The Benefits of Visceral and Neural Manipulation
It is estimated that 80-90% of neuromuscular pain and dysfunction has its origins in the viscera- the organs that inhabit your chest, abdomen and pelvis. These organs are kept in place and their functionality is maintained by the three-dimensional web of your connective tissues which permeates your entire body. Because of the continuous nature of these tissues, any injury or surgery creates restrictions, and can negatively affect the entire web.
Thus, trauma to the stomach or the connective tissues around the lung can create neck pain that won't go away with massage. Impingement of the brachial plexus nerve in the neck can cause pain and decreased sensation in the shoulder and arm. Dysfunction of the liver can create acne, asthma, sciatica, incontinence, or pain in the right shoulder, simply because of these restrictions which travel through the fascial web- like a snag in a sweater spreading across the whole fabric of the sweater. Both Visceral and Neural Manipulation release these painful and symptom-producing restrictions, restoring healthy function to the organs and nerves!
Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral, named one of Time Magazine's Top Six Innovators for Alternative Medicine. Neural Manipulation (NM) was developed by French Osteopath Alain Croibier in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Barral.
This is a picture of actual connective tissue inside the body, taken by Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau with an endoscope. Notice how like a web it is!
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Visceral and Neural Manipulation can benefit:
Chronic musculoskeletal pain
Headaches and Migraines
Back, hip and knee pain
Carpal Tunnel and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Whiplash and other physical trauma
Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis
Restricted range of motion
Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
Acid Reflux and Heartburn
Women's health issues
Fibroids and Cysts
Anxiety and Depression
Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
and much more