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250 pages, 7" x 10"
68 illustrations
ISBN: 0-939616-09-2


Visceral Manipulation II
by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O.

In this second volume, Jean-Pierre Barral further develops the concepts and techniques first described in his pioneering work Visceral Manipulation.

The introductory chapter focuses on lesional chains and reflexogenic zones. There is an in-depth discussion of such diagnostic methods as general and local listening, inhibition points, and the completed form of the Adson-Wright and Laségue tests.

The treatment section introduces recoil and general induction, and discusses treatment strategy and some special problems associated with manipulation in children. The autonomic plexuses of the trunk and their place in visceral manipulation are also described.

Other chapters discuss such structures as the peritoneum, spleen and pancreas which were not covered in the first volume. There is also an expanded discussion of the gastroesophageal junction, stomach and duodenum, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, jejunoileum and colon, and kidneys.

Extensively illustrated and fully indexed, Visceral Manipulation II is an important book for all practitioners who wish to improve their skills in visceral manipulation.

"It is such a relief to finally find works on alternative approaches to medicine written by and for scientifically oriented minds. The language is beautiful, clear and to the point."


  • Lesional Chains
  • Reflexogenic Zones
  • Global and Local Listening
  • Inhibition Points
  • Recoil and General Induction
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Skeletal Restrictions
  • Autonomic Plexuses
  • Manipulation of Children
  • Peritoneum
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • New Perspective on the Organ Systems
  • Index
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