Cranial Osteopathy was developed at the beginning of the 20th century by Dr. William Garner Sutherland, an osteopathic physican, who founded himself in the year of 1872. The Cranial Therapy was not accepted by people for 40 years until some highly sensitive computerised medical diagnostic equipment confirmed that Dr. William Garner Sutherland has been right.
The Therapy is based on the idea that the entire nervous system of human body is in constant rhythmic motion, once some of the movements are restricted, symptoms like headaches or depression would raise. While working with an kid with autism, the initial focus often is on the cranium to locate an area that has the greatest motion response to the craniosacral rhythm. Delicate release and pumping techniques are used to create more motion in that area.
Each treatment will take about one hour, and it's best to be administered once a week at the beginning. Don't expect that the CST could "cure" autism in the end, well, it can't. However, according to the parents of autistic children, this therapy do make things better, such as improved socialization, speaking ability, ability to connect with others, increased eye contact and so on.
CranioSacral Therapy(CST) enhances the body's natral healing process, in the mean time, it combines well with other forms of treatment that work for ASD, such as animal therapy, electric shock therapy, gluten and casein free diets, music therapy, occupational therapy, Live Cell & Stem Cell Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Nutritional Therapies.
CST also works well in the treatment of ADD(attention deficit disorder), ADHD(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS(pervasive developmental delays, not otherwise specified).