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Is there any evidence for success with craniosacral therapy with emotional eating or any other eating disorders?

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 more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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I have a thoracic syrinx from t6-t10. Would it be safe to go for craniosacral therapy?

I have a thoracic syrinx from t6-t10. Would it be safe to go for craniosacral therapy?

Syringomyelia: The origin of the syrinx should be investigated. A contrast enhanced thoracic MRI and a cervical MRI and brain MRI should be done to evaluate for a chiari malformation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between reiki and craniosacral therapy?

Is there a difference between reiki and craniosacral therapy?

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

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Can craniosacral therapy help with autism?

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 more

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Are there any doctors that can perform craniosacral therapy or are they only done by alternative medicine practitioners?

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 more

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Is craniosacral therapy best for someone with tmj?

NO: There is no scientific evidence for craniosacral therapy. ...Read more

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Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

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 more

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What is the training involved in craniosacral therapy?

What is the training involved in craniosacral therapy?

Varies: I received my training in medical school, followed by more training in post-graduate courses. There is now training available through massage courses and other venues. It requires good anatomical knowledge and a lot of hands on experience. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about craniosacral therapy for an older child with mild plagiocephaly?

Can you tell me about craniosacral therapy for an older child with mild plagiocephaly?

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

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What is craniosacral therapy?

What is craniosacral therapy?

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 more

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Could therapy help treat eating disorders?

Could therapy help treat eating disorders?

Eating disorders: Yes, therapy could help. The best way to find out is to find a therapist in your area who specializes in eating disorders (google, professional organizations, your family doctor), and get an assessment. Help is definitely available! ...Read more

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Will my emotional health be affected by eating disorders?

Will my emotional health be affected by eating disorders?

Likely: People who struggle with eating disorders have a very rate rate of mood-related problems, most often depression. There is also a higher risk of problems with anxiety. ...Read more

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What is a bigger cause of eating disorders: media or emotional problems?

Emotional Problems: We all know that the media can have a significant influence on culture, including issues related to body image. However, pre-existing or concurrent emotional problems are still a bigger issue as a contributing factor for eating disorders. ...Read more

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I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

Leads to what?: It is good that you recognize the pull of, your sister' s eating disorder. As observed in college dorms, these can be contagious. Once you buy in, you are entering a world of competition that only leads to feeling worse. Get some counseling before it even starts. Figure out the feelings that are leading you in this direction. ...Read more

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What are some emotional symptoms seen in eating disorders?

What are some emotional symptoms seen in eating disorders?

Non specific: A variety or emotional issues increase the risk of eating disorders, including depression, poor self esteem, & poor body image. Prior sexual abuse also increases the risk. A poor ability to label and talk about feelings also seems to be a factor. ...Read more

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What are some emotional symptoms that cause eating disorders?

Non specific: A variety or emotional issues increase the risk of eating disorders, including depression, poor self esteem, & poor body image. Prior sexual abuse also increases the risk. A poor ability to label and talk about feelings also seems to be a factor. ...Read more

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Does the media attention on lilo cause eating disorders, or is it emotional problems in those who follow it?

Does the media attention on lilo cause eating disorders, or is it emotional problems in those who follow it?

Likely a: Combination. We know that genetics play a role in the development of eating disorders, but environment does play a part as well. ...Read more

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Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz. Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read more

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How many people who overcome eating disorders regress after treatment?

How many people who overcome eating disorders regress after treatment?

Quite a few: For anorexia, the relapse rate the first year is 30-50%, depending on the study cited, with another 3% roughly relapsing annually after that. ...Read more

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What type of treatment is the most effective for eating disorders?

Envision Ur Recovery: Ideally, treatment would include careful medical & mental health assessment, followed by individualized treatment involving medical & nutritional support, plus long-term individual & family psychotherapy. From mental health perspective, conditions like depression & anxiety would be treated & treatment might include meds. Hardest thing = finding & sustaining motivation 2recover. Http//www. Anad. Org. ...Read more

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What are some names of treatment centers for eating disorders in men in Massachusetts.

