BioCranial correction assists the body to function closer to its highest or optimum level. In doing this, many symptoms and conditions are no longer encountered: headaches/migraines, cerebral palsey, depression/anxiety, poor balance/coordination, to name a few.
The BioCranial System was developed in 1988 by Dr. Robert Boyd. It is based on the research conducted at the International Bio Cranial Academy in the United Kingdom. There has been widespread acceptance and success with this technique in Europe for more than a decade now.
The BioCranial System is about optimizing function and, therefore, health. Research revealed that alignment of the spine follows the alignment of the cranial bones. A flaw in one causes a flaw in the other.
Here is a simple way to determine if you have a cranial misalignment. Stand or sit in front of a mirror. Look at the position of each of your eyes. Is one lower than the other? Does one seem smaller than the other? Check your ears. Does one seem lower than the other or sit further back than the other? Now look at your mouth. Do you smile or talk more out of one side of your mouth than the other? These are a few of the diagnostic signs we see.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have a cranial fault and the dysfunction that accompanies it, and not just headaches, neck or back pain. ADD, asthma, autism, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, knee problems, sciatica, skin problems, tennis elbow, and more symptoms can occur as a result of a biocranial fault.
Eighty percent of the nervous system is inside the skull. There is a tough membrane, called the "dura mater" (Latin for "tough mother") which is attached to the inside of the skull and the top two vertebra of the neck. The dura mater covers the brain and spinal cord then extends down the spine to the sacrum (tailbone). Tension on the dura can cause tension and stress in the nervous system, arteries, organs and muscles and subsequently, health problems throughout the body. Addressing the distortion of the dura, by correcting the cranial faults releases the tension and stress, allowing the body to function more naturally and become healthier. Health is the only solution to a health problem.
Because addressing your symptoms gives only temporary relief, it is important to correct the underlying cause of your symptoms. Only an accredited BioCranial doctor, who has completed the rigorous training program can do that. Your doctor is trained to position the body in such a way as to allow the body to release the tension itself. It's a non force technique that can be applied to infants as well as adults.
Since most cranial faults occur during the birthing process, especially with 'forceps babies' it's better for baby (and Mom too) to be checked immediately following birth. But, don't stop there. Learning to walk, braces on the teeth, tooth extractions, whiplash injuries, sports injuries, and falls can all cause cranial distortions and dural stress.