The main cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown. The condition has been linked to dysfunctional hormones, nerve signals and spinal fluid pressure. Since the cause of fibromyalgia is not fully understood, treating the condition is difficult. There are many alternative therapies which can help fibromyalgia. Craniosacral therapy for fibromyalgia is said to be an effective method for treating its symptoms.
What Is Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a type of massage therapy that uses light pressure touches on key cranial points in order to trigger rhythmic motions of cranial bones. Those who have tried CST claimed that the therapy improved their nerve function, brain function, as well as spinal fluid pressure. All these are possible causes of fibromyalgia.
Craniosacral therapy is said to help stimulate one’s endocannabinoid system to produce an endorphin rush that is similar to the runner’s high. This explains the pain relieving effect of the therapy. However, there is a lack of data to support these claims and further research is required. Nevertheless, there are some studies that show promising results when it comes to using CST in treating fibromyalgia.