A western medical approach, which originated in the 1800’s in the U.S. by Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., based on the fact that body can heal itself of almost any condition given the correct environment & nutrition. Dr. Still noticed that a properly functioning musculoskeletal system is needed to hold the structure of the body. This, in turn, will help with the flow of cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems creating an optimal internal environment.
Osteo-Pathos: the suffering of the skeleton or misalignment of the skeleton, which can create kinks in the normal flow of the physiology. Osteopathy is the father to many different manual modalities. D. D. Palmer, the originator of Chiropractic, attended one year out of the three years Osteopathic school in the late 1800’s and loved the idea that the alignment of the body can resolve multiple issues.
Osteopathic Medicine training, now 4 years in length, is part of medical schooling in the United States and Doctors of Osteopathy, as medical doctors, do everything that their counterparts in Allopathic schools do. In Europe, Osteopaths are not medical doctors since they do not go through medical training, rather they attend the physical manipulation courses.
Cranial Osteopathy is used to help with headaches, migraine, chronic or recurrent sinus and ear infections, TMJ, Jaw deviation and jaw pain, and much more. CranioSacral therapy evolved from this practice, but is not as effective because Cranial Osteopathy is able to resolve issues much faster.