...brain fog? insomnia? this could be the answer!
I hear it so often in my sessions... brain fog, trouble focusing.. doesn't it seem like sometimes we are all "foggy"? I was so surprised when I read about the correlation between brain fog, GI issues, trouble focusing and this little joint in our skull!
The Sphenobasilar Joint (or SB Joint) is a joint between the sphenoid bone and the basilar portion of the occipital bone in the skull. Did you know that the skull isn't one solid bone? It's a number of different flat bones that are held together by connective tissue. Have you ever felt a newborn baby's head? Their skull bones haven't fused yet, making it really easy to feel the soft spots in their skull. The sphenoid bone is a butterfly shaped bone that has contact with all other bones of the skull. This makes it pretty darn important, I'd say. In harmony, the skull bones move with the breathing cycle of the body, as well as something called the cranial pulse (the focus of craniosacral therapy). Even the slightest shift in our cranial bones can have detrimental effects on our health. You can read more about that here.
Have you ever knocked your head, played contact sports, been scared or startled, or had a complicated birth (being born or given birth)? You could have locked up, or knocked your SB Joint out of place!
Some of the symptoms of a locked up SB joint are: headaches, migraines, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, depression, GI disorders, hormonal imbalance, and a lack of mental clarity. I've experienced first hand, a locked up SB Joint that was effecting my pituitary gland. Not only do I not remember why it started, but I do remember the relief I felt when we "unlocked" it. The pituitary gland is responsible for the majority of our hormone release for critical function of the body. It's also a big part of our intuition!
The funny thing too, is that SB Joint often comes up for our fur babies. Think of how often our animals unintentionally bonk their heads, can you imagine how messed up our little doggie skulls must be!? I know it comes up for Scout quite a bit!
The SB Joint is something that can be addressed in BodyTalk in a non-invasive way, by focusing on the breath and "unlocking" this joint.
If you feel like this joint could be affecting you, or if you have more questions, please send me a message! Such a profound joint, that can really be a game changer!
Until next time!