We are always under a certain degree of stress. Small amounts of stress have actually been shown to be good for us – they help us to be more adaptable and perform better.
When stress levels build up too far, this becomes distress and starts to affect our emotional and physical well-being.
It is now well-documented how distress affects the body, from back pain, headaches, stomach and intestinal problems, to contributing to the disease process – the effects are wide.
Osteopaths are well-placed to help unwind these tensions as they build up in the body. We cannot take the stressors away, but we can help your body cope with the stress without it causing problems in the body.
The relationship between osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and the autonomic nervous system has long been acknowledged in order to define this relationship, OMT treatement is mesured with heart rate variability (HRV) before and after treament.Unica