Visceral osteopathy

Visceral osteopathy is a specialized form of osteopathic treatment that focuses on the body's internal organs, including the digestive system, respiratory system, and reproductive system. It is based on the principle that the health of these organs is closely linked to the structural alignment of the musculoskeletal system.

Visceral osteopathy involves gentle manipulation of the organs and surrounding tissues to help improve their function and mobility. The therapist will use gentle pressure and other techniques to identify areas of tension or adhesions in the organs and work to release them. This can help improve blood flow and nerve function to the organs, as well as promote healthy digestion, respiration, and reproduction.

Some of the conditions that may benefit from visceral osteopathy include :

Gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and acid reflux

Respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Genitourinary disorders, such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain

Reproductive disorders, such as menstrual irregularities and infertility

Post-surgical adhesions and scar tissue

Visceral osteopathy is a gentle and non-invasive technique that can be used on patients of all ages. It is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other types of therapy, such as massage and exercise.

As with all medical treatments, it is important to discuss the use of visceral osteopathy with your primary care physician before seeking treatment. Your osteopath will work closely with your doctor to ensure that you receive safe and effective care.