A Manual Approach to the Brain: Part 1; DVD 02 - The Eye, the Visual Sense, and the Sense of Smell and of Taste
The three DVDs in the Brain 1 Series, presented by Jean-Pierre Barral, show an innovative manual approach to working with the brain. These are the first three DVDs in a larger series about the brain.
The DVDs contain a series of manual evaluation tools and manual treatments, all of which are demonstrated by Barral. The anatomy and physiology are clearly illustrated by Barral and the treatments are explained with clarity.
Part 1; DVD 02 Highlights:
- Vascularization of the brain
- The eye, the oculomotor system and its connection to the optic nerve
- Visual pathways
- Sense of smell
- Sense of taste
- 24 treatment demonstrations
Barral demonstrates how to work simply with what is considered the most complex organ of the human body—the brain. He addresses the brain, and its associated nervous and vascular connections, as the ‘content’ of the human head, which, characterized by its bony and membranous enclosure, is regarded as the ‘container’. The demonstrations serve to shine new light on the rich knowledge underpinning osteopathy and many other manual modalities.
The material covered during demonstrations is derived from concrete insights stemming from Barral’s clinical work with the brain. The material brings together and enhances his other manual therapies—Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation and Visceral Vascular Manipulation. This work with the brain is put in the context of working with the many subdivisions of the human organism.
The material also equips manual therapists with information that allows them to perceive systemic diseases differently, including Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Here Barral discusses the pathologies to highlight the limitations of manual therapy with regards to helping people with these conditions, but then describes—convincingly— how A MANUAL APPROACH TO THE BRAIN may transcend these limitations and alleviate symptoms resulting from these diseases by encouraging the central nervous system to self-repair. The practitioner is also educated in assisting people with symptoms from stroke and ictus.
After reviewing and studying this material, the viewer will see that including the brain as part of manual therapy is a novel approach. It gives the manual therapist the opportunity to work with patients who suffer from dysfunctions of their sensory organs, especially in instances where mechanical trauma has led to the patient’s inability to smell, hear or see. Because the brain is inherently plastic, the tools that the practitioner is armed with allows him or her—in Barral’s own words—to restore ‘inner bridges’ within the brain, which are vital to the life of those facing difficulties.
The principle underlying A MANUAL APPROACH TO THE BRAIN is the striking of a balance between the ease of minimum manual effort and the finesse of maximum manual precision. The revolutionary techniques offered opens new doors to the practitioner, equipping him or her with the means to assist in reactivating areas of their patients’ brains and facilitating connectedness into their patients’ organism that may have been disrupted.