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CranioSacral Therapy and ADD/ADHD

We work with both adults and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

CranioSacral is a well-positioned complementary adjunct to medical and psychological treatment, to address several of the multi-faceted aspects of this condition -- from physical constriction in the brain tissue to muscle memory holding frustration and sadness because of harsh self-talk and feedback from others in the neurotypical world.

Among the genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors associated with ADHD are:

  • Small brain size and slower growth: Several brain regions and structures (pre-frontal cortex, striatum, basal ganglia, and cerebellum) tend to be smaller. Overall brain size is generally 5% smaller in affected children than children without ADHD. 
  • Tight tissues in the meninges surrounding the brain.

CranioSacral Therapy is designed to increase fluid flow in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and throughout the body. This increases nutrients in and waste out, giving the body the best chance possible to grow and thrive

This often happens by releasing restrictions n the meninges, the junction where the spine enters the skull and other areas of the body.

  • A differently wired nervous system: People with ADHD can pay attention to four or five things at a time and tend not to be motivated by other people's priorities.

CranioSacral Therapy is designed to relax the nervous system, leveling the neurologic playing field by adding calmness and deactivating the reticular alarm system. 

Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist in Newport Beach who runs seven clinics for brain-related conditions nationwide, has identified seven different types of ADD and treats them along with several known comorbid conditions.  "No one with a simple problem comes to see us," Dr. Amen said in an article published by ADDitude Magazine. "Head trauma is much more common than people think. Forty percent of my patients have some sort of injury."

CranioSacral Therapy has a lot to offer people with these conditions because rather than focus on symptoms, we're palpating the body's tissues looking for restrictions and tensions in the fascia that cause limitation in movement and flow of life-sustaining fluids as indication of the source of problems. That's where we work, focusing on the head/brain and soft tissue around the spine.

Call today to schedule a session to employ this powerful modality for yourself or your child.. 

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