Maintain energy and wellbeing; ease stress and anxiety
Osteopathy helps with the symptoms of stress and anxiety/depression by balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous sytem activation, to tone down the “fight or flight” response that is activated during stress, and is often overstimulated in everyday life.
This dominance of the sympathetic nervous system can also lead to adrenal stress which can decrease the immune fuction of other organs. Immunity and prevention/relief of colds, flu and pneumonia can also be enhanced through an osteopathic approach to thoracic mobility and lymphatic drainage, as well as liver, spleen and abdominal organ function.
Osteopathic treatment also enhances sleep or resolves sleep issues, and reduces fatigue, through its effect on the nervous and hormonal systems.