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Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves


Alain Croibier DO, Jean Pierre Barral DO

320 Pages

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Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves

Required Reading for NM4


Entirely new, original and abundantly illustrated, this book is an essential guide to the cranial nerves for manual therapists.

This book incorporates new techniques that have an effect on the most precious part of the cranium, the brain.  It teaches you how to manipulate this delicate neural system safely.  It has over 100 full color line illustrations showing the anatomy underlying the techniques, while accompanying full color photographs demonstrate the techniques themselves.  Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves will make you aware of the brain as the primary target of your action as practitioner.

The brain, although protected by cerebrospinal fluid, is sensitive to all variations in pressure.  In this text you will find ways for modifying intra-cranial pressure, which has vascular and cerebral consequences.  To function at its best, the brain requires malleability and plasticity.  By manually modifying intra-cranial pressure, we obtain promising effects on the hydromechanics of the brain.  

The central focus of the book is on the practical application of cranial nerve manipulation.  Thanks to the wealth of illustrations it is also an excellent guide with which to visualize the cranial nerves and to understand their many functions. 



Part One

Theoretical Principles

1 Preliminary ideas

2 Characteristics of cranial nerves

3 Anatomical organization of cranial nerves

4  Cranial nerves as they emerge from the skull

5 Innervations of cranial dura mater

6 Functional anatomy of cranial nerves

7 Functional pathologies of cranial nerves

8 Evaluation and treatment of cranial nerves


Part Two

Practical Application

9 Manipulation of the plurineural orifices

10 Olfactory nerve

11 Optic nerve

12 Oculomotor nerve

13 Trochlear nerve 

14 Trigeminal nerve

15 Ophthalmic nerve

16 Maxillary nerve

17 Mandibular nerve

18 Abducent nerve

19 Facial nerve

20 Vestibulocochlear nerve

21 Glossopharyngeal nerve

22 Vagus nerve

23 Accessory nerve

24 Hypoglossal nerve

25 Ear

26 Manipulation of the brain


Part Three

Clinical Anatomy

27 Pathologies of cranial nerves

28 Adenopathies of the neck and face

29 Cervical pain of cranial origin       

30 Sinusitis

31 Autonomic nervous system

32 Neuroglia


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