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An advert in 2011 by Being in Stillness (BIS) on www.being-in-stillness.co.uk, made the following claims:

CST is an extremely gentle and non-invasive way of building health and wholeness and encouraging resolution of issues on any level of our being, whether physical symptoms, emotional traumas, or more subtle aspects of our well-being.

CST works with our underlying vitality and resources and responds to the individual it may be of help with almost any condition or situation, tending to support our body's innate healing and self-repair ability and encouraging a feeling of well-being.

CST may work with many different situations and conditions - acute and chronic pain, postural imbalances, injuries and strains, whiplash and sciatica; stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety and trauma; low energy and M.E., recurrent infections, digestive problems; migraines and headaches, menstrual disorders, cystitis, fertility issues; dental and TMJ problems, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections and glue ear; asthma, hyperactivity, autism, epilepsy and learning difficulties; babies' colic, feeding problems, poor sleep, restlessness and failure to thrive, postural imbalances, scar tissue, recent and long-standing injuries and strains.

More serious traumas, whether recent or from long ago, are particularly well helped by craniosacral therapy as it recognises the connections between emotional and physical issues and helps build up sufficient energy and resources to allow gentle resolution.


The ASA told BIS not to claim that CST was effective for treating the conditions referred to in the ad, or to discourage consumers from seeking essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.


The full text is available from:

http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2011/11/Being-in-Stillness/SHP_ADJ_158553.aspx