I thought you might like this exchange. It happened a while back and I was hesitant to respond, and then I thought maybe, just maybe I could turn one aggressive skeptic to the light, if I answered his assault. Some of you know that I have a Youtube account where I post some instructional segments from my work on folks, both the two legged and four legged varieties. I have had a few dislikes for sure, which can pierce the armor of ego a wee bit. You know you want everyone to like your stuff. But, I am a realist, so they flow off me like water off a duck’s back. But not this guy Chris. So, I am hopeful you will gain some insight, and support, if you ever have the opportunity to turn someone from the Dark Side to the LIGHT of our precious work of Craniosacral therapy!
Chris posted, “This should be illegal. People who give “treatments” proven not to work better than sugar pills are some of the most bankrupt morally. Shame on the maker of this video. Wikipedia describes this treatment as pseudoscience:
Available scientific evidence does not support claims that craniosacral therapy helps in treating cancer or any other disease”. CST has been characterized as pseudoscience and its practice has been called quackery. Cranial osteopathy has received a similar assessment, with one 1990 paper finding there was no scientific basis for any of the practitioners’ claims the paper examined. Here is the full article. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniosacral_therapy”
I replied, “Well Chris, I am surprised that someone would give an opinion of such a vicious tone, who probably has never received a session or ten, for any challenge/ hardship that they might be experiencing physically or emotionally. Dr. Becker, (one of my heroes who passed in the 1990’s), performed 65,000 patients sessions in 55 years as a Cranial Osteopath. He sure “pulled the wool over the eyes” of all those suckers eh? And they just kept coming back for more! fools who didn’t know that he was only practicing Pseudoscience!
Metaphysics is only the physics that is not proven at this time. There may be some unknown truth to why the technique actually works that can’t be proven at this time. It could have to do with healing touch or presence, or just love, I can’t share with you the concrete truth, because there is a mysterious quality to healing. But I can assure you of one thing Chris, I wouldn’t be in business 27 years later (and without the support of third party insurance), unless there was some inkling of value to what I do with people. But, for you to try and shame me and call me morally bankrupt for practicing a technique that obviously works for the clients who keep coming back to me, I have to ask you what do you gain from such attacks? I have had those same people thank me profusely for helping them with TMJ that has never come back after the treatments. Or headaches that never return, or babies that sleep through the night because of a technique that has no scientific basis based on your understanding, well I might ask who is truly morally bankrupt?
There is a saying that seems appropriate for you around an issue that is so important, that you would fling accusations at someone who you don’t even know or more importantly have never experienced their work. It states, “the frog croaks majestically, unaware of the whale swimming in the sea.” If you would like just one example from just one of the thousands of people worldwide that have been helped people with this technique let me know. I have one client who is an MD. She is an internist and has been practicing for 35 years. She experiences debilitating vertigo that keeps her in bed unable to work. Guess who she comes to see with the entire medical field at her finger tips? You got it, the morally bankrupt practitioner of an art form that has been practiced since 1901. If you want to discuss it further, I would be happy to, but not if you are going to slam someone who you have never met, especially based on Wikipedia. Give me a break Chris!