This is one of the osteopathic methods used in symptoms related to the patient body but also with him as individual.
It does not require direct contact with the skin of the patient, nevertheless, the patient is recommended to wear soft, lightweight clothing which does not constrain movements and is compression free. Therapist during the procedure, which lasts on average approx. 1 hour, performs specific therapeutic systems, also used in other osteopathic approaches touching the patient's body in different places: on the skull, chest, sacrum, feet with light touch (not more than 5 gram), which allows the relaxation of the soft tissues and bone within the cranio-sacral system (the membrane dura mater of the brain and spinal cord and attached to the bone structures: the skull, cervical spine and sacral bone). A large part of the TCK techniques is aimed at restoring the natural mutual movement of the bones of the skull and the flexibility of the membranes surrounding the brain. The therapy can also be used locally eg. around the knee joint, the foot or the jaw. In this way, the treatment releases various limitations and dysfunctions in the body and restores mobility, giving a feeling of relaxation and well-being. After the treatment, the patient is relaxed and in the case when there is a solution of traumatic experience, the therapy may be accompanied by involuntary body movements, vibrations, changes in the respiratory rhythm, the emotional reactions such as laughter, crying.
During the treatment various clinical techniques are applied. The rule adopted during the use of the TCK is minimal interference from the therapist at the maximum initiative and involvement of the system of the patient in the treatment process. The therapist finds a certain distance so-called the boundaries of contact in relation to the ongoing process that takes place in the patient's body, but maintains observer status, without interfering with the treatment process itself.The therapist watching "facilitates" going through the process, but does not enforce or does not accelerate changes. They use the so-called quietening techniques strengthening the body's own resources, tractionof the dura mater, decompression of the sacrum or unlocking the cranial sutures. When performing therapeutic systems, the therapist is able to relieve the symptoms of the incapacity of the local tissue, affect the distant organs and the whole system of homeostasis. Tthe CK therapy provides opportunities to work with the trauma of various orgin.
When to use this method:
- dtress, depression
- chronic fatigue
- dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint
- overweight, "swelling"
- sleep disturbances
- traumatic brain and spinal cord injury
- PTSD - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome
- endocrine disorders
- postoperative, post-traumatic disorders
- headaches and dizziness
- pain in the spine and extremities
- numbness and tingling
- irritable bowel syndrome
- bloating and constipation
- attention deficit disorder
- acute medical conditons which require medical intervention
- fresh bleeding
- active phases of mental states
- the first three months of pregnancy
- post-infarction conditions
How long does the procedure last:
Adults about 1 hour, while children can undergo a shorter session and its course is more dynamic (the presence of a parent or guardian is required).