Tissue osteopathy: reviving the circulation of energy

osteopathy as a solution to lumbago

Tissue osteopathy is a innovative therapeutic approach. It's a particular concept which uses methods different from those of traditional osteopathy. Nowadays, this technique is more and more practiced by osteopaths. But why and on whom is it recommended? Like any other therapy, does it present therapeutic failures? What are the dangers? Find out in this article everything you need to know about tissue osteopathy.

What is the origin of tissue osteopathy?

To better understand tissue osteopathy, let's talk about its origin first.

THEosteopathy is not only a therapeutic method, it is also a medical philosophy. It was developed by an American therapist called Andrew Taylor Still. It was created towards the end of the XNUMXthe century, in 1874.

Thanks to his reflections, his intuitions, his knowledge in medicine (in terms of anatomy and applied physiology) as well as in ancient philosophies, he was able to establish this concept. In his theory, the occurrence of diseases is explained by a disorder of body structures such as vessels, nerves, muscles or viscera. This conception is based on four fundamental ideas.

  1. The human body is a specific entity in which each component is interdependent towards each other. This means that achieving one element has repercussions on the others.
  2. Each organization is a separate entity.
  3. The body has a specific asset: self-healing. He has the ability to maintain good health and ward off various diseases.
  4. The musculoskeletal system (bones, ligaments, fascias, muscles, etc.) is an integral part of the body. Therefore, he is affected by this rule. Thus, its attack will lead to disorders in various regions of the body. According to Still in his writings: "This effect may be produced by the irritation and abnormal response of blood reaching other parts of the organism."

In Kirksville, Still created in 1892, the first American college of osteopathy called: "The American School of Osteopathy". Students who graduate obtain the title of "Doctor of Osteopathy" and not "Doctor of Medicine". Then on his death in 1917, JM Littlejohn, one of his students, took over and founded the British School of Osteopathy in London. And it was only after that that this manual therapy gradually spread to Europe.

In the 80s, thetissue approach was deployed in France by Pierre Tricot.

Tissue osteopathy: what is it exactly?

osteopathy or osteopathic medicine is a natural therapeutic science. It is based on manual mobilization techniques. Its purpose is to assess the patient's condition, make a diagnosis and treat the various dysfunctions affecting the balance of his health. Moreover, it is mainly aimed at prevent these problems. This therapeutic approach takes into account not only the individual in his physical wholeness, but also in its environmental wholeness.

THETissue osteopathy is a specific branch of osteopathy. It is an osteopathic medicine that works on the fabrics.

The tissue refers to the set of several cells. Also called fascia, it serves as an envelope protecting and connecting each structure of the body such as bones, muscles, organs...

Tissue osteopathy is a gentle therapeutic approach et painless. Using only his hands, the therapist will work on the tissue dysfunction through theattention and intention.

Thus, this approach will act on the cells at the level of which information circulates.. In reality, cells are considered to have primary consciousness. They are able to circulate between them a certain energy. In addition, cells can also retain information. This is particularly the case during a trauma or shock to protect the other intact cell parts.

It consists of coming into contact with the density of the structures while applying pressure or tension, with a specific speed, to the area concerned.

The goal of this manual therapy is then put tissue structures back in motion while improving the arterial, venous and lymphatic circulation. In other words, she will revive intercellular energy communication.

What are the indications for tissue osteopathy??

Tissue osteopathy is indicated in the supported de many pathologies. It can be of great use except for cases that are contraindicated.

In the digestive tract, this manual therapy is indicated in the transit disorders like constipation. The therapist will use visceral therapy to give back tissue vitality which maintain and form the visceral organs.

In the joints or bones, pain is the main indication for this therapy. For example, in case of pain caused by a sprain, specific myofascial techniques will be implemented. Among these techniques, there is the technique "of the fixed point and the mobile point" in the sprain of the ankle. It will allow restore mobility and elasticity of stretched fabrics.

At the level of the pelvic region, this therapy will relieve ailments like menstrual pain.

This manual therapy also facilitates wound healing et helps prevent adhesions.

Furthermore, she is of great help with stress. It relieves various disorders related to it such as migraines or anxiety. Moreover, its practice is interesting for people recovering from surgery or a debilitating disease as well as those who are undergoing cancer treatment (chemotherapy).

Who can it be applied to?

Everybody can benefit from tissue osteopathy. In other words, this manual therapy can concern the newborn to the elderly.

This tissue approach can also be practiced in pregnant women. Nevertheless, the advice of a doctor is recommended before following the first session. It can relieve the small repercussions of pregnancy on the woman's body: changes in posture, effects of weight gain on the joints...

Postpartum women may also benefit from tissue osteopathic treatment a cas de lower back pain. It is also possible to do rehabilitation.

What are the dangers that can be encountered?

Although natural, tissue osteopathy can cause adverse effects. Most often we encounter the adjustment pains. The objective of osteopathy is to put motionless areas back into motion. These pains are due to the stress suffered by the tissues or joints during manual therapy. But despite this, these pains are inherent to the benefits of osteopathy and therefore do not constitute not a hazard.

Sometimes an osteopath can miss the correct diagnosis. Instead of noticing an improvement, there may therefore be a worsening of the causative disease underlying. In the context of cancer, the disease is manifested early by simple pain and discomfort. A loss of chance of cure can therefore occur if the diagnosis is not established correctly.

To know the situations where it is essential to consult after an episode of back pain, see the following article.

This is also the case in lumbar pain where there may be confusion between renal colic and pain of purely articular origin. However, in the case of renal colic, there will be the possibility of migration of the lithiasis or calculation between the kidney and the bladder. So, in the slightest doubt, you should consult a doctor who can carry out clinical and paraclinical examinations (biology and imaging).




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