HAY FEVER & SINUSITIS in Cyprus | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

Osteopathy Acupuncture in Action | Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol

HAY FEVER & SINUSITIS in Cyprus | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

A 63 year old patient presented to the clinic with hay fever and sinusitis in Paphos, Cyprus, which caused symptoms of maxillary pain (sinus pain), headaches and watery eyes.

On examination there was tenderness around the facial sinus areas.

Treatment consisted of Osteopathic drainage of the naso-facial region and lymphatic drainage into the submandibular glands. Osteopathic manipulation of the spine is also encouraged for drainage. Acupuncture was also applied to the facial region to decrease pain and inflammation.

After both Osteopathy and Acupuncture treatment, the patient felt more open in the sinus area with less headaches.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion IERARCHON
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

BURSITIS | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

Osteopathy Acupuncture in Action | Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol

BURSITIS | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

A 42 year old patient presented with a Bursitis in Paphos, Cyprus around the left hip and knee. Symptoms were predominately of pain, stiffness which were aggravated by damp and cold weather.

On examination, X-rays indicated soft tissue swelling around the patella (knee cap) otherwise known as house maids knee, and a large swelling behind the knee (popliteal fossa). The was also pain around the left hip and swelling below the iliac crest.

On osteopathic examination there was stiffness and pain around the joint margin and peri patella bursal effusion that was extra articular.

Treatment consisted of Osteopathic mobilisation of the knee joint and lymphatic drainage. Osteopathic manipulation of the lower back and hip traction was also applied to aid in relieving the swelling (bursitis) and promoting movement of the joints, loosening of the muscles and increasing blood flow to the muscles.

Acupuncture was also applied for both pain relief and to decrease inflammation.

After both Osteopathy and Acupuncture treatment, the patient felt more mobility and less pain on walking.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion IERARCHON
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME | COLD HANDS | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

Osteopathy Acupuncture in Action | Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol

RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME in Cyprus | COLD HANDS | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

A 66 year old patient presented to the clinic with a history of chronic Raynaud’s Syndrome and Scleroderma. Symptoms were predominately of pain and cold extremities.

On examination, X-rays indicated advanced degenerative spondylolitic (arthritic) changes of the cervical spine, loss of disc height and some compression of the central spinal canal.

On osteopathic examination, the spinal areas of the cervico-thoracic region were fixated and hypertrophic. The muscles around the scapulo-thoracic region were fibrotic.

Treatment consisted of Osteopathic mobilisation of the spine to aid in promoting movement, releasing nerve compression (neuritis), loosening the muscles, increasing blood flow to the muscles.

Osteopathic manipulation of the cervico-thoracic region of the spine helped to reduce pain in the arms and hands and reduce the feeling of cold in the hands.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion IERARCHON
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS in Cyprus & AUTO IMMUNE DISORDERS | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

Osteopathy Acupuncture in Action | Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS in Cyprus & AUTO IMMUNE DISORDERS | CYPRUS CLINIC | OSTEOPATHY | ACUPUNCTURE | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS

A 35 year old patient presented to the clinic with a history of chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis, with periodic phases of exascerbations of sweliing, pain and tenderness of the joints. The wrists, knees and spine were all involved during the flare up of symptoms.

On examination, X-rays indicated mild degenerative changes to the joint margins of the distal radius and ulna. The knees also showed irregularities at the condylar region of the femur and joint effusion.

On osteopathic examination, the joints were hyper mobile and the paraspinal muscles indicated an increased tonus and were fibrotic.

Treatment consisted of Osteopathic mobilisation of the spine to aid in regulating the autonomic nervous system, and articulation of the joints to ease the pain and inflammation of the tendinitis (tenosynovitis) of the wrists. Acupuncture was applied to regulate the neuro-endocrine system, and specifically for pain relief, to aid circulation, ease muscular tonus and reduce fluid retention. Osteopathic manipulation of the cervico-thoracic region of the spine help reduce pain in the arms and hands.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion IERARCHON
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

HORMONE TREATMENT | CYPRUS | PAPHOS OSTEOPATHY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

Osteopathy Acupuncture in Action | Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol

HORMONE IMBALANCE | MENORRHAGIA, DYSMENORRHEA and DYSFUNCTIONAL UTERINE BLEEDING

A 18 year old patient presented to the clinic with a history of abnormal rhythm in their monthly cycle.

