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  • Writer's pictureEduardo Picasso

The four laws of Osteopathy






1) THE ORGANISM IS A UNIT


All parts of the body are integrated.


At the anatomical level, it can be seen that the entire body and its systems are linked by fascia (a fibrous, cloth-like membrane that envelops and interconnects all structures).


2) STRUCTURE GOVERNS FUNCTION (AND VICE VERSA)


In the body there are structures located according to their function.


It is no coincidence that an artery is in a certain place, a joint has a certain shape or that a muscle has the strength and consistency that characterizes it.


3) THE BODY HAS SELF-REGULATION MECHANISMS


The human body is in constant search for balance, as occurs with a tightrope walker who advances on a rope, generating small rearrangements so as not to fall.


This phenomenon is achieved thanks to the integration of all the structures that make up the body, which are interconnected and their mutual influence makes this rebalancing process possible.


4) THE ROLE OF THE ARTERY IS SUPREME


In 1874, the creator of Osteopathy Andrew Still compared the human body to a fertile field: if it is not watered, the harvest will be unviable and will not grow, it will dry up.


Something similar happens with our body: the correct circulation of liquids is essential for the normal functioning of its cells.


Osteopathy seeks to improve the mobility (micro-mobilities) of the various components of the body system, with the aim that they can perform their function correctly.

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