Osteopathy Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Center for Health Sciences 43-105
Speaker: Payam Hakimi

Co-programmed with AMSA and the Premedical Peer Association
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Osteopathy is based on the philosophy and system of medical practice first proposed by A. T. Still in 1874.

These are the four major principles of osteopathy:

  1. The body is a unit. An integrated unit of mind, body, and spirit (Triune of Man – A.T. Still).
  2. The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, having the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself.
  3. Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.
  4. Rational therapy is based on consideration of the first three principles.

These principles are not held by osteopathic physicians to be empirical laws; they serve, rather, as the underpinnings of the osteopathic philosophy on health and disease. Learn more about osteopathic medicine from Dr. Payam Hakimi.

Dr. Hakimi has finished his undergraduate work at UCLA with a double degree program in Biology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He then started his medical school at TUCOM and received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from WUHS/COMP. He completed his residency at LAC+USC with the Department of Family Medicine. He was elected Chief Resident for the program at USC and functioned as an Assistant Clinical Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Physicians. He has extended training in Clinical Homeopathy from and lectures for Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy.


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