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Norman Cousins
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John Maddox
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Dickinson W Richards
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James Oschman (albeit talking about meridians!)
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J. W. Alexander
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George Bernard Shaw
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C Sidney Burwell
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John Morgan

Know Your Viscera

Date Location Price
23 - 25 June 2015 London Bridge £395

Many complementary therapists gain knowledge about the muscles, limbs and physiological systems, but comment that their knowledge of exactly where each organ is, how it sits inside the trunk and what it does is often a bit sketchy…

Can you tell your spleen from your kidney, your mesentery from your omentum and your common iliacs from your common bile duct…? Do you know how the position of your uterus can affect your sacrum? Your pericardium affect your ribs and thoracic vertebrae and your liver impact shoulder pain?

It’s almost another world inside of us… we have finally got round to developing this course so you can find out more about it!

We will spend 2 days on the theory and have 1 day in the dissection lab, looking at the real specimens.

What will we cover?

  • Basic anatomy of all the organs of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis
  • The different tissue types that constitute each organ and therefore:
  • How it does its job
  • Exactly where it is positioned in the trunk, its neighbours and connections
  • The important and fascinating connective tissue links that hold us all together - this is a really interesting bit for us as practitioners!

This is also a great support for anyone doing or thinking about doing some visceral manipulation. See HERE for more of my ranting on how amazing this work is or for information about the Introduction to Visceral Manipulation courses.

Should I do this?

Of course! Ha ha, we would say that. But really? Well, if you want to do any bodywork that links to the organs in a specific way, or even know what is there when your clients comment on aches, pains or any unusual happenings in their insides then it will help to know what is there. What is also quite fascinating is to realise the links the organs have to the musculoskeletal structure. We will set you on your way with a few more important pieces of the anatomical puzzle.

This course will be presented by Caroline Barrow at the London Bridge, Guy’s campus of King’s College University. Please note the course is not affiliated to the university in any other way.

Want to see how much you know? Have a look at our quiz: Do you Know Your Viscera

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