What is Osteopathy
This is its definition according to the Dorland medical dictionary (pag 1347):
A system of therapy founded by Andrew Taylor Still (1828 - 1917) based on the theory that the body can make its own remedies against disease and other toxic conditions when it is in normal structural relationship and has favorable environmental conditions and adequate nutrition.
It uses generally accepted physical, medicinal, and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, while placing chief emphasis of maintenance of normal body mechanics and on manipulative methods of detecting and correcting faulty structure.
The choice of Osteopathy as a method of intervention is dictated by reasons related to my professional experience.
Over the years I have personally made use of many manual methods to finally realize that all derive from or are a subset of a more complex system: Osteopathy.
In fact Osteopathy includes techniques aimed at solving problems of the structure (bones, muscles, joints), of the viscera and of the craniosacral system in particular.
That is, unlike most other more sectorial methods, Osteopathy can be considered TCC that makes it unique in its kind.
In other words, with Osteopathy it is possible to treat the body as a whole.
For this reason Osteopathy can be considered the mother of all forms of manual medicine and without doubt one of the most effective, if not the most effective, in the treatment of functional disorders.
Furthermore Osteopathy is a valuable addition to a medical treatment, diagnosis and clinical indications are evaluated with the patient's GP and specialists in order to establish coordinated therapeutic lines and not run into contraindications to treatment.