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Manual therapies / Osteopathy


History and origin

Archaeological evidence suggests that manual treatment techniques have been used for 5000 years.

Considering the origin of “Traditional European Natural History” (TEN), from Iran to today’s Europe and from Egypt via the north of Africa to the south coast of Spain …there is a large medical culture, part of which is manual therapies.

In daily manual therapeutic work, organ assignment to the of the functional cycles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can be understood; what an expanding connection!


How and why?

Manual therapies are placing hands on the patient’s body. The individual diagnostics as well as the therapeutic impulses.
“Organic centres” of many manual therapeutic applications are the pelvic, spinal, head and jaw joints. These regions can be seen as the “weather stones” of the movement apparatus.
However, all other joints with the corresponding muscles and the associated tendon, ligament and fascia apparatus can also be reached manually. In between, the nerves and blood vessels, which give anatomically defined connections to the organs lead to other physical parts. With this connection, it is understandable why the whole body, with a variety of its diseases, can be reached by manual therapy. Using the indications tab you can see how inhomogeneous and long the list of indications is from a classic medical perspective.


What’ what?

In practice, the transitions between methods and techniques are fluid.
In addition to osteopathy, chiropractic is the manual method for influencing the joints and the associated reflex therapy of corresponding structures. Osteopathy does not aim at the manipulative reduction of the joint, but works on mobilisation.


Can this be combined with other therapeutic methods and sports?

Yes, with many. The “wholistic approach” speaks to this.


Manual therapies and homeopathy are not seen uniformly in science. There are also no randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies as required by the highest-ranking jurisprudence for health effects. For legal reasons, it is pointed out that no promises of cure can be given for the indications mentioned above. The areas that can be successfully treated result from many decades of experience of therapists working with manual therapies.