Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 25731
  Title A basis for the theory of manipulative medicine
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1980 Jun;3(2):81-85
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

Generic manipulative medicine has been practiced to a greater or lesser degree for several thousand years. In ancient times it was practiced by some physicians and later by bonesetters, but more recenlty by osteopaths and chiropractors. This paper gives some history of the subject, reveals certain theories and concepts surrounding manipulation. Mention is made concerning the involvement of soft tissues, and especially how sensory afferent impulses may pay an important role relative to the maintenance of dynamic equilibrium of the human body to its environment.

Author keywords: manipulative medicine, sensory afferent impulses, dynamic equilibrium

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