The required reading for this course is the text book titled Visceral Manipulation, by course developer Jean-Pierre Barral. Reading the book will help you get the bigger picture of visceral relationships. The first chapter gives the basic philosophy and an introduction to listening techniques. The VM1 course emphasizes the liver, gallbladder, stomach, sphincters, jejunoileum and the colon. In addition to reading the text book, please familiarize yourself with the definitions and/or locations of the anatomical terms available at:
The majority of these terms can be found in the Visceral Manipulation prerequisite text book as well as Atlas of Human Anatomy (NAS) by Frank Netter, MD. These books are available for purchase by calling our office at 561.622.4334 or 866.522.7725 extension 2, or online at www.iahe.com
For both course preparation and implementing the material into your practice we offer a ‘Visceral Manipulation Starter Kit’, which includes the following items:
~Visceral Manipulation (text book) ~Understanding the Messages of Your Body (book) ~Pathway to Health (book) ~1-Year Barral Alumni Association-IAHP Medallion Membership - Medallion Membership benefits are many - including post course video review of VM1 material.
Starter Kit $100 plus shipping Total cost if purchased individually $201.90 ~ Savings $101.90 (prices subject to change)
We recommend you bring colored pencils or markers, as many students find that adding color annotations while drawing and note taking in class is beneficial for learning. BI provides grease pencils for identifying anatomy on skin during the labs, but you are welcome to bring your own eye liner pencil. Students may find these easier on their skin. Before using a writing device, just verify with the teacher if they have a preference.
You are welcome to bring a treatment table. If you are unable to bring a treatment table, please bring a yoga mat for use on the banquet table.
Comfortable, loose fitting clothes. As many of these manipulations require an exposed abdominal cavity, we encourage you to bring clothing suitable for skin contact (lab clothes). Due to the nature of the work, short finger nails are required.