Osteopathic manipulative treatment improves heart surgery outcomes: A randomised controlled trial Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated...

If you suffer from anxiety or would like a yoga exercise that will improve your mental health, check the video and try it out. This exercise is from Tama Soble of Esther Myers' Yoga Studio in Canada. What an inspiration. Enjoy! Anxiety disorders are the most...

The effect of diaphragmatic breathing on attention, negative affect and stress in healthy adults  A growing number of empirical studies have revealed that diaphragmatic breathing may trigger body relaxation responses and benefit both physical and mental health. However, the specific benefits of on mental health remain largely...

Demands and stresses Feel more present and “embodied” Having worked in the City of London for over two and a half decades I have been noticing the difference in the kind of patients referred to me over the last 2 years. People have been coming with a...

Ensinando os conceitos da osteopatia O processo de internalização destes conceitos. O ensino é uma arte e habilidade que pode ser desenvolvido de diversas maneiras. Qualquer palestrante sabe quando está tendo um bom desempenho. Podemos ver o interesse ou a sua falta nos rostos dos alunos. Podemos...

Teaching osteopathy Internalization process of the concepts Teaching is an art and skill which can be developed in so many different ways.  Any lecturer knows when the delivery is going well or not. We can see students’ faces, interest or lack of it.  We can monitor their...

An interesting new research finding by Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan regarding the possible links between the gut and Parkinson’s disease. It is very early to obtain solid evidence but it is looking encouraging. Amazing to learn about further research discoveries related to the...

It is great news to see more published work demonstrating the importance of patient's participation in their improvement and well being! I have noticed a remarkable response from NHS patients who are embracing recommended yoga and specific engaging movements that support their rehabilitation by reconnecting or even developing...

It is a challenge for me to stop! I am enjoying a well-deserved break. Here we are, already in April again and just as I was enjoying a well-deserved break from work during Easter Lucia has reminded me that it was time to come up with the...

Knowledge is one of the most precious things in life, and as such a valuable thing it needs to be shared. I've decided to share the scientific articles that inspire me and brought me some new perspective or knowledge. Here's the first one. I hope you find it useful...