This powerful, non-invasive, gentle therapy originated in the late 60’s largely through the work of Dr. John E. Upledger (a doctor and surgeon working as a member of the Michigan State University team). His techniques evolved from research beginning in the 20’s by doctors of Osteopathy and Chiropractic.
The CST techniques are designed to unlock and re-establish the body’s natural ability to heal and nurture itself. It can free up the mind and re-establish fruitful communications with the organs and emotions they relate to by releasing tissue memories trapped in the body.
In many cases CST can be applied immediately following trauma, without risk, before the normally advised waiting period expires. This is possible because the contact (or intention) of the practitioner is usually limited to the weight of a nickel (5 grams). Old trauma response is very good as well.
Applicable traumas range from forceps or suction assisted childbirth to impact, compression or twists of the head, neck, spine or pelvis. Many incidents create multiple sights of blockage, discomfort or instability. CST addresses them specifically or indirectly as the body requests.
The CST techniques concentrate on a semi-closed hydraulic membrane called Dura Mater. It surrounds the spinal cord like a tube, lines the space between the brain and cranial bones and is attached to the skull and the sacrum. It supplies nutrients, removing waste and stimulates nerve fibers. The filling and draining of this Cerebrospinal Fluid within the Dura mater creates a rhythm that is transmitted throughout the body and limbs called the CS RHYTHM.
Observing the rhythm from a number of sites on the body illuminates areas of resistance showing the practitioner where to concentrate. The disturbance may be due to twisting, rippling or adhesions. Sluggish, erratic, restricted or asymmetrical movement of the Dura Tube may disturb function of the brain, spinal cord nerve roots, organs, pelvic movement, limb flexion or extension and other phenomena.
These phenomena may manifest as a learning disorder, attention deficit, autism, disability or disease that is directly observed by the client or their community. CST is applied in a number of ways including diaphragm release, gentle traction and retracing of body positions of the time of trauma. When supported gently the body will uncoil and assume its natural state. Practitioners are directed by palpation, observation and intuition, as they become aware of their client’s circumstances.
If you experience restricted range of movement, reoccurring discomfort, dental: crowns, bridges, braces, splints or body misalignments, ear: ringing, blockage, fullness or aches & pains of the head, neck, back, pelvis or elsewhere creating dysfunction; CST may be an option presenting valuable assistance or permanent relief of these conditions. Many clients report the experience as energizing and they feel lighter. Once the release is complete, it is permanent and symptoms will only return if another trauma occurs.
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