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.
A controversial rx. This is something you should carefully research. Probably consult some reputable neurologists or neurosurgeons who dont do the procedure about this. There are some serious risks though practitioners are often big fans.

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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.

Is craniosacral therapy best for someone with tmj?

Helpful adjunct. Craniosacral therapy can be a very helpful adjunct to TMJ therapy. The problem is that if there is a vertical or anterior/posterior problem with the jaws when biting, the adjustments will not be effective for long periods of time. These jaw to jaw discrepancies must be dealt with too.
Can be helpful. There is no one best approach. Tmj problems require management of a bad bite as it is the central issue. Chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture or craniosacral therapy improve symptoms for a short time. When the bite is stabilized to support the adjunctive correction, the corrections will be stable and last longer. The primary defet is the bite. Correct it first.
NO. There is no scientific evidence for craniosacral therapy.
No. After careful study of the refereed literature and 30 years of practice I feel it is of no help.
Best? Craniosacral therapy is a type of massage therapy. Try it. If it helps the symptoms, then continue. The most important thing is to find a TMJ expert and follow his/her recommendations.

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.

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.

Can craniosacral therapy help with autism?

No. Craniosacral therapy is essentially quackery. Please see stephen barrett, M.D.'s very well researched article on craniosacral therapy in quackwatch. Com. Http://www. Quackwatch. Com/01quackeryrelatedtopics/cranial. Html.
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.
No. No reputable studles have demonstrated consistant improvement with these therapies. Yes it is important to know the source. When a practioner is not certified or specially trained in pediatrics they can be suspect.

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

Osteopaths. Cranial sacral therapy (cst) can be a powerful tool for healing but requires skill and gentle precision. The most effective practitioners of cst are licensed medical doctors who have been trained in osteopathy, which I believe is considered equivalent to an md in most states. In fact, many of the faculty at medical schools are osteopaths. Cst requires touch and sensitivity so get references.
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/.
Osteopaths. Invented craniosacral therapy. Go to the american academy of osteopathy website to find a practitioner.

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

Unclear. As with most manipulation techniques, it is difficult to do the scientific studies to prove if it works or doesn't work. Having studied craniosacral technique in osteopathic medical school, I heard many anecdotal stories of its benefit. The risks of the treatment are low if the person preforming it is adequately trained. It may be worth a try.
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.
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.

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.