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This page is dedicated to knowledge sharing. It is the only good that multiplies when it is divided… Ignorance is the cradle of fear, hatred as well as violence. Opening up to new horizons is always rewarding. Over the years, the following books have taught and brought me a lot, both in my life as an osteopathic practitioner and in my personal life. Today, I share with you my favorites.


The subjects are as diverse as they are varied: health and well-being of coursent, but also philosophy, society, osteopathy, personal development and cooking are in the spotlight! The links will make your job easier, but you can also find all these books at your bookstore.

Good reading !  

Four-handed osteopathy: a new perspective for osteopathic medicine. 

Laurie Ammirati - Alain Bernard

"Four-handed osteopathy, where two therapists intervene simultaneously, is a method already explored by some osteopaths. This is the first time that a book is specifically dedicated to this unique collaborative approach. It thus appears that this practice, in acting simultaneously in several places and systems of the body, allows the effectiveness, speed and durability of treatments to be increased tenfold. The collaboration between two therapists leads to a more subtle and deeper understanding of the healing mechanisms involved in health. beyond its therapeutic potential, four-handed osteopathy proves to be a powerful research tool and a valuable avenue for the transmission of our art. The work presents a modernized and in-depth perspective of the fundamental principles of osteopathy, enriched by biology and neuroscience. It offers in detail 4-handed adjustment techniques dedicated to the entire body as well as specific treatments, ranging from pediatrics to post-covid care through the cure of spondylolisthesis for example. Every student of osteopathy, every osteopath, should be able to consult this work, in order to enrich their practice and their understanding of the mechanisms that govern the balance of health."



The genius in your genes

Dawson Church


This book - which is based on more than 300 scientific studies - shows how to manage our health and well-being through thoughts and emotions that raise our level of vitality and happiness. ... He applies these discoveries to health and sports performance.


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The secret life of trees

Peter Wohlleben


The book evokes the different facets of the forest world. The author shows that trees are able to communicate with each other through smells and electrical signals, as well as through their roots. He indicates that they help each other and would have a form of memory.



Free your brain 

Idriss Aberkane


In Free Your Brain, Idriss Aberkane dissects how our brain works. He uses different studies that illustrate how conditioned and manipulated we are. It also shows how, with simple neuroergonomic tools, we can be freer and more fulfilled.



Thoughts for myself

Marc Aurelius


The Thoughts for Myself were written in Greek by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, between 170 and 180 AD. JC, often during his military campaigns. They were originally intended to be destroyed upon the death of their author. But they have gone beyond the status of a simple diary, to become a major work of Stoic philosophy.



Towards happy sobriety

Pierre Rabhi


"I was then twenty years old, and modernity appeared to me as an immense imposture." In this work, Pierre Rabhi brings his testimony on what he calls “happy sobriety”, taken as a real value of well-being, a force of physical and moral liberation.



The ability to love yourself

Elsa Cayat


The ultimate book of the "Charlie Hebdo shrink", murdered in the January 7th killings. To be able to love the other and to be loved, one must first be able to love oneself. An anti-hate breviary, to no longer live in an "uninhabited" world.



Buddha's teaching

Walpola Rahula


The book that he was good enough to ask me to present to the Western public is an enlightening exposition, accessible to all, of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine, such as they are found in the oldest texts, those which are called in Sanskrit "the Tradition" (Agana) and in Pali "the canonical Corpus" (Nikaya), and to which Reverend Rahula, who possesses an incomparable knowledge of them, refers constantly and almost exclusively.



Sapiens a brief history of mankind

Yuval Noah Harari


Harari distinguishes three essential revolutions in the evolution of the “Wise Man”: the cognitive revolution 70,000 years ago, the agricultural revolution 12,000 years ago, and the engaged scientist 500 years earlier. From a simple approach, the 500 pages can be read in one go, with passion as far as I'm concerned.



The Prophet

Khalil Gibran 


A limpid language, evocative and strong images: through the teaching of Al-Mustafa emerge some of the treasures of the human experience. Nothing escapes the lesson of the Sage: love, joy, freedom, pain, self-knowledge, beauty, couple, passion, death...



How everything can fall apart

Pablo Servigne


By putting words to intuitions shared by many of us, this book restores intelligibility to the phenomena of "crises" that we experience, and above all, restores meaning to our time. Because today, utopia has changed sides: a utopian is someone who believes that everything can continue as before.



