Philosophy of Osteopathy

Author: Andrew S. Still

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473389615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This early work on Osteopathy was originally published in 1899. It is a fascinating read for any alternative therapist or historian of medicine, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Contents Include: Some Introductory Remarks; Osteopathic Explorations; The Head; Ear Wax and Its Uses; Diseases of the Chest; The Lymphatics; The Diaphragm; Liver, Bowels and Kidneys; The Blood; The Fascia; Fevers; Scarlet Fever and Smallpox; A Chapter of Wonders and Some Valuable Questions; Has Man Degenerated?; Osteopathic Treatment; Reasoning Tests; Obstetrics; Convulsions; Concluding Remarks; The Superior Cervical Ganglion.Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy

Author: Andrew Taylor Still

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473398754

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 4593

The Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy' is one of the landmark works in the field of Osteopathy, written by its founder, Andrew Taylor Still. Still was an American surgeon and physician who turned his attention to developing a system of treatment less invasive than the conventional treatments of his day. He investigated many 19th century practices and was inspired by their relatively tame side-effects. He believed that manipulation of the muscular skeletal system was the key to alleviating many illnesses, and developed his techniques into what he called Osteopathy (Greek roots osteon- for bone and -pathos for suffering). He promoted his system widely and founded the American School of Osteopathy, the world's first osteopathic school, in Missouri. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Philosophy of Osteopathy

Author: Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722625801


Page: 170

View: 1965

Philosophy of Osteopathy by A. T. (Andrew Taylor) Still NOT A WORK OF COMPILATION. To readers of my book on the Philosophy of Osteopathy, I wish to say that I will not tire you with a book of compilations just to sell to the anxious reader. As I have spent thirty years of my life reading and following rules and remedies used for curing, and learned in sorrow it was useless to listen to their claims, for instead of getting good, I obtained much harm therefrom, I asked for, and obtained a mental divorce from them, and I want it to be understood that drugs and I are as far apart as the East is from the West; now, and forever. Henceforth I will follow the dictates of nature in all I say or write. AUTHORS QUOTED. I quote no authors but God and experience when I write, or lecture to the classes or the masses, because no book written by medical writers can be of much use to us, and it would be very foolish to look to them for advice and instruction on a science they know nothing of. They are illy able to advise for themselves, they have never been asked to advise us, and I am free to say but few persons who have been pupils of my school have tried to get wisdom from medical writers and apply it as worthy to be taught as any part of Osteopathy, philosophy or practice. Several books have been compiled, called "Principles of Osteopathy." They may sell but will fail to give the knowledge the student desires. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Theorien osteopathischen Denkens und Handelns

Author: Torsten Liem,Peter Sommerfeld,Peter Levin

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830454554

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 4651

Auf welche Säulen stützt sich die Osteopathie? Die Autoren, renommierte Experten in diesem Bereich, liefern in dem Buch erstmals philosophische Konzepte des osteopathischen Denkens und Handelns. Dabei haben sie jeweils ihren ganz eigenen, gut nachvollziehbaren Zugang zu dem Thema gefunden. Ihre Reflexionen drehen sich dennoch immer um ein Kernthema: das von der Osteopathie postulierte Paradigma der Ganzheitlichkeit und das Problem, dieser Herausforderung konzeptionell und praktisch beizukommen. Bezüge zur Praxis durchziehen alle Beiträge.

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Anthony G. Chila

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781766710

Category: Medical

Page: 1131

View: 9641

Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, "Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine" is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This edition features expanded coverage of international practice and includes a new chapter on the structure of the profession.

At the Still Point of the Turning World

The Art and Philosophy of Osteopathy

Author: Robert Lever

Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781909141063

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 6117

Examines the history and development of osteopathy and its place in modern healthcare. Describes the complex range of skills which combine to make osteopathy a unique and effective therapy. Written by a highly regarded practitioner and teacher with over 40 years' of experience.

An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Eileen L. DiGiovanna,Stanley Schiowitz,Dennis J. Dowling

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781742931

Category: Medical

Page: 707

View: 1266

Osteopathic medical students and faculty benefit from a uniquely practical text that organizes osteopathic concepts and step-by-step techniques into a single comprehensive volume. This new edition includes new, all-important updates on somatic and visceral problems, writing the osteopathic manipulative prescription, and case histories to reflect changes in the national licensing examination. The book’s integrated method for diagnosis and treatment embraces basic osteopathic history and philosophy, osteopathic palpation and manipulation, and specific manipulative treatments and concepts. Abundant photographs demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Meticulous illustrations depict underlying anatomy.

