Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

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Osteopathic medicine is founded on the philosophy that the whole body is interrelated and has the innate ability to heal itself, if properly stimulated. It emphasizes a holistic approach of the human body when treating a patient’s illness, not just treating specific symptoms, but also looking for the underlying cause of the illness. As opposed to allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians receive additional training on the musculoskeletal system in order to better understand how that system influences the body as a whole. This additional training facilitates the ability of an osteopathic physician to practice osteopathic manipulative medicine, an additional training that they get. Osteopathic manipulative medicine is a hands-on care that

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