Look at yourself carefully in a mirror, and see if you can see any imbalances. Is one eye
lower or smaller than the other? Put your fingers in your ears; are your ears level, or is one
higher? Is your nose straight? Is one shoulder higher than the other? Most of us can see
these irregularities, even with an untrained eye. Your chiropractor may have told you that
one leg is shorter, as well.
There is a connection between the structure of the cranium (head), the function of the spine,
and all the muscles and organs. The Bio Cranial system is concerned with optimal health
and the optimal functioning of all the systems (circulation, digestion, hormonal, etc.) of the
body. The alignment of the spine follows the alignment of the 22 bones of the cranium, so if
there is a "misalignment" of a bone in the cranium, there will be a misalignment in the
spine. This misalignment (which Chiropractors call a "subluxation") will have an impact on
the optimal function of body systems, because of the effect on the whole craniosacral
system. This is a "global" approach to wellness.
Bio Cranial Therapy is a therapeutic protocol the helps the body to correct and heal itself by
applying a very specific technique to the bones of the head. All the bones of the head and
spine do move! The cranial bones move involuntarily, with two motions: one with breathing,
and another with the cycling of the pump that circulates the spinal fluid. The pump is like a
gentle squeezing and releasing, which circulates this cerebrospinal fluid. Sometimes a
mild trigger can start a symptom, such as bending over to tie your shoe or bathing your baby,
and suddenly your back will spasm. Or you may have heard a friend say that they are
reacting to a high pollen count, or they can't digest certain foods. There is a probability that
there is a dysfunction - something isn't working right, somewhere in their system, that sets
off their symptom.
The initial weakness was just waiting, until the body couldn't compensate any longer. The
usual initial cause of a dysfunction is the birth process. Birth is a critical time at which the
foundation for a lifetime of optimal functioning is established. But this can also be a time
when potential weaknesses are built into the system. One does not need to have any major
trauma to result in torsion of the head bones at birth. A Caesarean section can cause many
problems, because the cranium is not molded during the birth process. Also a breach
delivery can cause problems later in life, such as migraines. Later, certain injuries can
cause additional trauma to the head (soccer, anyone?), which only emphasize the cranial
stress already present.
Bio Cranial Therapy can address the basic cause of a wide variety of illnesses and
disorders, including (but not limited to): ADD, asthma, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue,
dyslexia, female disorders, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, headaches, herniated discs, knee
problems, low back pain, sacroiliac disorders, sciatica, skin problems, sports injuries, etc.
You can learn more at the website www.biocranial.com.
Dr. Mary Rutherford learned Bio Cranial Therapy in 1993, and has observed profound
results from its use. She has performed this therapy many thousands of times with no
negative side effects. Only taking a few minutes to apply, the result is a feeling of well-being
and relaxation, because the stress is removed from the nervous system. There is a
cumulative effect from each additional Bio Cranial therapy application, which removes old
patterns and increases resistance to further stresses.
BioCranial Therapy (BCT) was developed in 1988 by Dr. Robert Boyd, D.O., and is a culmination of
many years of research. Bio Cranial Therapy is a technique of practice for many Chiropractors and
Osteopaths who treat chronic problems or acute injuries, and who provide wellness care for those who
practice preventative health care.