Osteopathy embraces the notion that the body is naturally able to heal itself. The key factor that permits this process is the ability of the body to circulate all fluids which carry the body’s life. Any obstruction that impedes this circulation is the focus of osteopathy. These include bone, organ or tissue misalignments as well as emotional patterns responsible for defence of the body and its immune system. Osteopathy focuses on treatments that address the cause of illness with emphasis on education and prevention.