I am presenting a hypothesis for future investigation that the craniosacral fascial system may be closely tied to the function of the immune system.
When I worked with infants in the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s, I rarely saw them return to my office as child patients. Their mothers would report their good health with only a cold or two every year. When we worked on 800 babies in our infant research, we heard the same “healthy child” confirmation.
Following osteopathic philosophy that all body systems are dependent on each other for good health, I believe that optimal structural function can give the body the best opportunity to heal. Mitigating physical and emotional trauma at birth, the Gillespie Approach can reset the newborn body structurally for a lifetime of better health.
Our bodies are constantly responding to illness-creating challenges when the fascial macrophages, mast cells, and leucocytes attack foreign substances. Since the craniosacral fascial system intercommunicates with every structural cell of the body, it may be the ideal platform for immunity.