Cranial osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy 

Cranial osteopathy is a type of impact on the body which affects bones of the skull, and through them, the contents. This area of osteopathy was established about a hundred years ago by V. G. Sutherland, a student and a successor of A. T. Still, and since then, cranial osteopathy daily proves its effectiveness. V. G. Sutherland discovered one more system in our body: - the craniosacral system, which became a central concept of cranial osteopathy. It includes bones of the skull, membranes of the skull, the brain and spinal cord; the fluids, the main of which is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); and sacrum, which oscillates relative to the iliac bones. The craniosacral system has its own rhythm of movement, the norm being six to twelve cycles per minute.

This rhythm spreads through the whole body and can be felt at any part of it. The craniosacral system has a great impact on all other body systems, arterial and nervous. Maintaining the normal rhythm of the craniosacral system, normal amplitude and normal force of this rhythm, is of paramount importance in osteopathy, as general health depends on it. Changes in this system occur primarily due to changes in pressure of cerebrospinal fluid and its pulsations. Depending on the quality of these changes, the physical and emotional state of a person changes, both positively and negatively. There are special osteopathic techniques, applied on the skull and the sacrum, to influence this system.

Cranial osteopathy focuses on restoring harmony of all parts of the craniosacral system, which leads to balance and harmony of the human body as a whole. It restores mobility of all anatomical components, as well as conductivity of liquids (blood, CSF), and nerve impulses.

Cranial osteopathy has a positive impact on:

  • Blood circulation in the brain and throughout the body as a whole.
  • Flexibility and mobility of joints, including the spine.
  • Conductivity of nerve impulses.

This impact improves:

  • Psychological state.
  • Physical condition.
  • Sleep and its regulation.

Cranial osteopathy allows to get rid of many diseases associated with the spine, the sacrum or the skull, including chronic diseases. The patient can feel an improvement in health condition after the first visit to the osteopath. Cranial osteopathy is non-invasive. In practice, the patient feels the therapy as a light touch of his body and head by the osteopath’s hands.    

The specialists of our center are highly qualified professionals who can help to cope with practically any pain and many diseases.

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