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Taking medications or getting surgery might not be at the top of your treatment list. If you want a more holistic way to heal your body, then you should learn more about osteopathy. It can help with a plethora of health conditions from osteoporosis or sleeping issues to breathing problems and nerve disorders.

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1. What is Osteopathy?

The term was first used in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still. The word 'osteon' means 'bone' in Greek, and 'pathos' translates to 'suffering.' The branch of medicine is founded on the concept that all body parts and systems are interrelated and require proper care for overall wellness and good health.

Keep reading for 10 FAQs about osteopathy.

Osteopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on holistic, hands-on technique as a means of health care. It is drug-free and non-invasive. Osteopathy deals with treating the whole body rather than an injured or affected area. Osteopathic physicians may also serve as your primary care physician for other fields including pediatrics, family medicine, or internal care.

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