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May 2013

Yes….. even newborns and infants can benefit from Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)!

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The birthing process causes physical forces that compress the baby’s skull, neck and nervous system, especially in a prolonged labor or if Pitocin is used. This may affect not only the baby’s appearance but also the function of other body parts, including the   nerves that control sucking, digestion and sleep. Many parents notice that their infant is more relaxed and sleeps better after receiving this gentle, restorative treatment. Osteopathic physicians are trained to detect strain patterns throughout the whole body including the head and spine. They use their highly developed sense of touch, known as palpation, to assess the subtle…

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