Manual Osteopathic Therapy can significantly improve your quality of life. 

Having a chronic pain or illness can be devastating, and even more so when there does not seem to be enough resources out there to help you. At The Herbal Method we use various different holistic approaches to treat or manage your chronic illness and/or pain. We believe there IS more that can be done to help you feel better and drastically improve your life through osteopathic therapy and a functional medicine treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions


The Herbal Method offers a number of hands-on modalities for chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain, as well as looking to discover the root causes for health conditions. Manual Osteopathy can work together with your other treatments to give you a holistic approach to your health.

Manual Osteopathy

Functional Medicine

Nutrional & Herbal

Live Cell Analysis

Laser Therapy

The Benefits of Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Manual Osteopathy is a complementary holistic therapy that brings healing and restoration using mobilization of joints, myofascial release and muscle energy techniques. Manual Osteopathy is especially beneficial for chronic pain relief. There are numerous scientific studies and countless testimonials that prove its effectiveness in reducing chronic pain in the back, neck, nerves, joints and muscles.

The body has an innate ability to heal itself when its systems work in harmony with one another. Which is why, in conjunction with osteopathic therapy, we can also provide a functional medicine approach and herbal therapies to work together to optimize and improve your health and well being.

Some of the benefits of manual osteopathy include:

  • Promotes Deep Breathing increasing oxygen in the body
  • Improves posture and circulation
  • Enhances skin tone
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Decreases muscle tension and spasm
  • Decreases chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Promotes mental awareness
  • Prevents injury

“Janet is a conscientious and caring practitioner and will always take the necessary time to understand my case. Her diligent work is nothing short of pure excellence.”

Dr. Paul Conyette, ND, NMD, IMD, DHom, R. Ac, DOMP, MT, RT

Meet Our Specialist

Janet Maendel is a Doctor of Osteopathy (EUR) and Registered Manual Osteopath. She is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and board certified as a consultant of Herbal Medicine with the American Council of Holistic Medicine. She is also certified as a Professional Laser Therapist.

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Janet Maendel


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