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Benefits of CranioSacral Therapy
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Autism is estimated to affect one child in every 88.  It’s the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., costing the nation over $137 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade.  More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.  Group of Autistic Children
Autism is considered to be a result of biological and/or neurological disorders that affect the functioning of the brain. Recent medical research has shown Autism to be associated with reduced blood supply to the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain. An association has also been made between autism and restricted mobility of the temporal and frontal bones, restricting blood flow to these areas of the brain.  The junction of the Sphenoid and Frontal bones has also been found to be very tight in children with autism and learning disabilities.  Dr. Upledger’s research shows increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines, neuroglial activation and inflammatory changes in the cerebrospinal fluid of the autistic patients.  Causing restrictive force on the brain tissue and leading to adverse strain on the internal body-regulating components of the hypothalamus, the reticular activating system and the autonomic nervous system; irritation and hypersensitivity of neurons, glial cells and neurological pathways; abnormal pressure change within the brain tissue; adverse affect on the limbic (emotional) system; over-heightened central nervous system immune response; brain tissue congestion and toxicity; and endocrine system compromise. What is observed as typical ASD behavioral impairment in social relationships, social communication and imaginative thought might be the effects of inner chaos created by the abnormal grasp, squeeze and irritation of the membrane on the brain. Combining the extreme tension caused by an abnormally inflexible brain container with inflammation can lead to a brain confined within biomechanical and biochemical turmoil. 
Autistic Little Girl Parts of the Brain Affected by Autism

By enhancing the balanced craniosacral motion throughout the body, the membrane layers surrounding the brain, and the flow of blood in/out of the cranium, CranioSacral Therapy can help the brain decrease levels of abnormal inflammation, sensation, tension, toxicity and chaos. This increased motion of the brain tissue and fluid also helps decrease the abnormal and often enormous strain the brain has been under. This allows the brain cells a greater ability to process and react to information of all sorts. This can lead to greater ease and efficiency of nervous system processing, which often manifests as a reduction of Autism symptoms. Further more, CranioSacral Therapy helps increase the body’s natural healing and compensatory mechanisms by facilitating neurological function. This, in turn, can elevate the structure and function of the body as a whole, thereby aiding the correction of dysfunctional systems such as the digestive and immune systems that seem to often be involved in Autism.  By decreasing structural stress and strain on the central nervous system, CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to help the autistic individual live in greater ease, having found new levels of tolerance, understanding and response within themselves and with the world around them.

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Autism more prevalent among children than Cancer, AIDS, and Diabetes combined.

Autism Statistics over past 10 years
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