TIME magazine named Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O. (UK) one of the top 100 practitioners in alternative medicine to watch out for in the new millennium in the 1999 feature, Innovators: TIME 100 The Next Wave, Alternative Medicine. Dr. Barral was trained at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, England. A well-known clinician and teacher in his native France and throughout Europe, he has authored many osteopathic textbooks. His works in English include Visceral Manipulation (with Pierrre Mercier, D.O.), Visceral Manipulation II, The Thorax, Urogenital Manipulation, Manual Thermal Evaluation, and most recently, Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach.
Dr. Barral is presently Academic Director of the International College of Osteopathy in Saint Etienne, France, and the Chairman of the Department of Visceral Manipulation on the Faculty of Medicine at Paris du Nord. He practices osteopathy in Grenoble, France.