Breathing, the simply act of taking a breath. It is automatic and we do it as much a s 30 000 times a day. As simple as the process is the internal chemistry and the effects are felt in every cell in your body.
Skip this bit if you don't want to know the ins and outs (Ha! pun intended of breathing). I have kept it as simply as I can but that may be too much for you. I feel you, move on.
As we breath in Oxygen rich air it is absorbed in the lungs, where it travels into the blood system. Blood travels around the body delivering oxygen so by the time it gets back to lungs it is carbon dioxide dense and oxygen poor. The carbon is released from the blood we breath it out. This keeps the balance in the blood and in our body.
What causes us to breath in and out is controlled by the respiratory center which is located in the brain stem which sends messages...
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.
There will always be robust discussion...
There are lots of reasons for neck pain, but if you are getting neck and jaw pain, then it narrows down to these reasons.
There are lots of muscles in the neck that run up and attach to the skull bones, what this means is that a problem in the neck can effect the skull bones. As one of the skull bones (the temporal) makes up half of the jaw joint an issue in the neck can affect the jaw joint. So, of course, a problem in the jaw can also cause an issue with the neck hence why neck and jaw pain often appear together.
The TMJ is the jaw joint T = temporal Bone M – Mandible (jaw bone) J = Joint. TMJ Syndrome is the name given to ongoing pain and inflammation in that joint. It is important because TMJ problems can cause not only jaw pain but also neck pain or a combination of neck and jaw pain.
Muscle strains in the neck, upper back or shoulders can cause...