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    >From Fri Apr 7 15:04:08 1995
    Date: Fri, 7 Apr 95 15:13:03 EDT
    From: "Jeffrey C. Ives"
    Subject: Alternative Therapy Summary
    To: "Jeff Ives, Ph.D."
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    Below is a summary of my search for materials to construct a
    course centered on alternative therapeutic modalities I am cross-
    posting this summary on a variety of listservers (biomch-l,
    chiro-list, neuromus, physio) as requested by many of the respondents.
    Most of the references are from my own searches (but none from a
    computer search, so there may be many more out there). I have tried
    to include only journal refs from 'established' or easily located

    For brevity and relevance to these listservers, the topics have been
    limited to therapies that have a direct impact on the neuromuscular
    and skeletal systems or movement re-education. In general, this
    includes 'hands on' manipulative therapies. Not included are
    Chinese medicine (although some acupressure refs are included),
    mind/body medicine, neural therapy, magnetic therapy (it is
    understood that both neural and magnetic therapy do have relevance
    for this posting, but one must draw the line somewhere), and
    everything else. By the way, I am still compiling information,
    so feel free to contact me with more data.
    Thanks to all who responded,

    Jeff Ives, Ph.D.
    Dept. of Exercise Science
    Campbell University
    Buies Creek, NC 27506
    phone: 910.893.1352

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    Journal Articles and Government Reports. No Specific Topics.
    PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy. Sept, 1994.
    (note: this issue is almost entirely devoted to discussion of
    alternative therapies. Many topics are discussed, and many
    references are provided. Call PT Magazine at: 1.800.999.2782)

    Eisenberg, DM. et al. Unconventional medicine in the United States:
    prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. N. Engl. J. Med. 328:246-252,

    Mulder, T. A process-oriented model of human motor behavior:
    toward a theory-based rehabilitation approach. Phys. Ther. 71(2):
    157-164, 1991.

    Champion, EW. Why unconventional medicine? N. Engl. J. Med.
    328: 282-283, 1993.

    Wolf, SL. Essential considerations in the use of EMG biofeedback:
    clinical report. Phys. Ther. 58: 25-31, 1978.

    Harris and Associates. Health, Information, and the Use of
    Questionable Treatments: A Study of the American Public.
    Washington DC: Government Printing Office, US Dept. of Health
    and Human Services, 1987.

    Williams, T. et al. Effect of acupuncture-point stimulation on
    diastolic blood pressure in hypertensive subjects: a preliminary
    study. Phys. Ther. 71: 523-529, 1991.

    Subcommittee on Health and Long-term Care of the Select Committee
    on Aging, House of Representatives, 98th Congress. Quackery: A
    $10 Billion Dollar Scandal. Washington, DC. US Govt. Printing
    Office; 1984.

    Kleinman, A. et al. Culture, illness, and care: clinical lessons
    from anthropologic and cross-cultural research. Ann. Int. Med.
    88: 251-258, 1987.

    Mower, JL and Nelson, SG. Patient expectations as related to pain
    treatment outcomes: a study. Clinical Management in Physical
    Therapy. 8(4): 20-25, 1988.

    Ruth, S. and S. Kegerreis. Facilitating cervical flexion using a
    Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement. J. Orthop. Sports.
    Phys. Ther. 16:25-29, 1992.

    Osbye-Sundvold, M. Psychomotor Physical Therapy. Presentation at the
    World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Stockholm, Sweden, 1982.

    Narula, M. et al. The effects of a six-week Feldenkrais Method on
    selected functional parameters in a subject with rheumatoid
    arthritis. Presentation given at APTA Annual Conference, Denver, CO,
    June 14-18, 1992.

    Jackson, O. et al. Effects of Feldenkrais practitioner training on
    motor ability: a video analysis. Presentation given at APTA Annual
    Conference, Denver, CO, June 14-18, 1992.

    Burr, HS. The meaning of bio-electric potentials. Yale J. of
    Biology and Medicine. 16:353-360, 1944.

    Wirth, DP. The effect of non-contact therapeutic touch on the
    healing rate of full thickness dermal wounds. Subtle Energies.
    1(1): 1-20, 1990.

    Turner, JA, et al. The importance of placebo effects in pain
    treatment and research. JAMA. 271: 1609-1614, 1994.

    Brown, JS, and SA Marcy. The use of botanicals for health purposes
    by members of a pre-paid health plan. Res. Nursing Health.
    14: 339-350, 1991.

    Panel debates pros and cons of myofascial release approach: part 2.
    Progress Report. 73(3): 14, 1988.

    Japsen, B. Grant makes holistic link. Modern Healthcare.
    24(30): 10, 1994.

    Davis, CM. What is empathy, and can empathy be taught?
    Phys. Ther. 70:707-712, 1990.

    Wyschogrod, E. Empathy and sympathy as tactile encounter.
    J. Med. Philos. 6: 25-43, 1981.

    Hanna, T. What is somatics? Somatics. Magazine-Journal of the Bodily
    Arts and Sciences. Spring/Summer, 1986.

    Shepard, K. et al. Alternative approaches to research in physical
    therapy, positivism and phenomenology. Phys. Ther. 73:88-97, 1993.

