Fabius Maximus wrote:Osteopathy is about as scientifically proven to work as homoeopathy, i.e. not at all. The effect may be all in your head. It's great that it helps you personally, but I would be hesitant to throw money at what probably is quackery.
Are you sure you aren't confusing Doctor of Osteopathy with chiropractor?
Osteopaths are physicians who are licensed by the state and allowed to practice in hospitals just like people with an MD. There are even DOs who are full professors on the faculty of major Tier 1 university medical schools. For example
Pretty much this. DO's are legit doctors. Allopathic doctors tend to spread the same misconception that Fabius has.
Fabius, don't take my word for it. Insurance companies pay DO's for OMM services. If they were bogus do you think that would be true?