When people experience muscular and skeletal pain, the muscles can constrict and become less mobile to protect the injured area. In cases of chronic and prolonged pain and injury, the muscles begin to habitually tighten and remain tense despite the eventual healing of the area. Orthobionomy is a practice that studies on the causes of imbalance and corrects structural alignment to relieve this type of prolonged tension. This technique then works on relieving tension and providing the body with stimulus to relax this habitual muscular constriction, providing a genuine solution to pain management and alleviating the need for long term medication.
Orthobionomy is a treatment practice that was developed approximately 30 years ago by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls. The practice combines oriental therapies with Western medical knowledge to provide a technique that restores balance to the body’s musculoskeletal system. This technique looks at how the body can develop incorrect patterns of muscular contraction as a result of past injury or stress. It then endeavours to correct that imbalance to restore the body’s natural movement and muscular action, thereby relieving pain associated with tension and muscular contraction.
Practicioners of Orthobionomy find that this the techniques used are highly effective for relieving pain cause by migrains, tension headaches, whiplash and other similar types of musculoskeletal trauma. The practice of Orthobionomy assesses the way in which imbalances occur in the body and soft tissue responses become ‘habitual’. When muscular constriction and contraction becomes habitual, the area that was injured can continue to remain stiff and sore long after the underlying cause is rectified.
Orthobionomy employs massage and movement techniques that are designed to stimulate the central nervous system and trigger the brain to cease the contraction of muscles in an area that is no longer injured. By doing this, the pain, tightness of muscles and stiffness that can surround an old injury can be alleviated, so that the patient is able to move freely and the body and muscles are able to relax. For sufferers of chronic pain, these kinds of pain relief techniques can offer the first non-chemical solution to pain relief that they may have experienced in a long time. Correcting habitual muscular contractions and restoring balance to the affected area thereby relieves the need for ongoing medication.
Chronic pain sufferers often have little choice but to take pain medication for extended periods of time. The risk of this is creating an imbalance in the body and the potential development of addiction to pain killers. Orthobionomy is a useful way to help combat that problem, by taking a more holistic approach to chronic pain management. This technique works on alleviating problems of imbalance and the use of corrective massage and exercise, along with natural treatments to supplement the physical side of the therapy.
The practice of Orthobionomy gives chronic pain sufferers a means to avoid continual use of strong pain medication with all the potentially negative side effects that this can lead to. Taking a holistic approach to pain management can help restore the patient’s confidence, letting them feel more health and strong, providing them with improved quality of life and correcting imbalance in the body.