Head

Cranium

Is there a measurable load on the cranium balance it with the 5 steps.
Now check for the next level. Locate and balance any load on the bones in the cranium1:

  • Occipital
  • Temporal
  • Parietal
  • Frontal
  • Sphenoid
  • Ethmoid

The sphenoid bone

The sphenoid bone has a special place within the head, situated between the brain and the face. Its major joint, the one with the occipital bone, is actually more like the ones between the vertebrae in the spine. Thus it is more flexible than are most other joints between cranial bones.

In order to monitor any displacements of the sphenoid bone, check it for hinge, slide and twist. The three small pictures indicate, what is meant with these words. Occipital bone is presented in grey and the sphenoid bone in white.

Hinge: The sphenoid and occipital bones only touch at one edge of the square surface of the joint.

Slide: The surfaces of the two bones keep contact, but are sliding out of centre.

Twist: The surfaces keep contact, but the bones are twisted.


Each of these misalignments can be balanced one after the other.

Face

Is there a measurable load on the face2 balance it with the 5 steps. Then check for the next level. Locate and balance any load on the bones in the face:

  • Mandible
  • Maxilla
  • Zygomatic
  • Palatine
  • Nasal
  • Lacrimal
  • Vomer
  • Inferior nasal concha

1https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/Human_skull_side_simplified_%28bones%29.svg

2https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Facial_skeleton_-_en.svg