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The Craniosacral System
The skull is not a single bone, even in an adult, but comprises of 26 individual bones, some of these are paired. In a human body, wherever bones touch each other a joint is formed. All joints exist to allow movement between adjacent bones. In the skull the joints between the skull bones are called sutures and they have a unique structure. An American Osteopath William Garner Sutherland, discovered a specific movement pattern between these bones.
Membranes known as the dura membrane or meninges surround and attach to the inside of the skull, surround the brain and the spinal cord ( the central nervous system. CNS) attaching again at the sacrum (tail bone).These membranes are filled with Cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) which is produced in the brain, together they form a hydraulic system circulating CSF around the brain and up and down the inside of the spine.
The skull, spine,dural membranes and CSF provide protection, for the brain and spinal cord
As cerebrospinal fluid is produced and reabsorbed by the body a rhythmic motion is produced, which in a healthy body is at the rate of approx 6-12 cycles per minute. This is called the craniosacral rhythm.
The Craniosacral rhythm, through the influence of the central nervous system, can be felt anywhere on the body, but most strongly on the head and the pelvis.
Any changes to the craniosacral rhythm anywhere in the body, may eventually create symptoms, which if left will eventually cause disorders and dysfunctionsin the body.