Osteopathy worked wonders for my son. Since complications during his birth, Caleb Sedeman (12) of Cape Town has always struggled with low muscle tone, a speech impediment, epilepsy and ADHD. He also has a very high pain threshold which means he doesn’t always realise when he hurts himself. But his mom, Celestia, says osteopathy has worked wonders for her son. Caleb’s story “Hours after Caleb and I were released from the hospital following his birth, we were readmitted to the ICU unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital,” recalls Celestia.
osteopathy can help with migrainesA Migraine is a painful and sometimes disabling headache, which typically effects one side of the head and can be accompanied by a sensory warning sign (aura) via the sympathetic nervous system that may include increased sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, blurred vision and tingling in the arms and legs, which can last from two hours to four days. If preceded with an aura then the migraine is known as a “classic migraine”, if not then it is usually a “common migraine”.
Do alternative medical therapies work? In pain? If conventional methods fail, visit an osteopath. The Women24 team gives the treatment a ‘thumbs up’. Do you? In search of answers, I visited Dr Guy Ashburner, an osteopath. (On behalf of the osteopathic profession) Our first appointment was mostly talk and lasted for roughly 45 minutes. After exploring my health with a series of non-invasive questions, Dr Ashburner explained more about the practice, and I learnt that:
Osteopath treats Headaches and Other Aches And Pains - Children often complain of headaches at approximately 7-8 years of age due to the formation of sutures or joints between the bones of the skull. Retained moulding may focus areas of pressure in the skull. Children may also suffer from growing pains, aches related to poor posture and sporting injuries. Osteopathy has proven to deals with your children’s aches and pains.
I could osteopathy be the answer to everyday aches and pains as well as more serious disorders? It’s time to bone up on this treatment..f you regularly suffer from back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, period pain, stress, fatigue or even ankle pain caused by killer heels and are looking for a holistic answer and form of relief, osteopathy could be the key. So what exactly is osteopathy? According to the Collins English Dictionary it’s ‘a system of complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature’.