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Can Craniosacral Therapy Help With Autism
Yes: The osteopathic literature supports the use of cranial/sacral manipulation for any neurological problem which autism is. It is important to know where information comes from. An osteopath who is trained to use cranial therapy is qualified to comment about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
NO: AS you might know this is a skull deformity. RApid growth, premature closure of cranial sutures, position of sleep all contribute to it. Similarly, unless very severe--there are neurosurgical criteria for this, the child outgrows it. It is of mere cosmetic significance, if at all. Do remember hair growth, facial growth, etc will alter final appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes craniosacral therapy refers to the specific osteopathic technique of treating the skull plates with the application of gentle force of direct hand contact and muscle energy stretching, while reiki refers to the transference of "life force energy" by the laying on of hands by the practitioner either directly or having the hands in close proximity to the patient to transfer energy and well being. ...Read more
Plagiocephaly: In my experience this has not been a useful therapy - once the child gets beyond a year of age it is hard to correct a "mild" plagiocephaly with this type of therapy ...Read more
Are there any doctors that can perform craniosacral therapy or are they only done by alternative medicine practitioners?
Cranial Academy: "craniosacral" therapy is actually an adaptation of cranial osteopathy -- it was developed by osteopathic physician dr. John upledger, and this is what many non-physician craniosacral therapists do. http://www.upledger.com/ the osteopathic cranial academy trains physicians to do the original work developed by dr. Sutherland. Many are do's, and some are md's. http://www.cranialacademy.org/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An offshoot of OCF: Ocf is osteopathy in the cranial field. It is a century old field of manual treatment for headaches and other problems. Based on the idea that the skull is not a rigid bowl. Nature would not make a rigid container for a closed fluid system. Only physicians and dentists can receive training. Ct is an extension taught to anyone through the john upledger, do, institute in florida. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any evidence for success with craniosacral therapy with emotional eating or any other eating disorders?
No...: Emotional eating and eating disorders are attempts to resolve internal conflicts or issues with a behavior. The problem is not in one's brain; it is in one's MIND. Emotional eating and eating disorders are ways of coping with untenable emotions and thoughts; the way to address any form of disordered eating is to identify and process what's eating "at" you, not focusing on what you're eating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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