Cranial Chiropractic is the study of the skull and the restoration of proper function. Cranial is an advanced aspect of Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) as well as a complete system of health care on its own. The focus of craniopathy is the physical position of the 22 interlinked bones of the skull and the resulting function of the central nervous system. Its practice involves cranial adjustments that may be applied for the prevention of treatment and also for health improvement services.
The primary purpose of Cranial Chiropractic is to promote the optimal function of the central nervous system. This is done to improve overall health and wellness as well as to treat a variety of conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to:
Cranial adjustments require assessing the sutures (moveable joints) in the skull, as well as the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, called the dura. After the doctor determines the exact location of the misaligned cranial bone (subluxation) using the S.O.T. system of analysis, an adjustment is performed. The correction is made by applying gentle pressure to one of the cranial bones, in a specific direction while the patient breathes in or out in a pattern that will assist the correction.