What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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“There is good, recent scientific evidence that the most important and basic assumption about how CST works is not true — research has (once again) shown that craniosacral therapists cannot actually move the bones of the skull enough to affect the pressure or circulation of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal column; There is also a logical problem: the cranial bones do not move to relieve the pressure of dangerous swelling in the cranium, so they are probably not going to move for therapist’s fingers either; There is recent scientific evidence that CST therapists produce conflicting diagnoses of the same patients. That is, when asked to asses a patient, CST therapists came to mutually exclusive conclusions; Any effect that CST has must be a complex and subtle one, since it cannot be measured. Subtle effects of therapy certainly exist — just because it can’t be measured doesn’t mean it isn’t there. However, it seems unlikely that any therapist is wise and knowing enough to reliably produce a therapeutic effect by leveraging a phenomenon so subtle that it can’t be measured.” Paul Ingraham, Canadian Science journalist, PainScience.com (1st April 2015)