All pelvic examinations with Ultra-Sound were negative.

The patient complained of heavy painful periods, with clotting of the blood. The period of the bleed would last for seven days. She would also experience fluid retention and pain below the umbilical region.

Psycho-emotional state of the patient; Impatient, disappointed with herself, under stress, sad, anxious, holding stuff in, breathing problems, mood swings.

All these symptoms coincided with a road traffic accident a year ago, where the patient was hospitalised, in shock, suffering with amnesia.

Osteopathy and Acupuncture look specifically into the causation of symptomatology. There are a pluralism of factors that are involved in ‘driving a symptom pattern’, and it is in the body i.e. the musculo-skeletal structures where we find the root problem of the symptoms. In this case, there we many asymmetries and musculo-skeletal blocks of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar segments of the spine.

Treatment consisted of Osteopathic mobilisation of the lumbar spine to aid the outflow of the autonomic nervous system to the pelvic organs. Acupuncture was applied to regulate the neuro-endocrine system, to aid circulation, ease muscular cramps and reduce fluid retention. Osteopathic manipulation of the cervical spine to aid thyroid and parathyroid function as a mediator for hormone balance.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion IERARCHON
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF SPINE AND SHOULDER | CYPRUS OSTEOPATHY ACUPUNCTURE CENTRE

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE SPINE AND SHOULDER

An elderly patient over 85 years old presented with pain and Osteoarthritis of both shoulders. Left shoulder was worse. Radiating pain into the right C5/6 dermatome. Pain on the left side of the neck around the atlantal region. Pain at the base of spine. Constant.
Dizzyness, shaky hand. Gets a feeling of something in the hand.

A few TIA’s (TRANSIENT ISHAEMIC ATTACKS) over a 6 year period. Aphasia, confusion.

Accident 2011 December, hit head and sustained a sub dural haematoma, C/T scans aggravated condition, increased confusion, Dementia, gets tired, anxiety and emotional, nervous habit of scratching, picking the skin.

History of high blood pressure, which fluctuates on the low side. Gets uptight, worries, thinking of the past. Auditory hallucinations, more apparent after the fall.

Medication: Blood pressure, anticoagulants, anti depressants.

X-Rays showed osteoporosis and severe arthritic changes of the lumbar spine.

Nervous Breakdown after husband died a few years ago. Very lonely, withdrawn from the social.

Operations: Knee replacement. Hip replacement.

Due to the age and delicate nature of this patient, osteopathic treatment was successfully applied to relieve pain around the neck and shoulder region. Gentle mobilisation of the lumbar spine was also carried out to restore spinal mobility and drain swelling around the lumbo-sacral region.




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

DEPRESSION, RAGE and MUSCULAR TENSION

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

The treatment of DEPRESSION, RAGE and MUSCULAR TENSION

A 50 year old female patient attended the clinic with a history of losing temper, physically expressing rage, anger, despair, wanting to hit their head against the wall, crying a lot, stress. Their symptoms consisted of emotions building up, family friction, arguments, generally feeling like they do not know where to be or what to do. The patient is also going through the menopause.

Medication: Anti depressants 18-19 years. A history of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), stress in work.

The patient was diagnosed with chronic depression. X-rays revealed normal disc height between vertebral bodies and no spondylitis.

Treatment began with a conservative osteopathic and acupuncture re-alignment which helped to release pressure from the spine especially around the cervico-thoracic region.

Following treatment the patient felt better and more relaxed from the increased mobility and blood flow to the body periphery.

A treatment program will help to reduce the muscular rigidities that coincide with depression.




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

ADD-ADHD, ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER | CYPRUS | PAPHOS | LIMASSOL | OSTEOPATHY ACUPUNCTURE CENTRE

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

ADD-ADHD Cyprus
The treatment of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

A patient attended the clinic with a historical diagnosis of ADHD. Their symptoms consisted of not seeing tasks through, being distracted, losing things, always searching for things, impulsive, high temper, impatient, invaded by thoughts.