Textbook Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Mayer,Clive Standen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052663

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 5500

For the first time, a 60-person team of internationally renowned editors and authors presents a textbook of osteopathic medicine that is oriented towards clinical symptoms. Introductory chapters on history, philosophy and the spread of osteopathy are followed by a presentation of its scientific basis that clearly demonstrates how firmly osteopathy is rooted in science. Further chapters cover osteopathic research, diagnosis and principles of treatment. Two parts on therapeutic strategies in osteopathic practice form the core of this book. The first is divided into regions of the body, the second into clinical specialties that offer opportunities for osteopathic treatment. In both clinical parts, osteopathic therapy is presented in the entirety in which it is actually practiced - without the common but artificial separation of parietal, visceral and craniosacral treatment. First, the clinical symptom is explained from a medical perspective, then the osteopathic perspective and and treatment is presented. Thus, the title is not only suitable for conveying a profound understanding of osteopaths in training, be they doctors or non-medical practitioners, but also as a clinical reference of osteopathic medicine for everyday treatment.

Leitfaden Osteopathie

parietale Techniken

Author: Torsten Liem

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437557811

Category: Manipulation (Therapeutics)

Page: 750

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Lehrbuch osteopathische Medizin in einem Band DEUTSCH

Author: Johannes Mayer,Clive Standen

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437296396

Category: Medical

Page: 918

View: 8551

Erstmals legt hier ein 60-köpfiges, international renommiertes Team ein an klinischen Bildern orientiertes Lehrwerk der osteopathischen Medizin vor. Die Darstellung der wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen zeigt deutlich, wie sehr die Osteopathie auf der Grundlage auch schulmedizinisch gesicherter Erkenntnisse beruht. Das Kernstück bilden mehr als 40 Kapitel zu therapeutischen Strategien in der osteopathischen Praxis. Es werden Strategien nach Körperregionen behandelt und nach Spezialdisziplinen wie Osteopathie in der Pädiatrie, Geriatrie, Psychologie, Schmerztherapie, Neurologie, Rheumatologie oder Sportmedizin. Das Besondere: In den klinischen Kapiteln wird die osteopathische Therapie in der Gesamtheit dargestellt, in der sie auch zur Anwendung kommt, also ohne künstliche Trennung von parietaler, viszeraler und kraniosakraler Behandlung. Dabei wird zunächst das Krankheitsbild aus schulmedizinischer Sicht dargestellt und dann die osteopathische Sicht und Behandlung aufgezeigt.

Principles and Practice of Manual Therapeutics E-Book

Author: Patrick Coughlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702035890

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3635

Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Series, this comprehensive resource offers brief, yet thorough coverage of alternative and complementary hands-on therapies, including Chiropractic, Healing Touch/Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and massage. Focusing on manipulative techniques and their therapeutic applications to common and un-common disorders, it addresses both Eastern and Western approaches to the discipline. Ideal for comparing and contrasting the various forms of manual therapeutics, it describes the basic philosophy and theories of the different methods, as well as the techniques themselves. It also provides an overview of the principal manual therapies practiced worldwide, the theories and rationale behind them, and practice algorithms.

Sage Sayings of Still

Selected from the Writings of Dr. A.T. Still; with a Historical Sketch of Osteopathy and an Appreciation of Dr. Still

Author: Andrew Taylor Still,George Van O'Linda Webster

Publisher: N.A


Category: Osteopathic medicine

Page: 106

View: 8009


Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727050

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 8062

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Andrew Taylor Still, 1828-1917

Author: Carol Trowbridge

Publisher: Truman State University Press

ISBN: 1931112789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 3772

Andrew Taylor Still lost confidence and hope in the medical therapies of his day after three of his children died of meningitis in 1864. He became obsessed with finding the cause and the cure for disease. Still developed a philosophy of osteopathy that was holistic, naturalistic, and emphasised health rather than disease. He shunned drugs, and used a manipulative therapy designed to release the healing powers of nature. After years of thought, study, and experimentation, Still opened the American School of Osteopathy in 1892 in Kirksville, Missouri, far removed from the medical centres of traditional medicine. Author Carol Trowbridge tells us about Still's family, the communities he lived in, and the events that shaped him. She helps us understand this eccentric medical pioneer who was never fully accepted by his peers, but whose holistic methods are now considered the cutting edge of medicine today. He leaves a legacy of patient-centred care that impacts providers and patients around the world.