    Nelson, SH. Playing with the entire self: the Feldenkrais method
    and musicians. Seminars in Neurology. 9(2):97-104, 1989.

    Fox, C. The Feldenkrais phenomenon. Quest. II, no. 7, Dec., 1978.

    Bulbrook, MJ. Health and healing in the future. The Canadian Nurse.
    Dec. 1984, pp. 26-29.

    Becker, RO. et al. Electrophysiological correlates of acupuncture
    points and meridians. Psychoenergetic Systems. 1:105-112, 1978.

    Randolf, G. Therapeutic and physical touch: physiological response
    to stressful stimuli. Nursing Research. 33(1), 1984.

    Clarke, P. and MJ Clarke. Therapeutic touch: is there a scientific
    base for the practice? Nursing Research. 33(1): 1984.

    Kreiger, D. Therapeutic touch: the imprimatur of nursing.
    Amer. J. of Nursing. 75(5): 784-787, 1975.

    Engle, G. The need for a new medical model: a challenge for
    biomedicine. Science. 196:129-136, 1977.

    Batson, G.. The role of somatic education in dance medicine and
    rehabilitation. NCMJ. 54:74-78, 1993. (North Carolina Med. J.?)

    Turban-Efraim, U-S. The evaluation of therapeutic acupuncture.
    Social Science and Medicine. 12: 39-44, 1978.

    Keller, EK. Therapeutic touch: a review of the literature and
    implications of a holistic nursing modality. J. of Holistic
    Nursing. 2(1): 24-29, 1984.

    Quebec Task Force on Spinal Disorders. Scientific approaches to
    the assessment and management of activity-related spinal disorders.
    A monograph for clinicians. Spine. 12(1, suppl.): S1-S9, 1987.

    Cottingham, J. et al. Shifts in pelvic inclination angle and
    parasympathetic tone produced by rolfing soft tissue manipulation.
    Phys. Ther. 68(9): 1364-1370, 1988.

    Marks, D. The Philosophy of Science for Chiropractic-Simply Stated.
    The Journal of Chiropractic Humanities. 4(1), 1994

    Sokoloff, TH. .Chiropractic Scope of Practice: Another Perspective.
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 17(3)
    March/April, 1994

    Meade, TW. et al. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised
    comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment.
    Brit. Med. J. 300: 1431-1437, 1990.

    Koes, BW. et al. Randomized clinical trial of manipulative therapy
    and physiotherapy for persistent back and neck complaints: results
    of one year follow up. Brit. Med. J. 304:601-605, 1992.

    Shekelle, P. et al. Spinal manipulation for low back pain.
    Ann. Int. Med. 117:590-598, 1992.

    Jarvis, KB. et al. Cost per case comparison of back injury claims:
    chiropractic versus medical management for conditions with identical
    diagnosis codes. J. of Occupational Med. 33(8): 847-852, 1991.

    Wood, K. Resolution of spasmodic dysphonia via chiropractic
    manipulative management. Journal of Manipulative and
    Physiological Therapeutics. 14(6): 376-378, 1991.

    Berkson, DL. Osteoarthritis, chiropractic and nutrition..(and etc.).
    Medical Hypothesis. 36:356-367, 1991.

    Grad, B. Some biological effects of laying on of hands: a review of
    experiments with plants and animals. J. American Society for
    Psychical Research. 59(2):95-126, 1965.

    Trager, M. Psychophysical integration and mentastics. J. of
    Holistic Health. 7:15-25, 1982.

    Applied kinesiology: an experimental evaluation by double blind
    methodology. JMPT. Sept, 1981. (Journal of Manipulative and
    Physiological Therapeutics?)

    Chiropractic: recognized but unproved. ACA Journal. April, 1984.

    The research status of spinal manipulative therapy. NINCDS
    monograph no. 15, 1975, page 20.

    Additional Reference Sources:
    The Upledger Institute provides books and reprints of articles
    concerning CranioSacral therapy, myofascial pain, SomatoEmotional
    Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, and many other alternative therapies.
    The reprints are available at reasonable cost. Contact:
    The Upledger Institute, Inc.
    11211 Prosperity Farms Road
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    Phone: 1.800.233.5880

    The Bodywork KnowledgeBase.
    A collection of literature on massage therapy. Available from the
    American Massage Therapy Association.

    Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons. A report to NIH
    (to NIH, not from NIH!). From: Government Printing Office. The book
    (420pp, $25) covering the gamut of therapies and including a section
    on conducting and disseminating research. Call GPO (202.512.1800)
    with the stock number (017-040-00537-7) and order. (Note: sources
    say this is a must-have).

