Flashcards in Chapter 10 - Osteopathy Deck (18)
In cranial osteopathy, what is the force that operates between the moving bones of the skull?
Primary respiratory mechanism.
Where did osteopathy start?
How do cranial osteopaths think their treatment works?
By improving cranial rhythmic impulses, which in turn enhances cerebrospinal fluid flow to peripheral nerves.
What are some more controversial diseases that osteopaths try to treat?
Asthma, middle ear infections, menstrual pain, and lung infection.
What does the evidence say for medical osteopathy?
That it can reduce lower back pain better than a placebo can.
What treatments do osteopaths use?
Osteopathic manipulations accompanied by dietary, postural, occupational advice and counselling.
What do cranial osteopaths believe?
There is a primary respiratory mechanism that can be felt with a finely developed sense of touch and can be affected by a practitioner.
Two types of osteopathy
CAM practitioners, called 'restricted scope' osteopaths and osteopathic physicians
What do visceral osteopaths think their treatment does?
Relieve imbalances and restricted interconnections involving the nerves, blood vessels, fascia, etc.
What conditions do osteopaths usually treat?
Back and head pain.
What philosophy do osteopathic physicians hold?
Same paradigm as orthodox medicine.
When did osteopathy start?
Are osteopathic schools accredited in the US?
___ between motion of all structures of the body affect the internal organs.
Original philosophy of osteopathy
Treatment of musculoskeletal system aids the body's ability to heal itself. The movement of body fluids is essential to health. Nerves are crucial in controlling these fluids.
What are two controversial treatments used by CAM osteopaths?
Cranial osteopathy and visceral osteopathy.
Are osteopathic colleges accredited in Canada?