Hardback
978-1-909141-24-7
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720
180 line illustrations, 165 photographs and 50 tables
246 x 189 mm
Published
2 March 2017
Handspring Publishing

$110.00 USD

Osteopathy, Mind-body Therapies, Yoga




Foundations of Morphodynamics in Osteopathy

An integrative approach to cranium, nervous system, and emotions

$110.00 USD Free delivery in the USA

Torsten LIEM

Torsten Liem MSc DO is Joint Principal of the German School of Osteopathy, a practising osteopath, lecturer in cranial osteopathy and head of several osteopathic MSc-programmes in Germany and Europe.

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Patrick van den HEEDE

Patrick van den Heede is a practising osteopath who has taught at several European colleges, and who co-founded the Integrative Institute of Morphology.

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In 35 chapters written by the editors and a team of internationally renowned contributors the book covers the underlying principles of osteopathic palpation from a biodynamic and ‘morphodynamic’ perspective, and their application in the cranial field and the spinal cord.

It emphasises the importance of considering not just the patient’s physical self, but also the inner consciousness. It teaches how to assess tissue-energy characteristics, and to use this understanding in managing the whole patient.

The work discusses biophysical, neurobiological and psychological interactions as well as the interplay of developmental dynamics and further epigenetic influences on the organism.

As well as the primary respiratory mechanism, various biological rhythms play an important role within osteopathic treatment; the book explores new insights that flow from chronobiology and rhythm research.

All osteopathic practice develops on conceptual foundations. Acknowledging the importance in the practice of osteopathy of such theoretical underpinning, the book discusses osteopathy with regard to the development of paradigms within the healing arts as well as from various philosophical viewpoints – such as postmodern, system-theoretical, Goethian and phenomenological. It examines thoroughly the multi-layered dynamics of development of human beings interacting with their environment.

The resulting implications for therapeutic interaction as well as principles of diagnosis and treatment form the core of the book. These fundamental principles are then specifically applied to the cranial sphere. This section focuses primarily on the treatment of the brain, as well as the developmental dynamics of the relations of the midline, cranial bones, dural structures, vessels and cranial nerves.

Foreword……………………………………………………………………………………….

Preface…………………………………………………………………………………………..

List of contributors………………………………………………………………………..

List of translators…………………………………………………………………………

 

Part I

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Principles

 

1            Paradigms of healing

            Torsten Liem

 2            Osteopathic philosophy

            Walter Llewellyn McKone

 3            The osteopathic object reloaded                                                                                   

            Peter Sommerfeld

 4            Biological rhythms

Torsten Liem

 5            Physical and neurobiological principles

Lorenz Fischer

6            The effect of formative and regulatory forces on living organisms           

            Torsten Liem

7            Regulatory forces in embryology

            Torsten Liem

8            The role of mechanical stresses in embryonic development

            Lev V. Beloussov

 9            The incarnating embryo

            Jaap van der Wal and Guus H. van der Bie

 10            Prenatal and perinatal worlds of experience

            Ludwig Janus

 11            Evolution of the mind-body-spirit unit

            James McGovern and Rene J. McGovern

 12            Touch as a therapeutic intervention

            Tsafi Lederman with contributions from Eyal Lederman

13       What is health? What is disease?

             Torsten Liem, Matthias Flatscher

 14            Somatic dysfunction and compensation

Torsten Liem, Michael M. Patterson, Jochen Frühwein

 15            Thoughts on the significance of systems theory

            Peter Sommerfeld

16            The osteopathic experience of fulcrums

            Stephen Paulus

17            Principles of diagnosis

            Torsten Liem

 18            The practitioner and the therapeutic interaction

            Torsten Liem

 19            Treatment principles

            Torsten Liem

 20            Total rhythmic balanced interchange according to Becker

            Torsten Liem

 21            Midline – Development and introduction

            Torsten Liem

 22       Hyoid bone and anterior midline

           Patrick van den Heede

 23            An osteopathic approach to Midline

            John McPartland and Evelyn Skinner

 24            The fluid body

            Torsten Liem

 25            Energy bodies

            Torsten Liem

 26            Chakra system related to pre- and perinatal dynamics

Terence Dowling

 

Part 2

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Application to the cranial field

 

27            History and development of the teachings of William Garner Sutherland

Nathalie Trottier

 28            Development of the cranium and an outline of the growth dynamics of the  cranial bones

            Torsten Liem with the contributions by Marie-Odile Fessenmayer

 29            Morphology of the cranium according to Rohen

            Torsten Liem

 30            Intraosseous techniques

            Torsten Liem

 31            Developmental dynamic approaches to treating the head, dura,             diaphragm, neck and pharyngeal arches

            Torsten Liem

 32       Development of the senses

           Brian Freeman

 33            Developmental dynamics of the nervous system

            according to Blechschmidt                                                                                        

            Torsten Liem

 34            The brain as a morphogenetic field

             Patrick van den Heede, Rüdiger Goldenstein

 35         Osteopathic brain and spinal cord assessments

            Torsten Liem, Bruno Chikly

 36            Treating the brain

            Bruno Chikly, Torsten Liem

 37            Treating the spinal cord

            Bruno Chikly, Torsten Liem

 38            Treating the autonomic nervous system

            Torsten Liem, Bruno Chikly


Index……………….

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