The secret

Rhonda Byrne


Rhonda Byrne explains how to use the process of creating the law of attraction to attract whatever we want into our lives, showing us how to control our thoughts.



The praise of flight

Henri Laborit


"To revolt is to run to one's loss, because revolt, if it takes place in a group, immediately finds a hierarchical scale of submission within the group, and revolt, alone, quickly leads to the submission of the rebel. ...All that's left is the escape. »



Discourse on Method

René Descartes


The Discourse on Method is both a testimony and a promise. Descartes tells how he found "the true method to achieve knowledge of all the things of which (my) mind would be capable", and he undertakes to make good use of it to cultivate his reason and progress in truth.



The alchemist

Paolo Coelho


Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd, goes in search of treasure buried at the foot of the Pyramids. When he meets the Alchemist in the desert, he teaches him to listen to his heart, to read the signs of destiny and, above all, to go after his dream.



The Four Toltec Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz


The four Toltec agreements give us the keys to overcome fear, hatred, judgment, limiting beliefs imposed by our domesticated society by inviting us to go in search of our deep and true identity in order to find our personal freedom and thus walk towards a life of happiness, joy and unconditional love.



The memory water of our emotions

Masaru Emoto


In this new work, Masaru Emoto continues his revolutionary research on the power of water, on its ability to "imprint" any information it receives: written, oral or musical. ... The book includes 54 pages of color photos, which are all evidence supporting his argument.



The man who wanted to be happy

Laurent Gounelle 


This book is the story of a man on vacation in Bali who decides, a few days before his return, to meet a healer, the revelations of the old sage will then turn his life upside down...



My essential oil bible

Daniele Festy


Nothing better than aromatherapy to prevent and treat nasty ailments. The challenge of this unconventional medical discipline is to intelligently use essential oils whose active ingredients primarily strengthen the immune system. In her guide My essential oil bible, Danièle Festy prepares users to precisely define their needs. After this essential step, she orients on the right plant and prescribes the ideal dosage. This serious work allows you to find health and well-being.



Half of the sky

Nicholas D. Kristof / Shreyl Wu Dunn


It tells us what millions of women go through beyond our borders: sexual slavery, honor killings, mutilation, rape. ... A breathtaking book that shows us that the oppression of women is not inevitable. Half the Sky was an exceptional success in the United States.



Heal everything with 16 essential oils

Francoise Couic Marinier


16 essential oils, not one more, to treat everyday ailments! For each, its indications, precautions and uses by sphere (anti-infectives, ENT, digestion, etc.). In the end, 300 formulas to prepare from these 16 oils, for health, but also beauty, home, cooking, veterinary care... with testimonials, anecdotes, results of scientific studies.



The Larousse Bible of Grandmothers' Secrets

Martina Krcmar


In the villages, formerly, rare were the cases where one appealed to the doctor. The virtues of plants have been well known for generations...

We used nettle against respiratory problems, we did dandelion cures to detoxify the body, we used arnica to treat wounds, aloe poultices to relieve burns… We cleaned everything in the house, thanks to baking soda, vinegar, lemon… Gardening was practiced by observing nature and respecting it. For the kitchen, we knew how to take advantage of seasonal products, and how to best preserve them.



The encyclopedia of medicinal plants

Tina Cecchini


How to treat or relieve fatigue, gastric acidity, acne, anxiety... all the little health problems without medication?

Botanical specialist, the author gives you in this book the secrets of plants as different and varied as mint or fir, linden or valerian or even sage or basil, and offers you very effective recipes, adapted to each problem and each person.



The lithotherapy dictionary

Reynald Georges Boschiero


Since 1992, the Dictionary of stones used in lithotherapy has established itself as the reference work. Deeply updated in 1999, it is further improved in this new, completely revised edition. With around fifteen new species studied, it now includes more than 250 healing stones and crystals. The properties of each of the stones have been completed and reorganized in a clearer and more methodical presentation.



Birth of Osteopathy

Carol Trowbridge


She makes us discover the hard life of the pioneers of the American West at the time of the youth of Still, and how this young doctor, dissatisfied with the medicine of his time, evolved during his meetings and his multiple experiences. .



Leonardo da Vinci Biography

Serge Bramly 


Leonardo da Vinci was undoubtedly this universal man of whom the Renaissance dreamed. The painter-sculptor was also a musician, engineer, architect, anatomist, astronomer, mathematician, director, writer, geologist...



