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Special Touch Therapy Helps Kids
(September 4th, 2001)
By: Ellyce Field
Curriculum/s: CST,

A physical therapist discusses how CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, has helped to treat a child suffering with hydrocephalus.

Magnets: A Cause for Pause
(September 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, cautions about the long-term and improper use of magnets and the potential impact on the craniosacral and other body systems.

The Good You Do
(September 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, offers a Guest Editorial on the important role human interaction plays in the profession of massage therapy. He cautions that while technology has its place, compassion and personal touch often can best lead the body to self-healing.

Lymphedema and Lymph Drainage Techniques
(September 1st, 2001)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD and Sue Welfley
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Swelling, or edema, is defined by an excessive accumulation of tissue fluid in the body. When the lymphatic pathways are obstructed and fluid accumulates, lymphedema results. This article, co-authored by Bruno Chikly, MD, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, presents an in-depth look into understanding the lymphatic system, lymph drainage techniques and protocols for lymphedema as well as a lymphedema case history.

Considering CranioSacral Therapy in Difficult Situations
(August 1st, 2001)
By: Carol Brussel, BA, IBCLC
Curriculum/s: CST,

This articles asserts that babies who seem unable or unwilling to nurse at birth and babies who are unable to nurse properly may benefit from CranioSacral Therapy. And that CST is an option when traditional techniques for correcting latch-on problems are not completely successful.

Considering CranioSacral Therapy in Difficult Situations
(August 1st, 2001)
By: Carol Brussel, BA, IBCLC
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses how CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, offers a promising approach to solving difficult breastfeeding problems.

CranioSacral Therapy and Attention Deficit Disorder
(August 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses the positive and profound effect that CranioSacral Therapy has on brain and spinal cord function and the endocrine and immune systems. Dr. Upledger writes that since 1975, CranioSacral Therapy has been used quite successfully in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperkinesis.

Katie’s 14-year Battle for Hope
(July 13th, 2001)
By: Michelle Hatfield
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article describes the battle a young child has faced since being confined to a wheelchair and unable to communicate because of severe head trauma from a head-on collision. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, plays an integral part in her therapeutic course of treatments and has directly resulted in improvements to her vision. In fact, her mother was so inspired by the results that CranioSacral Therapy produced, she has become a CranioSacral Therapist herself.

Press Gang
(July 3rd, 2001)
By: Rebecca Caldwell
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article provides a brief overview of the various types of therapy available including: Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, Thai massage, Rolfing, CranioSacral Therapy and Reflexology. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, is described as a therapy that is quickly gaining popularity.

UpClose Newsletter
(July 1st, 2001)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: CST Eases Toddler’s Spastocity After Near Drowning; Dr Upledger’s column – Healthcare: A State of Self-Defense; UI Foundation Fundraiser an Off-The-Scale Success. Issue available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCJUL01.pdf

Health Care as a State of Self-Defense
(July 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, shares the story of how a woman involved in a car accident took control of her own medical care by seeking out CranioSacral Therapy and other courses of treatment as an alternative to prescriptions and MRIs.

Going with the Flow through CranioSacral Therapy
(June 1st, 2001)
By: Jonn Salovaara
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article provides general information about craniosacral therapy. It also includes the author’s first hand experience with a CST session and the positive effects it had on his day.

Lymph Drainage Therapy: An Effective Complement to Breast Care
(June 1st, 2001)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Dr. Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT), discusses how the appropriate and practical manual technique of LDT can be used by trained therapists for specific conditions and indications relating to breast care. The article presents such items as: An Overview of the Lymphatic System, the Applications and Contraindications of LDT, How to Achieve Optimal Results with LDT in addition to photographs and an extensive reference list.

Lymph Drainage Therapy and Its Integration in a Massage Therapy Practice
(June 1st, 2001)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This article by Dr. Bruno Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, includes a historical overview of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT), Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM), indications for LDT and how to integrate LDT with other modalities.

When the Immune System Attacks, Ask Why
(June 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses the individual consciousness of tissues, cells and DNA molecules. Dr. Upledger shares his experience about treating a woman diagnosed with autoimmune disease of the liver by dialoguing with her organs and tissues.

UpDate Newsletter
(June 1st, 2001)
By: The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Articles and topics include: Therapists Enjoy A Mind Odyssey at Beyond the Dura 2001, The Visceral Manipulation Report, The Upledger Institute Introduces Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy, When the Immune System Attacks Ask Why, Lessons from the Sessions and Beyond the Dura ’01: Spirited Presentations & Practical Information. Issue available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPDSM01.PDF

IAHE Connection Newsletter
(June 1st, 2001)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, The Feldenkrais Method for CranioSacral Therapists, Heart Centered Therapy, Integrative Intentions,

Articles and topics include: Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Legislators Recognize CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month, Upledger Foundation Launches Summer BioAquatic Season, The Visceral Manipulation Report, Fundraising Tribute to CranioSacral Therapy Developer Nets $30,000 for Nonprofit Foundation, Heart Centered Therapy: Assume Only Love, The Feldenkrais Method and The UI HealthPlex Corner.

The Privilege of Being a Witness
(May 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how he “chose to trust his hands and senses” while a clinician-researcher at Michigan State University and went on to discover CranioSacral Therapy.

TIME’S 100 INNOVATORS OF THE NEXT MILLENIUM
(April 16th, 2001)
By: Time Magazine
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Dr. John E. Upledger and Jean-Pierre Barral were chosen as two of the top 100 Innovators of the new Millennium by Time Magazine. They were singled out due to their work in CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.

A New Breed of Healers
(April 16th, 2001)
By: John Greenwald
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

In the Special Features section Innovators, TIME magazine profiles the most influential individuals of tomorrow in the article TIME 100: The Next Wave. Dr. John E. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, is featured in an article called "A New Kind of Pulse" and Jean-Pierre Barral, the developer of Visceral Manipulation, is featured in an article called "Has Your Liver Been Liberated?"

CranioSacral Therapy - A New Kind of Pulse
(April 16th, 2001)
By: John Greenwald
Curriculum/s: CST,

In the Alternative Medicine Section of TIME magazine, Innovators TIME 100: The Next Wave, Dr. John E. Upledger was interviewed and CranioSacral Therapy is explained.

Touched by Angels
(March 31st, 2001)
By: Suzanne B. Gleason
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses the use of massage therapy to ease fatigue, stress and chronic pain. CranioSacral Therapy is cited as beneficial for headaches and migraines.

Relief from Pain
(March 11th, 2001)
By: SueMae Bertenshaw
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article highlights the use of CranioSacral Therapy to treat fibromyalgia.

Using CranioSacral Therapy in the Chiropractic Practice
(March 1st, 2001)
By: Lisa Upledger, DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Lisa Upledger discusses several applications of CranioSacral Therapy for patient conditions such as headaches, TMJ and Bell's Palsy. Article provides an overview and history of the CranioSacral System as well as the difference between CranioSacral Therapy and other cranial methods.

An Eclectic and Integrative Approach to Treatment
(March 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses treatment of a 43-year old woman suffering from abdominal bloating and pain and how different modalities can and should be integrated whenever appropriate to the therapeutic process.

A Doctor with Heart
(March 1st, 2001)
By: Patricia Kirby
Curriculum/s: CST,

A pediatric physical therapist began taking CranioSacral Therapy courses from The Upledger Institute. Dr. Fryer has had particular success with CranioSacral Therapy to treat patients with neurocardiogenic syncope, sensory integration issues and eh also uses CranioSacral Therapy on children with chest pain, palpitations and dizziness and on heart surgery patients.

IAHP Connection Newsletter
(March 1st, 2001)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Beyond the Dura ’01: Overview of Programs and Highlights, The Visceral Manipulation Report, Lessons from Sessions, Mighty Joe Defies the Odds with CranioSacral Therapy, Finding the Divine Human: A CranioSacral Therapy Dissection Experience.

Cranial rhythmic impulse related to the Traube-Hering-Mayer oscillation: comparing laser-Doppler flowmetry and palpation
(March 1st, 2001)
By: Nelson, KE., Sergueff, N., Lipinski, CM., Chapman, AR., Glonek, T.
Curriculum/s: CST,

The primary respiratory mechanism (PRM) as manifested by the cranial rhythmic impulse (CRI), a fundamental concept to cranial osteopathy, and the Traube-Hering-Mayer (THM) oscillation bear a striking resemblance to one another. Because of this, the authors developed a protocol to simultaneously measure both phenomena.

Tip of the Day for Health & Fitness: CranioSacral Therapy
(December 7th, 2000)
By: Thad Pearson
Curriculum/s: CST,

A short article discussing the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy and how it often provides relief when other forms of medical treatment has failed to relieve pain and physical dysfunction.

Massage Modalities
(December 1st, 2000)
By: Lisa Randazzo
Curriculum/s: CST,

Defines massage basics as well as offers description of various modalities. Features a section on CranioSacral Therapy including comments by Dr. John E. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy.

An Interview with Dr. John Upledger, DO, OMM, Creator of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release
(October 31st, 2000)
By: Dennis Hughes
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger discusses the origins and applications of CranioSacral Therapy, physical descriptions of the craniosacral system and cerebrospinal fluid, tissue memory, energy cysts, and bodywork in the next century.

UpClose Newsletter
(October 31st, 2000)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Upledger Foundation’s Compassionate Touch Program Yields Compelling Results, Update on Current Research Projects and Communications Plan Benefits Charitable Programs.

Cranial-Sacral Therapy: A Safe and Effective Healing Approach for the Hyperkinetic Child
(October 1st, 2000)
By: Diane M. Cooper
Curriculum/s: CST,

This online article provides an in-depth interview with Dr. John E. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy. Dr. Upledger discusses his work with children suffering from ADD/ADHD (or hyperkinesis), The Upledger Foundation Compassionate Touch Program, and the CranioSacral system.

Upledger UpDate
(September 1st, 2000)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Upledger Instructors Teach Multidisciplinary Techniques at FSMTA Convention, The Visceral Manipulation Report, A CranioSacral Therapy Case Study, The Upledger Foundation Update on Current Research Projects, New Basic Acupressure Course Blends Ancient Methods with Contemporary Applications, The Expanding Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Health and Disease.

Miracle Healing Powers of Dolphins
(August 22nd, 2000)
By: Lynn Allison
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Discusses research from The Upledger Institute relating to dolphins and healing -- from improvements in psychological disorders to muscular dystrophy.

CranioSacral Therapy keeps juices flowing
(August 2nd, 2000)
By: A.J.S. Rayl with medical adviser Stephen A. Shoop, M.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

From the Health section of this widely read newspaper, Dr. Lisa Upledger, D.C. and others discuss the efficacy of CranioSacral Therapy and the importance of this vital body system.

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT): Manual Lymphatic Mapping And Its Clinical Applications To Lymphedema
(July 1st, 2000)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD (France)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

From the National Lymphedema Network publication Lymph Link, Dr. Chikly discusses Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) – one of the most recent advances in the techniques used to specifically improve or restore the natural lymphatic drainage of the body. This article covers the historical background, lymphatic rhythm contractility of the lymphangions and various clinical applications.

The Use of CranioSacral Therapy as a Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(June 1st, 2000)
By: John E. Upledger,DO,OMM, Barry S. Kaplan, MD, Russell A. Bourne, Jr.PhD, ABPS, Richard B. Zonderman, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article outlines the research study conducted between June 7 and December 17, 1999 by the Upledger Institute. The offered four intensive two week treatment programs for Vietnam veterans, all who were diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by the Veteran's Administration. The study concluded that the therapy program demonstrates CranioSacral Therapy and other non-pharmaceutical modalities that were used during the programs offer positive results to severely disabled patients/clients suffering from PTSD.

IAHP Connection Newsletter
(June 1st, 2000)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Integrative Intentions,

Articles and topics include: Dr. Upledger Testifies at Government Reform Committee Meeting on Autism, Dolphin Star Christening Launches New Explorations in Healing Potential, Visceral Manipulation Report, Face & Body 2000, Alternative Medicine Coverage Gaining Popularity, Zero Balancing Association Presents One-Year Certification, Bruno Chikly Introduces New Lymphedema/CDP Certification Exam, and BioAquatic Exploration Excursions Planned Aboard the New Dolphin Star.

The Effects of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptomology in Vietnam Combat Veterans
(May 1st, 2000)
By: John E. Upledger,DO,OMM, Barry S. Kaplan, MD, Russell A. Bourne, Jr.PhD, ABPS, Richard B. Zonderman, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract: The Upledger Institute International has provided two week intensive treatment for Vietnam veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as diagnosed by the Veteran's Affairs (VA) medical division. These patients received psychological evaluation tests at the times of entry and exit into and out of the program. The intensive treatment was about six-seven hours per day for eight full days, with approximately three-four hours on the first and last days of the program. The therapy used was primarily CranioSacral Therapy and its progeny Energy Cyst Release, SomatoEmotional Release and Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue. The results obtained strongly suggest that PTSD may be more successfully treated when the therapy includes corrections of the craniosacral system, the release of foreign energies and conscious-nonconscious integration.

The Magic of Dolphins
(April 9th, 2000)
By: Jane Phillimore
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

They’re playful, intelligent and many believe they have healing powers. Now scientists are close to unraveling the mystery of how dolphins can cure human ills.

Autism - Observations, Experience and Concepts
(April 6th, 2000)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is the transcript of Dr. Upledger’s testimony before the Government Reform Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, 106th Congress (1999-2000). The day-long session featured testimonies from leaders in autism research and treatment, as well as from the parents of autistic children.

UpClose Newsletter
(March 30th, 2000)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Articles and topics include: CranioSacral Therapy Is a Family Affair; Letter Spurs Call to Action by Dr. Upledger; Dolphin Star Christening Caps CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month.

CranioSacral Therapy in the Massage Therapist’s Tool Kit: Improving Client Outcomes
(March 1st, 2000)
By: AMTA Florida Journal
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article chronicles the origin of Dr. Upledger’s discovery of the craniosacral system, his subsequent development of CranioSacral Therapy, and how and why CST helps.

UpDate Newsletter
(March 1st, 2000)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research; Visceral Manipulation Report; CranioSacral Dissection Class; Fear: Deep Down and Personal by Dr. Upledger.

CranioSacral Therapy & Spinal Cord Injury
(February 1st, 2000)
By: S. Laurance Johnston, PhD, and Lynn St. Denis, NCMT, OTR
Curriculum/s: CST,

This in-depth article outlines the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy in treating spinal cord injuries. The authors offer the basis for and history of CranioSacral Therapy, the concerns of detractors, and CST’s efficacy in treating spinal cord dysfunction. Includes sidebar stories on “alternative medicine primers for spinal cord injury” and “tips for working with paralysis and other disabilities.”

The Upledger Foundation Vietnam Veteran Intensive Program
(January 4th, 2000)
By: Richard B. Zonderman, Ph.D., P.C
Curriculum/s: CST,

Results after 24 Vietnam Veterans completed a 2 week intensive program at The Upledger Foundation.

UpClose Newsletter
(January 1st, 2000)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Women and War: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Crosses All Gender Boundaries; Breaking Through the Armor of PTSD.

The Effectiveness of CV-4 and Resting Position Techniques on Subjects with Tension-Type Headaches
(December 1st, 1999)
By: William P. Hanten EdD, PT, Sharon L. Olson PhD, PT, Jennifer L. Hodson MS, PT, Vickie L. Imler MS, DC, PT, Virginia M. Knab MS, PT, Jennifer L. Magee MS, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This research study investigates the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy techniques on tension-type headache sufferers, with results indicating a statistically significant reduction in pain compared to control groups.

IAHP Connection Newsletter
(December 1st, 1999)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Myofascial Pain Conference; Visceral Manipulation Report; Message From UI HealthPlex Medical Director; International CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month.

Testimonial by Cynthia Rowe, PT
(October 16th, 1999)
By: Cynthia Rowe
Curriculum/s: CST,

Cynthia Rowe writes about her first experience seeing the falx cerebri,tentorium cerebelli and the falx cerebelli of a cadaver, while working as a teacher's assistant in a gross-anatomy course at Harvard Medical School.

New Hypothesis for the Origin of Cranio-Sacral Motion
(October 1st, 1999)
By: A. Farasyn, MSc, DO, PhD Cand, Assoc. Professor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Farasyn’s article examines the ‘hypothesis for the origin of Cranio-Sacral motion. The difference between the rhythm of venomotion and the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid is explained and a new hypotheses is put forwards.’

IAHE Connection Newsletter
(September 1st, 1999)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Vietnam Vets Embrace Real Change in Intensive Therapy Program The Visceral Manipulation Report; Upledger Foundation Update; CEU Information; Study Groups.

The Magic of Touch
(September 1st, 1999)
By: Joan Arnold
Curriculum/s: CST, Zero Balancing,

The right bodywork can relax and recharge your body, relieving tensions and freeing you to move more naturally. Seven therapies are profiled, including CranioSacral Therapy.

Craniosacral Therapy Gently Releases Aches and Tension
(August 12th, 1999)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article features The Kings Head Hair Institute suggestion of how CranioSacral Therapy is a ‘part of an individual’s personal wellness program because it’s gentle and effective and can enhance energy levels, better sleep and better health’.

CranioSacral Therapy
(July 1st, 1999)
By: Will Wilson
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article provides some history of CST including the work of William Sutherland and Dr. John Upledger. He discusses the effects of craniosacral therapy, describes what happens in a treatment and provides some case studies from his practice.

Gently Does It
(June 1st, 1999)
By: Victoria McKee
Curriculum/s: CST,

Actress Brooke Shields finds relief from TMJ through CranioSacral Therapy. Article includes interviews with Shields; her CranioSacral Therapist Karen Erickson, DC, who trained with Dr. Upledger; and Dr. Upledger himself, who explains how CST works.

UpClose Newsletter
(June 1st, 1999)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: CranioSacral Therapy Eases Symptoms of Unusual Syndrome; CranioSacral Therapy: When and Where to Use It by Dr. Upledger.

UpDate Newsletter
(June 1st, 1999)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, The Feldenkrais Method for CranioSacral Therapists,

Articles and topics include: Beyond the Dura ’99 Research Conference; CranioSacral Therapy: When and Where to Use It by Dr. Upledger; Feldenkrais Method for CranioSacral Therapists; UI HealthPlex Clinic Endorsement Program.

The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage
(June 1st, 1999)
By: Janet M. D’Angelo
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In her article, D’Angelo talks about cultivating the beauty from within using lymph drainage techniques. She acknowledges Bruno Chikly as developing Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT). The article discusses the esthetic benefits of using LDT.

A systematic review of craniosacral therapy: biological plausibility, assessment reliability and clinical effectiveness
(February 1st, 1999)
By: C. Green, C.W. Martin, K. Bassett, A. Kazanjian
Curriculum/s: CST,

This research critically reviews the scientific basis of craniosacral therapy as a therapeutic intervention by looking at 33 previous studies and their results. Although their conclusion is that craniosacral therapy is inconclusive as a valid form of therapy, this is a good study for researchers to read to understand some of the "shortcomings" that are cited in the methods previously used to study craniosacral therapy.

More Than the Brain’s Drain
(January 23rd, 1999)
By: J. Travis
Curriculum/s: CST,

Provides an overview of cerebrospinal fluid, the important role it plays in the body and some interesting research and studies on this clear, colorless liquid that constantly bathes the brain and spinal cord.

UpClose Newsletter
(January 1st, 1999)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Healing Journey Cuts a Path Through Alternative, Traditional TerrainMagnets: A Cause for Pause by Dr. Upledger.

Massage for Animals: Integrating Manual Therapies Into Traditional Care for Animals
(October 31st, 1998)
By: Älice Quaid, PT, and Gail Wetzler, PT, CVMI, ESMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Mechanical Link,

A growing number of professional therapists are interested in teaming with veterinarians to provide the most innovative healthcare techniques available. This article explains how CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Mechanical Link can easily be used in combination with veterinary medicine.

UpClose Newsletter
(October 31st, 1998)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: CST Adds the Missing Piece to Stroke Rehab; The Magic of Intentioned Touch and Blending by Dr. Upledger; The Upledger Foundation Update.

Visceral Manipulation
(September 21st, 1998)
By: Jolynn Weiler
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO, discusses the breakthrough that led to his development of Visceral Manipulation. The article covers the basic technique, its impact on patients, and the professional reactions Barral has received over the years.

The ‘Fourth’ Hamstring
(September 1st, 1998)
By: Thomas Myers
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Neural ManipulationT,

Beneath the traditional three hamstrings lies what the author, a Certified Advanced Rolfer, considers the ‘fourth’ hamstring. Discover new ways to work with these crucial muscles.

Upledger UpDate
(September 1st, 1998)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Beyond the Dura ’99; Visceral Manipulation Curriculum Maximizes Learning; The Changing Face of Pediatrics; The Upledger Foundation UpDate.

Delving Deeper Into Structure
(July 20th, 1998)
By: Paul Chauffour, DO, and Eric Prat, DO
Curriculum/s: Mechanical Link,

Physical therapists tend to focus on releasing joint restrictions to enhance function. In the last few years, however, Mechanical Link practitioners have explored structure at a deeper level to discover crucial fixations that should be considered an integral part of any global evaluation and treatment plan.

Gentle Therapy Can Ease Variety of Body Ailments
(July 6th, 1998)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Kathleen Aragon, a craniosacral therapist, discusses her craniosacral treatment at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital.

UpClose Newsletter
(July 1st, 1998)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Community Backs Boy’s HealthPlex Visit; Compassion and Violence by Dr. Upledger; Healing Touch Appears to Enhance Self-Esteem.

IAHP Connection Newsletter
(June 1st, 1998)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Neural ManipulationT, Mechanical Link,

Articles and topics include: The Consciousness of Organ Transplants; The Evolution of Visceral Manipulation; Mechanical Link: A Multidimensional Approach; New NMT Programs; Fascia and the Energy Matrix.

Why Patients Use Alternative Medicine
(May 20th, 1998)
By: John A. Astin, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

This 1998 survey study showed that an increasing amount of Americans are turning to alternative therapies for relief of their health problems.

Healing With Words
(May 18th, 1998)
By: Russell A. Bourne, Jr., PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article presents communication as an integrated process that can encourage or impede health and healing. The author is chief of staff of The Upledger Institute’s HealthPlex Clinical Services, and developer of UI’s Therapeutic Imagery & Dialogue workshop.

Coaching Children in Developmental Progress
(March 28th, 1998)
By: Liza Katz, MSPT
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy offers a base of knowledge to help infants and children at their primary levels of impairment.

Surviving Orthodontics: A Bodyworker’s Exploration Into Orthodontics and CranioSacral Therapy
(March 1st, 1998)
By: Nancy Burke, BA, CMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

A professional practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy, Nancy Burke examines the overwhelming correlation between orthodontia and client complaints such as TMJ syndrome, headaches, low back pain and sciatica, fascial, muscular and neck pain, even the inability to think clearly.

Paths of Researchers and Practitioners of ‘Alternative’ Therapies Divided
(February 9th, 1998)
By: Barnard J. Colan
Curriculum/s: CST,

While researchers note modalities not backed by research should be used with caution, this article goes on to present Dr. John Upledger’s rationale for continuing with noninvasive techniques when they prove effective in practice.

Cranial Osteopathy and CranioSacral Therapy: Current Opinions
(January 1st, 1998)
By: A.J. Ferguson, J.M. McPartland, J.E. Upledger, M. Collins, R. Lever
Curriculum/s: CST,

Five osteopaths, including Dr. John E. Upledger, were asked to give their opinions on five different questions concerning the controversy as to the existence of what Dr. William Sutherland called the ‘primary respiratory mechanism', and if it does exist then what are the physiological processes behind it.

UpClose Newsletter
(January 1st, 1998)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Sound Chamber Amplifies Therapeutic Effects; The Upledger Foundation Update; Virgilio testimony about CST’s effects on her daughter.

CranioSacral Therapy: Following the Body’s Cues
(December 1st, 1997)
By: Becky Peeling, APR
Curriculum/s: CST,

General background and overview of CranioSacral Therapy, including benefits and information on practitioner training.

Is Human Cerebrospinal Fluid Reabsorbed by Lymph
(December 1st, 1997)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD (France)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Describes some of the new concepts concerning the circulation between cerebrospinal fluid, cerebral interstitial fluid and lymph. It also presents some specific Lymph Drainage Therapy techniques that can help facilitate the exchange of these fluids.

New Body-Based Therapies for Autism, ADD, and Other Childhood Disorders
(December 1st, 1997)
By: Maya Muir
Curriculum/s: CST,

Explores the use of two natural therapies — Sensory Integration and CranioSacral Therapy — on children with challenges such as autism and attention deficit disorder.

Integration of Acupuncture and Manipulation
(October 31st, 1997)
By: Dr. John Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger explains the advantages of combining acupuncture techniques with manipulative treatment.He claims that by adding simple needling techniques he will improve clinical results by shortening the length of treatment, reducing patient discomfort and obviating the need for pharmacological and physiotherapuetic adjuncts.

UpClose Newsletter
(October 1st, 1997)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Pilot Keeps Dream Alive; An Eclectic and Integrative Approach to Treatment by Dr. Upledger; Young Dancer Makes Gains.

IAHP Connection Newsletter
(September 1st, 1997)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: French Experts Demonstrate Their Work at Symposiums; An Eclectic and Integrative Approach to Treatment by Dr. Upledger; Forming a Multihands Group.

Mind + Body + Spirit = Zero Balancing
(September 1st, 1997)
By: Debora Romanchock
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Zero Balancing,

Zero Balancing is a gentle yet effective method of aligning body energy with body structure. This article explores the parameters of this modality developed by Fritz Smith, MD.

CranioSacral Therapy for Horses
(September 1st, 1997)
By: E. Bailey Tune
Curriculum/s: CST,

Bailey Tune uses CranioSacral Therapy to relieve horses of their discomforts. She also describes three case studies.

Process Acupressure: Mapping Energy Pathways
(August 11th, 1997)
By: Debora Romanchock
Curriculum/s: CST, Process Acupressure,

This article presents a comprehensive overview of Process Acupressure, and how it came to be created by Aminah Raheem, PhD, author of Soul Return: Integrating Body, Psyche and Spirit.

The Controversy of Cranial Bone Motion
(August 1st, 1997)
By: joseph S. Rogers, MS, PT, Philip I. Witt, AD, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This Literature Review discusses the validity of cranial bone motion, and concludes that despite a lack of scientific proof, anatomic studies on sutural union provide evidence that sutures may not fuse until late in life, if at all, and that motion is likely to occur between cranial bones. The author calls for more definitive research to be done before cranial techniques are applied therapeutically.

Aston-Patterning: Accessing the Power of the Ground
(July 21st, 1997)
By: Laura Servid, OTR/L
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Laura Servid, who maintains a private practice in Aston work, explains the basics of Aston-Patterning, and provides case histories highlighting how this therapeutic modality has benefited her clients.

