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hi doctor, i need to know...is there such a thing as uneven blood flow? i was told this by a cranial sacral therapist. i have tightness (tooth ache throbbing feeling) on my left side from head to toes. when i lay on the left side, the tightness becomes mu

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, your cranial sacral therapist may be referring to stagnation of blood flow in muscles that are holding chronic tension. Stagnation of blood flow, lymphatic flow & electrical flow (nervous system) become a chronic problem and lead to a number of health conditions. From your description, I do not think this is referring to issues of decreased blood flow from issues like arterial plaque (i.e., like decreased carotid arterial flow).
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Cranial sacral tx works with fluid of brain and spine. Though very helpful for tmj. However, therapist may have knowledge of lymphatic drainage tx which has to do with water, blood, and lymph in body. Left side of body can be related to heart. Some concern with symptoms relation to blood clots and heart diseases(or attack). Have your md check your cardiovascular condition. Lymph therapist later.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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