How Visceral Osteopathy Improves Your Gut Health

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Visceral osteopathy specialises in manual therapy of your body’s internal organs, addressing problems that may arise from restricted mobility. Some factors that result in restricted mobility include past infections or illnesses, traumatic injuries, scar tissue from previous injuries, as well as prolonged poor posture.

Learn more: What Is Visceral Osteopathy & How Does It Benefit Your Life?

Other than relieving chronic back or neck pain, visceral osteopathy can also improve your gut health thanks to its focus on the inner organs and soft membranes. 

Keep reading to find out how visceral osteopathy plays a role in improving common gut problems. 

1. IBS

Did you know that nearly one in 10 Singaporeans suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Abdominal pain, diarrhoea and a sensation of incomplete bowel clearance are some common symptoms and they can cause great disruptions to your life in more severe cases. 

While figuring out the triggers and avoiding them could help to manage the symptoms, complementing it with visceral osteopathy may offer faster and longer-lasting results.

Massaging the abdominal wall and visceral manipulation during osteo sessions are some of the treatment methods utilised. They increase the range of motion in the pelvis and trunk, decreasing the volatility of the gut in return leading to significant improvement in many IBS symptoms. 

2. Acid reflux

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Also known as GERD, acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the oesophagus, causing heartburn, trouble swallowing and the feeling of a lump in your throat. 

Visceral osteopathy helps by ensuring good functionality of the muscles and connective tissues that hold your stomach and intestines in place, as well as assessing how mechanical restrictions are affecting your organs to improve acid reflux symptoms. 

3. Constipation

Constipation is described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week and while occasional constipation is normal, chronic constipation is not and can interfere with your daily life. 

Visceral osteopathy comes into play and techniques like massages and stretches can help ease constipation for more regular bowel movements.

4. Bloating

Feeling bloated may be quite common but is also a sign of poor digestive function, such as having a lot of gas in your gut.

Visceral osteopathy aims to improve your overall gut function through techniques that enhance circulation, lymphatic flow and the body’s nervous system. Soft, hands-on techniques like manipulations of the ligaments and connective tissues that support the organs are used. 

Experience what visceral osteopathy can do for your gut health today

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Your mind and your gut are closely intertwined – a troubled intestine can send distress signals to your brain, causing anxiety and stress. Hence, if you are currently experiencing issues with your gut such as IBS or bloating, it is advisable to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. 

Visceral osteopathy is a holistic alternative to invasive treatments as only gentle, hands-on techniques are utilised. 

Here at Edge Healthcare, an osteopathic centre in Singapore, our osteopaths pride themselves on providing personalised treatments according to each and every patient’s unique needs.

Our osteopathy services can be easily accessed within the CBD area, giving busy individuals a chance to start taking charge of their gut health.

Get in touch with us to find out more!

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