A successful use of cranial-sacral osteopathy in the treatment of post-traumatic headache following subarachnoid hemorrhage
(July 1st, 1997)
By: Lora Barke, MSIV*, Sharon Gelman, MSIV, and CDR. James A. Lipton
Curriculum/s: CST,

This paper presents a case study of a patient with a posttraumatic headache coincident with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this case the physical medicine approach, including osteopathic manipulative medicine, was a benefit to the patient in the treatment of a posttraumatic headache.

UpClose Newsletter
(July 1st, 1997)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: HealthPlex Helps Shed Autism Label; The Big Picture on Milk Intolerance; Cellist Tunes in to New Healing Techniques.

Making Gains: Rehabilitation From Traumatic Brain Injury Combines a Variety of Methods
(June 23rd, 1997)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article highlights two severe accident cases in which the survivors received in-depth therapeutic treatment at The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services.

Applications of Pre- & Post-Surgical Lymph Drainage Therapy
(June 1st, 1997)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD (France), and Alaya Chikly, CMT
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

French physician Bruno Chikly and his wife Alaya explore the many benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy to pre- and post-surgical patients. It’s been shown to help prevent infection, alleviate post-surgery swelling and even improve the scarring process.

Tenderly Touching the TM Joint
(June 1st, 1997)
By: Judith (Walker) DeLany, LMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Advocating a multidisciplinary treatment approach, Ms. DeLany explains the skeletal anatomy of the TM joint along with various causative factors of TMJ dysfunction.

UpDate Newsletter
(June 1st, 1997)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Who Is Smartest of Them All? By Dr. Upledger; Upledger Foundation Update.

Feeling Your Pain: A Mind/Body Approach for Treating TMJ Disorders and Other Traumas
(May 12th, 1997)
By: Steve Edgcumbe
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Karl Nishimura, DDS, MS, presents the basics for the Trauma Release Therapy Protocol that helps people recognize pain, elicit the traumatic experience that led to it, and bring about normalization and self-healing.

UpClose Newsletter
(April 1st, 1997)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: CranioSacral Therapy Brings Quick Relief to Bell’s Palsy Patient; Who Is Smartest of Them All? by Dr. Upledger.

Healing Mind and Body Via the Spirit
(March 30th, 1997)
By: Lee Nugan, MA
Curriculum/s: CST,

Lee Nugan, MA, staff psychotherapist at UI HealthPlex Clinical Services and instructor of the Spirituality and Healing workshop, discusses how forgiving oneself and others can profoundly affect recovery.

New Concepts in Alternative Therapies: Treatment of TMJ Disorders Leads to Trauma Release Therapy (TRT)
(March 1st, 1997)
By: Karl Nishimura, DDS, MS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Explore the history of Trauma Release Therapy in relation to TMJ disorders.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(January 20th, 1997)
By: Älice Quaid, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Älice Quaid, PT, a clinician at UI HealthPlex Clinical Services, recounts her experiences with the clinic’s Vietnam veterans pilot PTSD program.

Who Discovered the Lymphatic System
(January 1st, 1997)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD (France)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This article is partly excerpted from “The Discovery of the Lymphatic System and of Manual Lymph Drainage” that received a medal from the Medical Faculty of Paris VI, France.

Dolphins and Healing
(January 1st, 1997)
By: Russell A. Bourne, Jr., PhD
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Recounts experience with the first known program to incorporate a proven therapeutic modality — CranioSacral Therapy — simultaneously while being in direct contact with dolphins.

Dizzying Heights
(January 1st, 1997)
By: Mary Ellen Clark
Curriculum/s: CST,

American high diver and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Ellen Clark describes the mystifying ailment she endured in her struggle to reach the 1996 Summer Games.

UpClose Newsletter
(January 1st, 1997)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Articles and topics include: Staff Assesses Therapy With Dolphins.

CranioSacral Therapy part 1
(December 1st, 1996)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger, developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST)describes what CST is, how it influences the development and function of the central nervous system which can lead to many types of sensory, motor and other neurological problems. A list of the indications and the 1 contraindication is discussed.

Dolphin-Assisted Therapy Opens New Vistas in CranioSacral Therapy
(December 1st, 1996)
By: Russell A. Bourne, Jr., PhD, and Ray Mercurio, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Twenty two clients spent two half-days at a dolphin facility receiving CranioSacral Therapy dockside and in the water with the dolphins. The fascinating results may lend new insight into the future of human-dolphin relations.

The Use of Craniosacral Therapy To Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants
(October 1st, 1996)
By: Pat Joyce, OTR/L; Cindy Clark, OTR/L
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article, as part of a seminar on treating infants with craniosacral therapy, cites a case study where craniosacral therapy achieved highly successful results in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux.

The Vocabulary of Touch
(September 21st, 1996)
By: Fritz Smith
Curriculum/s: Zero Balancing,

In this interview with Fritz Frederick Smith, developer of Zero Balancing, the "vocabulary of touch" and the 4 ways of connecting with others energetically are discussed. The four ways of connecting are interfacing, blending, streaming, and channeling. Dr. Smith believes that of these 4, interfacing is the ideal way to connect in a therapeutic (and social) setting because the intentions and the boundaries are clear.

The Art and Structure of Touch: Principles of Energy Work
(September 21st, 1996)
By: Craig Carr and Jil Windsor
Curriculum/s: Zero Balancing,

As Zero Balancing (ZB)instructors, the authors list and describe 5 principles of Energy work that they have found to be essential guidelines for both working with their clients and in teaching ZB to practitioners. The first of these 5 principles is: Change is affected by introducing fields into the body that are stronger, clearer, more definite, and more complete than those that currently exist. 2. Touch that communicates trust as well as physical support engenders a sense of safety and the capacity to go beyond known territory. 3. Energy moves in curves. To engage energy more fully through touch, accent a curve. 4. A high energy vector entering the system on top of a strong emotional field may create a "standing wave" that persists over time. 5. Change lasts longer when it originates from within the body-mind.

Healing Hands, CST Helps relieve the Pain
(July 22nd, 1996)
By: Jill Flanagan
Curriculum/s: CST,

Occupational Therapist, Susan Steiner, describes how a gentle technique called CranioSacral Therapy (CST)can alleviate the pain associated with Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD). Since CST uses a whole body approach, evaluating the body from their head to their feet no matter what the symptom is. Susan also stated that sometimes emotional stress is involved in TMJD, and emotional releases often present themselves during a CST session. This is a bonus of the therapy, something that cannot be addressed by a typical allopathic treatment of TMJD.

LDT The French Connection to Lymph Drainage
(June 3rd, 1996)
By: Claudia Stahl
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In an interview with Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) developer, Dr. Bruno Chikly, the article addresses the difference between LDT and other manual lymph techniques and the numerous applications of LDT. Dr. Chikly feels that LDT has applications for all healthcare professions and that he also hopes that laypeople will eventually learn these techniques so that they can work on their families because everyone needs detoxification and rejuvenation, the benefits of LDT.

Process Acupressure
(June 1st, 1996)
By: Kay Meddelton, RN
Curriculum/s: Process Acupressure,

Registered Nurse, Kay Meddelton describes how she incorporates Process Acupressure (PA) bodywork into her private practice and in the hospital setting. She has found that PA works well to alleviate pain, release the energetic trauma of surgery, and stimulating peristalsis. But PA does much more. In the words of the Process Acupressure developer Aminah Raheem, "the object of PA is to clear the body of its limitations of personal history so that the soul can be free to heal and get on with its purpose."

An Olympian Comeback
(June 1st, 1996)
By: Jeff Lyttle
Curriculum/s: CST,

Olympic diver, Mary Ellen Clark, almost lost her opportunity to compete in the 1996 games in Atlanta due to the vertigo that she was experiencing while in the midst of training. Thanks to Dr. John Upledger and the CranioSacral Therapy treatments that she received, her vertigo was cured and her training resumed.

An Interview with Bruno Chikly, MD
(April 8th, 1996)
By: Sharon Weiselfish, PhD, PT
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In this interview with Dr. Bruno Chikly, a French physician, he describes the type of Lymph drainage therapy (LDT) that he developed; combining the anatomy and physiology of typical training with deep listening skills. This enables the practitioner to work more effectively and efficiently on the tissue and with less effort. There are many benefits of LDT such as stimulating the immune system, relief from many chronic conditions, and can be helpful to reduce stress and insomnia. LDT complements many other manual techniques.

An Exclusive Interview with Judith Aston
(March 30th, 1996)
By: Kris Centeno
Curriculum/s:

In this interview with Aston-Patterning (AP)developer, Judith Aston, she describes how she came to develop her work through her background in teaching dance and her affiliation with Dr. Ida Rolf. She describes how AP is complementary to not just Rolfing, but other types of bodywork. There are many aspects to Judith Aston's work and fitness is one of them. She believes that HOW we exercise - focusing on exercises that address your body's uniqueness is the key.

Movement by Pattern
(March 4th, 1996)
By: Claudia Stahl
Curriculum/s:

Aston Patterning (AP), a unique educational system developed by Judith Aston, is described. Judith believes that the body and mind are asymetrical and nonlinear, and so Aston Patterning appoaches the body and it's patterns of movement in this way. Overall, Aston Patterning and Aston Movement techniques is about teaching the body's segments to complement and work with each other.

The Dural Connection
(February 12th, 1996)
By: Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO
Curriculum/s: CST,

A recent article in 'Spine' represents a major breakthrough for both the chiropractic and osteopathic professions. The article shows a direct attachment between a muscle and the central nervous system (dura mater). This information in 'Spine' applies to upper cervical adjustments, sacro-occipital technique, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, fascial release and deep massage, to mention a few.

Hands-On Healing; Which of These Methods Is Right For You?
(February 1st, 1996)
By: Thomas Claire
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article gives a brief description of several types of Hands-On Healing including; Swedish massage, rolfing, myofascial release, Alexander Technique, CranioSacral Therapy, and shiatsu. The article states that CranioSacral works mailing on the head and is known to help alleviate TMJ pain and migraines.

An Interview with Aminah Raheem, PhD
(January 22nd, 1996)
By: Judy M. Rosinski, PT
Curriculum/s: Process Acupressure,

Dr. Aminah Raheem, a transpersonal psychologist for more than 20 years, describes the technique she developed called Process Accupressure (PA). PA blends the concepts of unblocking the energy meridians using fulcrums in the body and concepts of phychological processing. Dr. Raheem describes how PA work is easily incorportated with CranioSacral work and can help those in the physical therapy profession gain more confidence when a client's emotional issues arise.

New Therapy Questions Traditional Medical Concepts
(December 13th, 1995)
By: Jane Roodenburg
Curriculum/s: CST,

Jane Roodenburg, a CMT in Alaska describes CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and how this gentle form of bodywork; that addresses problems such as headaches, TMJD, autism, chronic pain, and cerebral palsy; questions the commonly accepted belief that the skull bones are fused together after a certain age.

Mind and Body Uniquely Connected in Holoenergetics
(December 11th, 1995)
By: Claudia Stahl
Curriculum/s:

Dr. Laskow, and OBGYN doctor in the San Francisco Bay area, developed a technique he calls Holoenergetics. He believes that people's illnesses begin when they attempt to suppress or repress aspects of themselves that they find uncomfortable, which he calls holoforms. Using techniques involving recognition, resonance, and release and reformation of the holoforms, clients can resolve their pain and disease. He also describes a series of experiments where he determined that "What you can love, you can heal."

Aston-Patterning for Chronic and Acute Pain
(December 1st, 1995)
By: Marcia Michael, RN
Curriculum/s:

Aston-Patterning Techniques, which includes analyzing the body's movement and training the client in utilizing different gaits, sitting position, and different reaching and bending movements, are briefly explained. The nurse practitioner uses this technique almost exclusively and found it to be very effective for conditions stemming from myofascial pain, chronic headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and post-surgical pain.

Differences Separate CranioSacral Therapy from Cranial Osteopathy
(October 31st, 1995)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger explains that several of the differences between CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and Cranial Osteopathy is the quality of touch, the focus (dura mater membrane vs. sutures of the skull). Also examined is the qualities needed of a practitioner to practice CST.

Desperate to Dive
(September 6th, 1995)
By: Carolyn Susamn
Curriculum/s: CST,

Platform diver, Mary Ellen Clark, was experiencing vertigo creating problems for her dreams of winning a medal at the Olympics. In searching for treatments to her vertigo, she found the Upledger Institute and CranioSacral Therapy. With trials nine months away she holds tight to her faith and continues to seek treatments.

Baby Bodywork
(July 1st, 1995)
By: Liz Brody
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy, a very light bodywork technique, is shown to be a helpful technique for common problems in infants such as ear infections, irritability, sucking difficulties, constipation, colic, and hyperactivity.

The Upledger Institute Offers Russian Boy Hope for More Active Life
(June 1st, 1995)
By: Francine Hammond, LMT, LPN
Curriculum/s: CST,

<strong>A four-year-old Russian boy with Cerebral Palsy is offered a chance at a better life through the two weeks of CranioSacral Therapy that he received at the Upledger Institute&#39;s Brain and Spinal Cord center.</strong>

An Exclusive Interview with John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
(May 31st, 1995)
By: Ted Koren, DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

<p>Dr. John Upledger is interviewed by Ted Koren, DC. Topics covered were Dr. Upledger&#39;s start in Osteopathy, his accomplishments, discovery of the craniosacral system, and how CST can be incorporated into chiropractic care.</p>

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY PART II: AS IT IS TODAY
(April 1st, 1995)
By: John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this, the second installment of a three part series on CranioSacral Therapy, I have discussed the status of CranioSacral Therapy as a treatment modality today. Also included in the discussion are some of the reasons for its current status, political and control issues that have arisen, its clinical applications, its progeny and integration with other therapeutic approaches, and explorations that are currently underway.

Cranial findings and iatrogenesis from craniosacral manipulation in patients with traumatic brain syndrome
(March 1st, 1995)
By: PHILIP E. GREENMAN, DO JOHN M. McPARTLAND, DO, MS
Curriculum/s: CST,

Cranial findings and iatrogenesis from craniosacral manipulation in patients with traumatic brain syndrome Abstract: Craniosacral findings were recorded for all patients with traumatic brain injury entering an outpatient rehabilitation program between 1978 and 1992. The average cranial rhythmic impulse was low in all 55 patients (average, 7.2 c/min). At least one cranial strain pattern was exhibited by 95%, and 87% had one or more bony motion restrictions. Sacral findings were similar to those in patients with low back pain. Although craniosacral manipulation has been found empirically useful in patients with traumatic brain injury, three cases of iatrogenesis occurred. The incidence rate is low (5%), but the practitioner must be prepared to deal with the possibility of adverse reactions. (Key words: Craniosacral manipulation, traumatic brain injury, iatrogenesis, manual medicine) Author: Greenman, Philip E.; McPartland, John M. Date: 1995 Publisher: American Osteopathic Association; Chicago Relation: JAOA Vol. 95, no.3 (March1995) p. 182-192

Creating a Healing Place for the Community
(February 28th, 1995)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article introduces the public to a new healing center founded by Gloria Coppola. She saw a need and created a center to educate people on holistic health and provide treatments. One of the treatments offered at her center is CranioSacral Therapy.

CranioSacral Therapy Research
(January 1st, 1995)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is a paper that was written by Dr. John E. Upledger in 1995. It is reprinted in its entirety and shares information regarding CranioSacral Therapy and the research that had been done on the subject up to that date. The original title of the paper was RESEARCH AND OBSERVATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE EXISTENCE OF A CRANIOSACRAL SYSTEM.

Anatomic Relation Between the Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor Muscle and the Dura Mater
(January 1st, 1995)
By: Gary D Hack, DDS, Richard T. Koritzer, DDS, PhD, Walker L. Robinson, MD, Richard C. Hallgren, Phd, and Philip E. Greenman, DO, FAAO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This study was designed to verify the connection and possible importance between the Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor and the Dura Matter. The dissection of 10 embalmed subocciptal regions found a connection in each specimen. The conclusion is that the awareness of this relationship should bring lessen potential of risk during surgery. This relationship is also relevant for many types of manual therapies, especially those that work with the dura mater membrane.

Research that Supports the Existence of A Craniosacral System
(January 1st, 1995)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In the present article, the author has reviewed much of the theoretical background and research that support the existence of the craniosacral system. The research summarized here represents work in which the author has either personal knowledge or involvement. The author concludes that positive patient outcomes as a result of CranioSacral Therapy should weigh greater than data from designed research protocols involving human subjects, as it is not possible to control all of the variables of such studies.

Interrater Reliability of Craniosacral Rate Measurements and Their Relationship With Subjects&#39; and Examiners&#39; Heart and Respiratory Rate Measurements
(October 1st, 1994)
By: Virginia Wirth-Pattullo and Karen W Hayes
Curriculum/s: CST,

This study examined the interexaminer reliability of craniosacral rate and the relationships among craniosacral rate and subjects&#39; and examiners&#39; heart and respiratory rates. It was determined that although measuremen& of craniosacral motion did not appear to be related to measurements of heart and respiratory rates,therapists were not able to measure it reliably amongst themselves.

Visceral Manipulation
(September 1st, 1994)
By: Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Warren Hammer describes Visceral Manipulation based on Jean Pierre Barral’s books

Thoracic outlet syndrome--a myofascial variant
(March 1st, 1993)
By: BENJAMIN M. SUCHER, DO DEBORAH M. HEATH, DO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Thoracic outlet syndrome involves more than just local neurovascular compression. Myofascial release treatments and stretching exercises may be only partially or temporarily successful unless all related components of somatic dysfunction, including craniosacral mechanisms, are addressed. Structural and postural abnormalities in the frontal plane, as with a short leg, and in the sagittal plane, such as lumbopelvic imbalances, as well as neural involvement all contribute to thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms. Once segmental restrictions are treated and symptoms diminish, postural correction and strengthening exercises may be initiated. Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment of the local, regional, and remote structural problems is necessary for optimal treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome and the maintenance of a symptom-free status.

Letter to the Editor:
(February 1st, 1992)
By: Dr. John Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger responds to letters published in 1985 apparently that refute the validity of the craniosacral system and the effectiveness of the therapy. He explains how he came to verify first-hand the movement of the cranial bones and the subsequent research at Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Upledger also explains why the 10-Step Protocol was developed and the concept of the ‘Energy Cyst’. He concludes with the belief that “Physical Therapists and “hands on” clinicians must learn to trust that the perceptions received through our hands are valid, accurate and reliable.”

Changes in elongation of falx cerebri during craniosacral therapy techniques applied on the skull of an embalmed cadaver
(January 10th, 1992)
By: Kostopoulos DC, Keramidas G
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract Craniosacral therapy supports that light forces applied to the skull may be transmitted to the dura membrane having a therapeutic effect to the cranial system.

Changes in Magnitude of Relative Elongation of Falx Cerebri During the Application of External Forces on the Frontal Bone of an Embalmed Cadaver
(March 31st, 1991)
By: Dimitrios Kostopoulos, MA, RPT and George Keramidas, MS (Special to Forum)
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article offers validation to the scientific basis of CranioSacral Therapy. The outcome of the research and measurements of the relative elongation of the falx cerebri with external forces on the frontal bone of an embalmed cadaver present evidence in opposition to the belief that cranial sutures are solidly fused and immobile in adulthood

Toward An Understanding of Craniosacral Therapy
(March 31st, 1991)
By: Steve Heinrich, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article offers an example of a patient that, through CranioSacral Therapy, experienced significant almost immediate relief of pain and problems with memory and concentration years after a motor vehicle accident. The author also discusses the controversy concerning the efficacy of the work and the hope that with more research and scientific validation will come understanding and more utilization of CranioSacral Therapy.

Bodymind and Soul II: Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release
(March 1st, 1991)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article reviews 4 books; 3 authored by Dr. John Upledger and 1 by John Barnes, and relate them to a development of a new language and a new view of man started with the work of Freud. The article expounds on CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial release and how it relates to what Freud can to call repression. The author concludes that the books of Dr. Upledger and John Barnes are a very worthwhile read, and that these “four books, of the greatest clinical, intellectual and humanistic value, are the most recent work of men whose minds might change the world.”

The Role of PT in Craniofacial Pain Disorders: An Adjunct to Dental Pain Management
(January 1st, 1991)
By: Steve Heinrich, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article reviews the role of myofascial and craniosacral dysfunction, as well as the function of posture, tension, and stress in the development of syndromes such as dental pain.

Ross McNamara&#39;s Story
(September 10th, 1990)
By: Douglas McNamara
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article relates the story of Ross McNamara and his family’s journey as they search for relief for Ross’s neurological problems and discover the Upledger Institute’s Brain & Spinal Cord Program. The article begins with a letter to Ross’s Pediatric Neurologist requesting him to be open minded as they present Ross’s story in hopes that he will discover the amazing results that CranioSacral Therapy had on Ross’s condition. It also includes explanation of the fundraisers and all that the family went through to collect the necessary funds for the trip to Florida and their time at the Brain & Spinal Cord Center.

BODY WATCH: The Importance of Dialogue and Myofascial Unwinding in Creating a Safe Place to Heal
(January 15th, 1990)
By: Steve Heinrich, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

<p>In this article the author explains how Myofascial Unwinding or SomatoEmotional Release(SER)can be used in physical therapy practice to create a safe place for effective healing. He explains how in giving answers to clients will not work, whereas self generated ones often will. Realizing that therapists often shy away from using techniques such as SER out of fear, he makes a call for courage and strong determination to make wellness the goal in the physical therapy profession.</p>

Manual Therapy: Rediscovering an Ancient Healing Art
(August 1st, 1989)
By: Barbara Cohn
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article explains the roots of manual therapy, gives a general description of the myriad types of manual therapy including CranioSacral Therapy.

Energy Cyst
(July 1st, 1989)
By: Dr. John Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

In Dr. Upledger&#39;s article he explains the concept of what he calls Energy Cysts. He also discusses how to utilize this concept in Whole Body Diagnosis and how techniques releasing the energy cysts from the body can be used in a clinical practice.

Learning to Let Go
(June 19th, 1989)
By: Steve Heinrich, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses the role of SomatoEmotional Release in a clinic setting.

Palpation of CranioSacral Motion
(May 1st, 1989)
By: Don Cohen, DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article is the 3nd of a 3 part series on CranioSacral Therapy (CST). In pages 7-9 of the article, Dr. Cohen explains in detail the palpation of the CS motion and how it is done. Topics include; listening stations, palpation of the rhythms and briefly how the practice is accomplished.

Hands-On Treatment Improves Chronic Low Back Pain, Reduces Medication Use
(April 23rd, 1989)
By: Science News
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

This article discusses a study conducted at UNT Health Sciences Center where 455 adults were treated for their chronic low-back pain. Ultrasound therapy was used on one group and Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques (OMT) was used to treat the other group. Results showed that nearly 2/3 had a least a 30% reduction in their pain level, and 1/2 had a 50% reduction in pain level. These results, coupled with the fact that OMT has few side effects compared with other common treatments is strong evidence for the promotion of this therapy for chronic low-back pain.

The Nature of Palpation
(March 31st, 1989)
By: Don Cohen, DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article is the 2nd of a 3 part series on CranioSacral Therapy (CST). In pages 4-6 of the article, Dr. Cohen explains the nature of palpation as well as how and why it is vital the CST work.

CranioSacral Rhythmic Impulse
(March 1st, 1989)
By: Don Cohen, DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

Chiropractor Don Cohen explains the intricacies of the CranioSacral System (CST). Namely the fluid model of the CSF, the physiological motion (motility) of the CST, Cranial flexion and extension, and the sutures or joints of the skull that allow the motion of flexion and extension.

Fall was physicalization of mental state
(January 16th, 1989)
By: Sandy Cullen
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article is a brief interview of playwright, John Arndt. He describes his fall from a tree a &#39;physicalization of a mental state.&#39; After being told that his fall had made him permanently paralyzed he sought treatment at the Upledger Institute clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He states that his experience there changed him "mentally, spiritually, as well as physically.

CranioSacral Therapy: Who Shall Do It?
(January 1st, 1989)
By: Dr. John Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger explains that during his research with CranioSacral Therapy he developed a "10 Step Protocol" as a &#39;cook book&#39; method of CST so that it could be easily taught to non-physician therapist to meet the evident need of patients that would benefit greatly from CST.

The Therapeutic Value of the CranioSacral System
(December 1st, 1988)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this excerpt from the book titled CranioSacral Therapy by Upledger and Vredevoogd, CranioSacral Therapy&#39;s (CST) value in a therapeutic practice is described. Also explained is how it is done, and the origins of the technique.

Cranial and Structural Evaluation of Newborns
(April 28th, 1987)
By: Catherine M. Kimball, DO
Curriculum/s: CST,

A study was conducted at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital where all infants born receive a routine cranial and structural evaluation and treatment. A review of 54 newborns was conducted and the findings presented. Subjectively the infants all seem to be very conted following treatment and many appear to be less fussy, suck better and show overall improvements in breathing and color.

CranioSacral Therapy and the Upledger Institute Czech and Slovak Republic
(February 15th, 1987)
By: Helena Touskova and Petra Bihary
Curriculum/s: CST,

An article about CranioSacral Therapy and the Upledger Institute Czech and Slovak Republic. The article is by Helena Touskova (our Czech and Slovak Republic Affiliate) and an Upledger CST student - Petra Bihary

The craniosacral mechanism and the temporomandibular joint
(August 1st, 1986)
By: STEPHEN D. BLOOD, DD., FAAO Alexandria, Virginia
Curriculum/s: CST,

A review of the extensive work by dentists Fonder and Smith to resolve temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome shows awareness of the unity of the body and the effect of TMJ dysfunction on all body systems. However, the role of the craniosacral mechanism has not been appreciated sufficiently. Results of a retrospective study of 130 TMJ patients evaluated for craniosacral dysfunction over a 9-year-period are reported. More than 57 percent of the patients had a history of trauma. The number of upper cervical restrictions was also impressive. A viscerosomatic reflex is postulated as a mechanism for the association of cervical and cranial restrictions and TMJ dysfunction. Osteopathic cranial treatment will assist resolution of TMJ symptoms and improve results with the dental splint. The benefits of a team approach by dentists and physicians are discussed

A Thermographic View of Autism
(August 1st, 1983)
By: John E. Upledger, DO
Curriculum/s: CST,

At a center for autism, 26 children and 2 teachers were studied by thermography. Many unexplained findings, and the questions they raised were discussed. Vasoconstriction and vasodilation of the fingers were observed in response to the application of craniosacral therapy.

A study of the rhythmic motions of the living cranium
(May 1st, 1971)
By: Viola Frymann, DO, FAAO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This paper is intended to present the results of exploration of these three questions regarding an inherent motility of the cranium. Does such a motion really occur? Can it be mechanically recorded? If it exists, what is its relation to known physiologic functions? With regard to the first question, as to the existence of such a rhythmic motion, slower than and different from the thoracic respiratory rhythm, within the living cranium, those trained in skillful palpation of the human body have claimed for nearly 30 years that such inherent motility is detectable. The validity of the palpatory findings of persons with trained hands is, however, subject to question by those who lack such palpatory skill. The doubt is due primarily to the plausible hypothesis that the sense of touch will experience systematic tactile illusions when subjected to small cyclic motions.