The patient was diagnosed with ADHD 6 yrs ago and has been on medication since (METHYLPHENEDATE HYDROCHRLORIDE) two times per day, 90-72mg. This is a slow release medication. Medication created a generic anxiety over simple things, apprehensive, socially auqward. Inhibits appetite. Dehydrated.

Alongside with their psychiatrist, the treating ADHD with osteopathy and acupuncture allowed the patient to gradually diminish their medication to a point where they no longer require it. Today the patient can work better, and feels more relaxed, is far more social and happier, positive that they do not need to rely on their medication etc. Does not feel the need to alter oneself. 




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

DRUG ADDICTION & ALCOHOLISM Clinic Paphos Limassol Cyprus

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Drug and Alcohol Addiction can be helped with a course of Osteopathic and Acupuncture treatment.

Osteopathy and Acupuncture can help to reduce habituated patterns, relieve symptoms of withdrawal and help to detoxify the body.




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

VERTIGO CLAUSTROPHOBIA PTSD and Osteopathy Acupuncture Paphos Limassol Cyprus

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Case History: 69 year old female with hypochondriasis, depression, vertigo, claustrophobia, stress, sadness, no focus, insomnia, worry and agoraphobia.

Many disorders within the head region are found to stem from muscular and skeletal stiffness and asymmetries of the cervical spine, especially around the region of the upper vertebrae i.e. Atlantal-Axial joint. Gentle muscular release and Osteopathic adjustment of the neck helped reduce the frequency and severity of vertigo.

In regard to both assessing and treating the mental health of the patient, both Osteopathy and Acupuncture help reduce the severity of psychosomatic symptoms, as these processes manifest physically as muscular rigidity, loss of rhythm in movement and breathing disorders. Osteopathy and Acupuncture help to re-introduce natural function and harmony within both the body tissues and the mind. Both Alexander Lowen and Wilhelm Reich (Student of Dr. Sigmund Freud, Vienna School of Psychoanalysis) documented the accessibilty of the psyche through treating the body e.g.in their observation in the patient of ‘Catharsis’. Acupuncture uses the five element principle of diagnosis and treatment to treat the mental health. Acupuncture promotes balance within the emotions and mind through the medium of adjusting how the body responds to sensory signals (stimuli).




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS | CYPRUS

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture

CALL NOW : TELEPHONE (00357) 99300956


Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

PTSD (POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER), DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS.

Osteopathy and Acupuncture are very effective in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to Dr. Wilhelm Reich, the collective trauma of the ego i.e. a concussion of the psyche causes somatic defence mechanisms, neuroses, dysautonomias, and disassociation of mental/emotional drivers which create conflict within body movement and musculoskeletal patterns. The hypothesis of terms used as; “Flexibility of memory” (genetic memory) and “Hierarchy of memory stores”, and how they are situated in the body can be restored which lead to an improvement in mental health.

Five element Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help regulate the emotional state of the individual. So much so, that there are specific Acupuncture points which can be used to treat the psyche, alter mood, treat emotional pain, fear, hysteria and anger.

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today we continued with Osteopathic treatment of a 56 year old, with a diagnosed tendinitis of the right hand, elbow and shoulders. 1yr diagnosed. Stiff joints. Pain in hands. Cold°, Heat. Swelling of joints.
Consultant for Tendinitis. Headaches°
pain and numbness in the arm and hand (Brachial Neuritis). Treatment comprised of Osteopathic manipulation of the cervical spine, Osteopathic mobilisation of the cervical spine, traction and Osteopathic neuromuscular massage. Acupuncture was used to help reduce pain and inflammation in the neck and calm the nerves. The patient felt immediate relief and more flexibility in the hand, relief of pain in the neck and shoulders.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Arm Pain Pins and needles Paphos Osteopathy Cyprus Limasol

The nerves of the arm (Brachial Plexus)




