Osteopaths can be effective when treating some circulatory issues and reduce pain.
Here at Optimal Osteopathy, we utilise one of the classic Osteopathic Principles known as 'The Rule of the Artery is Supreme.'
Circulation is essential in order for the body to get proper nutrients, and for the removal of waste products.
Lack of blood flow can result in problems to appear. There are many reasons why there may be a lack of blood flow such as distortion of a tissue following an injury or reoccurrence of an old injury which failed to heal properly.
When your Osteopath examines you they will use their hands and medical equipment (such as a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope) to identify any obstructions that may be impeding circulation.
Structural impediments include twists, curves or over-pulling muscles within the body and organs as well stress and its effect on the nervous system.
Over time, the body may gradually loses its ability to efficiently self-regulate and to self-heal.
Some of this loss may be due to the aging process, the prolonged influence of posture, accidents, illness, surgical scarring, childbirth, repetitive activity, or the effects of mental and physical stress.
To a certain extent, if allowed, the body is able to heal itself. But sometimes, as an injury heals, it may create a scar that may pull on the surrounding tissue.
Osteopathy then assists your body, by applying very precise techniques to ease tensions created by an old or new injury.
By removing the tension, the body regains its natural ability to function on its own and the tissue, by getting enough oxygen and nutrients, restarts the process of healing itself.
At Optimal Osteopathy we believe that working with other members of the medical community is of upmost importance for patient safety.
Therefore, if you have already been diagnosed with a medical condition which is known to cause circulatory problems or believe that your symptoms warrant further investigation, we advise touching base with your GP before visiting us.
Your Osteopath will work with you to assess and evaluate if your symptoms are mechanical in origin.
If so, we aim to improve your body's global circulation indirectly by using hands-on techniques to allow your joints, muscles and other structures to move better as a unit.
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