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Viscero-Somatic and Somato-Visceral Effects

Manual, nutritional and herbal therapies for internal disorders have existed for thousands of years:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Manipulation
  • Reflex techniques

Since the 1800’s, physicians and researchers have formally investigated and clarified the mechanisms by which problems with internal organs affect the muscles of the outside of the body and the mechanisms by which treatments of the bones, joints and muscles of the body surface can affect visceral function.

Every patient has internal organs. Many patients who chiropractors see have organ dysfunction either as the presenting complaint or co-existing with musculoskeletal pain and injury.

Internal disease may cause or precipitate a musculo-skeletal injury, interfere with healing or masquerade as a structural problem.

The role of the chiropractor in visceral disease:

  • Recognition of visceral components of patient complaints
  • Earlier diagnosis
  • Natural treatment – replace or supplement medical treatment
  • Reduce drugs and surgery
  • Referral and co-treatment with other professionals if needed

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