BioCranial research discovered that the spinal alignment follows the alignment of cranial bones. When there is a misalignment of the cranial bones, this distortion results in distortion of the spinal bones or vertebra (subluxation). The major portion of the nervous system is protected by the cranium (22 bones of the skull) and the vertebra. The brain and the spinal cord are covered in a tough material called the dura mater (translated “tough mother”). This sheath is attached to the bones of the skull and to the spine at the first two neck vertebra and to the sacrum or tailbone. When the bones of the skull are misaligned/distorted it causes uneven pull on the dura mater, causing distortions (twisting) of the spine – interfering with normal nervous system flow and normal expression of “LIFE”. We call this “Contracted Dural Syndrome” or “CDS”.
Years ago a Doctor of Chiropractic found the cranial bones moved and a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Sutherland discovered there was a rhythmic motion of the cranial bones causing a “pumping” action for the cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid travels from the cranium to the sacral area (between the dura mater and the brain/spinal cord). If there is a “fixation” or “stuck” area in the cranium this pumping action is interfered with and poor health follows. There have been many cranial techniques developed over the years, however, BioCranial has developed over the past three decades and taught by Dr. Boyd, and is so beautifully simple and repeatable that the results have been nothing short of amazing.
The procedure of BioCranial Therapy is approximately three minutes long. There is no jerking, thrusting or popping. The procedure has a gentle stretch sensation, yet once performed there is an immediate sense of change. The procedure can be performed on infants to geriatrics. Many cranial problems occur at birth, so corrections early on can prevent years of suffering.
“…the nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of the body and relates it to its environment…” -Gray’s Anatomy
The BioCranial System does not cure any symptoms or disorders, it only puts the body’s natural healing mechanism back to its full potential. On a scale of 1-10, it pushes the body closer to 10!