Craniosacral Therapy

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. (For more information visit www.upledger.com)

                  

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

 

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

 

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

 

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems                    
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries                    
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders                    
  • Learning Disabilities                    
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties                    
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders                    
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)                    
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

 


  

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