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Treatment of Pain and Injury

Outcome & Case Data - Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment



Giunti GJ , Leonard PS , and Gates BA
Osteopathic manipulative treatment: effects on bowel frequency in the geriatric and head-injured
JAOA: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1998 Jul;98(7):388

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may increase BM/wk in certain individuals, and may be an option for bowel management in selected patients.   


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Henery JG
Osteopathic management
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1948 Jun;47(10):522-525

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is aimed at normalizing areas of tension to restore the body to homeostasis and enhance its natural healing capabilities. OMT can be applied to gastrointestinal disturbances such as constipation, diarrhea, intestinal obstruction, intestinal colic, colitis, mucous colitis, hemorrhoids, and flatulency. Addressing the specific lesion pertaining to the disease will help alleviate pain, increase peristalsis, remove impactions, stretch adhesions, strengthen weakened muscles, and in general give tone to all of the abdominal organs.

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Ostrow GL
OMT for IBS.  The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine: The Official Publication of the American College of General Practitioners in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery / ACGP 1989 Jan;3(1):6 

OMT helps improve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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