Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Human craniosacral system includes meningeal tissue and cerebrospinal fluid, which protects brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral system is composed of cranial skeleton, face and mouth, and downwards sacral vertebra and coccyx. It affects brain and spinal cord development and functions; thus, when the system is compromised or off-balanced, it is likely to suffer from sensory, motion, or neuro disorder, including chronic pain, visual impairment, scoliosis, impaired motor coordination, and learning disability.
By monitoring the cerebrospinal fluid which flows in the craniosacral system, the therapists can find out the level of severity of craniosacral system obstruction and mobility of body, cranial skeleton, sacral vertebra, and coccyx. Using a specific method, the therapist can manipulate the fluctuation of cerebrospinal fluid in the craniosacral system, strengthen the ability of self-repair, and relieve the discomfort, pain, and disturbance such as migraine, headache, chronic neck and back pain, impaired motor coordination, problems due to stress or tension. This therapy is also recommended to children with the disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), central nervous system disorder, mood disorder, learning disability, and traumatic muscle pain or dystonia.