Osteopathic Practitioners do not diagnose or practice medicine.Always consult a physician for any disease concerns prior to exploring osteopathic manual therapies. Osteopathic practitioners use hands on techniques designed to alleviate tension and improve circulation and do not attempt to treat disease.
My Goal is to first assess the state of the vascular tree and its ability to deliver blood away from the heart to the rest of the body and organs. I also want to ensure that the blood can come back to the heart from all areas of the body. The arteries and veins are designed like a tree trunk with branches when you look inside the body. This vascular tree network ensures proper function of health and a problem with any part of the tree can manifest as pain or dysfunction. My job is to help the tree flow so that the body can manage itself better.
The third part of the tree of life is the lymphatic system and its associated organs of detoxification such as the liver, kidneys ,small intestine, spleen, thymus and lymphatic vessels.When the vascular tree is functioning correctly the detoxification pathways and lymphatic system will also respond correctly.
Dysfunction and Chronic Disorders
Great number of health issues can be attributed to the poor functioning of the vascular tree and its ability to supply adequate amounts of blood to and from a area.Over time the body will struggle to function well and symptoms will begin to surface. Typical symptoms include:
-Edema or swollen feet or arms often referred to as being puffy
-Pain in joints from immflamuation that often is worse at night or in the morning.
-Chronic coughs that persist
-Bloating and gas
-Constipation or diarrhea
-Tension between the shoulder blades and neck
-Low back pain
-History of cancer
-Sleep disturbances such as waking up around 3am