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“Craniosacral therapy is one of the wackiest alternative therapies. It’s typically offered by chiropractors and other manipulation-based practitioners…Craniosacral therapy is an alternative medicine practice that supposedly allows the practitioner to “tune into the craniosacral rhythm” to treat problems such as pain, headache, and stress…There is no scientific evidence supporting the use of craniosacral therapy for any medical condition…Claims that spinal cord, brains, and bones of the skull change in size in a rhythmic respiratory-like motion are completely groundless. Neurons and supporting cells in the brain and nervous system lack necessary structures to induce intrinsically derived movement…There is no evidence for the existence of palpable rhythms created by movements of the brain. Because the supposed mechanism that generates these rhythms is biologically implausible it is most likely that they do not exist. Multiple studies have found that different practitioners are unable to identify the same “rhythm” within the same patients (there is low inter-examiner reliability.) The idea that the bones of the skull readily articulate with one another and the dura to function as a breathing apparatus is preposterous.” Dr Robert, Skeptical Health (20th January 2012)