Osteopathy is a medical diagnosis and treatment system that uses holistic, manual techniques. The human organism is considered as a unit in osteopathy. An attempt is made to correct dysfunctions by means of techniques targeted to activate the body's own self-healing powers. Often, pain is felt in one place, whereas the cause of the discomfort is elsewhere. Thus, disorders of one body zone can also have a negative effect on other body zones. Therefore, osteopathy is not focused on individual symptoms, but tries to combine these symptoms into one overall picture. It's not just about restoring health, it's also about prevention.
Osteopathy is essentially subdivided into three systems: craniosacral osteopathy (movements between the skull and the spinal canal up to the sacrum), parietal osteopathy (musculoskeletal system) and visceral osteopathy (internal organs).
This is a very gentle and effective form of treatment that works by means of the craniosacral rhythm (fine pulsation of the cerebrospinal fluid). The cerebrospinal fluid has its own rhythm and nourishes, protects and moves our nervous system, from the cranium to the sacrum. Stagnation in cerebrospinal fluid supply can affect both physical and mental health. Craniosacral osteopathy therapy activates natural healing mechanisms to help strengthen the immune system and improve hormonal balance. Pain, emotional and mental disorders are to be alleviated and blockages be resolved.
This part of osteopathy deals with the musculoskeletal system, including the examination and treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and fascia (thin layer of connective tissue that envelops muscles and organs). These structures can be damaged by trauma or compromised by (defective) compensations by other structures. Common symptoms of the parietal system may include disc herniation, shoulder joint problems, knee joint problems, and problems with the cervical spine and lumbar spine. Osteopathy treats these dysfunctions and thereby tries to restore a balance between the joints and the muscles as well as the other structures of the entire musculoskeletal system.
Visceral osteopathy focuses on the treatment of internal organs. All organs are wrapped in connective tissue structures and are in communication with other organs. To fullfill their function they move in their own rhythm. Perfect function requires perfect mobility. For example, if the stomach or bowel is impaired in its function, it can lead to indigestion. Typical indications for visceral osteopathy are gastrointestinal complaints, reflux, lung problems (asthma, bronchitis), menstrual cramps, scar tissue after surgery and much more. The goal of the treatment is to increase the vitality of the organ, to activate self-healing powers, to stimulate the lymphatic drainage, to improve the blood circulation and the venous drainage, etc.
Osteopahty for Children
Disorders of the craniosacral system can be influenced in particular during infancy. For example, cranial asymmetries resulting from a birth trauma can be treated and this timely or early treatment can have a significant impact on the child's development.
Other Areas of Application
Migraines and headaches, digestive problems (heartburn, irritable stomach, irritable bowel syndrome), craniomandibular dysfunction (temporomandibular joint), menstrual cramps, having children, asthma, back pain, herniated disc, ischialgia, tinnitus, dizziness, fertility problems (desire to have children) and much more.
Partial or full reimbursements for osteopathic treatments are granted by many public health insurance companies.
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