“Osteopathy is based on the perfection of Nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not the effect is disease.” Dr.A.T. Still - Osteopathy Research and Practice Whether due to allergies or chronic issues, such as asthma, bronchitis, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breathing issues can reduce patients’ quality of life. There are different causes and reasons for breathing problems.
“The problem of antimicrobial resistance is here to stay because the natural adaptive response of microorganisms is to develop resistance. New approaches must be developed to enhance antimicrobial stewardship. The evidence indicates that adjunctive OMT can enhance the human immune system, shorten the duration of antibiotic therapy, and improve outcomes” Noll (2016) The Potential of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Narrative Review Donald R. Noll, DO. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association September 2016 | Vol 116 | No.
Osteopathy Treats Infections which will promote a good blood supply and free drainage of waste products away from the area in order to assist the body fight infections efficiently. Tensions and restrictions within the upper ribs will reduce the function of the thymus gland which is responsible for the production of many of the immune cells in a child. Other tensions, particularly within the chest, will potentially reduce venous and lymphatic drainage which is important in allowing an optimally functioning immune system.