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

BRACHIAL NEURITIS (NERVE PAIN) Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today we continued the Osteopathic treatment session upon treating pain and numbness in the arm and hand (Brachial Neuritis). As you can see from the diagram, the nerves which leave the spine go to supply the arm. In the patient, there was pain and stiffness in the arm, which irritated portions of the brachial nerve. Treatment comprised of Osteopathic manipulation of the cervical spine, Osteopathic mobilisation of the cervical spine, traction and Osteopathic neuromuscular massage. Acupuncture was used to help reduce pain and inflammation in the neck. The patient felt immediate relief and more flexibility in the neck and shoulders.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Arm Pain Pins and needles Paphos Osteopathy Cyprus Limasol

The nerves of the arm (Brachial Plexus)




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Irerahon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Myasthenia Gravis

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus | Acupuncture

Osteopathy Acupuncture Cyprus Paphos Limassol

Myasthenia Gravis

Age: 62
Female
Occupation: Retired

P/C: Myasthenia Gravis, Dx – As Myasthenia Occular, Diagnosed last year. Constant pain in neck and back. P+N° in limbs. Some pins and needles on the left side of past. Pain above both eyes. Dizzyness. Diarrhoea.
Sinus, mucus forming – draining constantly. 40 yrs Sinus problems. Worse in the last couple of years.
Vision, Droopy eye on the left. Opthalmologist – n/a.

Onset: History of back problems. Neurologist claims this was the start of it. Episodic spasms 9-10 yrs ago.

Fed up, very emotional.
History: All of life back problems
G/H: Stress. Conflict. Living under a mask for 8 years.
Med: Kalamayan, 2x60mg for Myasthenia Gravis. Dose doubled earlier this year, and pain improved, otherwise side effects – Nausea, diarrhoea, mucus and sickness.
Vitamin B. Blood pressure tablets around 14 yrs. Initially had an asthma attack prior.
Clinical Tests: Blood test, MRI, – n/a
I:n/a
A:n/a
O: n/a
CVS: palpitations°
GIT: digestion not good from s/e of medication.
Gynaecology:n/a

Menses:n/a

Clinical Findings: Upper cervical complex dysfunction associated with painful rigidities within the cervico-thoracic region. Hypersensitive to touch.

Dx: Psychosomatoform rigidities of the cervical and myofascial region of the neck.

Treatment:

Gentle Osteopathy over the shoulder region and sub occipital muscles. . Osteopathic mobilisation to the thoracic region and Osteopathic manipulation to the atlas. Osteopathic mobilisation of the lumbar spine Acupuncture, using local points to encourage circulation, reduce stress and relieve pressure within the sub occipital region.

Osteopathy treatment helped to improve mobility and improve vision via the upper cervical complex.

Osteopathic treatment helped to reduce emotional stress and psychosomatoform rigidities after treatment. The patient felt very relaxed and relieved that their pain has been reduced.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Shoulder pain and Biceps tendinitis

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus | Acupuncture

Male
Age: 53
Occupation: Business man. Engineer.

P/C: Pain on right shoulder. Biceps tendon. Radiation°. Headaches°, Vision°, Dizzyness°. Pain on waking. Stiff everywhere. Stretching relieves.
Onset: October 2012. Agg- winter/cold.
Medication: Nurofen to help sleep. 
History: Low back problem. Disc disturbance. Injection into the right buttock to reduce sciatica. 6 months ago, pulled right shoulder on a pull up. Clicking of the shoulder at night to realign.
G/H: n/a
Med: High blood pressure, 3 years diagnosed. 1 tablet per day.
Clinical Tests: MRI – Epidural 2000 for sciatica on right buttock , C/T, X-Ray.
I: n/a
A: n/a
O: Appendectomy 30-40yrs ago.
CVS: n/a
GIT: n/a
Gynaecology: n/a
Clinical Findings: Biceps tendinitis, swelling around the sub acromial region and pectoralis muscle spasm.

Dx: Biceps tendinitis.

Treatment:

Osteopathy on the shoulder, biceps tendon. Osteopathic mobilisation and Osteopathic massage to the cervical region and peri-scapular muscles Osteopathic mobilisation of the cervical spine Acupuncture, using local points to encourage circulation and relieve pressure within the shoulder joint.

