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Craniosacral therapy

Hollis H King
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July 1, 2016: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez, Inmaculada Carmen Lara-Palomo, Guillermo A Matarán-Peñarrocha, Manuel Saavedra-Hernández, José Manuel Pérez-Mármol, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of craniosacral therapy on disability, pain intensity, quality of life, and mobility in patients with low back pain. DESIGN: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial. PATIENTS: Sixty-four patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (mean age ± SD, 50 ± 12 years; 66% female) who were referred for physical therapy at a clinical unit of the Health Science School of the University of Almeria (Spain)...
August 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Karyn Quraishy
Completing full feedings is a requirement for discharge for babies in the NICU. interaction between the nerves and the muscles of the jaw, tongue, and the soft palate is required for functional sucking and swallowing. Jaw misalignment, compressed nerves, and misshapen heads can interfere with these interactions and create feeding difficulties. craniosacral therapy (CST) is a noninvasive manual therapy that is perfect for the fragile population in the NICU. CST can be used as a treatment modality to release fascial restrictions that are affecting the structures involved in feeding, thereby improving feeding outcomes...
2016: Neonatal Network: NN
Wayne Powell, Simone F C Knaap
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case study is to present chiropractic management of a patient with chronic low back pain by focusing on the craniomandibular system. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 37-year-old man consulted a chiropractor for pain in the lumbosacral area with radiation down the anterolateral side of the upper left leg. The symptoms started after a fall the previous year. Examination showed a post-traumatic chronic L4-L5 facet dysfunction and left sacro-iliac joint dysfunction...
March 2015: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Heidemarie Haller, Romy Lauche, Holger Cramer, Thomas Rampp, Felix J Saha, Thomas Ostermann, Gustav Dobos
OBJECTIVES: With growing evidence for the effectiveness of craniosacral therapy (CST) for pain management, the efficacy of CST remains unclear. This study therefore aimed at investigating CST in comparison with sham treatment in chronic nonspecific neck pain patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 54 blinded patients were randomized into either 8 weekly units of CST or light-touch sham treatment. Outcomes were assessed before and after treatment (week 8) and again 3 months later (week 20)...
May 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
Annelie Gutke, Carola Betten, Kristina Degerskär, Sara Pousette, Monika Fagevik Olsén
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of physiotherapeutic interventions on pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data sources: MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PEDro, CINAHL, AMED, and SCOPUS databases were searched up to December 2014 for studies written in English, French, German or Scandinavian languages that evaluated physiotherapeutic modalities for preventing and treating pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain. RESULTS: For lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy, the evidence was strong for positive effects of acupuncture and pelvic belts...
November 2015: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Bruno Bordoni, Emiliano Zanier
The concept of cranial osteopathy was introduced by W. G. Sutherland, DO, and became the foundation for setting the rules for use of skull palpation and many other techniques in the many types of dysfunctional patterns that craniosacral therapy treats. Sutherland's theories enabled modern osteopathy to develop and improve. The mechanism of primary respiration as well as the motion of neurocranial and viscerocranial sutures are phenomena intrinsic to the field and can be found in every living organism, independent of thoracic breathing and cardiac impulse...
2015: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
Dariusz Białoszewski, Marcin Bebelski, Monika Lewandowska, Anna Słupik
BACKGROUND: Non-specific low back pain is an increasingly common musculoskeletal ailment. The aim of this study was to examine the utility of craniosacral therapy techniques in the treatment of patients with lumbosacral spine overload and to compare its effectiveness to that of trigger point therapy, which is a recognised therapeutic approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 55 randomly selected patients (aged 24-47 years) with low back pain due to overload...
November 2014: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Heidemarie Haller, Holger Cramer, Marc Werner, Gustav Dobos
BACKGROUND: Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a commonly used but under-researched therapeutic approach. This case study explores the implementation of CST in the integrative inpatient treatment of sequelae of postoperative meningioma and traumatic brain injury. CASE: A 50-year-old woman was admitted for 2 weeks of integrative inpatient treatment following meningioma resection and traumatic brain injury. In addition to the integrative treatment approach, which included conventional as well as complementary and alternative medicine, she received five sessions of CST for refractory headaches, vertigo, and cervicobrachial syndrome during this time...
February 2015: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Heidemarie Haller, Thomas Ostermann, Romy Lauche, Holger Cramer, Gustav Dobos
OBJECTIVES: Determining efficacy in complementary medicine research requires valid placebo/sham control groups that are credible to patients and ensure successful blinding. Within the scope of this study, a light touch sham-control intervention for trials of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was developed and tested for its credibility. METHODS: Patients of a randomized controlled trial on chronic non-specific neck pain (NCT01526447) obtained the Credibility/Expectancy Questionnaire and the Helping Alliance/Satisfaction Questionnaire...
