The visceral field includes the internal organs and their suspensory ligaments, vasculature, lymphatic vessels and nerves.
The organ system functions just like the locomotor system through balanced movements. Those fine, rhythmic and unconscious movements of the organs can be easily perceived in the heart or the lung, but they actually exist in any other internal organ to a corresponding extent (for example intestinal peristalsis, kidney movement or blood and lymph flow).
Even small restrictions of these movements, along with an insufficient supply and evacuation situation in one of the organs, can cause a local or general dysfunction. Examples of possible causes for such dysfunctions are; previous inflammatory processes, postoperative scars, or simply malnutrition and lifestyle habits.
Although a loss of mobility does not necessarily cause pain, it can be a fertile ground for diseases. Due to detailed anatomical knowledge and differentiated practical training, an osteopath’s hands are capable of palpating, interpreting and treating even the smallest movements inside the body. The aim is to restore the physiological tissue tension and movement and its integration in the entire organism.