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An exercise for harmonisation and calming: You can use the exercise to test and train your flexibility, strength and coordination.
The cover of the osteopathic self-life book with Osteopathie Hamburg.
The Osteopathy Self-Help BookTorsten Liem with Christine Tsolodimos296 pages, softcoverTrias 2022ISBN: 978-3-432-11418-7€ 29.99 The Osteopathy Self-Help Book How osteopathy works and promotes self-healing. With exercises
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The topic of fasting training is on everyone's lips right now, because many people expect it to improve their metabolism. Many athletes also hope to improve their performance. In this blog article, we explain what this form of nutrition and exercise is all about and what you should bear in mind. We will give you an insight into the scientific background and physiological processes that take place in the body during fasting training.
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Strong short stimuli such as cold showers, heat and sweating, short intense physical activities etc. are very beneficial for the immune system and many other body systems. Cold applications in autumn can additionally prepare your body for the cold winter season.
A group of business people enjoy fun and paediatric osteopathy by playfully jumping in the air.
Excessive sitting is a serious health risk (Hamilton et al 2008). Increased sitting time leads to an increasingly higher risk of mortality from all causes (Katzmarzyk 2009). Tip:Interrupt

Fit at your desk: simple exercises to combat the sitting dilemma

In our latest blog post, discover simple but effective balancing exercises that are specially designed for everyday office life. Learn how you can prevent back problems, boost your metabolism and improve your concentration with short movement breaks - without having to leave your desk. These practical tips will help you stay active and healthy despite a sedentary job.

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Trembling against stress - incl. self-help videos

Discover two unique relaxation techniques on our latest blog post: 'Muscle tremors lying down' and 'Muscle tremors standing up'. These videos show you how to release muscle tension and rejuvenate your body through simple exercises at home. Ideal for those looking for effective methods for relaxation and mindfulness. Watch the videos and learn more about the benefits of these techniques!

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Anniversary of death - Dr Viola Frymann

To mark the anniversary of my teacher Viola M. Frymann D.O.'s death today, I am making available an inspiring foreword that she wrote in 2008 as the foreword to a book on paediatric osteopathy by Christoph Plothe and myself. She had the expertise to bring together interdisciplinary experts. The workshop was terrific, Dr Frank Willard, Dr Peter Springall (neurologist), Dr Claude Valenti (ophthalmologist) and Dr Yuri Moskalenko complemented Viola Frymann's practical teaching content. 

She was full of inspiration and energy. I still remember well how I had to make an effort to keep up with her on walks and follow her conversation at the same time.

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Osteopath Hamburg - Effective treatment for complaints

Osteopathy is a holistic form of treatment that aims to identify and treat the causes of complaints. Manual techniques are used to release tension, improve mobility and increase well-being. Osteopathy treats people as a unity of body, mind and soul and aims not only to alleviate symptoms, but also to have a preventative effect. Common complaints such as back pain and headaches can be effectively alleviated by osteopathic treatments. The choice of a qualified osteopath is crucial for the success of the treatment.

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Do we need a new term to better understand the lives of pain patients?

As an osteopath in Hamburg, I encounter people struggling with pain every day. Pain is a complex and profound experience that goes far beyond the purely physical. Previous concepts such as self-efficacy, pain-related anxiety and so-called catastrophising attempt to capture these experiences, but often present an oversimplified picture of the reality of pain patients.

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