When I started Osteopathy treatments I had recently been diagnosed with tennis elbow. Previous to that I also had tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I’ve also had Colitis for over twenty years. I also have seasonal allergies/sinus problems and occasional back trouble. The medications I took are Asacol for Colitis, also Pentasa, Sinutab or Claritin for sinus and allergies. I kept a daily journal for all the medications I take to avoid over medicating and so I wouldn’t forget to take something. I needed all my medication all the time. Since started Osteopathy treatments, I no longer depend heavily on the medication. I now take half the Asacol for my Colitis. I don’t need medication for sinus or allergy problems. I do occasionally use a nasal spray (for sinus). I now have a Colonoscopy (for Colitis) once every two years. Before, I had to do them every year. My doctors are pleased with my progress. I stopped seeing Chiropractors after ten years. I no longer have the back and neck problems that I did before. I still have occasional back pain, but nothing out of the ordinary for a person of my age. Because of the job I do, I still have some problems with tendonitis tennis-elbow and Carpal Tunnel. Most of the time I’m fine, with only the occasional flare ups. I believe that Osteopathy, dietary changes and exercise made all the difference in controlling the Colitis and eliminating my sinus problems. My tennis elbow and tendonitis conditions are at a manageable level and usually do not cause me any pain or discomfort most of the time.