CranioSacral Wave Display
CranioSacral wave is a pressure wave.
This wave can only be displayed with a light sensor (camera or iHealth finger sensor).
It appears to be a good correlation between a low frequency blood pressure variation (about 0.1 Hz - 6 cycles/minutes) and the CranioSacral wave - see below ref (1-5).
This pressure variation can be achieved by photoplethysmography (PPG), a non invasive optical technique at the skin surface that can be used to detect blood volume changes in the microvascular bed of tissue.
This low frequency pressure wave (which is called Mayer Wave) can than be a good indicator of the cranioSacral wave pattern, rhythm and evolution.
Thanks to the increased power of iPhones and availability of new bluetooth sensors,
it is now possible to display the CranioSacral wave
in real time*
* CranioSacral wave is a blood pressure wave and can only be displayed wiith light sensor like Camera or Finger Sensor
(can not be displayed with HRV sensors like Polar Chest Strap)
(1) D. FERNANDEZ, A. LECINE
L'enregistrement de l'onde de Traube-Hering et de la palpation crânienne simultanée.
Revue Ostéo n°9 - novembre 1990.
(2) KENNETH E. NELSON, DO; NICETTE SERGUEEF; CELIA M. LIPINSKI, MSII;ARINA R. CHAPMAN, MSII; THOMAS GLONEK, PhD
Cranial rhythmic impulse related to the Traube-Hering-Mayer oscillation: comparing laser-Doppler flowmetry and palpation
JAOA * Vol 101 * No 3 * March 2001 * 163
(3) Kenneth E. Nelson, DO, FAAO, FACOFP
The Primary Respiratory Mechanism
The AAO Journal Winter 2002, p24
(4) Kenneth E. Nelson, DO; Nicette Sergueef, DO (France); Thomas Glonek, PhD
Recording the Rate of the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse
JAOA * Vol 106 * No 6 * June 2006 * 337-341
(5) Continuous noninvasive arterial pressure