Childhood Behavior Problems
(September 1st, 1982)
By: John E. Upledger, DO
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author has spent approximately six months of each of three consecutive years searching for etiologic factors at the Genessee Intermediate School District Center for Autism in Flint, Michigan. The investigation has involved physical examinations of all the children. Hair analysis and blood electrophoretic studies have been done on a large portion of the group under study. The effects of various therapeutic modalities and of changes in the physical environment upon behavior are reported in overview. In this article the results of the analysis for the mineral content of hair for a sample of forty-one children are reviewed in depth.

Description of fifty diagnostic tests used with osteopathic manipulation
(January 1st, 1982)
By: Uri Dinar, PhD; Myron C. Beal, DO FAAO; John P. Goodrich, DO FAAO; William L. Johnston, DO FAAO; Zvi Karni, PhD; Fred L. Mitchell Jr., DO FAAO; John E. Upledger, DO FAAO; David G. McConnell, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

A study conducted by Dr. John Upledger, Zvi Karni and colleagues, wherein styles and methods of ostepathic evaluation are compared.

Trace mineral hair analysis in autistic children
(December 1st, 1980)
By: K. Henderson, Sr.A. Brooks, A. Raynesford, J. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

A study was conducted utilizing hair analysis for a goup of autistic children to determine if any physiological disturbances were contributing to the emotional and development problems.

Examination of the Cranial Rhythm in Long-Standing Coma and Chronic Neurologic Cases
(April 1st, 1980)
By: Karni, Upledger, Mizrahi, Heller, Becker, Najenson
Curriculum/s: CST,

This report details the results of cranial examinations performed by Dr. Upledger on coma patients in the intensive care units of the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Ra&#39;anana, Israel

Age-related changes in human cranial sutures
(September 3rd, 1979)
By: ERNEST RETZLAFF, PH.D. JOHN UPLEDGER, D.O. FRED L. MITCHELL, D.O. JANE WALSH, B.S. JON VREDEVOODG, MFA Michigan State University—College of Osteopathic Medicine East Lansing, Michigan
Curriculum/s:

Age-related changes in human cranial sutures Abstract: The Twenty-Third National Osteopathic Research Conference was held on March 15-17, 1979, at the Holiday Inn, Chicago City Center. Part 2 of the Proceedings appeared in the September JAOA. Publication will continue in the October JAOA. Author: Retzlaff, Ernest; Upledger, John; Mitchell, Fred L.; Walsh, Jane; Vredevoodg, Jon Date: 1979 Publisher: American Osteopathic Association; Chicago Relation: JAOA Vol. 79, no.1 (September1979) p. 60/114-61/115

Mechano electric patterns during craniosacral osteopathic diagnosis and treatment
(July 2nd, 1979)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, FAAO
Curriculum/s: CST,

Cranial osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment is associated with palpatory sensations perceived by the cranially oriented osteopathic physician at various locations on the patient&#39;s body. The nature of these palpatory sensations and ranges from smooth, regular, and rhythmic to quick, jerky and/or irregular motion. A study of mechano-electric measurements performed on patients in an inactive state of the body shows that distinct strain gauge, electrocardiography, electromyography, and integrated-electromyography, patterns correspond with each one of the palpatory sensations. This correlation far exceeds random probability.

Mechano-electric patterns during craniosacral osteopathic diagnosis and treatment
(July 1st, 1979)
By: John E. Upledger, DO FAAO; Zvi Karni, PhD D.Sc.
Curriculum/s: CST,

This study showed that the craniosacral motion reported by the palpation of a trained practitioner directly correlated with the mechano-electric changes in patterns recorded from other locations in a patient&#39;s body, far exceeding random probability.

MSU Autism Studies
(April 8th, 1979)
By: John Upledger, DO, FAAO
Curriculum/s: CST,

A description of the studies conducted at Michigan State University using CranioSacral Therapy techniques with autistic and learning disabled children is offered

MSU Autism Studies
(April 8th, 1979)
By: Retzlaff
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article describes several studies conducted by Ernest Retzlaff, PhD and John Upledger,DO,FAAO at Michigan State University&#39;s College of Osteopathic Medicine. These studies studied some possible keys to learning disabilities, behavioral problems and autism.

Letter to Editor against CS Findings in Children Research and JEU response
(February 1st, 1979)
By: John E. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this letter to the editor, Dr. John E Upledger responds to the srticle by Dr. Northup: "The relationship of craniosacral examination findings in grade school children with developmental problems" (JAOA 77:760-76, June 1978) by John E. Upledger failed to meet the normal standards of research design necessary to a scientific paper.

The relationship of craniosacral examination findings in grade school children with developmental problems
(June 1st, 1978)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, FAAO
Curriculum/s: CST,

The conclusion of this article: 1. The use of standardized quantifiable craniosacral motion examination represents a practical approach to the study of relationships between craniosacral motion restrictions and a variety of health problems which may or may not be related to the central nervous function. 2. In general, the accuracy of school authorities&#39; opinions which classify children as "normal" or "not normal" are supported by these data points. 3. The probabilities calculated support the existence of a positive relationship between elevated total craniosacral motion restriction scores and classification of "not normal," "behavioral problems," and "learning disabled" by school authorities, and motor coordination problems, as diagnosed by the MSU Motor Coordination Clinic. 4. There is a positive relationship between an elevated total craniosacral motion restriction score and a history of an obstetrically complicated delivery. 5. The total quantitative craniosacral motion restriction score is most positively related to those children presenting with multiple problems.

The reproducibility of craniosacral examination findingsa statistical analysis
(August 1st, 1977)
By: Upledger, John E.
Curriculum/s: CST,

The reproducibility of craniosacral examination findings - a statistical analysis Abstract: A statistical analysis of the data derived from 50 craniosacral examinations on 25 preschool children is presented. These data would seem to support the reliability and reproducibility of the examination findings when the examinations are performed by skilled examiners. During all 50 examinations, the rate of the cranial rhythmical impulse (CRI) was counted and compared with the pulse and respiratory rates of both the subject and the examiner. The results of this comparison would tend to help establish the CRI as an independent physiologic rhythm. A single-blind protocol was employed. All reasonable precautions were taken to control variables. Author: Upledger, John E. Date: 1977 Publisher: American Osteopathic Association; Chicago Relation: JAOA Vol. 76, no.12 (August1977) p. 890/67-899/76

Bioelectric Phenomena in Relation to Neural Function
(December 1st, 1976)
By: Roppel and Upledger
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationT,

Briefly describes the hypothesis deducted from the attempts to develop " a unifying view in which a number of bioelectric manifestations may be understood as expressions of more fundamental processes," thus leading to a practical explanation of the mode of action of peripheral-stimulation therapies.

Applications of Lymph Drainage Therapy For Dental Surgery and Mercury Toxicity
(April 18th, 1976)
By: Arlene Garcia, LMT
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Arlene Garcia, LMT presents a case study using LDT to help a woman with severe swelling, bruising and severe jaw and ear pain due to complications from dental surgery and mercury toxicity. With 3 LDT treatments the face and pain was reported to be 90% better and bruising was eliminated.

Histological techniques for cranial bone studies
(February 2nd, 1976)
By: JOHN P. POPEVEC, D. o. THOMAS P. BIGGERT, B.A. ERNEST W. RETZLAFF, PH.D. Department of Biomechanics Michigan State University—College of Osteopathic Medicine East Lansing, Michigan
Curriculum/s: CST,

Proceedings: histological techniques for cranial bone studies Author: Popevec JP; Biggert TP; Retzlaff EW; Department of Biomechanics, Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan, USA Subject(s): Animal; Haplorhini; Saimiri; Skull; Staining Journal Info: JAOA: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association v. 75, pt. 6 (1976 Feb), p. 606-607; J Am Osteopath Assoc; JAOA

How to Make Friends with Your Reptilian Brain
(January 31st, 2017)
By: Edwina Shaw
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This article talks about the reptilian brain and how to tame it.

Applications of Craniosacral Therapy for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
(January 26th, 2017)
By: Eloise Stager, BA, LMT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Eloise Stager, BA, LMT, CST talks about what Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is and how CranioSacral Therapy can help.

7 Huge Benefits of An Undisturbed First Hour After Birth
(January 16th, 2017)
By: CureJoy Editorial
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

The way your baby is cared for and nurtured immediately after birth significantly impacts their transition from the womb to life outside.

In a culture that commonly separates mothers and babies for routine procedures such as cleaning, weighing and measuring, most babies are missing that critical time of being skin to skin with their mothers, which has short and long term consequences for all.

This article talks about the first hour should be focused on baby’s first breastfeed and mother-baby and family bonding. Unless mother or baby is in need of medical assistance, hospital protocols should support this time of new beginnings for both vaginal and caesarean births.


15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings
(January 14th, 2017)
By: The Power of Ideas
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. This article provides you 15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings.


The mesentery: A &#39;new&#39; organ you didn&#39;t know you had
(January 5th, 2017)
By: Ashley Strickland
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, CST,

The research of Dr. J. Calvin Coffey, foundation chair of surgery at the University of Limerick, is reclassifying this part of the digestive system as a contiguous organ. In a new study, Coffey has established the anatomy and structure of the mesentery, using images and compiling research to show that the organ&#39;s continuity can be seen only when it&#39;s exposed in a certain way. The article talks about What the mesentery does and why it has been misunderstood.

Gut Decision: Scientists Identify New Organ in Humans
(January 3rd, 2017)
By: Sara G. Miller
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Dr. J. Calvin Coffey, a professor of surgery at the University of Limerick in Ireland, has concluded that the mesentery, which is a membrane found in the gut, is its own organ. The mesentery connects the small and large intestines

Missing Link Between Gut and Brain Discovered With Big Implications for Disease
(December 19th, 2016)
By: University of Virginia
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Researchers have identified immune cells in the membranes around the brain that could be a ‘missing link’ in the gut-brain axis. The immune cells also appear to have a positive impact on recovery following spinal cord injury.

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Helps You Heal
(December 4th, 2016)
By: Conscious Reminder
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Healing from the Core,

This article talks about positive body talk for healing.


In NFL Players, Brain Inflammation May Persist Years After Head Trauma
(December 2nd, 2016)
By: Alzforum.org
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Research has shown that sports-related head injuries lead to future amyloid and tau pathology, as well as a higher risk of dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and these ensuing problems is unclear. Could inflammation play a role? Scientists led by Martin Pomper, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, report online in the November 28 JAMA Neurology that NFL players’ brains are replete with activated glial cells even without obvious neuropsychiatric problems. This finding suggests that neuroinflammation could be a marker for problems down the road.

Scientists discover neuron-producing stem cells in the membranes covering the brain
(November 28th, 2016)
By: VIB - Flanders Institute for Biotechnology
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

In a cross-domain study researchers discovered unexpected cells in the meninges. These &#39;neural progenitors&#39; (stem cells that differentiate into different kinds of neurons) are produced during embryonic development.

The sacral autonomic outflow is sympathetic
(November 18th, 2016)
By: I. Espinosa-Medina O. Saha, F. Boismorea
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

A kinship between cranial and pelvic visceral nerves of vertebrates has been accepted for a century. Accordingly, sacral preganglionic neurons are considered parasympathetic, as are their targets in the pelvic ganglia that prominently control rectal, bladder, and genital functions. Here, we uncover 15 phenotypic and ontogenetic features that distinguish pre- and postganglionic neurons of the cranial parasympathetic outflow from those of the thoracolumbar sympathetic outflow in mice. By every single one, the sacral outflow is indistinguishable from the thoracolumbar outflow. Thus, the parasympathetic nervous system receives input from cranial nerves exclusively and the sympathetic nervous system from spinal nerves, thoracic to sacral inclusively. This simplified, bipartite architecture offers a new framework to understand pelvic neurophysiology as well as development and evolution of the autonomic nervous system.

Having my head rubbed like a baby cured my stress: After her father died and she lost her job at a glossy magazine all in the same year, one woman tries craniosacral therapy
(November 16th, 2016)
By: Niki Browes
Curriculum/s: CST,

Niki Browes writes in the The Daily Mail News about her continual low-level anxiety — which manifested in tense head and neck aches even painkillers couldn’t help — that made her decide something needed to be done to make her to feel like herself again. She said “A friend mentioned she’d been having craniosacral therapy — George Clooney was an advocate! — and found it restorative, even healing.” This is her story.

Study reveals role of spleen in prolonged anxiety after stress
(November 13th, 2016)
By: Provided by The Ohio State University
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

In this study, the trio of scientists determined that the immune cell changes persisted for almost a month after the mice experienced the stress.

Study reveals role of spleen in prolonged anxiety after stress
(November 13th, 2016)
By: Provided by The Ohio State University
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

In this study, the trio of scientists determined that the immune cell changes persisted for almost a month after the mice experienced the stress.

What Veterans Want You To Know About PTSD
(November 11th, 2016)
By: Carolyn Gregoire
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Here are five things vets wish others knew about PTSD.

Pain is not just a matter of nerves
(November 10th, 2016)
By: Medical University of Vienna
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

The sensation of pain occurs when neural pathways conduct excitation generated by tissue damage to the spinal cord, where the nociceptive information is extensively preprocessed. From there, the information is transmitted to the human brain, where the sensation of "pain" is finally created. This is the general belief. However, researchers have now discovered that pain is not just a matter of nerves but that non-neuronal cells, the glial cells, are also involved in clinically relevant pain models and their activation is sufficient to amplify pain.

How can visceral manipulation help my massage clients?
(November 7th, 2016)
By: GAIL WETZLER, P.T., D.P.T., E.D.O., B.I.-D., RESPONDS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

Gail talks about Visceral Manipulation, history and the curriculum.

How can visceral manipulation help my massage clients?
(November 7th, 2016)
By: GAIL WETZLER, P.T., D.P.T., E.D.O., B.I.-D., RESPONDS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

Gail talks about Visceral Manipulation, history and the curriculum.

Brain changes seen in youth football players without concussion
(October 24th, 2016)
By: Radiological Society of North America
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Researchers have found measurable brain changes in children after a single season of playing youth football, even without a concussion diagnosis, according to a new study.

Cross Bite Resulting from Abnormal Foot Pronation
(October 20th, 2016)
By: Athlepedia
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Frontal Plane Distortion of the Maxilla (Cross Bite) Resulting from Abnormal Pronation (Pure Ascending Postural Distortional Pattern) http://athletics.wikia.com/wiki/Cross_Bite_Resulting_from_Abnormal_Foot_Pronation

The Symbiotic Partnership of Dentistry And Craniosacral
(October 17th, 2016)
By: Benjamin Shield, Ph.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article will explore the symbiotic partnership between the dental profession and craniosacral therapy. With the simple integration of craniosacral techniques, the dental professional will significantly enhance the effectiveness of existing modalities, increase the economic return in their practice, and benefit from greater patient satisfaction. The goal is to better serve our patients. In addition to enhanced dental care, CST offers the dental professional the ability to solve many instances of craniocervical pain and dysfunction. The dental professional is in an unique position to correct underlying anatomical and functional dysfunction that may have been unseen or mistreated by other professionals.

Osteopatia trzewna według autorskiej metody Jean-Pierre Barrala
(October 14th, 2016)
By: Mariusz Kurkowski , Adam Polański
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Article about Jean-Pierre Barral, Visceral Manipulation and the Barral Institute.

Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases: study
(October 8th, 2016)
By: Relaxnews
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer&#39;s and Parkinson&#39;s originate in the gut? New research from the U.S., published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats.

Science Finally Confirms That People Absorb Energy From Others
(September 28th, 2016)
By: Simplecapacity.com
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of bioenergy eventually providing the evidence to show that people draw energy from others in much the same way. THE ARTICLE GIVES YOU FIVE ENERGY TOOLS TO USE TO CLEAR YOUR SPACE AND PREVENT ENERGY DRAINS WHILE RELEASING PEOPLE’S ENERGY.

How Neurons Talk to Each Other
(September 24th, 2016)
By: Max Planck Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Summary: A new paper offers an overview as to how neurons ‘communicate’ with one another. Neurons are connected to each other through synapses, sites where signals are transmitted in the form of chemical messengers. Reinhard Jahn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, has investigated precisely how the process works.

Fight-or-flight chemical prepares cells to shift the brain from subdued to alert state
(September 21st, 2016)
By: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Brain cells, called astrocytes because of their star-shaped appearance, can monitor and respond to nearby neural activity, but only after being activated by the fight-or-flight chemical norepinephrine. Because astrocytes can alter the activity of neurons, the findings suggest that astrocytes may help control the brain’s ability to focus.

Brain function: First look at how astrocytes function in humans
(September 21st, 2016)
By: Cell Press
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Pretty much everything happening in the brain would fail without astrocytes. These star-shaped glia cells are known to have a critical role in synapse creation, nervous tissue repair, and the formation of the blood-brain barrier. But while we have decades of data in mice about these nervous system support cells, how relevant those experiments are to human biology (and the success of potential therapies) has been an open question.

The Mystery and Magic of Glia: A Perspective on Their Roles in Health and Disease
(September 21st, 2016)
By: Ben A. Barres
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

In this article, Ben Barres reviews recent evidence that glial cells are critical participants in every major aspect of brain development, function, and disease. Far more active than once thought, glial cells powerfully control synapse formation, function, and blood flow. They secrete many substances whose roles are not understood, and they are central players in CNS injury and disease. I argue that until the roles of nonneuronal cells are more fully understood and considered, neurobiology as a whole will progress only slowly.

Preliminary Reflections on the Adaptation of one form of Osteopathic palpation to Acupuncture
(September 5th, 2016)
By: Daniel Bensky, D.O.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Fondateur du Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine The goal of this brief article is to accomplish two simple things. First, introduce a type of palpation adapted from the osteopathic world to serve the practice of acupuncture. While simple and easy to practice, it does take some time to become proficient at this technique. After practicing it for over ten years, I believe I have achieved a modicum of proficiency; enough in any case to present it to the audience of the NAJOM which is well versed in various palpatory techniques. After a brief description of the background to this technique and going over how to practice it, I would like to both talk about some clinical ramifications and use some of my findings utilizing it to look at some of meridian therapy&#39;s basic assumptions from a slightly different perspective

New Craniosacral Therapy Research—This Duck Doesn’t Quack Anymore
(August 30th, 2016)
By: Chris Centeno, M.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Chris Centeno, M.D. is a specialist in regenerative medicine, wrote this article supporting CST. CranioSacral Therapy shown to be effective for neck pain in new high level study. Even I, who have become more and more open to alternative therapies, need to give a hat tip to the CST practitioners, as I also couldn’t get my head completely wrapped around this one. So the next time one of my patients tells me about the relief he or she gets with CST, I’ll be sure to swallow some pride and say, “Wow, that’s awesome!” -Chris Centeno, M.D

New Players in the Obesity Puzzle: The Brain’s Glial Cells
(August 19th, 2016)
By: Diana Kwon
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Discoveries about the roles they play in appetite and metabolism could unlock new strategies against obesity Despite major advances in understanding how neurons control the body’s metabolic processes, scientists are still far from finding a cure for obesity, which has reached pandemic levels in many countries. Researchers investigating glia hope that focusing on these long-overlooked cells will provide some much-needed advances.

How to Hold Space for Yourself
(August 5th, 2016)
By: Azriel ReShel
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Healing from the Core, Zero Balancing,

We all need to hold space for ourselves if we are going to be able to live life in a healthy and balanced way. This article gives you 9 Vital keys to holding space for yourself.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Signals Control the Behavior of Stem Cells in the Brain
(July 21st, 2016)
By: University of Basel
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST,

The choroid plexus, a largely ignored structure in the brain that produces the cerebrospinal fluid, is an important regulator of adult neural stem cells, research indicates. The study also shows that signals secreted by the choroid plexus dynamically change during aging which affects aged stem cell behavior.

Amazing new brain imaging technique shows synaptic density
(July 20th, 2016)
By: KEVIN LORIA
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer&#39;s, and autism transform our brains

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain
(July 20th, 2016)
By: Amy Ellis Nutt
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

In a study online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of distinct areas known in the human cortex, from 83 to 180. This new map of the brain combines data from four different imaging technologies to essentially bring high-definition to brain scanning for the first time. The immediate implications, say those familiar with the results, include the possibility of identifying biological markers for a host of neurological diseases and mental illnesses, and the new knowledge may aid neurosurgeons who need to know exactly what sort of tissue they are operating on.

Scoliosis Traced to Problems in Spinal Fluid Flow
(July 18th, 2016)
By: Dr. Francis Collins
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article talks about experiments show, for the first time, that mutation of a gene associated with spinal curvature in both zebrafish and humans has its effect by altering the function of the tiny hair-like projections, known as cilia, that line the spinal cord. Without the cilia’s normal, beating movements, the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord doesn’t flow properly, and zebrafish develop abnormal spinal curves that look much like those seen in kids with scoliosis. However, when the researchers used genetic engineering to correct such mutations and thereby restore normal cilia function and flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), the zebrafish did not develop spinal curvature.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation
(July 6th, 2016)
By: Christopher Bergland
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Inflammatory responses play a central role in the development and persistence of many diseases and can lead to debilitating chronic pain. This article talks about Vagus Nerve Stimulation gives healthcare providers a potentially more effective way to improve the lives of people suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases.

Resiliency Building Skills to Practice for Trauma Recovery
(June 30th, 2016)
By: Heidi Hanson
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Much of trauma healing is helping the nervous system become more “resilient.” Rather than spend a few hours or even days drowning in a state of terror, tension and nervousness after getting triggered, doing one or more of these exercises can help the nervous system shift into a different state sooner. This article has activities and exercises that will help the nervous system to be more flexible and rebound from activation sooner.

Manual Therapies Promote Continence and Mobility in a Patient with Cerebellar Agenesis
(June 13th, 2016)
By: Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Objective: Present single case study of a 26 year old female with congenital agenesis of cerebellum and other congenital malformations who achieved fecal continence and measurable mobility improvements following a prolonged series of craniosacral therapy. Design: Retrospective review of data based on several interviews with the patient’s mother, her primary caregiver and review of the medical record. Results: Craniosacral Therapy over the course of 4 years contributed to unexpected attainment of fecal continence as well as other areas of functional improvements. The patient was 22 years of age at the time this therapy series began and had life-long neurogenic bowel and bladder dysfunction. Gains were indirectly achieved. Treatment had been initiated to address chronic pain from an older spinal surgery and sessions continued long term for health and wellness. Mobility improvements beyond pre-surgery status and fecal continence were a surprise to all parties involved. Conclusion: Clinical significance of these outcomes stimulates curiosity as to the actual type of stimulation CST actually provides to the central nervous system and its effect upon neuroplasticity.

What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?
(June 10th, 2016)
By: ROBERT F. WORTH
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain. The scarring from a blast is different from concussion

Characterisation of interface astroglial scarring in the human brain after blast exposure: a post-mortem case series
(June 9th, 2016)
By: Sharon Baughman Shively, MD, Robert V Jones, MD James P Kelly, MD Regina C Armstrong, PhD Daniel P Perl, MD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

In this post-mortem case series, we investigated several features of traumatic brain injuries, using clinical histopathology techniques and markers, in brain specimens from male military service members with chronic blast exposures and from those who had died shortly after severe blast exposures. We then compared these results with those from brain specimens from male civilian (ie, non-military) cases with no history of blast exposure, including cases with and without chronic impact traumatic brain injuries and cases with chronic exposure to opiates, and analysed the limited associated clinical histories of all cases. Brain specimens had been archived in tissue banks in the USA.

Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington&#39;s disease
(June 7th, 2016)
By: University of Rochester Medical Center
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Researchers have successfully reduced the symptoms and slowed the progression of Huntington&#39;s disease in mice using healthy human brain cells. The findings could ultimately point to a new method to treat the disease

The use of CranioSacral therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Benefits from the viewpoints of parents, clients, and therapists
(June 6th, 2016)
By: Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST, Jane Kerr, MSc, Bsc, MSCP, HCP, Lorraine Porter, BSc
Curriculum/s: CST,

The objectives of this preliminary study were to explore: the use of CranioSacral Therapy for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the demographics of participants, and the retrospective interpretation of reported changes related to the intervention. Participants included therapists, parents, and clients.

Talking sense: What sensory processing disorder says about Autism
(June 1st, 2016)
By: SARAH DEWEERDT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Some children are highly sensitive to sound, sight or touch, whereas others seem almost numb. This article explores the differences and may offer insights into autism.

Clearing the Fog: Craniosacral Therapy Aims to Ease Dementia
(June 1st, 2016)
By: Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

An interview with Michael Morgan about applying CranioSacral techniques to the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important to Our Brains Than We Think
(May 27th, 2016)
By: Rebecca Beris
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

This article talks about regenerated brain cells may be just a matter of silence. According to the attention restoration theory when you are in an environment with lower levels of sensory input the brain can ‘recover’ some of its cognitive abilities. In silence the brain is able to let down its sensory guard and restore some of what has been ‘lost’ through excess noise.

The empty brain
(May 18th, 2016)
By: Robert Epstein
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

An interesting essay by a psychologist Robert Epstein. Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer Epstein tackles the miseries that afflict any effort to understand the brain and its function when we think and speak in terms of the metaphor of the brain as some sort of computer.

DETOXING FOR BRAIN HEALTH – NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS: CranioSacral Therapy Improves Glymphatic Cleansing of Brain Tissue
(May 16th, 2016)
By: Carolyn Simon
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article talks about how craniosacral therapy improves glymphatic cleansing of the brain tissue and effectively promotes brain health by invigorating this active fluid cleansing system.

Cells carry &#39;memory&#39; of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists
(May 12th, 2016)
By: Medicine & Health
Curriculum/s: CST,

A new study from King&#39;s College London offers clues as to why chronic pain can persist, even when the injury that caused it has gone. Although still in its infancy, this research could explain how small and seemingly innocuous injuries leave molecular &#39;footprints&#39; which add up to more lasting damage, and ultimately chronic pain.

Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button—Here&#39;s How To Use It
(May 11th, 2016)
By: JUDAH POLLACK AND OLIVIA FOX CABANE
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This article talks about the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.

INSPIRE: Barbara Huntress Tresness
(May 2nd, 2016)
By: Lorna Oppedisano
Curriculum/s: CST,

Baraba Huntress shares her journey with her son. “And the only thing I’d done differently was the dolphin therapy with Upledger. So I knew then that there was something really magical about this,” she said. She continued on her journey with Graham, becoming a licensed massage therapist and learning craniosacral therapy.

