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Visceral Vascular Manipulations

This work demonstrates a novel approach to visceral osteopathy. Basing their ideas on a sound understanding of the underlying A&P, Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier propose manipulation of the arteries to treat the intestines and other internal organs by increasing their blood flow. The arteries, elastic and muscular in structure, and the innumerable nerve filaments which surround them, react ideally to manual treatment. Rich in detailed, high quality illustrations, this book serves as both an anatomical reference and a guide to carrying out visceral vascular manipulations in the most effective way possible and is suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, manual therapists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists worldwide.


Osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, manual therapists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists worldwide.


Published: June 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4351-2


  • 1. General principles

    1 General organization of the cardiovascular system

    1.1 Introduction to the cardiovascular system

    1.1.1 Circulatory system

    1.1.2 Vascular network

    1.1.3 The heart

    1.1.4 Vascular sections - resistance and capacitance

    1.1.5 Blood distribution

    1.1.6 Types of circulation

    1.2 The heart

    1.2.1 Anatomy review

    1.3 Vessels

    1.3.1 Histology

    1.3.2 Arteries

    1.3.3 Veins

    1.3.4 Blood

    2 Circulatory physiology

    3 Homeostasis of the cardiovascular system

    4 Cardiovascular risk factors

    5 Common cardiovascular diseases

    6 Cardiovascular semiology simplified

    2 The practice of visceral vascular manipulation

    7 Principles of visceral vascular manipulations

    Section 1 Vessels of the thorax

    8 The thorax: from container to contents

    9 The heart

    10 The thymus

    11 The subclavian arteries

    12 The pulmonary vessels

    Section 2 Vessels of the head and neck

    13 Vessels of the breast

    14 The common carotid artery

    15 The external carotid artery

    16 The facial artery

    17 The occipital artery

    18 The posterior auricular artery

    19 The maxillary artery

    20 The superficial temporal artery

    21 The internal carotid artery and its branches

    22 Vessels of the thyroid

    23 Neurovascular techniques

    Section 3 Vessels of the abdomen

    24 Major abdominal landmarks

    25 Vessels of the liver

    26 Vessels of the stomach

    27 Pancreatico-duodenal vessels

    28 Pancreatico-splenic vessels

    29 Vessels of the intestine

    Section 4 Urogenital vessels

    30 Renal vessels

    31 Iliac vessels

    32 Uterine vessels

    33 Ovarian vessels

    34 Internal pudendal artery

    35 The inguinal canal






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