Our digestion is quite simple in many ways, food goes in one end, gets broken down in the intestines, and then waste is eliminated. The whole thing is a kind of chemical factory, breaking down food into it’s components so we can absorb it. A steady rhythmic wave passes down the tube (peristalsis), taking food through from one end to the other.
Digestion is affected by stress and pain, particularly in your back and neck. This is why Osteopathy is so effective with many digestive problems, in babies as well as adults and children.
We've already dealt with some of the common causes such as stress and surgery. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to see which back conditions Osteopathic care provides a safe non surgical solution for:
The large intestine can become sluggish for many reasons. We can feel for tension in the abdomen and spine, and we have special techniques (visceral osteopathy) for relaxing the tubes of your gut, which are really rhythmic muscular conduits that need to be alternately relaxed and contracted. If there is constant contraction (or painful spasm) then there is no motion along the pipes. By relaxing everything, normal activity resumes.
Often not properly diagnosed, this can lead to baby crying, and a vague sense that everything is not right. We specialise in these collicky presentations, and will clearly explain to you our findings and recommendations, and whether Osteopathy can help your baby. We always work with your Paediatrician to make sure baby care is safe and effective.
We have specialised in treating mother and the newborn baby for over thirty years. Our Osteopaths working under Melinda, Senior Team Lead, bring a wealth of experience and expertise, and we have helped many thousands of Babies and their Parents get the best start in life. Gentle, relaxing Cranial Osteopathy for baby is Natural medicine just gets everything to relax and communicate, and the miracle of the human body develops as it should. The treatment is incredibly delicate and safe, but also effective.
Melinda has written an interesting and informative Blog post about Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) for a Magazine, and you can read it here.