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CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Craniosacral therapy, also known as cranial osteopathy or simply cranial therapy, Craniosacral therapy (CST) involves light holding of the skull and sacrum and barely detectable movements. Indeed, the action of craniosacral therapy is so gentle and slight that it is the best example of the so-called “subtle” therapies, which claim to achieve profound health benefits with minor and safe interventions. Practitioners believe that the tiny manipulations of CST affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord.

The craniosacral fluid is the source of healing and vitality,” says Hoffmann. “In a state of deep relaxation and quiet, a practitioner can tap into the body’s own innate abilities to heal itself.”

 

Benefits

Cranial osteopathy may provide relief for the following specific issues and/or symptoms:

  • 1.Asthma
  • 2.Breastfeeding complications
  • 3.Colic
  • 4.Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • 5.Disturbed sleep patterns
  • 6.Meniere’s disease, vertigo, and other ear issues
  • 7.Migraine headaches
  • 8.Scoliosis
  • 9.Seizures
  • 10.Sinus congestion and infections
  • 11.Stress reduction and tension release

                    Gentle craniosacral therapy is considered suitable for clients of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Babies might especially benefit from craniosacral therapy in the case of a difficult birth. Sometimes, birth trauma causes misalignment of developing cranial bones, and an experienced practitioner can often rectify this. Children who have experienced head and/or birth trauma and who also show signs of ADHD may also obtain great benefit from craniosacral therapy.

                    This approach to massage therapy has not been shown to treat symptoms of cancer specifically, but the American Cancer Society has found patients diagnosed with cancer often feel more relaxed when they receive cranial therapy in addition to other cancer treatments.

 

Despite more than 50 years of investigation & the promotion of CST by some practitioners, there remains a void in credible evidence supporting the ability of these techniques to alter the movement of the cranial sutures or improve patient-centered outcomes. … The time is past due for advocates of CST to contribute well-designed studies evaluating the efficacy of these techniques to the peer-reviewed literature. The challenge is clear: prove that it works, or move on.

 

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