Aside from adults, children can also benefit greatly from different types of natural and holistic therapies. Kids, as young as one month old, can experience various kinds of health benefits when they receive or undergo osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathic therapy can lessen and release uncomfortable distortions and stresses in the infant following birth. This type of natural therapy enables a baby to relax and become more settled.
Natural and holistic therapy advocates say that osteopathic treatment is beneficial at any age, but the younger a child is, the easier the tissues and structure will release. The goal of osteopathic treatment is to relieve the presenting symptoms a baby is showing as well as prevent on-going problems that may arise from unhealed or unresolved birth traumas.
Cranial osteopathy is a specific type of osteopathy that uses gentle manipulative techniques, and includes treatment of the head as well as the rest of the body. Although this is an effective for treatment of all types of conditions and for all ages, it is particularly suitable for the treatment of children. A licensed osteopath, using their palpatory skills, would apply gentle and specific pressure where the strain is present, releasing the strain and engaging the inherent healing ability of the baby or patient’s body.
Below are some of the common health problems or conditions that osteopathy can help resolve in babies and young children:
• Sleep disturbances
• Ear infection
• Sinus problems
• Chest infections
Info source: sydneyosteopathicmedicine.com.au