Sleight of Hand Enthüllen
Sleight of hand: osteopathy from A to Z
Back pain, migraines, poor sleep quality, old injuries that constantly remind of themselves - all these are alarm bells that it is time to take care of your body and seek advice from an osteopathic doctor. Remember that everything in our body is interconnected, and if your arm or leg hurts, this does not mean that the reason lies in them, perhaps your vertebrae have shifted or, for example, your pelvis has twisted. As a result, the whole body is in an uncomfortable and unnatural position. As a consequence, ache pain in various areas.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a scientifically proven method by which a doctor acts with his hands on the human body.
All exposure techniques are divided into three groups:
- structural (work with the musculoskeletal system);
- visceral (work with internal organs);
- craniosocral therapy (work with the central nervous system).
The contact goes through the hands. It feels partly like massage, partly like manual practice, but more and more physiological. The basic osteopathic course consists of about 3 thousand manipulations. Before each action, the specialist conducts a test: he probes the tissues, diagnoses the patient's problem and affects the deep layers of tissues.
How did osteopathy appear?
Andrew Taylor Still became the founder of the osteopathic doctrine in the 19th century. His entire family died from meningitis in 1894, which made him extremely disappointed with the traditional approach to treatment. Still was a surgeon by profession, which is why he decided to delve deeper into the secrets of the structure of the human body. As a result, he was able to notice many surprising patterns, but most importantly, he realized that two people should be involved in the treatment - the doctor and the body itself.
Still described his own observations in the book Osteopathy: Research and Practice, which became the manifesto of osteopathy at that time, as it laid down the basic principles of this medical teaching.
The body is a single whole, not a mechanistic set of organ systems. Blood nourishes muscles, muscles hold bones, etc. If the organ is positioned correctly, then it will work correctly. The main thing in osteopathy has become the knowledge of the correct location of organs and the ability to move them from a pathological state to a normal state.
When do you need to see an osteopath?
IdeallyIn the second case, an osteopath must monitor a person's health from the moment of birth, because even with ordinary (uncomplicated) childbirth, the baby is forced to wade into the light through obstacles, and any wrong action, both from the mother and the doctor, will instantly affect the state of his body.
Factors for treatment in children:
- the consequences of birth trauma and surgery;
- enuresis (urinary incontinence);
- the occurrence of seizures and epilepsy syndrome;
- attention deficit;
- nervous disorders;
- delay in psychomotor and speech;
- problems with intellectual maturation;
- neurological ailments;
- ENT diseases;
- disorders of the musculoskeletal system (torticollis, impaired posture, flat feet, etc.);
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Factors for treatment in adults:
- post-traumatic syndrome;
- the consequences of surgical operations;
- painful cramps in the head and migraines;
- dizziness and impaired cerebral blood flow;
- high intracranial pressure;
- ailments of the musculoskeletal system (intercostal neuralgia, sciatica, pain in the joints and in the spine, osteochondrosis);
- chronic gynecological diseases;
- ENT diseases (bronchitis, snoring, rhinitis, hearing problems, ear congestion);
- various diseases of different systems of internal organs dystonia;
- chronic fatigue and exhaustion of the body.
What is osteocecap?
In order to understand this issue, we turned to a doctor of medical rehabilitation, a neurologist of the Osteo Poly Clinic Osteo Poly Clinic, Olga Shalneva. Starting from the first consultation, the osteopath must ensure that:
- how the patient holds his head;
- how to sit on a couch or chair;
- how he keeps his posture.
If necessary, the doctor will also study the results of laboratory tests, ultrasound and tomography. Next, the doctor examines and interviews the patient using a special diagnostic technique. Its essence lies in the fact that the doctor's hands are able to feel the slightest deviations and anomalies in the location of bones and ligaments. An experienced osteopath knows the key points on the body that will signal the organ that needs treatment. By muscle tension, an osteopathic physician is able to read malfunctions in the systems of internal organs.
For therapy, an osteopath selects different types of techniques, which we have already mentioned above. Structural ones are distinguished by a more active, and at the same time, mild effect to relieve spasms and limitation of movements, of coursestey. The doctor uses his hands and support on the spine as leverage. The passive (functional) technique is distinguished by the even greater softness of the doctor's movements, it responds to the natural rhythms of movement in the body (for example, breathing). At first glance, it may seem that the osteopath has absolutely no effect on the patient. But this is not the case. Its impact is much deeper than treatments performed by a chiropractor or massage therapist.
At the end of any osteopathic session, the patient undergoes a special test to compare the initial condition and the improvements that came after delicate medical procedures. As a rule, a treatment session takes from 40 to 120 minutes. A huge plus for the patient is complete relaxation of the whole body during the session and after the procedures. Remember that during an osteopathic session you are not fixing the problem, but only starting the process of change. That is why it is so important to follow all the doctor's recommendations in the next 3-4 days after the session: do not overcool, do not engage in heavy physical exercises, if necessary, perform a set of exercises or tap the body surface.
Where to get osteochekap? Since 2018, osteopaths and relevant specialized clinics are required to undergo compulsory accreditation. Therefore, we recommend that you go for advice to licensed and specialized clinics. For the advisory part in writing the material, the editors turned to the doctors Osteo Poly Clinic.
Price of the issue: from 5000 rubles.
Required frequency: depends on the problem, but at least 2-3 times a year.