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The Impact of Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy Interventions on Clinical Outcomes in Adults With Asthma


2007 study combining craniosacral therapy and acupuncture as adjunct therapies for adult asthma. Study findings suggest: “When treatment was compared with the control group, statistically treatment was significantly better than the control group in improving asthma quality of life, whereas reducing medication use with pulmonary function test results remained the same. However, the combination of acupuncture and craniosacral treatment was not superior to each therapy alone.”

Pubmed Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17234566


Research: Mehi-Madrona L, Kigler B, Silverman S, Lynton H, Merrell W, “The impact of acupuncture and craniosacral therapy interventions on clinical outcomes in adults with asthma”. Explore (NY). 2007 Jan-Feb; 3(1) :28-36.
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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.
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The Effects of CranioSacral Therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptomology in Vietnam Combat Veterans



“The Upledger Institute has provided two week intensive treatment for Vietnam veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorders diagnosed by the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) medical division. These patients received psychological evaluation tests at the times of entry and exit into and out of the program. The intensive treatment was about six-seven hours per day for eight full days, with approximately three-four hours on the first and last days of the program. Patients were initially tested using the Mississippi scale for combat related PTSD, Trauma Symptom Inventory, Quality of Life Questionnaire, Brief Symptom Inventory and Beck Hopelessness Scale as methods for evaluation of trauma. The participants showed the following results obsessive compulsive scores dropped from 86th percentile to 46th, depression from 69th to 27th, anxiety from 79th to 42nd, paranoia from 84th to 62nd. The results obtained strongly suggest that PTSD may be more successfully treated when the therapy includes corrections of the Craniosacral system. and conscious-non-conscious integration.”

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Research: Upledger, John E., D.O., FAAO., The effects of CranioSacral Therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptomology in Vietnam combat veterans. Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, vol 11, No 2 pp. 123 – 143, April 2000
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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
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