Is Craniosacral Therapy Effective for Migraine? Tested with HIT-6 Questionnaire.

It’s always encouraging to see evidence-based research supporting the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy. CST is not easily measured within the scientific method because a good practitioner will tailor the techniques used based on each individual person. Researchers would have you use the identical protocol on each subject, which can still be effective, but will not be AS effective as following the queues of the body.

Craniosacral Research and Case Studies

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2012 HIT-6 Questionnaire completed by twenty participants, experiencing migraines at least twice a month, while receiving six craniosacral treatments over the span of four weeks. Results of the questionnaire indicated that “Immediately after treatments and one month afterwards there was significant lowering in HIT-6 scorings compared with prior to treatment.”

Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23337558
Full text online: http://www.ctcpjournal.com/article/S1744-3881%2812%2900069-2/fulltext

References:
Research: Thuridur Solveig Arnadottir, Arun K. Sigurdardottir. Is craniosacral therapy effective for migraine? Tested with HIT-6 Questionnaire. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages 11–14.
Image: http://worldresources.tripod.com/image-migraine/05.webmd_rm_photo_of_migraine_illustration.jpg

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