Initially designed intuitively, like all manual therapies including osteopathy, this method, which bears the name of its visionary, Tom Bowen, stands out by a singular characteristic which, thanks to the understanding of physiology that is related to it, can now be applied favourably to all manual therapies: the therapeutic pause, or "homoeostasis in progress". What seemed an extravagance is now proving to be of fundamental importance.
Delicacy is without a doubt what best characterises this method marked by kindness. However, the complexity of the theory developed by Diane Jacobs to explain so much tact and generosity in its application leaves us reflective at first sight. It is only by diving headfirst into her intellectual path that we can follow her, then find our own path, fascinating and full of obstacles whose, each time, resolution seems to us like a revelation. We have not ceased talking about DNM yet.
DNM is DermoNeuroModulation
A.D. Craig, How Do You Feel? - An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self
The fastest, least complex and yet the one that beats all records, in very precise conditions, by its fast and immediate action is the Niromathé method. Dr Raymond Branly inspired himself by the Moneyron method (which is also somesthesia therapy), and by different techniques of self-taught manual therapists has perfectly developed this neuro-cutaneous treatment system. Yet, through the lens of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, this method needs to be better explained, understood, and applied. The vivacity of the method and the simplicity of its application require a thorough expertise in neurophysiology to find your way around. We will get there.
D. Jacobs, DermoNeuroModulation.
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Prof G. Lorimer Moseley and Dr David S. Butler, Explain Pain Supercharged
L. Tremblay, The Therapeutic Pause in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy / The Somatosensory Integration Time.