A 2014 quasi-experimental (controlled) study with cross-over design with 31 individuals.  Results suggest: “Both control rest and the intervention gave significant increase of SDNN, but while the increase was +15% (P < 0.05) in the control period, it was +32% (P < 0.05) in the test period. TP value did not increase significantly in the control period (+19%; P > 0.05), but showed high significance in the test intervention period (+126%; P < 0.01)…. A highly significant decrease in heart rate (P < 0.01) was observed after the CST as compared to that after the rest period.”

Pubmed Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24861836

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References:
Research: Girsberger W, Bänziger U, Lingg G, Lothaller H, Endler PC. “Heart rate variability and the influence of craniosacral therapy on autonomous nervous system regulation in persons with subjective discomforts: a pilot study.” J Integr Med. 2014 May;12(3):156-61.
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Author: Samantha Lotti

Samantha Lotti is the founder of Biodynamic Health and creator of Body Compassing. She is a certified and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST, RCST®), licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and board certified herbalist in Oak Park, Illinois. A personal back injury brought Samantha to biodynamic craniosacral therapy and ignited her interest in a variety of healing modalities.

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