OMT Minute  |   October 2019
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Allostatic Load Lowering
Author Notes
  • From the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA in Vallejo. 
  • Financial Disclosures: None reported 
  • Support: This video was produced by Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Victor Nuño, 1310 Club Dr, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592-1187. Email: victor.nuno@tu.edu
     
Article Information
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
OMT Minute   |   October 2019
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Allostatic Load Lowering
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 2019, Vol. 119, e38-e39. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2019.118
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 2019, Vol. 119, e38-e39. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2019.118
Emotional and physical stress can have both protective and damaging effects on the human body.1 These stressors activate the sympathetic nervous system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, releasing catecholamines and glucocorticoids, mediating the function of multiple organ systems. This physiologic, allostatic response is essential for survival on a short-term scale. However, chronic stimulation and overproduction of stress hormones can produce pathophysiologic states.1,2 
The osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for allostatic load lowering (ALL) study and recent safety literature suggests that OMT may be a safe and effective method of modulating physiologic markers of allostatic load.3,4 Osteopathic manipulative treatment has been shown to increase secretory immunoglobulin A5 and β-endorphin levels,6 while decreasing inflammatory and neuropathic mediators such as 5-hydroxytryptophan,6 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid,6 anandamide,6 and tumor necrosis factor α,7 and improve respiratory rate8 and heart rate variability.9 

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