v  The universal cure for disease.

v  Discovery of a means of prolonging life.

v  A power or process of transforming some thing into something precious.

v  A medieval chemical science and philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold.


v  The essential principal.

v  A sweetened liquid used as a vehicle for medicinal agents.

v  A substance that is believed to cure all ills.


What are the benefits of Manual Osteopathy?

Manual osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective hands-on technique used to enhance the vitality and health for people of all ages (children, adults, athletes and the elderly) while addressing physical issues related to structure and function as well as enhance mechanical performance, can positively impact chronic pain and can also provide nervous system support for a stress-filled life.

Utilizing the patient’s case history, physical assessment, orthopedic tests and along with the use of precise palpation skills for detecting areas of diminished mobility, restriction and osteopathic lesions; science based osteopathy techniques focus on finding the underlying cause of the symptoms, whether near to or distant from the person’s area of complaint. Techniques are used to realign the body and restore motion to muscles, joints, fascia, tendons. The treatment focuses on various techniques assisting the body to restore balance and normalize any areas of dysfunction.

Manual osteopathy may help address health issues related to:

  • Realignment of the physical body structure to support optimal function
  • Enhancing mobility of joints, tendons and ligaments: conditions related to hip dysfunction, knee, write, jaw or shoulder injuries
  • Strengthening the structure of your body
  • Spinal alignment issues, including those due to poor posture
  • Reducing scar tissue or adhesions from accidents, injury or trauma
  • Restoring range of motion in the joints, aids in releasing muscle tension and spasms
  • Provides gentle corrections to bones, ligaments, tendons, influencing subtle internal structures- promoting proper alignment and full mobility of tissues and flow of fluids beneath.
  • Visceral Organ support: difficult digestion, acid reflux, constipation, liver and gallbladder support
  • Female reproductive issues: painful menses, pelvic pain, urinary tract issues
  • Prevention of injuries or may assist with prevention of re injury, especially chronic recurring injury
  • Nerve pain: sciatica, tingling, numbness
  • Soft tissue injuries: sprains, strains, tendonitis
  • Head trauma, concussions, whiplash, effects of motor vehicle accidents
  • Headaches, migraines
  • TMJ disorders- temporo-mandibular joint disorder: grinding of teeth, clenching, clicking jaw
  • Acute and chronic pain: offering a drug- free approach to treatment
  • Techniques directed to reinforcing and maintaining of vitality and quality of life
Manual osteopathic therapy may concentrate on the following:
  • Addressing acute and chronic pain management
  • Goal oriented stretching and exercise that engages clients in their own healing journey
  • Stimulation of underlying fluid movement and circulation via manual techniques
  • Stress management, raising endurance and a sense of wellbeing, improving energy and peace of mind.
  • Senior wellness, for frail individuals, to assist in maintaining quality of life; increased mobility with a focus on injury prevention
  • Fascia work and soft tissue release, facilitates removal of restrictions to internal organs via visceral manipulation
  • Cranialsacral or cranial osteo work on the sutures and bones of the skull, techniques are well tolerated for acute injury when conventional manipulation may be too painful.
  • Concussion issues, alleviating possible complications and soft tissue injury caused from trauma or accidents
  • In addition to treating dis-ease, manual osteopathy can be used for health promotion and maintenance. Used both for prevention of dis-ease and as part of a wellness enhancement program.
“The fascia gives one of; if not the greatest problems to solve as to the part it takes in life and death. It belts each muscle, vein, nerve and all organs of the body. It is almost a network of nerves, cells and tubes, running to and from it; it is crossed and filled with, no doubt, millions of nerve centers and fibres to carry on the work of secreting and excreting fluid vital and destructive. By its action we live, and by its failure we shrink, swell and die.” Dr Andrew T Still – Philosophy of Osteopathy

Osteopathy is used to address a variety of health issues. If you want to know if Osteopathy is the right treatment for you, email us today. Vancouver Manual Osteopathy Therapy: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group.

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