140 years ago, the American doctor Dr. Andrew Taylor Still the principles of osteopathy. Since then, osteopathy has continued to develop, in the USA as well as in Europe and other parts of the world.
Osteopathy is an independent form of medicine that is used to identify and treat functional disorders. The osteopathic treatment is done exclusively with the hands. The patient is viewed in his entirety – on the one hand in the unity of body, mind and soul and on the other hand in his physical unity on all levels.
The approach of osteopathy
The principle of osteopathy relates on the one hand to the mobility of the body in its entirety, and on the other hand to the natural movements of the tissues, the individual body parts and organ systems and their interaction. Every part of the body, every organ needs a lot of freedom of movement to function optimally.
From the perspective of osteopathy, if mobility is restricted, tissue tension and subsequent functional disorders arise. From the point of view of osteopathy, the organism can no longer compensate for the sum of these malfunctions – complaints arise.