The bones in the skull and face protect the brain, provide facial structure, and provide the openings that allow food, water, and air to enter the body. There are 22 bones in the skull, eight of which protect and surround the brain. The other 14 bones form our facial structure.
What is the primary function of the cranial bones?
What are cranial bones? Your skull provides structure to your head and face while also protecting your brain.
Do cranial bones move?
Motion of the Cranial Bones. Cranial bone motion has been the most controversial phenomenon of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), but there is ample evidence that the cranial bones do rhythmically move a small but definite amount. Historically, cranial bone motion was considered an anatomic impossibility.
What are the side effects of CranioSacral therapy?
Complications include depression, confusion, headaches, diplopia, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, trigeminal nerve damage, hypopituitarism, brainstem dysfunction, opisthotonus, assorted seizures and possible miscarriage of a 12-week pregnancy.
How often can you do Craniosacral therapy?
Depending on what you’re using CST to treat, you may benefit from between 3 and 10 sessions, or you may benefit from maintenance sessions. Your healthcare provider will help you determine what’s right for you.