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Understanding CranioSacral Therapy

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST) with Acupuncture

At A Way of Life Acupuncture, we only offer CranioSacral Therapy in combination with Acupuncture treatments. Dr. Christine feels this combination provides the best results for patients when CST is incorporated with an acupuncture session.

Initial CST w/Acupuncture
Please allow up to 2-hours for your treatment.  We do require everyone to have an Initial Acupuncture Session before adding CST to the treatment plan.  You will receive a full Follow-Up Acupuncture treatment followed by the CST protocol. 

Follow-Up CST w/Acupuncture
Please allow up to 1hr 30-mins for your treatment.  You will receive a full Follow-Up Acupuncture treatment and CST protocol. 

Conditions CranioSacral Therapy w/Acupuncture may help with:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Post-Concussion Symptoms
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • And Many Other Conditions

​​​CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch massage that can release tensions deep in the body to help relieve pain and dysfunction as well as improve whole-body health and performance. Your central nervous system is one of the few body structures that have a major influence over your health and well-being. Very few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system is the soft tissues and fluid that protects your brain and spinal cord.

Each day you endure stresses and strains and your body works to absorb them. However, your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten, which can potentially cause brain and spinal cord issues. This can affect the function of the central nervous system as well as nearly every other system in your body.

CST can release those tensions to allow the body to relax as well as self-correct itself. Using a light touch, with the pressure no more than the weight of a nickel, practitioners can evaluate you for strain patterns. After locating the strain patterns they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release these restrictions. Once free of strains the central nervous system can perform its best, which allows the body to naturally reduce pain and stress, strengthen your immune system, and enhance your overall health and well-being.

By applying the points and philosophy of acupuncture along with CranioSacral Therapy,  the combination of these therapies magnifies and enhances the effectiveness of each treatment. 

What to Expect