Certified Craniosacral Therapist
Craniosacral Therapy for Dizziness and Vertigo
Anyone with chronic dizziness knows what a horrible condition it is. Yet, the medical profession seems at a loss to do anything about it. (1) Studies have shown that most cases of chronic dizziness -- that is recurrent or persistent dizziness for which serious medical conditions have been ruled out-- are not resolved by medical treatment. (2)
People suffering from chronic dizziness often encounter a bewildering array of medical and alternative treatments, exercises, diets, supplements and life style changes to no avail. And it seems that almost everyone finds something that “helps” but nothing that really provides a cure.
1 Sloan P, Coeytaux R, Beck R, Dallara J. Dizziness: state of the science. Ann Intern Med. May 02, 2001;134(9):823.
2 Kroenke K, Arrington ME, Mangelsdorff AD. The prevalence of symptoms in medical outpatients and the adequacy of therapy. Arch Intern Med. 1990;150: 1685-9.
Possibly the only effective therapy for most cases of chronic vestibular
vertigo not responding to medical treatment
At the risk of sounding like just another Internet huckster I would like to suggest that craniosacral therapy can be a godsend for many people suffering from chronic dizziness, especially vertigo, dizziness characterized by a sensation of spinning. Diagnosing and treating dizziness as noted above can be an elusive and indeed frustrating enterprise, yet craniosacral therapy has proven in case after case to be a powerful, complete and usually rapid treatment for vertigo.
One reason that other approaches to vertigo treatment have not been successful, and usually palliatives at best, is that the medical profession has been slow to recognize that the bones of the skull move in a slow, rhythmic response to regular pressure changes in cerebro-spinal fluid. When the bones of the skull (cranium) are restricted or misaligned in such a manner as to affect inner ear function, dizziness results. Without this understanding, the underlying cause of many dizziness problems remains unknown and therefore treatments tend to be haphazard at best. Treatment for dizziness for which the cause is unclear or unknown tends to be made on the basis of the physician's background and philosophy and not so much on a clear understanding of what is actually causing the dizziness. This is true also of alternative approaches, each treating according to it's particular philosophy.
The beauty of craniosacral therapy for dizziness is that it does not rely solely on assumptions based on a theory or philosophy but identifies a specific structural problem that is the direct cause of the dizziness. It is usually easy for a skilled craniosacral therapist to determine if such a structural problem is present. If so, the underlying cause has been found and the prospect for successful therapy is very high.
My goal in this website is to present as honestly, clearly and thoroughly as I can the strengths and limitations that craniosacral therapy has in the relief of vertigo. I hope through this honest approach to gain your trust and acceptance for a healing modality which could very well relieve you of months or years of suffering with an amazingly gentle and non-invasive hands on technique, and in very short time at that. Craniosacral therapy ought to be considered by anyone who suffers from this debilitating and demoralizing condition.
Craniosacral therapy is an extremely gentle, non-invasive treatment
which not only frees and balances the cranial bones,
but also calms and tones the entire central nervous system,
which has positive effects throughout the body.
Craniosacral therapy evaluates and corrects restrictions and imbalances in the craniosacral system.
It does not provide medical diagnosis or treatment.