Osteopathy treatment helped to improve mobility and reduce pain after treatment.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Acupuncture Clinic Paphos Limassol Cyprus | Headaches | Tennis Elbow

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today a patient attended the clinic complaining of Tennis Elbow associated with specific headaches, of which were centred around the right orbital region.

Age: 41
Occupation: Barrister
P/C: Tennis elbow. 6 months. Aggravated by – shaking hands. Movement. Picking light object up. Pain around the lateral epicondyle. Some stiffness in neck. Headaches, right orbital. Nerve like pain.
Onset: Gradual development over 2yrs ago. No particular triggers.
History: Neck stiffness. 2 yrs ago.
G/H: Fine. Energy levels. General mood, low. Impatient. Angry, snappy.
Med: n/a
Clinical Tests: n/a
Differential Diagnosis; Symptom of shingles? However no history of trophic skin changes.
I: n/a
A: Left knee. Anterior cruciate ligament. Left Achilles is sore.
O: n/a
CVS: palpitations°, SOB°
GIT: n/a

On examination there were cervical spinal restrictions over the atlantal-axial joints. Hypertrophic muscular adhesions of the sub occipital muscles. There were vertebral rigidities over the cervico-thoracic junction and T4.

Treatment consisted of Osteopathic manipulation of the Atlas, C/T junction and T4. Neuromuscular release of the muscles and traction to release intra-dis al compression throughout the whole spine.

Exercise were given to improve mobility.

The patient had instant relief of pressure around the right orbital region following treatment.


Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture | Arm Pain

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

A 46 year old Assistant Manager presented to the clinic with elbow pain and stiffness of the upper back.

P/C: Elbow pain. Stiff around neck. Headaches. Migraines left. Summer time, once a month. Sensitive to heat and sun.

History: Headaches have been present for over five years.
G/H: Stress of work.
Med: n/a
Clinical Tests: n/a
I: Army, fainting from heat.
A: n/a
O: Surgery for moles.
CVS: n/a
GIT: Sensitive to cold, causes vomiting, since childhood.

Circulation: Hands and feet are cold, bad circulation of blood. Switzerland, Dr. – nothing can be done. Feet cold and sweating.

Clinical Findings: cervical and thoracic restrictions.

Dx: T4 syndrome with psychosomatic overlay (stress) of the upper thoracic region.

Treatment: Mobilisation and manipulation of the cervical and thoracic spine. Acupuncture to promote relaxation and softening of the muscles.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture | Postural back pain

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

A 44 year old professional businessman presented to the clinic with a history of shoulder pain (Biceps tendinitis) and low back pain (Disc compression)

P/C: Thoraco-lumbar pain (Back Pain)

History: Some pain in arm on hand ball. 1 yr ago, low back. Stiffness. Spasm. Stopped handball, 3-4 weeks. Middle of back. Constant Pain.
G/H: n/a
Med: n/a
Clinical Investigations: n/a
I: n/a
A: Sports injury, handball. R shoulder, 20 yrs. 3-4 yrs later pain . 25 yrs. Stretched biceps tension. Intermitent. Pain on right abduction.
2 yrs ago started handball.
O: appendectomy 23 yrs old, tonsillectomy 6 yrs
CVS: n/a
GIT: n/a
Gynaecology: n/a

Clinical Findings: Thoraco-lumbar joint restrictions. Muscle spasm. Stiff neck (Cervical compression)

Dx: Postural induced spinal restrictions of the cervical spine and lumbar spine.

Treatment: Osteopathic manipulation of the lumbar spine. Acupuncture to release muscle tension. Cervical manipulation and traction to improve mobility in the neck and soften the muscles.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Whiplash Numbness Pain in Neck and Shoulders

Osteopathy in Paphos | Whiplash Clinic |

Today we treated a patient who presented with acute pain following a road traffic accident. Even though the patient was concerned over having a ‘slipped disc’, the X-Rays were normal.

