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  • Writer's pictureEduardo Picasso

Third law of Osteopathy: 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.

The different parts of the body system are united, since there are "tension cables" that run through and surround it (fascia or connective tissue); when a stimulus is generated in this "great web", it is transmitted and redistributed throughout the tissue network.

However, when a dysfunction appears, the body will have to work harder to maintain balance; this additional work is known as allostatic load.

If it is important or maintained, it would generate possible effects such as pain or general discomfort.

By eliminating the dysfunction, the allostatic load would be reduced and the "normal balance" would be recovered, generating a local and general improvement in the person's health.

The goal of Osteopathy is to look for these dysfunctions (loss of micromobility), and restore normal function so that the body can rebalance itself.


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