is associate professor and physical therapist at University of Nebraska Medical Center.He
uses Cranio-sacral therapy in his
work.In a previous Heartland Healing interview, he
noted that it be not surprising that an osteopath discovered this system.An osteopathic doctor's training is exactly the same as an M.D.'s with additional training in manipulative medicine, Siracusano said.Manipulative medicine is the movement of the body systems like the muscle system or skeletal system, like chiropractic.Sutherland found that the skull bones move with each pulse cycle.We now have research that shows it is about 2 to 3 mm each pulse.
At the UNMC Pain Center, Siracusano
mainly uses C-S therapy to alleviate chronic pain but notes there are more uses.It is also used to address central nervous system disorders, brain injury, birth defects, tempero-mandibular jaw (TMJ) problems, lower back problems, digestive ailments and headache, said Siracusano
The mind/body thingThe scope of application expands through the use of the somato-emotional mind/body connection, Siracusano continued.The process used by the practitioner is a very light touching with the hands to the skull, only about 5 to 10 grams' pressure..But this touch actually contacts the central nervous system because of a fact of anatomy.The skin tissue develops from the same embryonic cells as the central nervous system (CNS.) Therefore the therapist is in communication directly with the CNS and there [ can be ] a kind of touch-induced therapeutic trance.'.This means a lot of things.
Anyone licensed to touch can use cranio-sacral, said Siracusano
.That would include physical therapists, nurses, doctors, massage therapists, chiropractors and such..