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Visceral Manipulation (Revised Edition)

214 pages
134 new color illustrations & photographs
ISBN:  0-939616-52-1


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Visceral Manipulation (Revised Edition)

Jean-Pierre Barral
Pierre Mercier

Osteopathy and other systems of manual medicine have developed a variety of models for understanding the mechanics of proper and improper motion of the musculoskeletal system. In this important and pioneering work, that same structural vision is applied to the visceral system.

The central premise of Visceral Manipulation is that the interrelationship of structure and function among the internal organs is at least as strong as that among the constituents of the musculoskeletal system; and that, like the musculoskeletal system, manipulation of the viscera can be beneficially used in the treatment of a wide variety of problems affecting any of the bodys systems.

In this revised edition, over a hundred-and-thirty new illustrations and photographs, many of them in two colors, graphically depict the ideas in the text. Minor updates have also been made to the original text.


  • Basic Concepts
  • Thoracic Cavity
  • Abdominopelvic Cavity
  • Liver and Biliary System
  • Esophagus and Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Colon
  • Kidneys
  • Perineum and Bladder
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Coccyx
  • Index

    Other titles by: Jean-Pierre Barral
    Manual Thermal Evaluation
    The Thorax
    Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach
    Urogenital Manipulation
    Visceral Manipulation II (Revised Edition)
    Visceral Manipulation: The DVD


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