Craniosacral therapy is a gentle treatment that assists in releasing tensions throughout the body to relieve pain and dysfunction. Practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Daily stresses and strains as well as injuries cause distortions in the craniosacral system that can cause tension around the brain and spinal cord. Not only can this result in pain, but it can also aggravate the central nervous system.
Dr. Farber includes craniosacral therapy in most acupuncture sessions. The extra relaxation and release it provides potentiates the effects of treatment in many people.
Craniosacral therapy can help the following conditions:
- Concussion and post-concussion syndrome
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Chronic fatigue
- Orthopedic issues