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LT, FM Antti Hernesniemen kansanlääkintäaineisto on pian avoinna tutkimukselle SKS:ssä

"Fascial manipulation" of spine areas was invented in Finland already before the II World War !


About certain manipulative therapies to treat peoples' ailments

1 About "Fascial manipulation" - "The Stecco method"

I participated in a seminar arranged by The Society for Musicians' Medicine in Finland on 13th October in Tampere, Finland. The seminar was well organized and consisted mostly of well prepared lectures about relevant topics. There was a lecture about the role of fascial manipulation in the treatment of certain ailments by musicians.  The topic was a proper one. The lecturer was not however focused enough on the scientific essence of the item.  

I have studies profoundly the treatment methods of Finnish "bonesetters", they are indigenous folk healers - manual therapists. My objects were living and working in Middle and Southern Ostrobothnia. It seems now that these bonesetters (they are called locally e.g. jäsenkorjaaja, nikamakäsittelijä, huuslaakari, luutohtori, jäsenmestari, tilottaja etc. in Finnish; bendoktor, klövryckare

I remember Mr. Olavi Räsänen, a Finnish scholar, MA in theology and philology ..

Mr Olavi Räsänen was my co-worker in our studies in the ethnomedical behaviour of Finnish people. I got acquainted with him in 1983. We then became friends little by little and were in a rather close contact after that for over twenty years.

He teached at the University of Jyväskylä, the Institute of Ethnology. When we met in 1983, I was first a general pracitioner in an Ostrobothnian municipiality, then the chief, the head physician and researcher at the Folk Medicine Centre in Middle Ostrobothnia, Finland, which I founded with some other local people interested in ethnomedicine, these were the years 1985-1990. After that intensive experimentary period I was working mostly with my medical thesis, a study in the treatment methods of bonesetters in Ostrobothnia, until 1999. After that I studied the practices of spiritual healers in Uusimaa, Finland until 2002. These all study materials can be found at the archives of Finnish Literature Society and at the Swedish Literature Society in He…

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