Osteopathy for all

Celia Le Dressay


Like Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathy, who defined our discipline as "the law of matter, movement and spirit", Célia Le Dressay, osteopath DO, has wonderfully transmitted to us the matter, the movement and the spirit of osteopathy by means of a comic strip. It is with perfect delicacy that Célia handles self-mockery and leads her constant bias towards popularization, without ever falling into the vulgar. The osteopathic spirit, "the breath" permeates each of the pages of this book.



Eat better and better from 0 to 100 years old

Henri Joyeux 


Nutritional advice for adopting a healthy and balanced diet, with information on the digestive tract, legumes, dairy products, gluten, drinks, the different meals of the day and the main food ailments: diabetes, obesity, cancers and autoimmune diseases.



The essence of Ho'oponopono

Maria-Elisa Hurtado-Graciet 


This message, Ho'oponopono invites us to experience it in our daily lives. He offers us a new way of being in life where the most important thing is to develop inner peace. It will then spread around us and bring the change we want in the world around us.



The Encyclopedia of Relative and Absolute Knowledge 

Bernard Werber 


The Encyclopedia of Relative and Absolute Knowledge is a work of fiction presenting itself as encyclopaedic, resulting from the imagination of the French writer Bernard Werber.



Physiological bases of osteopathy

Irvin M Korr 


This book is a collection of the most important articles published by Professor Irvin Korr, Ph.D., eminent American physiologist. These texts cover research carried out at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1944 to 1975. Doctor Korr has devoted more than thirty years of his life as a researcher to trying to scientifically highlight the neurobiological mechanisms brought into play by manipulative therapies, bringing thus to osteopathy a scientific justification and above all a new physiological conception of the osteopathic lesion.



Foods that heal

Sophie Lacoste 


Did you know:

- That lemon is a super powerful antiseptic?

- That honey heals burns?

- That olive oil limits cardiovascular diseases?

- That vinegar has dozens of therapeutic indications?

Fruits, vegetables and other health foods: here is finally, for all those who get lost in the thousand and one nutrition tips, the reference guide.



Yoga for dummies

Georg Feuerstein / Larry Payne 


Long considered the domain of Hindu mystics, yoga is actually practiced by all kinds of people. Athletes, pregnant women, patients with back pain, people under stress or in search of bodily and spiritual plenitude... all have occasional or regular recourse to yoga, a guarantee of good health and balance.



How i see the world

Albert Einstein


This book reports, from texts written between 1930 and 1935, on the major issues on which this solitary genius wished to explain himself publicly: pacifism, the fight against National Socialism, the defense of Judaism, religion and science. , moral culture, education…



My permaculture balcony

Hervé Chabert


The principle of permaculture is simple: Observe and imitate nature to satisfy the needs of the garden in order to cultivate your vegetable garden and take a big step towards autonomy by producing your vegetables and fruits. Why not jump on your balcony?



The discreet charm of the intestine

Giulia Enders


With humor and insolence Giulia Enders skilfully retraces the journey of food, from the mouth to the anus. Based on the latest research and the most amazing experiences, she takes a detailed tour of the digestive tract.



The belly our second brain

Fabrice Papillon / Héloïse Rambert


The belly conceals a treasure: a second brain! If the one at the top thinks, projects and reflects, the one at the bottom, populated by billions of neurons, watches over our digestion and acts on its side. ... More surprisingly, the activity of the belly would influence our personality and our choices, would make us shy or reckless.



The magic of storage

Marie Kondo


In The Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo recounts what has changed in the lives of her clients since they put their homes in order, and some of the transformations are truly impressive. We then realize that tidying up is only the beginning and that the best is yet to come.



Ouch, my ancestors!

Anne Ancelin Schutzenberg


This fascinating book full of examples is part of the great research in integrative psychotherapy. It particularly highlights the transgenerational links, the anniversary syndrome, the secret unspoken and its transformation into a devastating unthought.



Life in abundance

Irene Grosjean


This lady is almost 90 years old. She gives you her 60 years of experience and research in the field of health. For Irène Grosjean, life and health are simple. And she is determined to make it known. She has proven over her long career as a naturopathic doctor that the body works in a very simple way.



100% brain

Eric R. Braverman


For this specialist in the body-mind link, the decline in physical and intellectual faculties, mood disorders and most of the health problems that appear with age are explained by an imbalance in the chemistry of the brain. Our personality, our emotions but also our health depend on it.



