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Doctor insights on: Tooth Grinding And Craniosacral Therapy

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 evidence: Alternative approaches like the one you mentioned are not evidence based. For local evaluation/ treatment, please visit: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#experts/11074006-dr-vikas-duvvuri. ...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