Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment in New York City

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than one million people in the United States have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  It is found more often in women than in men – women are four times more likely to get it. While anyone of any age can get Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it seems to be most common in people in their 40s and 50s. 

Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome find themselves in a state of continuous and oftentimes debilitating fatigue that no amount of bed rest can alleviate.   For some people, this may only last a few months, for others a few years. In many cases the symptoms come and go over several years. The condition is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Physical and mental exhaustion including loss of memory or ability to concentrate
  • Sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in armpits and neck
  • Difficulty thinking and maintaining concentration
  • Aching muscles and joints (with no redness or swelling)
  • Headaches
  • Loss of REM sleep
  • Malaise after any kind of exertion
  • Other individualized symptoms include muscle weakness, night sweats, and sensitivity to light.

Fatigue is a warning signal within the body. Experiencing fatigue is an indicator that something is wrong. This may be a lifestyle or health related. Unfortunately, we’re not always so in tune with our bodies as to notice that our fatigue level is unusually high, or that it isn’t normal to be so fatigued all the time. When you’re repeatedly fatigued, day in and day out, it’s time to evaluate what in your life may be causing it.

Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal cord, and a dense series of nerves that go out to all parts of your body. Your nervous system is responsible for providing the energy necessary for life in the body to exist and function properly.  Through chiropractic adjustments the person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can experience relief from symptoms by benefiting from spinal adjustments, and reduced tension in the neck and shoulders. Research has found that chiropractic care has been found to create a better, more restful sleep in adults and children. As we all know, a night of interrupted sleep, snoring, or sleep apnea can lead to a day full of exhaustion. Chiropractic adjustments to the lumbar, spine, skull, subluxation, and mid-thorax, were found to alleviate these issues, thus allowing for more restful, meaningful sleep. 

Craniosacral Therapy is another very good option for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Craniosacral therapy will allow the body to release any stuck or stored emotions and past traumas that may be contributing to the chronic fatigue experience.   Dr. Alex Kaminsky is a specialist when it comes to your nervous system and spine and is an expert in addressing the underlying physiological and neurological consequences that begin with Spinal Nerve Stress.

Releasing Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerve Stress caused by subluxation with gentle, specific, and scientific adjustments and re-alignments, often the commonly underlying cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is corrected. These realignments open the natural energetic pathways of the body reconnecting the brain to all organ systems, glands, and tissues.  One common cause for fatigue is an imbalance or impairment in the flow of nerve energy. In the normal human body, energy flows in a cycle from the brain to the spinal cord and then to the tissues of the body before flowing back to the brain. However, this normal energy flow can be interrupted and thrown off by an unbalanced spine. 

Commonly patients naturally see an increase in their energy once their bodies begin to be properly aligned.  Misalignments cause the body and it’s systems to function suboptimally. It’s this suboptimal functioning that results in a variety of issues ranging from back and neck pain to fatigue. This is one reason that patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome often find some relief during regular chiropractic adjustments and Craniosacral Therapy. 

If you’re experiencing the symptoms of  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dr. Alex Kaminsky is expertly trained to help.

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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