CFT SA It's all about the Fascia! May 2017 - Page 8

HEADACHE AND CRANIOSACRAL FASCIAL THERAPY (CFT)

The primary avenue of headache treatment through the medical model is with drugs; surgery is used only in the most desperate situations. Unfortunately, drugs can only manage the condition and not get at the root cause. The priority of CFT is to eliminate the cause of the condition to allow the body to return to its normal physiology. The Gillespie Approach has four main areas of care.

Craniosacral Therapy

The brain needs to breathe. The brain should maintain a very slow, smooth expansion and contraction cycle to be healthy. Because of the accumulation of traumas over the course of a lifetime from in utero to the present day, normal brain motion can gradually become restricted. The meninges and other tissues hold the trauma of various accidents and create an abnormal cranial pressure, which may be the primary cause of the head pain.

The most likely problem area is the middle meningeal artery, tightly sandwiched between strained dura and hard cranial bones. Pressure here can cause head pain. The goal of CFT is to relieve the strain in the dura, release the cranial pressure, restore normal physiology, and allow the head pain to go away on its own. Since the medical model believes that the cranial bones are fused, the brain must be immobile. When medical doctors become trapped in this model, they cannot address the real structural problem. Their only option is to dispense drugs, which managethe symptoms. Medication does not correct the problemand can only create long-term, toxic side effects.

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