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How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help With Medical Conditions
There is a concerted campaign by a group of vested interests to prevent complementary and alternative therapists from even suggesting that they can help with any medical condition. This article seeks to provide clarification of these issues.
Alternative and complementary therapists are often criticised for making vague-sounding claims such as ‘can help with the following conditions’ so it is worth looking at how Craniosacral Therapy and other alternatives work and what they set out to achieve, and to compare this with conventional medicine.
Whereas conventional medicine attempts to relieve presenting symptoms by focussing on the illness, alternatives seek to work with the body to stimulate health. The conventional approach can be quite aggressive, and the phraseology of the military and medical establishments are often remarkably similar. Arthritis may be 'attacked' with anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers, and infections 'destroyed' with antibiotics, and they can be highly effective. But as with any military campaign there is collateral damage – drugs harm health and have many side effects, and antibiotics can damage the immune system; although this can be a price worth paying in the case of serious illness. And even here it is not an either or situation - Craniosacral Therapy and complementary therapies can be very supportive for people undergoing conventional treatment
We sometimes fail to appreciate the extent to which the body of any other mammal can, in favourable conditions, maintain and repair itself. If we step back and really look at this self-healing ability it is truly astonishing. We humans have got so used to intervening and trying to sort things out on our terms that we seem to have forgotten this, and are now often at war with ourselves, and our bodies.
So what of the vague claims of Craniosacral and other therapies?
The approach is completely different, for rather than trying to identify and attack the enemy of illness, the alternative approach is to stimulate health, so that the body can get on with the job of repairing itself and bring things back into balance. Each therapy has its own approach, but essentially the aim is to encourage the self-healing process, rather than swallowing poison or other interventions that can have undesirable effects.
The outcome of the alternative approach may sound vague to some, and it doesn’t always deliver the hoped for cure, but it usually helps, and there is often a real improvement in the presenting symptoms as the body is stimulated and assisted into getting on with sorting itself out.
So why are alternative therapies coming under such a concerted attack from some quarters, particularly the pharmaceutical industry, who let’s face it, are losing a lot of money to alternative therapists?
Some advocates of conventional medicine insist that alternative therapies must be tested according to conventional medical criteria, but it is clear that these criteria are not only inappropriate, but impossible to carry out. A therapist will always know whether they are treating a patient or not, so insistence on a double-blind trial looks more like a ploy to discredit therapists, rather than an attempt to assess their effectiveness.
If the things were reversed and ‘evidence based’ medicine had to be assessed by its effect on overall health and well-being, it wouldn’t come out looking so good - all drugs are dangerous, have side effects, and are generally harmful to overall health, as are many other medical practices. In the year 2010-2011, the NHS paid out over one billion pounds in compensation claims and that was just the people who made a claim. Who doesn’t have a relative or friend with a horror story to tell? Read more ...
And as if that wasn't bad enough, according to the Independent, the global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions. Read the article here ...
To write off alternative therapies as worthless is unfounded bigotry and
suggests that people who use them are gullible. Those who use alternative
therapies are generally well-informed and often seek alternative treatment
because conventional treatments have failed to improve their condition,
and they find alternatives to be beneficial. It is worth noting that many
doctors, nurses, midwives, and physiotherapists now practice alternative
So, it is not a vague claim, but a precise statement to say that Craniosacral Therapy can help (the body) to relieve some medical conditions. It won’t always cure the illness, and there is no guarantee of success (which is equally true of the conventional approach) but over many decades of experience it has emerged that it is often helpful in alleviating many medical conditions. And, there isn't the problem of collateral damage and harmful side effects so common with more aggressive intervention.
The conflict into which therapists are now unwillingly drawn is in essence a conflict between those motivated by a desire to use their skills to help others, and those who are motivated to control and dominate others.
The list of conditions that may be helped on the side of this page is not an exhaustive list, but a list of the most common ailments for which patients report an improvement, in addition to an improvement in general health and well being.
© Mike Rawlinson 2011
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This is not an exhaustive list of conditions that may be helped by Craniosacral Therapy, but do remember that if you are getting any symptoms, the first thing to do is seek medical advice in case it is something serious that needs conventional medical attention