medicine is a unique system in natural medicine developed in America by
Dr. James Taylor Still, which has spread worldwide. On 1st July 1993,
Queen Elizabeth signed the Osteopaths Bill, making Osteopathy the first
alternative health care system to achieve statutory recognition in
Europe. Combining joint manipulation, physical therapy, and postural
re-education, Osteopathy is effective in treating spinal and joint
pathologies, arthritis, digestive disorders, menstrual problems and
considers and treats the patient as a whole rather than narrowly
focusing on a specific ailment. Doctors of osteopathic medicine believe
that the structure of the body is intimately related to function and
are subject to a wide range of disorders. In treating patients,
osteopathic doctors utilise various forms of gentle physical
manipulation, which allow the body’s innate self-healing
mechanism to operate more efficiently.
Osteopathy is very effective in treating pain and chronic illness, it
typically looks for the deeper causes underlying serious health
conditions. One example is coronary heart disease. Osteopathy views
this disease as having a muscular skeletal component, and with
appropriate manipulation substantial benefits can result.
that benefit from osteopathic treatment:
has confirmed what has already been observed through practical
application, viz. that there are few health concerns that cannot
benefit from Osteopathic care. Osteopathic treatment can help resolve
conditions that previously failed to respond to medication and surgery.