Holistic Help for Tongue Tie

At Grand Rapids Craniosacral Therapy, we specialize in helping families with a newborn, infant or child with tongue and lip ties.

 

Also known as ankyglossia, a tongue tie is a condition where the tissue below the tongue, the frenulum, is too tight. This can limit the movement of the tongue, making breastfeeding very difficult. Breastfeeding pain, slow weight gain, fussiness, colic and gas can all be symptoms of a tongue tie.

Unfortunately, many pediatricians and doctors don't recognize the symptoms of a tongue tie, and when they do, simply refer patients for a frenectomy to fix the problem. For the vast majority of people, a frenectomy doesn't fix the underlying problem - tight tissue in the midline which causes tension through the body. 

At GRCST, we treat a tongue tie holistically with a team of care providers and ongoing treatment that addresses the root of the problem to bring families real relief and bring the body into alignment.

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Learn More

Suspect your baby has a tongue tie and want to learn more about how midline tension and tongue tie are related? Read our helpful blog post "How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help Your Tongue-Tied Baby" which explains the whole-body root of tongue tie and what craniosacral therapy looks like for a baby or infant.

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Get In-Depth Help

If your child has a tongue tie, you're in the right place. Kelly has created this in-depth course to help you get to the root of your child's tongue-tie issues and find healing. With seven expert interviews, in-depth videos and articles, this course will help you navigate this difficult issue with greater ease and confidence. Invest in the Tongue Tie Tool-Kit!

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Free Video Series

Sign up for our free resource "Tongue-Tie 101," which will help you better understand a tongue tie and the what the healing journey looks like for parents and children. Our five free modules help you understand the connection between tongue tie and midline tension, with helpful tips and an interview with a pediatric dentist on the revision process.

Tongue Tie 101