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How Osteopathy can help heartburn

Osteopathy is a hands-on, manual treatment that realigns the structures of your body, creating harmony and enabling optimal function of your entire system.

So how can a hands-on treatment help digestive issues like heartburn, constipation and indigestion?

Let’s talk about your nervous system to help understand how.

Nerves are like cables that carry electrical impulses between your brain and the rest of your body. These impulses help you feel sensations and move your muscles. They also maintain certain autonomic functions like breathing, sweating or digesting food.

There are branches of nerves that come out of small passages, between the vertebrae of our spine. At some points, such as the thoracic area (upper and mid-back)  supplies organs with nerves, helping to control and regulate our digestive system.

An Osteopath will use manual treatments to relieve compression between vertebrae where the nerves are supposed to be connecting freely to your organs and providing healthy feedback to them for optimal digestive function. The goal is to establish a healthy flow between the nerve and the organ before treating the specific organ through fascia and muscle stretching to provide additional feedback, stimulating the nerves to function properly.

Are your eyes crossed yet?

Don’t worry, our Osteopaths have all the answers you need.

If you’ve been suffering from digestive issues and want a long-term, sustainable and natural solution, make our Osteopath your next call.