Biodynamic Osteopathic Treatment

By Chris Rickson, Osteopath

Most of you are familiar and love general Osteopathic treatment but for some patients withchronicpain,pregnancy, migraine or those with sensitive nervous systems like in fibromyalgia this treatment may sometimes be a little firm for them.

This is where Cranial Sacral treatment or Biodynamical treatment is perfect for them as it is non –invasive, non-manipulative and very gentle. Research shows that 88% of patients report after treatment they are more relaxed and often during treatment many fall asleep as their bodies let go.

Biodynamical treatment is a gentle and subtle whole body approach which influences the central nervous system and calms the fluid flow throughout the body, which is essential considering we are made up of around 80% water. Sometimes this form of therapy can affect the patient on a deep emotional and spiritual level also, with treatment lasting several days as the body continues to heal itself after treatment.

Cranial treatment involves the Osteopath placing their hands on the patient and tuning into their primary respiratory mechanism – the same mechanism that is responsible for the embryo to grow and continues throughout life. The aim of the treatment is to calm the body down to a point of stillness not unlike meditation, where the body has time to heal itself as it was designed to do.

These gentle forms of treatment are on the cutting edge of energetic medicine and have amazing anecdotal reports from patients in treating their mental stress, colds and flus, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ syndromes, fibromyalgia, epilepsy and an array of other conditions where other treatment has failed. It is also very popular for pregnant women and the elderly where their bodies are ultra sensitive and require gentle special care.

For further information on bio dynamics you may visit and click on the biodynamic view or links for research.