Naturopathic Approach to Visceral Manipulation, Volume 1: The Abdomen provides the health care field with a compelling synthesis of Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation and naturopathic treatment. The result of 18 years of clinical experience, it was created as a resource that clinicians can take with them "into the trenches" of everyday practice and has been formatted both for ease of access and for assisting practitioners with further study. Each organ-specific chapter is organized to provide the practitioner with a logical sequence of topics to enhance individual study, including a guided tour of relevant anatomical and embryological structures. Additional information for each organ includes normal function, signs and symptoms of dysfunction, mechanical problems, pathology, and associated psychoemotional aspects, as well as indications, contraindications, benefits, and precautions for manipulation. Each chapter provides a detailed description of the methods of evaluation and treatment within the model of VM as developed by J. P. Barral, along with helpful photographs demonstrating correct hand placement. At the end of each chapter's treatment section is a quick reference guide of the techniques. The naturopathic medicine section is designed to help formulate treatment recommendations specific to each organ and its possible dysfunction. At the end of each chapter is a summary of current medical literature and research. An interpretation from a VM perspective is provided following each summary.