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1. A reference to the cranium and the sacrum which is the triangular bone at the base of the spine that joins to a hip bone on each side and forms part of the pelvis. In human beings, the sacrum consists of five fused vertebrae.
2. Relating to the parasympathetic autonomic system or that part of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves and ganglia that arise from the cranial and sacral regions and function in opposition to the sympathetic system, as in inhibiting heartbeat or contracting the pupil of the eye.
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craniosacral therapy
An alternative therapy in which practitioners attempt to create positive effects by manipulating the bones of the skull and spine, as well as the fascia (flat layers of fibrous tissue that separate different layers of tissue) that underlies muscle tissue.