Literature

LITERATURE

BOOKS

  • Autobiography of A.T. Still¸ Philosophy of Osteopathy, Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy, and Osteopathy, Research and Practice: Books by Osteopathy’s founder A.T. Still, MD. Available from academyofosteopathy.org
  • Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, MD. Chapter 2 of the book discusses his experiences with Osteopathy. More from Dr. Weil on Osteopathy is available on his website http://www.drweil.com
  • Touch of Life by Robert Fulford, DO. A book for anyone wanting to understand more about Osteopathy from one of the greatest Osteopaths.

ARTICLES

  • Healing and the Natural World: An article covering an interview with Jim Jealous, DO in Alternative Therapies Vol 3:No 1 January 1997. Pg’s 68-75
  • Osteopathic Care of Children An article by Donald V Hankinson, DO available on our website
  • The Osteopathy Alternative: An article in East West December 1990. Pg’s 45-49
  • On Becoming an Osteopath: An article covering an interview with Stefan Hagopian, DO in Alternative Therapies Vol 7:No 6  Nov/Dec 2001. Pg’s 85-91
  • Dr. Weil covers Osteopathy in general and in regard to specific medical problems on his website: http://www.drweil.com

RESEARCH-ARTICLES

  • Low Back Pain
    • The New England Journal of Medicine, 1999; 341: 1426-1431. “A comparison of Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation with Standard Care for Patients with Low Back Pain,”  Anderson, Gunnar B.J. et al. Demonstrated significant benefit for patients receiving Osteopathic treatment
  • Cerebral Palsy
    • Clinical Pediatrics, May 2004; 349-353 “Parental Perceptions of the Therapeutic Effect from Osteopathic Manipulation or Acupuncture in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy,” .Duncan, B. et al. Demonstrated an observed improvement in the vast majority of children
  • Otitis Media
    • Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2003;157:861-866. “The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment as adjuvant therapy in children with recurrent acute otitis media” Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LLB, et al Demonstrated improved hearing, decreased ear infections, and fewer tubes needed in those children receiving Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Meta Analyses
    • Annals of Internal Medicine 1992
    • Spine 1995
    • AHCPR (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) 1995

    A Meta Analysis combines the results of multiple studies and meets the highest standards of scientific research. All of the above studies demonstrated significant benefit using Osteopathic Manipulation in the treatment of low back pain

  • J Am Osteopathic Assoc 2003;103(12):577-82. Osteopathic manipulative treatment in Prenatal Care. King HH, Tettambel MA, Lockwood MD. Demonstrated significantly fewer preterm deliveries and fewer cases of fetal distress

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