Osteopathy is a non-pharmacological, "hands-on" approach aimed at strengthening the
body's own defense mechanisms. Osteopathy - derived from the Greek words "osteon"
(tissue) and "pathos" (feeling) is essentially "feeling the motion of tissues".
It is an established medical system of diagnosis and treatment with its main emphasis
on the STRUCTURAL and FUNCTIONAL integrity of the body!
Osteopathy may be divided into two techniques;
Direct - practitioner (chiropractic) thrusts through the restrictive barrier, and
Indirect - practitioner setting up the tissues to "unwind" and move through the
restrictive barrier on their own.
Animal Normalization Therapy (ANT) is defined as "a unique combination of manual
therapy techniques derived from the principles of osteopathy with its main goal to
"normalize" vascular, lymphatic, neurological, and fascial dysfunctions in the body". It
helps return the dysfunctional motilities to its homeostatsis within the body.
ANT© builds upon Dr. Andrew Taylor Stills' conclusion that unity of function is
dependent upon fascial, vascular, and lymphatic systems by integrating them within
each of the indirect techniques utilized by the practitioner rather than treating them
separately. These techniques restore an animal's normal function more quickly and
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