OSTEOPATHY – BYRON BAY
“You can have anything you want if you give up the belief you can’t have it” – Bashar
Osteopathic Medicine is treating and healing the patient as a whole, mind and body (holistically), rather than focusing on one system or body part. Osteopaths believe in the principle that a patient’s history of illness and physical trauma are written into the body’s structure.
Osteopathic medicine is based on the following four principles:
- The body is a unit. It is an integrated unit of mind, body, and spirit.
- The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, that have the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself.
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
- Rational therapy is based on consideration of the first three principles.
These principles are not held by osteopathic physicians to be empirical laws, they serve, rather, as the underpinnings of the osteopathic philosophy on health and disease.