Monday, November 17, 2014

Manual Osteopathy Research on Cardiovascular Diseases

Did you know research has proven osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) effective for improving blood flow, lowering blood pressure, cardiac function after heart bypass surgery, preventing blood vessel thickening, controlling hemodynamic during pregnancy, & reducing inflammation?

Below is a list of scientific research indicating the effectiveness of manual osteopathy for health & blood vessels diseases.

Karason AB & Drysdale IP (J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 2003) improved blood flow to the limbs by using OMT.
Spiegel AJ et al (Heart Dis, 2003) did a review that showed OMT can help treat high blood pressure.
O-Yurvati AH et al (JAOA, 2005) demonstrated that OMT improves cardiac function and perfusion of blood after CABG (heart bypass).
Cerritelli F et al (J Bodyw Mov Ther, 2011) showed that OMT improves high blood pressure and can prevent blood vessel thickening.
Giles PD et al (J Altern Complement Med, 2013) used OMT to enhance heart rate variability.
Hensel KL et al (Complement Ther Med, 2013) showed that OMT can improve hemodynamic control in pregnancy.
Noll DR (JAOA, 2013) demonstrated that OMT reduced platelet counts (markers of acute inflammation) in elderly patients.
Wieting JM et al (JAOA, 2013) performed a randomized controlled study to show improved functional recovery by using OMT after CABG.

National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) teaches a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) program in 45 countries. NAO is the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world, and the only osteopathic college to be accepted as an affiliate member of Ontario Hospital Association.

Our Canadian students are eligible for full scholarships by WorkBC program of Canadian government if they are unemployed in British Columbia and fit the eligibility criteria.

Those who are Metis, are eligible to receive full scholarship to study at NAO by the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Unemployed Canadians between the ages of 18 to 22 are eligible to receive $4000 scholarship under the Youth Employment Program to study at NAO.

NAO graduates in Canada can now join the 2nd oldest osteopathy association in Canada (Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association) which is accepted by most insurers.

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