December 2014: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Angela J Todd, Matthew T Carroll, Anske Robinson, Eleanor K L Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the literature for cases of adverse events in infants and children treated by chiropractors or other manual therapists, identifying treatment type and if a preexisting pathology was present. METHOD: English language, peer-reviewed journals and non-peer-reviewed case reports discussing adverse events (ranging from minor to serious) were systematically searched from inception of the relevant searchable bibliographic databases through March 2014...
November 2015: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Wanda Girsberger, Ulricke Bänziger, Gerhard Lingg, Harald Lothaller, Peter-Christian Endler
BACKGROUND: Subjective discomforts in a preclinical range are often due to imbalanced autonomic nervous system activity, which is a focus of craniosacral therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to determine any changes in heart rate variability (HRV) in a study on craniosacral therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This is a quasi-experimental (controlled) study with cross-over design. In a private practice, measurements were performed on 31 patients with subjective discomforts before and after a control and an intervention period...
May 2014: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Heidemarie Haller, Romy Lauche, Holger Cramer, Thomas Rampp, Felix J Saha, Thomas Ostermann, Gustav J Dobos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2014: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Heidemarie Haller, Thomas Ostermann, Romy Lauche, Holger Cramer, Gustav J Dobos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2014: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Jeong-Hun Shin, Seung-lyul Jun, Young-Jun Lee, Jae-Hyo Kim, Sung-Yeoun Hwang, Seong-Hun Ahn
Traction therapy, which is known to be a treatment method for scoliosis, one of many muscles disease, has been used since Hippocrates introduced it. However, the effects of traction therapy are still not clear. In addition, the meridian sinew theory, which is related to muscle treatment and is mentioned in the book on meridian sinews in the Miraculous Pivot of Huangdi's Internal Classic, has not been the subject of much study. For these reasons, experimental spinal models were made for this study to observe and analyze the lengths of vertebral interspaces after intermittent traction therapy, which is known to be excellent among muscle treatment methods, with various tensile forces...
April 2014: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Jennifer E Weiss, Kenneth Schikler, Alexis Boneparth, Cara Hoffart, Mark Connelly
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Children and adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) often present to pediatric rheumatologists for evaluation. Limited data are available on the characteristics of and treatments used for JPFS, particularly in males. METHODS: We evaluated deidentified data from baseline visits of JPFS patients entered in the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry between May 2010 and September 2013. Data regarding demographics, symptoms, functional measures and treatment are compared as a function of gender...
March 2014: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Helen Elden, Hans-Christian Östgaard, Anna Glantz, Pia Marciniak, Ann-Charlotte Linnér, Monika Fagevik Olsén
OBJECTIVE: Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a disabling condition affecting 30% of pregnant women. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of craniosacral therapy as an adjunct to standard treatment compared with standard treatment alone for PGP during pregnancy. DESIGN: Randomized, multicenter, single blind, controlled trial. SETTING: University hospital, a private clinic and 26 maternity care centers in Gothenburg, Sweden. POPULATION: A total of 123 pregnant women with PGP...
July 2013: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Thuridur Solveig Arnadottir, Arun K Sigurdardottir
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether or not craniosacral therapy alleviates migraine symptoms. METHODS: A cross-over experimental design was used with twenty participants, aged between 20 and 50 years, who suffered from at least two migraine attacks per month. Participants were randomly assigned to two equal-sized groups, A and B. All received six craniosacral treatments over four weeks and the groups answered the "HIT-6" Questionnaire four times; every four weeks (Times 1, 2, 3 and 4)...
February 2013: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Anne Jäkel, Philip von Hauenschild
OBJECTIVE: Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an alternative treatment approach, aiming to release restrictions around the spinal cord and brain and subsequently restore body function. A previously conducted systematic review did not obtain valid scientific evidence that CST was beneficial to patients. The aim of this review was to identify and critically evaluate the available literature regarding CST and to determine the clinical benefit of CST in the treatment of patients with a variety of clinical conditions...
December 2012: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Shannon M Campbell, Richard R Winkelmann, Stevan Walkowski
Dermatological diseases, such as dysesthesia syndromes, stasis dermatoses, and hyperhidrosis are difficult to treat due to their complex etiologies. Current theories suggest these diseases are caused by physiological imbalances, such as nerve impingement, localized tissue congestion, and impaired autonomic regulation. Osteopathic manipulative therapy targets these physiological dysfunctions and may serve as a beneficial therapeutic option. Osteopathic manipulative therapy techniques include high velocity low amplitude, muscle energy, counterstrain, myofascial release, craniosacral, and lymphatic drainage...
October 2012: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
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