Craniosacral Therapy

by Rachel Bhan

Craniosacral therapy is also known as cranial osteopathy. This therapy is another type of alternative medicine which aims at healing a person by bringing in balance, the central nervous system.

Craniosacral therapy was introduced at the time when there was a belief that cranial bones could not move, finding that movement of cranial bones was possible and also that there was a liquid in the nerves that reacted differently during a trauma movement like a fall or accidents and stopped functioning properly was firstly not accepted by physicians at that time.

Craniosacral therapy involves applying gentle pressure to spinal and cranial bones so that the liquid that has not been transmitting signals properly, turns to its old position and is able to transmit signals like it did in relaxed moments. This therapy has been useful for quite some numbers of people.

Craniosacral therapy has been found beneficial to patients suffering from autism, since it provides huge relaxation to brain and also enhances the power of the body for self repair.This therapy is delicate and is performed by doctors or professionals who have been trained in this field.

During initial stages of this therapy tension from spinal cord and neck are eased out giving it a relaxed feeling, craniosacral therapy, this is done by the professional who first touches you lightly to find out stressed muscles.

This therapy is has proven successful, this therapy being extremely delicate can be done on babies and small children, especially those who suffer from autism. This therapy has also been useful for relieving stress, back ache, neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, etc.

Though this therapy did not receive support of medical practitioners, Dr. William Sutherland the founder of this therapy, kept on working this therapy on patients, Dr. Sutherland and his students used this therapy on thousands of patients and results shown by this therapy were astounding therefore medical fraternity has no choice but to accept and validate the craniosacral therapy.

Craniosacral therapy is not just used for ailments, it is also a form of therapy that you can use to relax and find a healthier body and mind after the therapy. This therapy has known to provide emotional strength to many people around the world.

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