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Related to osteopathy: homeopathy, Cranial osteopathy

os·te·op·a·thy

(ŏs′tē-ŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A system of medicine that involves palpation and noninvasive manipulation of the musculoskeletal system in the diagnosis and treatment of physical dysfunction, in conjunction with other medical, surgical, pharmacological, and therapeutic procedures, aimed at restoring physical function and promoting the body's ability to heal itself.
2. A system of manual therapeutic techniques aimed at restoring physical function and promoting the body's ability to heal itself, performed by a practitioner who is not a licensed physician.

os′te·o·path′ic (-ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
os′te·o·path′i·cal·ly adv.

osteopathy

(ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) a system of healing based on the manipulation of bones or other parts of the body
osteopathic adj
ˌosteoˈpathically adv

os•te•op•a•thy

(ˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi)

n.
a system of medical practice emphasizing the manipulation of muscles and bones to promote structural integrity and the relief of certain disorders.
[1855–60]
os`te•o•path′ic (-əˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
os`te•o•path′i•cal•ly, adv.

osteopathy

1. a disease of the bone.
2. a therapeutic system based upon the premise that restoring or maintaining health requires manipulation of the skeleton and muscles to preserve normal structure. — osteopath, osteopathist, n.osteopathie, adj.
See also: Bones
a medical specialty that emphasizes manipulation of the skeleton to treat illnesses. — osteopath, n. — osteopathie, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
a method of treating ailments on the premise that they result from the pressure of misplaced bones on nerves, and are curable by manipulation. — osteopath, n. — osteopathie, adj.
See also: Remedies

osteopathy

From the Greek words “osteo-” meaning bone, and -pathy” meaning disease, this is a therapy that uses manipulation of the bones and muscles to alleviate pain, especially in the back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteopathy - therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and musclesosteopathy - therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Translations

osteopathy

[ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ] Nosteopatía f

osteopathy

nOsteopathologie f

osteopathy

[ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ] nchiroterapia

os·te·op·a·thy

n. osteopatía.
1. sistema terapéutico médico con énfasis en la relación entre los órganos y el sistema muscular esquelético que hace uso de la manipulación como medio de corrección;
2. cualquier enfermedad de los huesos.

osteopathy

n osteopatía, rama de la medicina que enfatiza holismo y emplea manipulación de los huesos y músculos para curar
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It is imperative to mention here that Osteopathy is a new growing medical field which is recognized in the developed countries.
A "DO" means doctor of osteopathy, while "MD" means medical doctor.
Michael Hammond, who ran the Anglesey Osteopathy Clinic in Benllech, was arrested over the claims and has now been suspended from his professional body "for the protection of the public".
McGuigan graduated Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in Kansas City, MO in 2011 with a Doctorate of Osteopathy.
But you can feel healing taking place," he adds firmly -- and of course 'feel' is the operative word, because osteopathy is a hands-on profession.
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in the 1970s, as an offshoot osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF), or cranial osteopathy, which was developed in the 1930s by William Garner Sutherland.
This year's "Best in Show" winner, Devon, as a West Highland terrier, is predisposed to a laundry list of genetic illnesses - including craniomandibular osteopathy (a disease also known as "Westie jaw"), skin disorders (like atopic dermatitis), neurological diseases (such as globoid cell leukodystrophy) and abdominal hernias, among other ailments.
This year's "Best in Show", Devon, as a west highland terrier, is predisposed to a list of genetic illnesses - including craniomandibular osteopathy (a disease also known as "westie jaw"), skin disorders, neurological diseases and abdominal hernias, among other ailments.
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Hypertrophic Osteopathy is a condition that affects long bones but is usually secondary to primary thoracic mass involving pulmonary or less commonly the cardiovascular system and occasionally abdominal organs (Manley,1995).