Osteopathy is a holistic and non-invasion alternative medicine which emphasizes self-healing. The relationship between structure and function within the body and that all aspects of the body must work together to provide overall wellbeing. The basis of the osteopathic approach is healing by returning the whole organism to the original state of natural health by the multiple manual techniques, using as for osteopathic diagnostic and treatment, Starting from the anatomical basis of the human body structure, osteopathy also affects physiology, and even biophysical and psychological aspects of biological objects, resulting in the natural patterns of health rehabilitation. Usually, methods of osteopathy have the feature to be soft and extended in time. The manipulations such as rhythmic stretching, pressure, traction, and resistance aim to improve blood circulation and lymph flow, help free up joints, tight muscles, and tethered nerves.
The effect of osteopathy may not occur immediately but usually leads to sustained changes in the body. In other words, osteopathy can be called a contact with the body by touch, resulting in the harmonization of the affected structures, by returning to the physiological mechanisms of life.
Osteopathy can provide relief to a wide range of conditions:
- muscle pain
- point pain
- sports injuries
- work strains
- digestive problems