The patient complained of neck pain, headaches and shooting pains in the shoulder, arm and hand. Numbness was also experienced.

As indicated in the diagram above, one can see the ‘mapping’ of pain or numbness that arises from when the nerves are irritated in the neck.

On examination there were palpable muscular fixations and rigidities. The muscle spasm and cramps within the neck were aggravating the spinal nerves.

Osteopathic treatment was applied to the cervical spine and the 1st rib was manipulated into position. Osteopathic massage and traction was applied to take the pressure off the nerves in the Brachial Plexus.

Acupuncture was used to calm and loosen the muscles.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Whiplash Cyprus Osteopathy Acupuncture Clinic

Whiplash Clinic in Paphos | Osteopathy | Acupuncture

Today a patient presented with Whiplash, stiffness, shoulder and neck pain. Pain and numbness were referred into the left arm. Headaches were also a symptom. On Osteopathic examination, there were palpable muscular fixations and rigidities within the neck and shoulder region. The Brachial nerve plexus was irritated around the Scalene muscular group, which presented itself with an elevated 1st rib.

From the diagram above, regions of the hand are divided into segments which map out the area (dermatome) of each nerve root that supplies sensation from the vertebrae in the spine i.e. the area C6, refers to the nerve root that leaves the spine at the level between C6 and C7.

Osteopathic massage and manipulation was carried through to loosen the musculature. Osteopathic manipulation of the 1st rib, cervico-thoracic manipulation and thoracic manipulations were applied. Acupuncture was used to work upon regulating the neuro-muscular system.

The patient felt immediate relief of pain and improved movement. We will continue the Osteopathic treatment programme.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Ovarian Cyst Acupuncture Paphos Fertility Clinic

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Patient presented to the clinic with a history of Ovarian Cyst (Benign), which was diagnosed by ultrasound. Acupuncture treatment program was applied to encourage hormonal regulation and to remove stagnation of the blood within the uterus and ovaries. Osteopathy was applied to aid circulation via the autonomic nervous system. The patient is feeling much more relaxed and we are looking forward to seeing how the improvement in overall health is going to have on the effect of the size of the tumour. Ultrasound will be used at a later date to determine if there is any decrease in the size of the ovarian cyst.Fertility Cyprus Acupuncture Hormonal Osteopathy Paphos

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Acupuncture and Fertility. Cyprus Mail Article.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today we focussed upon the psychosomatisation of muscular rigidity within the body as being a barrier or shield that prevents the patient from getting better. Psychosomatisation is a general term which describes the reflex pathway by which the activity of thoughts, mind and emotions overshadow the bodily and muscular functions. For example, whenever we are under any stress, the body responds in many ways. In the majority of people, this stress is unconscious to them. This is very common, due to busy and hectic lifestyles i.e. not enough sleep, bad diet, worry etc. In this respect, Osteopathic treatment enables the body to recognise the sensorial aspect of the body which enables the patient to relax and encourage the right changes to take place in the body. Stress can create muscular blockages which restricts spinal mobility, and this in turn increases the susceptibility to injury e.g. disc compression and neuropathia. What is most interesting, is that the majority of patients who present to clinic with pain are completely unconscious that they are carrying stress in their body.

Osteopathy and Acupuncture treatment enables the patient to become more sensorially aware of their body, which then allows the tissues i.e. muscles, bones and ligaments to find their natural position, encourage the healing process and for the condition to be treated effectively.

Osteopathy and Acupuncture are applied to work through the nervous system, to help regulate the body, calm the mind and reduce stress. Acupuncture using the five element principle is aimed at promoting balance within the emotions and mind.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarchon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

FERTILITY TREATMENT & HORMONE BALANCING Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today we began treatment to regulate the menstrual cycle. Full osteopathic assessment upon the spine to regulate the sympathetic nervous system and Acupuncture to regulate the uterus and blood.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Irerahon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

