Integrative Manual Therapy for the Autonomic Nervous System and Related Disorders with Advanced Strain and Counterstrain Technique / Edition 1

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This book is the first of its kind: a text for systematic treatment of tissues and structures innervated by the automatic nervous system. Muscle spasms induced by stress, visceral and circulatory problems and central nervous system dysfunctions can be alleviated. Arterial and venous blood flow will increase. Lymphatic drainage will improve. Muscles of organs and eyes and speech and swallowing will function more efficiently. Tendon Release Therapy for treatment of tendon lesions and scars is presented. Disc Therapy for effective elimination of discogenic problems is covered. Over one hundred techniques are presented in this book.

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Gloeckner is a legendary figure in underground comics. Her short, powerfully candid and visually explicit autobiographical graphic narratives vividly re-create the sexual victimization of her childhood and adolescence. Her first full-length book combines new work in color and in black-and-white, including the title story, along with older, shorter narrative comics dating back to 1976. (An appendix reprints her disturbing medical illustrations for J.G. Ballard's avant-SF classic The Atrocity Exhibition.) Abandoned by her father and sexually victimized by her alcoholic mother's lovers, the teenage heroine of "Minnie's 3rd Love" endures a "week-long nightmare of sex and drug-taking" among the hustlers and addicts of 1974 San Francisco. In the ruefully humorous "Quaker School Q-Ties," girls team up to embarrass, and disgust, boys in their grade school. Gloeckner's drawings combine a labored precision with a wild, often satirical expressiveness; her protagonists can resemble sad, angry toy dolls. Undergound comics master R. Crumb's introduction combines glowing praise and a typically embarrassing confession: "I, too, lusted after the young, budding artist-cartoonist." (Oct.)
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences, this text describes narratively and through b&w illustrations why, where, and how to utilize advanced strain and counterstrain technique, developed recently by Dr. Lawrence Jones (D.O.), for treatment of tissues and structures innervated by the autonomic nervous system. The physical therapist authors present some 100 techniques (some of which they developed) for health care providers treating cases of muscle spasm, tender points, and other disorders. While a M.D. extols the therapy in the foreword, references would have helped establish empirical credibility or at least a theoretical basis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556432729
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Giammatteo and Tom Giammatteo founded The International College of Integrative Manual Therapy in affiliation with Westbrook University, an accredited university in New Mexico. Their school, Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation, teaches over 200 seminars each year around the world to health care professionals.

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