What is osteopathy, and can it help me?
Osteopathy is a gentle manual therapy that enables your body to function more smoothly by addressing any structural weaknesses. It can be effective for pain relief and can improve mobility. Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to diagnose a problem and detect sites of trauma in the body. Using various manual techniques such as muscle release and gentle joint articulation, osteopaths can endeavor to restore a degree of healthy functioning to the whole body.
Plagued by Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common gut disorder. Symptoms vary but can include bouts of diarrhea or constipation, bloating, nausea, headache and back pain. IBS affects your life, both physically and emotionally. You may ﬁnd yourself avoiding traveling long distances or going to restaurants. You may feel uncomfortable at work. You may even suffer panic attacks and extreme anxiety. If you allow it, IBS will rule your life. We can help you deal with the physical and emotional discomforts of IBS. One of the ﬁrst things to check is your spinal alignment. If it’s misaligned, a nerve may become stretched, compressed or distorted, which can lead to problems such as IBS. Your spinal alignment must be correct for your bowel to function normally. An osteopath can correct the basic structure of your body and improve the functioning of your system. Combining osteopathy with allergy and dietary advice can tremendously improve IBS symptoms and discomfort; in many cases, this has completely alleviated the problem. Unsure how getting your back checked can help your bowel?
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Osteopathy for headaches
Is your life often interrupted by debilitating headaches? An osteopath can help. The most common types of headache are cluster, tension, and migraine headaches.
- Cluster headaches tend to be located in one area, typically around the eyes, and are linked to emotional stress and tension in the neck.
- Tension headaches are characterized by pressure around the head and can be triggered by anxiety, depression, noise, arthritis, or poor posture.
- Migraines encompass a whole range of symptoms. Pain on one side of the head is often accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, and bodily weakness. Triggers include stress and diet. Osteopathy can help relieve headaches by targeting tension and posture. It aims at correcting the underlying imbalances that cause your headaches. Osteopaths massage your muscles and manipulate the joints of your neck and spine to relieve tension and alleviate pain. For migraine treatment, your osteopath (or cranial osteopath, who deals particularly with the head) will look at the blood supplies and drainage mechanisms that produce migraine symptoms. Headaches are a painful nuisance; visit our website for more in-depth articles about how osteopathy can help. Or, better still, contact Marlborough House now and put an end to your unwanted pain.
Wish you could breathe more freely?
Asthma is a common condition characterized by a narrowing of the airways. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. In the UK alone, 5.4 million men, women, and children are receiving some form of treatment for asthma. Osteopathy can be an effective treatment, targeting the muscles of the neck, chest and back to encourage the airways to relax and widen, and so easing the breath. Asthmatics can strain the muscle attachments of their upper back and neck and so over-use many muscles in the chest. Osteopathic treatment can release muscle tension by reducing the strain on the vertebral joints, ribs, and neck. Struggling to expel air from the lungs can create tension here which can also be effectively released by osteopathy. If breathing is a daily struggle, don’t let it ruin your life!