Osteopathy (gr. osteon: bone, pathos: suffering)
Your body in balance
Osteopathy is a relatively young gentle manual therapy form in Germany. Contrary to what the root word suggests, the osteopathic approach to therapy encompasses not only the bones, but all tissues and organs of the human body. The aim of osteopathic treatment is to find and eliminate functional and movement restrictions in the body in order to restore the natural balance and thus activate the patient's self-healing powers. Osteopathy therefore does not treat diseases in the true sense of the word, but rather primarily treats movement disorders of the organ system. By health we understand a balance that our body wants to maintain (homeostasis). Through internal and external influences, such as accidents, operations, psychological stress, birth trauma, etc., the balance is also disturbed on a physiological level, which leads to functional disorders. Your body initially compensates for these dysfunctions by adopting gentle postures and other compensatory mechanisms. However, at some point its adaptability reaches its limits and even a small physical or psychological influence is enough to cause disproportionately strong reactions such as cramps, blockages and thus pain.