There are many excellent textbooks on osteopathy. One of my favourites is Cranial Manipulation Theory and Practice (Osseous and Soft Tissue Approaches) by Leon Chaitow, published by Churchhill Livingstone. This is beautifully-illustrated textbook - which comes with an excellent CD - combines traditional osteopath approaches with cranial osteopathy.
Recently a previous pregnant patient returned to me for further treatment, because she wanted to have the European School of Osteopathy approach to pregnancy. As a result of recent controversial news on various therapists, she has asked me to publish her review, to reassure other prospective pregnant patients that cranial osteopathy is safe.
I have been treating babies for over twenty years with cranial osteopathy and during this time Cranial Osteopathy for babies and children has become increasing popular. I gave a cranial treatment to a 6 week old baby today and so I will give a brief outline to my own unique approach which has made treating babies a delight.
A pregnant patient has returned to me for 2 or 3 treatments as she found my previous cranial osteopathy sessions so beneficial while pregnant. She asked me how cranial osteopathy works for low back pain during pregnancy.
The first time I really saw the beneficial effects of stress relief using cranial osteopathy was treating a new born baby boy who was endlessly crying. There was no underlying medical condition. To my pleasure, on his first session he relaxed and beamed at his parents.
Present current research guidelines being reviewed by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) would suggest that most women of advancing age or when breast feeding should take calcium and Vitamin D3 to ensure healthy bones.
There are pages and pages written about pain relief as the human body is a highly complicated system. A team effort is required, and osteopaths are part the Health Care Team System. Sharing your experiences, reading and researching is advisable as each person has their own story to tell. Finding ... Read More