Immediate Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments on Immune Function in a Healthy Population: A Pilot Study

dc.contributor.advisorStoll, Scott
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSimecka, Jerry
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAtkinson, Barbara
dc.creatorJohn, Janice Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T21:49:55Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T21:49:55Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-01
dc.date.submitted2014-02-11T06:49:11-08:00
dc.description.abstractJanice Thomas, D.O., M.S. Immediate Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments on Immune Function in a Healthy Population: A Pilot Study. Master of Science (Clinical Research and Education – OMM), May 2006, 75 pp, 3 tables, 5 figures, 66 references, 24 titles. Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the immediate effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on immune function in a healthy population. Methods: This was a randomized, blinded and controlled clinical trial. 50 healthy individuals, ages 18 to 40, were recruited. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups: OMT or Rest (control). Blood and saliva samples were collected pre and post-intervention (thirty minutes of OMT or Rest). Samples were analyzed for a CBC, salivary IgA, and various lymphocyte populations. Results: This study successfully demonstrated the feasibility of this protocol. No statistically significant differences in outcome measures were identified between the two groups, nor were any apparent trends identified. Conclusion: This study established a framework for future research investigating the effects OMT on acute and chronic infection, chronic pain, and immunocompromised populations in human and/or animal populations.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/29614
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectAlternative and Complementary Medicine
dc.subjectHemic and Immune Systems
dc.subjectImmune System Diseases
dc.subjectImmunity
dc.subjectImmunology and Infectious Disease
dc.subjectInvestigative Techniques
dc.subjectLife Sciences
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectOsteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy
dc.subjectRehabilitation and Therapy
dc.subjectSomatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Practices
dc.subjectTherapeutics
dc.subjectImmediate effects
dc.subjectosteopathic manipulative treatments
dc.subjectOMM
dc.subjectimmune function
dc.subjecthealthy population
dc.subjectOMT
dc.titleImmediate Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments on Immune Function in a Healthy Population: A Pilot Study
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thesis.degree.departmentGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineClinical Research and Education: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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