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.