Articles: craniosacral therapy

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  1. Holistic Approach to ME/CSF

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    ME (Myalgic encephalitis) or CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) is a puzzling and debilitating disorder affecting about 250,000 people in the UK according to the ME association website...

  2. It IS All In Our Heads

    by Mike Menkes

    By relieving pressure above the top of your spinal column, your brain-body connection will readily de-stress and go to parasympathetic status.

  3. Listening to the Living Process

    by Matthew Appleton

    A friend of mine began to develop scoliosis as a child and spent her early teens in a brace, as an attempt to prevent it from worsening. Now, in her early thirties, she has a sligh...

  4. Managing Pregnancy and Birth

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    There are nearly 100 trillion cells in the adult body. In each cell there are many thousands of metabolic processes occurring at any one time. It is astonishing how the organism ma...

  5. Osteopathy - It's Only a Model

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    For this column I am going to wax philosophical. Before training as an Osteopath I completed a series of courses as part of my Open University degree in sciences and psychology.

  6. Reconnecting with the Pelvis. Advice from the Ancestors

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    I believe that a paradigm shift to an holistic world view is taking place. This may be hard to reconcile with the actions to contain SARS Co-V-2 that seems to reprise the battle aga...

  7. Soft Tissue, Detoxification and Cranio-Sacral Approaches to Arthritis and Ageing

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    Wear and tear in the joints is known by the alarming names of osteoarthritis, or in the spine, spondylitis. These are conditions, which are present in all adults, especially in late...

  8. Stagnant!

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    I was looking at my friend Kathryn (name changed but permission to share). She is late fifties and reasonably active, she dances and does yoga. I noticed slight swelling of the ankl...

  9. Structure and Function in Craniosacral Therapy

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    Craniosacral therapy owes a huge debt to those visionaries originally from the osteopathic profession, who combined an intuitive understanding of the nature of the human organism wi...

  10. The Butterfly Bone

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    I love all the cranial bones. Aesthetically, morphologically and functionally they are all expressions of the perfection of Nature.

  11. The Challenge of the Chronic Patient

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    Yesterday I saw the worst kind of patient, or so the joke goes. A young woman with an acute pain in the neck with associated head pain requiring ibuprofen to function. There were no...

  12. The Craniosacral Approach to Essential Health

    by Michael Kern

    Exploring the principles behind craniosacral therapy, which was developed by Dr William Sutherland and is rooted in osteopathy.

  13. The Dural Membranes – Core of the Craniosacral System

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    Craniosacral therapy works by helping the body to achieve a reboot of its homeostatic mechanisms via the rebalancing of structural imbalances. This is achieved through gentle palpat...

  14. The Importance of the Lymphatic System in Disease and Manual Treatment Approaches

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    Not need to tell you I am sure, but we live in world with unprecedented levels of artificial chemicals. We have not evolved to deal with these agents some of which are not biodegra...

  15. The Power of CranioSacral Therapy: Letting My Body Speak

    by Caroline Ratner

    There are very few times in our busy lives when we have the opportunity to just be held, safely, in silence with no need to give anything back but it is something we all need but m...

  16. The Structure of Health

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    Osteopathy was established in 1874 in the rural United States by Andrew Taylor Still. Still was fascinated by the mechanics of the body but also had a Native American background and...

  17. Untangling the Tangled Web

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    The key tenet of osteopathy and craniosacral therapy is that ‘structure governs function’. If structure is compromised, then function is altered. When assessing patients, the prac...

  18. Working With the Healing Properties of Inflammation

    by Jonathan Lawrence

    I have worked with an osteopathic approach to treating patients for the best part of 40 years. In the last 25 I have used homotoxicology alongside osteopathy. This has added a new d...

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