- a therapeutic system originally based upon the premise that manipulation of the muscles and bones to promote structural integrity could restore or preserve health: current osteopathic physicians use the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of conventional medicine as well as manipulative measures.
Origin of osteopathy
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Examples from the Web for osteopathy
Like massage, osteopathy, or medicine, it should follow careful diagnosis.Civics and Health
William H. Allen
There was Plasmon, that "panacea for all human ills which osteopathy could not reach."The Ordeal of Mark Twain
Van Wyck Brooks
Several books have been compiled, called "Principles of Osteopathy."
I write this article on blood for the student of Osteopathy.
In 1908 the School of Osteopathy had 18 instructors and 398 students.
- a system of healing based on the manipulation of bones or other parts of the body
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Word Origin and History for osteopathy
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- A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other bodily parts and cause many disorders that can be corrected by various manipulative techniques used in conjunction with conventional therapeutic procedures.osteopathic medicine
- A disease of a bone.osteopathia
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- A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system can cause disorders in other bodily parts and can be corrected by various manipulative techniques. These are used in conjunction with conventional medical and surgical treatments.
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A system of medicine that stresses healing through the manipulation of body parts while also using many standard medical practices, such as surgery or drugs.
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