Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for Asthma

Asthma can be a chronic and debilitating condition for children and adults alike. Attacks can be caused by a variety of triggers and sufferers are left fighting for breath, in pain and fear. This chronic inflammatory lung condition often strikes suddenly, constricting the airways and seriously reducing the amount of oxygen getting into the lungs, whilst retaining carbon dioxide. The struggle to breathe can produce pain and unbearable tightness across the chest and conventional treatments focus on suppressing the symptoms through the use of strong steroids. Whilst this treatment can be effective at reducing symptoms and easing attacks, it does not address the root cause of the condition.

Craniosacral practitioners have long understood that tension within the body’s tissues can interfere with the nerves that trigger spasms and other negative and painful reactions throughout the body. In the case of asthma, tension in parts of the body, particularly in the chest, abdomen and pelvis, can interfere with the nerves of the respiratory system, causing them to react and producing the typical symptoms such as the narrowing of the airways and tightening of the chest, associated with an asthma attack. This tension can be attributed to many different causes, be it physical such as accident or illness, or psychological. CST aims to ease these tensions, rebalancing the body, soothing the nerves and allowing a natural healing process. This approach may also be particularly effective for those suffering with the symptoms of hayfever.

Contact Details

Theresa Lindsay BSc, MAR, RCST
Birch Therapy Centre
Elms Avenue
CT11 9BW
Telephone: 01843 580 191
Mobile: 07957 666291