DRC-CRT的奧秘 The Secret of DRC-CRT

CST與DRC-CRT主要分別 @ DR CHHC 2020…



  1. Let’s start with one of the most ancient, Acupuncture. This system of healthcare has stood the test of time originating about 3500 years ago in China. Two of its operating premises are first, that Qi (Chi) is the life force or energy that is the source of health on every level (including the energy of the universe.) Second, acupuncture identifies 2000 points on the human body connected by 20 pathways where Qi can be regulated. Regulating in the most general terms means increased if too weak and decreased if too intense. Other words for this are yin and yang. You probably know that acupuncture employs small tipped needles inserted just into the skin at these points, after an evaluation is done to determine the treatment that will be helpful. The needle connects the surface of the skin and the organs to open a healthy flow for health.

  2. Massage can oftentimes be overlooked as a verifiable healing modality, relegated to the satisfaction of touch and pleasure. This makes it worthwhile in and of itself, but it also packs a powerful punch (or touch if you will.) Massage stretches and loosens muscle and connective tissue; improves blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to deprived areas of the body; drains the lymphatic system; speed the release of metabolic waste; wakes up the sensory receptors and helps close the gates of pain points which send messages reinforcing trauma. Massage also bring the anatomy into alignment and even stimulates health production of hormones to relieve stress, anxiety and depression These are just a few of the benefits if this every increasing therapy.

  3. Healing Touch is one of the gentlest forms of therapy. In fact sometimes there is no touch at all! This system is considered a holistic energy therapy working with Chi to restore not only the harmony, energy and balance of the physical body, but also the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies of the person receiving. It is non-invasive touch oftentimes offered as a service in our western medical facilities, including hospitals, attesting to its track record to provide relief AND long lasting progress towards health.

  4. Visceral Release and Manipulation. French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral developed this method of applying specifically placed manual force upon the body to bring back healthy relationships between viscera and all the structures of the body. The viscera is the word used for the internal organs- remember the brain is an organ. The word structures applies to the membranes, fascia, muscle and bones. When there is trauma oftentimes the internal organs are affected by being pushed out of alignment or given blows that lead to inflexibility. Using this form of manipulation encourages normal mobility and motion and restores the tone of the organ as a whole.

  5. Cranio-Sacral Therapy is another prominent option for brain health. It is a gentle hands on experience where the practitioner gets in touch with the Cranio-sacral system by evaluating and enhancing the flow of the membranes and cerebro-spinal fluid. The almost imperceptible movements are a mighty force to the fluid system providing immediate and lasting balance. Remember we are largely made up of water (fluid,) so it works with the dominant substance of our bodies. It is widely and ever-increasingly used to help TBI and spinal chord injuries. check out this testimonial by athlete Ricky Williams: https://youtu.be/qm_qdXVGkNo. CST is shown to help a wide range of challenges including motor coordination, autism, PTSD, chronic fatigue and my particular passion, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Until we address the root challenge, how can we have sports and reverse the growing cases of concussions and TBI why not learn about, try out, and create brain health through these pathways of health?


Introduction : Many victims of concussion injuries report signs and symptoms years after the incident(s). In this study, conducted in 2014 and 2015, a team of physical therapists, osteopaths, and allied health professionals discovered that specific manual therapy techniques applied to patients with post-concussive syndrome provided significant results for future concussion recovery. The patients in this study were retired professional football players from both the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League who were medically diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. These initial outcomes were inspiring and showed real promise for viable treatment options for traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, and the secondary compensatory dysfunctions that occur in the days following TBI.

Military service members and veterans face these health issues as well, especially during the possibility of combat, use of heavy equipment, and exposures to environmental hazards and explosives. There were 400,000 TBI reported in deployed U.S. troops in 2012.1 Snell and Halter in a 2010 study stated that TBI, whether by direct impact or due to blast-wave effects, became the “signature wound” of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.2 While there are some overlapping elements, the pattern of injury that results from a blast-induced TBI is not the same as a sports-related concussion. In a recent study funded by the United States Army and from the Military Operational Medicine Research Program, the research on open-field blast exposure showed significant neuronal injury in the gray and white matter areas of the brain closest to the blast, unique skull fractures, diffuse cerebral edema, and compressive forces to the heart that eventually causes a blood surge in the brain (Fig. 1).3

During this same time period, the severity of symptoms the retired football players were dealing with following concussion and the potential outcome of chronic traumatic encephalopathy was unbearable, and some men were committing suicide.4,5

