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Research

To date there has been little scientific research into the efficacy of Craniosacral Therapy.

The CSTA, together with Warwick University Medical school are currently developing an outcome measure.  This measure in the form of a questionnaire, will be available in 2017 when more research can be undertaken.

Italian Research on the benefits of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy found that 75% said their specific condition improved significantly and 91% said their general health improved significantly.

 

Neck pain A 2015 trial showed “CST was both specifically effective and safe in reducing neck pain intensity and may improve functional disability and the quality of life up to 3 months after intervention”.

 

Quality of life/general well-being A systematic review in 2012 found that "pain and quality of life/general well-being can be improved by the use of craniosacral therapy".

 

Fibromyalgia A 2011 trial showed “Craniosacral therapy improved medium-term pain symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia”.

General pain A systematic review in 2012 found that "pain and quality of life/general well-being can be improved by the use of craniosacral therapy".

Lower back pain A Polish study (2014) concluded that “Craniosacral therapy may effectively reduce the intensity and frequency of pain in patients with non-specific low back pain”, “Craniosacral therapy reduces the resting tension of the multifidus muscle in patients with non-specific lumbosacral pain” and “Craniosacral therapy may be clinically effective in the treatment of patients with non-specific lumbosacral spine pain”.

Migraine The results from an Icelandic study (2012) indicated that “Craniosacral therapy can alleviate migraine symptoms”.

The above show some of the research that has been carried out.  For more go to the CSTA website.