Osteopathic treatment for Influenza or the flu

By Dr Guy Ashburner | October 21, 2013

Osteopathic treatment for Influenza or the flu

Osteopathic treatment for Influenza or the flu which is a viral infection. Common symptoms may include fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, headache, and fatigue. A flu infection may worsen any chronic illness such as emphysema, asthma, or bronchitis. These viral infections are usually transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes and spreads contaminated droplets through the air.

The strength of your immune system is an important factor in your vulnerability to cold and flu. Boosting your immunity is the key in staying healthy during the cold and flu season.

Dr A. T. Still M.D. who founded Osteopathy in 1874 discovered that by removing musculoskeletal (structural) derangements, which are impediments to good health, with the aid of Osteopathy allows the body to function optimally and may help a person’s nervous system and thereby enhance a person’s immune system. The musculoskeletal system, being the largest system of the body, will have a profound effect on all other systems of the body. The importance of this relationship between structure and function has been now been realised as recent neuroimmunology research has discovered the relationship between the immune system and the nervous system.

Osteopathy is intended to address the whole body, to increase its vitality. This is achieved by freeing restrictions within joints and muscles, thereby affecting posture and mobility. This helps to remove any blockage or restriction to the flow of blood, lymph or nerve. It is this increase in flow, this increase in the body’s tissues receiving nutrition and oxygen, and the increase in drainage and removal of waste, which increases the vitality, the health, of the body. This in turn gives the person reserves of energy and building blocks for repair, when needed, and further, improves immune function and response for the prevention of disease in general.

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”. Hippocrates

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