Definitions for "Osteopathic medicine"
A form of conventional medicine that, in part, emphasizes diseases arising in the musculoskeletal system. There is an underlying belief that all of the body's systems work together and that disturbances in one system may affect function elsewhere in the body. Some osteopathic physicians practice osteopathic manipulation, a full-body system of hands-on techniques to alleviate pain, restore function, and promote health and well-being. Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Diagnosis and treatment of general medical conditions. Specialization in the primary care of all age groups.
a contemporary school of medical thought and practice, founded on the concept that the normal state of a person is health