The craniosacral method helps in the treatment of depression, chronic fatigue, diabetes, insomnia, high blood pressure, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, concentration disorders, autism, neck and back pain.
Dr. John E. Upledger is an American osteopath and creator of the cranio-sacral technique. He began to examine the role of the toothed joints of the skull bones in the 1970s. He performed the experiments on his body. The experiments were in the form of applying pressure of different strength on different parts of the skull. He found that the bones of the head do not move only in infants in the first 3 years of life, but that minimal bone movements in the area of the joints occur later. That is why the bones are serrated because they more or less fit properly to each other in a rhythm a little faster than the breathing rhythm and a little slower than the heart rhythm. Dr. Upledger further discovered that pressure can be both physical and emotional. Due to severe stress, suffering, trauma, fear and mental pain, the bones are blocked. Then the blocked bones fail to maintain the proper / natural rhythm of opening and closing thus preventing the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the third and fourth ventricles where it is created and regenerated. The consequences are numerous headaches, migraines, nervousness, psycho-cognitive disorders, which are further considered as various diseases. Suppressed tensions and negative emotions lead to tightness of the jaw bones, which, among other things, manifests itself as unconscious night gnashing of teeth and damage to the crown on the teeth. The main goal is to harmonize the cranio-sacral rhythm, harmonize the nervous system, improve circulation in the skull and body, and a kind of release of the body by micro-manipulation.
In order to encourage the self-healing ability of the organism, it is necessary to restore the internal balance and start the vital forces in the organism. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to unblock the energy pathways and allow the body fluids to move freely and exchange substances within the body. It is just one of the body fluids – cerebrospinal fluid (or cerebrospinal fluid) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This fluid is the focus of cranio-sacral techniques and a non-invasive and manual approach that encourages the body’s ability to self-heal. Liquor has an important nutritional, informational and energetic role. This technique is based on gentle pressures (3 to 5 grams in weight) in the area of synarthrosis (bone joints), on the skull (cranus) and sacrum (sacrum) where the name of the technique comes from.
For example, therapy for patients with diabetes means insulin replacement drugs, a healthy diet rich in fresh and whole foods, and regular exercise to maintain normal glucose levels and prevent a number of complications (which most affect blood vessels, kidneys, nerve endings and eyes). Medications, a healthy diet and exercise will give the desired results. It also requires an established emotional balance which is achieved by avoiding negative thoughts and stress. According to traditional Eastern medicine, the possible psychological causes of diabetes are an inability to overcome the past, a constant return to previous events with a longing for what could have happened, an excessive need for control, feelings of unfulfillment and sadness, and dissatisfaction with life. Therefore, as the main psychological way to cure diabetes, it is recommended to fill the moments with happiness and joy and the commitment to discover the sweetness in each new day. Achieving inner harmony and openness, as well as the ability to discover beauty and find a reason for happiness in each new day – can be a challenge and an unattainable goal. Yet, in all people there is an energy of self-healing. The fact is that the tooth is the only part of the body that cannot heal on its own. So all other organs can be healed. One possibility is the cranio-sacral healing technique in which each person in their own body can find, stimulate, and direct energy for self-healing.