Osteopathic medicine: activating our natural ability to heal
Osteopathic medicine helps relieve suffering and restore optimal body function by combining a physician’s knowledge of internal medicine with hands-on treatments to align the body correctly and activate the innate healing forces within each person.
In non-technical terms, “osteopathic manipulation” means moving parts or tissues of your body in various ways to help them work properly, both inherently and in relation to other body parts, body systems, and the body as a whole. You may be familiar with some similar techniques from having gone to a physical therapist, chiropractor or massage therapist.
An osteopathy session with Dr. Butler
We begin each session with discussion and an initial examination to determine our treatment approach. Based on your unique needs at the time of your appointment, we decide our approach for the session. For this reason, each osteopathy session is unique.
Osteopathic manipulative treatments are typically comfortable, gentle and relaxing. In most cases, you will lie down on a treatment table, fully clothed, and relax as Dr. Butler moves and adjusts your body–some patients even fall asleep!
Conditions often treated with osteopathic medicine
- Respiratory problems
- Digestive dysfunctions
- Female reproductive disorders
- Some infections
Like integrative medicine, biodynamic osteopathy treats the whole person–body, mind and spirit–in a fully integrated way to activate the healing process. The health transformations people have achieved using this approach have been nothing short of inspiring!