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Digestive problems

Digestive problems are a common concern among many people, as they can significantly affect their quality of life.

In this article, we will explore how osteopathy can offer an effective solution to treat digestive problems and improve overall wellbeing.

Tips for healthy digestion, osteopathy can help with digestive problems

Digestive problems and their impact

Digestive problems, such as constipation, diarrhoea, irregular bowel movements, bloating and bloating, can be symptoms of an imbalance in the digestive system. These symptoms can cause discomfort, pain and affect the ability to lead a normal, active life.


Constipation is a common problem that affects many people at some point in their lives. It is characterised by difficulty passing stools, which can lead to abdominal discomfort, bloating and general discomfort. Osteopathy can help relieve constipation by improving the mobility and function of the digestive tract.


Diarrhoea is another digestive condition that can cause discomfort and affect quality of life. It is characterised by frequent and loose bowel movements, often accompanied by abdominal pain and general discomfort. Osteopathy can help to regularise the digestive system and reduce the frequency and severity of diarrhoea.

Irregular Traffic

Irregular bowel movements, or alternating between constipation and diarrhoea, can be a frustrating problem for many people. Osteopathy can help balance the digestive system and promote regular and healthy bowel movements.


Abdominal bloating is a common symptom of digestive problems and can be caused by a build-up of gas in the digestive tract. Osteopathy can help relieve bloating by improving the mobility of the abdominal organs and promoting better circulation.

Abdominal Strain

Bloating, or the sensation of feeling bloated or with a bulging abdomen, can be an uncomfortable symptom caused by digestive problems. Osteopathy can help reduce bloating by improving the function of the digestive system and promoting better elimination of waste.

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Osteopathic treatment for digestive problems

Osteopathy focuses on treating the whole person, addressing not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of health problems. In the case of digestive problems, an osteopath will work to identify and correct any imbalances in the digestive system, using gentle, non-invasive manual techniques.

Osteopathy is based on the idea that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself when given the right environment. In the case of digestive problems, an osteopath will use a variety of gentle manual techniques to help restore balance and normal function to the digestive system. These techniques may include gentle manipulations of the soft tissues and joints to release tension and improve the mobility of internal organs.

In addition to working directly on the abdomen, an osteopath may also examine and treat areas of the body that may be contributing to digestive problems. For example, the spine and nervous system play an important role in digestive function, so an osteopath may perform spinal adjustments to improve communication between the brain and the digestive system.

Treatment for digestive problems

Tips to promote healthy digestion

In addition to osteopathic treatment, there are some measures you can do at home to promote healthy digestion and prevent digestive problems. Some useful tips include:

Tips for Healthy Digestion


Maintain a balanced diet

Eat a variety of fibre-rich foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Drink enough water

Stay well hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Exercise regularly

Engage in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day.

Reduce stress

Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga or deep breathing.

Avoid overeating

Eat smaller portions and eat more frequent meals throughout the day.

Advantages of Osteopathy in Digestive Health

Osteopathy, an alternative medical practice that focuses on holistic treatment of the human body, offers a variety of digestive health benefits. Here are some outstanding advantages:

Improvement of visceral mobility

Osteopaths use gentle manual techniques to improve the mobility of internal organs, which can help optimise digestion and the functioning of the gastrointestinal system.

Relief of abdominal tension

Through gentle, targeted manipulations, osteopaths can help release muscle and fascial tension in the abdomen, which can relieve digestive discomfort and reduce the feeling of bloating and abdominal distension.

Optimisation of intestinal peristalsis

Peristalsis is the muscular movement that propels food through the digestive system. Osteopathy can help to improve this process, promoting a more regular and efficient intestinal transit.

Balance of the enteric nervous system

The enteric nervous system, often called the "second brain", plays a crucial role in regulating digestion. Osteopaths work to balance this system, which can help reduce intestinal sensitivity and improve digestive function.

Addressing structural dysfunctions

Osteopathy focuses on identifying and correcting structural dysfunctions in the body that can affect digestive health, such as spinal misalignments that can compress the nerves that control the gastrointestinal system.

Emotional health support

There is a close connection between emotional stress and digestive disorders. Osteopaths can work to release emotional tension stored in the body, which can contribute to better digestive health.

Osteopathic treatment for digestive problems in babies

Babies can experience a variety of digestive problems that can cause discomfort and sleep difficulties. Osteopathy offers a gentle and effective approach to address these problems in the very young. During an osteopathic session for babies, the osteopath will use gentle techniques to assess and treat possible tensions and restrictions in the nervous and musculoskeletal system that may be contributing to digestive problems.

These techniques can help relieve tension in the digestive system, promote better flow and motility, and improve the overall function of the gastrointestinal system. Importantly, osteopathic treatment for babies is safe and comfortable, and can be a beneficial option for addressing digestive problems such as colic, constipation, diarrhoea and gas. If your baby experiences persistent digestive problems, consider consulting an osteopath specialising in babies to assess and treat any underlying issues.

digestive problems in babies helped by osteopathy

Your questions about digestive problems

Nicolas and Marina answer your questions about osteopathy and digestive problems.
Major diseases affecting the digestive system include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), coeliac disease, gastritis, peptic ulcers, and functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Digestive problems can be solved through diet and lifestyle changes, medication prescribed by a doctor, and alternative treatments such as visceral osteopathy and digestive therapy.
Common symptoms of bowel problems include abdominal pain, bloating, changes in bowel habits, diarrhoea, constipation, excessive gas, and general discomfort after eating.
If the digestive system is not functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of health problems, including malabsorption of nutrients, nutritional deficiencies, increased risk of chronic diseases, and chronic gastrointestinal distress.
To improve the digestive system, you can consume foods rich in fibre, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. In addition, it is important to stay well hydrated and avoid foods that trigger digestive symptoms.
Some natural methods for improving digestive health include eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress, and using natural herbs and supplements that promote digestive health.
Some home remedies to reduce stomach bloating include drinking ginger tea, taking probiotics, consuming chamomile or peppermint, and avoiding foods that cause bloating, such as fatty and spicy foods.
Ginger tea, apple cider vinegar, coconut water, and peppermint tea are some home remedies that can help relieve stomach inflammation.
You should consult a digestive doctor if you experience persistent symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or changes in bowel habits that do not improve with diet or lifestyle changes.
Visceral osteopathy is a form of osteopathic treatment that focuses on improving the mobility and function of internal organs to promote overall health and well-being.
Digestive therapy is a treatment approach that focuses on improving the function of the digestive system through dietary changes, nutritional supplements, relaxation and stress management techniques.
Visceral massage is a therapeutic technique used to improve the mobility and function of internal organs through gentle and precise manipulations.
Structural osteopathy is a form of osteopathic treatment that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and nervous system problems through manual manipulation.
Metabolic osteopathy is a branch of osteopathy that focuses on the balance and proper functioning of the body's metabolism, including hormone regulation and stress management.