At the end of three further years study, we have naturally come to concretize this study by opening up ON PRACTICAL AXIS, by an original visceral programme of normalizations based on our conclusions.
We perform manual test :
The fascial induction test means to induce manually a global fascial shift in the investigated area in order to judge the state of the tissue in that place. The normal mobile tissue presents a supple texture that, when lightly pressed, gives a kind of bounce.
The fascial induction is based on 2 parameters :
1. The stiffness of the tissue (thickened texture)
2. The elasticity of the tissue
which allow us to diagnose :
A. The facilitated sense of the visceral area towards the inspiration or expiration. The dysfunction is named for the direction in which the tissues are free to move.
B. The Fixity of the visceral area (No movement)
This test is carried out in the beginning of the treatment, in order to determine the level to be favoured in the normalizations and after manual normalizations to control in the same way the return to normal response of the tissue and, probably, to a normal dynamics.
Let us remember that the osteopathic visceral normalizations aim to liberate, by manual techniques, all tension restraining the original diaphragmatic dynamics imposed on the intra-abdominal organs, to restore their plasticity and elasticity in order to maintain the homeostasis.
This being integrated into a synthetic approach of the case to be treated. These normalizations can be determining not only at visceral level (treatment of the dyspepsia, constipation, colitis), but also in a more global approach. (treatment of the lumbago, cervicalgia, headache).
The arrows show the direction of both hands during the described manoeuvres.
Normalization of gastric region
Normalization of the right kidney region
Important remark :
In our optics, there is no need to try to localize exactly the organ during the diagnostic tests and the visceral normalizations. According to us, the osteopath, so successful, so bright he is, cannot claim to determine with accuracy the position of organs, variable in shape and situation, through the fascial environment and many interfaces in which they are muddled. In these conditions, we prefer to speak about ” tests and normalizations of visceral areas ” in the presumed uprightness of the organ”. This fascial visceral area is supposed to stiffen and to lose its elasticity within the visceral osteopathic dysfunction.
Beside, this notion of area also means that it is, according to us, quite impossible to clarify with accuracy the first cause of a dysfunction whatever it is. Inded, the intricacy of the visceral phenomena’s, thoracic, vertebral, cranial, diaphragm, and so on…, is such as to want to discover the first cause would mean knowing EVERYTHING of his patient, wich is impossible. The osteopath can only know his (her) patient « here and now » even if he has to investigate as globally as possible.