Naturopathic Approach to Visceral Manipulation
Volume 1: The Abdomen
by Ron Mariotti, ND
602 pp, fully indexed, multiple illustrations
Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy developed by J. P. Barral for balancing organ mobility and motility, with the goal of normalizing organ function as well as eliminating the root cause of most musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Naturopathic Approach to Visceral Manipulation, Volume 1: The Abdomen, is a landmark work that provides the health care field with a compelling synthesis of visceral manipulation and naturopathic treatment. The result of 18 years of clinical experience, it was created as a resource that clinicians can take with them "into the trenches" of everyday practice and has been formatted both for ease of access and for assisting practitioners with further study.
Each organ-specific chapter is organized to provide the practitioner with a logical sequence of topics to enhance individual study, including a guided tour of relevant anatomical and embryological structures. Additional information for each organ includes normal function, signs and symptoms of dysfunction, mechanical problems, pathology, and associated psycho-emotional aspects, as well as indications, benefits, contraindications, and precautions for manipulation.
Each chapter provides a detailed description of the methods of evaluation and treatment within the model of visceral manipulation, along with helpful photographs demonstrating correct hand-placement. At the end of each chapter's treatment section is a quick reference guide of the techniques.
The naturopathic medicine section is designed to assist with the formulation of treatment recommendations specific to each organ and its possible dysfunction. This valuable section provides recommendations within the following areas: Cell Salts, Homeopathic Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Physical Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Nutritional Medicine.
At the end of each chapter is a summarization of current medical literature and research. An interpretation, from a visceral manipulation perspective, is provided following each summarization.