Bedwetting  Therapy for Children in New York City

Nocturnal Enuresis also known as “bedwetting” is a condition defined as having involuntary urination during sleep affecting an estimated 5-7 million children in the United States. Wetting the bed creates a host of issues, concerns, and emotions beyond just a mess that needs to be cleaned.  Dr. Kaminsky offers a Bedwetting Therapy that’s founded in both his areas expertise, Cranisosacral Therapy and Chiropractic care,  resulting in an excellent treatment option for childhood bed-wetting.

Bedwetting commonly occurs as a result of the child not being able to hold their urine through the night and / or not waking when his or her bladder is full at night. Other causes may be physiological, such as the child producing a lot of urine during the evening and nighttime hours. Children who wet the bed often may also have the habit of holding it during the day and ignoring the urge to use the bathroom.

Treatment for bedwetting ranges from the “wait it out” approach to pharmaceutical intervention. While waiting for the child to mature or outgrow the problem is a popular approach, it can lead to issues with self-confidence, hygiene concerns, and other problems.   While there is no exact known cause of bedwetting, alternative medicine practitioners believe it is a result of abnormal nervous system, poor sleep patterns, and possible hormone imbalance. Dr. Kaminsky’s Bedwetting Therapy focuses on non-invasive treatment of the whole person, including the spine..

Unless a child has a clear problem or complaint it can be difficult for a parent to recognize when a child’s spine is not working correctly.  Many are initially surprised to learn Bedwetting can indicate spinal compromises, but then realize the link to spinal dysfunction once it’s understood the bladder is controlled by the central nervous system, (spine / spinal cord).  A spinal misalignment can have an adverse effect on the nerves that flow from the spine out to every part of the body. This can translate into interference of the nervous system, the link between the brain, spinal cord and bladder, which is critical if the bladder is going to function properly.

It’s important to be aware that often spinal misalignments will not necessarily result in immediate pain or symptoms, and may not become evident for several years.  In addition to physical stress, parents should be aware that emotional and chemical stress affect the child’s nervous system and may also warrant a spinal check up in exploring a treatment for bedwetting.  In sum, Dr. Kaminsky’s Bedwetting Therapy starts from the point of discerning if a spinal misalignment and or nervous system irregularity may be the underlying cause for your child’s bedwetting.  

Parents should be mindful within the spine the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system and the craniosacral mechanism itself, which is made of the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.  

During the examination on the initial visit, Dr. Kaminsky looks for areas of the body that feel guarded / tense or functionally and structurally compromised.  By using an extremely light hands-on touch during a treatment session, Dr. Kaminksy looks to release that restriction / tension in order to get the fluids surrounding the head and spine flowing freely again, positively effecting the nervous system. Dr. Kaminsky’s Bedwetting Therapy is founded in theory, experience and practice, soothing the central nervous system and promoting a general sense of ease in the body resulting in the ability to monitor and control more consciously  the bladder.   As both a Craniosacral Therapist and a Chiropractor, Dr. Kaminsky has received years of advanced training to understand the complexity of the nervous system and how it functions.  Contact us to further explore how Dr. Kaminsky’s Bedwetting Therapy may help your child.  

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Dr. Kaminsky is a 1999 graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. He is licensed to practice in NY and has completed close to three thousand hours of professional continuing education since becoming licensed in March of 2000.

The primary approach used in his office is Craniosacral Therapy (CST) which is a method focusing on the cranium (head) and sacrum (a large bone at the base of the spine) scientifically proven to control life sustaining fluid flow throughout the body.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on manual therapy approach that brings about healing via the fluidity of the body. The existence of the Craniosacral System was first discovered by Osteopath Dr. William Sutherland in the early 1900’s, calling it Cranial Osteopathy.  And later rediscovered, validated, and developed by Dr. John Upledger in the late 70’s early 80’s, who renamed it Craniosacral Therapy after doing five years of research at the Michigan State University, School of Medicine. In 1983 Dr. John, as he was fondly called, established a teaching institute in Palm Beach, Florida, to teach this cranial sacral method to all healthcare providers. The Upledger Institute is still very active today.

The craniosacral mechanism pumps fluid which is produced in the brain, called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF), through the fascial network of the body, the purpose of which is to lubricate joints, muscles, organs, all cells and all tissues. It is the driving life force for your body’s systems to function properly, CSF also carries healing properties to bodily traumas, injuries and past surgeries.

The proper function of your cranial sacral mechanism, via CSF flow, maintains the normal tone of your muscles, provide nutrients to your organs, and keeps you out of pain. It sustains human life and allows your nervous system to stay responsive to challenges of daily living and your mind-body life experiences. The better your craniosacral mechanism functions, the better the flow of this life sustaining fluid, the better your body can handle physical and emotional stress. The uninhibited flow of this fluid throughout your body allows you to thrive, opposite of survival mode.

CSF is part of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) brain and spinal cord), which is physically encapsulated within the dural membranes of the spine and head.

One of the functions inside of your brain is to automatically generate energetic rhythmic impulses that function to pump CSF throughout your body, regulating your peripheral nerves, nervous system and organ systems, which in turn, sustain your function (physiology) and life. It is an important force that maintains everything functioning in your body. This is what we call the Craniosacral System, or Craniosacral Mechanism. It is the hydraulic, energetic and rejuvenating system of your body.

This measurable life force of moving fluid is palpable to a trained craniosacral therapist, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rate, that can all be felt, so too can the Cranial Sacral Rhythm (CSR) be palpated and measured. It is the foundational diagnostic tool in real-time used to evaluate your current state of well-being (or lack thereof), and potential for health improvement and healing.

Compromises of your rhythmic impulse, correlates to CSF flow restrictions in the system which the body is unable to self-correct or overcome on its own. This is the reason why over time we develop pain, dis-ease, symptoms, conditions, mind-body disconnect and basically all human physical and psychological ailments.

When the fluid isn’t flowing optimally, your bodily rejuvenation is affected, and this is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body, most commonly on your head and sacrum, for diagnostic purposes, the practitioner can detect, feel, evaluate, and rate the SSQAR (strength, symmetry, quality, amplitude, rate) of the rhythm; then bring forth correction of any limitations with subsequent experienced hand placements on different parts the body during a session.

A craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm reset, restore and renew allowing for healing to take place of the mind-body connection, musculoskeletal tightness and spasms, neurological deficits, autoimmune issues, organ function, many common conditions, and of course pain. Through a practitioners properly focused and attuned touch, your body is facilitated to release channels of fluid stagnation and flow restriction, which ultimately breakthrough, overcome and improve CSR and the function of vital fluid flow.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky is an advanced practitioner of Craniosacral therapy, having studied up to advanced levels including SER and pediatric courses. He has built a solid foundation with many years of experience, treating babies, children and adults.

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