The 5 Non-Negotiable Disciplines of a High Achiever
(May 2nd, 2016)
By: Patrick Allmond
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Daily interruptions are inevitable. Acting on a fear of missing out, we allow the beeps, dings and vibrations to interject, to assure us that we’re connected, and subconsciously we tell ourselves that that constant connection has no impact on the amount of work we can accomplish. But, in reality, we’re so bombarded with outside noise, it becomes almost impossible to avoid—and our productivity suffers because of it.

The Gift of Presence, the Perils of Advice
(April 27th, 2016)
By: Parker J. Palme
Curriculum/s: CST,

Palmer talks about his personal experience about giving advice. Don’t give advice, unless someone insists. Instead, be fully present, listen deeply, and ask the kind of questions that give the other a chance to express more ...

Change in the brain: Astrocytes finally getting the recognition they deserve
(April 25th, 2016)
By: RIKEN
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Astrocytes help control the strength of connections between neurons, new research shows. The study used cultured cells and brain slices to show that astrocytes in the hippocampus regulate changes in the brain brought on by neural activity.

Time to Change from a Symptom-based Concussion Assessment to a Structured Physical Examination
(April 23rd, 2016)
By: Willer BS, Leddy JJ
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

This editorial on concussion assessment for this issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. The research is focused on physiological aspects of concussion and mTBI1

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist
(April 20th, 2016)
By: Azriel ReShel
Curriculum/s: CST,

Recently scientists at Seoul National University confirmed the existence of meridians, which they refer to as the “primo-vascular system.” They say that this system is a crucial part of the cardiovascular system. Perhaps now with the scientific proof of meridians, acupuncture will become more widespread for all ailments, along with other great healing modalities based on the energetics of the body, supporting more people to have vibrant health and wellbeing. This article talks about the energy channels, scientific research, the meridian system and how the meridians are related to health.

Active fascial contractility: Fascia may be able to contract in a smooth muscle-like manner and thereby influence musculoskeletal dynamics
(April 18th, 2016)
By: Schleip R, Klingler W, Lehmann-Horn F
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Dense connective tissue sheets, commonly known as fascia, play an important role as force transmitters in human posture and movement regulation. There is some evidence to suggest that fascia may be able to actively contract in a smooth muscle-like manner and consequently influence musculoskeletal dynamics.

Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial
(April 18th, 2016)
By: Heidemarie Haller, MSc, Romy Lauche, PhD, Holger Cramer, PhD, Thomas Rampp, MD, Felix J. Saha, MD, Thomas Ostermann, PhD, and Gustav Dobos, MD
Curriculum/s: CST,

An Abstract Study: With growing evidence for the effectiveness of craniosacral therapy (CST) for pain management, the efficacy of CST remains unclear. This study therefore aimed at investigating CST in comparison with sham treatment in chronic nonspecific neck pain patients.

New role identified for scars at the site of injured spinal cord
(April 7th, 2016)
By: NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

For decades, it was thought that scar-forming cells called astrocytes were responsible for blocking neuronal regrowth across the level of spinal cord injury, but recent findings challenge this idea. According to a new mouse study, astrocyte scars may actually be required for repair and regrowth following spinal cord injury.

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation
(April 5th, 2016)
By: Mo Costandi
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions. The surprising new findings, published today in the journal Translational Psychiatry, provide what is perhaps the strongest evidence yet that gut bacteria can have a direct physical effect on the brain, and suggest that it may one day be possible to treat debilitating demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and even psychiatric disorders, by altering the composition of the gut’s microbial menagerie in some way or another.

Kraniosakralni Terapie
(April 1st, 2016)
By: Helena Touskova
Curriculum/s: CST,

CST and Upledger Institute in a Czech lifestyle magazine

How the brain processes emotions
(March 31st, 2016)
By: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression. A new study reveals how two populations of neurons in the brain contribute to the brain&#39;s inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. Learning how this information is routed and misrouted could shed light on mental illnesses including depression, addiction, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

A Sensitive Subject
(March 28th, 2016)
By: Sonia Fernandez
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

UCSB researchers catalog for the first time patterns of vibration on the skin of the hand that are part of how we sense the world through touch

New Research will Change the Way We Think About Depression. (Finally!)
(March 25th, 2016)
By: Hey Sigmund
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

The researchers found that depression affects the whole body on a cellular level. When we change the way we think about depression – as an illness of the whole body, not just an illness of the mind – we open up new possibilities for treatment. The body can heal and so can the mind.

Sixth Sense: Science begins to Explain How We Sense Electric Fields
(March 24th, 2016)
By: The Mind Unleased
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Scientists are starting to figure out what is going on inside our cells when we sense electrical fields.

Involvement of astrocytes in neurovascular communication
(March 22nd, 2016)
By: M. Nuriya*, H. Hirase
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Abstract: Neuroscientists suggest possible functional roles of astrocytes including astrocytic modulation of the vasculature.

Astrocytes As the Main Players in Primary Degenerative Disorders of the Human Central Nervous System
(March 14th, 2016)
By: Francisco Capani, Cecilia Quarracino, Roberto Caccuri and Roberto E. P. Sica
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Along the last years it has been demonstrated that non-neural cells play a major role in the pathogenesis of the primary degenerative disorders (PDDs) of the human central nervous system. In this mini review they summarize the astrocytic behavior in PDDs, with special consideration to the experimental observations where astrocytic pathology precedes the development of neuronal dysfunction.

The Brain Drain; An Internal Plumbing System Rids the brain of toxic wastes. Sleep is when this cleanup ritual occurs
(March 9th, 2016)
By: Maiken Nedergaard & Steven A. Goldman
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This article talks about: • Where do these wastes go if the brain lacks the elaborate network of lymph vessels that transports wastes outside the nervous system? New research has recently found detritus-carrying passages in the brain that are most active during sleep. • The glymphatic system, as these fluid vessels are known, may become a critical target for the treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer&#39;s or Parkinson&#39;s that result from the buildup of toxic proteins that are not cleared from the brain.

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science
(March 8th, 2016)
By: Jessica Stillman
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, CST,

The article explains how complaining can harm your health.

The Brain&#39;s Waste-Disposal System May Be Enlisted to Treat Alzheimer&#39;s and Other Brain Illnesses | An internal plumbing system rids the brain of toxic wastes. Sleep is when this cleanup ritual occurs
(March 1st, 2016)
By: Maiken Nedergaard, Steven A. Goldman
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Preview of The Brain&#39;s Waste-Disposal System May Be Enlisted to Treat Alzheimer&#39;s and Other Brain Illnesses | An internal plumbing system rids the brain of toxic wastes. Sleep is when this cleanup ritual occurs

New study shows severity of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is related to emotional processing
(February 25th, 2016)
By: Lisa Packer
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST,

Tinnitus, also called ringing in the ears, is sound perceived by the brain that is not present in the environment. A recent study out of the University of Illinois revealed not only that those who have tinnitus process emotional sounds differently than those who do not have tinnitus, but also that among those who have tinnitus, there are significant differences in which regions of the brain are used when processing emotions.

Visceral Manipulation
(February 22nd, 2016)
By: Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Warren Hammer describes Visceral Manipulation based on Jean Pierre Barral’s books

Effect of osteopathic maneuvers in the treatment of asthma: review of literature
(February 22nd, 2016)
By: Rodrigo Medina Vasconcelos Lago; Marco Antônio Figueiredo da Silva Filho; Alan Carlos Nery dos Santos
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Their findings suggest that osteopathic manipulative techniques can be used as non-medicated additional resource in the treatment of patients with asthma. The reviewed studies have identified improving the quality of life, subjective perception of symptoms and reduce the use of drugs.

Atrial Fibrillation, the Stomach and Visceral Manipulation
(February 14th, 2016)
By: Barral Institue.com
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia which results in over 5 million office visits per year and hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations. In 2012 A.J. de Koning, DO, an instructor for the Barral Institute and osteopathic practitioner in Italy, was approached by a renowned Italian cardiologist for treatment due to not being able to stand during long surgeries. The treatment was successful. He invited De Koning to do research with 40 AF patients at his hospital and they observed significant positive changes in patient outcomes. A.J. de Koning is finalizing his research and preparing it for publication.

10 Signs That Your Baby needs CranioSacral Therapy
(February 13th, 2016)
By: Vivien Ray, RCST
Curriculum/s: CST,

10 Signs That Your Baby needs CranioSacral Therapy 1 Baby has difficulty latching onto the breast 2 Baby makes a lot of “slurpy” or clicking noises during feeds 3 Baby has a lot of wind after feeding 4 Breast feeding is uncomfortable or painful for the mother 5 Baby is in pain after feeding, cries or curls up in pain 6 Baby can take one breast but is uncomfortable on the other one. May need the “rugby hold” on one side 7 Baby is unable to sleep or restless when sleeping 8 Baby seems tense and restless, it is difficult to cuddle her/him 9 Baby vomits or brings up some of the feed 10 It seems that your baby is suffering from “tongue tie”

An Overview of Visceral Manipulation
(February 10th, 2016)
By: Barral.com
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Visceral manipulation is organ-specific fascial mobilization, and is based on the premise that free movement within the body is vital, and thus any restriction will adversely affect health. Visceral manipulation treats functional and structural imbalances throughout the body, with an aim to affect musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic dysfunction. The goal of visceral manipulation is to help the body return to normal function and thereby remove compensatory symptoms, whatever their source, leading to improved health and optimal body functioning.

The role of astrocytes in the developing brain
(February 9th, 2016)
By: Laurie Doering and Angela Scot
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

"Astrocytes are brain cells that manufacture the substances that enable and secure proper communication between other brain cells. In the developing brain, astrocytes are extremely important for the organ’s proper growth and function and, as an alteration of communication between brain cells can lead to many of the defects associated with autism, astrocytes have been identified as an interesting topic of focus."

How Can CranioSacral Help
(February 7th, 2016)
By: Barabara Coon
Curriculum/s: CST,

She explains how CST can best be described by sharing a moment from the table during a session with a Parkinson&#39;s client.

The Baby Angel in Maleny
(February 5th, 2016)
By: Gay Liddington
Curriculum/s: CST,

Gay writes about a CranialSacral Therapist that works with newborns.

Role of glia in memory deficits following traumatic brain injury: Biomarkers of glia dysfunction
(February 5th, 2016)
By: Venkata Siva Sai Sujith Sajja, Nora Hlavac and Pamela J. VandeVord
Curriculum/s: CST,

Mini article on the role of glia.

Lip Tie and Tongue Tie and CranioSacral Therapy – OH MY!
(February 1st, 2016)
By: Dr. Jackie Hines
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Jackie Hines talks about Lip or Tongue tie and how CranioSacral Therapy can help.

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal
(February 1st, 2016)
By: Therese Wade, MSc
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Researcher Backster tested human cells for signs of consciousness. He collected white blood cells from human donors, electroded them in a test tube and then recorded the cells’ reactions as the donors experienced different emotional states. He found that spontaneous emotions were necessary in order to elicit an electrical reaction in the cells.

6 WAYS TO INSTANTLY STIMULATE YOUR VAGUS NERVE TO RELIEVE INFLAMMATION, DEPRESSION, MIGRAINES AND MORE
(January 27th, 2016)
By: Shawna Darou
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

The vagus nerve which works through the parasympathetic nervous system, we can greatly influence inflammation and the immune system. The role of the brain on body inflammation can be profound.

Barral Visceral and Neural Manipulation and New Manual Articular Approach
(January 25th, 2016)
By: Barral Institue.com
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

Visceral Manipulation is a modality that assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. Neural Manipulation (NM) examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. New Manual Articular Approach (MAA) is a manual therapy modality that applies a comprehensive approach to the treatment of joints. It integrates all aspects of the joint including the nerve, artery, bone, capsule, and ligaments, as well as visceral and emotional connections.

Do we think in Electrical Waves? A Break Through Discovery
(January 16th, 2016)
By: The Mind Unleased
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST,

Researchers may have just made a breakthrough discovery about how our brains send information. This discovery could both help us better understand how memory works and how information is spread without the use of a direct connection or synapses. Researchers found that information can be transferred in electrical waves throughout the neural tissue without following the traditional synaptic pathways.

Astrogliopathology in neurological, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders
(January 15th, 2016)
By: Verkhratsky A, Parpura V.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Abstract article on Astroglial cells representing a main element in the maintenance of homeostasis and providing defense to the brain.

What If (An article about Upledger and CranioSacral Therapy)
(January 14th, 2016)
By: Brenda Zarth
Curriculum/s: CST,

Upledger states that “by complementing the body’s natural healing processes, Craniosacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. SomatoEmotional Release is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of Craniocacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma.”

Ann Romney, Multiple Sclerosis and Craniosacral Therapy
(January 4th, 2016)
By: Lud Deppisch
Curriculum/s: CST,

Ann Romney, the wife of the presumptive 2012 Republican nominee for president, spoke about her multiple sclerosis (MS) and the treatments she has used to combat it. Some of the therapies she has employed fall under the rubric of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). In addition to acupuncture and reflexology, craniosacral therapy has been helpful to her.

Ann Romney’s Book “In this Together”
(January 4th, 2016)
By: Caroline Howe
Curriculum/s: CST,

Ann Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and mentions in book how she pursued Craniosacral therapy as part of her alternative therapies.

Ann Romney’s Book “In this Together” Article
(December 30th, 2015)
By: Caroline Howe
Curriculum/s: CST,

Caroline Howe</p>Ann Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and mentions in book how she pursued craniosacral therapy as part of her alternative therapies.

Mindful Speech, Using Words Therapeutically
(December 29th, 2015)
By: Robyn Scherr, CMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Language is a potent tool that can be used within our scope of practice as bodyworkers to encourage greater awareness and foster health in our clients. As bodyworkers, we create conditions and provide resources for healthy change to occur. We do this in myriad ways: maintaining a comfortable, peaceful atmosphere; holding a nonjudgmental, witnessing presence; and, of course, using effective hands-on techniques. We also foster our clients’ connection with themselves in body, mind, and spirit, helping them become aware of what it feels like to have their core needs met. Our skillful, well-intentioned touch, our speech can be a resource for our clients. What we say has impact. Skillful use of speech lowers the power differential inherent in all therapeutic relationships and fosters greater autonomy and self-reliance in our clients.

Is Your Pregnancy Missing Craniosacral Therapy
(December 22nd, 2015)
By: Kelly Marie O’Brien Pahman
Curriculum/s: CST,

During pregnancy CST can bring relief to a myriad of issues for several reasons. Because of its ability to help your body release tensions and imbalances it invites your body to be in alignment which enables optimal fetal positioning and can alleviate painful pregnancy complications such as migraines, severe pubic pain, low back pain and sciatic pain. While it would be ideal to receive treatment throughout your entire pregnancy, many women find exceptional benefit from even one treatment finding a great provider and discussing your goals will help you discern what frequency of visits you desire. You can find a care provider near you by checking out the Upledger website.

Not enough YAP means too much deadly inflammation inside the brain
(December 22nd, 2015)
By: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Lack of YAP can disrupt regulation of astrocyte inflammation so "The brake is gone and over-inflammation can occur." This can lead to a break down of the blood-brain barrier, neuroinflammation and possibly hydrocephalus" Inside the brain, a protein called YAP, best known for its ability to help right-size our developing hearts and livers, appears to have the different but equally important task of helping control inflammation.

STUNNING IMAGE SHOWS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE MOTHER-CHILD BOND
(December 21st, 2015)
By: CHAUNIE BRUSIE
Curriculum/s: CST,

Everyone knows that the bond between a mother and her child is a powerful one. “THE WAY WE SPEAK, SING, HOLD, AND PLAY WITH OUR BABIES SHAPES THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF THE BRAIN AS OUR CHILD GROWS.”

Abdominal Visceral Manipulation Prevents and Reduces Peritoneal Adhesions
(December 14th, 2015)
By: Michael A. Seffinger, DO; Amy Jemelka Martin, OMS IV
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

One of the major complications of abdominal surgery is abdominal adhesions, which can negatively impact a patient&#39;s quality of life. Unfortunately, the only intervention currently available is further abdominal surgery—adhesiolysis.1 Diamond et al2 noted, “Adhesions are a major health care burden, and their reduction is a significant unmet need in surgical therapeutics.” Additionally, there are limited options for preventing adhesion formation, and none are consistently reliable.3 However, one relatively unexplored option is visceral manual manipulation. This article explores the efficacy of visceral manipulation in preventing and managing abdominal adhesions

Evaluating and Correcting Sacral Misalignments: A Motion Palpation Approach
(December 11th, 2015)
By: Russ Kalen, DC, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

The movements of the sacrum within the pelvis are complex and often overlooked in chiropractic care. They are difficult to differentiate from other sacroiliac joint problems; however, once the pelvis is aligned, the remaining restrictions of the sacrum and coccyx are more straightforward to assess. The sacrum can be readily evaluated using the craniosacral rhythm (CSR).

The Mindset for Craniosacral Therapy
(December 3rd, 2015)
By: Judah Lyons
Curriculum/s: CST,

The most important tool for therapists practicing cranial work is the cultivation of our state of mind, or what we call the practice of holding stillness. It is a reflective practice by nature. In cranial work we are asked to change our focus to an internal place of quiet, so that the person’s system we are holding feels safe and willing to reveal its story, or history, held within the fluid of the body. Our breath is the bridge to this place of healing power. Naturally, everyone’s mind wanders; however, the more powerfully we can control our thoughts, the more profoundly we can be involved in the therapeutic process with our clients.

The Chronically Depleted Client
(December 1st, 2015)
By: Eric Moya, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy, with its philosophy and core beliefs of a person having the inner resources, or inner wisdom, necessary for healing, as well as a chosen value of using the least amount of influence necessary to get the job done, is a perfect approach to both conceptualize and work with the problem of chronic depletion.

THE EFFECTS OF UPLEDGER CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY ON POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER SYMPTOMATOLOGY IN VIETNAM COMBAT VETERANS
(December 1st, 2015)
By: John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M.; Barry S. Kaplan, M.D.; Russell A. Bourne, Jr., Ph.D., A.B.P.S.; Richard B. Zonderman, Ph.D.
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

The Upledger Institute has provided two week intensive treatment for Vietnam veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as diagnosed by the Veteran&#39;s Affairs (VA) medical division. These patients received psychological evaluation tests at the times of entry and exit into and out of the program. The intensive treatment was about six-seven hours per day for eight full days, with approximately three-four hours on the first and last days of the program. The therapy used was primarily CranioSacral Therapy and its progeny Energy Cyst Release, SomatoEmotional Release and Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue. The results obtained strongly suggest that PTSD may be more successfully treated when the therapy includes corrections of the CranioSacral system, the release of foreign energies and conscious-non-conscious integration.

How to Control Inflammation with Your Brain
(November 30th, 2015)
By: Dr. Shawna Darou, ND
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

In this article the author talks about the power of the vagus nerve. Activating the vagus nerve which works through the parasympathetic nervous system, we can greatly influence inflammation and the immune system. The role of the brain on body inflammation can be profound.

PT Classroom - Hope for the Treatment of Retired Athletes
(November 24th, 2015)
By: Melinda Roland, MA, PT, LAc, OMD, Dipl-Ac, CST-D & Sally Fryer Dietz, PT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Attention to concussions has increased dramatically over the past 10 years, in part due to the media coverage of high profile athletes and the effect of multiple concussions and Post-Concussive Syndrome on long term health. The Upledger Institute, in conjunction with the Ricky Williams Foundation, combined resources with the goal of demonstrating the effect an intensive Upledger based, manual therapy program, might have on retired elite athletes with concussive history. The intensive manual therapy program utilized 3 cutting edge therapies: Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Neural Manipulation, all modalities aimed at facilitating the body’s self healing abilities.

Neuroscientists gain insight into cause of Alzheimer&#39;s symptoms
(November 23rd, 2015)
By: Virginia Tech
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer&#39;s disease.

Gabor Mate: How to Build a Culture of Good Health
(November 16th, 2015)
By: Gabor Mate, M.D.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Physical well-being depends on more than keeping our bodies fit. Emotions and the people who come into our lives matter just as much. This article talks about how health or illness reflects our relationship with the world we inhabit—including all the variables of family, class, gender, race, political status, and the physical ecology of which we are a part.

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you
(November 1st, 2015)
By: Steven Parton
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

This article talks about how your thoughts reshape your brain, and thus are changing a physical construct of reality.

Long-term aerobic exercise prevents age-related brain changes
(October 29th, 2015)
By: PLOS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Numerous studies have correlated the development of Alzheimer&#39;s disease with vascular dysfunction during aging. This study suggests that this dysfunction might be driven by astrocyte dysfunction and/or pericyte loss leading to a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Fact Sheet
(October 27th, 2015)
By: Editor - National Institute Neurological Disorders and Strokes
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article found on the website for National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Strokes gives information on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) ; symptoms, causes, and possible treatment options. The online article can be found at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm

Is the Power to Heal ourselves increasing?
(October 26th, 2015)
By: acob Devaney
Curriculum/s: CST,

The mind, our beliefs, emotions, and lifestyle play a much larger role in our well being than we tend to recognize. While researchers are wondering how to avoid the dreaded monkey-wrench of the placebo effect in testing new drugs, the general public is recognizing that taking charge of ones health doesn’t need to always start with a call to the doctor or a new prescription.

Biologists Discover Bacteria Communicate Like Neurons in the Brain
(October 21st, 2015)
By: University of California - San Diego
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Biologists have discovered that bacteria -- often viewed as lowly, solitary creatures -- are actually quite sophisticated in their social interactions and communicate with one another through similar electrical signaling mechanisms as neurons in the human brain.

A Tongue Restriction Isn&#39;t Always a Tongue Tie
(October 11th, 2015)
By: Carol Smyth, IBCLC
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article looks at the role of bodywork and explain why a tongue restriction isn’t always down to a tight frenulum. There is a before and after photo of the woman&#39;s tongue to illustrate the difference one CST appointment made.

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier
(September 26th, 2015)
By: ERIC BARKER
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Healing from the Core,

UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life. A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

The Very Intelligent Choroid Plexus Epithelial Cell
(September 20th, 2015)
By: Jon Lieff, M.D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

The choroid plexus has many different functions. It eliminates waste products from brain tissues. It controls the travel of immune T cells in the CSF that promote cognition and fight infections. It regulates the travel of critical microglia and neural stem cells that create new brain cells of all types. It is the major determinant of critical neuroplasticity time windows during brain development. It is vital for the health of the brain regulating the immune surveillance and the maintenance and pruning of synapses. Jon Lieff, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist, with specialties in geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.

Viva Vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies
(September 13th, 2015)
By: NICOLE RAGER FULLER
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Article on the importance of the Vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of its nerve fibers — or four of its five “lanes” — drive information from the body to the brain. Its fifth lane runs in the opposite direction, shuttling signals from the brain throughout the body.

Total Body Balancing An Integrative Approach to Optimum Treatment and Balance
(September 3rd, 2015)
By: Kerry D’Ambrogio D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release,

Written by the developer of Total Body Balancing (TBB), this article presents the full-body evaluation and five-phase treatment approach of TBB. The philosophy, principles and concepts are presented, which highlight how this approach influences all systems of the body - craniosacral, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, myofascial, and visceral, which supports the integration of specific techniques and treatments.

Neurons and Glia - An Essential Partnership
(September 3rd, 2015)
By: Tad Wanveer LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article describes the four primary types of glia within the CNS (astrocytes, ependymal cells, oligodendrocytes, and microglia) and how each of these glial cell types function.

Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory
(August 11th, 2015)
By: Ashley Yeager
Curriculum/s: CST,

Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember. Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember. ... Glia are thought of as the support staff for the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, which transmit and receive the brain’s electrical and chemical signals. Glial cells perform many of the brain’s most important maintenance jobs.

Structure of Brain Explains Ability to Regulate Emotions
(July 24th, 2015)
By: Structure of Brain Explains Ability to Regulate Emotions
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Previous studies have shown that people diagnosed with emotional instability disorders exhibit a decrease in the volume of certain brain areas. The scientists wanted to know if these areas are also associated with the variability in the ability to regulate emotions that can be seen in healthy individuals

When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function
(July 24th, 2015)
By: DAVID KOHN
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel. Many people know that these microbes influence digestion, allergies, and metabolism. A growing group of researchers around the world are investigating how the microbiome, as this bacterial ecosystem is known, regulates how people think and feel.

Parkinson’s May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve
(June 23rd, 2015)
By: Elisabeth Svensson
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Previous hypotheses about the relationship between Parkinson’s and the vagus nerve have led to animal studies and cell studies in the field. However, the current study is the first and largest epidemiological study in humans. The research project is an important piece of the puzzle in terms of the causes of the disease. In the future the researchers expect to be able to use the new knowledge to identify risk factors for Parkinson’s disease and thus prevent the disease. The interpretation of this study is that the full truncal vagotomy is associated with a decreased risk for subsequent PD, suggesting that the vagal nerve may be critically involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson&#39;s Disease.

Parkinson&#39;s may Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve
(June 23rd, 2015)
By: Elisabeth Svensson PhD, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó PhD, Reimar W Thomsen PhD, Jens Christian Djurhuus DMSc, Lars Pedersen PhD, Per Borghammer DMSc and Henrik Toft Sørensen DMSc
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

The research has presented strong evidence that Parkinson’s disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract and spreads via the vagus nerve to the brain. Many patients have also suffered from gastrointestinal symptoms before the Parkinson’s diagnosis is made. “Now that we have found an association between the vagus nerve and the development of Parkinson’s disease, it is important to carry out research into the factors that may trigger this neurological degeneration, so that we can prevent the development of the disease. To be able to do this will naturally be a major breakthrough,” says Elisabeth Svensson.

The Principles of Palpatory Diagnosis and Manipulative Technique
(June 17th, 2015)
By: Edited by Myron C. Beal, DO, FAAO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

This Academy publication is devoted to materials dealing with the training of manipulative skills. It is designed to be a resource for students, teachers, and physicians in practice. Included in this volume are the glossary of terminology, objectives for a core curriculum from the document by the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles, the principles of psychomotor skills teaching, a discussion of practical examinations in osteopathic skills, osteopathic diagnosis and manipulative treatment, articles on osteopathic research, and a listing of textbooks on manipulation and other educational items. In selecting materials for this volume, I have tried to include those which are basic to the teaching of osteopathic skills. They represent a personal judgement based upon my experience as a teacher of osteopathic palpatory and treatment skills. The contents of this yearbook have been reviewed by several other osteopathic educators to try and obtain a broad consensus on the materials to be included. However, after reviewing the educational syllabi of several colleges, I am aware that each college employs and orders materials for their curriculum in an individual manner. Thus, I am sure that I have inadvertently left out items which other osteopathic educators would have included. The intent of this book is to be selective of the large amount of resource material available. The reader shall judge whether I have succeeded in presenting the pertinent materials dealing with manipulative skills training. Myron C. Beal, D.O., F.A.A.O.

