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Getting over Winter Illness faster with Osteopathy

Getting over Winter Illness faster with Osteopathy

Getting over Winter illness faster with Osteopathy.   Are you currently suffering or at the end of a cold, flu, covid or other respiratory virus or infection?

Or are you weeks down the track with lingering symptoms, such as a cough or sinus congestion?

Seeing an osteopath for a cold or cough may not be the first treatment option that comes to mind, but there are several reasons why it can be beneficial. 

Osteopaths use a holistic approach to healthcare, focusing on the body's musculoskeletal system to improve overall health and well-being. Osteopaths relieve symptoms by using a wide range of gentle techniques. These may include soft tissue massage and manipulation, stretching, passive mobilization, articulation, lymphatic drainage, muscle energy techniques and myofascial release

Here are a few great reasons why seeing an osteopath for a cold or cough might be helpful:

Respiratory Relief:

Techniques such as rib cage and spinal mobilization as well as diaphragm release can help ease breathing and congestion, thereby improving lung function which can be particularly beneficial during a respiratory illness.

Alleviate Sinus congestion: 

Specific face massage procedures can help clear the sinuses and therefore decrease inflammation, congestion and mucous production.

Pain and Discomfort Management:

Osteopaths can address the musculoskeletal pain that often accompanies a virus, such as         sore muscles from coughing or general body aches and pains.

Improve Lymphatic Function:

Osteopathic lymphatic treatments can improve lymphatic drainage and circulation, which may help symptoms clear faster and enhance the immune system's ability to fight off infections.

Stress Reduction:

Manual osteopathic treatments can promote relaxation and reduce stress, which can support the body's healing process

1. Holistic Approach:

Osteopaths consider the whole picture, including lifestyle and environmental factors, to provide comprehensive care. They can offer some advice on nutrition, hydration, and rest, all of which are important for recovery. Osteopathic treatments also complement your other naturopathic and medical treatments providing additional relief and support for the body's natural healing processes.

2. Preventive Care:

Regular osteopathic care is essential to help maintain optimal health. We suggest having a regular check-up every 3-4 months to ensure the body is functioning well overall. 

Book an appointment with Vanessa Malone our Osteopath at Elemental Health.  





Posted on 23 June 2024
Author:Vanessa Malone
Tags:Preventative medicineImmune System

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