Fibromyalgia Treatment in New York City

An estimated 4 million adults in the U.S. have fibromyalgia, a severely debilitating condition identified by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, memory and attention difficulties, among other symptoms.   It negatively affects the quality of life as the symptoms include chronic widespread pain, severe headaches, and muscle cramps. Often people suffering from fibromyalgia experience loss of REM sleep, have anxiety, depression, obesity and addictions to drugs and alcohol which may lead to even more health problems like liver failure, kidney stones, ovarian cysts etc. It is better to start the fibromyalgia treatments for pain as early as possible in order to have better results and to choose natural methods in order to decrease the intake of medications.

The root causes of fibromyalgia is attributed to a dysfunction of nerve signals, hormones, or spinal fluid pressure.  A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers – collaborating with a team at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden – has documented for the first time widespread inflammation in the brains of patients with fibromyalgia. Their report has been published online in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.  Finding objective neurochemical changes in the brains of patients with fibromyalgia should help reduce the persistent stigma that many patients face, often being told their symptoms are imaginary and there’s nothing really wrong with them.

A natural and non-invasive fibromyalgia treatment for pain is Craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral therapy improves the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia, reducing their perception of pain and fatigue and improving their night rest and mood, reducing anxiety levels, and potentially improving the depressive state.  Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive treatment focusing on the link between the cranium (or head), and sacrum (the bone at the base of your spine) addressing abnormalities of fluid along with membranes connected to both the cranium and sacrum. Because Craniosacral Therapy centers on all the structures involved with fibromyalgia (the head, spine, muscles, fascia (connective tissue), and nerves – Craniosacral Therapy is well founded and positioned to effectively treat fibromyalgia.

Importance of the Nervous System and Fibromyalgia

The nervous system controls everything in and out of your body. In Fibromyalgia, there are detrimental physiological restrictions your body needs to deal with and overcome.

Fibromyalgia is due to a disruption of the Central Nervous System caused by unresolved, unprocessed stored emotions. The restrictive onset and mechanism of impairment in physiology forms as a result of interaction, reaction, response, and lack of full processing of certain kinds of past emotions and traumas.

To your nervous system, trauma and emotions carry a certain energetic charge which gets stuck in the body and causes a disruption in the function of your nervous system and spinal subluxations that eventually leads to Fibromyalgia and other conditions.

Let Dr. Kaminsky work with you in achieving a release from your body this condition called fibromyalgia. Schedule your sessions and return your uncompromised life.

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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