All tissues in the body are functionally connected to each other. For his reason, an osteopath does not only cure the head. Instead, an osteopath should cure all parts where somatic dysfunction exists in the body.
Cranial osteopathy can be used as a therapy alternative in infants, children and adults. Infants and children anatomically and dynamically keep growing. Their ossification has not completed and the joints on the skull have not been closed yet and are still flexible. Osteopathic manipulation cures only somatic dysfunctions. The elimination of these dysfunctions allows self healing for human body and ensures the fulfilment of functions at an optimal level. Osteopathic applications work best in young patients as their body responses are quick.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a highly strong natural healing system. It identifies mechanical problems in the body and corrects them through manual applications. In this way, it helps the elimination of problems and pains.
Primarily, if a joint or muscle is restricted or there are mechanical problems which affect the functions of nerves or veins, the osteopath makes these restrictions free and helps them return to normal function.
Osteopathy starts with birth in children. The therapy is completely safe. It does not lead to any pain or problem in babies and children. It is a common belief that stress and problems are not observed in the bodies of babies and children because they are too young. However, the reality is quite different. Birth is one of the most stressful phenomena in our lives. The uterus pushes the baby to take him/her out against the natural resistance of the birth canal. This is a short but stressful journey with high stimulation. The head of babies have a perfect skill to absorb these tensions. Soft bones fit together and rotate -in other words, change shape- to shorten the length of skull. The chin of the baby moves up closer to his/her rib cage. For this reason, some babies, are born with different shapes of skulls. This returns to normal in a couple of days following the birth. But it may last longer depending on difficult birth and use of forceps. As a consequence, the baby may have to live with several discomforting situations on his/her head and body. Constant pressure on head structures can be discomfortable for babies. Some sleeping positions can also lead to deterioration in this situation.
Osteopaths consider that the nerves allowing the functions of lips, cheeks and tongue expose to compression and may affect from it. These nerves come from the base of skull. Proper functioning of these structures for comfortable and efficient breast feeding is quite important.
Oesophagus and stomach is located under the ribs as a tube. Difficult or fast births may lead to stress in these structures. Similarly, cord entanglement may also result in further problems in the abdomen area.
Being perhaps one of the most gentle treatment methods, cranial osteopathy is an ideal solution for babies, elders, pregnant women and acute and recurrent chronic injuries.
This method is used to cure the whole body. It has a highly strong and intensive effect despite of its gentle nature.
Each cell in our body moves with different rhythms. One of these is primary respiration rhythm. The body moves freely when this rhythm fully gets better. However, this rhythm changes in case of any diseases or injuries. Restrictions and pain may be observed in the boy. Self healing mechanisms of the body work to make us healthy and balanced all the time.
CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY APPLICATIONS
- Areas of usage for the cranial osteopathy are:
- Previous head traumas
- Chronic injuries
- Temporomandibular joint problems
- Sacrococcyeal articulation problems
- Sleeping disorders in babies
- Sucking problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Concentration problems