Additional Resources on Complete Cranial Bodily Mobilization (CCBM)

At Chiropractic with Care, we continue to innovate our CCBM protocol in alignment with our research on how CCBM affects the structures and processes of the central nervous system.  Check out the videos below to learn more! 

— A basic function of CCBM is the removal of “kinks” (or “subluxations”) that inhibit the natural movement of the 22 bones in our skull. When then natural motion of our skull’s structure is impeded, the flow of blood and other essential resources to our brain is reduced–leading to a decrease in brain function that can lead to other central nervous system symptoms and issues. Check out the video below to learn more about the structure of the skull. 

— While our focus on Complete Cranial Bodily Mobilization at Chiropractic with Care means we aim to restore the structure and natural mobility of all of the bones in the skull (and to further support brain function with additional treatment methods that facilitate the recovery and thriving of the central nervous system), we also use Cranial Facial Release (CFR) as a particularly effective procedure for restoring the natural structure of the nasal cavity. CFR is specifically effective at restoring the alignment of the ethmoid, vomer, and sphenoid bones, which, in turn, restores our body’s primary respiratory function–a crucial process in the overall health of our central nervous system. To learn more about the structure of our nasal cavity, click play on the video below. 

— As mentioned above, the sphenoid bone is integral to facilitating the proper motion of the 22 bones in our skull that move every time we breathe–and, in turn, maintaining our body’s primary respiratory function. This is because the sphenoid bone spans across the base of the skull, so that it touches or “articulates” with every other bone in the skull. The sphenoid bone’s central location at the base of the skull (near where the brain and spinal cord meet) also means the sphenoid bone has a crucial influence on our hormones, glandular system (via the pituitary gland), the flow of blood and nutrients to and from the brain, and the health of our nervous system as a whole. For more on the anatomy of the sphenoid bone, take a look at the video below. 

— When CFR restores our body’s primary respiratory function, it also restores our body’s ability to pump Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) up and down the spine. This motion is crucial for the overall health of our central nervous system, as cerebral spinal fluid protects the structures of our nervous system (i.e., our brain and spine) against mechanical injury, helps regulate inter-cranial pressure, and participates in our brain’s metabolic processes. To learn more about CSF, check out the video below. 

— The entirety of the central nervous system is encased in three layers of “meninges”–or, membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord to protect them and participate in their numerous processes. The outermost of these three membranes is called dura mater. Dura mater is the thickest of the three meninges, and is the primary structure by which CSF is transported up and down the spine. CCBM helps facilitate the flow of CSF up and down the spine by removing “kinks” and blockages in the dura mater that would otherwise inhibit our body’s ability to transport CSF. To learn more about dura mater and its essential role in the overall health of the central nervous system, click play on the video below. 

— CCBM also maintains the overall health of the central nervous system by removing subluxations in our cranial structure that inhibit the activity of the vagus nerve. As the longest of our body’s 12 cranial nerves, the vagus nerve plays an essential role in facilitating the proper functioning of our body’s autonomic nervous system–or, the side of our nervous system that maintains our body’s involuntary actions (such as digestion, breathing, and heart rate). Specifically, the health of the vagus nerve is essential to our autonomic nervous system’s ability to enter the parasympathetic state (or, the state of rest). For this reason, removing subluxations that inhibit the activity of the vagus nerve can lead to drastic improvements in health and function of our digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Check out the video below to learn more about the vagus nerve.