What Is Ortho-Bionomy?
Ortho-Bionomy can be defined as a gentle and osteopathically-based form of body therapy that can effectively deal with certain conditions such as chronic stress, certain injuries and pains as well as problems connected with postural and structural imbalance. The person who carries out this form of therapy performs gentle movement and position the patient's body in order to facilitate the change of stress and pain patterns. The treatment is supposed to provide with comfort and there are no forceful manipulations. What is more, a practitioner also recommends some home exercises that can provide with further help with neuromuscular re-education process initiated during the session.
Ortho-Bionomy is highly effective in treatment of acute and chronic pain and stress, chronic muscle tension, pain in joints, reduced flexibility, poor circulation and it also provides with suitable relaxation of the entire body.
Ortho-Bionomy was developed by a British osteopath Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls. He managed to develop ways of working with the body by exaggerating the body's preferred posture. This way the body is allowed to engage in self-healing process and there is a potential for greater balance and alignment. He figured out that by working with the body and not against it the body is able to find the balance on its own and does not have to use any force to correct it.
The very term "Ortho-Bionomy" comprises three words, "ortho" which means correct or straight, "bio" which means life and "nomy" that refers to study or the laws.
How Does Ortho-Bionomy Work?
The technique is highly efficient in stimulating the body to make self-corrections and maintain self-balance. The practitioner performs movement and gentle compression in order to find the position of comfort that will allow the body to change the stress and pain patterns responsible for discomfort and uneasiness.
The homeopathic concept that what cannot be cured from within simply cannot be cured form without is an essence of Ortho-Bionomy. The effects are easily achieved with gentle positioning and light touch. Ortho-Bionomy stimulates inner alertness responsible for the individual sense of natural balance and well-being. With this technique one may reach the inner wisdom and the body is recognized and affirmed. Once the patient finds the natural ability to move away from the pain he/she initiates the process of self-healing.
What Can Be Treated with Ortho-Bionomy?
Ortho-Bionomy is effective against a variety of painful conditions, postural distortions, chronic tension and stress. The method is effective in patients suffering from back pain (both lower and upper back pain), neck pain including whiplash, hip and knee pain, headaches and migraines, shoulder pain and rotator cuff issues, leg length discrepancy and functional scoliosis, SI joint pain and sciatica and chronic stress and tension.