Chest and Stomach
Viscera is the collective name for the organs present in the chest and abdomen. Osteopaths treat the tissues and, therefore, are able to treat the organs within the body to improve blood flow and drainage thereby improving the person's health.
Although not claiming that all problems can be treated on a structural level, problems that develop post trauma such as a car crash can be assisted with Visceral Osteopathy.
Osteopathy can also assist an asthma sufferer by relaxing the breathing muscles, freeing restrictions in the rib cage and spine to improve drainage and blood supply.
Hiatus hernia, where the cardiac sphincter of the stomach creeps up into the thoracic cavity causing discomfort, can be eased by pulling it back down into the abdominal cavity.