Research has discovered that the spinal alignment follows the alignment of the cranial bones. When there is a mis-alignment of the cranial bones, this distortion results in distortion of the spinal bones or vertebra. 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 at the base of the skull at the occiput bone 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 or Subluxations - interfering with normal nervous system flow and normal expression of "LIFE". . Chiropractic Cranial in essence "Triggers the Body's Reset Button® ", to release the natural healing ability of the body.
In the 1920's a chiropractor named Dr. Nephi Cottam discovered that cranial bone misalignment affected health. Several years later a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Sutherland discovered there was a rhythmic motion of the cranial bones causing a "pumping" action for the cerebrospinal fluid (supplying the nutrition to the nervous system). 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 (healing information gridlock). There have been many cranial techniques developed over the years; the cranial work that Dr. Ross does has been described as beautifully simple and repeatable that the results have been nothing short of amazing.
The procedure is approximately two to three minutes long. There is no jerking, thrusting or popping. The procedure causes a stretching sensation or release, 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..."
Note: Our treatment goals are to align cranial bones and thereby take tension off the nervous system to allow the body to heal itself. Patients are not treated for specific conditions, diseases or symptoms.