Osteopathy is an independent form of medicine, the diagnosis and treatment of which takes place exclusively with the hands. The patient is considered and examined in its entirety. Every detail is very important, because the body is considered as a holistic system. The treatment approach of osteopathy is to support all systems. That our body function can work in the best possible way. In every second of our daily life our body is in a constant interaction between all body systems. Most of the time it happens in a subconscious way. Only when we are out of balance and the function of an organ, joint or muscle no longer works, we are getting an indication of our body, which is often noticeable by movement restrictions, pain or discomfort. The musculoskeletal system is just as important as the various functions of the internal organs, the composition of the body fluids or the brain functions with the nervous system.
In osteopathy, there are three areas, which are playing a central role.
The Parietal System:
This is the musculoskeletal system consisting of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. With targeted techniques on the musculoskeletal system, the body can be supported so that a new body statics and improved balance can arise.
The visceral System:
All internal organs, such as the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, small intestine, large intestine etc. are part of this system. Many of these organs have vital functions such as metabolic processes, detoxification functions, digestion, hormone production and cell breakdown. They have a close relationship with each other via fascia, arteries, veins, nerves and lymphatics. Therefore, it is important to support their function and eliminate disturbances. That our self-healing power can work as best as possible and our body can quickly regenerate and reorganize himself.
The cranial System:
It contains our skull bones, the brain, the nervous system and the meninges. These wrap the spinal cord up to our coccyx. Since no muscle or organ would work without being controlled by our brain and nervous system, the body should be supported in order to achieve a faster recovery and reorganization.