Neurological Disorders Treated with Craniosacral Therapy in New York City

A neurological disorder is a condition that affects the health, function, and even structure of a person’s nervous system. The nervous system is a collection of tissues and cells that help to transmit electrochemical signals throughout the body in order to stop or promote a voluntary and involuntary action. Your nervous system is driven by your brain, which is like your  “power station”. It sends electrical power and signals via power lines called neurons throughout your body. Neurons are synonymous with nerve cells. These neurons are like the power line post and wire coming off of it that travel to different homes, or your case, to different cells and organs in your body. Some of the processes this electrical signal powers are things you don’t even think about; they’re in the background, like your heartbeat. Other things are voluntarily or consciously controlled by you, like moving your hand up and down.

If anything causes your power plant and your power structure to go haywire, a neurological disorder will result. For example, drugs, toxins, and poisons can cause a variety of problems within your nervous system. Some of these toxins cause power shortages that can cause a person, like a house’s electricity, to shut down. Other poisons create power surges that cause sparks to fly everywhere. One notable real-world example of this is epilepsy, where over-activity of the electricity in the brain causes people to experience jerky movements characteristic of this disease.

Patients suffering with neurological disorders can support their management and improvement of their health through Craniosacral Therapy. Craniosacral Therapy can help reverse early stages of neurological disorders, for others Craniosacral Therapy can help slow down or stop the progression of advanced neurological diseases. Much depends on which neurological disorder a person is experiencing as there are over 600 neurological disorders, such as:

  • Fibromyalgia and nerve pain syndromes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Autism and ADHD
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain tumors and brain injuries
  • Infections affecting the brain such as meningitis and Bell’s Palsy
  • Strokes and mini-strokes

CanioSacral Therapy harmonizes the spinal cord and brain by gently removing restrictions that can be detected and corrected with light touch. Clients with neurological conditions often find “less is more” and report more benefits from gentler therapies such as CranioSacral Therapy.

Craniosacral therapy is based on the construct that movement restrictions at the cranial sutures of the skull negatively affect rhythmic impulses conveyed through the cerebral spinal fluid from the cranium to the sacrum. All structures absorbing cerebral spinal fluid, including the brain, spinal cord, and their associated membranes, are considered part of the cranio-sacral system and are positively affected by Craniosacral Therapy. CranioSacral Therapy focuses on gently lessening the body’s connective tissue strain and decrease meningeal stress.  Remember, each cell in the body is covered in connective tissue, and every cell in the brain and spinal cord is encased within an extracellular matrix. Both connective tissue and extracellular matrix form an interconnected framework that transmits biomechanical patterns. CranioSacral Therapy can help lessen biomechanical stress, improve connective tissue patterns encasing the brain and spinal cord, and optimize the brain’s cellular environment and healthy functioning.

An optimized brain environment supports brain cells in functioning at their peak performance, which may improve molecular production, movement, use and clearance throughout the brain, leading to enhanced brain function and improved brain health.  It should also be noted some theories pose that brain inflammation may be part of the cause of neurological disorders like autism, attention issues, hyperactivity, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, headache, migraine and post-concussion syndrome. Thus correction and treatment of these conditions is optimized by addressing the following: reducing brain inflammation by lessening brain stress that exists in response to connective tissue strain; optimizing drainage of interstitial fluid and enhancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the brain; and helping the brain flush itself of irritating or disorganizing substances like toxins, which may help the brain calm and organize most efficiently.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy and Pranic Healing in NYC.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.