Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves


  • Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (UK), MRO F), Director of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulation, University of Paris School of Medicine, Paris, France; Member of the Registre des Ostéopathes de France; Diploma in Osteopathic Medicine from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, UK Osteópata DO, Diplomado de la Escuela Europea de Osteopatía (Maidstone, Inglaterra) y de la Facultad de Medicina de París Norte (Departamento de Osteopatía y Medicina Manual). Ostéopathe DO, diplômé de l'European School of Ostheopathy (Maidstone, Royaume-Uni) et de la faculté de médecine Paris-Nord (département ostéopathie et médecine manuelle)
  • Alain Croibier, DO, MRO (F), Member of the Registre des Ostéopathes de France; Member of the Academie d'Osteopathie de France; Lecturer in Visceral Manipulation and Osteopathic Diagnosis at the Osteopathic College, A.T. Still Academy, Lyon, France; Lecturer in Visceral Manipulation, Visceral Vascular Manipulation, Nerve Manipulation and New Manual Articular Approach, The Barral Institute, USA est ostéopathe DO, membre du Registre des ostéopathes de France, titulaire d'un Master de Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société.

Classically, manipulations of the cranium address the sutures, the membranes and the circulation of cerebral spinal fluid. The proper functioning of these elements requires not only the mechanical harmony of the craniosacral system, but relies also on the exchange of information organized around proprioceptors, baroreceptors and chemoreceptors. These receptors are extremely sensitive. It is the nervous system -cranial nerves and the autonomic nervous system - which transports this intelligence. Neural dysfunctions have, therefore the ability to disturb the fundamental components of the primary respiratory mechanism. Entirely new, original and abundantly illustrated, this book is an essential guide with which to visualize and become familiar with the cranial nerves. It will teach the practitioner manipulations of this delicate neural system as well as new techniques which permit one to have an effect on the most precious part of the cranium: the brain.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3100-7