Do organs move?

Do organs move?

Organs move, and their movement is essential for the well being of the organism.

In fact it is a bit ‘strange to imagine: oftentimes we imagine the organs of our body as static and placed within appropriate “niches”.

The heart alone, every time it beats, it moves, and the movement is of a complex type, on various axes, it rotates both right-left and above-below. The same applies to the lungs, which increase with each breath and decrease in size in the three axes of space, thus allowing the entry and exit of the air to breathe. Even the abdominal organs have cyclic, involuntary movements that occur many times throughout the day.

Whenever an organ suffers damage of any nature (infection, trauma, surgery, medication, etc), our body defends it, triggering an inflammatory response. Inflammation solves the damage, but often creates rigidity in and around the organ, due to collagen deposition, fibrin, healing of scars etc. Increasing the rigidity of the organ reduces its chances of movement in space.

An organ that does not move well does not work efficiently as before: the rule is that movement is life: where it is not restored, because, in the long run, changes can also occur in the functionality of the organ and all of this can predispose to the onset of pathologies. For example, the reduction of mobility at the level of the abdominal organs can contribute to (1) creating a greater rigidity of one side of the musculature of the vertebral column than on the other; (2) and to acquire incorrect postures, which can damage the back, shoulders and pelvis.

When pains in bone, muscular or articular structures appear, in addition to treating them in a specific way, it is always advisable to check the movement and therefore the functionality of the abdominal organs. If their movement is not correct, this can be one of the causes of the problem being treated.

Bibliographical references:

“Elements of organic osteopathy, visceral and treatment techniques” _ chapter 1. Authors: Erio Mossi and Fabiola Marelli

“Visceral Manipulation _ book 1” Authors: Jean pierre barrall and pierre Mercier.


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