In 2011, Amen et al. had published the first and largest brain imaging study using single-photon emission computed tomography and quantitative electroencephalography with 100 active and retired NFL players. That study reported consistent damage to the brain’s prefrontal cortex (judgment, impulse control), temporal lobes (memory, mood stability), parietal (spatial orientation) occipital (visual field) areas, and the cerebellum (mental agility, coordination, speed).6 The consistency of finding these damaged areas in the brain plus the public outcry for help, created curiosity regarding studying the modalities of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Visceral Manipulation (VM), and neural manipulation (NM), and their effects on patients who have TBI.

Conclusion : Ten sessions of specific CST/VM/NM resulted in a statistically greater reduction in pain intensity, and greater improvements in mechanical ROM, memory, physical reaction time, and duration of sleep in patients with post-concussion up to 3 months after the intervention. This study was a preliminary study to answer the question asked by Giza et al.: “Which interventions enhance concussion recovery”?7 Future trials should investigate further the effectiveness of these specific manual therapies in patients with TBIs/concussion, especially military service members and veterans in addition to the population in this initial study.


Craniosacral treatments(CST): what is it, and why are more of us turning to such alternative therapies?

The holistic health and wellness craze has led to a surge of interest alternative therapies; Hong Kong-based practitioners explain what craniosacral treatments involve

Craniosacral therapy is a form of massage – or more like touch therapy – that also delves into energy work. NCBI research found that “positive clinical outcomes were reported for pain reduction and improvement in general well-being of patients” in research into the effects of craniosacral therapy, but there is still a lot of ground to cover in terms of research into the health benefits of these alternative therapies. One evaluation by chiropractic and manual therapies in 2006 suggested that craniosacral therapy should no longer be taught in osteopathy colleges until further evidence of its effectiveness, while further research by NCBI in 2012 revealed a “paucity of CST [craniosacral therapy] research in patients with different clinical pathologies”.

Craniosacral therapy( CST) probably came to light through some plaudits that have come from celebrity Brooke Shields and Canadian gridiron player Ricky Williams, and delves into traumatic experiences that may have shaped the patient’s body and formed the pain they are experiencing.

Dr Michell See, who has a practice at Balance Health in Hong Kong, explains: “Craniosacral is a gentle and non-invasive touch therapy. It is performed on a massage bed and the client is fully clothed. Craniosacral provides a therapeutic touch in a safe and fluid space that allows a holistic shift either physiologically or psychologically. This is vital to a greater connection between our body, mind and soul as a whole.”

Craniosacral therapy( CST) relies on the philosophy that the body heals itself naturally, and therefore, See says, makes it great for all ages and genders, including newborns. “We are all formed by our past life experiences, for example, birth traumas, accidents, drugs, abuses and wars. If these issues are not resolved, our body will experience a lot of physical and emotional pain in a long run. Craniosacral is a powerful tool to allow our system to be aware of these experiences gradually and to facilitate holistic change. Hence it’s most helpful for insomnia, stress, anxiety, hormonal imbalance and pain management.”

While we were in therapy, I felt tingling sensations around the crown of my head while See was touching my scalp. I asked See what it was, and she said, “Relational field in a fluid space is a key point in craniosacral work. This is where a therapeutic space is established between clients and practitioners. Through a neutral and non-judgmental relationship, we are communicating with each other. Our neural system is very complex. We have trillions of neurons travelling between the brain and the spinal cord to give us physical and sensation feedback. Neurons are in an electrical wiring and wavy in nature. Our brain is bathed in a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). When the scalp was touched, our spaces were deepened into the relationship of your neural cavity, and that explains why you felt [a tingling sensation].”

“I usually prefer to start with holding the feet. Our bodies are mostly structured in a longitudinal manner, which is our rhythmical tidal and fluid expression, [a bit] like the ebb and flow of waves on the ocean. I also prefer to end with a head hold. This allows the central nervous system to settle deeply into stillness. It is a perfect healing space to end the session.”
It is best to ensure that your craniosacral practitioner is licensed. Zhou, who is no stranger of working with health professionals from different practices, warns: “It is a gentle but powerful technique when performed properly by trained health practitioners. However there are also less trained therapists using this terminology, so it is important to distinguish the difference and seek out Cranial Sacral Therapy from registered professionals such as a physiotherapist, chiropractor and osteopath.”