Biocranial Technique

Bio-cranial technique is a result of many years of research and study that was developed by Robert Boyd D.O. Bio-cranial is used by chiropractors and osteopaths for treatment of many acute and chronic conditions.

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

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.

Guide to the Bio Cranial Technique

When you think about a misalignment, you likely think of the bones in your back. While these do certainly become misaligned, there is a whole area of the body in which the bones can become misaligned: the cranium.

Yes, you read that right. There are actually 22 cranial bones that can be impacted by a number of events. It can initially occur as a baby travels through the birth canal, but misalignment of cranial bones can also be due to falls, emotional stress, and more. The bio cranial technique seeks to restore optimal health and alignment to these bones.

Symptoms of a Bio Cranial Issue

If something isn’t right in the cranial area, it can lead to many types of pain and other conditions. These include dizziness, headaches, migraines, learning disabilities, vision problems, hearing problems, and more.

It also extends beyond the head area, as the spine’s alignment is greatly impacted by the alignment of the cranial bones. Basically, misalignment can trickle all the way from the head to the toes. Therefore, symptoms can include back issues, digestive problems, sacroiliac issues, and more.

What Are the Benefits of the Bio Cranial Technique?

Patients have experienced a wide range of benefits from the bio cranial technique, including but not limited to fewer headaches, improved memory, better sleep quality, and back and neck pain relief. It has also proven helpful with:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sports injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia and more

When you visit Dr. Hartman at Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, Clayton, Brentwood, and Maplewood, you’ll receive a full physical assessment to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. He’ll then develop a personalized treatment plan that may include the bio cranial technique if the root cause lies in the cranial system.

Find out if the bio cranial technique can benefit you by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Hartman. If you live in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, Clayton, Brentwood, Maplewood, or surrounding areas, call Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre at (314) 644-3202 today.