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Robert Manfredini, D.N - Doctor of Naprapathy
Naprapathic & Wellness
Books, Articles, Research

Naprapathy has been around for 115 years and this beautiful art helps people feel better daily! 


Here are some books and articles on the wonderful art and science of Naprapathy!

A Naprapath in the Rain Forest by John D. Blum

Loyola University School of Law



Naprapathy - Manual Medicine for the 21st Century Paperback

by Dr. Patrick Nuzzo D.N. (Author), Dr. Kirsten LaVista D.N. (Author)


Click here for Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Naprapathy-Manual-Medicine-21st Century/dp/0578402238/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Naprapathy&qid=1584287238&s=books&sr=1-1



Naprapathy, the Effective Healthcare Alternative Paperback 

by D. N. Anthony Palumbo (Author), Anthory Palumbo (Author)


Click here for Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Naprapathy-Effective-Healthcare-Alternative-Anthony/dp/1430324473/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Naprapathy&qid=1584287344&s=books&sr=1-3  



Naprapathic dictionary of cures (Vol-1) Paperback 

by Chicago College of Naprapathy. (Author)


Click here for Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Naprapathic-dictionary-Chicago-College-Naprapathy/dp/B007Z0X14K/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Naprapathy&qid=1584287344&s=books&sr=1-2



The Chiropractor's Protege: The Untold Story of Oakley G. Smith's Journey With DD Palmer in Chiropractic's Founding Years

by Timothy J Faulkner (Author), Simon Senzon (Editor)


Click here for Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Chiropractors-Protege-Journey-Chiropractics-Founding/dp/0692894462/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=



Naprapathy:  A Hands-On Approach to Pain Managemnent

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter


Click here for link to article:  https://consumer.healthday.com/alternative-medicine-information-3/mis-alternative-medicine-news-19/naprapathy-a-hands-on-approach-to-pain-management-618689.html



A Bit of Chicago Medical History: Naprapathy

Click here for link to article:  https://wholehealthchicago.com/2013/01/21/a-bit-of-chicago-medical-history-naprapathy/



Naprapathy: Providing a path to drug-free pain therapy

By Cynthia Miller, The New Mexican  May 8, 2016


Click here for link to article:  https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/naprapathy-providing-a-path-to-drug-free-pain-therapy/article_315fdcfd-f36d-5bce-80c2-5e346276f67b.html



By the way, did you know Naprapathy is very popular in the Scandinavian countries, Italy, Canada, and China!



Annals of Palative Medicine
Naprapathy attenuates neuropathic pain after brachial plexus injury

Bin Xiao, Anqi Ma, Zhengyu Li, Shenyu Zhang, Xiaojun Xu, Junming Zhou, Weijiang Li, Jing Zhang, Fei Yao

Click here for summary: http://apm.amegroups.com/article/view/40718


Libyan J Med. 2020 Dec;15(1):1730550. doi: 10.1080/19932820.2020.1730550.

A survey of chronic pain in China.

Yongjun Z, Tingjie Z, Xiaoqiu Y, Zhiying F, Feng Q, Guangke X, Jinfeng L, Fachuan N, Xiaohong J, Yanqing L

Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32066339  



The long-term effects of naprapathic manual therapy on back and neck pain - Results from a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Eva Skillgate, Tony Bohman, Lena W Holm, Eva Vingård, and Lars Alfredsson


Click here for full study:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836280/?fbclid=IwAR20zoDfyDBlWrec6emo0ExopIKbEDDhnKJI2eccZgliW1Ncbafy7qN-kXs



Clin J Pain. 2007 Jun;23(5):431-9.

Naprapathic manual therapy or evidence-based care for back and neck pain: a randomized, controlled trial.

Skillgate E, Vingård E, Alfredsson L.


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17515742



Three combinations of manual therapy techniques within naprapathy in the treatment of neck and/or back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

Paanalahti KHolm LWNordin MHöijer JLyander JAsker MSkillgate E


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27107960



Adverse events after manual therapy among patients seeking care for neck and/or back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

Paanalahti K, Holm LW, Nordin M, Asker M, Lyander J, Skillgate E.


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24618345  



Eur Spine J. 2016 Mar;25(3):760-5. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3987-x. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

Spinal pain--good sleep matters: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

Paanalahti K, Wertli MM, Held U, Åkerstedt T, Holm LW, Nordin M, Skillgate E.


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26063054



J Headache Pain. 2013 Apr 18;14:36. doi: 10.1186/1129-2377-14-36.

Self-reported efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine: the Akershus study of chronic headache.

Kristoffersen ES, Aaseth K, Grande RB, Lundqvist C, Russell MB.


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23596996  



Chiropr Hist. 1994 Dec;14(2):44-50.

Oakley Smith's schism of 1908: the rise and decline of Naprapathy.

Beideman RP.


The year 1908 through circumstance and perhaps inevitable progression of new healing concepts, proved to be one of historical moment for two of the first followers of Daniel David Palmer. Oakley Smith, who graduated under "Old Chiro" in 1899, and John F. A. Howard, who was in the Class of 1906, would find themselvles in Chicago, each heading new schools. Smith, a one-time Iowa medical student who had investigated Andrew Still's osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri before going to Davenport, was to take another path. In the strict sense, it was not dissent but schism. For Smith, who would in time reject the Palmer concept of vertebral subluxation, it was to be a total departure as to the "doctrine of disease," and he was to announce his own concept, which was "the connective tissue doctrine.


Chiropr Hist. 1986;6:77-82.

A profession for 'Bohemian chiropractic': Oakley Smith and the evolution of naprapathy.

Zarbuck MV.


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11621192  



Cal State J Med. 1923 Sep;21(9):381.


Click here for summary:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1517724/pdf/calstatejmed00011-0019a.pdf


Dr. Manfredini, D.N. believes in using "the least for the most;" meaning he gently and effectively nudges the body toward better function by removing bad muscular/tendon, skeletal/ligament patterns. 

A vast majority of patients only require 1-3 visits for negation of most pain; some patients with arthritis/disease/advanced joint damage due to injury or illness may not experience negation and may only experience a reduction to tolerable levels of pain.