Different Theories On How It Works
It is often said that the Osteopaths function is to set the body up to heal itself. This treatment modality, called Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT), restores the bodys normal function in order to promote well-being.
The main principles of osteopathic medical treatment include the following:
|The human body is a unit in which no part functions independently. Abnormal structure or function in one part of the body exerts unfavorable influences on the other parts and, therefore, on the body as a whole. This holistic view accentuates the idea that the body is not a compilation of independent compartments, but is a community of interrelated organs and systems that work intricately with one another.|
|When faced with stress and disease, the body is able to regulate and heal itself and adapt to the situation at hand. The bodys ability to fluctuate and adapt to stress determines the degree and state of its own health.|
|Proper functioning of all body organs and systems depends on the integrating forces of the nervous and circulatory systems.|
Conditions It Works Best For
Osteopathic medicine is not limited to osteopathic manipulative therapy, but includes the same medical and surgical therapies as conventional medicine. Therefore, any and all medical conditions can be treated by a DO.