Monday, 17 November 2014

Osteopathy Research on Head & Nervous System Diseases

Did you know osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) can help with depression, children ear infection, infantile colic, function in children with cerebral palsy, visual function, TMJ function, & headaches?

Below is a list of research demonstrating the science behind the effectiveness of manual osteopathy. 

Plotkin BJ et al (JAOA, 2001) did a randomized study, demonstrating lessened symptoms of depression after OMT.
Mills MV et al (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2003) did a randomized trial, showing OMT led to fewer and less severe ear infections in children.
Goldstein FJ et al (JAOA, 2005) did a randomized controlled trial to show that less pain medicine was necessary after uterus surgery.
Hayden C & Mullinger B (Complement Ther Clin Pract, 2006) did a controlled, prospective study to show that OMT improved infantile colic.
Anderson RE & Seniscal C (Headache, 2006) showed OMT improved tension-type headaches when combined with relaxation techniques.
Monaco A et al (Eur J Paediatr Dent, 2008) suggested that OMT can induce changes in jaw function.
Duncan B et al (JAOA, 2008) did a randomized controlled trial, demonstrating that OMT improved function in children with cerebral palsy.
Sandhouse ME et al (JAOA, 2010) did a randomized controlled trial, showing OMT benefits visual function.
Cuccia AM et al (J Bodyw Mov Ther, 2010) performed a randomized controlled trial, revealing OMT treats jaw disease.
Cramer D et al (JAOA, 2010) found that OMT is safe for use in patients with traumatic brain injury.
Ajimsha MS (J Bodyw Mov Ther, 2011) showed OMT can treat tension-type headaches.
Voigt K et al (J Altern Complement Med, 2011) showed OMT can treat migraine-type headaches.
Miana L et al (J Bodyw Mov Ther, 2013) used EEGs to show an increase in alpha absolute power with OMT.

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