Craniosacral therapy on pediatric patient at North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

What conditions can CranioSacral Therapy Address?

  • Concussions

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Autism

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • ADD

  • ADHD

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Many other conditions!

CranioSacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy at North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

Craniosacral therapy works towards your optimal health by working on the full spectrum of your health rather than focusing on symptoms. Craniosacral therapy 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. This approach toward health is different from a traditional medical point of view which seeks to treat symptoms and considers the patient 'cured' when symptoms have disappeared. Craniosacral Therapy was developed by a Osteopathic Physician, John E. Upledger. After years of clinical testing and evidence based research at Michigan State University. Craniosacral therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure to help release blockages and restriction patterns that impact patient's health.

How does Craniosacral Therapy Work?

The central nervous system plays a major role within the body and it responsible for many functions that occur. The central nervous system is heavily influenced by the the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, daily stressors such as, work related stresses, relationship issues, changing a school or job, serious illness or death of a family member or friend, a move to a new location, etc. can tighten and distort the craniosacral system and cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. These restrictions can impact every system that interacts with it and cause a decline in your health.

Craniosacral therapy works through light touch, generally the pressure is no greater than the weight of nickel. Craniosacral Therapy can be profoundly relaxing, exhilarating, deeply moving, and can help you resolve old mental, physical and emotional triggers. Craniosacral therapy involves gentle manipulations as the therapist tests for restrictions and assesses the quality of your craniosacral system, which your body uses to feed and nurture your delicate nervous system tissues. Through craniosacral therapy your body is helped to release blockages and restriction patterns that do not serve your health, leaving you feeling restored, refreshed, relaxed and balanced. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord, your body is able to restore back to proper function. Craniosacral therapy is able to alleviate symptoms and dysfunctions from a wide variety of conditions such as, chronic pain, concussions, stroke, and digestive disorders.

CranioSacral Therapy and Acupuncture

The effects of craniosacral therapy can be further benefited through acupuncture treatment. The combination of these alternative therapies have profound benefit on the functioning of the central nervous system, improve the functioning of your overall health, and resolve your pain and dysfunctions occurring within your body. Call today to discover what craniosacral therapy and acupuncture can do for your health!