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urinary tract treatment?

Postby dignan » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:45 am

This sounds promising:

Effect of craniosacral therapy on lower urinary tract signs and symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2009 May;15(2):72-75.
Raviv G, Shefi S, Nizani D, Achiron A.
Urology Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Affiliated to the Sackler School of medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel; Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Affiliated to the Sackler School of medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

To examine whether craniosacral therapy improves lower urinary tract symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. A prospective cohort study. Out-patient clinic of multiple sclerosis center in a referral medical center. Hands on craniosacral therapy (CST). Change in lower urinary tract symptoms, post voiding residual volume and quality of life. Patients from our multiple sclerosis clinic were assessed before and after craniosacral therapy. Evaluation included neurological examination, disability status determination, ultrasonographic post voiding residual volume estimation and questionnaires regarding lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life.

Twenty eight patients met eligibility criteria and were included in this study. Comparison of post voiding residual volume, lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life before and after craniosacral therapy revealed a significant improvement (0.001>p>0.0001). CST was found to be an effective means for treating lower urinary tract symptoms and improving quality of life in MS patients.

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Urine urinary tract infections and loss of function resolved

Postby AndrewKFletcher » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:29 pm

UTI's stopped using Inclined Bed Therapy or IBT, for spinal cord injured patients and people with ms and other neurological conditions.

Also several people with spinal cord injury have regained control of bladder function. Same with people with ms.

do a search on the carecure forum and read what people have said.

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Postby cheerleader » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:29 pm

Interesting study, dignan. Not many have been done on this technique. For those (like me) who are new to craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a variation of chiropractic and osteopathic medicine. Supporters claim that gentle massage of the bones of the head, spine, and pelvis increases the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which can cure any number of ailments. Craniosacral therapists say that there is a link between the fluid in the head and the sacrum (the base of the lower back), and that the rhythm of the fluid that flows between these areas can be detected like a pulse. They say it normalizes, balances, and eliminates obstructions (blockages) in various systems throughout the body. By removing obstructions, they claim the body can function in a healthy manner. Dr. William G. Sutherland developed cranial osteopathy in the early 1930s. John E. Upledger, DO, developed craniosacral therapy, a derivative of Sutherland's work, in the 1970s. Upledger opened the Upledger Institute of Florida, where thousands of health care professionals attend his program every year to learn about releasing stresses in the skull and the membranes surrounding the brain.

Would certainly relieve stress and pressure and maybe create some vasodilation-keep the fluids moving.
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