Gentle But Powerful Treatment for Everyone
The osteopath practices and refines palpation techniques to diagnose the condition of the many layers of connective tissue, from the skin to the fascia, to the muscles, the bones, and the joints, and finally to the viscera. The body communicates to the osteopath the state of health of the individual in a way that he often can not express in words. It is osteopathic palpation that responds to this communication, and it is the osteopathic adjustment that treats it. The non-invasive treatment removes of obstacles to healthy physiological function. It enhances the flow of blood and lymph and balances nervous stimuli to empower the natural healing power of the body. The intent and purpose of osteopathy is to arrive at the symptoms’ source and cause, thus giving the body the opportunity to play an active role in the process of self-healing and the restoration of functionality,
The Body as a Functional Unit
As an osteopath, I recommend the carnivore diet for skeletal and spinal health. The nutrients available in animal proteins and fat not only ensure we get adequate minerals for bone mineralization, but also protein and vitamin D for collagen formation. Bones are made up of 65 percent mineralized collagen, which gives bones their solid infrastructure, and of 35 percent collagen tissue which is shaped like a crisscrossed protein similar to a beehive. Plant anti-nutrients and an excess of carbohydrates leach the minerals necessary for collagen and bone formation. Since vitamin D is synthesized from cholesterol, a diet low in animal fat inhibits Vitamin D3 synthesis, imperative for bone density.
Why Is the Treatment Different?
The treatment is different because I must succeed in reducing the defense of tissues in pain or under duress, allowing me to mobilize and adjust without force. Contracted muscles stand guard for more delicate nervous or visceral tissue. Balancing between the sensitivity of the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems, the treatment goal is to improve and maintain the physical, endocrine, nervous, and biochemical homeostasis as it influences the endocrine system through the autonomous nervous system. The autonomous nervous system is divided into the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest), both of which are under my fingertips when I palpate the spinal nerves.
From the motor neurons to skeletal muscle, from the visceral to the heart’s smooth muscle and the glandular cells, the autonomic nervous system affects the production of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. In the sympathetic nervous system. Preganglionic nerve fibers reach the chain of the para-vertebral muscles that run along the spine and activate synapses along sympathetic chain ganglia. Sympathetic fibers stimulate or inhibit the secretion of adrenalin, noradrenaline and thyroid hormones.