Cranial osteopathy is a subtle and refined approach which involves the gentle manipulation of the cranium and other parts of the body such as the spine and pelvis. It is an effective procedure for the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions in people of all ages. Dr. Golberg suggests that by gently manipulating the “cranial rhythm”, the body will better handle the pressure and demands we ask of it. Cranial osteopathy can be used to relieve pain resulting from accidents and recurring illness, and help with reducing long term complications.
What are the some of the benefits of Cranial Osteopathy?
Increased Distribution of Cerebrospinal Fluid
The ultimate goal of cranial osteopathy is to provide relief for symptoms of pain and restore the body to its optimum health condition. This is achieved by the increased flow of cerebrospinal fluid across the central nervous system. The cerebrospinal fluid nourishes the brain and nerves, eliminates waste products around them, and enhances body-wide communication through the hormones, neurotransmitters, and other neuro-peptides. The cerebrospinal fluid is a unique body substance – one that is crucial to the functioning of the brain and nervous system.
Optimum Body Hierarchy system
Since the body functions as a unit, a threat to the brain function can easily affect the output quality of other parts of the body. When there is a distortion in the brain function, the body reacts by locally transferring the distortion or threat to the musculoskeletal system which it may consider ‘less important’. Over time, these transfers may lead to conditions such as idiopathic scoliosis or asymmetries of the shoulder girdle. Cranial osteopathy helps in the release of these tensions at the fascia.
The fascia serves as storage for tensions, changing from its sol molecular structure (liquid) to a gel state (more solid). The release of these tensions through cranial osteopathy helps to increase the energy level of the affected individual.
Cranial osteopathy follows a gentle approach. This makes the treatment process more suitable for the body systems of those who struggle to accept other manual therapy procedures. As such, it is a very effective treatment procedure for babies and elderly individuals suffering from chronic illnesses.
Cranial osteopathy generally helps to improve the well-being, sleep patterns, and energy levels of individuals. Holistic pain management and natural recovery process (which may last between 6 to 8 weeks) makes this option ideal for individuals who have found other procedures ineffective. It is a great way to manage the underlying cause of a condition – and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.