Lymphatic Vessels Discovered in Central Nervous System
(June 15th, 2015)
By: Carol Torgan, Ph.D
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release,

At a Glance • Scientists discovered that the brains of mice contain functional lymphatic vessels that can carry fluid and immune cells from cerebrospinal fluid. • Further work will explore whether problems in this system might play a role in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, meningitis, and multiple sclerosis.

Classification of diagnostic tests used with osteopathic manipulation
(June 9th, 2015)
By: Dinnar, Uri; Beal, Myron C.; Goodridge, John P.; Johnston, William L.; Karni, Zvi; Mitchell, Frederic L.; Upledger, John E.; McConnell, David G.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Classification of diagnostic tests used with osteopathic manipulation Abstract: In an effort to characterize methods and decision-making used in osteopathic manipulative diagnosis, videotapes were made of a group of osteopathic physicians individually examining patients who complained of pain considered to be related to musculoskeletal problems. The diagnostic tests used fell into five classes: I—General impression; II—Regional motion testing; III—Position of landmarks; IV—Superficial and deep tissue evaluation; and V—Local response to motion demand. The first three classes are not unique to osteopathic diagnosis. Tests in classes IV and V, however, require high levels of sensory skill and precise anatomic knowledge and are subject to considerable individuality in their application by different physicians. Such differences are consistent with low levels of interexaminer agreement on findings unless special care is taken to adopt detailed criteria for use of a test and for interpretation and recording of findings. The differences may also explain why osteopathic physicians when communicating with other medical professionals rely mainly upon findings obtained with the first three classes of tests. Author: Dinnar, Uri; Beal, Myron C.; Goodridge, John P.; Johnston, William L.; Karni, Zvi; Mitchell, Frederic L.; Upledger, John E.; McConnell, David G. Date: 1980 Publisher: American Osteopathic Association; Chicago Relation: JAOA Vol. 79, no.7 (March1980) p. 451/71-455/79

The Structure and Development of Cranial and Facial Sutures
(June 9th, 2015)
By: J. J. PRITCHARD, J. H. SCOTT AND F. G. GIRGIS Anatomy Department, Queen&#39;s University, Belfast
Curriculum/s: CST,

The cranial sutures are full examined and its structure and development described.

The Relationship of Craniosacral Examination Findings in Grade School Children with Developmental Problems -
(June 9th, 2015)
By: Upledger, John E.
Curriculum/s: CST,

The Relationship of Craniosacral Examination Findings in Grade School Children with Developmental Problems - Abstract: A standardized craniosacral examination was conducted on a mixed sample of 203 grade school children. The probabilities calculated supported the existence of a positive relationship between elevated total craniosacral motion restriction scores and the classifications of "not normal," "behavioral problems," and "learning disabled," by school authorities, and of motion coordination problems. There was also a positive relationship between an elevated total craniosacral motion restriction score and a history of an obstetrically complicated delivery. The total quantitative craniosacral motion restriction score was most positively related to those children presenting with multiple problems. Author: Upledger, John E. Date: 1978 Publisher: American Osteopathic Association; Chicago Relation: JAOA Vol. 77, no.10 (June1978) p. 760/69-776/85

Scientists Find Vessels That Connect Immune System and Brain
(June 3rd, 2015)
By: Stephen Luntz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

The authors say the vessels, “Express all of the molecular hallmarks of lymphatic endothelial cells, are able to carry both fluid and immune cells from the cerebrospinal fluid, and are connected to the deep cervical lymph nodes.”

The Formation of Peritoneal Adhesions
(June 1st, 2015)
By: Christian DellaCorte, Ph.D., C.M.T.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

This article discusses peritoneal adhesions and re-epithelialization and suggested that the rate of injury determines the rate and extent of the inflammatory response to that injury.

Researchers Find Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System
(June 1st, 2015)
By: Josh Barney
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This article discusses a new finding of a structure in the human body that in the past was not seen. This structure links the brain to the lymph system through vessels. This has immense potential for new research in neuro-immune reactions.

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications
(June 1st, 2015)
By: University of Virginia Health System
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for diseases from autism to Alzheimer&#39;s to multiple sclerosis.

There&#39;s a single nerve that connects all of your vital organs — and it might just be the future of medicine
(June 1st, 2015)
By: GAIA VINCE, MOSAIC
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Operating far below the level of our conscious minds, the vagus nerve is vital for keeping our bodies healthy. It is an essential part of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for calming organs after the stressed ‘fight-or-flight’ adrenaline response to danger. Because the vagus nerve, like all nerves, communicates information through electrical signals, it meant that we should be able to replicate the experiment by putting a nerve stimulator on the vagus nerve in the brainstem to block inflammation in the spleen, he explains. Thats what we did and that was the breakthrough experiment."

There&#39;s a single nerve that connects all of your vital organs — and it might just be the future of medicine
(June 1st, 2015)
By: GAIA VINCE, MOSAIC
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Operating far below the level of our conscious minds, the vagus nerve is vital for keeping our bodies healthy. It is an essential part of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for calming organs after the stressed ‘fight-or-flight’ adrenaline response to danger. “Because the vagus nerve, like all nerves, communicates information through electrical signals, it meant that we should be able to replicate the experiment by putting a nerve stimulator on the vagus nerve in the brainstem to block inflammation in the spleen,” he explains. “That’s what we did and that was the breakthrough experiment.”

10 Influential Women Share the Wellness Practices They Learned From Their Mothers
(May 7th, 2015)
By: Jamie McKillop
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article from Yahoo Beauty page from Well + Good asked 10 Women in the fashion and Beauty industry what things they learned from their mothers to keep them well. One woman, Tata Harper, found of Tata Harper Skincare, had this to say about CranioSacral Therapy: ”Cranial sacral massage is a wellness practice that my mother shared with me that I’ve really found to be helpful. It’s not your typical form of massage that involves muscle work, it’s all about aligning your brain and spinal fluids. It’s mainly used to reduce stress and tension and to bring your energy back into alignment. The results are very mental. It’s so easy to get overly stressed about things that don’t really matter, so cranialsacral treatments help shift my brain back to a place where my priorities are aligned and my stress is reduced.“<strong></strong>

What it means to “hold space” for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well
(March 11th, 2015)
By: Heather Plett
Curriculum/s: CST,

What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control. Holding space is a key part of what we do in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy: being &#39;in neutral&#39;, supporting the client&#39;s intuition and inner wisdom, creating a safe space - rather than trying to fix, to give advice, to judge or even to know. This post on how to hold space for others - applies far beyond the treatment room. Lots of wisdom here.

Polyvagal theory: The biological fingerprint for compassion and empathy
(March 9th, 2015)
By: Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

What happens in Vagus... may make or break compassion. The Vagus nerve is the cranial nerve in the body with the widest reach, influencing speech, head positioning, digestion, and—importantly for these two studies—the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system&#39;s influence on the heart. The UC Berkeley psychologist and Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and body, and a biological building block of human compassion.

Craniosacral Therapy for Better Sleep Recent research reveals the restful benefits of craniosacral therapy
(February 20th, 2015)
By: Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Curriculum/s: CST,

According to the National Sleep Foundation "One in five American adults show signs of chronic sleep deprivation, making the condition a widespread public health problem. Sleeplessness is related to health issues such as obesity, cardiovascular problems, and memory problems." CranioSacral Therapy has shown to help people having trouble falling asleep and other sleep problems.

Heart rate variability and the influence of craniosacral therapy on autonomous nervous system regulation in persons with subjective discomforts: a pilot study
(February 20th, 2015)
By: Wanda Girsberger, Ulricke Binziger, Gerhard Lingg, Harald Lothaller, Peter-Christian Endler
Curriculum/s: CST,

The objective of this clinical research study was to determine any changes in heart rate variability (HRV) in a study on craniosacral therapy. The conclusion was that Craniosacral treatment had a favourable effect on autonomic nervous activity.

Parental Olfactory Experience Influences Behavior and Neural Structure in Subsequent Generations
(February 18th, 2015)
By: Brian G Dias & Kerry J Ressler
Curriculum/s: CST, Heart Centered Therapy,

New research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences.

Ten-year Retrospective Study on the Efficacy of a Manual Physical Therapy to Treat Female Infertility.
(February 17th, 2015)
By: Rice AD, Patterson K, Wakefield LB, Reed ED, Breder KP, Wurn BF, King Iii R, Wurn LJ.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Female infertility is a complex issue encompassing a wide variety of diagnoses, many of which are caused or affected by adhesions. Objectives • The study intended to examine the rates of successful treatment of infertile women using a protocol of manual physical therapy to address underlying adhesive disease leading to infertility. Methods • The research team designed a retrospective chart review. Setting • The study took place in a private physical therapy clinic. Participants • Participants were 1392 female patients who were treated at the clinic between the years of 2002 and 2011. They had varying diagnoses of infertility, including occluded fallopian tubes, hormonal dysfunction, and endometriosis, and some women were undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Intervention • All patients underwent whole-body, patient-centered treatments that used a protocol of manual physical therapy, which focused on restoring mobility and motility to structures affecting reproductive function.

Inspiration is the major regulator of human CSF flow
(February 1st, 2015)
By: Dreha-Kulaczewski S, Joseph AA, Merboldt KD, Ludwig HC, Gärtner J, Frahm J.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract article on CSF

Walking on ice takes more than brains: &#39;Mini-brain&#39; in spinal cord aids in balance
(January 29th, 2015)
By: Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Scientists have discovered how a "mini-brain" in the spinal cord aids in balance. Much of the balancing act that our bodies perform when faced with a task such as walking on an icy surface happens unconsciously, thanks to a cluster of neurons in our spinal cord that function as a "mini-brain" to integrate sensory information and make the necessary adjustments to our muscles so that we don&#39;t slip and fall, researchers report.

Chronic Pain Associated with Activation of Brain&#39;s Glial Cells
(January 13th, 2015)
By: Will Boggs MD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Patients with chronic pain show signs of glial activation in brain centers that modulate pain, according to results from a PET-MRI study

CranioSacral Therapy for Infants
(January 1st, 2015)
By: Editor- Birth Injury Guide
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this article CranioSacral Therapys (CST) is described as well as how it can help some of the cranial injuries sustained by infants during birth. Some of the issues that CST can help treat are: Vomiting Seizures Fine motor skills problems Torticollis Cerebral palsy Down’s Syndrome ADD or ADHD Erb’s palsy Colic Klumpke’s palsy Reflux Constipation Teething problems Acid reflux Misshapen head Ear pain It also explains how CST can help with feeding issues.

Effectiveness of Combined approach of CraniosacralTherapy (CST) and Sensory-Integration Therapy (SIT) on reducing features in Children with Autism
(January 1st, 2015)
By: Durga Prasad Mishra (M.O.T.), Co-Author : Anurupa Senapati (M.O.
Curriculum/s: CST,

This study was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of combined approach of Craniosacral Therapy(CST) and Sensory-Integration Therapy(SIT)on reducing features in Children with Autism. From the above experiment it has been concluded that combined approach of CST and SI therapy(SIT) is more effective then SIT alone. Thus CST can be incorporated in the usual practice to get better improvement in autism.

Prospective study of superior cluneal nerve disorder as a potential cause of low back pain and leg symptoms.
(December 31st, 2014)
By: Kuniya H, Aota Y, Kawai T, Kaneko K, Konno T, Saito T
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

The purposes of this prospective study were to investigate the prevalence of Superior Cluneal Nerve (SCN) disorder and to characterize clinical manifestations of this clinical entity. Conclusions SCN disorder is not a rare clinical entity and should be considered as a cause of chronic Low Back Paim (LBP) or leg pain. Approximately 50% of SCN disorder patients had leg symptoms.

A Controlled Comparison between Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of Plantar Lymph Flow and Standard Physiologic Maps Using Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)/Osteopathic Lymphatic Technique (OLT)
(December 16th, 2014)
By: Bruno Chikly, Jurgen Quaghebeur and Walter Witryol
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This prospective study evaluates the potential of trained LDT/OLT practitioners to palpate superficial lymphatic flow with MLM. It shows that trained practitioners are able to provide maps of the soles of the feet of healthy volunteers.

A Controlled Camparison Between Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of Plantar Lymph Flow and Standard Physiological Maps Using Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)/Osteopathic Lymphatic Technique (OLT)
(December 16th, 2014)
By: Bruno Chikly, Jorgen Quaghebeur, and Walter Witryol
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This research article explains some of the structures of the lymph system and outlines the objectives, method, results obtained through a study where a total of 393 newly &#39;trained&#39; manual practitioners were asked to feel the lymphatic flow of the foot and draw arrows showing the direction of the flow. These were then tested against an untrained group of manual therapists drawing the same.

The Foundation of Upledger Curriculum: CS1, CS2 and SER1
(December 2nd, 2014)
By: Avadhan Larson, LMT, LAc, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is a brief description of the 3 courses; CS1, CS2, and SER1, that make up the foundation of the CranioSacral Therapy curriculum and why it is important to attend and learn the techniques from each of these courses to completely and skillfully apply CST in your practice and support your client&#39;s self healing process.

The differences between VM, NM, MAA, and CST
(December 2nd, 2014)
By: IAHE
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, CST,

Barral Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Neural Manipulation (NM) , as well as Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (CST), are based on osteopathic principles. They all rely on connecting with, listening to, and following the self-correcting mechanism of the body. This article gives a brief description of each technique and how each connects to this self-correcting mechanism of the body in different ways with the ultimate goal of relieving pain and dysfunction, while improving health and vitality.

Upledger Institute International Credo
(November 21st, 2014)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

This credo was written by founder, Dr. John E. Upledger, and offers an insight to his beliefs and the goals of the Upledger Institute International.

To Relax You, Devices Apply Pressure to Points in the Neck
(November 17th, 2014)
By: Laura Johannes
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article briefly describes devices, such as the Upledger Institute International&#39;s Still Point Inducer, that can be used to help relax the body.

CranioSacral Therapy for Babies
(November 14th, 2014)
By: Nancy Schatz Alton
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this article the ways in which CranioSacral Therapy can help babies and new moms are briefly describes. Also some of the symptoms and problems that new moms and babies can experience and that CST can address are listed.

CULTIVATING NEUTRALITY
(November 1st, 2014)
By: Robyn Scherr
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Cultivating neutrality encourages us to be aware of our choices and challenge our habitual reactions and assumptions. While the goal of complete neutrality is not for every bodyworker in every situation, I believe we all could benefit from being more neutral in the ways we approach and interact with our clients. When we focus less on outcome and more on being present with our clients as they are, the outcomes they experience actually tend to improve.

CST at Hopi - An Introduction to Techniques Derived from Osteopathic Medicine
(November 1st, 2014)
By: Ali Gabriel
Curriculum/s:

Poster presented at a Rural Health Professions conference at the University of Arizona College of Medicine by Ali Gabriel,MA, MPH, CST-D.An Introduction to Techniques Derived from Osteopathic Medicine

Bringing Them Home
(November 1st, 2014)
By: Karrie Osborn
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses a program offered by the Upledger Institute for Vietnam Vets suffering with Post Traumatic Stress disorder. CranioSacral Therapy was shown helpful for relieving the pain associated with PTSD.

VM Discovery Saves a Life
(October 16th, 2014)
By: Kristin Savory L.Ac.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Case Study

Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered
(October 10th, 2014)
By: Lund University
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered by researchers. A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which leads to an interruption of blood flow and therefore a shortage of oxygen. Many nerve cells die, resulting in motor, sensory and cognitive problems. The researchers have shown that following an induced stroke in mice, support cells, so-called astrocytes, start to form nerve cells in the injured part of the brain.

UCLA study finds link between neural stem cell overgrowth and autism-like behavior in mice
(October 9th, 2014)
By: Mark Wheeler
Curriculum/s:

A new study in the journal Stem Cell Reports found that maternal inflammation could trigger the overgrowth of young nerve cells, which has been linked to the development of autism spectrum disorders. To simulate a maternal infection, researchers at UCLA injected pregnant mice with lipopolysaccharide, which led to enlarged brains and an increase in the number of neural stem cells in the pups. These pups also displayed autism-like behaviors. The researchers say that these results add to the body of evidence that&#39;s accumulating that indicates risk for autism may begin before birth and continue afterwards.

The Right Touch: CranioSacral Therapy for Kids with Special Needs
(October 1st, 2014)
By: Nancy Schatz Alton
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article briefly describes how CranioSacral Therapy can be improve socialization and other stresses for children wtih ADD, ADHD and autism.

Child Autism and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Norma Hayhurst RN, CHT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Head Numbness and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Norma Hayhurst RN, CHT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

SomatoEmotional Release Session and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Norma Hayhurst RN, CHT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Herniated Disc and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Norma Hayhurst RN, CHT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Autism, Hip Dysplasia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Norma Hayhurst RN, CHT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Torso Twist and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: John Hoernemann
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Intestinal Problems and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: John Hoernemann
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Closed Head Injury and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: John Hoernemann
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Constant Lower Back Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: John Hoernemann
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Depression and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: John Hoernemann
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Torticollis, Plagiocephaly/Facial Asymmetry and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Shawn D. Axten PT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Osteochondritis Desecans and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Shawn D. Axten PT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Auto Accident Neck Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Brian Calderon
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Leg and Hip Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Brian Calderon
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Baby Colic and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Nikki Campbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Back Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Nikki Campbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Meningitis, Hydrocephalus, Septicaemia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Nikki Campbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Post-surgery Head Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Nikki Campbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Tension Headaches, Depression and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Nikki Campbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Microcephaly and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Cloe Couturier
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Athletic Pubalgia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Herbert M. Carty MT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Pediatric Dizziness and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Herbert M. Carty MT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Neck Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Herbert M. Carty MT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Respiratory Allergies, Knee Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Herbert M. Carty MT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Diabetes and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Gloria Flores
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Poor Digestion and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Herbert M. Carty MT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Sciatica with Parasthesia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: David Cook
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Lethargy, Depression and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: David Cook
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Fractured Sternum and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: David Cook
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

SomatoEmotional Release Sessions and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: David Cook
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Perianal Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: David Cook
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Microcephaly and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Cloe Couturier
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Automobile Accident Brain Injury and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Cloe Couturier
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Head Trauma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Lisa Desrochers
Curriculum/s: Healing from the Core,

Case Study

Left Buttock Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Lisa Desrochers
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Low Back Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Lisa Desrochers
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Low Back Pain / Car Accident and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Lisa Desrochers
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Cerebral Menengioma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Gloria Flores
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Chronic Headaches and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Gloria Flores
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Sciatic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Gloria Flores
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Sinus / Breathing Problems and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Gloria Flores
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Postpartum Depression and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Melody Lee
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

SomatoEmotional Release
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Melody Lee
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Depression and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Melody Lee
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Cerebral Palsy and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Melody Lee
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Child Migraines and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: Melody Lee
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Sexual Abuse and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: MeriJayd O’Connor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy on a Newborn
(September 30th, 2014)
By: MeriJayd O’Connor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Concussion and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 30th, 2014)
By: MeriJayd O’Connor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Left Hemiparesis and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Fred Stahlman
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Ovarian Surgery and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Shyamala Strack
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

ADD Child and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Shyamala Strack
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Migraines and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Shyamala Strack
Curriculum/s:

Case Study

Chronic Low Back Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Shyamala Strack
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Post Surgical Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Phil Robison
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Chronic Sinus Infections and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Phil Robison
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Ear Infections & Head Trauma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Phil Robison
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Left Shoulder Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Phil Robison
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Recurring Ear Infections and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Phil Robison
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Closed Head Injury and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Ridge
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Severe Headaches and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Ridge
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Edema and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Ridge
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Loss of Baby SER and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Ridge
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Head Trauma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Ridge
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Cerebellum Removed and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: John Rollinson
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Non-Crawling Baby and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: John Rollinson
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Vision Problems and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: John Rollinson
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Asthma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: John Rollinson
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Sleep Apnea and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: John Rollinson
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Chronic Headache and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Christopher Slate
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Pregnancy and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Christopher Slate
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Sturge Weber Syndrome and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Maggie Gliksten
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Cerebral Palsy and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Maggie Gliksten
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Corpus Callosum Agensis and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Maggie Gliksten
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Madullablastoma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Maggie Gliksten
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Maggie Gliksten
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Polio and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: David Halfon, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Cervical Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: David Halfon, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Scottie&#39;s Torticollis
(September 29th, 2014)
By: Brenda Aufderhar RN, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Anemia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: David Halfon, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Headaches, Anger and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: David Halfon, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Pervasive Developmental Delay and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 29th, 2014)
By: David Halfon, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

CST for Kids with Special Needs
(September 28th, 2014)
By: Nancy Shatz Alton
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article describes what CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is in layman terms as it relates to working with children. It also explains that children all along the spectrum of autism and learning disabilities, including ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia respond well to CST.

Pediatric Chronic Constipation and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Donald Gerken, DC, DACCP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Automobile Accident and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Donald Gerken, DC, DACCP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Back Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: John T. Jackson, EMP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Headaches and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: John T. Jackson, LMP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Whiplash & Vertigo and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: John T. Jackson, LMP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Fibromyalgia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: John T. Jackson, LMP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Scleroderma and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: John T. Jackson, LMP, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Numbness in Left Side of Body and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Charles Gilliam
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

TMJ Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Charles Gilliam
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Left Back Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Charles Gilliam
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Head & Jaw Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Fred Stahlman
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Seizure Disorder and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Fred Stahlman
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Chronic Sinus Infections and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Fred Stahlman
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Shoulder Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 26th, 2014)
By: Fred Stahlman
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Newborn Eating Trouble
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Karyn Quraishy
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy and Bulging Disc
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Jeff Rogers LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy and ADHD
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Jeff Rogers LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy and Migraines
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Jeff Rogers LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Repetitive Stress Syndrome and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Christopher Slate
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Pelvic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Christopher Slate
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Heart Failure and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Christopher Slate
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Uncontrolled Uterine Bleeding and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Mariann Sisco
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Migraines and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Mariann Sisco
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Osteopenia and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Mariann Sisco
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Hyperhidrosis and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Pam Kapoor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Endometriosis and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Pam Kapoor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Migraines and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Shyamala Strack
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Migraines and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Brian Calderon
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Stroke and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Pam Kapoor
Curriculum/s:

Case Study

Mechanical Link: Pre- and Post-Surgery
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Elizabeth Derringer, PT
Curriculum/s: Mechanical Link,

Case Study

Survey of Lymphedema Patients Treated with Comprehensive Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP)
(September 25th, 2014)
By: multiple
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Sacroiliac Pain, Migraines & PTSD
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Ann Harman, D.O.
Curriculum/s: CST, The Feldenkrais Method for CranioSacral Therapists,

Case Study

The Visceral Manipulation Report -- Complex Case Benefits From Slow Approach
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Jeffrey Burch, CR, MS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Case Study

A Hand Saves A Leg
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Renee Romero, RN, MS, CLT-LANA
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Back Pain from Auto Accident and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Brian Calderon
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Neck & Shoulder Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Pam Kapoor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Child Temper Tantrums and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Pam Kapoor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Face & Body Numbness, Vertigo, Nausea, Head Pressure and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Donald Gerken, DC, DACCP, CST and Adrienne Young DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Bilateral Face Pain and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 25th, 2014)
By: Donald Gerken, DC, DACCP, CST and Adrienne Young DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

SomatoEmotional Release is not Phychotherapy
(September 22nd, 2014)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this excerpt from the book entitled Your Inner Physician and You by Dr. John E. Upledger, the differences between SomatoEmotional Release (SER)techniques and Psychotherapy are explored. Case studies and observations from Russell Bourne, Jr,PhD and SER instructor, John Page, are presented.

Lymphedema of the Chest Wall and Right Breast
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Julie A. Whitehill
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Severe Bilateral Lower Extremity Lymphedema - Grade Three
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Mike Voelkel
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and CranioSacral Therapy
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Mariann Sisco
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

HCT Changed my Coaching Career and Personal Life
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Eric Kramer
Curriculum/s: Heart Centered Therapy,

Case Study

Lymphedema of the Left Upper Extremity
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Lorna Kerbal
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Chronic Lymphedema of Right Arm
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Lorna Kerbal, PT, CST, LLCC
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Lymphedema of Left Arm After Surgery
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Pam McCormack
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Secondary Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Alma Vinje-Harrewijn
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study.

Morbidly Obese Patient with Secondary Lyphedema Elephantiasis
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Alma Vinje-Harrewijn
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Lymphedema of Right Arm Over Five Years
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Arlene Frederick
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Lymphedema of Left Arm Over Six Years
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Arlene Frederick
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Bilateral Lymphedema of the Legs with Undetermined Cause
(September 5th, 2014)
By: Yolanda Lipari
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Bilateral lymphedema became debilitating, but was maintained with compression stockings for some time. Patient is severely obese and treatment is sporadic.

Special Needs Kids Find Calm with Yoga Therapy
(September 2nd, 2014)
By: Aimee Heckel
Curriculum/s: CST,

Debbie Stone, a mother of a special needs child with autism has now started a non-profit organization to help parents find affordable options for yoga and therapy for their special-needs children. Stone found that craniosacral therapy, nutrition, yoga and breath work eased her son&#39;s anxiety in new situations, taught him discipline to stay in one place and helped alleviate his rocking movements. The non-profit organization is calle Pop.Earth

6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health
(September 1st, 2014)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMBT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author discusses the specific effects of CranioSacral Therapy on brain-related problems, including chronic pain; neurodegenerative disorders; issues related to inflammation; spinal column or nerve problems; and eye conditions.

How Cranio Sacral Therapy May Contribute to Brain Health
(September 1st, 2014)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMBT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses one likely corrective route by which CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can enhance brain structure through the connective tissue layers, or meninges, surrounding the brain. CST helps improve health and healing by addressing the entire strain pattern in both the biomechanical framework and the neurological patterns formed by the stressor or trauma in the brain.

Perry's Alternative Worldview
(August 29th, 2014)
By: People magazine
Curriculum/s: CST,

Pop star, Katy Perry, uses alternative therapies, including CranioSacral Therapy, while on tour to keep "herself together".

Lymphedema of the Left Arm
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Sue Corin
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to read the case study. Patient was diagnosed by District Health Board and treatment consisted of Manual Lymph Drainage and class two compression sleeve and gauntlet.

Secondary Lymphedema Post-Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
(August 28th, 2014)
By: David Doubblestein
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to view the case study. Patient was determined to have co-morbidities of breast lymphedema, wound infection, and left upper extremity lymphedema. Plastic surgery for debridement of infected tissues was preformed. Treatment included compression, Lymphatic Mapping, and Lymph Drainage Therapy.

Acute Episode of Cellulitis and Lower Extremity Edema
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Beverly Waldeisen
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to view the case study. Patient had developed lower extremity phlebitis with three of her six pregnancies. Never had treatment. Patient was fitted with a compression legging and underwent Lymph Drainage Therapy.

Bilateral Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Insufficiency
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Beverly Waldeisen
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click on the link to view the case study. Swelling continued despite the wearing of a graded compression stocking. Lymph Drainage Therapy was carried out along with therapeutic exercise, and compression wrapping.

