SHA Magazine Natural therapies
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a natural and holistic therapy that combines a series of manual practices aimed at relieving pain and promoting health and wellness through the body rebalancing and reviving the own healing mechanisms of the body.
How does osteopathy work?
Osteopathy is based on all body systems working together. They are all related and a system disorder may affect the operation of the others. Therefore, the treatment of osteopathy works for all body systems in an integrated manner: spine, joints, nervous system, muscle, viscera skull and even to improve the general health of patients.
How is osteopathy today?
Osteopathy today is a combination of classic osteopathy treatments with more modern and advanced manual techniques, making an avant-garde structural and effective osteopathic treatment. To achieve greater benefits of osteopathy, we use a unique technique in which the osteopath works from the classical viewpoint of standardization articulate, ie adjusting structural mechanics, while employing innovative fascial therapy, art vanguard using fascial tissue as a way to endure any treatment, especially in those chronic pain problems.
What is the fascia and how it works?
The fascia is the structure that connects all tissues of the body as a three-dimensional network. A fascia in good condition helps us to defend ourselves from the disease, as through it is given the expansion of arteries, vessels and nerves, cell interaction and the nutritional contribution of all tissues. However, the fascia simultaneously stores different associated trauma and has the ability to extend pain throughout the body. For this reason, be dealt properly fascia if you do persist over time the improvement obtained in any type of dysfunction. Key to this is the work of the abdominal and thoracic cavity, elastifying restrictions and adhesions, releasing digestive organs, respiratory and gynecological punishments under prolonged by bad habits, diseases or symptoms such as stress and anxiety.
Applications of osteopathy
- Osteopathy for chronic pain and fibromyalgia
- Osteopathy for acute injuries: sciatica, sprains…
- Osteopathy for headaches and migraines
- Osteopathy for stomach pain and digestive problems such as hiatal hernias, constipation, gas, cystitis, painful periods, and so on.
- Osteopathy for pregnant women
*Article written by José Luis Aarab, osteopath at SHA Wellness Clinic.