Postural orthostatic tachycardia - POTS - Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

You are 18 years old, just starting college, and have a great life ahead of you. But you have heart palpations, diaphragmatic pain with breathing issues, fatigue, lightheadedness, and migraine headaches. You have consulted the best doctors for four years at three famous medical centers, and no one can give you a diagnosis.

Then you see a rheumatologist who refers you to a cardiologist for the diagnosis of POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). Doctors also diagnose you with fibromyalgia and Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS). You are given a list of drugs to help manage your conditions. Orthodontic treatment lasted for an unheard of nine years.

You are not the typical 18-year-old woman in America. You are forced to live your life around your chronic conditions and make the best of it. You are asking the question, will I have to live this way my entire life?

Maybe not. In my few treated POTS cases, I discovered that the function of the craniosacral fascial system was a huge piece of the answer. I cannot say that therapy will help everyone, but it is worth a try.

On her evaluation, she presented with a zero-second brain cycle. Her fascial web appeared to be literally frozen from her pelvis through her trunk to her head. This could possibly explain the severity of her issues as follows:

  • The web was tight in her chest around her heart, creating palpations. 
  • Her diaphragmatic tightness was affecting her breathing. 
  • Patients with a tight cranium can experience fatigue, lightheadedness, and migraines. 

The fact that she was so tight and had all these problems made perfect sense to me. Since our corrective work focuses on the root of the problem and not medical management, we are hopeful that therapy will free up the web to restore normal physiology. Her goal is to eliminate all of the medications that are keeping her marginally functional.

I believe that Gillespie Approach Training can unlock the healing door for patients.

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