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Bedwetting, Constipation, and Circumcision

I cannot even imagine what it would have been like when I was nine years old and still wetting the bed every night. A mom said that since her nine-year-old son has been out of diapers, he has wet the bed every night without fail—every night.

When I thought about his condition, I was close to violating one of our golden rules of healing. I felt for him and became very attached to a positive outcome. I had to refocus, ground myself, and just help him loosen his pelvic fascial tissues over a series of visits. I had to let God do the healing.

Even with eating produce and no bread, he was also constipated, having hard stools once a week. If mom did tummy massages every night and he had flax seeds, he had softer bowel movements, but still only every 2 to 3 days.

He presented with a zero-second brain cycle and extremely restricted fascia in his pelvic and abdominal areas. It was tight enough where I felt that therapy could possibly be the answer for both issues. He also had a circumcision.

That is a tricky issue. I have found that males can react on both extremes. Some have no apparent surgical fascial side effects, and others have a severe restriction of the fascial web running through their bodies. I have no scientific explanation. For this child I did not try to distinguish between the soft tissue birth trauma and the surgical trauma. I just listened to his body.

When I held both of his legs in therapy, he went into a severe strain pattern from his pelvis into his abdominal cavity. At the end of the session his brain cycle opened beautifully, and his pelvic and abdominal tissues felt softer. I was hopeful.

Pediatricians see two distinct conditions managed with two different protocols. But in the corrective context of craniosacral fascial therapy, I believe that both conditions are rooted in the same cause(s). My wish is that someday the world will see that concept.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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