LAHORE -Osteopathy Without Borders, a foundation set up to help bring osteopathy and training to the developing countries, has been active in Pakistan. Osteopaths Sylvie Erb from USA and Sarah Clinton, Guillaume Gagnon, Brian Olney and Jad Khoury from Canada are visiting Pakistan now a days with an objective of providing training and to set up a school of Osteopathy in Pakistan. The osteopathic treatment, has nothing added (medications or remedies) or subtracted (surgery) from the body. The practitioner of traditional osteopathy works with the body to enhance its natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal. Talking to journalists in an informal meeting held at 2-Zaman Park on Wednesday, they said two physiotherapists from Lahore who are receiving funding to pursue their osteopathic studies at the Swiss International College of Osteopathy (SICO), part of the network of the College dEtudes Osteopathiques de Montral (CEO). Osteopaths Sarah Clinton and Sylvie Erb said that Osteopathy is a cheap as well as effective natural medicine that can revolutionise Pakistans health-care system. They said visiting team has already spent one-week treating patients free of cost in the remote villages of Hunza & Nagar and are spending the current week in Sheikh Zayed Hospital. Responding to the questions of reporters Sarah said Osteopathy is a natural medicine which aims at restoring function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. She further explained that Osteopathy is most appreciated for its gentleness, its effectiveness in helping to resolve, among others, musculo-skeletal disorders, neurological diagnosis and a range of internal medicine problems including infections, pregnancy, fertility, migraines, sleep or digestive disorders. It is important to note that osteopathy should not be thought of as an alternative to conventional medical treatment. Instead it is complementary to it, she added. In a country where conventional medicine is not yet developed, as in most western countries, where health-care costs are rising exponentially, and draining public and private resources, osteopathy is a form of cheap-effective medicine that could greatly help unclog the overloaded health-care system in Pakistan. Once osteopathy is available, patients and professionals will have the knowledge to make informed decisions, as to which modality is best indicated. Patients will regain their health faster and cheaper. The shorter waiting lists would mean that doctors and hospitals would then focus on those patients who really need the high-tech medicines.