What is Osteopathic Medicine? What Are the Benefits?

Osteopathic medicine is a “whole person” approach to medicine—treating the entire person rather than just symptoms. Physicians trained in osteopathic manipulation are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. They differ from MDs in the sense that they approach patient care from a more holistic perspective. DOs apply osteopathic philosophy and principles in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions.

The art and science of Osteopathic Medicine address the impact of disease within the human neuromusculoskeletal system and its effects on health and well-being.

Dr. April Harris is a native of Lawrence, KS, and graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is a graduate of The Helms Medical Institute, where she received her training in Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Harris is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.  She has also received training in Neuro-acupuncture through the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute under the direction of Dr. Jason Hao, DOM, training in Constitutional Facial Acupuncture under the direction of Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac., M.S., M.M., and through Qing-Bai Academy for Chinese Medicine in The Netherlands.

If you need someone with extensive knowledge in Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, you don’t have to look any further!  Give Dr. April Harris of Galen Acupuncture & Osteopathic Medicine a call today at (785) 393-1108 or email her at galenacupuncture@gmail.com for a consultation and see how she can help you.