Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment techniques are most commonly used to treat back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. The techniques are based on an ideology created by Andrew Taylor Still, a 19th-century American physician, Civil War surgeon, and Kansas state and territorial legislator. Still’s patients were forbidden from treatment by conventional medicine, as well as from other practices such as drinking alcohol.
About Osteopathy in brief
Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine and pseudoscience that emphasizes physical manipulation of the body’s muscle tissue and bones. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment techniques are most commonly used to treat back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. In the US, graduates of osteopathic medical schools have the option to sit for both the osteopathic physician-specific COMLEX medical licensing exam and the general USMLE licensing exam. The techniques are based on an ideology created by Andrew Taylor Still, a 19th-century American physician, Civil War surgeon, and Kansas state and territorial legislator. Still’s patients were forbidden from treatment by conventional medicine, as well as from other practices such as drinking alcohol. These practices derive from the belief, common in the early 19th century among proponents of alternative. medicine, that the body’s natural state tends toward health and inherently contains the capacity to battle any illness. This was opposed to orthodox practitioners, who held that intervention by the physician was necessary to restore health in the patient. The division between irregular medicine and regular medicine had already been a major conflict for decades. The foundations of this divergence may be traced back to the mid-18th century, when advances in physiology began to localize the causes and nature of diseases to specific organs and tissues. As alternative medicine grew to include more followers, orthodox medicine continued to rebuke and seek to invalidate the \”irregulars,’ as termed by the orthodox practitioners in heroic medicine.
A stronger movement towards experimental and scientific medicine was then developed. The training of osteopaths is equivalent to that of Doctor of Medicine physicians in the 21st century in the U.S. and is promoted as a unique aspect of DO training. The osteopathic manipulation is still included in the curricula of osteopathy, but this has been described as nothing more than ‘extra’ training in pseudoscientific practices’ and has been labeled as ‘unfounded’ or ‘unscientific’ Some parts of the osteopathy training, such as craniosacral therapy, have no therapeutic value and have been labeled ‘pseudoscience’ by some critics of the practice. The name derives from Ancient Greek “bone” and “responding to”, which means ‘sensitive to’, ‘responding’ to, or “ responding” to, a condition or a condition that needs to be dealt with. The term ‘ osteopathy’ is also used to refer to an alternative form of medicine called ‘somatic dysfunction’ which is often referred to as “somatic medicine” by some doctors. It is not known if osteopathy has a legal status in the United States, but it has been used in the UK since the 1970s and 1980s as a ‘specialty’ for treating back pain, back spasms, and other back conditions.
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This page is based on the article Osteopathy published in Wikipedia (as of Jan. 04, 2021) and was automatically summarized using artificial intelligence.