Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a comprehensive and holistic technique of Chiropractic founded in 1925 by Dr M B De Jarnette and is continually being developed today.
It is named due to the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull).
It is based on the belief that the sacrum and cranium work in a reciprocal way to assist in the pumping of Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) throughout the brain, spinal cord and the nervous system. The minute rhythmical motion that circulates the CSF is essential to optimal health – CSF effectively acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord and is essential for the rejuvenation of nerve tissue.
The goal of SOT is to facilitate the continuous motion that is required for the central nervous system to function efficiently. This process includes biomechanical levers called SOT Blocks, which are used to address three categories of distortion patterns. A branch of SOT known as CMRT addresses the relationship between the brain, spine and organs and yet another branch addresses the cranial function.