While the validity of the cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms is undisputed today, for eons the very existence of these systems sparked debates in medical communities around the globe! Don’t be surprised to learn this; after all, for a very long time we also thought the earth was flat!
Now for over 35 years, osteopathic physician and well known researcher John E Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., has been a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system – the CranioSacral system – to enhance the body functioning, help alleviate pain and discomfort and to ramp up the body’s overall health and balance.
The CranioSacral system consists 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, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum or tailbone area.
Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disturbances or disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, eye and ear difficulties, scoliosis and other health challenges.
CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. This therapy also results in better overall health and resistance to disease.