Healing Hands – Osteopathy


Healing Hands – Osteopathy

A film by Antje Christ, ZDF/ARTE and 3sat 2019, 52 mins and 43 mins

Osteopathic physicians feel tensions, gently release blockages, treat the musculoskeletal system and the internal organs - only with their hands. They always see the body as an inseparable unit and want to activate its self-healing powers. More and more patients are enthusiastically following this approach, and many even find osteopathic methods more attractive than conventional medicine. Critics, on the other hand, criticize the thin study situation of this alternative medicine. However, worldwide more and more research shows the positive effect of osteopathy. The science documentary shows what happens under the hands of osteopathic physicians, how the method can help and where it has its limits.

Writer and Director: Antje Christ
Camera: Martin Christ, Nils Vogt
Sound: Sias van Zyl, Tobias Akly Manuel, Manuel Ernst
Editing: Dirk Hergenhahn
Music: Karl-Heinz Blomann
Sound Mix: studio b media
Narrator: Edda Fischer
Animation: Thomas Kaufmann
Dance: Hyun Jin Kim
Producer: Antje Christ
Commissioning editor: Linde Dehner (ZDF/ARTE), Katharina Finger, Nicole Schleider (3sat)

Photo © Martin Christ

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