Osteopathic therapy assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. Visceral Manipulation increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
An integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of a patient requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury.
Osteopathic treatments have improved effects of acute (car accidents, sports injuries), digestive (bloating, constipation, nausea and acid reflux) and musculoskeletal disorders (chronic spinal dysfunction, headaches and migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral joint pain, sciatica and neck pain).
Women’s and Men’s Health Issues including abdominal and reproductive systems also benefit within visceral manipulation because of circulation and inflammation component within the tissue. These issues include chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids and cysts, dysmenorrhea, bladder incontinence, prostate dysfunction, referred testicular pain and effects of menopause.
It helps improve circulation within the tissue and pain related to joints, post-operative scar tissue, post-infection scar tissue, and autonomic mechanisms.
Within paediatrics, children benefit greatly with visceral therapy when having constipation, gastritis, persistent vomiting, vesicoureteral reflux and infant being colic. Dietary changes and supplementation might be necessary to correct the path of disease long term and rest the immune system.
Read more in Visceral Manipulation from the founder himself, Jean-Paul Barral, BARRAL Institute.
Very few diseases are organic today. Chemical toxins and plaque stress organs and create chemical reactions. Improving circulation and oxygen flow in these areas is the key to rebuilding and strengthening on the cellular level. Additional emotional and lifestyle stress contribute only negatively. Identifying, balancing and bringing awareness is the key model at O2 Wellness Center. Quick fix models do not benefit in these situations.