the cellular and subcellular crystalline structures.” Gabriel Cousen’s Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet
Our nerves travel very close to the bones. Within the spine lies our nerves, a network of electrical and chemical signaling used to detect and respond to environmental stimuli, specialized cells that coordinate actions and transmits signals between different parts of the body.
NERVES ARE OUR STAMINA AND COURAGE! (He’s got a lot of nerve; that took a lot of nerve). They communicate via electrical charge (our nerves are “frayed”) and are sensitive (That touched a nerve). You can even use them up (You are on my last nerve!). Taoists believe the nerves are connected to the soul or energy body. The bones are mostly yang and the nerves are mostly yin, when the negative and positive charges are combined, they can generate and conduct more Chi.