embryological approach (emˈ·brē··lˑ·ji·kl ·prōch′),
n in osteopathic medicine, an approach compiled by James Jealous, DO, that is based upon the later writings of WG Sutherland, DO, the founder of cranial osteopathy. As part of this approach, the natural healing strength of the breath of life is emphasized. The functions of the body are thought to be structured in a relationship to this vital force of organization. The use of this approach has practical implications for the methods by which diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are performed.