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Cranial-sacral Therapy

What is CST?

Cranio-sacral Therapy is based on the work by Dr John Upledger. Dr Upledger's findings of a distinct cranial rhythm that both reflects (diagnosis) and corrects (treatment) abnormalities in the nervous system and body functions forms the basis of Cranio-sacral therapy. It can be done alone as a treatment or in conjunction with other techniques like acupuncture and energetic medicine in order to achieve greater results in treatment.

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CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

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