Principles of osteopathy

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Bireley & Elson, 1913 - 531 pages

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Page 181 - Hilton is of the greatest interest, namely, that " the same trunks of nerves whose branches supply the groups of muscles moving a joint, furnish also a distribution of nerves to the skin over the insertion of the same muscles, and the interior of the joint receives its nerves from the same source.
Page 20 - Osteopathy is that science which consists of such exact, exhaustive and verifiable knowledge of the structure and functions of the human mechanism, anatomical, physiological and psychological, including the chemistry and physics of its known elements, as has made discoverable certain organic laws and remedial resources within the body itself...
Page 133 - The INFERIOR CERVICAL GANGLION is situated between the base of the transverse process of the last cervical vertebra and the neck of the first rib, on the inner side of the superior intercostal artery.
Page 20 - ... of its known elements, as has made discoverable certain organic laws and remedial resources, within the body itself, by which nature under the scientific treatment peculiar to osteopathic practice, apart from all ordinary methods of extraneous, artificial or medicinal stimulation, and in harmonious accord with its own mechanical principles, molecular activities, and metabolic processes, may recover from displacements, disorganizations, derangements and consequent disease, and regain its normal...
Page 70 - Local depletion by leeches or cupping, and counter-irritation by blisters to the affected portion of the spine, are the principal remedies. A great number of cases will frequently yield to the single application of any of these means. Some cases, which have even existed several months, I have seen perfectly relieved by the single application of a blister to the spine, although the local pains have been ineffectually treated by a variety of remedies, for a great length of lime.
Page 193 - when a painful stimulus is applied to a part of low sensibility in close central connection with a part of much greater sensibility the pain produced is felt in the part of higher sensibility rather than in the part of lower sensibility to which the stimulus was actually applied.
Page 24 - With but few exceptions, the entire vegetable and mineral kingdoms have given us little of specific value ; but still, up to the present day the bulk of our books on materia medica is made up of a description of many valueless drugs and preparations. Is it not to be deplored that valuable time should be wasted in our student days by cramming into our heads a lot of therapeutic ballast...
Page 184 - ... internal parts has been reached, and articular friction is nevertheless continued (notwithstanding the structural and functional prostration), that the mischief to the articular structures commences, and disease of the joints, as we term it, starts into existence. Again, through the medium of this muscular and cutaneous nervous association, great security is given to the joint itself by those muscles being made aware of the point of contact of any extraneous force or violence. Their involuntary...
Page 63 - I am inclined to believe, has principally arisen from mistaken views of their pathology. They have too often been regarded as actual diseases of those nervous filaments which are the immediate seat of the neuralgia instead of being considered as symptomatic of disease in the larger nervous masses from which those filaments are derived ; hence the treatment...
Page 60 - ... attention, I considered myself enabled to state that, in a great number of diseases, morbid symptoms may be discovered about the origins of the nerves which proceed to the affected parts, or of those spinal branches which unite them ; and that if the spine be examined, more or less pain will commonly be felt by the patient on the application of pressure about or between those vertebrae from which such nerves emerge.

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