Rheology

Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

BACKGROUND: According to traditional European naturopathy garlic is an agent that increases perfusion. In studies with healthy subjects and in-vitro research garlic has shown influences on erythrocyte and thrombocyte aggregation as well as on vasoregulation. However, data on its effects in clinical populations are still lacking. Garlic may be useful for systemic sclerosis which is characterised by impaired perfusion that often cannot sufficiently be influenced by standard treatment.

Author(s): 
Rapp, Alexander
Grohmann, Gerald
Oelzner, Peter
Uehleke, Bernhard
Uhlemann, Christine
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

The thoracic pump and the abdominal pump are osteopathic manipulative (OM) lymphatic pump techniques frequently used by osteopathic physicians to treat patients with infections (eg, pneumonia, otitis media). Although there is a widely accepted belief among the osteopathic medical profession that increasing lymphatic flow is beneficial, no measurements of lymph flow during osteopathic manipulative treatment have been reported. The authors surgically instrumented five mongrel dogs to record lymphatic flow in the thoracic duct (TDF) and cardiac variables during three intervention protocols.

Author(s): 
Knott, E. Marty
Tune, Johnathan D.
Stoll, Scott T.
Downey, H. Fred
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cellular Physiology

In areolar "loose" connective tissue, fibroblasts remodel their cytoskeleton within minutes in response to static stretch resulting in increased cell body cross-sectional area that relaxes the tissue to a lower state of resting tension. It remains unknown whether the loosely arranged collagen matrix, characteristic of areolar connective tissue, is required for this cytoskeletal response to occur.

Author(s): 
Abbott, Rosalyn D.
Koptiuch, Cathryn
Iatridis, James C.
Howe, Alan K.
Badger, Gary J.
Langevin, Helene M.
Publication Title: 
Angiology

A pneumatic massage apparatus has been developed for the treatment of peripheral lymphedema. The stagnant lymph and venous blood are displaced toward the heart by this pneumatic massage. It has been applied to more than 650 patients with edematous limbs in the authors' Hadomer clinic over the last ten years. Satisfactory results were obtained, including decrease in swelling, pain, and induration. The authors' clinical experiences and statistical analysis of the patients are reported here.

Author(s): 
Yamazaki, Z.
Idezuki, Y.
Nemoto, T.
Togawa, T.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

CONTEXT: More research is needed to understand the flow characteristics of hyaluronic acid (HA) during motions used in osteopathic manipulative treatment and other manual therapies. OBJECTIVE: To apply a 3-dimensional mathematical model to explore the relationship between the 3 manual therapy motions (constant sliding, perpendicular vibration, and tangential oscillation) and the flow characteristics of HA below the fascial layer. METHODS: The Squeeze Film Lubrication theory of fluid mechanics for flow between 2 plates was used, as well as the Navier-Stokes equations.

Author(s): 
Roman, Max
Chaudhry, Hans
Bukiet, Bruce
Stecco, Antonio
Findley, Thomas W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: It has been proposed that Doppler velocimetry, which is noninvasive, quick, and relatively inexpensive, should be used when the screening vertebral arteries before manipulation to reduce the risk of cervical manipulation-related injury to these vessels. The objective of this analysis of the literature is to study the evidence of the suitability of Doppler velocimetry for this purpose.

Author(s): 
Haynes, Michael J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of posterior ponticles markedly increases by 30% or more, the incidence of major rotational stenosis of vertebral arteries. METHODS: Doppler ultrasound studies were performed in 3 private chiropractic clinics and in the radiology department of a public hospital, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) studies were made in the latter location. Thirty-two chiropractic patients had Doppler velocimetery, and 16 of these patients had MRA scanning.

Author(s): 
Haynes, Michael J.
Cala, Lesley A.
Melsom, Alison
Mastaglia, Frank L.
Milne, Nicholas
McGeachie, John K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: It has been proposed that Doppler velocimetry, which is noninvasive, quick, and relatively inexpensive, should be used when the screening vertebral arteries before manipulation to reduce the risk of cervical manipulation-related injury to these vessels. The objective of this analysis of the literature is to study the evidence of the suitability of Doppler velocimetry for this purpose.

Author(s): 
Haynes, Michael J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of posterior ponticles markedly increases by 30% or more, the incidence of major rotational stenosis of vertebral arteries. METHODS: Doppler ultrasound studies were performed in 3 private chiropractic clinics and in the radiology department of a public hospital, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) studies were made in the latter location. Thirty-two chiropractic patients had Doppler velocimetery, and 16 of these patients had MRA scanning.

Author(s): 
Haynes, Michael J.
Cala, Lesley A.
Melsom, Alison
Mastaglia, Frank L.
Milne, Nicholas
McGeachie, John K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe the short-term therapeutic effects of CT-localized scalp round-needling on the blood rheology, nitric oxide (NO) and nitric oxide synthetase (NOS) of patients with multiple infarctional dementia. METHODS: 89 cases of multiple infarctional dementia were randomly divided into an electro-round-needling group (57 cases), and a western medication group (32 cases). The therapeutic effects, including the effects on the blood rheology, NO and NOS, were observed.

Author(s): 
Lun, Xin
Yang, Wenhui
Fu, Bing

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