Cranial Sacral thearpy - CST - GoldCoast.



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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What is causing my headache.

headaches migraine tmj Aug 14, 2016

There are many types of headaches and just as many causes of headaches.

Rest assured that majority of headaches are not serious - they can be debilitating and frustrating but mostly headaches are more a sign that something is amiss rather than a sign of a serious problem.  

However - never ignore a persistent or an extreme headache, especially one that wakes you up or causes speech problems or numbness.  If you have these symptoms, then seek urgent medical help.

To help you understand your headache and some of the causes and symptoms let's start by taking a look at the different types of headaches and what causes them.

A Sinus Headache

This kind of a headache is felt in the front of your face behind your eyes and into the top of your cheekbones.  It can be an intense stabbing pain that is often accompanied by a cold of the flu or seasonal allergies.  

The sinus cavity becomes irritated and inflamed or fills up with mucus and infection causing the...

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