Bilateral Lymphedema of the Lower Extremities
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Anita Spreen
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to view the case study. After Lymph Drainage Treatment, patient is able to walk and stand longer periods. Patient did not understand compression bandaging so was fitted with compression stockings.

Primary Tarda Lymphedema of Lower Extremities in Obese Patient
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Anita Spreen
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link for case study. Obese patient has family history of lymphedema. Bandaging and Lymph Drianage Therapy were preformed with much self-treatment.

Observed Edema to Lower Extremities
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Paula Noyes
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Progressive Swelling of the Lower Limbs
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Colleen Pascoe
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Progressive Left Arm Lymphedema
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Colleen Pascoe
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Obese Patient with Bilateral and Axilla Swelling
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Daisy C. Millett
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Tightness in Left Axilla and Arm
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Barbara Korosec
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click on the link to view the case study. Evaluated by the Local Lymphedema Clinic but found fine. Treatment included Lymph Drainage Therapy, garments for increased activity, aquatic exercise, but no bandaging.

Right Upper Extremity Lymphedema with Loss of Mobility over the Anteropectoral Region
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Mike Voelkel
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

<p>Click the link to view the case study. Patient had two complete bilateral mastectomies and radiation. Experienced significant loss of mobility over the anteropectoral region, symptoms of medial and ulnar nerve tension, and swelling.</p>

Left Upper Quadrant Lymphedema with Active Patient
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Julie Strassburger
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to view the case study. After breast cancer and tummy tucks, lymphedema has caused swelling in patient&#39;s affected limb. Treatment involved bandaging, Lymph Drainage Therapy, and deep fibrotic work.

Venous Insufficiency and Multiple Wounds
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Rich
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Patient used an Unna boot until toes&#39; swelling worsened. Treatment was Lymph Drainage Therapy and bandaging.

Abdominal Lymphodynamic Edema
(August 28th, 2014)
By: David Doubblestein
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to view the case study. Morbidly obese patient has worsening edema on the left side. Aquatic exercise looked most promising.

Chronic Pain and Lymphedema from Tonsillar Fossa Cancer
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Daisy C. Millett
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Infant and CranioSacral Therapy
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Charles Gilliam
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy and Ear Infections
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Jeff Rogers LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Case Study

Biopsy Resulted in Necrotic Wound
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Rebecca Rich
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Click the link to view the case study. Sixty-four year old male was referred for lymphatic drainage following a biopsy to the right leg, resulting in a necrotic wound. Subject had a history of bilateral lower extremity edema, which was managed with compression socks. Treatment plan was isodasorb with lymph drainage and bandaging.

Frozen Shoulder and Puffy Bilateral Axillary Areas
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Barbara Korosec
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Bilateral Mastectomy Leaves Patient with Lymphedema
(August 28th, 2014)
By: Pam McCormack
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Case Study

Embryonic cerebrospinal fluid in brain development: neural progenitor control
(August 1st, 2014)
By: Angel Gato,M. Isabel Alonso, Cristina Martín, Estela Carnicero, José Antonio Moro, Aníbal De la Mano, José M. F. Fernández, Francisco Lamus,and Mary E. Desmond
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Due to the effort of several research teams across the world, today we have a solid base of knowledge on the liquid contained in the brain cavities, its composition, and biological roles. Although the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is among the most relevant parts of the central nervous system from the physiological point of view, it seems that it is not a permanent and stable entity because its composition and biological properties evolve across life. So, we can talk about different CSFs during the vertebrate life span. In this review, we focus on the CSF in an interesting period, early in vertebrate development before the formation of the choroid plexus. This specific entity is called “embryonic CSF.” Based on the structure of the compartment, CSF composition, origin and circulation, and its interaction with neuroepithelial precursor cells (the target cells) we can conclude that embryonic CSF is different from the CSF in later developmental stages and from the adult CSF. This article presents arguments that support the singularity of the embryonic CSF, mainly focusing on its influence on neural precursor behavior during development and in adult life.

Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia
(July 24th, 2014)
By: Derrick Price, MS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

This articles gives you facts about fascia. Fascia forms a whole-body, continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support around our organs, muscles, joints, bones and nerve fibers.

How the brain stabilizes connections in order to learn better
(July 17th, 2014)
By: Université de Genève
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Throughout our lives, our brains adapt to what we learn and memorize. The brain is indeed made up of complex networks of neurons and synapses that are constantly re-configured. However, in order for learning to leave a trace, connections must be stabilized. A team researchers has now discovered a new cellular mechanism to help understand this.

The Role of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Prayer After Brain Injury
(July 14th, 2014)
By: Victoria Tilney McDonough
Curriculum/s: CST,

The role of non-traditional treatments to help in recovery after brain injury is finding a more formal place in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. These treatments can include meditation, mindfulness, acupuncture, energy balance, biodfeedback, and craniosacral therapy (basically, gentle manipulation of the skull and its cranial sutures to enhance the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, and release restrictions in the connective tissue that protects the brain.) “People tend to look at the brain after TBI as a damaged or pulled muscle, and that’s not right. There is physical damage to the brain, yes, but there is also trauma to the brain that needs to be looked at neurologically and psychologically,” says Rick Leskowitz, M.D., director of the Integrative Medicine Project at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. “The use of integrative treatments is really interesting. Clearly, they have benefits for people. We don&#39;t know why or how they work, but we do know that they work and are therefore a very promising line of study.”

Blame it on the astrocytes: does brain&#39;s most abundant cell type have role in neurological disorders?
(July 11th, 2014)
By: Publicase Comunicação Científica
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

The demonstration that astrocytes, the brain&#39;s most abundant cell type, participate in the formation of inhibitory synapses in the cortex suggests an important role for these cells in some neurological disorders. Astrocytes, named for their star-like shape, are ubiquitous brain cells known for regulating excitatory synapse formation through cells. Recent studies have shown that astrocytes also play a role in forming inhibitory synapses, but the key players and underlying mechanisms have remained unknown until now.

Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain&#39;s lesser known cells: supportive cells vital in cognitive function
(June 28th, 2014)
By: Salk Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

When you&#39;re expecting something -- like the meal you&#39;ve ordered at a restaurant -- or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. Gamma oscillations reflect a symphony of cells -- both excitatory and inhibitory -- playing together in an orchestrated way. Though their role has been debated, gamma waves have been associated with higher-level brain function, and disturbances in the patterns have been tied to schizophrenia, Alzheimer&#39;s disease, autism, epilepsy and other disorders.

Find Your Own Rhythm
(June 15th, 2014)
By: Gina Flores, CA, CST, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

An article about CranioSacral Therapy

Inducibility of ventricular arrhythmias after gastric distension
(June 13th, 2014)
By: Maria Silvia Negroni, MD, Giuseppe Bacchioni, MD Antonio Dello Russo, MD, PhD, Carola Gianni, MD
Curriculum/s:

This article describes a study using gastric distension (simulating a large meal) as a challenge to induce ventricular arrhythmias in order to guide docators in Ventricular Premature Beat(VPB)ablation.

Heart rate variability and the influence of craniosacral therapy on autonomous nervous system regulation in persons with subjective discomforts: a pilot study.
(June 12th, 2014)
By: Girsberger W, Banziger U, Lingg G, Lothaller H, Endler PC
Curriculum/s:

A pilot study was conducted to study the the effect of CranioSacral Therapy and the heart rate/autonomic nervous system. The conclusion of the study was that CranioSacral treatment had a favourable effect on the autonomic nervous activity.

Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Follow-up Study
(May 20th, 2014)
By: Heidemarie Haller (1), Romy Lauche (1), Holger Cramer (1), Thomas Rampp (1), Felix J. Saha (1), Thomas Ostermann (2), Gustav J. Dobos (1)
Curriculum/s: CST,

Follow up study showed that levels of anxiety were significantly less in the CST group. Craniosacral Therapy is more effective in relieving chronic, non-specific neck pain and in improving physical quality of life than an active attention-control condition.

The Effect of General Osteopathic Treatment on pain in Veterans Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(May 1st, 2014)
By: Andrea Kim Mounce-Halasz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, CST,

In May of 2014 Andrea Kim Mounce-Halasz successfully defended for the College Etudes Osteopathique(Canadian College of Osteopathy) her thesis entitled: The Effect of General Osteopathic Treatment on pain in Veterans Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This thesis was awarded the William Garner Sutherland Award. They hypothesis: General osteopathic treatment will reduce pain in veterans diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

CranioSacral Work Distinguishing between techniques and therapy
(May 1st, 2014)
By: Robyn Scherr, CMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

I’m inspired every day by what the Upledger Institute calls “the power of a gentle touch.” Moving my practice from a “doing to” approach to CST’s “supporting and being with” approach empowers my clients in ways traditional manual therapies simply aren’t set up to do. I find this process-oriented work to be extremely effective and efficient. But both ways of working are needed in the world. m&b

The Womb As a Classroom
(March 27th, 2014)
By: Nina Staneva
Curriculum/s: CST,

http://spisanie8.com/topics/mysteries/2389-the-womb-as-a-classroom.html Our health, emotional responses, intelligence and even our artistic talents are laid down in the 9 months between conception and birth Even before a person is born, they are equipped with crucial knowledge of the world. They have gained that knowledge through the mother, who serves as a medium "transmitting" via biochemical signals information from the outside world. Everything the mother eats and the emotions she experiences influence the child and long before it is born into this world, the baby is prepared for some situations. The latest research in prenatal psychology sheds light on the experience we gain during the nine months spent in our mother`s womb.

Brain Injury (fluroresence imaging)
(March 26th, 2014)
By: Jeffrey Iliff and Maiken Nedergaard
Curriculum/s: CST,

A close up of fluroresence brain imaging showing the difference in a normal brain and one with a mild traumatic brain injury. It shows glial scar formation.

To Onar, With Love
(March 21st, 2014)
By: Russel A. Bourne
Curriculum/s: CST,

Onar Bargior, born in Russia as a premature infant, suffered severe cerebral circulation impairment, intercranial hemorrhage, and encephalopathy. He presented with severe spasticity, paralysis among other problems that in turn limited his young life to lying on a bed in a one bedroom apartment with his mother in Russia. Through the International Services of Hope (ISOH) they found the Upledger Healthplex (UH). Through the 2 week intensive, multi-therapists, CranioSacral therapy sessions he received at UH he showed tremendous improvement daily, including increased appetite, decreased spasticity, less crying, and increased range of motion. By the end of the two weeks he was sitting, kneeling and grabbing for toys. Through continued therapy, there is much hope for Onar and the life that is now a possibility for him.

How Inactivity Changes the Brain
(March 21st, 2014)
By: Gretchen Reynolds
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation,

A study on rats showed that inactivity actually changes the shape of certain neurons that can overstimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which in turn can potentially increase blood pressure and breathing. This can in turn lead to heart disease and brain functioning problems.

The Medical Miracles Delusion
(March 21st, 2014)
By: Jeffrey Braithwaite
Curriculum/s:

This article is a call for a new perspective on healthcare giving evidence from the &#39;viruses of the mind&#39; that keep us held in our old ways of thinking (modern medicine will repair our bodies after decades of mistreatment from stress, alcohol, drugs, sedentary lives, etc.

Process Acupressure
(March 1st, 2014)
By: Richard Beaumont
Curriculum/s: Zero Balancing, Process Acupressure,

In an interview with Process Acupressure (PA) developer, Aminah Raheem, the author finds that the essential purpose of PA is to expose and empower people&#39;s souls and fulfill the purpose of their life&#39;s journey on earth. Process Acupressure uses the concepts of Chinese acupressure, the process work of Arnold Mindel, and the touch of Zero Balancing interface with the tissue to find, unblock and process the obstacles that keep us from being who we truly are.

How chronic stress predisposes brain to mental disorders
(February 11th, 2014)
By: University of California
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life.

Case Study - The effect of CranioSacral Therapy on a premature boy who stutters.
(January 22nd, 2014)
By: Leah Mahadeo M.S., CCC-SLP
Curriculum/s: CST,

This case study relates the effect of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) on a premature boy who started stuttering around 2 1/2 years of age, along with nervous systems such as facial contortions and eye blinks . Results of multiple sessions of CST showed a decrease in tension, cessation of developmental types of stuttering, and a calmer cranialsacral system.

Scientist have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA
(January 7th, 2014)
By: ScienceGymnasium Website
Curriculum/s: CST, Process Acupressure, Heart Centered Therapy, Integrative Intentions,

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. The findings suggest transgenerational inheritance exists and is mediated by epigentics, and more research is needed to extrapolate these findings to humans. And if we can find that these relate to humans, the question remains whether or not our DNA carry also spiritual and cosmic memories.

A Comparison of Still Point Induction to Massage Therapy in Reducing Pain and Increasing Comfort in Chronic Pain
(January 1st, 2014)
By: Carolyn S. Townsend, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, CNE; Elizabeth Bonham, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC; Linda Chase, PhD, RN; Jennifer Dunscomb, MSN, RN; Susan McAlister, DNP, RN
Curriculum/s: CST,

A quantitative study was completed to determine whether complementary techniques provide pain relief and comfort in patients with chronic pain. Subjects participated in sessions including aromatherapy and music therapy. Massage or cranial still point induction was randomly assigned. Statistically significant improvement in pain and comfort was noted in both groups.

Common Questions regarding CranioSacral Therapy
(January 1st, 2014)
By: John E. Upledger, DO
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is an excerpt from the book Entitled Your Inner Physician and You written by Dr. John E. Upledger. Several common questions regarding CranioSacral Therapy (CST) are addressed.

Prospective study of superior cluneal nerve disorder as a potential cause of low back pain and leg symptoms.
(December 31st, 2013)
By: Kuniya H, Aota Y, Kawai T, Kaneko K, Konno T, Saito T
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation,

Link to online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25551470 The conclusion to this article is that the superior cluneal nerve (SCN) disorder is not a rare clinical entity and should be considered as a cause of chronic LBP or leg pain. Approximately 50% of SCN disorder patients had leg symptoms.

Treatment of refractory irritable bowel syndrome with visceral osteopathy: Short-term and long-term results of a randomized trial
(December 14th, 2013)
By: Attali TV, Bouchoucha M, Benamouzig R
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: In light of the low efficiency of available drugs in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), there has been a growing interest in its alternative therapies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of visceral osteopathy for IBS. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that visceral osteopathy improves short-term and long-term abdominal distension and pain, and also decreases rectal sensitivity in IBS patients.

Aston-Patterning: Integrating Aston Concepts into a Massage Therapy Practice
(December 11th, 2013)
By: Judith Aston and Judith Pollock, PT
Curriculum/s: Integrative Intentions,

Aston-Patterning: Integrating Aston Concepts into a Massage Therapy Practice describes the underlying concept of Aston-Patterning; that each individual has a unique structure and movement style. The article also describes the forms of Aston-Patterning in detail. These forms are; Aston Massage, Neuro-Kinetics, Myo-Kinetics, Anthro-Kinetics, Aston Fitness, Facial Toning, and Ergonomics/Environmental Modification.

Get Pain Relief With Craniosacral Therapy
(December 8th, 2013)
By: Kate Mackinnon
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this article Kate Mackinnon relates a story of a mult-hands on CranioSacral Therapy session with Dr. Wayne Dyer. This session is also described in her book titled, From my Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with CranioSacral Therapy.

In or Out of Touch?
(December 5th, 2013)
By: Cathy Pliscof, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Prominent New York physical therapist, Ken Frey, is interviewed on his thoughts regarding the level of manual therapy skills in the physical therapy profession.

Why Cant you just pay attention
(December 5th, 2013)
By: Carolyn Susamn
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article in a local newspaper describes ADD and ADHD and some alternative types of therapies used to help this syndrome including CranioSacral Therapy (CST). Dr. Upledger is quoted as saying that CST looks for "the origins of the disorder in the craniosacral system." And when "such origins are found-often stemming from trauma at birth or head injury - the therapist works on removing restriction in the system through non-invasive, hands on treatment.

CranioSacral Therapy
(November 11th, 2013)
By: Susan Danese
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article explains how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle type of therapy that has shown to successfully treat a myriad of problems such as; pain related to a car accident, Chronic ear infections, difficulty swallowing, and complications stemming from a difficult birth. Description of what CST is and why it is helpful in these situations is offered.

Clearing Bowel Obstruction and Decreasing Pain in a Terminally Ill Patient via Manual Physical Therapy
(November 3rd, 2013)
By: Amanda D. Rice, PhD, Evette D’Avy Reed, PT, Kimberly Patterson, PTA, LMT, Belinda F. Wurn, PT, and Lawrence J. Wurn, LMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Decreasing pain and improving function and quality of life are important topics for patients that refuse, or are not candidates for traditional medical interventions, and those at end stages of disease. The article talks about treating a patient using a manual soft tissue physical therapy with goals of decreasing her pain and alleviating symptoms of bowel obstruction secondary to adhesions successfully, using a protocol they developed initially to open fallopian tubes that were blocked by adhesions

La Terapia Cranio-Sacrale Nel Cardiopatico
(September 26th, 2013)
By: Sonia Lovison
Curriculum/s: CST,

La Terapia-Tecnica Cranio Sacrale si è dimonstrata efficace nella riabilitazione dei pazienti cardiopatici poiché apporta dei miglioramenti all&#39;apparato cardio-circolatorio e all&#39;apparato respiratorio. Studi condotti inserendo la Terapia Cranio Sacrale sul programma di riabilitazione del paziente cardiopatico, ne hanno dimostrato l&#39;efficacia nei pazienti con cardiopatia ischemica provenienti dal reparto di cardiologia e unità coronarica e dalla cardiochirurgia, dopo infarto miocardico o intervento cardiochirurgico di rivascolarizzazione miocardica (By Pass Aorto-Coronarici).

Feeling small: Fingers can detect nano-scale wrinkles even on a seemingly smooth surface
(September 16th, 2013)
By: KTH The Royal Institute of Technology
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

In a ground-breaking study, Swedish scientists have shown that people can detect nanoscale wrinkles while running their fingers upon a seemingly smooth surface. The findings could lead such advances as touch screens for the visually impaired and other products. When a finger is drawn over a surface, vibrations occur in the finger. People feel these vibrations differently on different structures. The friction properties of the surface control how hard we press on the surface as we explore it. A high friction surface requires us to press less to achieve the optimum friction force.

Subjectivity - Unsound Basis for Craniosacral Research
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Dr. John Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this letter to the editor, Dr. Charles Steiner challenges Dr. Upledger&#39;s basis for Craniosacral research as subjective. Dr. Upledger replies to these challenges.

Early Steps of Craniosacral Therapy in Israel
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Zvi Karni and Dr. John e. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Describes the case of a child who was cranially treated for damage to the skull caused by a past accident, and the substantial improvement that has since taken place.

The Goal of Therapy
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Dr. John Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Discusses the goal of therapy through both the physician&#39;s and patient&#39;s perspective. Remarks on the healing professions in general.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporoparietal Suture Head Pain
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger and E.W. Retzlaff PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

Describes an uncomplicated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of problems ranging from head pain to cerebral dysfunction.

The Relationship of Craniosacral Examination Findings in Grade School Children with Developmental Problems
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Research Paper undertaken to determine if there is a relationship between restricted mobility of the craniosacral system and the developmental problems in grade school children, particularly "exceptional children" who have learning disabilities and emotional impairments.

Cranial Suture Morphology
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Retzlaff, Mitchell, Upledger, Biggert, Vrevoogd,Dinnar, Karni
Curriculum/s: CST,

Describes a series of topics then under study in the areas of cranial pain, cranial suture compression,and treatment of sacroiliac dysfunction.

Nerve Fibers and Endings in Cranial Sutures
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Retzlaff, Mitchell and Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Describes nerve endings and fibers present in the cranial sutures of squirrel monkeys, with the observation that multiaxial movement can occur.

Bioelectric and Strain Measurements during Osteopathic Manipulation
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger and Zvi Karni PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

Discusses the occurrence of a subjective impression of "release" during osteopathic manipulative treatment, and techniques used to record this phenomena bioeletrically and electrocardiographically.

Aging of Cranial Sutures in Humans
(August 21st, 2013)
By: Retzlaff, Mitchell, Upledger and Walsh
Curriculum/s: CST,

Offers an analysis of a cranial suture in human cadavers.

Brain’s immune cells show intriguing links to autism
(August 13th, 2013)
By: BETH STEVENS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

"Emerging evidence indicates that microglia are altered in some individuals with autism, raising questions about their potential role in brain development."

CranioSacral Therapy
(August 12th, 2013)
By: John E. Upledger, DO,FAAO
Curriculum/s: CST,

This Overview directed to the layperson explains the basic concepts of CranioSacral Therapy, the physiology of the CranioSacral system,those who can benefit from it and the therapists who can learn to use it.

Correspondences between Chapman&#39;s Reflexes and Acupuncture Points
(August 12th, 2013)
By: John E Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

These related articles report a striking correspondence between Chapman&#39;s Reflex Centers and acupuncture points, both in terms of their specific anatomical locations and their reported effects upon precise organ functions.

“Creating a Healing Place for the Community,”
(August 12th, 2013)
By: Gloria Coppola
Curriculum/s: CST,

The primary focus of this article is on the use of CranioSacral Therapy at the Garden State Center for Holistic Health Care in Lakewood, NJ.

Osteopathic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine
(August 1st, 2013)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

Discusses the applicability of Chinese medical phylosophy and treatment of osteopathic medicine

Without Glia, the Brain Would Starve
(June 11th, 2013)
By: Wenner Meyer
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST,

Research on radial glial cells shows a link to ensuring brain energy healthy brain energy metabolism and prevention of degeneration.

Glia Spark Seizures
(June 1st, 2013)
By: Melinda Wenner Moyer
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST,

Research found that the zydeco gene in fruit flies inhibit fluctuations in calcium levels of glial cells and were found to trigger a "... glial reaction that spirals into a seizure." Since a version of the gene <em>zydeco</em> also exists in humans, answers to questions this research presents could help to explain epileptic seizures in humans as well.

Why Sleep Deprivation Eases Depression
(May 1st, 2013)
By: David Levine
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Glial activity reveals how sleep deprivation elevates mood

Why Sleep Deprivation Eases Depression
(May 1st, 2013)
By: David Levine
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,


My search for the Importance of Aftercare in the Treatment of Lymphedema
(April 16th, 2013)
By: Melanie Valentine, OTR/L, LLCC
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Melanie Valentine, OTR/L, LLCC offers a personal account of her experience with Lymphedema and her search for aftercare treatment that is vitally important for all lymphedema patients. She found the Chikly Institute&#39;s LDT work in her search. She emphasizes the need for more therapists to learn this work since it is needed not just during the acute stages of the condition that includes the use of bandaging and compression garments, but as aftercare as well.

Principles of Visceral Manipulation
(April 15th, 2013)
By: By Marc Heller, DC
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Marc Heller, DC describes the principles of Visceral Manipulation

Dr. Chikly&#39;s Brain 1 Desensitizing Technique on RSD Pain
(April 15th, 2013)
By: Keira Lynn, LMT, CST, RYT, BA
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Keira Lynn, LMT, CST, RYT, BA&#39;s presents a case study of a woman with Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Using the down regulation technique taught in Dr. Chikly&#39;s Brain 1 course, the pain was reduced from an 8 out of 10 to 0 out of 10 in just 1 session. Subsequent sessions enabled her to significantly reduce the pain in her other arm.

Compression - a Solution for Edema
(April 15th, 2013)
By: Renee Romero, RN, CLT-LANA
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Renee Romero, RN, CLT-LANA explains why and how some edemas, not just lymphedema, can be helped by using short stretch bandages (not the ACE type) to create compression and assist the re-absortion of fluid.

Osteopathic Tx Eases Low Back Pain
(March 18th, 2013)
By: Nancy Walsh, staff writer, MedPage Today
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

This article outlines one of studies done to show the efficacy of osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and ultrasound therapy (UST) for chronic low back pain. The conclusions were that the OMT regimen met or exceeded the Cochrane Back Review Group criterion for a medium effect size in relieving chronic low back pain. OMT was safe, parsimonious, and well accepted by patients.

Hands-On Treatment Improves Chronic Low Back Pain, Reduces Medication Use
(March 18th, 2013)
By: Science News
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Neural ManipulationT,

Brief summary: This article outlines one of studies done to show the efficacy of osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and ultrasound therapy (UST) for chronic low back pain. The conclusions were that the OMT regimen met or exceeded the Cochrane Back Review Group criterion for a medium effect size in relieving chronic low back pain. OMT was safe, parsimonious, and well accepted by patients.

UpClose Newsletter
(March 14th, 2013)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Child Rebounds From Pediatric Strokes; Consciousness and Organ Transplants by Dr. Upledger; CST Helps Migraines and More.

Upledger UpDate
(March 14th, 2013)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Beyond the Dura ’97; Visceral Manipulation Palpation Verification.

The Power of Touch
(March 11th, 2013)
By: Rick Chillot
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

We have an innate ability to decode emotions via touch alone. Rick Chillot said “We begin receiving tactile signals even before birth, as the vibration of our mother&#39;s heartbeat is amplified by amniotic fluid. No wonder then that touch plays a critical role in parent-child relationships from the start.”

Support cells found in human brain make mice smarter
(March 7th, 2013)
By: University of Rochester Medical Center
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

"The role of the astrocyte is to provide the perfect environment for neural transmission," said Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc. Glial cells -- a family of cells found in the human central nervous system and, until recently, considered mere "housekeepers" -- now appear to be essential to the unique complexity of the human brain. Scientists reached this conclusion after demonstrating that when transplanted into mice, these human cells could influence communication within the brain, allowing the animals to learn more rapidly.

Visceral Manipulation: How It Can Help Your Clients
(March 1st, 2013)
By: Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

This article covers the session highlights that will be presented at the FSMTA 2013 in Orlando, FL by Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D. Information includes specifics on how certain visceral manipulation (VM) techniques can help your clients. She specifically addresses how VM can help to treat low-back pain, postural distortions as found in the elderly, and how utilizing &#39;listening hands&#39; you can address specific restrictions produced by the organs.

CST for Chronic Conditions
(March 1st, 2013)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article explains how hyper-irritated nerves of the central nervous system can cause a wide range of dysfunction. These include but are not limited to leg weakness, difficulty remembering, and migraine headaches. CranioSacral Therapy can address and eliminate the nerve irritation thus helping your clients with these common chronic conditions.

Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on incidence of postoperative ileus
(March 1st, 2013)
By: Baltazar GA, Betler MP, Akella K, Khatri R, Asaro R, Chendrasekhar A.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

The article is a description of a study done to determine whether there is a relationship between postoperative use of Osteopath Manipulative Therapy (OMT)and postoperative outcomes in gastrointestinal surgical patients, including time to flatus, clear liquid diet, and bowel movement and postoperative hospital length of stay. The conclusion is that OMT is related to decrease time to flatus, and decreased postoperative length of stay.

