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Craniosacral therapy Improves Pain, QOL, and Mood in FM

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Cort, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    My recollection is that Dr. Lapp found that craniosacral therapy was helpful in ME/CFS. He also found that ME/CFS patients tended to have very tense upper bodies and exhibited shallow breathing patterns.

    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]
    Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia.

    Matarn-Pearrocha GA, Castro-Snchez AM, Garca GC, Moreno-Lorenzo C, Carreo TP, Zafra MD.
    Almera, CP 04009, Spain. lemur@correo.ugr.es.


    Everything improved; pain, sleep, quality of life, anxiety in the FM patients undergoing craniosacral therapy

    Once the treatment stopped, though, many of the improvements disappeared - the treatment is hitting the symptoms but not obviously the cause. Gotta keep doing this treatment for it to continue working

     
  2. klutzo

    klutzo Senior Member

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    Hi Cort,
    I had 3 sessions of cranial-sacral therapy just for general Fibro pain and it had an interesting side-effect. It cured my long-standing TMJ. I threw out my annoying night splint and have not had even a hint of TMJ since then, and that was over a decade ago. There was no need for follow up sessions.

    klutzo
     

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