Biological decoding of diseases 

Christian Fleche


Our body has everything in it: the origin, meaning, maintenance and prevention of disease. Our body, physical - psychic - emotional - energetic, has in it all the questions and all the answers! Christian Flèche explains how disease is the result of certain biological principles. The symptom is the reaction of adaptation to an unfinished event which freezes in time. From an enemy, he then becomes a precious ally. It precisely indicates the origin of the disorder and therefore makes it possible to act at the root.



Physiology and essential oils 

Arnaud Gea / Philippe Banel



You use essential oils, but you want to understand how they work on our body?

The detailed answers to these questions and many others can be found in this book, a veritable work of aromatherapy coupled with a textbook of physiology. It presents the main physiological functions of the human body from a point of view that is both scientific and accessible.



Brain and nature

Michel Le Van Quyen


Why does a walk in the forest reduce stress? The sounds, the smells of nature, the animal presence do us good, but by which circuits? Is our ability to fight against diseases amplified at certain seasons? We feel confusedly that the beauty of the world is a source of benefits, without always measuring the fascinating, diverse and subtle science at work: it was time to reveal it



Introduction to permaculture 

Bill Molison


Permaculture is a philosophy and an approach to land use aimed at designing ecologically sustainable living spaces and activities. Drawing inspiration from natural ecosystems, permaculture establishes favorable interactions between the components of the sites for which it designs the development: humans and their needs, the territory and its characteristics, the annual and perennial plants that grow there, animals, soils, microclimates, water, etc.

By connecting these elements, it forms associations that are productive, resilient and as autonomous as possible.



Clay that heals 

Raymond Dextreit


Clay is truly a miraculous earth: it relieves and heals at the same time. All over the world, men have always used this almost inexhaustible mineral to heal themselves. We can treat (almost) everything with clay, the reader will discover it with astonishment and curiosity. Guided in complete safety thanks to detailed and precise advice, he will learn how to use it in the form of a drink or a poultice, and how to treat easily and effectively the most common disorders and illnesses (osteoarthritis, fever, colitis, depression. ..) as injuries, contusions and miscellaneous accidents.



Awakening your inner power

Anthony Robbins


The awakening of your inner power: To achieve success, you must succeed in acquiring control of your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, therefore your whole life, this is what Anthony offers you. Robbins: Catch your dreams.



Programming yourself to heal

Dr. Yann Rougier


Can we prevent the onset of cancer? Reduce the side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy? Yes, by changing our lifestyle, very gradually, smoothly. Eating better, breathing better, keeping stress at bay and managing emotions that are too strong or too old and which overwhelm us: this is what Deltamedicine offers.



From child to adult

Barbara-Ann Hubert 


In a child-adult relationship, how can you cultivate authenticity conducive to the joy and fulfillment of each? How to accompany the child so that he develops his own resources? How do we respond to the needs and certain questions of the child when, as adults, we have to manage our frustration or our guilt? Through the prism of psychology, child psychoanalysis and the family system, through spirituality and non-violent communication, the authors approach…


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The best medicine, it's you!

Dr Frederic Saldmann


Contrary to excessive and systematic medicalization, our body is indeed without our knowing it our greatest resource. It has incredible abilities, infinitely more effective than many drugs. These powers, you just have to activate them. By discovering healing movements, real healthy foods, the secret of sequential fasting, forgetting about diets, compressing certain neuralgic points in our body, changing posture...

This book gives the keys to taking control of your health and consolidating all the areas that make it up (diet, weight, allergies, sleep, sexuality, aging, etc.) in order to better protect yourself with the means at your fingertips, to get through disease and enjoy life to the full.


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Osteo gym postures that heal 

Dr Marc Perez


Thanks to this fully illustrated book, learn to practice daily and at your own pace the postures and exercises that will do you good. In this 100% visual guide: information to understand the origin of your pain and properly diagnose it; 6 osteo-gym techniques from the practice of Dr Marc Perez: yoga, qi gong, stretching, shortening, muscle strengthening...; 50 accessible and fully illustrated postures and exercises to set up your daily osteo-gym routine to relieve and prevent your muscle and joint problems.


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Chair yoga for seniors over 60 

Jonathan Price


Yoga exercises allow seniors to stay active and improve muscle strength and flexibility without risking muscle fatigue. Several studies reveal that the benefits of yoga for the elderly are numerous. Statistics show that 14 million people practicing yoga in the United States are over the age of 50, while 87% of older yogis say yoga helps relieve back pain.


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