The three tenets of Osteopathic Medicine are:
- the body must be treated as a whole unit, including its connection to mind and spirit;
- structure and function are interrelated; and
- the body has a natural inclination to heal itself.
Therefore, prevention and wellness are central to osteopathy. Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) go through educational training similar to allopathic (MD) doctors, and are similarly licensed to practice a full scope of medicine in any specialty of choice. However, DO physicians are also trained in a variety of different manual medicine techniques, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, Reiki, trigger points, Rolfing and Therapeutic Touch. Manual medicine can help to change the resting tension in a muscle or tendon, change or “reset” a trigger point, alter the tension or torque within a ligament or fascial plane, change the alignment or asymmetry of bones or joints, help to alter structures that are impinging on nerves, release suppressed emotion that may be held in the my fascial tissues, open up blocked energetic channels, and improve lymphatic flow, visceral function, cerebral spinal fluid flow and immune function.
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