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CranioSacral: A slow learner!

December 13, 2012

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In the past I have done a number of posts on CranioSacral Therapy (CST)  covering the claims made and the lack of evidence to support those claims. http://skepticbarista.wordpress.com/category/craniosacral/ On a number of occasions I have also mentioned a PAT Hughes, a CranioSacral Therapist who works in my local area.  She has repeatedly made misleading claims regarding […]

CranioSacral Challenged!

April 1, 2011

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This month the Nightingale Collaboration are looking at CranioSacral Therapy CST) and the wildly extravagant claims therapists routinely make for this unproven treatment. I thought this would be an opportune moment to take a quick look at how the ASA view the evidence for this treatment and the claims being made. In the past I […]

Craniosacral: What is it good for ……

September 7, 2010

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In my last post on CranioSacral Therapy (CST) I said I would temporarily put aside the question of robust, scientific evidence (or lack of) to support the claims made by many CST therapists on their websites and advertising literature ….. Well now seems like a good time to revisit it! Back in May of this […]

CranioSacral: Possible Emergency – The skeptics are coming!

September 7, 2010

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This is just a quick post in response to the CranioSacral Therapy Associations (CSTA) ‘emergency warning’ newsletter they sent to their members. The live copy can be seen here  “Possible Emergency” And a saved ‘freezepage copy can be found here ‘Saved: Possible Emergency’ just in case the original one vanishes! I’ll ignore the comments about […]

CranioSacral: It’s about more than the evidence..

August 29, 2010

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When people actually take time to look at alternative therapies like CranioSacral Therapy (CST), the first thing that is questioned is usually the evidence to support the many wide and varied claims that alt-med therapists make.  Whilst evidence for the efficacy of a treatment is a hugely important factor, it is not the only thing […]

What is Craniosacral Therapy ?

May 9, 2010

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What is Craniosacral Therapy? That is the question asked by a leaflet produced by the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK.  I found a copy of this when I paid a quick visit to a local health food shop which doubles as a leaflet distribution centre for quackery & woo. My quick answer to the […]