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When I had DS, my midwives encouraged me to take him for cranio-sacral therapy since he was in the birth canal for so long. I was too busy with newborn stuff and didn't know where to take him. I recently discovered that the naturopathic physician who sees him does this, and so I just took him for his first cranio-sacral treatment on Monday. It seemed gentle enough (no popping or anything) - not that I've noticed any strange difference in him. I want to take the new baby for this to be on the safe side.<br><br>
I've been having hip and back problems myself. I just read the chiro post by another poster, and I wanted to add that I keep having bad experiences with chiropractors. I just haven't found one with which I have a good rapport. I'm considering going for cranio-sacral therapy MYSELF to see if it helps my back, but I know it isn't the same thing. Have any of you, as adults, tried cranio-sacral therapy and noticed improvements in any ailments? Do any of you take your children/babies for this? Just want to hear what others think of all that.
 

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I understand you on the chiro thing, I LOVE my chiro, but it took me a long time to find her, and I just wouldn't go to anyone. Anyway, she does alot of cranial-sacral therapy, sometimes that's all she does on me for that appointment. I can definately tell a difference, one time she was doing it, and told me that she was sorry but she had to work on this one area and it was going to make me very dizzy, and she was right. I had to lay there for a while before I was able to drive home. I take dd in for appointments and cranio-sacral therapy is all she will do on children, dd handles it very well.
 

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I am currently doing work with an acupuncturist who also does cranio sacral work because I've been having headaches and back pain ever since my son was born 3 months ago (no epidural, I'm not sure why this is going on). The work is helping, but it's not enough without the chiro adjustments as well for me (the adjustments weren't enough by themselves as well).<br><br>
In the past when I was rear-ended in a car accident, cranio-sacral work was the only thing that got rid of that tight/constricted feeling I had in my skull.<br><br>
I really appreciate the work and think it's very valuable, it might help you as well. It is totally painless and if nothing else, very relaxing.<br><br>
I've also taken my children to an osteopath for bodywork post-birth (cranio-sacral work is similar) and have found it valuable.
 

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I love my cranial sacral therapist!She did work on my 4th babe while in utero and she was at my birthing so she worked on her during and after labor.Sometimes i like my adjustments better with her then my chiro but really they go together very well since there are sports the cst can't get.She also works weekly with my special needs child.
 

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Thanks for the good information, ladies. I was thinking that I might try the CS along with a chiropractor.<br><br>
Momalea, who are your physicians? I am always trying to find good recommendations. I think I'm the only one in my circle of friends/acquaintances that seeks out good alternative therapy. My midwives for the first birth were at Puget Sound Birth Center (Tracey, Heike, and Ali). This time my midwives are at Evergreen Hospital with the Center for Women's Health at Evergreen (I haven't met them all yet). Where are you having your baby?
 

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I just found out that the chiro my husband has been going to do craniosacral and I really want to take my autistic son. He LOVES his chiro, he had been telling me that he is more gentle and does light movements instead of pounding type ones. I guess there is a name for the type of chiro he is, but I am pretty clueless about it all.<br><br>
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I definitely think it's a great idea to have a newborn adjusted because of all that they have to go through to get out into the world! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> DH and I took DD to be adjusted around 2 or 3 weeks old. Our chiropractors actually do home visits if you ask them to (especially if you're delivering at home). You might ask if the one you see does that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hope all goes well and you feel good about whatever your decision might be.
 
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