IBS (IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME) Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today a patient presented to the clinic with a history of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Osteopathic treatment was applied to the cervical spine and thoracic spine. These areas of the spine become ‘facilitated’ by abnormal signalling between the viscera (organs) and the spine. Through osteopathic and acupuncture treatment, the nervous system is mediated and normal functioning of the organs is restored. The autonomic nervous system to the intestines and organs can be regulated using osteopathy and acupuncture. Acupuncture was applied to balance the nerves, improve blood flow and circulation within the abdomen and relax the smooth muscle of the intestines.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

LIMASSOL CLINIC
Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
42c Trion Ierarhon
Ipsonas
Limassol
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

DISC COMPRESSION L5/S1 Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today a patient presented to the clinic with an acute onset of inflammation of the lumbar spine. The symptoms caused pain in the hip and leg. The X-Ray indicated a marked compression of the disc between L5/S1 and inflammation. On physical examination, this inflammation was an aggravation of a previous chronic long standing history of arthritis of the spine. The inflammation was centred around the Sacro-iliac area and L5/S1. Osteopathic treatment was aimed at reducing the inflammation, mobilisation of the spine and Acupuncture to reduce inflammation. The patient felt improvement after a few hours. The patient was given osteopathic exercises for homework.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today a patient attended the clinic with shoulder pain and frozen shoulder type symptoms following exercise. On examination there was inflammation around the rotator cuff, biceps tendinitis. Treatment consists of Osteopathic manipulation of the cervical and osteopathic massage. Acupuncture was used to decrease inflammation and relax muscles. The patient felt immediate improvement.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos Limassol Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today we continued post rehabilitation Osteopathic therapy upon an elbow fracture that has been pinned. As you can see from the X-ray below, even though the pins have fixed the structural integrity of the bones, the patient was suffering from restriction in movement, loss of full range of motion and pain. Such restrictions and pain are normal following surgery. However, Osteopathic mobilisation and Osteopathic massage can help to reduce inflammation (swelling) around the joint, loosen the muscles around the joint and improve mobility. In the treatment, we achieved 30% increase in movement of the elbow. Pain was also reduced by over 50%. Osteopathic manipulation of the cervical spine was also beneficial to the elbow movement as it softened the muscles around the shoulders and improved overall mobility and most importantly ‘confidence’ in movement of the elbow. Acupuncture was also applied to help reduce swelling, pain and achieve relaxation within the patient.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic

Today we worked upon an acute strain of the lumbo-sacral spine (L5/S1), which had oedema that was irritating the dorsal root ganglion of the L5 nerve, referring pain into the leg. Osteopathic treatment was applied to the thoraco-lumbar junction and Osteopathic drainage of the swelling around the pelvis was reduced. Acupuncture and traction was applied to the lumbar spine to reduce pressure upon the intervertebral disc.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture

In the treatment of low back pain and sciatica. Today the Osteopathic session focussed upon sensory awareness of posture, contact with seating position using our attention on body sensation, breath and mind to release unnecessary tension in the body.

We explored the relationship between breath and body. Paying particular attention to the non-verbal level of body movement i.e. the process of awareness and the process of feeling the body. These techniques encourage self management and improve Osteopathic therapy. We experimented with posture correction and explored the underlying essence of movement using Osteopathic manoeuvres. Osteopathy was applied to facilitate movement of the spine, restoring bodily awareness through postural variations.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956

Osteopathy | Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus | Acupuncture

Osteopathy Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture

Today we worked  upon a sports injury of the gleno-humeral joint (Shoulder), which had inflammation around the supraspinatous and biccipital groove of biceps.

General Osteopathic manipulation of the cervical spine and Osteopathic mobilisation of the shoulder to release muscular tension of the rotator cuff muscles. Acupuncture was also used to relieve pain from tendinitis.

Osteopath Paphos | Limassol | Cyprus Acupuncture Clinic




Osteopathy & Acupuncture in Cyprus | Paphos | Limassol | Registered Osteopath  

Charles Papapetrou BSc.(Hons). Ost.Med., D.O., Lic.Ac.
Member of The General Osteopathic Council (No.3118)
Member of The British Acupuncture Council (No.956141)

Advanced Osteopathic Acupuncture Centre
Office 103
56 Eleftheriou Venizelou
Paphos 
Cyprus (EU)
Tel. (00357) 99300956