In The Spotlight - Interview with Jean-Pierre Barral
(March 1st, 2013)
By: Theresa Devereaux
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

An interview with French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral that is delightful and insightful. A background on Dr. Barral is given and begins with his explanation of visceral osteopathy.

UK Osteopathy Today March 2013 Interview with Jean-Pierre Barral
(March 1st, 2013)
By: Theresa Devereux, DO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA,

French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral, is in the spotlight as Theresa Devereaux asks him about visceral manipulation and his practice.

CranioSacral Therapy and the Multiple Therapist Approach
(February 1st, 2013)
By: John Matthew Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article examines how and why CranioSacral Therapy and the multiple therapist approach has a synergistic effect during treatments. Clients of two CranioSacral Therapists working together are presented and the profound results their patients have shown from the tandem therapy are explained.

The Importance of Movement in Visceral Manipulation
(February 1st, 2013)
By: Helena Touskova
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

This article is written in Czech. It discusses Visceral Manipulation and why the movement of the organs is important for health and pain free living.

IAHP Connection Newsletter
(January 16th, 2013)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Integrative Intentions,

Issue features: CST Eases Toddler’s Spasticity After Near Drowning, Using Visceral Manipulation to Affect Global Changes, When Symptoms Defy Logic: Using the Body as a Guide, The Upledger Foundation UpDate and BioAquatic Exploration: An Adventure in Personal Discovery. Issue available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/CONFL01.pdf

The retina as a window to the brain-from eye research to CNS disorders.
(January 9th, 2013)
By: London A , Benhar I, Schwartz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Abstract: Philosophers defined the eye as a window to the soul long before scientists addressed this cliché to determine its scientific basis and clinical relevance.

CSF Absorption - new and old idea (Power Point Presentation)
(January 1st, 2013)
By: Dan Greitz
Curriculum/s: CST,

The power point presentation addresses a new view on CSF circulation and production. The old model of CSF circulation is that there is bulk flow of CSF from the intraventricular plexus to the arachnoid granulations. The new model is that CSF is produced and absorbed by the brain capillaries. Studies are shown to support the new model. The conclusion of the presentation is 1. The major part of the CSF is produced and absorbed by the brain capillaries; 2. Brain capillaries actively transport water-soluble molecules from the brain, 3. Active transport from brain to blood is a prerequisite for brain homeostasis.

Osteopathic Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A randomized Controlled Trial
(January 1st, 2013)
By: John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, Dennis E. Minotti, DO, Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, Cathleen M. Kearns, BA, and Karan P. Singh, PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

This article outlines one of studies that was done to show the efficacy of osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and ultrasound therapy (UST) for chronic low back pain. The conclusions were that the OMT regimen met or exceeded the Cochrane Back Review Group criterion for a medium effect size in relieving chronic low back pain. OMT was safe, parsimonious, and well accepted by patients.

Manual Physical Therapy for Non-Surgical Treatment of Adhesion-Related Small Bowel Obstructions: Two Case Reports
(December 28th, 2012)
By: Amanda D. Rice Richard King Evette D&#39;Avy Reed Kimberley Patterson Belinda F. Wurn And Lawrence J. Wurn
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Case Reports: Two patients presenting with SBO symptoms due to abdominal adhesions secondary to abdominal and pelvic surgery were treated with manual soft tissue physical therapy focused on decreasing adhesions. Conclusions: Successful treatment with resolution of symptom presentation of partial SBO and sustained results were observed in both patients treated.

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains
(December 4th, 2012)
By: Robert Marlone
Curriculum/s: CST,

The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while her heartbeat provides a soothing constant rhythm.

A systematic review to evaluate the clinical benefits of craniosacral therapy
(December 1st, 2012)
By: A. Jakel; P. von Hauenschild
Curriculum/s: CST,

Volume 20, Issue 6 , Pages 456-465 The aim of this review was to identify and critically evaluate the available literature regarding CST and to determine the clinical benefit of CST in the treatment of patients with a variety of clinical conditions.

An investigation of cranial motion through a review of biomechanically based skull deformation literature
(December 1st, 2012)
By: Christina N. Seimetz, Andrew R. Kemper, Stefan M. Duma
Curriculum/s: CST,

This literature review and biomechanical analysis determines that, indeed, there is movement available along the sutural articulations of the skulls of both animals and humans, when an external force is applied.

Craniosacral Therapy: The Science of Belief
(November 30th, 2012)
By: Brittany Cooley Pacific University Brielyn Jensen Pacific University Leah Kresse Pacific University Abby Ritter Pacific University Justin Teerlinck Pacific University
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is a research article on Craniosacral Therapy. The article has an overview of What CST is, the history of CST, Educational requirements for Upledger Certification, Condition treated with CST, and a summary of research articles.

Is craniosacral therapy effective for migraine? Tested with HIT-6 Questionnaire
(November 12th, 2012)
By: T. Arnadottir; A. Sigurdardottir
Curriculum/s: CST,

Research to determine whether or not craniosacral therapy alleviates migraine symptoms. Immediately after treatments and one month afterwards there was significant lowering in HIT-6 scorings compared with prior to treatment. There was also significant difference in HIT-6 scorings between Times 1 and 4 (p = 0.004). The effect size was 0.43–0.55.

CranioSacral Therapy
(November 1st, 2012)
By: Catherine Schneider, MA, CST, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

General description of how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can help alleviate a variety of common ailments including stress, pain, PTSD, migraines, etc.

A Holistic View of TMJ Syndrome
(October 17th, 2012)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

How alternative therapies such as CranioSacral Therapy (CST) help with the TMJ syndrome.

Techniques: Headache Honcho
(October 17th, 2012)
By: Lisa Upledger, DC
Curriculum/s: CST,

In many situations, CranioSacral Therapy is one of the most valuable tools chiropractors can offer in the treatment of migraines. This light-touch modality helps normalize the craniosacral system and release meningeal and dural tube restrictions, allowing the structures of the central nervous system to resume optimal levels of functioning.

Reflections from Ground Zero
(October 17th, 2012)
By: Liz Pasquale, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

How CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was used to help victims of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Anger Regulation: Compassion Towards Oneself is the Key
(October 4th, 2012)
By: Martha Bramhall, MSW, LISW
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

This brief article discusses anger, what root causes may trigger reactions and how techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation can release traumatic memories that may be stored within the body, but out of our awareness.

Delving Into Structure: Finding the Intraosseous Line Forces of Mechanical Link
(October 4th, 2012)
By: Paul Chauffour, DO and Eric Prat, DO
Curriculum/s: Mechanical Link,

Paul Chauffour, the developer of Mechanical Link, and Eric Prat, a European-certified osteopath, discuss intraosseous line forces, which act as frames for the skeleton, and re-look at the classical approach to structure.

CranioSacral Therapy Intensive: A Team Approach to Trauma
(October 4th, 2012)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Tad Wanveer, co-director of the Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services, co-lead a team of CranioSacral Therapists to treat victims suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the September 11th attacks in New York. This article discusses the sessions, the approach and the results of participants.

Heart Centered Therapy: Assume Only Love – Healing Relationships and the Emotional Component of Disease
(October 4th, 2012)
By: Alaya Chikly, CMT
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy, Heart Centered Therapy,

Alaya Chikly, the developer of Heart Centered Therapy (HCT), discusses how HCT helped a client resolve long hidden trauma resulting in her ability to better understand the treatment options for cancer.

10 Techniques to Watch
(October 4th, 2012)
By: Karen Menehan
Curriculum/s: CST,

This brief article mentions CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, as an effective light-touch technique that continues to grow in popularity.

My Dolphin Mentor
(October 4th, 2012)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses his experiences meeting a dolphin named AJ—how AJ gave him the gift of dolphin energy.

CranioSacral Therapy vs. Cranial Osteopathy: Differences Divide
(October 4th, 2012)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, offers a brief historical overview of the origins of these disciplines in addition to discussing the differences between these approaches.

Hospitals Embracing Massage
(October 1st, 2012)
By: Kathryn Feather
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Neural ManipulationT,

An increasing number of hospitals are employing qualified massage therapists as health care consumers are requesting massage therapy to deal with certain health conditions.

CranioSacral Therapy...What is it really?
(October 1st, 2012)
By: Mariann Sisco PT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article is an excellent overview of CranioSacral Therapy. The author includes current research on various applications of CST for conditions such as migraines, dementia and lateral epicondylitis. An summary of the history of the development of CST is included, as well as details anatomy and physiology upon which CST is built.

Kramer Receives Innovative Craniosacral Therapy Training
(September 28th, 2012)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

News brief on Lori Kramer completing a CSI class and general information about CranioSacral Therapy.

Survey of Lymphedema Patients Treated with Comprehensive Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP)
(September 28th, 2012)
By: Jane Ratcliff Hill, PhD, PT, Rhonda King Jarvis, LPTA
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This study/survey is available at http://www.iahe.com/html/support/details.php?id=10014

Visceral Manipulation - Czech Republic
(September 27th, 2012)
By: Helena Touskova, PT - Czech Republic
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

An introduction to Visceral Manipulation - in Czech language.

SomatoEmotional Release - Czech Language
(September 1st, 2012)
By: Helena Touskova, PT - Czech Republic
Curriculum/s: CST,

An introduction to SomatoEmotional Release and the benefits for patients.

A systematic review to evaluate the clinical benefits of craniosacral therapy
(August 24th, 2012)
By: Anna Jakel, Philip von Hauenschild
Curriculum/s: CST,

Summary Objective Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an alternative treatment approach, aiming to release restrictions around the spinal cord and brain and subsequently restore body function. A previously conducted systematic review did not obtain valid scientific evidence that CST was beneficial to patients. The aim of this review was to identify and critically evaluate the available literature regarding CST and to determine the clinical benefit of CST in the treatment of patients with a variety of clinical conditions. Methods Computerised literature searches were performed in Embase/Medline, Medline® In-Process, The Cochrane library, CINAHL, and AMED from database start to April 2011. Studies were identified according to pre-defined eligibility criteria. This included studies describing observational or randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in which CST as the only treatment method was used, and studies published in the English language. The methodological quality of the trials was assessed using the Downs and Black checklist. Results Only seven studies met the inclusion criteria, of which three studies were RCTs and four were of observational study design. Positive clinical outcomes were reported for pain reduction and improvement in general well-being of patients. Methodological Downs and Black quality scores ranged from 2 to 22 points out of a theoretical maximum of 27 points, with RCTs showing the highest overall scores. Conclusion This review revealed the paucity of CST research in patients with different clinical pathologies. CST assessment is feasible in RCTs and has the potential of providing valuable outcomes to further support clinical decision making. However, due to the current moderate methodological quality of the included studies, further research is needed.

Alternative Medicine Rarely Discussed with Doctor
(August 23rd, 2012)
By: Yahoo! Health News
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Healing from the Core, Heart Centered Therapy,

The article starts with the statement “alternative medicine rarely discussed with doctors”. Of the 1,559 individuals surveyed, 63% reported having used one or more complementary and alternative medicine. But, 69% of of those individuals did not discuss CAM with their doctors. The article discusses the importance of communicating their alternative treatments to their doctors.

New View on CSF Circulation: CSF production and CSF absorption by brain capillaries
(August 16th, 2012)
By: Dan Greitz
Curriculum/s: CST,

At the Department of Neuroradiology in Stockholm, Sweden, Dan Grietz attempts to make a scientifically-based case that the capillaries of the brain both produce and absorb cerebrospinal fluid,vs the ventricles to the granulation bodies.

Upledger Institute International Response to Article &#39;Craniosacral Rhythm - Where does it stand?&#39;
(August 15th, 2012)
By: Upledger Institute International
Curriculum/s: CST,

UII was asked for a response to it. The original article is noted in black text, and UII has added their response throughout the original article, starting each section with "UII" and highlighting their response in yellow. The full Journal article is available at the end of UII&#39;s response.

Scientists Discover Cleansing System in Brain
(August 15th, 2012)
By: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

A previously unrecognized system that drains waste from the brain at a rapid clip has been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The highly organized system acts like a series of pipes that piggyback on the brain’s blood vessels, sort of a shadow plumbing system that seems to serve much the same function in the brain as the lymph system does in the rest of the body – to drain away waste products.

CranioSacral Therapy and the High-Performance Athlete
(July 9th, 2012)
By: John Matthew Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this article the author retells a story of a high performance athlete and professional cyclist that was feeling &#39;off-center&#39; was helped by CranioSacral Therapy. In just one session he was feeling balanced again and continues to receive treatments as part of his regular body-work sessions to alleviate restrictions and keep his feeling of being centered.

Bodywork Can Improve Abdominal Health
(July 1st, 2012)
By: Gay Lacy, LMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

For abdominal health, Visceral Manipulation and Lymph Drainage Therapy are a great combination to bring the body closer to wellness

The impact of acupuncture and craniosacral therapy
(June 19th, 2012)
By: Mehl-Madrona L. Kligler B, Silverman S, Lvnton H, Merrell W.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract of a study testing the reliability of the combination of acupunture and CST as treatment choices for asthma, with inconclusive findings as to whether the combination is more effective than each modality separately. Both modalities were, however, found to be effective to improving the quality of life with asthma, as well as decreasing the anxiety that can be associated with it.

Case Study: How CranioSacral Therapy is Used Along with Feldenkrais Method to Change the Life of a Very Unhealthy Person
(June 18th, 2012)
By: Ann Harman, D.O.
Curriculum/s: CST, The Feldenkrais Method for CranioSacral Therapists,

A case study that illustrates how CranioSacral Therapy is used along with Feldenkrais Method to change the life of a very unhealthy person, over several years of on-going work.

Visceral Manipulation - Korean
(June 1st, 2012)
By: Soon Kyu Hong
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

This is a interview of Visceral Manipulation Teacher Ron Mariotti that was published in a Korean Healthcare Journal in Seoul, Korea. The interview is in Korean and is regarding general questions on Visceral Manipulation.

Endometriosis and Physical Therapy
(June 1st, 2012)
By: Michele McGurk, PT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder affecting approximately 176 million women and girls world-wide. Scar tissue and adhesions can develop due to Endometriosis. This fibrous connective tissue that forms between different surfaces in the body can distort or restrict the movement of a woman’s internal anatomy. Visceral Manipulation is a technique that could treat or prevent the formation of adhesions and could lead to fewer post-operative complications.

Muscle Energy
(June 1st, 2012)
By: Dr. Kerry D’Ambrogio
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release,

Neural Muscle Energy Technique (MET) primarily reduces the tone in a hypertonic muscle, re-establishing its normal resting length. Shortened and hypertonic muscles frequently are the reason for restricted motion of a joint or a group of joints. Using isometric contractions created by the interplay between therapist and patient, MET gently re-educates the hypertonic muscle to its original range and function.

Surgical Intervention Averted with CranioSacral Therapy
(June 1st, 2012)
By: John Matthew Upledger
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this article John Matthew Upledger interviews Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D, (a certified CranioSacral Therapy practitioner) and relays the case of a young boy, Matt, who recommended brain surgery was averted using CranioSacral Therapy to find and eliminate his chronic headaches. Also described is the pressurestat model of CSF developed by Dr. John Upledger. Tim Hutton said that this case provides strong evidence for the validity of the pressurestat theory. Matt&#39;s case is also a prime example of how our bodies hold tension from every trauma we have ever experienced.

Ann Romney, Multiple Sclerosis and Craniosacral Therapy
(May 21st, 2012)
By: Lud Deppisch
Curriculum/s: CST,

Ann Romney, the wife of the presumptive 2012 Republican nominee for president, spoke about her multiple sclerosis (MS) and the treatments she has used to combat it.Some of the therapies she has employed fall under the rubric of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). In addition to acupuncture and reflexology, craniosacral therapy has been helpful to her.

Motor Cortex Communicates with Kidney
(May 9th, 2012)
By: Levinthal DJ, Strick PL.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

We used retrograde transneuronal transport of rabies virus from the rat kidney to identify the areas of the cerebral cortex that are potential sources of central commands for the neural regulation of this organ. Our results indicate that multiple motor and nonmotor areas of the cerebral cortex contain output neurons that indirectly influence kidney function.

Violence ages children&#39;s DNA, shortens their chromosomes
(April 24th, 2012)
By: Liz Szabo
Curriculum/s: CST,

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-04-24/violence-cellular-mark/54493338/1

The Effects of Cranial Manual Therapy and Myofascial Release Technique on Somatic Tinnitus in Individuals without Otic Pathology
(April 1st, 2012)
By: Amir Massoud Arab PT, PhD, Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh PT, PhD, OCS
Curriculum/s: CST,

Tinnitus is defined as hearing a sound in the absence of any external auditory stimulus. Somatic or craniocervical tinnitus, which is present in patients without any detectable ear/nerve disorders, is associated with somatic disorders such as myofascial pain syndrome, or cervical and cranial dysfunctions. Craniosacral manual techniques for correcting cranial bone dysfunctions and myofascial release for myofascial pain could improve somatic tinnitus.

A Comparative Study of Cervical Hysteresis Characteristics after Various
(April 1st, 2012)
By: Precious L. Barnes, MS; Francisco Laboy III, DO; Lauren Noto-Bell, DO; Veronica Ferencz,
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, Neural ManipulationT,

Using Osteopathic Manipulative Technique (OMT), Muscle Energy, Counterstrain and Balanced Ligamentous Technique, positive results are shown in myofascial mobility of the cervical spine. A Spineliner is used to measure results.

Low back pain and kidney mobility: local osteopathic fascial manipulation
(April 1st, 2012)
By: Paolo Tozzi, Bsc (Hons) Ost, DO, PT *; Davide Bongiorno, MD, DO ; Claudio Vitturini
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Study using Osteopathic Fascial Mobility (OFM) technique, which consists of Fascial Unwinding and Still Point, to show the relationship between and symptom improvement of renal immobility and low back pain.

Surgical reconsiderations in regard to the anatomy of the renal fascia
(April 1st, 2012)
By: Nobuki Furubayashi1, Ryosuke Takahashi2, Motonobu Nakamura1, Ken Hishikawa1, Atsushi
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Observations made during a radical nephrectomy, showing differences in renal fascia and the retroperitoneal area around the kidney.

PT Classroom - Muscle Energy Technique
(April 1st, 2012)
By: Dr. Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release,

Dr. D&#39;Ambrogio explains what Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are and how it developed. He further describes how MET can be used in the clinical setting to alleviate pain and dysfunction in the low back, lumbar, hips, knees, and upper extremities just to name a few of the areas pain and joint problems that it can address.

The Therapeutic Value of Neural Manipulation
(April 1st, 2012)
By: Barbara LeVan, PT, BI-D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

Barbara LeVan, PT, BI-D explains in detail what Neural Manipulation is and why it is essential for nerves to be able to move freely in its environment. She adds that Neural Manipulation is involved in all body functions and without neural control certain visceral activity cannot be maintained. She concludes with information on how Neural Manipulation can help you and briefly on how it is performed.

Reduction of Current Migraine Headache Pain Following Neck Massage and Spinal Manipulation
(March 31st, 2012)
By: Younes Jahangiri Noudeh, MD,,* Nasibeh Vatankhah, MD, and Hamid R. Baradaran, MD, PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

This abstract talks about how some manual therapies are helpful for headaches and migraines.

The Mini Face-Lift Effects of Lymph Drainage Therapy
(February 1st, 2012)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In this article Dr. Chikly explains how Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)can have results similar to that of face-lifts. Since LDT has a profound affect on body tissue, at once influencing the connective tissue, lymph and interstitial fluid, results can range from alleviation of swelling/edema, lessening pain, and reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles. LDT also can improve the skin&#39;s tone and texture.

Visceral Mobilization Can Lyse and Prevent Peritoneal Adhesions in a Rat Model
(January 1st, 2012)
By: Geoffrey M. Bove, DC, PhD, Susan L. Shapelle, RMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Following cecal and abdominal wall surgery that resulted in palpable peritoneal adhesions in lab rats, visceral manipulation techniques were applied to a group of the rats. The results showed, using therapist palpation, a significant decrease in the severity of adhesions in the group(s)that received visceral manipulation techniques.

A TISSUE PRESSURE MODEL FOR THE PALPATORY PERCEPTION OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE CRANIAL RHYTHMIC IMPULSE
(January 1st, 2012)
By: James M. Norton, Ph.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

This mathematical analysis assumes that the sensation described as the CRI is related to the activation of slowly adapting cutaneous mechanoreceptors, that the deforming forces stimulating these mechanoreceptors are the tissue pressures of both the examiner and the subject, and that the sources of changes in these tissue pressures are the combined respiratory and cardiovascular rhythms of both examiner and subject.

Observational study of the effects of J. Upledger’s ten-step protocol of craniosacral therapy in the treatment of patients with unspecific psychosomatic disorders
(January 1st, 2012)
By: Wolfgang Schüers
Curriculum/s: CST,

25 patients with indescript psychosomatic disorders were treated with Upledger 10-step protocols. Results showed little to no change. Variables are cited as to why this may have occurred. An uncited factor may be that somatoemotional release was not included in the treatment process.

Central Action of Peripherally Applied Botulinum Toxin Type A on Pain and Dural Protein Extravasation in Rat Model of Trigeminal Neuropathy
(January 1st, 2012)
By: Boris Filipovic, Ivica Matak, Lidija Bach-Rojecky, Zdravko Lackovic
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation,

A study using rats to investigate if Infraorbital nerve constriction (IoNC) is accompanied by dural estravasation and if botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) can reduce pain and dural extravasation is presented. The conclusion of the research shows two different types of pain, IoNC and formalin, are accompanied by dural estravasation. The lasting effect of a unilateral injection of BoNT/A in experimental animals suggest that BoNT/A might have a long-term beneficial effect in craniofacial pain associated with dural neurogenic inflammation. Bilateral effects of BoNT/A and dependence on retrograde axonal transport suggest a central site of its action.

Combined Manual Therapy Techniques for the Treatment of Women With Infertility: A Case Series
(January 1st, 2012)
By: Mary Ellen Kramp, DPT, CLT-LANA
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This article outlines a case study of 10 previously infertile women and the conclusion shows that 6 of 10 previously infertile women were able to conceive within 3 months after receiving various manual therapy techniques to the pelvis. This fertility rate of 60% within a 3-month period is the same as that of fertile couples. These findings suggest that manual therapy applied to the pelvis could be a viable treatment option for infertile women and should be investigated further.

Concussion and Post-concussion Syndrome Is craniosacral therapy an appropriate treatment modality?
(November 2nd, 2011)
By: Yonina Chernick
Curriculum/s: CST,

Patients with concussion and post-concussion need to be treated to assist healing of the neurological, vascular and autonomic components of these injuries. This article talks about how Craniosacral therapy is one approach that may be applied by experienced therapists to facilitate this process.

Manual Therapy for Post-Concussion Syndrome
(October 23rd, 2011)
By: Amy Garrigues, Pt, DPT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Objectives: Discuss evidence for manual therapy in patients with symptoms of headache, dizziness, oculomotor impairments and neck pain Learn and practice manual techniques  Discuss integration of manual therapy evaluation and treatment of patients following concussion

A Novel Massage Therapy Technique for Management of Chronic Cervical Pain: A Case Series
(September 30th, 2011)
By: William R. Thompson, DPT, PhD, Ronald Carter, LMT, NCBTMB, CPT, Benjamin Rohe, MS,Randall L. Duncan, PhD, and Carlton R. Cooper, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract article talks about how massage therapy is helpful for chronic neck pain and a provides a case report.

Healing from the freeze, The vagus nerve, emotions and the difficulty with mindfulness practices
(August 18th, 2011)
By: TRACY A. ANDREWS, MSOM, LAC
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Van der Kolk believes that bodywork and somatic re-education are essential components to releasing, and restoring function to tissues and organs that have lost mobility due to years of fleeing from those physical sensations.

Credibility of Low-Strength Static Magnet Therapy as an Attention Control Intervention for a Randomized Controlled Study of CranioSacral Therapy for Migraine Headaches
(April 1st, 2011)
By: Mataran-Penarrocha, G.A., Castro-Sanchez, A.M., Carballo Garcıa, G., Moreno-Lorenzo, C., Parron Carreno, T., & Onieva Zafra, M.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011; article ID 178769. Synopsis: Craniosacral therapy improves the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia, reducing their perception of pain and fatigue and improving their night rest and mood, with an increase in physical function. Craniosacral therapy . . . also reduces anxiety levels, partially improving the depressive state.

Visceral Manipulation and NDT
(March 7th, 2011)
By: Nancy Dilger, MA, PT, PCS, CKTP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

So what makes Neuro-Developmental Treatment and visceral manipulation complementary therapies? NDT is based on the sensori-motor development of postural control with emphasis on biomechanical alignment for efficiency of movement. Furthermore, with the organization of movement comes the recognition that the development of movement is multi-planar: sagittal, frontal and transverse. This concept is one of the many commonalities between NDT and VM. Dealing with the visceral system includes, but is not exclusive to, nutrition, digestions, absorption and elimination. All too frequently our patients may have feeding issues and more often than not, problems with constipation. More specifically with developmental delay, there is a decrease in mobility, which translates to decreased visceral motility.

Tinnitus is the result of the brain trying, but failing, to repair itself
(January 15th, 2011)
By: Georgetown University Medical Center
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Tinnitus appears to be produced by an unfortunate confluence of structural and functional changes in the brain, say neuroscientists.

3D reconstruction of the crural and thoracolumbar fasciae
(January 4th, 2011)
By: L. Benetazzo • A. Bizzego • R. De Caro • G. Frigo • D. Guidolin • C. Stecco
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release,

Abstract Purpose To create computerized three-dimensional models of the crural fascia and of the superficial layer of the thoracolumbar fascia. Methods Serial sections of these two fasciae, stained with Azan-Mallory, van Gieson and anti-S100 antibody stains,were recorded. The resulting images were merged (Image Zone 5.0 software) and aligned (MatLab Image Processing Toolkit). Color thresholding was applied to identify the structures of interest. 3D models were obtained with Tcl/Tk scripts and Paraview 3.2.1 software. From these models,the morphometric features of these fasciae were evaluated with ImageJ. Results In the crural fascia, collagen fibers represent less than 20% of the total volume, arranged in three distinct sub-layers (mean thickness, 115 lm), separated by a layer of loose connective tissue (mean thickness, 43 lm). Inside a single sub-layer, all the fibers are parallel, whereas the angle between the fibers of adjacent layers is about 78. Elastic fibers are less than 1%. Nervous fibers are mostly concentrated in the middle layer. The superficial layer of the thoracolumbar fascia is also formed of three thinner sub-layers, but only the superficial one is similar to the crural fascia sub-layers, the intermediate one is similar to a flat tendon, and the deep one is formed of loose connective tissue. Only the superficial sub-layer has rich innervation and a few elastic fibers. Discussion Computerized three-dimensional models provide a detailed representation of the fascial structure, for better understanding of the interactions among the different components. This is a fundamental step in understanding the mechanical behavior of the fasciae and their role in pathology.

