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Craniosacral Therapy May Help with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

In Blog by Bev Kosuljandic

Two simple Craniosacral Therapy (CST) techniques, administered daily, may improve the lives of some people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Michael Morgan, a Craniosacral Therapy instructor and author, performed pioneering research in several care homes in the US on the application of CranioSacral Therapy to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and he helped to publish the findings in the American Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

In his study, care home residents with the conditions showed improvement in their cognition, mood and clarity after just two to three weeks of daily CST.

In February 2016, David and I attended a CST course in Edmonton where Mr. Morgan, who has been an instructor of Craniosacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute for more than 18 years, spoke about his research on Aging, Longevity and Dementia.

Mr. Morgan taught the care home workers two simple Craniosacral Therapy techniques that they used daily for 10 minutes with residents who had either Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The techniques are designed to improve the circulation to and throughout the brain. The theory is that the change in circulation helps to move the amyloid protein chains, which form the plaques that cause these debilitating conditions, out of the brain. After about two to three weeks of receiving treatment, the cognition, mood, and clarity of the residents improved.

Encouraged by his findings, David and I have been teaching the family members and caregivers of some of our clients these two, easy-to-learn techniques. We will keep you posted on the results!

Are you interested in learning some simple CST techniques to help care for a loved one? Please call our office at 604-228-1474 to arrange an appointment with Bev or David, or use our online request form.