Eating Disorder TX: Walden Behavioral Care (508) 796-5797 - offers in pt treatment. My understanding is the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program at Rhode Island Hospital covers outpatient eating disorder treatment. (401) 444-1644. ...Read more

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How can I prevent emotional eating and weight gain?

How can I prevent emotional eating and weight gain?

Fitness: Most people have a tendency to overeat for emotional comfort, and this can be hard to control. Your best move is a change in attitude and lifestyle, and especially more time physical fitness activities that you enjoy (it will alter your brain function and make uncontrolled eating less likely) and fitness-focused friends to share meals with & build good habits. Friends give REAL comfort. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what drives people to emotional eating? It's so common! What is the psychological/neurological connection that reinforces it?

I'm curious as to what drives people to emotional eating? It's so common! What is the psychological/neurological connection that reinforces it?

Emotional eating: Eating to self-soothe is not uncommon, but doing it to excess is just a symptom of something that happened earlier. In an assessment I am looking at the person's history of trauma, loss, health issues etc. There are very complex interactions of behaviors, thoughts, neurochemistry and no one answer. Therapy is long-term better answer than just medication. ...Read more

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I have struggled loosing weight for as long as I remember. I am 5'2" and I weigh 162 lbs. How do I control emotional eating that contributes a lot to?

I have struggled loosing weight for as long as I remember. I am 5'2" and I weigh 162 lbs. How do I control emotional eating that contributes a lot to?

Triggers: Identify what your emotional trigger are and the events that typically lead up to the eating binge. Then write out a plan for how to deal with that trigger (as early as possible) - find a new way to react to the trigger. For example - put your treadmill in the TV room. When the ad for Doritos comes on, get on the treadmill for 1 minute instead of going to the kitchen.
www. Myfitnesspal. Com ...Read more

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Need assistance to control emotional eating or when under stress I binge eat?

Need assistance to control emotional eating or when under stress I binge eat?

Binge Eating: It is Not what you eat,
IT IS what is eating you!
Let Wise Man within you ask:
•Food as pleasure
•Food to overcome feelings of deprivation of love, abandonment, rejection, worry, fear, hurt, resentment, shame, guilt, anger, and frustration
•Binge eating -not wanting to deal with traumatic experiences
•Binge eating- not wanting to deal with any problem of daily life
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy ...Read more

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Can you recommend any good health psychology or CBT books for weight loss or night-eating or emotional eating? Will take all suggestions! Morbid obese

Can you recommend any good health psychology or CBT books for weight loss or night-eating or emotional eating? Will take all suggestions! Morbid obese

Obesity: I would start with a visit to your doctor who will take your medical history and order some laboratory data. I would also recommend that you ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian. One important item - don't try and burn off the weight in a hurry. Follow the instructions from your doctor and the dietitian. ...Read more

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How can I deal with emotional eating?

How can I deal with emotional eating?

What's eating you?: If you're using food to resolve emotional distress or conflict, keep in mind that emotional eating is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It's important to identify what's eating "at" you, rather than focusing on food. Identify the emotional triggers to the behavior and find new ways to respond to yourself. Therapy can be extremely helpful in this regard. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from emotional eating?

How can I stop myself from emotional eating?

Be patient: If you're using food to resolve emotional distress or conflict, keep in mind that emotional eating is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It's important to identify what's eating "at" you, rather than focusing on food. Identify the emotional triggers to the behavior and find new ways to respond to yourself. Therapy can be extremely helpful in this regard. ...Read more

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Emotional eating is destroying my life, what can I do?

Emotional eating: There often are causes for your condition that can be treated and help you with life problems. Call your doctor for an appointment to discuss your situation and obtain professional help. Never ever give up! ...Read more

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What causes emotional eating? What is the neurological/psychological connection that reinforces it?

What causes emotional eating? What is the neurological/psychological connection that reinforces it?

Eating disorders: Damage quality of life and can even kill. Please seek appropriate treatment from a specialist in this area. Start w/family doc for a referral. Emotional eating is theoretically tied in w/emotional pain that is being blocked to some degree by eating. Long term it doesn't work and makes things worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more