Craniosacral osteopathy. What lies behind this unusual term?
Before proceeding to the description of the mechanisms of treatment methods of craniosacral osteopathy (treatment), let's look at some typical cases occurring in almost every doctor.
In everyday medical practice, patients are quite common, a variety of lodging a complaint, the origin of which is very difficult. These patients can be for many years to go to different specialists, endlessly examined and treated, without receiving any positive result. High on that enough effort classical medicine and farmterapii - is some relief of symptoms for a period of several weeks or months
But helplessly divorced hands of doctors who are unable to establish the diagnosis - is not a reason to despair
Current research in osteopathy, found that the cause of many "incurable" conditions is often a violation of the so-called craniosacral system of the body.
The term craniosacral system is derived from the words "kranium" - the skull and the "sacrum" - the sacrum. Osteopaths denote this term anatomical and functional complex structures at the level of the central nervous system, including the meninges, brain and spinal cord, the walls of cerebral ventricles, skull bones and their connecting joints, the spine, including the sacrum and the coccyx, the membrane lining the spinal canal (dura shell), the system of the brain and spinal-cerebral circulation.
The link craniosacral system is the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In fact, the cerebrospinal fluid and intracerebral membrane - is the heart of the craniosacral system
It is found that the brain operates rhythmic pulsation mode, producing synthesis and release of cerebral spinal fluid in the cavity at intervals of 6-14 oscillations a minute. During the release and subsequent absorption of cerebrospinal fluid are activated biochemical, metabolic processes, there is brain food and regulation of peripheral nerve tissue. Neurotransmitters (nervous system hormones) that come into the cerebrospinal fluid, ensure the normal functioning of many vital centers that regulate
the work of the endocrine system,
cycle of sleep and wakefulness,
metabolism and other functions of the human body.
Osteopaths know that for the normal operation of the craniosacral system, all of its components must move freely. If there is even a slight violation of the disclosure normally movable cranial suture, in this area the brain is compressed, and its function may be broken. These changes will lead to the defeat of various parts of the craniosacral system, local changes of cerebral membranes and nervous tissue. Violation of mobility can spread to the lower lying structures, involving in the process of the sacrum, pelvis, changing the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsation.
Obviously, after that comes the disruption of nerve functions, clinically manifest various disease states
Damage to the craniosacral system are determined by osteopaths often after:
1) a variety of accidents, traffic accidents,
2) traumatic brain injury (including sports, household, industrial, as well as injuries and accidents during the fighting - a stunning blast - barotrauma). This damage can be significant not only after heavy, but after a mild traumatic brain injury.
3) birth trauma, of particular relevance for the subsequent formation of the nervous and musculoskeletal system of the child. Damage to children's plastic components of the craniosacral system may occur:
antenatal (prenatal trauma), as a consequence of hypertonicity of the uterus, pelvic bones mother offsets other traumatic factors,
at birth (natal, birth trauma), as a consequence of traumatic skull while passing through the birth canal, unsuccessfully performed obstetrical benefits,
early postpartum (postnatal trauma) and later. The transfer of child injuries, especially the lungs, parents often forget, and yet their effects can be the cause of much suffering.
After some time, after the resulting damage to the craniosacral system, if there is a further failure in the system of self-regulation, and the compensation body, there are complaints about:
headaches, especially the type of migraine,
pain in the neck, the teeth of the internal organs,
involuntary eye movement (nystagmus),
"Grinding" teeth in his sleep,
different kinds of ticks, violent movement,
violation of the motor speech,
expressed general weakness,
Recurrent esophageal spasms,
kardionarusheniya (cardiac arrhythmia, "jumps" blood pressure),
dryness of mucous membranes,
fever (continuous low-grade fever),
allergic reactions (including rhinitis associated with impaired control of endocrine and immune systems),
various kinds of attacks, including epileptic type,
dysplasia (stunting or excessive growth),
metabolic disorders - obesity, or unusual weight loss (disorder of the hypothalamus works),
psycho-emotional and other violations.
In children, damage to the craniosacral system as reflected in their motor-sensory development and social adaptation.
Quite often occurs post-traumatic violation of binocular movement can lead to the disorder of spatial perception of subjects a child to be the cause of difficulties, interference with various types of games, slow down and complicate the process of acquiring life skills, promote their development backlog by peers. Failure to complete social adaptation leads to secondary changes in behavior, intelligence, personality of the child. On this basis there are quarrels in the family suffers from general psychological "climate", there is a worsening of symptoms.
Unfortunately, most children find it difficult to articulate their grievances, and evaluation of damage to the nervous system by conventional doctors and parents conducted by circumstantial evidence, such as the slowing of reflexes, delay of speech and reading, etc. Only an experienced osteopath, conducting analysis of the skull, the brain membranes, spinal cord, can determine the true cause behavioral disorders and central nervous activity.
Naturally, the above complaints and condition may occur and occur for many different reasons, but if their connection with irregularities in the craniosacral system is not recognized, the person can be examined and treated for years without the slightest effect.
The methods of craniosacral osteopathy may successfully carry out the correction of such pathological conditions. The purpose of osteopath - to restore the mobility of cranial structures, brain, intracerebral shells allow cerebrospinal fluid to move freely, supplying the nervous system of proper nutrition and regulatory factors, to eliminate compression of the brain, a violation of its circulation, pathological impulses from the injured areas overexcited nervous tissue
Craniosacral osteopathy - a fine manual adjustment of the central nervous system
Where there is no displacement of the skull bones, sacrum, spine, relaxed spasms (restriction) in the connective tissue structures and membrane removed intraosseous strain - the physiology of cerebrospinal fluid pulsation rate bounces back
Cerebrospinal fluid "washes" the previously damaged tissue, and after the restoration of healthy anatomy restored their healthy function. Painful symptoms disappear, leaving chronic fatigue, behavioral responses are normalized.
To work at the level of the craniosacral system by osteopath requires perfect knowledge of all the features of the structure of the brain and the skull, and the highest palpation (manual) sensitivity. In this case, the FTC method is absolutely safe and does not require any special conditions for the holding of the session. This therapy is not only painless, but also very comfortable for the patient. Weightless soft hands osteopath create conditions for the balance of the nervous system, the central allocation antinoceptive (analgesic) factors of deep relaxation of the patient.
Especially amazing effects giving craniosacral osteopathy when treating children. Children's nervous system is very plastic and is capable of rapid restructuring and regulation. Once eliminated the pathological factor, brain and spinal cord quickly restore its function. In some cases, after the first session manifestations of the disease significantly smoothed, or even completely disappear.
In children, reduced lethargy, stupor, improved motor function (accuracy, strength, motor skills, coordination of movements), disappears indifference, or vice versa - hyperactivity, aggression, urinary incontinence stops. Adults are different headaches, dizziness, smoothed syndrome manifestations of vegetative-vascular dystonia, cropped asthmatic condition, and others.
Early diagnosis of the craniosacral system lesions with subsequent osteopathic correction in children is very positive impact on their fate, future development, and allow adults to regain after injury joy and a taste for a full life.