Health is inherent within our bodies when the structure and function of the body are in balance. Restrictions and tensions of the thoracic cage and spine will impair breathing mechanics, leading to poor oxygen exchange and impairment to drainage from the lungs, making it difficult to resolve infections.
Improving the balance of the musculo-skeletal, circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems will play a role in increasing immunity, supported by a healthy diet and appropriate natural remedies. Dr Still, the father of Osteopathy, said the fascia of our body to be “the place in which diseases germinate and develop the seeds of sickness’. This connecting tissue wraps our cells, muscles, organs, bones, arteries, veins and nerves holding our bodies together.
Osteopathic treatment will release tensions in the fascias of our body, allowing the fluids to flow in and out, delivering nutrients, removing waste and allowing for optimal neural input. If the structures of our body are free to move there will be no impediment to the flow of health within the tissues of our body.
Well-maintained cars are reliable (and safe). Do we question the need to have our cars serviced along with the mandatory warrant of fitness? Our health is our greatest asset and whilst our bodies have an inherent ability to move towards health sometimes they need some osteopathic guidance to prevent symptoms. Supporting your body with osteopathic treatment, releasing tensions and rebalancing the nervous system, may aid restful sleep, improve energy and assist in management of stress and anxiety.