1. Brief overview of the history of osteopathy:

Osteopathy is a holistic healing process, developed by Dr. Still was initially developed after the end of the Southern-Northern War (1865) and over time many doctors from America, but also later from Europe, especially from England, joined in order to further develop this diagnostic and therapeutic procedure considerably,

The thought of Dr. Still ,, having lost his wife and children due to deseases such as cholera and typhoid fever caused by the turmoil of war and the conventional medicine of the time which could not help them, was to develop a therapy to help or even heal people suffering from these diseases.

That means:

Osteopathy is based exclusively on the basics (anatomy, physiology) of conventional medicine. The difference is that the osteopath carries out the diagnosis and the resulting therapy with his hands.

2. Subdivision of osteopathic disciplines:

a. Skeletal Osteopathy:

As the name suggests, this refers to the skeletal (bone) system, the muscles and ligaments, the joint capsule as well as the fascia and bursa (bursa), etc.
Using various techniques, the osteopath is able, for example, to loosen tissue adhesions and blockages in the joints (including the spine and pelvis) and to make them mutually compatible again. This means that the tissue can slide against each other again and the joint partners can move freely again.

b. Visceral osteopathy: (viscero; concerning the intestines)

In particular, the internal organs are treated here, which are affected in their mobility or motility, e.g. by adhesions to one another or to the muscles (e.g. the pelvis). This not only changes the movement of the organs, but also the metabolism and thus the function of the affected organs.
Even Hippocrates, Paracelsus and finally also Dr. Still believed that 50% of joint and spine problems stem from the organ system.

c. Cranial osteopathy:

Also known as craniosacral therapy. Among other things, the neural tissue, i.e. the central nervous system (CNS; brain, spinal cord with the exiting pairs of nerves = spinal nerves), the peripheral nervous system (all nerves outside the spinal cord including the vegetative nerves), but also the emotional state of the Patients, especially received.

For which complaints, adults, children, infants, osteopathy can be used:

1. Pain or other musculoskeletal disorders: (muscles, skeleton, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules)

  • Poor posture: scoliotic or muscular,
  • Dysfunction of muscles and joints
  • Headache migraine
  • back pain
  • Chronic joint diseases
  • Neck pain
  • Lumbago, lumbago (lumbago)
  • Pelvic pain (blockage of the ilio-sacral joint)
  • Functional disorders, pain in the jaw joint
  • Contusions, sprains
  • Supportive treatment after hospitalization, after surgery, for rehabilitation treatment
  • Sports injuries

2. Nervous System Pain and Discomfort:

  • Sciatica
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

3. Other disorders:

  • Indigestion
  • circulatory problems
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Discomfort in the ear, nose and throat area: chronic sinusitis, sudden hearing loss, ringing in the ears
  • Prostate disease (urological disease)
  • Bladder weakness
  • Nervous restlessness, sleep disturbances
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Symptoms that occur during or after pregnancy:
  • Postpartum maternal and infant monitoring. (immediately after birth is important)

4. Babies: among other things,

  • Suck and swallow
  • Turning the head only in a certain direction, head flattened, deformed
  • Intestinal cramps, tight stomach
  • Motor disorders: such as the baby only turning to one side at a time