About about Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy Asheville
Grace Wormwood, BA, LMBT

CST it's benefits and history

Craniosacral therapy is an alternative or complementary healing modality that uses gentle touch to manipulate the bones of the skull and the lower spine and pelvis. The technique was developed by an osteopathic physician and professor of bio mechanics, John E. Upledger. If you are considering treatment through craniosacral therapy, An experienced therapist will not hesitate to ask that you consult consult your doctor first when they determine your symptoms maybe need a conventional approach as well.

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 Disorder
Post-Surgical Dysfunction

Grace, sees the goal of an SER session is offer a comfortable holistic mind-body approach which is designed to dissipate the residual effects of past trauma and negative emotional experiences.

These experiences can be lodged in the mind, body, and spirit. She will work to gain insight as to how that held trauma is influencing her clients’ physical and emotional health.

The SomatoEmotional Release process requires sensitivity and expertise on the part of the therapist and a positive attitude and trust from the client.

Grace has had advanced training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release.
She will help guide you through the process of more deeply understanding and releasing emotional trauma.

The source of these traumas can be traced (and which might include) violent assaults; warfare; sexual, emotional or physical abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood traumas, traumatic relationship issues, divorce, and other more common experiences that have overwhelmed your ability to heal and move on.

Theoretical Basis
Craniosacral therapy is intended to increase and normalize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the bones of the head, the spine and the pelvis, thereby restoring health to sufferers of a range of health conditions. Like traditional Chinese medicine, the healing method aims to remove blockages in healthy flow, which result in the manifestation of disease. However, instead of working energetically, craniosacral therapy works with the tissues and fluids surrounding the central nervous system.

Potential Benefits
According to craniosacral therapists, the treatment may relieve pain, joint problems, chronic fatigue, depression, hyperactivity and various diseases affecting the nervous, immune or endocrine systems. However, given the dramatic difference between a craniosacral framework and the scientific medical model, these results are not necessarily borne out by scientific trials. According to the American Cancer Society, the therapy has not been proven to treat cancer or any other disease, but may relieve stress and tension.

Scientifically Demonstrated Benefits
In a 2009 study published in "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine", researchers found that individuals with fibromyalgia experienced a significant improvement in pain, quality of life, sleep quality and anxiety after 25 weeks of craniosacral therapy. In a 2009 study published in "Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice", researchers studied the effects of craniosacral therapy on the condition of the lower urinary tract among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study found that regular craniosacral therapy relieved the lower urinary tract symptoms and improved the patients' quality of life considerably.

ABSENCE OF PROVE IS NOT PROOF OF ABSENCE(William Cowper):
Scientifically Demonstrated Benefits In a 2009 study published in "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine", researchers found that individuals with fibromyalgia experienced a significant improvement in pain, quality of life, sleep quality and anxiety after 25 weeks of craniosacral therapy. In a 2009 study published in "Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice", researchers studied the effects of craniosacral therapy on the condition of the lower urinary tract among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study found that regular craniosacral therapy relieved the lower urinary tract symptoms and improved the patients' quality of life considerably.

Debate and Contention
As craniosacral therapy does not fit within the model of health used in western medical science, its benefits are open to widespread contention among medical doctors and scientific researchers. Relatively few studies have demonstrated the modality's effectiveness. The University of Minnesota acknowledges craniosacral therapy's benefits in reducing chronic pain and healing stress or trauma-related disorders, as well as improving the rate of recovery after surgery. However, western science has not conclusively affirmed the craniosacral model for health, that cerebrospinal fluid has an optimal rhythm or wave of movement. If you are interested in using craniosacral therapy to alleviate a health condition, ask your primary care physician to refer you to a reputable complementary and alternative medical center. Many hospitals have such centers on-site for patients with serious chronic diseases.

Danielle Hill has been writing, editing and translating since 2005. She has contributed to "Globe Pequot" Barcelona travel guide, "Gulfshore Business Magazine," "Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico" and "The Barcelona Review." She has trained in neuro-linguistic programming and holds a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature and literary translation from Brown University. Danielle Hill has been writing, editing and translating since 2005. She has contributed to "Globe Pequot" Barcelona travel guide, "Gulfshore Business Magazine," "Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico" and "The Barcelona Review." She has trained in neuro-linguistic programming and holds a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature and literary translation from Brown University.

emotional stress release
The healing process is a journey that takes us ever deeper into ourselves, sometimes involving discovering old patterns or injuries that we thought were no longer affecting us.