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Recommend infant cranial therapist please - deeperate

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MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:26:20

Cambridge-Peterborough-Bedford area preferred. Thanks, we are desperate with night screaming and need to try all ideas.

PosieIsSaggySacForLemaAndPigS Sun 16-Oct-11 21:27:38

Hmm....personally I think you may as well throw money down the drain/. What are your baby's symptoms?

PosieIsSaggySacForLemaAndPigS Sun 16-Oct-11 21:29:57

BF/ff?
Fussy with a fedd?
Arched back after feeding?
Hates being put down?
Scream like in pain?
Holding doesn't stop it?
Feeding helps a bit, but then starts again?

MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:31:39

Thanks but just after a recommendation, not a discussion please smile

punkinpie Sun 16-Oct-11 21:34:08

Both mine had cranial osteopathy and it was enormously helpful.

Unfortunately we're in London; there must be plenty of people in Cambridge.

I hope someone else can make a recommendation. I suppose you've tried googling cranial osteopathy, Cambridge?

BlingLoving Sun 16-Oct-11 21:34:16

If you can't find a cranial osteopath, chiropractor is good too?

Don't know the area I am afraid, so can't recommend anyone.

MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:35:13

But for the record, none of those things. Baby is nearly 10 months and hasn't got reflux or allergies any more, and has been under the care of a paediatrician who specialises in allergies and reflux.

punkinpie Sun 16-Oct-11 21:36:43

Here's one, for example, specialising in babies and children: Here. I only googled; no personal experience, but looks good.

Have a treatment yourself while you're at it - it's wonderfully relaxing. smile

MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:37:15

Yes have googled but just thought I would see if there was someone known - nothing like a recommendation and I'm new to the area so don't know many mums yet. Thanks!

punkinpie Sun 16-Oct-11 21:39:07

Yes, I would keep bumping it in case someone does know a practitioner local to you. The one we used was just so lovely, but in London, as I said.

Good luck...

MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:40:45

Thanks! Might ask for that name in London just in case?

CoteDAzur Sun 16-Oct-11 21:41:56

I wouldn't be worried about only wasted money. You will let someone push around the malleable skull of your baby?

I'd be more worried if she sleeps better and is generally more pacified after such "treatment".

MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:43:19

Thanks but just after a recommendation not a discussion of the merits or not smile

PosieIsSaggySacForLemaAndPigS Sun 16-Oct-11 21:44:17

no discussion about merits?

MacMomo Sun 16-Oct-11 21:49:00

No thanks. My thread is quite specific. If you're not making a recommendation please be courteous enough not to pick a fight. We have had this treatment before elsewhere and I felt it was very helpful. I hold a PhD from cambridge, I can research science for myself. Again, thank you.

BlingLoving Sun 16-Oct-11 22:04:36

It's worth getting the London name then call them and ask for a recommendation.

nightcat Sun 16-Oct-11 22:16:25

this any good? Have seen J de V myself and with my ds, it worked when NHS told me I will not get better.

CoteDAzur Mon 17-Oct-11 07:19:34

This is quite clear, too

Would I be correct in assuming that PhD from Cambridge is not on a science subject? smile

punkinpie Mon 17-Oct-11 07:31:27

It's only people who've never tried cranial osteopathy who say it doesn't work.

I've never encountered anyone who has used it without reporting a definite benefit - like a much happier baby. That is my experience.

The MN archives are full of people saying how well it worked for their babies. I'm not sure why people would choose to argue against it on this thread and turn it into a fight, except to deter MNers from asking for such recommendations in the future, which they ought to be entitled to do.

My London recommendation is here.

People may by all means stick to the medical model for their own children, but it's not against the law in this country at the moment to use osteopathy, although clearly some MNers might wish to outlaw it.

CoteDAzur Mon 17-Oct-11 11:48:25

Oh I'm not saying it can't work. I'm asking if you would really want your baby pacified by pushing around his malleable skull.

Have you watched Johnny Depp's "From Hell? Psychosurgery of those times was shown there to "cure" aggression resulting from anxiety & mental illness - tap three little holes in their skulls, and these people go from screaming to very docile sad

I realize cranial osteopathy is not as invasive, but it is still manipulation of the skull/brain with expectations of behavioral change, and I hope you will agree, that is extremely dangerous in a baby whose skull is still malleable.

post Mon 17-Oct-11 11:56:40

All mine have been to co's , and I've NEVER seen one push or pull their skulls about! in fact if it wasn't for the fact that before I had kids I worked with 3 co's and SAW the amazing benefits to a lot of babies I'd have been really sceptical that they were doing anything at all, as it's so gentle, ime, that it looks like literally just cradling the head with a super light touch. ( and babies do get born , their heads do get squished then)

post Mon 17-Oct-11 12:00:15

Stuart Korth at the children's osteopathic centre in London specialises in babies, and could probably give you a local recommendation. Lots of cranial therapists do some training with him.

CoteDAzur Mon 17-Oct-11 12:00:37

So if cranial osteopath doesn't push, even gently, what is supposed to be happening?

Some sort of energy abracadabra between the man's hands and the baby's brain?

I wonder what they say in Cambridge about that.

Footle Mon 17-Oct-11 12:02:21

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CoteDAzur Mon 17-Oct-11 12:15:07

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