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A New Study on CST and Neck Pain Shows

Benefits A study

published in the May 2016 issue of Clinical Journal of Pain compares two groups of neck pain sufferers: one treated with CST and the other treated with sham CST. Only the group treated with genuine CST

What Is CST?

CST is a gentle, light-touch therapy that enhances the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) created in the choroid plexus of the brain. The CSF movement is essential to our well-being because it circulates around the brain and spinal cord, bringing nutrients and flushing away waste. According to an article in The Journal of Neuroscience, this process “… actively coordinates the development and health of the nervous system throughout life” (Lehtinen et al., 2013). After a car crash, muscles, ligaments, and even the sutures between bones are compressed and torqued, which creates restrictions that impede the motion of the CSF. CST is one of the few modalities that focuses on improving the function of this system.

techniques experienced a significant reduction of pain and anxiety and an improvement in quality of life after eight weeks. This result held when checked again at 20 weeks (Haller et al., 2016).

Does Car Insurance Cover

Craniosacral Therapy? After a session, I give my clients a receipt to submit to their car insurance and they are usually reimbursed fairly soon. Health insurance may cover CST, but it is usually more restrictive than car insurance.

Take Excellent Care of Yourself Driving is one of the most dangerous activities we do regularly. If you get into a crash, don’t ignore your symptoms. The best way to overcome them is to seek support for your healing

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Anasuya Basil has been in practice for 20 years and is certified in craniosacral therapy, acupressure, Asian bodywork therapy, and holistic nutrition. She is the author of the ebook Midlife Renewal for Women, available as a

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Lehtinen, M., Bjornsson, C., Dymecki, S., Gilbertson, R., Holtzman, D., & Monuki, E. (2013). The Choroid Plexus and Cerebrospinal Fluid: Emerging Roles in Development, Disease, and Therapy. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(45), 17553-17559. Retrieved from http://dx.doi. org/10.1523/ jneurosci.3258-13.2013

Haller, H., MSc, Lauche, R., PhD, Cramer, H., PhD, Rampp, T., MD, Ostermann, T., PhD, & Dobos, G., MD. (2016). Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain. Retrieved from articles/PMC4894825/

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