Have you heard of Myofascial Release & CFT for PANS, Mold Illness, and Autism? If you haven’t, then follow along. Myofascial release and CFT (Craniosacral Fascial Therapy) are two therapeutic techniques with great potential to provide benefits to children and adults with PANS and autism. These treatment modalities are also very supportive for anyone who has been injured by toxic mold.
Myofascial release is a form of manual therapy that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and improve mobility. This technique has been found to be particularly effective for relieving muscle tension and increasing range of motion.
One of the main benefits of myofascial release for kiddos with PANS and autism is that it can help to reduce sensory processing issues. Many kids with these conditions experience difficulties with sensory processing, which can lead to difficulties with communication, social interaction, and other daily activities. By providing gentle, sustained pressure to the myofascial tissues, myofascial release can help to calm the nervous system and improve sensory processing.
In addition to its benefits for sensory processing, myofascial release has also been found to be effective for improving sleep, reducing anxiety, and promoting overall relaxation. These benefits can be especially important for kids with PANS or PANDAS, or those exposed to mold who may have difficulty sleeping or experience high levels of anxiety due to their environmental exposures and/or symptoms.
This type of therapy can also be beneficial for children with PANS and PANDAS because it can help to alleviate muscle pain and tension, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reduce the frequency and severity of OCD and tic symptoms.
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is another therapeutic technique that can offer an array of benefits to children and young adults with PANS and Autism. This therapy involves gentle manipulation of the cranial bones and the fascia surrounding the brain and spinal cord. CFST can help to improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which can in turn help to reduce inflammation and improve overall brain function.
One of the main benefits of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy for kids with PANS/PANDAS and Autism is that it can help to improve communication and social interaction. This is because the craniosacral system plays a crucial role in the function of the CNS (central nervous system), and any restrictions or imbalances in this system can affect communication and social interaction. By correcting any imbalances in the craniosacral system, Craniosacral Fascial Therapy may help to improve communication and social skills.
Another benefit of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is its ability to improve the function of the central nervous system. PANS caused by toxic mold exposure can often result in dysfunction in the central nervous system, which can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, fatigue, and difficulty with concentration and memory. By improving the function of the central nervous system, Craniosacral Fascial Therapy can help to alleviate these symptoms and improve the overall quality of life for children who are suffering.
Overall, Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Fascial Therapy are two therapeutic techniques that have the potential to provide a range of benefits to children with PANS/PANDAS or autism, and those exposed to toxic mold. Both therapies have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of other conditions in children, and they may be worth considering as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
By relieving muscle tension, improving sensory processing, and addressing imbalances in the craniosacral system, these techniques can help to improve communication and social skills, reduce anxiety, lower pain and inflammation, regulate the central nervous system, and improve sleep.
A note about PANS caused by toxic mold exposure and PANDAS: Always pay attention if your children start to display new symptoms out of nowhere. Symptoms of a mold-injured brain or a brain affected by a Strep infection can start out and be as simple as feeling tired and irritable. They can also include feeling fatigued, dizzy, foggy thinking, memory loss, learning regression, rage episodes, depression, frequent urination, constant respiratory infections, sleep issues, food restriction, rashes, vision loss, headaches, sudden OCD, new or sudden tics and more. If you suspect toxic mold as a culprit, pay attention if these symptoms occur or get worse at home, school, or work. It is imperative to always rule out your environment. If you suspect that your child has symptoms of PANDAS which is brought on by a Strep infection have their pediatrician culture swabs of the nose, and throat, and if need be swab the perianal area. Although rapid Strep tests are a valuable tool, they can sometimes give false negatives, so always opt for a culture to be done. For more info on PANS/PANDAS please click here.
Lastly, be sure to check out my series on the Fascial System which ties in great with this post.
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