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Is there any evidence for success with craniosacral therapy with emotional eating or any other eating disorders?
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry
In brief: No evidence
Alternative approaches like the one you mentioned are not evidence based.
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In brief: 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.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Dr. Matt Pflieger
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