A power or process of transforming some thing into something precious.
A medieval chemical science and philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold.
The essential principal.
A sweetened liquid used as a vehicle for medicinal agents.
A substance that is believed to cure all ills.
Benefits of Craniosacral therapy (CST)
Optimal function of the entire body is dependent on the health of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The central nervous system is influenced by craniosacral system and fluctuation of cerebral spinal fluid which nourish the tissues. Injury or ill health can change the flow of CSF. Daily stresses, injury and strain can lead to tightening and compensations in body tissues; over time these distortions can lead to restrictions which interfere with the performance of the central nervous system, affecting all other organ systems in the body.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord craniosacral techniques enhance the body's ability to self-correct. To effectively reduce pain, improve mobility and speed up recovery, a practitioner works with the interrelationships between the CNS and layers of the human body including the circulatory, viscera, muscular, fascial and nervous systems.
A treatment assists the body in the following ways:
Helps restore normal cranial mobility and motility
Assists the release of abnormal myofascial restrictions and tensions in fascia and connective tissue
Eases restrictions of nerves
Reconfiguration of adaptive stress patterns, chronic holding patterns and fixations
Optimizes the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
Assists in restoring misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting issues related to the head, back, neck, hips, shoulders, arms, hands, knees and feet).
Some Health Conditions which CranialSacral Therapy may assist:
Post concussion syndrome and related symptoms of nausea, dizziness and cognitive impairment
Head Injuries, and their subtle influence on personality and emotional state
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) injuries
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic head, neck and back pain
Pain, sprains or mobility issues in knees, hips, back, neck, elbows, wrists, feet and ankles.
Elevated physical and emotional stress, recovery from trauma, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety and Insomnia
Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia
Central Sensitization, hypersensitivity, the highly sensitive individual
Repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries
Menstrual distress: irregular cycles, pain and cramping
Persistant Chronic pain and stiffness
TMJ (Tempero-Mandibular Joint) Dysfunction and some Dental issues
Ear Infections, Sinus Infections, ENT Problems
Tinnitus, Ménière’s disease, Dizziness
Infant and childhood disorders, Birth trauma, Compression of skull due to a difficult birth
Learning disorders, ADD/ ADHD, autism, motor coordination impairments
The after effects and recovery of any chronic illness or debilitating disease.
And many other Conditions
Is there any condition for which CST should not be used?
There are certain situations where application of CST is not recommended. A recent injury leading to cerebral hemorrhage, second impact syndrome, basilar skull fracture, subdural hematomas, acute aneurysm, or pre existing severe bleeding disorders may be affected by slight changes to intracranial pressure and thus treatment is not recommended. If you have experienced any of the above conditions or a recent injury then visit your medical doctor for a full diagnosis and to obtain a doctor’s note confirming you are able to proceed with manual therapy.
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