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Craniosacral therapy and professional responsibility

Flynn TW, Cleland JA, Schaible P. Craniosacral therapy and professional responsibility. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006 Nov;36(11):834–6. PubMed #17154136.
Tags: controversy, debunkery

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A clear, concise summary (for professionals) of the poor state of the science of craniosacral therapy, calling for advocates to “prove that it works, or move on.” The authors do a good job of putting CST in context, comparing and contrasting with other treatment methods.

~ Paul Ingraham

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