Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that aims to find and fix the physical imbalances of the body that can potentially trigger a vast sort of symptoms, including healing some of our emotional and mental health concerns.
Mental health is a generic term that is defined by the World Health Organization as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.
Human beings developed throughout their existence a mechanism to deal with the life-threatening situations. Popularly known as “Fight or Flight Response” this physiological response allowed us to reach the Modern Times.
Nowadays, we do not have to escape from a predator anymore. However, we cannot shut millions of years of evolution that easily. A competitive society, where we always have a deadline haunting us activates the same response. And the Fight or Flight mode, that once saved our species from extinction, now is gradually making us ill.
Anxiety, depression, and other Mental Health conditions, so often misdiagnosed and, therefore, mistreated, can slowly weaken our body. Insomnia, digestive disorders, tight muscles, shortness of breath, just to name a few, can easily follow a Mental Health imbalance since it boosts the levels of some stress-related hormones, such as Cortisol, and, at the same time, decreases the levels of others linked to well-being, joy, and pleasure, like serotonin and endorphins.
Proper Osteopathic treatment can identify the imbalance in the Autonomic Nervous System. In other words, it can check if you are stuck in the “Fight or Flight” mode. If so, an absolutely pain-free manual therapy can be used to promote its release. A set of home exercises will also be recommended to make the treatment even more effective.
At Empower Health we offer a multidisciplinary approach to fight (but never flight) this condition. Osteopathy, along with with Naturopathic Medicine, Counselling, Acupuncture, Craniosacral therapy, and breathwork/meditation can be helpful to take this extra weight out of your shoulders… and mind.
Come see our Osteopathic Practitioner, Fabio Bocchetti for your treatment today. Book in below: