Sunday, 29 September 2013

DAMASH Football Team Therapist Joins NUMSS

I am glad to announce that one of the therapists of the S.C. DAMASH, the largest football team of Rasht and Gilan (Iran) is a student of the bachelor of science in osteopathy of the National University of Medical Sciences.
As I am from Rasht, this is such a great news for me to see osteopathy is expanding where I grew up.
Dr Shahin Pourgol
National University of Medical Sciences

خوشحالم که به اطلاع برسانم یکی‌ از تراپیستهای تیم فوتبال داماش رشت در رشتهٔ لیسانس استئوپتی در دانشگاه ما قبول شد. چون من رشتی هستم بسیار خوشحالم که رشتهٔ پزشکی‌ استئوپتی در حال رشد در رشت و گیلان می‌باشد

دکتر شاهین پورگل
مدیر و بنیا‌گذار
دانشگاه ملی‌ علوم پزشکی‌
تدریس استئوپتی در ۳۵ کشور

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Why Osteopathy is so Effective in Managing Lumbar Disorders of Mechanical Origin?

How does osteopathy help patients with low back pain of mechanical origin?

There are a few known mechanism affecting individuals who receive osteopathic treatment for low back pain.

First mechanism: Osteopathic spinal manipulation increases joint mobility by producing a barrage of impulses in muscle spindle afferents and smaller-diameter afferents ultimately silencing facilitated γ (gamma) motoneurons as proposed by Korr. This theory is supported by several recent studies by the Pickar lab and by findings that low back pain patients have altered proprioceptive input from muscle spindles. Recent work has also shown that that spinal manipulation modifies the discharge of Group I and II afferents. This has been accomplished by recording single-unit activity in muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ afferents in an animal model during manipulation.

A second mechanism is that osteopathic spinal manipulation, by mechanically opening the intravertebral foramina (IVF), decreases pressure on the dorsal roots. Substantial evidence shows that the dorsal nerve roots and dorsal root ganglia are susceptible to the effects of mechanical compression. Compressive loads as low as 10 mg applied to dorsal roots increase the discharge of Group I, II, III and IV afferents. This compression can also alter non--impulse-based mechanisms (eg, axoplasmic transport) and cause edema and hemorrhage in the dorsal root. Spinal manipulation mechanically decreases the pressure in the IVF by gapping the facet joints and opening the IVF. For instance, the synovial space of the lumbar facet joints increases by about 0.7 mm in individuals receiving manipulation. This doesn't seem like much, but as with any therapy there is usually a course of care involved. Even in moderate stenosis patients treated by osteopaths typically see significant pain reduction following a period of 1-2 weeks of treatment.

A third mechanism is based on findings that persistent alterations in normal sensory input resulting from an injury can increases the excitability of neuronal circuits in the spinal cord. Osteopathic spinal manipulation works by applying non-noxious mechanical inputs to these circuits. This involves mechanisms similar to the pain-gate theory proposed by Melzack and Wall wherein activation of A-α and A-β fibers can reduce chronic pain and increase pain threshold levels. This is supported by studies where spinal manipulation of the lumbar region decreases central pain processing as measured via pin-prick tests. Additional studies have shown a reduction in central pain sensitivity after spinal manipulation using graded pressure and noxious cutaneous electrical stimulation.

A fourth mechanism involves β-endorphin mechanisms. Studies have shown increases in beta-endorphin levels after osteopathic spinal manipulation but not after control interventions.

Fifth mechanism: Substantial evidence also shows that osteopathic spinal manipulation activates paraspinal muscle reflexes and alters motoneuron excitability. These effects are still being studied and appear to differ depending on whether performed on patients in pain or pain-free subjects.

A sixth mechanism involves inhibition of somatosomatic reflexes by alterations in muscle spindle input produced by osteopathic spinal manipulation. It is thought that osteopathic spinal manipulation may normalize spindle biomechanics and improve muscle spindle discharge.

Lastly, in humans, osteopathic manual treatment can decrease heart rate and blood pressure while increasing vagal afferent activity as measured by heart-rate variability. Manual therapies in rats have been shown to produce an inhibitory effect on the cardiovascular excitatory response and reduce both blood pressure and heart rate. Manual therapies such as osteopathic soft tissue therapy have been shown to impact behavioral manifestations associated with chronic activation of the HPA axis such as anxiety and depression, while decreasing plasma, urinary, and salivary cortisol and urinary corticotropin releasing factor-like immunoreactivity (CRF-LI). Manual stimulation in rats has been shown to significantly increase glucocorticoid receptor gene expression which enhanced negative feedback inhibition of HPA activity and reduced post-stress secretion of ACTH and glucocorticoid.

National University of Medical Sciences ( ) offers 30 medical degrees including nine degree programs in osteopathy (DO, PhD, MSc, MA, BSc). We teach in 65 cities in 35 countries.

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Osteopathy is the fastest growing primary health care profession and one of the top 25 occupations in demand as reported by CIBC.


چگونه استئوپتی به بیماران مبتلا به کمر درد کمک می‌کند؟

چگونه استئوپتی به بیماران مبتلا به کمر درد کمک می‌کند؟

مکانیسم: Osteopathic دستکاری ستون فقرات، تحرک مفاصل را افزایش می دهد انگیزه های در دوک عضلانی آوران توده آوران با قطر کوچکتر و در نهایت تسهیل خاموش کردن γ (گاما) به عنوان با نرونهای حرکتی Korr پیشنهاد. این نظریه توسط مطالعات متعدد اخیر یافته است که بیماران مبتلا به کمر درد توسط Pickar آزمایشگاه و تغییر ورودی های حس عمقی از دوک عضلانی پشتیبانی می کند. کار های اخیر نیز نشان داده است که دستکاری ستون فقرات است که به تغییر ترشحات از گروه I و II آوران. این شده است با ثبت تک واحدی فعالیت دوک عضلانی و گلژی آوران اندام های تاندون در دستکاری از مدل حیوانی انجام شده است.

مکانیسم دوم این است که دستکاری ستون فقرات osteopathic، مکانیکی باز کردن فورامن داخل (IVF)، باعث کاهش فشار بر روی ریشه های پشتی است. شواهد قابل توجهی نشان می دهد که گانگلیون ریشه پشتی و ریشه های عصبی پشتی هستند مستعد ابتلا به اثرات مکانیکی فشرده سازی می باشد. بارهای فشاری به عنوان کم به عنوان 10 میلی گرم اعمال شده به ریشه های شعاع افزایش ترشح از گروه I، II، III و IV آوران. این فشرده سازی نیز می تواند مکانیسم های غیر مبتنی بر ضربه (به عنوان مثال، حمل و نقل axoplasmic) و شعاع ریشه علت ادم و خونریزی را تغییر دهد. دستکاری ستون فقرات مکانیکی باعث کاهش فشار در مفاصل و باز کردن IVF IVF gapping سطح کوچک جواهر و سنگهای قیمتی. به عنوان مثال، در فضای سینوویال مفاصل کمری در حدود 0.7 میلی متر در سطح کوچک جواهر و سنگهای قیمتی دریافت دستکاری را افزایش می دهد. سیما می کند تا این حد را دوست ندارد، اما همانطور که با هر نوع درمان معمولا یک دوره مراقبت های درگیر وجود دارد. حتی تنگی متوسط در بیماران درمان شده با osteopaths به طور معمول کاهش درد قابل توجه پس از یک دوره 1-2 هفته پس از درمان است.

مکانیسم سوم بر اساس یافته که تغییرات مداوم در ورودی حسی عادی، تحریک پذیری مرگ نورونی ناشی از آسیب در مدارهای نخاع را افزایش می دهد. Osteopathic دستکاری ستون فقرات با استفاده از ورودی مکانیکی غیر مضر به این مدار کار می کند. این شامل مکانیزم های مشابهی به نظریه دروازه درد ارائه شده توسط فعال Melzack و وال که در آن α و A-β فیبر می تواند درد مزمن و افزایش سطح آستانه درد را کاهش می دهد. این است که با مطالعات انجام شده در منطقه کمر که در آن دستکاری ستون فقرات پردازش درد مرکزی را کاهش می دهد، به عنوان از طریق پین سیخونک بحرکت واداشتن آزمون اندازه گیری پشتیبانی می کند. مطالعات اضافی، کاهش حساسیت به درد بعد از فشار پوستی مرکزی و مضر تحریک الکتریکی درجه بندی با استفاده از دستکاری ستون فقرات نشان داده شده است.

ساز و چهارم شامل β-اندروفین مکانیسم. مطالعات نشان داده اند که افزایش در سطوح بتا اندروفین، اما بعد از مداخله در کنترل بعد از دستکاری ستون فقرات.

مکانیسم پنجم: شواهد قابل توجهی نیز نشان می دهد که دستکاری ستون فقرات فعال شدن رفلکس های عضلات اطراف ستون مهرهها و تغییر motoneuron تحریک پذیری است. این اثرات هنوز در حال مطالعه است و به نظر می رسد متفاوت در مورد اینکه آیا درد یا بدون درد افراد بر روی بیماران انجام شده است.

مکانیسم ششم شامل تغییرات در مهار عضلات اسپیندل ورودی توسط رفلکس somatosomatic تولید شده توسط دستکاری ستون فقرات osteopathic. تصور بر این است که دستکاری ستون فقرات ممکن است دوک دوک عضلانی ترشحات نرمال و بیومکانیک بهبود است.

در نهایت، در انسان، درمان کتابچه راهنمای osteopathic می تواند فشار خون و ضربان قلب در حالی که افزایش فعالیت درسایت آوران، به عنوان توسط ضربان قلب تنوع اندازه گیری را فراموش کرده ام کاهش می یابد. درمان های دستی شده اند در موش نشان داده شده است برای تولید یک اثر مهاری بر روی پاسخ قلبی عروقی تحریکی و هر دو فشار خون و ضربان قلب را کاهش می دهد. درمان بافت نرم مانند درمان کتابچه راهنمای osteopathic نشان داده شده است تحت تاثیر جلوه های رفتاری در ارتباط با فعال شدن مزمن از محور HPA مانند اضطراب و افسردگی، در حالی که کاهش پلاسما، ادرار، و کورتیزول بزاقی و آزادکننده کورتیکوتروپین عامل مثل رنگپذیری ادراری (CRF-LI ). موشها نشان داده شده است که به میزان قابل توجهی افزایش مانوئل تحریک بیان ژن گیرنده گلوکوکورتیکوئید که افزایش مهار بازخورد منفی از فعالیت HPA و استرس را کاهش
می دهد ACTH و ترشح گلوکوکورتیکوئید
National University of Medical Sciences offers 9 degrees in osteopathy


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Professor Habibinia Teaching at NUMSS

Professor Abazar Habibinia, MD teaching at National University of Medical Sciences.

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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Classes Start on Monday

Class of September 2013


Classes starts this Monday. We welcome you all and wish you success.

NUMSS Staff and Faculty

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Fee Guidelines for Osteopaths in Ontario (Canada) - 2013

The first ever osteopathy fee schedule and guideline has been published in Canada by the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (

This recommended osteopathy fee guideline is applicable only to osteopaths practicing in the Province of Ontario (Canada).

Friday, 20 September 2013

Professor Habibinia Teaching at NUMSS

Professor Abazar Habibinia, MD Teaching Sports Injuries today at National University of Medical Sciences.

We are proud to have such distinguished faculty as the world famous sports specialist Dr Habibinia, author of numerous books.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

NUMSS Admissions Office in Tehran, Iran

National University of Medical Sciences has now an admissions office in Tehran, Iran. Iranian physiotherapists, physicians, and others with previous health education who are interested in becoming an osteopath should contact our admissions office in Tehran.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Dr Pourgol Teaching Osteopathic Counterstrain Techniques

Dr Shahin Pourgol, president and one of the professors of the  National University of Medical Sciences teaching osteopathic Counterstrain techniques.  Strain/Counterstrain techniques are osteopathic techniques developed by Dr Lawrence Jones, DO who passed away in 1996. These are indirect passive techniques, great for soft tissue injuries.

Monday, 9 September 2013

O que é a Osteopatia?

O que é a Osteopatia?

A Osteopatia é mais conhecida no tratamento de doenças músculo-esquelética tais como dores nas costas e pescoço, dor ciática, lesões desportivas e tensão postural. Simplificando, otimizar o balanço estrutural permite que a fisiologia tenha uma melhor funcionalidade. A prática da osteopatia combina o conhecimento médico atual com a filosofia osteopática.
Plausibilidade científica e os resultados comprovados têm uma prioridade maior no tratamento de pacientes e na gestão de casos. A Osteopatia possui uma filosofia de cuidados com a visão centrada no paciente e não centrada na doença do paciente,

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Ontario (Canada) Needs 2,500 Osteopaths

Province of Ontario Needs 2500 Osteopaths

The 2013 Canadian manual osteopathy job analysis report by the Council on Manual Osteopathy Education indicates that the province of Ontario (Canada) has a shortage of 2,500 manual osteopaths.

