How can Osteopathy influence Heart health?
The Heart sits in the Thorax and on the Diaphragm.
Osteopathic treatment of the Thorax and Diaphragm will have a positive effect on the Heart.
The Thorax is the part of your body where the ribs are.
The Diaphragm is the muscular layer that separates the Thorasic cavity that contains the Heart and Lungs from the Abdomen that contains Stomach and Intestines.
Some of the nerves to the heart leave the Thorasic part spinal column and track to the Heart. The Heart sits on the Diaphragm.
The ribs are there to protect the contents inside the rib cage, mostly the heart and lungs. The ribs hang off and articulate with the Thorasic part of the spine.
Good Heart health is dependent on its blood and nerve supply and its relationships with the structures around it.
For the heart to function well it is necessary to allow the heart tissue room to contract and relax. This will help ensure there is a good blood supply to the heart tissue.
At Ellerslie Osteopaths we always look at the way the spine, thorax and diaphragm works.
This will help the heart toward and maintain good health.