What I have Found.
Like most Complementary therapies, mainstream medical practioners have a wide variety of opinions when it comes to CranioSacral Therapy.
I have found, however, that General Practitioners and some Dentists have regularly recommended clients with conditions such as pregnancy discomfort, backpain, headaches, baby colic and other specific conditions. Often conditions that they feel cannot be improved upon by more mainstream medical intervention.
Where CranioSacral Therapy Proves Effective.
In many of these cases, CranioSacral Therapy has proven effective where the other avenues have been exhausted. Many Medical Practitioners seem to recognise the therapy as a gentle, non-invasive therapy that can do a lot of good – and as being specially effective for particular conditions.
When Doctors become more acquainted with the practice and results around CranioSacral Therapy, they recognise that it assists the body as opposed to other treatments where a “correction” may be forced on the patient.
Healthcare practitioners often recommend CranioSacral Therapy as part of a complementary approach to wellness. This is typified by the following advice given by a practising midwife:
My wife is 25 weeks pregnant and has severe sciatica due to a disc protrusion in L2 and L3. Can you recommend anything for pain?
For a disc problem in pregnancy various osteopathic or chiropractic treatments may not be suitable. Your wife should consult a physiotherapist who will be able to give specific treatment and advice.
Acupuncture and some back massage with a trained therapist may also help. Your wife could also try CranioSacral Therapy, which is suitable for use in pregnancy.