Osteopathy is one of the directions of the manualtherapy, which consists in the influence of hands on the anatomical structure of the human body. In Russia, it first appeared in the nineties of the last century, and today it has become a fashionable method of treatment, which, in fact, brings relief to many patients.
More than 130 years ago, the American physician-surgeon A.Still has developed a whole complex of special methods for diagnosing and treating many diseases with the help of hands. He also formulated and formulated the basic principles of this method of treatment, which are relevant to this day.
The first principle of osteopathy is thatthe whole body of a person is regarded as a whole, a single organism. "By itself, the body can not suffer, the whole body suffers," argued A. Stille. Therefore, for a doctor working in this direction, it is important to pinpoint exactly the cause of the violation that has arisen.
The second principle states that the work of the organ and its structure are closely dependent on each other.
The third principle of osteopathy suggests that, in order for the organ to be healthy, its regular correct work is necessary.
Osteopathic medicine is recognized as one of the mostthe most effective approaches to the treatment of many diseases without drugs, in particular diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, diseases of many organs. Its main medical arsenal is special medical equipment, and the main medical device is the doctor's hands. They can catch the most subtle changes in the human body and with the help of special effects to help eliminate these violations. Well, then the body itself will carry out a correction of its work.
Osteopathy: for and against. But doctors who adhere to traditional medicine and osteopaths insist that their treatment should be aimed at mobilizing internal human resources.
Traditional medicine and osteopathy, reviews aboutwhich in the broad masses and the scientific community are sufficiently contradictory, in essence, are complementary approaches to the problem of health. If traditional medicine, basically, treats already come disease, then osteopathic is designed to identify and eliminate the cause of this disease even at the initial stage of its occurrence.
Sensitive hands of the doctor can catch the changesin the body, even the newborn, and this is especially important. Perinatal encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, minimal brain dysfunction ... A threat and early development of these diseases can determine osteopathy for children. Reviews about the activities of medicine in this direction suggest that an osteopathic doctor can help a child before a pediatrician and a neurologist.
The diagnostic approach is one of the most importantdirections of activity in osteopathic medicine. It consists in "listening" to the human body, conducting static and dynamic tests, general and local study of the body. After all, sometimes the patient complains of pain in the essences, and he, it turns out, there were failures in one of the internal organs. The organism is a single whole, and if changes have occurred in one system, one must search for the cause in another.
The methods of diagnosis and treatment of an osteopathic doctor are the impact on the spine of the patient, his joints, internal organs, head, muscles, tendons, ligaments.
Who can help osteopathy? The opinions of doctors who adhere to traditional medicine are ambiguous, but they also agree that with the help of an osteopathic doctor, it is possible to treat disorders of individual functions of organs and systems. For example, with his help you can raise the lowered internal organ, and he will start to work correctly. Or to remove vegetative-vascular disorders, or ailments caused by stress. If the patient has severe headaches, dizziness and palpitations, tinnitus, memory and sleep disturbances, then help should be sought from such a doctor. With it, you can reduce the swelling of the tissues, cure circulatory disorders, improve the outflow of venous blood and lymph. Osteochondrosis can be treated by methods of osteopathy, posture disorder, consequences of previous cerebral trauma, for example, concussion of the brain.
However, not all cases can help osteopathy. Contraindications to its use are with serious violations of cerebral circulation, acute and chronic heart failure, bleeding. A self-respecting osteopathic doctor will never promise to cure a patient with an open form of tuberculosis, malignant neoplasms, a blood disease system. Acute bacterial infection, mental disorders, he also can not cure, it needs the help of traditional medical medicine.
Osteopathy: for and against. It is difficult to determine what's more. But the patient is looking for help, and the doctor is obliged to help him. Various methods known to him, techniques and techniques.