Osteopathic medicine is a distinct form of medicine which emphasizes that all systems in the body are interrelated and promotes the body’s innate ability to heal injury and illness. Osteopathic doctors work in partnership with their patients to address how their lifestyle and environmental factors impact wellbeing, using a whole-person approach. It is thought that many diseases result from, or cause, problems within the body's musculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, muscles, and bones. Osteopathic medicine involves the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a hands-on approach used to help diagnose, treat and prevent injury and illness. OMT focuses on stretching & massaging to improve the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids; and moving the musculoskeletal system to increase physical mobility. OMT can be helpful in a wide range of clinical conditions such as ear and sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, menstrual pain, irritable bowel syndrome, low back pain, and infant colic.