Osteopathy is a manual system of health care
That addresses mobility restrictions that can affect the different structures of the human body. Osteopathy is foremost a holistic manual approach that treats the whole person, rather than looking at only a part of the individual.
The 4 guiding principles of osteopathy:
- Unit of function: The body is viewed as a whole. A wounded organ will affect the whole organism.
- Power of self-healing: The body tends to self-regulate, in any situation. It always seeks natural ways to regain its balance.
- Relation between structure and function: If an organ becomes dysfunctional because of an external attack, the surrounding structure, even if not immediate, can lose its flexibility and its freedom of movement.
- Paramount importance of arteries: To function optimally, the body needs fluids that will bring nutrients and rid organic waste.
The osteopathy diagnosis is reached through manual contact and attention being paid to the body. The osteopathy practitioner uses manual techniques to remove restrictions, release adhesions and allow the body to regain essential mobility.
Osteopathy can be a great help for the following conditions:
- Neck pain, back pain, lumbago, scoliosis, sprain, plantar fasciitis, joint pain, muscle pain
- Cervicobrachial neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, cruralgia, sciatica
- Sinusitis, headaches, vertigo, dizziness, respiratory problems, asthma, pneumonia, jaw pain, occlusion problems
- Lower limb circulation problems, venous and lymphatic congestion
- Reflux problems, difficult digestion, bloating, constipation, chronic diarrhea
- Stress, anxiety, hyper nervousness, sleep problems
- After-effects of trauma: scar adhesions, falls, accidents, post-surgery tissue repair, sports injuries