Good circulation is essential in order for the body to get proper nutrients, and for the removal of waste products. Lack of movement leads to the development of stasis, congestion of bodily fluids and pain and other problems appear. The movement may get restricted due to distortion of a tissue after an injury or due to the pull from some other tight structure that did not heal properly after an old injury.
Osteopathy embraces the philosophy that the body has an innate or natural ability to self-regulate and to heal itself. The key factor that permits this process to proceed unimpeded is the ability of the body to circulate all of its fluids and liquids. These fluids include the blood, lymph, synovial fluid, digestive juices, and other fluids of the body. These liquids carry many of the body’s life-sustaining compounds, such as hormones, enzymes and their secretions, immune and anti-inflammatory factors, neural impulses, nutrition, and dissolved gases such as oxygen.
Any obstruction that impedes the circulation of fluids within the body is the focus of osteopathic assessment and treatment. Structural impediments include twists, curves or pulls within the body structure and organs as well stress and its effect on the nervous system .These faults may either affect the control of a system that controls fluid circulation, or affect the circulation of liquids along with the life sustaining and regulatory products that they carry.
Over time, the body gradually loses its ability to efficiently self-regulate and to self-heal. Some of this loss may be due to the aging process, the prolonged influence of posture, accidents, illness, surgical scarring, childbirth, repetitive activity, or the effects of mental and physical stress.
If allowed, the body is able to heal itself. But sometimes, as an injury heals, it may create a scar that may pull on the surrounding tissue. Osteopathy then assists your body, by applying very precise techniques to remove tensions created by an old (that you might have forgotten you had.) or new injury.
By removing the tension, the body regains its natural ability to function on its own and the tissue, by getting enough oxygen and nutrients, restarts the process of healing itself.
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