A trained craniosacral therapist can work with you to positively affect the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to alleviate headaches, chronic neck and back pain, depression, anxiety, hyperactivity in children, childhood earaches, vomiting, and sinus congestion. This cerebrospinal fluid normally runs freely from the head to the base of the spine. Anything that disrupts the natural flow or alters the rhythm and pressure can cause physical and mental problems.
Nerve and blood vessels pass in and out of the cranium and spine. When these passageways are blocked with connective tissue, it causes stress on the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy can produce a feeling of relaxation and sharpening of your mind. Headaches resistant to other treatments have also been reported to be cleared through this therapy.
A poignant story from Dr. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., an osteopathic physician demonstrates the damage to the cranial area that can go unnoticed: "Dr. Upledger cites the story of a United States naval officer on active duty during World War II. Recurring headaches accompanied by a loud noise began after he stood next to a cannon as it was being fired. Although he tried every kind of treatment available through the navy, he found no relief. When he visited Dr. Upledger, he had been living with the pain for twenty-five years. After evaluating his craniosacral system, Dr. Upledger found the skull bones on the left side of his head were jammed inward and stuck. Dr. Upledger manually released the compression of the cranial bones and the left side of the head expanded immediately. His pain vanished on the spot. By the third visit, his ear noise had stopped."
Conditions Benefited by Craniosacral Therapy: Adjustments of infants at birth, Infant earaches, sinus congestion, vomiting, irritability, and hyperactivity. Chronic pain, Dyslexia, Headache, Mood Disorders, Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome).
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