    Grants from NIH or OAM (Office of Alternative Medicine)
    OAM Phone no.: 301.402.2466
    NIH Grants Office Phone no.: 301.594.7248
    (For more information on the OAM and the controversy and politics
    that surround it, see "Alternative medicine chief calls it quits,"
    Science. 265:307, 1994.)
    Alternative Medicine and Related Journals (i.e., ones that seem to
    have more alternative therapy articles)
    ADVANCE for Physical Therapists Feldenkrais Journal
    Message Therapy Journal Journal of Holistic Health
    American Journal of Acupuncture Osteopathic Annals
    American Journal of Chinese Medicine Somatics
    Journal of Behavioural Medicine The Trager Journal
    Journal of Psychosomatic Resources Physical Therapy Forum
    Michigan Osteopathic Journal American Chiropractor
    Advances--The Journal of Mind-Body Health
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
    Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
    Somatics. Magazine-Journal of the Bodily Arts and Sciences
    Selected Books and Magazine Articles. (Selected as representative
    of their field, or because they have good reference citations)
    Butler, K. A Consumer's Guide of "Alternative Medicine": A Close
    Look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-Healing, and Other
    Unconventional Treatments. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1992.

    Consumer Reports. 59: pp 51-59, pp. 201-206, pp. 383-390, 1994.
    (This issue discusses chiropractic, acupuncture, & homeopathy).

    Gevitz, N, (ed). Other Healers: Unorthodox Medicine in America.
    Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988, pp. 157-191.

    Cooter, R, (ed.). Studies in the History of Alternative Medicine.
    New York, NY: St. Martin's Press: 1988, pp 62-77.

    Kastner, M, and Burroughs, H. Alternative Healing. The Complete
    A-Z Guide to Over 160 Different Therapies. La Mesa,CA: Halcyon Pub.,

    Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. Compiled by The Burton
    Goldberg Group, J. Strohecker (exec. ed.). Puyallup, WA: Future
    Medicine Publishing, Inc., 1994. (note: this tome includes a
    large reference section).

    Feldenkrais, Moshe. Basic Feldenkrais Manual. 1979.

    Feldenkrais, Moshe. Awareness Through Movement: Health Exercises
    for Personal Growth. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Reprint, 1977.

    Mind/Body Medicine: How To Use Your Mind For Better Health.
    Consumer Reports Books, 1993.

    Becker, RO and G. Selden. The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and
    the Foundation of Life. New York, NY: William Morrow & Co. Inc. 1985.

    Stone, R. Polarity Therapy: The Complete and Collect Works. Reno,NV:
    CRCS Publications, 1986.

    Rosen, M, and S. Brenner. The Rosen Method of Movement. Berkeley,
    CA: North Atlantic Books, 1991.

    Manhein, CJ, and Lavette, DK. Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-
    Emotional Release: The Self-Healing Body. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK,
    Inc. 1994.

    Barlow, W. The Alexander Technique. New York: Alfred Knopf,1973.

    The Alexander Technique. Playa del Rey, CA: North American Society
    of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, 1994.

    Kreiger, D. The Therapeutic Touch. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-
    Hall, 1979.

    Hanna, T. Somatics: Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement,
    Flexibility, and Health. Reading, MA:Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.,1988.

    Valentine, T. and Valentine, C. Applied Kinesiology: Muscle Response
    in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Preventive Medicine. Rochester, VT:
    Inner Traditions, 1989.

    Rolf, I. Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structures. New York:
    Harper & Row, 1977.
    Internet Sources
    Nikken Independent Distributors (magnetic therapy)

    WWW for Chiropractic
    (Supposedly has some literature-based information including some
    papers, and bibliographies.

    Rolfing Homepage

    Alternative Healing:

    There is an article on the newsgroup:
    called "Help" Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology.
    (note: try also:

    Spinal Manipulation Research

    Chiropractic Listservers
    send: subscribe chiro-list

    for info, contact:
    The number of organizations is too numerous to list. See:
    Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. Compiled by The Burton
    Goldberg Group, J. Strohecker (exec. ed.). Puyallup, WA: Future
    Medicine Publishing, Inc., 1994.
    Alternative Therapy Courses Offered Elsewhere
    I am developing a course along similar lines although it will take
    more of a health promotion perspective rather than a therapeutic
    perspective. Sources include: Journal of Behavioural Medicine;
    Advances--The Journal of Mind-Body Health; Bill Moyer's book and
    video series on Healing and the Mind, Daniel Goleman and Joel
    Gurin (Eds.); and Mind-Body Medicine (Consumer Reports Books,
    N.Y., 1993).
    Carol Putnam
    School of Recreation, Physical and Health Education
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3H 3J5

    Mind, Body Spirit at McMaster University.
    Text: Rick Field et. al. Chop Wood Carry Water. Jerey P. Tarcher,
    ISBN: 0-87477-209-5
    The course is taught by:
    Dave Wilson, Department of Kinesiology
    McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, L8S 4K1
    Note: This course mostly focuses on philosophical aspects. Dave
    indicated that interested persons may contact him at the following
    fax number: 905-523-6011

    Emory University (Atlanta) has a course in Alternative Medicine.
    This course is for 2nd year med students. Contact:
    Linda Gooding

    Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT)
    Methods based on clinical experiences of Margaret Rood, P.T., and
    Bobath. At the Canadian Back Institute, we used Mackenzie (extension)
    techniques to treat discogenic pain.

    ----------------------------END OF SUMMARY------------------------------

    Jeff Ives, Ph.D.
    Dept. of Exercise Science
    Campbell University
    Buies Creek, NC 27506 USA