Cranio Sacral Therapy is a non-manipulative, hands on
therapy that works on the body's cranio sacral motion, a natural rhythmic
movement which is found in every cell and is fundamental to life. At the core of
the body the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and cushions the spinal cord and
brain, expresses this as a tide like movement.
The healing powers of herbs have been used in many
different civilisations down through the ages. The Chinese have been using
herbal medicine along side acupuncture for over 5000 years. Almost every major
culture has at one time used herbs as its main or only source of medicine. The
system of medicine currently in use, which we refer to as orthodox medicine, has
its roots in herbal medicine. The main source of drugs in the highly technical
and scientific approach of modern pharmacy is plant based. Steroid drugs may be
synthesised from the wild African Yam (Dioscorea); Aspirin is derived from
varieties of Meadow sweet (Spirea) or Willow.
Modern medicine persists in the belief that ill health is
due to external entities. A few hundred years ago these external entities were
thought to be demons, now they have been identified as microbes. The belief in
demons or microbes have one thing in common, and that is the idea that the body
is made ill through external forces beyond its control.
Reflexology is a specialised form of foot massage. It is
thought to have its origins in the East and is also considered to be a branch of
acupuncture. There are depictions of Reflexology being practiced in ancient
Egypt, which were found in the tomb of the Egyptian physician Ankmahor, dating
from around 2500 BC. Sometimes reflexology is known as Reflex Zone therapy, or
just Zone Therapy. The Vacuflex method is
accompanied by treatment of the acupuncture meridians, which are stimulated by
silicon pads that stay in place due to gentle suction.
Children can be treated by either method of treatment and can respond very quickly.
It is also possible to learn the rudiments of Reflexology to enable you to treat
your children for a variety of acute ailments at home. Massage and stroke the child's
feet looking for tender areas then pay those areas particular attention, massaging
them for a few moments before moving on to the next area. Children will enjoy the
extra attention you are giving them, they will also be relaxed by the massage, while
the gentle pressure on the tender areas may help to relieve congestion and speed
their return to full health.