Postpartum depression can be treated with osteopathy
There are times when, once the baby has reached the world, the mother goes into the background . After nine months of being the protagonist, all the lights now light the baby and everything revolves around him. It is a normal and unintentional fact, but there are moms who do not get along well, and
There are times when, once the baby has reached the world, the mother goes into the background. After nine months of being the protagonist, all the lights now light the baby and everything revolves around him. It is a normal and unintentional fact, but there are moms who do not get along well, and if in addition to this situation is added the hormonal imbalance, the physical appearance and the responsibility that comes with having a child, the mother can feel a little overcome.
Some 60-80 percent of women who have given birth report a great sadness, but this one disappears with the days . However, 20 percent of moms have postpartum depression. Generally, the treatment of depressionfocuses on the emotional field , but it is possible that the origin of it is further away, in the sacrum.What connection exists between the sacrum and postpartum depression?
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in the field of Osteopathy , a manual medicine that takes the body as a whole. It is based on the belief that all the systems of the body are related and, therefore, the disorders in one system affect the functioning of the others. The frontal lobe and its prefronto-sub-cortical connections participate in the organization of the mood of the human being. The sacrum and the bones of the skull are united thanks to the medullary canal. This sacral-cranial system houses the dura mater, thick and impermeable membrane that protects the nervous system, that is, the spinal cord, the brain and the nerves that carry the impulses from the brain to the rest of the body and vice versa, and that also manufactures, distributes and reabsorbs the CSF cerebrospinal fluid.Following the maxim that one problem in one system can affect another, we can extrapolate to the fact that a lesion in the sacrum can affect the brain. Visualize the following, the sacrum and the bones are joined by the marrow, by modifying one of the two extremes (sacrum), tense the marrow and modifies the other end (bones of the skull). Therefore, it may happen that
the muscles, ligaments and viscera will be affected. A lesion in the sacrum consequently modifies the frontal bone and, by nearness, the frontal lobe where the area of emotion is located. How is postpartum depression treated by osteopathy?
How is the sacrum affected in a delivery? During a delivery, two main factors can affect the sacrum: a birth in lithotomy (position of gynecological examination) or the same passage of the baby through the birth canal to the outside. Both situations
can exert great pressure on the sacrum and modify it. In births in lithotomy, many sacros are seen impacted. The impact occurs when, due to the position of the mother and the force when pushing against the hard stretcher, the sacral moves inward, towards the inside of the iliacs. The treatment is based on structural osteopathic techniques that normalize the sacrum and cranial techniques to normalize the structures and allow the CSF to flow normally. The results are very effective and it is not enough, when a woman feels depression after childbirth, look beyond, look at its wholeness.
Marián Zamora Saborit
Physiotherapist.Pilates Technician Psychomotorist in Early Childhood Education