Osteopathy. Osteopath examining a baby with infantile colic, a painful build-up of wind in the intestines. She is carefully feeling the baby's abdomen, a technique called palpation, in order to find the cause of the problem. Osteopathy is a medical system that acknowledges the importance of the musculoskeletal system to a healthy body. A disorder in one part of this interrelated system may cause problems in another. After diagnosis, treatment commonly involves manual manipulation, stretching or the application of pressure.
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