Muscles and Meridians

The Manipulation of Shape

  • Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK
  • By

    • Phillip Beach, DO, DAc, OSNZ, Osteopathic and Acupunture Practitioner, Wellington, New Zealand

    Muscles and Meridians is a unique book that breaks new conceptual ground in the realm of human movement. Exploring the connection between evolutionary biology and Chinese meridians, the volume offers a novel and effective system of diagnosis and treatment of common musculoskeletal disorders.
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      All those professionals who have an interest in human movement: physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, exercise scientists, manual therapists and personal trainers.


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3109-0

Table of Contents

1. A wriggle in deep time

2. Embryological morphogenesis

3. Modelling movement

4. Lateral contractile field (L-CF)

5. Dorso/ventral contractile field (D/V-CF)

6. Helical contractile field (H-CF)

7. Limb contractile fields (Limb-CFs)

8. Radial contractile field (R-CF)

9. Chiralic contractile field (C-CF)

10. Fluid field (F-F)

11. Archetypal postures: a self-tuning mechanism

12. Decoding the Chinese meridial map

13. Manipulating shape

Abbreviations and glossary