September 18, 2020
Cool cranial therapy of the day: The Pineal Fault!
Cranial faults are essentially misalignments in the bones of our cranium aka the skull, which encloses the brain. Not only do I asses the bones of the spine and extremities in the office, but I also asses the bones of the skull. These bones move ever so slightly with our respiration, and as I mentioned above, can become misaligned, or even jammed at their sutures.
Cranial faults often occur because of trauma, trauma sustained during birth or later in life if we hit our heads, are involved in accidents, etc. TMJ/Jaw issues also greatly affect the bones of the cranium.
When cranial faults are present, they often contribute to or cause a number of health issues, including migraines, vision problems, trigeminal neuralgia, vertigo, dizziness, allergies, ear infections, scoliosis, and more.
Another condition they can play a role in is sleep disturbances and/or insomnia. The Pineal Fault is a particular fault related to the pineal gland, the gland which produces melatonin and thus regulates our sleep cycle.
In this cranial fault, the temporal bones of the skull misalign to cause possible compression of the pineal fault, negatively affecting its function. The fix is a simple pressure inward on both temporal bones while the patient breaths in. We then also treat some of the muscles of the jaw intra-orally to also shift the bones of the TMJ.
It's such an easy fix with such profound results!