What is osteopathic manipulation

The 3 systems / pillars of osteopathy

What does visceral osteopathy mean?

While parietal osteopathy deals with the skeleton, joints and muscles, visceral osteopathy deals with the treatment of internal organs. Most of the organs in the chest, abdomen and pelvis are enclosed by the peritoneum and connected to other organs by connective tissue. If functional diseases occur precisely in those organs, according to the view of visceral osteopathy, it is not uncommon for a disorder of the organ movement to be the reason. If the mobility of organs is impaired, functional impairments of the organs cannot be ruled out. These disorders can also be passed on to the skeletal system through reflexes. As a result, dysfunction of the internal organs can also cause complaints of the musculoskeletal system.

It is not uncommon for tensions to be increased by stress, lack of exercise and an unbalanced diet. By means of various treatment techniques, tension in the ligaments and fasciae is relieved in the course of visceral osteopathy. This procedure supports the natural function of the internal organs. The osteopath feels the proper movement of the internal organs. By feeling it, he can get an idea of ​​the health of the internal organs. If organs are restricted in their mobility, the osteopath tries to encourage organ movement through gentle treatment - with pressure, pulling and sliding techniques. This procedure can stimulate the vitality of the organ and activate the body's self-healing powers.

Visceral osteopathy will:

  • Adhesions solved
  • supports unrestricted sliding ability of the organs
  • Mobility of the organs promoted
  • Treats nervous system disorders
  • Treats blood vessel disorders