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Constipation and Migraines Are Connected

This story describes the space and time relationship of the craniosacral fascial system—what should have been done for a patient, present findings, and future expectations.

A normal and healthy girl is born twenty years ago in a hospital. If I ruled the world, she would have been checked for tightness. She would have had as much therapy as needed to free up her craniosacral fascial system.

No one could have predicted what her future health issues would have been, if any. Our goal would be to prevent possible lifetime structural issues.

Soon after birth, she developed torticollis, cried every day, and had physical therapy biweekly for nine months. She was also very constipated

At two, a fall on her head at church necessitated a visit to the emergency room. She experienced a concussion in the fifth grade and had two years of orthodontics.

Now she presented with migraine headaches for the last five years and was still constipated with irritable bowel syndrome. Her neck and upper back were very tight, and she took medication for her headaches. She limited her diet because of the constipation.

The time aspect shows us how birth trauma can affect a life, if the problem is not completely addressed early.

The space aspect of the full-body fascial web connects the tightness in the abdominal cavity to the zero-second brain cycle of the head. Conventional medical providers believe that headaches and constipation are separate conditions, but in our space-time model, they are derived from the same root cause.

I hypothesize that the torticollis started in the pelvis and abdominal cavity (constipation) from birth trauma and that the twisting extended into the neck (torticollis) and cranial structures (migraine).

This is a different way of looking at disease. Instead of managing symptoms, we seek the cause. I am hopeful with continued therapy that a happy and healthy young woman will emerge.

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