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Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia


This 2011 study looks at the effects of craniosacral therapy on fibromyalgia patients, showing that “at 6 months after a 25-week treatment period, patients in the intervention group showed a significant improvement in their levels of state anxiety, trait anxiety, pain, quality of life and Pittsburgh sleep quality index.”


Research: Guillermo A. Matarán-Peñarrocha, Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez, Gloria Carballo García, Carmen Moreno-Lorenzo, Tesifón Parrón Carreño, and María Dolores Onieva Zafra, “Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 178769, 9 pages, 2011. doi:10.1093/ecam/nep125
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Multipractitioner Upledger CranioSacral Therapy: descriptive outcome study 2007-2008


2007-2008 study looks at whether Upledger-style craniosacral has any effect on health conditions treated in age ranges of neonates to 68 years old. Of 157 patients, “outcome by diagnostic groups suggested that UCST is particularly effective for patients with headaches and migraine, neck and back pain, anxiety and depression, and unsettled babies.”


Research: Harrison RE, Page JS:  J. Altern Complement Med Jan; 17 (1): 13-7, 2011. Epub 2011 Jan 9. Harrison RE. Page JS. General Practice, National Health Service, Edinburgh, UK. rachelharrison@onetel.com.
Image: Patrick J. Lynch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrlynch/450142337/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Effect of Craniosacral Therapy on Lower Urinary Tract Signs and Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis


2009 study showing that craniosacral therapy was found to be an effective means for treating lower urinary tract symptoms and improving quality of life in MS patients:

Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=craniosacral+multiple+sclerosis


Research: Raviv G, Shefi S, Nizani D, Achiron A:  Complement Ther Clin Pract May; 15(2):72-5. Epub 2009 Jan 30. Urology Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, gravivg@zahav.net.il
Image: http://real-agenda.com/2013/06/03/multiple-sclerosis-causes-a-breakdown-in-our-life-cycle/