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Craniosacral therapy

Headaches

Here is an interesting poster put out by Mt Saini Hospital on Headaches. It is interesting to note that they are now acknowledging that Manual Therapy manipulations are effective at managing headaches. However, the way Touch Therapy is...

Stroke

Recovery from stroke using Manual Therapy can be effective, but requires consistent work over a period of many months. Here is a short video of examples of a few of the types of manipulations used. These manipulations can be thought of as a...

The Cranial Bones Move

The controversy about whether the bones of the skull move relative to each other has absorbed more hours of discussion in the lives of Cranial Therapists than perhaps any other subject. From the perspective of Allopaths (standard American...

Neck and Shoulder Issues

Four legged animals have it easy. As they walk along, their ribs hang off of their spine like clothes on a clothes line, the weight of their torso helping to stretch out the joints and ligaments of their spines. Even our ape like ancestors, who...

Getting In Control Of Control

Our guts play a pivotal role in many of our automatic behaviors. Visceral reflexes not only control our internal processes such as breathing and digestion, but are also involved in our deepest protective response: our startle or freeze response...

Undulation

Background Moving around has always been at the top of every evolutionary “got to have” checklist. From Jellyfish to fish of all stripes, to land animals to us, improvements in locomotion confer survival advantage. It is challenging...

Cranial Joint Function

There are eight bones which together comprise our cranial vault. Often it is written in the U.S. (1) that by the age of 25 these bones have fused and that the skull has thus become in essence one large bone.  This description is thought based...

Negative Effects of Stress on Health

Our culture has replaced natural sources of stress, for which we had refined effective responses over thousands of generations, with the stressful aspects of modern living. Many of these stressors have emerged in our lifetimes, making our...

Back Pain

Why We Usually Get Back Pain In A Few Specific Spots: From a structural perspective the job of the spine can be thought of as transmitting load energy up and down its length. Particularly in movement the spine has to deal with both compressive...