CranioSacral Fluid (CSF) protects, cleanses, and nourishes the brain.
CranioSacral Therapy enhances production and flow of CSF.
How can CST help mild Traumatic Brain Injury, post Concussion Syndrome, Alzheimers,
and other brain diseases?
Health and well-being depend on the movement of fluids through and around the brain and spinal cord, as well as throughout the body. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) flows through the brain and around the spinal cord to cushion and protect, to provide nourishment, and to cleanse. Restrictions within the body (produced by injury or illness) can restrict the flow of CSF, thereby decreasing nourishment and cleansing. CranioSacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage support the release of restrictions and enhance the flow of CSF throughout the CranioSacral System, while at the same time enhancing the Lymphatic System throughout the body. The Lymphatic System (a vital part of the immune system) assists in removing waste, toxins, and excess fluid from tissues throughout the entire body.
CST and the Pia-Glial Interface
Neurons and glial cells make up the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord). Glial cells (which make up 90% of the brain and spinal cord) are directly attached to the pia mater membrane (the innermost membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord). The pia mater connects with the other CranialSacral System membrane layers, which connect to the bones of the cranium and spinal column. This bone-membrane-glial connection enables the CranioSacral Therapist to use techniques to help correct adverse strain patterns and stimulate healing of common nervous system disorders.
Ricky Williams and the Upledger Institute - Effects of CranioSacral Therapy on Post-Concussion Syndrome
CBD (Cannabidiol) and the benefits for CTE and other brain injuries/illnesses.