Did You Know...
...The Quality Of Your Life And The
State Of Your Health Have A Direct Relationship To How Well Your
CranioSacral System Is Functioning?
Did You Know That You Had A CranioSacral System?Generally people are aware that they have a
circulatory system, a respiratory system, a digestive system, a
reproductive system, a skeletal system, a nervous system, and perhaps a
few other systems that keep them alive. However, not many people know
that they have a craniosacral system and its crucial role in maintaining
optimal health. This is because the existence of a craniosacral system
has been recognized only in this century and CranioSacral Therapy has
just been developed within the past 30 years by osteopathic physician
John E. Upledger, founder of The Upledger Institute, Inc.
What Is The CranioSacral System?The CranioSacral System is a physiological body
system comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround
and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the
skull, face and mouth (the cranium) down to the tailbone area (or
sacrum). Your brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system.
Your central nervous system directly or indirectly controls and
coordinates the activity of every cell in your body. The state of
cellular health and functioning determines how healthy you are. Part of
what keeps your central nervous system healthy are the essential
nutrients supplied to it through the cerebrospinal fluid that flows
within the semi-closed system of membranes surrounding your brain and
spinal cord, i.e. the CranioSacral System. This system is so vital to
the development and function of the brain and spinal cord that any
number of functional disorders and/or health problems could manifest if
it is impaired. You may have not known you had a CranioSacral System,
but you now know how it has influenced the quality of your life and
state of your health.
What Is CranioSacral Therapy?Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system, the
craniosacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body.
Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a nickel, skilled
practitioners can monitor this rhythm at key body points to pinpoint the
source of an obstruction or stress. Once a source has been determined,
they can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft
tissue to help the body self-correct. This simple action is often all it
takes to remove a restriction. Other times, CST may be combined with
other complementary therapies to help restore the body to its optimum
functioning level. CranioSacral Therapy, then, works by helping the
body's natural healing mechanisms dissipate the negative effects of
stress on the central nervous system, thereby alleviating sensory,
motor, and/or neurological disabilities.
Why Celebrate CranioSacral Therapy?Because CranioSacral Therapy has improved the
quality of life for people suffering chronic symptoms that have not been
aided by other approaches. CranioSacral Therapy works to reverse the
debilitating effects of stress by providing the conditions in which the
nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. This benefit alone is leading an
increasing number of people to include CST as part of their wellness
routines. Thus, CranioSacral Therapy can benefit the body in a number of
ways ó from bolstering overall health and resistance to disease to
alleviating a wide range of specific medical conditions. Now, thatís
cause for celebration!
Are Some Of The Conditions Aided By CranioSacral Therapy?
|~ Migraine Headaches
~ Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
~ Chronic Neck and Back Pain
~ Emotional Difficulties
~ Motor-Coordination Impairments
~ Stress and Tension-Related Problems
~ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
~ Central Nervous System Disorders
~ Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
~ Orthopedic Problems
|~ Chronic Fatigue
~ Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
~ Birth/Early Childhood Trauma
~ Infantile Disorders
~ Learning Disabilities
~ Digestive Disorders
~ Post-Surgical Dysfunction
~ Fibromyalgia/Connective-Tissue Disorders
The application of CST would not be
recommended in certain situations. These include conditions where a
variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause
instability. Acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other preexisting
severe bleeding disorders are examples of conditions that could be
affected by small intracranial pressure changes.
Who Uses CranioSacral Therapy?Healthcare practitioners using CST in their work
include: osteopaths, medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, doctors of
Oriental medicine, naturopathic physicians, dentists, nurses, psychiatric
specialists, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists,
acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professional bodyworkers.
To learn more about CranioSacral
Therapy, contact The Upledger Institute at 1-800-233-5880 or www.upledger.com.
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