Depression, anxiety and stress are strongly interconnected to pain. When your day-to-day activities are interrupted because of pain, it becomes frustrating and the lack of "the normal you" becomes overwhelming.
I have seen/heard about personal, professional relationships and self-relations affected by the torment of being in pain every day. You can become dissociated from yourself, easily irritable, distressed and lose the joy in life. This is not the real you.
Sometimes pain is actually caused by depression, anxiety, and stress. The constant holding in your worries and thoughts can promote tensing of your muscles, digestive upset and irrational thoughts, which can over time, lead to a weak and unstable body prone to disease and disruption. In the end, you are in a vicious cycle: stress causing tension; tension causing pain; pain causing stress and struggling moods.
Not only does manual osteopathy help to relieve the pain and break the vicious cycle, it is actually very soothing and encourages mind-body relaxation. In addition, osteopathy improves circulation of your blood, lymphatic system and cerebral-spinal fluid. This increase in circulation will bring the proper nutrients to the brain, as well as allow hormones to release properly and flood the body with the "happy chemicals" (dopamine, serotonin, endorphins). In particular cranial (head) osteopathy re-establishes the connection between brain and body, this will naturally reduce depression.
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Melissa Kennedy |Manual Osteopathic Practitioner