Check out the RESULTS from the November 2019 Technique of the Month! We reviewed a technique classified by the demonstrator as Visceral Manipulation.
What were respondents’ choices to classify the demonstrated technique?
- A majority of respondents (62%, 38/61) indicated that Visceral Manipulation was their first choice for classifying the demonstrated technique. An additional 20% (12/61) indicated that Lymphatic Drainage Technique was their first choice.
- 85% (52/61) of respondents had Visceral Manipulation as one of their 3 choices for classifying the demonstrated technique and 44% (27/61) had Lymphatic Drainage Technique.
What did respondents say when they learned the technique demonstrator classified the technique as Visceral Manipulation?
- Respondents who Agreed with the Classification of the Demonstrated Technique (Visceral Manipulation was one of their 3 choices)
- Agreed. Also could call it a rib-raising technique, but this was not on the list.
- I was wondering, given the addition of vibration if this technique was not limited to the ligamentous attachments, but was also directed at possible hepatic parenchymal dysfunctions.
- Foie Vidange (Liver drainage)
- Respondents who Disagreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique (Visceral Manipulation was not one of their 3 choices)
- It seemed like a very nonspecific technique. No diagnosis was given or even what he was trying to achieve. It could have been a LVHA technique on the ribs, a lymphatic technique because of the vibratory motion he was using, etc.
- The practitioner was commenting on hand placement over the rib cage and appeared to be affecting the superficial muscular and joint related structures of the rib cage. I did not get the impression that he was addressing the visceral structures.
- I (evidently mistakenly) thought that the practitioner was working on the lower ribs with an AP contact.