Balance | Self-healing | Mind-Body-Spirit
Osteopathy was developed in the 19th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still who believed most medications were ineffective and even harmful. He recognized the body’s ability to heal itself and stressed preventative medicine, proper diet and physical activity. A simple prescription, but innovative at the time.
Why it Works The body relies upon physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cognitive health. Each structure in the musculoskeletal system supports the body’s proper function along with the unrestricted flow of lymphatic, vascular, and neurological fluids. When the body is in balance, it has the ability to heal itself without chemical intervention.
How it Works Osteopaths palpate the body to seek out areas that are restricted (not moving normally) or constricted (strangled or squeezed). These areas may be in the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive or nervous system. By releasing these areas, pain is minimized and balance is restored enabling the body to self-heal.
Osteopathy has been successful in treating migraines, dysmenorrheal, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pain and diseases.