cranial osteopathy

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Related to cranial manipulation: craniosacral therapy, Cranial Sacral therapy

cranial osteopathy

A technique used by osteopaths to gently manipulate the eight bones of the skull.
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His in-depth investigation into the field of cranial manipulation was prompted by an observation of a dural membrane rhythmic motion during a patient's neck surgery in the early 1970s.
Divided into two sections: Diversified Diagnostic Procedures and Diversified Therapeutic Procedures, chapters cover everything from motion palpation, physiotherapy, cranial manipulation, acupuncture, casting of fractures, obstetrics, hypnotherapy and much more.
Baby massage, cranial manipulation, Calpol doping, controlled crying, they've all been tried with varying degrees of success.