Cranial osteopathy is a subtle type of osteopathic treatment that may help the release of stresses and tensions accumulated in the body.
Osteopaths are trained to assess the dynamic state of the body tissues within both the cranium and the rest of the body.7 Osteopaths may detect traumas that have not been well accommodated by the body and will support its attempt to return to health by using gentle techniques to release strain pattern7. This type of treatment is suitable for everyone from newborn babies8,9 to the elderly10.
Please note that the research references below are pilot studies. There is a need for larger trials to confirm these findings.
7Cranial rhythmic impulse related to the Traube-Hering-Mayer oscillation: comparing laser-Doppler flowmetry and palpation. Nelson KE, Sergueef N, Lipinski CM, Chapman AR, Glonek T. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2001 Mar; 101(3):163-73.
8Osteopathic manipulative treatment for the treatment of hospitalized premature infants with nipple feeding dysfunction. Lund GC, Edwards G, Medlin B, Keller D, Beck B, Carreiro JE. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2011 Jan;111(1):44-8. Review.
9Cranial osteopathy as a complementary treatment of postural plagiocephaly. Amiel-Tison C, Soyez-Papiernik E. Arch Pediatr. 2008 Jun;15 Suppl 1:S24-30.
10Preventative osteopathic manipulative treatment and the elderly nursing home resident: a pilot study. Snider KT, Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Hagan C, Schoenwald C. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Aug;112(8):489-501.
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