CranioSacral Therapy, also commonly known as CST has been around for many years but has been gaining in popularity recently. Here at Ion Osteopaths, we are all CST or cranial practitioners as well as osteopaths. Jonathan is fundamentally a cranial osteopath, and this is where it can get a little confusing so let me clear some of this up.
CST was 'invented' by a man called John Upledger, and he was an Osteopathic Doctor in the USA he realized that skull bones move and the profound effect that this could have on how he treated his clients. He also realized that you didn't need to be an Osteopath to do this work, so he started teaching it to anyone who was interested, and it has now become a worldwide teaching institute. There are many other schools that also teach CST. Within the Osteopathic community, there are osteopaths who practice - cranial osteopathy - from which CST was derived.
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Often you will hear the phrase don’t worry “its just colic” they’ll grow out of it. That’s fine if and when they have grown out of it. But when you have a screaming baby that’s in pain you need an answer to “what is colic” and you need to know how you can help your baby.
During the thousands of treatments to babies and children that I have given the most common questions I am asked about involves colic & reflux.
Colic is simply distress caused by a digestive issue, there are lots of different types of digestive issues some more serious than others, they can be categorized as Standard Colic, Reflux, Gut Irritability, Lactose Intolerance and Other Allergies. It is worthwhile knowing the different types and identifying which type your child has – if for example it falls into the category of lactose intolerance and your baby is on formula that contains...
If you are unable to get a proper breastfeeding latch when your baby is feeding or if you feel that there are other problems with latch such as baby pulling off or tiring etc. then you’ll find this article essential.
There is a huge number of articles & videos on the internet explaining how to position baby correctly in order to get a breastfeeding latch that works. This advise helps thousands of Mum’s but despite this there are still lots & lots of babies that can’t establish a proper breastfeeding latch.
So if you are using the right techniques what stops baby getting a great breastfeeding latch?
What is often overlooked is that there is a physical reason preventing a proper breastfeeding latch. We aren’t talking about a serious physical problem – anything like this would have been picked up by the hospital. However there are lots of strains caused by birth, you’ll know this for sure as you were the one going through it all & giving...