Osteopathic Self-Treatment

Osteopathic Self-Treatment
Author : Thomas Seebeck
Publisher : Lotus-Press
Total Pages : 142
Release : 2014-10-30
ISBN 10 : 3945430194
ISBN 13 : 9783945430194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteopathy is on everyone's lips. In order to detect their patients' problems, osteopaths employ comprehensive skill and knowledge regarding the structure and function of the human body. A little-known fact, however, is that the osteopathic techniques and principles are wonderfully suited for self-treatment, as only the patient himself has a direct link to his inner self. The first part of the book explains the principles of osteopathic treatment. The book's main part is then the "osteopathic medicine cabinet" with 45 exercises for all areas of the body, from headaches to ankle sprains. Contents Prologue Introduction Your first osteopathic self-treatment The three planes of movement Part 1: Osteopathic Principles Unlike you would think Direct and indirect technique Direct and indirect technique in nature Osteopathy - supporting nature's healing powers "Activating Forces" Two special techniques Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) Myofascial Release (MFR) The "onion of discomfort" Part 2: The osteopathic medicine cabinet Head Chronic Sinusitis (sinus infection) Impaired vision / eye muscles / vertigo Accommodation (accommodating near and far sight) Tired eyes Headaches Sensitive points Discomforts in the area of the forehead Discomforts on the side of your head - parietal bone exercise Discomforts on the side of your head - temporal bone exercise Discomforts at the back of your head Mandibular joint / teeth Discomforts in the jaw-area Discomforts in the area of your teeth Discomforts in the throat area Difficulties swallowing Voice problems Spine Cervical spine Discomforts in the neck radiating into the head The area of the thoracic spine/chest/ribs - sitting down The area of the thoracic spine/chest/ribs - standing The counterstrain exercise for the chest area Exercise with stronger pain Discomforts of the lumbar spine The "waves on the ocean" exercise Unstable spine - "no plane" Unstable spine - "maybe plane" Exercise option on the "yes plane" Pelvic area Discomforts in the area of the pelvic floor Discomforts in the area of the sacroiliac joint Discomforts in the gluteal area Hip joint problems The area of the hip joint/pubic bone/adductors Knee joint Knee exercise "healing hands" Knee exercise "turning" Exercise for the balance of the knee muscles Feet Problems with the upper ankle joint Problems with the lower ankle joint Sprained ankle Toes Basic exercise when dealing with toe problems Hallux-valgus (big toe in X-position) Shoulders Basic exercise for shoulder discomforts Dysfunctions in the area of the acromioclavicular joint Discomforts when lifting your arm to the front Elbows Basic exercise with discomforts of the elbows "Tennis elbow" Wrists Basic exercise for problems in the wrist Carpal tunnel syndrome Alternative exercise "carpal tunnel syndrome" Fingers Basic exercise for fingers For body, spirit and soul Centering exercise Exercise of the inner alchemy