Alternative medicine, Nutrition and thus also the health are becoming increasingly important in our society. There is a growing demand for other options for treatment and recovery.

Osteopathy has been known and successfully practiced for many years in America, for example. Here the practice is an integral part of medicine. She is there even the classic Conventional medicine equal.

Here in Germany, too, the applications and treatment in this area are increasingly in demand. But what exactly is it Osteopathy? Which complaints can be treated and what are the advantages?

What is Osteopathy?

In principle, this type of treatment does not require any additional aids. Here only the hands of the therapists used. In addition, the body is always considered as a whole in the manual healing method.

In conventional medicine, the disease is based on a Diagnosis treated. This is often a selective application that is intended to alleviate the symptoms and make them disappear.

In the Treatment methods for osteopathy in Munich or in other cities is the main emphasis not on the individual disease. The focus here is on the cause of the symptoms.

An osteopath uses his hands to create an accurate map. blockages or Malfunctions can be found in this way. In most cases, these are the cause of the actual clinical picture.

Osteopathy is a complex topic, which arises from the areas of the internal organs, the central Nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. All three areas must work together harmoniously.

If they don't do this and one area shows a problem, the therapist tries to remedy it. He pays attention to them at all times entirety. With this treatment one never assumes only one problem.

 Unfortunately, the profession is not yet recognized in Germany. However, you can complete different courses. Also, as a basic requirement, you need one medical Vocational Training, since osteopathy is part of medicine.

This is what happens when you are treated by an osteopath

Similar to the Conventional medicine must also here in advance anamnese be performed. The therapist not only asks about the current symptoms, but also about any previous illnesses.

It is also important Course of disease. In some cases, there are very specific triggers that have led to the current symptoms. This is followed by an examination in which the osteopath gets an overall picture of the body.

Basically, you don't have to be afraid that at this one Treatment method Side effects can occur. However, the therapist must be more careful with bone diseases and heavy bleeding.

The duration of the treatment is about 60 minutes. At the beginning, the dysfunctions and blockages explored and resolved. These may already be directly related to the complaints.

Already a few hours after the application you will be the first Changes to notice. In principle, however, it can take up to two weeks for everything to settle down again. Depending on the type of complaint, several sessions may be necessary.

The classic complaints that an osteopath can treat include, for example herniated discs, injuries to ligaments and muscles, migraines or even different Allergies.

It is important, however, that in the case of severe heart problems or severe infections not the osteopath, but the classic school doctor is consulted. The treatments in osteopathy also have their limits.

If the symptoms have been clarified by a doctor and therapy has been initiated, you can, however, see an osteopath as a supportive Accompaniment consult. For this, however, a clarification with the conventional doctor is necessary.

Are the costs for osteopathy covered?

Basically, the treatments are sessions calculated. On the one hand it depends on the length and on the other hand on the osteopath and the type of treatment and the symptoms.

On average, a session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. A fee will be charged for this 60 and 150 Euro due. So that the therapists cannot set prices indiscriminately, there is a corresponding fee regulation.

In the current service catalogues However, the statutory health insurance companies do not offer osteopathy. However, there are some who contribute proportionately to the costs incurred.

So before visiting the therapist, it is definitely worth checking with your health insurance inform you about the corresponding co-payments and benefits in this area.

However, most health insurance companies want a corresponding one regulation have from a conventional medicine doctor. You should get these before visiting an osteopath and submit them to your health insurance company.

Subsequent applications or a retroactive one demand no health insurance will cover an additional payment. It is therefore important to obtain information early on and to submit the relevant applications.

Is osteopathy also available for children?

Basically this kind of Treatment Perfect for children, adults and seniors. Especially with the little ones, however, you should consult an osteopath who has already specialized in the field of children.

The musculoskeletal system, the bones and the nervous system are still growing here and react in many The situation unlike an adult. Therefore, a little experience is absolutely necessary.

With appropriate training, any osteopath can specialize in children. during the course he then gets the necessary knowledge, which is absolutely necessary for the treatment of babies, small children and also adolescents.

The osteopath often relieves babies who have a problem blockade in the neck or shoulder area. In many cases, this comes from birth. Children with stomach problems are also very well helped here.

Especially when the little ones are in the growth are located, different complaints can occur. Osteopathy can have a supportive effect here and support the body effectively and relieve pain.

Because here usually no sufficient medical indication is available, children very rarely receive a corresponding prescription. As parents, you have to pay for the costs yourself in most cases.