Aiming at “to treat people and not disorders” more than 130 years ago the American Doctor Andrew Taylor Still announced the osteopathy as a modern science which supplements conventional medicine as a very sensitive manual art.
The basis for diagnosis and therapy is gently feeling, sensing and exploring the rhythms and tensions in the tissues by using the „thinking, feeling, seeing, knowing fingers“ (W.G.Sutherland) of the osteopath.
Osteopathy views and treats people’s bodies as a unit and takes the musculoskeletal system (parietal osteopathy) as well as the internal organs (visceral osteopathy) and the nervous system (craniosacral osteopathy) into consideration.
Osteopathy abdicates medicaments. Beware of the fact that every second there are performing about 100.000 processes of self-regulation within the body, the osteopath gives the impulse to this natural intelligence to flower out and eliminate the disorders. Thus the purpose of an osteopathic treatment is not the suppression of symptoms but furthermore the remedy of structural disorders that cause the troubles.