Currently there is only 1 osteopath per 20,000 people in Ontario (0.05 per 1,000) while there is 1 medical doctor per 500 people, 1 physiotherapist per 1,500 people and 1 chiropractor per 3,000 people.

Health professionals such as physiotherapists, massage therapists, physicians, naturopaths, acupuncturists, homeopaths, kinesiologists, athletic therapists, and chiropractors should consider studying osteopathy. You find employment quickly, or if you have your own clinic, you get tons of referrals. Most manual osteopaths in Ontario are fully booked and do not accept new patients. In Richmond Hill, Ontario there is a waiting list of 2 months to see a manual osteopath. Pay starts at $30 per hour for new graduates and the average income for established manual osteopaths is $90,000 per year. Over 95% of insurers in Ontario reimburse for osteopathic care.

We would like to see patients in every corner of Ontario have access to osteopathic care and we need your help to bring osteopathy to them. Enroll in one of our nine degree programs to study osteopathy with the largest provider of osteopathic education in the world. We teach European style manual osteopathy (no surgery, no medications), in 65 cities of 35 countries.

National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) offers 30 degrees; including 9 in osteopathy (BSc, MA, MSc, PhD, DO). NUMSS tuition is kept low at 1500 EURO per semester to make osteopathic education affordable to students worldwide.

Health professionals such as physiotherapists, physicians, massage therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, homeopaths, and naturopaths may enroll in our accelerated program and finish the 3 years full time bachelor of science in osteopathy in only 6 months, or complete the 4 years Doctor of Osteopathy degree program in just 1 year.

Our sister school, National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) offers an accelerated 4 months program for health practitioners in osteopathic manual practice. Tuition for the NAO diploma in osteopathic manual practice (DOMP) program for health practitioners is $5026 (Canadian). NAO program could be taken online or in-campus at York University Heights in Toronto. Students can practice in our student clinic.

NAO & NUMSS are fully accredited by the Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board (CMOEB), International Osteopathic Association (IOA), Council on Manual Osteopathy Education (CMOE), College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario (COMPO), and many other organizations.

Our osteopathy programs are World Health Organization (WHO) compliant and our graduates, upon successful passing of the board exams are permitted to receive license numbers to bill insurers in Ontario.

There is zero unemployment in manual osteopathy profession in Ontario. Graduates find employment easily and many open their own clinics. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has chosen manual osteopathy as one of the top 25 occupations in demand in Canada (report published in 2012 in the Toronto Star newspaper). To read the report click on the video link:

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Join us, become an osteopath and secure your future.



Thursday, 5 September 2013

8 New Admission Offices in China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macauo

NUMSS Has Eight New Admissions Offices in Asia

National Academy of Osteopathy graduate, Manual osteopath, Mr Tony Lee (owner of two admissions offices in Scarborough and Richmond Hill in Ontario) has opened eight more admission offices of NAO & NUMSS in China (mainland, Hong Kong, Macau), Taiwan, and Malaysia.

NUMSS staff and faculty congratulate Mr Lee for owning ten admission offices. It is thanks to Mr Lee that osteopathy has expanded greatly in the Chinese community of Canada & elsewhere.

Any students in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Macau that is interested in studying osteopathy at National University of Medical Sciences please contact Mr Lee directly at his Facebook page:

National Academy of Osteopathy 國家整骨醫學院-北美及亞洲區 

or by emailing him at:


The new admissions offices are located at:



K-140, Jalan Lin Chen Mei

Kampung Koh,

32000 Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia



Lane 69, Chongqing Rd

Banqiao District

New Taipei City

Taiwan   220





BL 02, FL 17, Flat C

Ed. Jardim Ciadade, Man Fok



Hong Kong (2 offices)

Office #1

15A, Mount Davis 33

33 Ka Wai Man Rd

Kennedy Town, HK

Office #2

26B, Block 8, Phase 2

Tai Hing Garden

Tuen Mun, N.T.



China (3 offices)

Office #1

Unit 806

3-Jun Ya St. N., Huang Pu

Guang Zhou, Guang Dong


Office #2

48 Ye Jin Ed

Yan Jiao, Beijing


Office #3

Unit 231, 9th Floor, North Building

Hua Cheng International Building

Wu Si Road, Peng Lou District