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Osteopathic Medicine. Philosophy, Principles and Practice

  • ID: 2249626
  • Book
  • January 2001
  • 276 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This is the first textbook on osteopathic medicine to complement the dominant ′medical′ model of education. Drawing from the achievements and ideas of the past as well as present–day practice, it provides an organic yet scientific approach which is uniquely osteopathic. Using the work of its founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, and the philosophy of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, McKone shows how true osteopathy is a philosophy, leading to principles and ultimately to a unique form of treatment.
This style of thinking brings the philosophy, principles and clinical practice to life for the student and qualified practitioner. Anatomy, physiology, signs and symptoms all merge at the point of treatment. Students and practitioners will find this book invaluable as it will allow them to bring together all their osteopathic training into a coherent osteopathic system of practice.
Key features:

The first book to demonstrate and distinguish between what is and what is not osteopathic

Takes an organic and humanistic approach, fundamental to osteopathy

An essential resource for anyone training, practising or interested in osteopathy, regardless of their college or school

Provides a clear foundation, complementing the structured learning of students – something they have not had up until now
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Origins and Development.


Dr Still, the Metaphysician.

Form and Function.


The Nervous System.

The Immune/neuroendocrine Somatic System.

The Myofascioskeletal System.

The Concept of Body Unity and Diversity.


Health and Disease.




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Walter Llewellyn McKone
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