What is osteopathy?
To the world more than 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath, these patients suffer from a variety of disorders, cervical problems or back pain, joint or muscle pain, sports injuries, recurrent headaches, among others. These patients are pregnant women, children, people suffering from work stress, or pain and stiffness related to old age.
Its objective is to positively influence the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body.
This therapy is a comprehensive approach to healthcare. Osteopaths do not limit ourselves to treating the problem, we use manual techniques to balance all the body systems.
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still established the practice of osteopathy in the late 1800s in the United States, with the goal of using manual techniques to improve circulation and altered biomechanics, without the use of drugs.
The philosophy of Osteopathy is what sets it apart from other medical disciplines. The fundamental principles are based on the fact that all parts of the body work together as in an integrated machinery. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body will adapt to compensate for the restriction and survive in the environment, causing pain or not.
Osteopathic medicine coexists in perfect harmony with allopathic medicine since it respects the body's natural capacity for self-regulation and only intervenes when pain or discomfort is present.