Osteopathy is an alternative treatment approach based on manipulation of the bones, joints, spinal cord and accompanying musculature to increase circulation and movement of vital fluids to ease particularly swelling and painful conditions. Since it relates more to the bony structures, it gets its name osteopathy meaning treatment of the bone. The heart of this practice is the idea that a displacement of the spinal structure can block the free flow of blood and essential fluids in the body, thus setting in a number of health complications. The osteopathic manipulations are known to clear such blockages and restore normalcy. The osteopathic practitioner carefully studies a patient’s postural or mobility difficulties and pain locations and applies selected manipulations over a number of sessions to ease the discomforts. This approach has been found to be particularly useful in treating repetitive motion injuries, rheumatic pains, and stiff neck problems.Osteopathy works on the premise that the human body can remedy ailments on its own if it’s provided with the right nutrition and the proper relationship is maintained between anatomical structure and physiological functions. Osteopaths stress the interdependence of a healthy musculoskeletal system and disease prevention and recovery. Osteopathy includes the use of drugs and surgery for treatment. In fact, only a small percentage of osteopathy treatment today makes use of spinal manipulation; most of the treatment is through drugs and surgery.