Cranial Osteopathy at Cardinal Points Clinic

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is a form of bodywork that focuses on treating disorders of the skull – Although this can also have far reaching effects in other places of the body.

The human skull is made up of 22 different bones. These bones are partially fused together by joints called sutures. The sutures of the skull are not completely fused and allow for small movements. These movements not only help to accommodate for the circulation of blood and cerebrospinal fluid – But they also help in absorbing shock and trauma from blows to the head.

Problems stemming from genetics, birth trauma, or blunt impacts to the head can cause these bones to become misaligned or compacted together. When this happens it can restrict the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid, compress nerves, and/or cause a variety of symptoms such as migraines.

Cranial Osteopathy seeks to address these issues by working to decompress and mobilize the sutures of the skull as well as by encouraging fluid movement in the cranium.

Cranial Osteopathy May Benefit:

  • Brain Injuries/Head Injuries
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus/Ringing in Ears
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Problems of the eyes
  • Loss of smell
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Dizziness/Light-headedness
  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Fatigue
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Digestive Issues