[edited by] Roland Schiffter, Elke Harms ; with contributions by Rauthgundis Gleich von Münster, Michael Weber, Mahmoud Mesrogli, Paul Hutzschenreuter, Axel Gehrke.
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"In 1929 Germany, physiotherapist Elisabeth Dicke suffered from poor circulation in her right leg, acute back pain, and a host of other ailments. With no medical options offered beyond amputation of the leg, she turned to her own training for help. She began to massage the skin and subcutaneous fascia of the sacral bone and pelvic crest with pulling strokes. After several applications, she experienced less back pain, increased circulation to the leg, and within three months, disappearance of al…