What is cranial osteopathy?

Osteopathy in the cranial field has many important uses due to its gentle nature. One of the most important and frequent applications is in the treatment of babies and young children. They respond well because of their greater vitality or because they are more in touch with their inherent healing mechanisms.

However, cranial osteopathy is a technique that can be used anywhere on the body.

Unfortunately there are not a lot of published studies that support cranial osteopathy, which is a shame because people would receive a great benefit from it, according to osteopaths.This publication in 2011 from European School of Osteopathy says it all.

However, medical history shows that we need believers to make the research going forward.

Patients who are looking for a cranial osteopathy treatment come often to treat the following symptoms:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Face pain and jaw problems
  • Low back pain
  • Complicated structural problems such as scoliosis
  • Pain in pregnancy or post-natal
  • Colicky babies – wind, constipation, reflux

  • Lactation problems – weak suckling or tongue tie
  • Poor sleep
  • Chronic coughs and colds
  • Sinus problems
  • Ear infections/glue ear
  • Flat heads
  • Sticky eyes

The potential side effects of an osteopathy treatment are the following : fatigue for a few days, in case of inflammation you can feel some joints pain and sore muscles.

A Marguin - March 15 2015

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