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Lyme Disease: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

by Debbie Turczan Lyme disease, and other tick-borne infections, are a growing health concern.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 300,000 cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year, though this number is likely not comprehensive, as many cases go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  Lyme disease can cause a broad spectrum of complaints, from joint [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Craniosacral Therapy, Lyme disease|Tags: , |Comments Off on Lyme Disease: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge joint, located right in front of your ear, that connects your jaw bone (also known as the mandible) to your skull. Calling it a hinge joint, actually, is a bit of an oversimplification – there is a substantial piece of cartilage in between the bones which slides back [...]

How can Craniosacral Therapy help those with Scoliosis?

Scoliosis – defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a sideways curvature of the spine” – can be responsible for a broad spectrum of physical complaints, ranging from mild backaches to disabling pain and limited tolerance for physical activity. While many successful treatment options are available that improve dysfunctional curves of the spine, including bracing and [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Craniosacral Therapy, Patient education and advocacy, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How can Craniosacral Therapy help those with Scoliosis?

Study shows yoga can help improve pelvic floor strength and decrease urinary incontinence

According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, a study published on April 25, 2014 in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society) reports that a yoga training program, designed to improve pelvic health, can help women gain more control over their urination and avoid [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Exercise, Patient education and advocacy, Pelvic pain, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Study shows yoga can help improve pelvic floor strength and decrease urinary incontinence

Link between tailbone dysfunction and headaches (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1) Dr. Upledger writes, “Anterior flexion of the coccyx due to injury is [a] very common cause of cephalgia and pelvic autonomic dysfunction.” (Pp.149-50) Dr. Upledger also notes that “continued stress on the dura in the suboccipital region may cause increased suboccipital muscular tension, which can cause pain, as well as result [...]

Link between tailbone dysfunction and headaches (Part 1)

Dr. John Upledger writes in his textbook, Craniosacral Therapy, “Two very common injuries which adversely influence craniosacral system function, and are often the underlying cause of headache and autonomic dysfunction, are impaction of the sacrum between the ilia, and anterior flexion of the coccyx.” (Pp.148-9.) I recently worked with a patient that demonstrated this relationship [...]

Pelvic pain: Common technique used in hysterectomies for treatment of fibroids can spread cancer.

For women with severe pelvic pain related to fibroids, when all other treatment has failed, a hysterectomy is sometimes offered as an option. It is so very important to be educated in the risks and benefits of this option, along with the long-term effects on your health and well-being. As part of that education, I'd [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Pelvic pain|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pelvic pain: Common technique used in hysterectomies for treatment of fibroids can spread cancer.

The “Choosing Wisely” program – Empower yourself with information.

The American Board of Internal Medicine has launched a new educational initiative called "Choosing Wisely," in an effort to open a dialogue about the rising cost of health care, empower patients, and minimize unnecessary and ineffective medical treatment. From the ABIM Foundation website: Choosing Wisely ® aims to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping [...]