Fatigue or Low energy, osteopathy has a solution

By Dr Guy Ashburner | October 21, 2013

Fatigue or Low energy, osteopathy has a solution

Fatigue or Low energy, osteopathy has a solution for feeling tired, drained, exhausted, and depressed. These are symptoms commonly known as fatigue. Fatigue is a sign that your body is feeling physical or emotional stress. Thinking that it will just go away is a common mistake that many people make.

Fatigue may result from: An unhealthy lifestyle, poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, emotional stress, poor spinal/musculoskeletal health, overwork, depression, trauma, sleep deprivation, use or abuse of alcohol, caffeine, or illegal drugs. Fatigue is a symptom that may be caused by illness or adverse effects of medication. A visit to a doctor usually is needed when fatigue occurs along with more serious symptoms or if fatigue lasts longer than 2 weeks. Fatigue can present itself in myriad ways, which is why it can be difficult for doctors to make an accurate diagnosis.

A common cause of fatigue is an unbalanced body framework. Structure is the main reason for energy expenditure and, conversely structure has a remarkable influence on energy levels. Static tension and immobility within the body uses more energy in movement. Muscles must work to cause movement but their opposing muscles must also release sufficiently to allow ease of movement. Where excessive tension exists, extra energy is used doing anything and everything from walking, to playing sport, to simply sitting and giving something your full attention, even to sleeping. Blocked, wasted and depleted energy can lead to fatigue. Your posture is a good indicator of fatigue levels. People with poor posture use more physical and neurological energy to maintain that state.

Osteopathy is a natural medicine – and science – based on the principle that the structure of the body affects how it will function, and that it functions as a unified whole. On a practical level, this means that problems in any one part of the body will affect all the other parts, because all tissues and systems are connected.

Osteopathy is beneficial in reducing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore optimal health and energy by promoting joint mobility, better posture, nerve function and circulation, which in turn improves organ function like digestion and elimination. It does this through a variety of gentle, hands-on techniques.

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