Craniosacral therapy and professional responsibility
PainSci summary of Flynn 2006?This page is one of thousands in the PainScience.com bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focussed on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided at the bottom of the page, as often as possible. ★★★★★?5-star ratings are for sentinel studies, excellent experiments with meaningful results. Ratings are a highly subjective opinion, and subject to revision at any time. If you think this paper has been incorrectly rated, please let me know.
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.
These two articles on PainScience.com cite Flynn 2006 as a source:
- PS Your Back Is Not Out of Alignment — Debunking the obsession with alignment, posture, and other biomechanical bogeymen as major causes of pain
- PS Does Craniosacral Therapy Work? — Craniosacral therapists make big promises, but their methods have failed to pass every fair scientific test of efficacy or plausibility