Osteopathy or Why is it important to involve an osteopath into treatment of dental patients?
Let’s get to know who is an osteopath
Often, an osteopath is mistakenly considered to be a massage therapist or chiropractor. While massage therapists or chiropractors directly deal with muscles, for example, kneading, stretching or warming them up, an osteopath employs a method of indirect correction. He affects sensory receptors and spots connected with those being painful, and often such spots are located in absolutely different area than those complained of by a patient.
An osteopath acts both at the level of tactual sensations, watching the rhythm of internal organs, muscles, position of bones and vertebrae, and at the “energetic” level, considering emotional and psychological state of a patient.
An osteopath sees the whole picture and always watches body’s response to the procedures (besides, such a response may be revealed not at once but after a certain period of time). It looks like he leads a person by the hand, taking him/her away from the state of disharmony.
Now we realize that an osteopath is a specialist assisting in determination of a primary cause of health issues while restoring mental and physical harmony and balance.