Cranial Osteopathy in Babies and Children

Cranial osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is a medicine procedure that involves minimally invasive procedures to bring about healing in the body. Osteopaths are board of medical doctors who have chosen to continue their training to learn how to use osteopathy to provide alternative methods of healing to their patients.

Medicine are often Prescribed for conditions like colds, flu, headaches, allergies and the like. What if you didn’t necessarily have to use them to get well? Certain medicines is prohibited to children because the formulation is too strong. This is another reason to use alternative for their treatment.

Osteopathy involves using the body to self heal. It sounds a little like chiropractic care. Osteopaths are taught to palpate the skin and feel the flow of fluids throughout the body as well as the alignment of bones, muscles and joints. It is manual manipulation that is gentle enough for children and babies to participate in.

Cranial osteopathy How does it work?

You will be asked to lies down on an examination table. The doctor will ask about the complaint. It could be a cold, allergies, diarrhea, constipation or any number of conditions. The doctor will commence his palpate treatment to feel how fluids is flow throughout the body of the individual.

Osteopathic believe medicine is the brain and the spinal cord communicate in a rhythmic way with other areas of the body through the dura and the fascia. The fascia is a sheet of tissue that covers the organs of the body and the nerves. The dura covers the brain and extends down into the spinal cord where nerves originate.

The doctor will manipulate the head slowly to communicate where there is a problem or dysfunction elsewhere in the body. There should be no pain or discomfort when performing cranial osteopathy.

Some may feel the relief immediately when joints are realigned or fluid blockages are released through manipulation. Children may feel relaxed as their symptoms subside.

Osteopathy will treat the body and not the condition itself. This is one reason why when your baby begins spitting up or has colic, the doctor may concentrate on the legs or arms instead of the site of the condition. The problem is somewhere else in the body that may be triggering the condition, and it doesn’t have to be in the same place as the actual illness occurs.

Children and babies can benefit a great deal from this gentle procedure. It can be less harsh than the medications that may be