Placebo response to manual therapy: something out of nothing?
(January 1st, 2011)
By: Joel E Bialosky, Mark D Bishop, Steven Z George, Michael E Robinson
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Neural ManipulationT,

The mechanisms through which manual therapy inhibits musculoskeletal pain are likely multifaceted and related to the interaction between the intervention, the patient, the practitioner, and the environment. Placebo is traditionally considered an inert intervention; however, the pain research literature suggests that placebo is an active hypoalgesic agent.

The palpated cranial rhythmic impulse (CRI): Its normative rate and examiner experience
(January 1st, 2011)
By: Nicette Sergueef; Melissa A. Greer; Kenneth E. Nelson; Thomas Glonek
Curriculum/s: CST,

The study review involves data regarding the palpation of the normal range of the cranial rhythmic impulse (CRI) by different examiners, all in different levels of experience and expertise. Results showed that the more experienced examiners palpated the rhythm with more accuracy and consistency.

A randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of craniosacral therapy on pain and heart rate variability in fibromyalgia patients
(January 1st, 2011)
By: Mataran-Penarrocha, G.A., Castro-Sanchez, A.M., Carballo Garcıa, G., Moreno-Lorenzo, C., Parron Carreno, T., & Onieva Zafra, M.D.
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article explores the influence of Craniosacral Therapy on anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Synopsis: Craniosacral therapy improves the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia, reducing their perception of pain and fatigue and improving their night rest and mood, with an increase in physical function. Craniosacral therapy . . . also reduces anxiety levels, partially improving the depressive state.

Layers of the abdominal wall: anatomical investigation of subcutaneous tissue and superficial fascia
(December 23rd, 2010)
By: Luca Lancerotto • Carla Stecco • Veronica Macchi • Andrea Porzionato • Antonio Stecco • Raffaele De Caro
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Abstract: Introduction In recent times new surgical approaches have been developed, in which subcutaneous tissue is the primary object, such as flaps and fat removal techniques, but different descriptions and abundance of terminology persist in Literature about this tissue. Aim and methods In order to investigate the structure of abdominal subcutaneous tissue, macroscopic and microscopic analyses of its layers were performed in 10 fresh cadavers. Results were compared with in vivo CT images of the abdomen of 10 subjects. Results The subcutaneous tissue of the abdomen comprises three layers: a superficial adipose layer (SAT), a membranous layer, and a deep adipose layer (DAT). The SAT presented fibrous septa that defined polygonal-oval lobes of fat cells with a mean circularity factor of 0.856 ± 0.113. The membranous layer is a continuous fibrous membrane rich in elastic fibers with a mean thickness of 847.4 ± 295 lm. In the DAT the fibrous septa were predominantly obliquely-horizontally oriented, defining large, flat, polygonal lobes of fat cells (circularity factor: mean 0.473 ± 0.07). The CT scans confirm these findings, showing a variation of the thickness of the SAT, DAT and membranous layer according with the subjects and with the regions. Discussion: The distinction of SAT and DAT and their anatomic differences are key elements in modern approaches to liposuction. The membranous layer appears to be also a dissection plane which merits further attention. According with the revision of Literature, the Authors propose that the term ‘‘superficial fascia’’ should only be used as a synonym for the membranous layer.

Hands On Research: The Science of Touch
(September 29th, 2010)
By: Dacher Keltner
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

Objectification of differences in cranial mobility through the alternative rocking of temporal bones
(September 1st, 2010)
By: Gines Domenech Ratto, MD PhD; Matilde Moreno Cascales, MD PhD; Donato Martinez Mateo, PT DO MRO
Curriculum/s: CST,

This abstract, written in Spanish and translated into English, describes a study wherein alternative rocking of the temporal bones was used to assess the different degree of mobility of the temporal bones in different age groups.

Alleviating Ear Infections Through Craniosacral Therapy
(July 26th, 2010)
By: Tad Wanveer, L.M.B.T., C.S.T.-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Craniosacral therapy can help children overcome ear infections by improving Eustachian tube (ET) shape. Chronic ear infections may be related to speech, language and learning disabilities, plus over time they can excessively strain the immune system. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle method of freeing a child’s ET of obstruction or congestion, which can promote drainage of substances out of the middle ear and relieve excessive pressure from inside the middle ear.

A randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of craniosacral therapy on pain and heart rate variability in fibromyalgia patients
(April 16th, 2010)
By: Adelaida Marı´a Castro-Sa´nchez; Guillermo A Matara´ n-Pen˜ arrocha; Nuria Sa´ nchez-Labraca; Jose´ Manuel Quesada-Rubio; Jose´ Granero-Molina; Carmen Moreno-Lorenzo
Curriculum/s: CST,

Ninety-two patients with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to an intervention group or placebo group. After 20 weeks of treatment, the intervention group showed significant reduction in pain, thus it was determined that craniosacral therapy improved medium-term pain symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.

The Connections Between Emotional Stress, Trauma and Physical Pain
(April 8th, 2010)
By: Susanne Babbel, PhD, MFT
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author states "Since trauma has been found to have a strong correlation to chronic pain, a combination of psychotherapy and physical therapy would be the most logical pain management option for stress and chronic pain relief. Psychotherapy that uses imagery, addresses the nervous system, and facilitates cognitive behavioral therapy is recommended." CranioSacral Therapy was mentioned as one of the recommended treatments as it helps to calm the nervous system.

The function and structure of the cerebrospinal fluid outflow system
(January 1st, 2010)
By: Michael Pollay
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This scientific review discusses the anatomy and physiology of the CSF drainage systems, via both the arachnoid granulation structures as well as the lymph system, and how this may relate to various pathologies. Although this is not a research study, per say, it contains ample research information that may be helpful to other researchers.

The use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients attending a UK headache clinic
(January 1st, 2010)
By: Thomas D. Lambert, Karen E. Morrison, Julie Edwards, C.E. Clarke
Curriculum/s: CST, Process Acupressure,

This study looks at the validity of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) in the treatment of headache patients. Treatment modalities include craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, Reiki, acupressure and osteopathy. The results are favorable.

Farewell: Keep Sharing the Love
(November 1st, 2009)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

After nearly nine years of contributing as a columnist for Massage Today, Dr. John Upledger tells his readers farewell and leaves us with inspiring insight to this special field of work.

Temporal Bone Misalignment and Motion Asymmetry as a Cause of Vertigo: The Craniosacral Model
(November 1st, 2009)
By: David C. Christine, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is a narrative review of the literature which describes and supports a theoretical link between dysfunction of the craniosacral system and vertigo. Dysfunction of the craniosacral system may include osseous, dural membrane and fascial restrictions leading to asymmetric temporal bone movement, and hence vertigo.

Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia
(September 3rd, 2009)
By: Mataran-Penarrocha GA, Castro-Sanchez AM. Garcia GC, Moreno-Lorenzo C, Carreno
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this study conducted in Spain, 84 patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia were included in this study to determine the effects of Craniosacral Therapy on the anxiety,depression and quality of life that is often associated with fibromyalgia. It was determined that approaching fibromyalgia by means of craniosacral therapy contributes to improving anxiety and quality of life levels.

PTSD could be treated with Craniosacral Therapy according to a research study
(August 21st, 2009)
By: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article explains that according to Dr. Chavez, CranioSacral Therapy can be an effective treatment for trauma including PTSD.

Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia
(July 1st, 2009)
By: Guillermo A. Mataran-Pe ´ narrocha, ˜ 1 Adelaida Mar´Ä±a Castro-Sanchez, ´ 2 Gloria Carballo Garc´Ä±a,3 Carmen Moreno-Lorenzo,1 Tesifon Parr ´ on Carre ´ no, ˜ 4 and Mar´Ä±a Dolores Onieva Zafra5
Curriculum/s: CST,

Fibromyalgia is considered as a combination of physical, psychological and social disabilities. The causes of pathologic mechanism underlying fibromyalgia are unknown, but fibromyalgia may lead to reduced quality of life. The objective of this study was to analyze the repercussions of craniosacral therapy on depression, anxiety and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients with painful symptoms. An experimental, double-blind longitudinal clinical trial design was undertaken. Eighty-four patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to an intervention group (craniosacral therapy) or placebo group (simulated treatment with disconnected ultrasound). The treatment period was 25 weeks. Anxiety, pain, sleep quality, depression and quality of life were determined at baseline and at 10 minutes, 6 months and 1-year post-treatment. State anxiety and trait anxiety, pain, quality of life and Pittsburgh sleep quality index were significantly higher in the intervention versus placebo group after the treatment period and at the 6-month follow-up. However, at the 1-year follow-up, the groups only differed in the Pittsburgh sleep quality index. Approaching fibromyalgia by means of craniosacral therapy contributes to improving anxiety and quality of life levels in these patients.

Effect of craniosacral therapy on lower urinary tract signs and symptoms in multiple sclerosis
(June 1st, 2009)
By: Gil Raviv a,b,*, Shai Shefi a , Dalia Nizani b , Anat Achiron b
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract: To examine whether craniosacral therapy improves lower urinary tract symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. A prospective cohort study. Out-patient clinic of multiple sclerosis center in a referral medical center. Hands on craniosacral therapy (CST). Change in lower urinary tract symptoms, post voiding residual volume and quality of life. Patients from our multiple sclerosis clinic were assessed before and after craniosacral therapy. Evaluation included neurological examination, disability status determination, ultrasonographic post voiding residual volume estimation and questionnaires regarding lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life. Twenty eight patients met eligibility criteria and were included in this study. Comparison of post voiding residual volume, lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life before and after craniosacral therapy revealed a significant improvement (0.001 > p > 0.0001). CST was found to be an effective means for treating lower urinary tract symptoms and improving quality of life in MS patients.

Effect of craniosacral therapy on lower urinary tract signs and symptoms in multiple sclerosis
(May 1st, 2009)
By: Raviv G. Shefi S, Nizani D. Achiron A.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Multiple Sclerosis patients were treated with CST, and it was found to be an effective means for treating lower urinary tract symptoms and improving quality of life in MS patients.

Unwinding Meridians to Reverse Anemia
(April 7th, 2009)
By: Kenneth R. Koles, PhD, DSc, RAc, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article provides a case story about anemia and treating her with unwinding the meridians using the craniosacral rhythm.

Craniosacral Therapy: Helping Improve Brain Function
(January 1st, 2009)
By: Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

Using CranioSacral Therapy (CST) to help children with autism and improve brain function.

Effect of craniosacral therapy on lower urinary tract signs and symptoms in multiple sclerosis
(January 1st, 2009)
By: Gil Raviv a,b,*, Shai Shefi a , Dalia Nizani b , Anat Achiron b
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract: To examine whether craniosacral therapy improves lower urinary tract symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. A prospective cohort study. Out-patient clinic of multiple sclerosis center in a referral medical center. Hands on craniosacral therapy (CST). Change in lower urinary tract symptoms, post voiding residual volume and quality of life. Patients from our multiple sclerosis clinic were assessed before and after craniosacral therapy. Evaluation included neurological examination, disability status determination, ultrasonographic post voiding residual volume estimation and questionnaires regarding lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life. Twenty eight patients met eligibility criteria and were included in this study. Comparison of post voiding residual volume, lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life before and after craniosacral therapy revealed a significant improvement (0.001 > p > 0.0001). CST was found to be an effective means for treating lower urinary tract symptoms and improving quality of life in MS patients.

Who Lives Behind the Mask?
(December 1st, 2008)
By: Stan Gerome, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Stan describes his journey of discovering negative emotions and how to live with them in our day-to-day lives. http://www.upledger.com/newsletters/UpDateWin08.pdf

Unwinding the Meridians With CranioSacral Therapy to Release Old Blocks
(June 2nd, 2008)
By: Ken Koles, PhD, DSc, RAc, Dipl. NCCAOM, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article talks about CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and acupuncture being effective avenues of strengthening the flow of energy throughout the body to enhance health. Combining the two can dramatically increase your ability to resolve musculoskeletal problems, organ issues, systemic imbalances and, as you’ll see, even the oldest blocks.

Unwinding the Meridians With CranioSacral Therapy to Release Old Blocks
(June 2nd, 2008)
By: Ken Koles, PhD, DSc, RAc, Dipl. NCCAOM, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article talks about CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and acupuncture being effective avenues of strengthening the flow of energy throughout the body to enhance health. Combining the two can dramatically increase your ability to resolve musculoskeletal problems, organ issues, systemic imbalances and, as you’ll see, even the oldest blocks.

The effect of tissue expansion on skull bones in the paediatric age group from 2 to 7 years old
(April 1st, 2008)
By: M.M. El-saadi; M.A. Nasr
Curriculum/s: CST,

This study, using skull expanders with CT imaging analysis in children ages 2-7, shows that changes do occur at the suture lines, as well as within the bones themselves.

Untangling the Meridians With CranioSacral Therapy
(March 5th, 2008)
By: By Kenneth R. Koles, PhD, DSc, RAc, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy (CST) are two wonderfully effective modalities of healing that utilize the body&#39;s wisdom to heal itself. Both of them use cycles of energy flow rhythms Untangling the meridians has been very useful in musculoskeletal problems, organ issues and also in systemic imbalances. Ken offers one case study.

Craniosacral Still Point Technique: Exploring Its Effects in Individuals with Dementia
(March 1st, 2008)
By: Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN; Laura K. Hart, PhD, RN; M. Bridget Zimmerman, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

This research study explores the effects of craniosacral Still point techniques in a small population of patients with dementia. Findings indicated statistaclly significant reduction in a scores for M-CMAI (modified Cohen Manfield Agitation Inventory). Research participants were more cooperative during caregiving activities and displayed meaningful interactions with family and caregiving staff.

Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves Book Review
(March 1st, 2008)
By: Christoph Sommer, Heilpraktiker, Rolfer, BI Diplomate
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation,

This is an excellent perspective on Barral and Croibier&#39;s textbook Manual Therapy for the Peripheral Nerves. It also includes a short discussion about their second book on Neural Manipulation called Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves.

Therapists Preparing to Bring ‘Alternative’ Relief to Sderot
(February 25th, 2008)
By: Shelly Paz
Curriculum/s: CST,

Daniel Tarlow a CranioSacral Therapist asks for other therapists to donate their time to give therapeutic treatment to the stressed and traumatized people of Sderot. Available at www.jpost.com.

Gentle Touch Provides Health Benefits
(February 13th, 2008)
By: Valerie Zehl
Curriculum/s: CST,

How therapist, Pat Collins uses CranioSacral Therapy to relieve a variety of patients’ ailments. Available at www.pressconnects.com.

Oklahomans Look to ‘Miracle Therapy’ to Relieve Pain, Autism
(February 1st, 2008)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This articles tells how CranioSacral Therapy relieves back pain, TMJ, and even autism. Available at www.koco.com.

CranioSacral Therapy Targets Nerves
(January 28th, 2008)
By: Linda Bickford
Curriculum/s: CST,

How Therapist, Carol McClellan, uses CranioSacral Therapy to help a 5-year-old with Aicardia Syndrome.

LilyPond Welcomes CranioSacral Practitioner
(January 24th, 2008)
By: LilyPond Aquatic Center
Curriculum/s: CST,

Terry Miller uses BioAquatic CranioSacral Therapy on patients for a wide varity of ailments. Available at www.villagesoup.com.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cell Patterns
(January 15th, 2008)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

PTSD is caused by a traumatic event. When a portion of the body, perhaps even a single cell, maintains a pattern of trauma, it can create an inner feeling of the traumatic event. Craniosacral therapy can help the body change cell shape through gentle techniques that improve inherent pathways of self-correction. As cells change and correct their shapes, the trauma imbedded within the cells can be processed with greater efficiency.

Craniosacral Still Point Technique - Exploring its Effects in Individiuals with Dementia
(January 1st, 2008)
By: Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN;Laura K. Hart, PhD, RN; and M. Bridget Zimmerman, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

The purpose of this 12 week pilot study was to explore the effects of Craniosacral Still Point Technique on individuals with dementia, with an emphasis on agitation. 9 dementia patients received still points, with significant decreases in agitated behavior resulting, measured by the M-CMAI scale, as well as staff and family observations.

The effect of oscillating-energy manual therapy on
(January 1st, 2008)
By: Nourbakhsh MR, Fearon FJ.
Curriculum/s: CST,

Patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis were treated with the Craniosacral V-spread technique. All participants who received treatment had significant positive results.

The Effect of Oscillating Energy Manual Therapy on Lateral Epicondylitis:A Randomized, Placebocontrol, Double-blinded Study
(January 1st, 2008)
By: Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh, PT, PhD, OCS, Frank Fearon, DHSc
Curriculum/s: CST,

Patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis were treated with Craniosacral V-spread technique (referred to as OEMT or oscillating-energy manual technique in this study, with significant positive results, measured by pain associated with palpation, grip strength and functional tests.

Case Study in Pediatric Asthma: The Corrective Aspect of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy
(January 1st, 2008)
By: Barry R. Gillespie, DMD, MSD, MT
Curriculum/s: CST,

A nine year old boy with advanced chronic asthma is treated with craniosacral therapy. Highly favorable results included significant improvements in diaphragmatic movement and nasal passage opening and clearing, as well as an increase in ease of breathing, thus an increase in activities.

CranioSacral Therapy: Gently Allowing the Body to Heal Itself
(December 12th, 2007)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article tells about CranioSacral Therapy and what is involved in a typical treatment. Available at www.battlecreekenquirer.com.

On Ethics
(December 2nd, 2007)
By: Randy Cohen
Curriculum/s: CST,

This short question and answer article is about the ethics of nurses using healing touch therapies on patients at hospitals. Available at The Palm Beach Post, December 2, 2007 archives.

Misconduct Costs Massage Therapist His License
(November 21st, 2007)
By: Peter Sur
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article is about the ethics of a massage therapist in Hawaii. Available at www.westhawaiitoday.com archives.

A New Patient Outreach Plan
(November 5th, 2007)
By: Phil Galewitz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

How some hospitals are now offering Healing Touch therapy as a supplement to their patients&#39; recovery from surgery. Available at USA Today November 5, 2007 archives.

One in 10 May Suffer From Sensory Sensitivity
(October 14th, 2007)
By: Brenda McHugh
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article tells about Sensory Sensitivity, its symptoms and how sensory integration is used to treat it. Available at Palm Beach Post October 14, 2007 archives.

CranioSacral Dynamics
(October 3rd, 2007)
By: Judith A. Fudge, B.Ed., Dip.T.
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is a paper presented at a conference on the detailed dynamics of CranioSacral Therapy

The Kids Are All Right
(September 1st, 2007)
By: Clare La Plante
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses children practicing ‘Peaceful Touch’ in the classrooms of Stockholm, Sweden in 2003. La Plante finds the ‘comfort of healthy touch can help children settle down and focus inward so that they are in an optimal state for learning’. The Upledger’s Compassionate Touch program briefly describes the pilot program in New Glarus, WI. Available at: http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/1651

Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
(September 1st, 2007)
By: Tad Wanveer
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Tad Wanveer to share his insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. Wanveer discusses dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and how CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to balance and correct dysfunction of the ANS through gentle manual techniques. Available at www.massagetoday.com in the September 2007 archives.

End Jaw Pain
(September 1st, 2007)
By: Amber Wolf
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is Wolf’s response to &#39;Letters&#39; section in the May issue. The article, &#39;Til Death Do Us Part?&#39; was about TMJ. Wolf was ‘dismayed the article didn’t mention craniosacral therapy as a tremendously effective treatment for this jaw condition’. For copies, contact the publisher.

Still Point Inducer
(August 1st, 2007)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article is an ad describing still point inducers usage and how to order.

Part 2: The Long Unwinding Road
(August 1st, 2007)
By: Lisa Upledger, D.C., CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this second part of a 3-part series, Dr. Upledger describes the origins and development of CranioSacral Therapy and how this technique can be incorporated into a massage practice.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: How CranioSacral Therapy Can Help
(July 1st, 2007)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Tad Wanveer to share his insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. Wanveer discusses how CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to help the autistic individual find greater ease, both within themselves and in the world around them, by decreasing structural stress and strain on their central nervous system.

Morphology, quality, and composition in mature human peritoneal adhesions
(June 29th, 2007)
By: Marcel Binnebösel & Uwe Klinge & Rafael Rosch & Karsten Junge & Petra Lynen-Jansen & Volker Schumpelick
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

Abstract Background and aim Peritoneal adhesions are caused by intra-abdominal surgery and can lead to relevant complications. Adhesions are supposed to consist of avascular scar tissue. The aim of the present study was to analyze whether mature postsurgical adhesions even after years still reveal a dynamic remodeling process. Materials and methods In a prospective analysis, we investigated tissue specimen of peritoneal adhesions in 40 patients after abdominal surgery. Expression of five parameters representing wound healing and remodeling were examined (MMP-2, Ki-67, apoptosis, collagen/protein ratio, and collagen type I/III ratio). Results Gender, age, and the number of previous operations had no impact on the parameters measured. Adhesion specimens were cell rich, containing mononuclear round cells, fibroblasts, adipose cells, and vascular endothelial cells. There was a positive expression of MMP-2 and apoptosis, whereas Ki-67 was marginal irrespective of adhesion maturity or quality. Adhesions classified as dense showed a significant increase in total collagen (118.2± 4.9 μg/mg) and collagen type I/III ratios (3.9±0.2), whereas there were no significant differences regarding the adhesion maturity. Conclusion The distinct composition of cellular components as well as of extracellular matrix proteins may reflect an interactive cross-talk between adhesion- and stromaderived cells even in mature adhesions. Our findings support the hypothesis that the disabilities of appropriate repair of the peritoneal surface leading to persistent adhesions are a consequence of a permanent process of disturbed remodeling.

The Force of Gentle Therapy
(June 4th, 2007)
By: Richard Fowler, PT
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article focuses on how to abandon the “no pain-no-gain” philosophy which can often unnecessarily hurt patients. At Fowler’s clinic, Gentle Pain Release Center, CranioSacral Therapy is used as their primary treatment modality. Listed in the article are several approaches to determine what degree of aggressiveness or gentleness is best for any given patient.

CranioSacral Therapy for Children With Sensory Integration Dysfunction
(June 1st, 2007)
By: Rebecca Flowers, OTR/L, BCP, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article defines sensory integration therapy and how, combined with CranioSacral Therapy, can ‘facilitate and further the changes that result from treatment’.

The Upledger Institute and Clinic: Powerful Skills From our Hands to Yours
(June 1st, 2007)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article acknowledges New Developments’ Newsletter is made possible by a grant from the Upledger Institute and Clinic. The article talks about the services provided by The Upledger Institute and The Upledger Clinic.

Upledger Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program
(June 1st, 2007)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

The article talks about Suzanne Bovenizer’s (certified CranioSacral Therapist) recent trip to the Bahamas, and her experience with the dolphins. For copies visit www.SpiritsEvolving.com.

Strong Enough for Parents, Gentle Enough for Their Kids
(June 1st, 2007)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how the gentle nature of CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to be highly effective with children of all ages.

Stepping Up to Fight Migraines
(May 26th, 2007)
By: Anne Rogers
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author writes about the many years she has been plagued with migraines. She talks about all the remedies she has tried, some successful, and some not. She also lists and discusses 20 ways to treat migraines. Listed among this list is CranioSacral Therapy, and names the Upledger Institute as offering this therapy.

A Touching Experience in Ireland
(May 1st, 2007)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger shares a touching story from a CranioSacral Therapist (Geraldine Nolan) in Dublin, and how CranioSacral Therapy affected a group of country travelers.

Why Incorporate CranioSacral Therapy Into an Existing Manual Therapy Practice?
(April 1st, 2007)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Tad Wanveer to share his insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. Wanveer discusses how CranioSacral Therapy how easily and effectively combines with many other forms of therapy.

CranioSacral Therapy as a Treatment for Breach Pregnancy
(March 1st, 2007)
By: Karen Burke, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article describes, in detail, how CranioSacral Therapy coached a breached baby’s position into the proper position for delivery.

Helping the Brain Drain: How CranioSacral Therapy Aids ADD/ADHD
(March 1st, 2007)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, and Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how CranioSacral Therapy can have a positive effect on brain and spinal cord functions. He talks about fluid movement being essential to optimal brain function and how CranioSacral Therapy relieves strain patterns and enhances fluid flow.

Greater Expectations
(March 1st, 2007)
By: Sally Wallace Lynch, MS, CD-N
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author talks about her feelings and discoveries during her first pregnancy. She outlines a “pregnancy action plan” for each trimester. As part of the plan, she recommends using CranioSacral Therapy as a means of syncing your bodies and minds. For copies, visit www.alternativemedicine.com.

CranioSacral Therapy Working With the Body’s Self-Correcting Mechanisms
(March 1st, 2007)
By: Lisa Upledger, D.C., CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this first of a 3-part series, Dr. Lisa Upledger describes the origins and development of CranioSacral Therapy, and how this technique can be incorporated into a massage practice. Dr. Upledger discusses the technique in action. While on a business trip, a patient was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. After only two weeks of treatment, his condition was almost completely relieved.

David Halfon’s a Natural to Direct Intensive Programs for The Upledger Clinic
(February 12th, 2007)
By: Mary Thurwachter
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article provides background and recent accomplishment information on Halfon, LMT. Halfon talks about the different rewarding work he does at The Upledger Clinic.

Scoliosis and CranioSacral Therapy
(February 1st, 2007)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Tad Wanveer to share his insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. Wanveer discusses how CranioSacral Therapy helps to unravel the mystery of the unknown origin of scoliosis.

Physiological effects of a CV4 cranial osteopathic technique on autonomic nervous system function: A preliminary investigation
(January 17th, 2007)
By: Kate Milnes, Robert W. Moran
Curriculum/s: CST,

The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the physiological effects resulting from the administration of a single cranial technique (CV4) compared with simple touch. Heart rate variability, respiration rate, galvanic skin resistance and skin temperature were measured, but there were minimal physiological changes observed. One of the limitations of the study is that the technique was performed on healthy asymptomatic individuals.

What I Do: Physical and Craniosacral Therapist
(January 8th, 2007)
By: Amanda Kramer
Curriculum/s: CST,

A Wisconsin therapist describes her experiences with CranioSacral Therapy. She was a physical therapist searching for other types of therapies that focused on the central nervous system. With CranioSacral Therapy, children had an increased calm, and improved attention and the ability for the kids to engage in school activities.

The Effectiveness of Craniosacral Therapy
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Brian Isbell; Sue Carroll
Curriculum/s: CST,

Using a modified MYMOP (Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile) as a measurement, this study shows positive results after craniosacral therapy treatment.

A History of Manipulative Therapy
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Erland Pettman, PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMT, COMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Neural ManipulationT,

Manipulative therapy has known a parallel development throughout many parts of the world. The earliest historical reference to the practice of manipulative therapy in Europe dates back to 400 BCE. Over the centuries, manipulative interventions have fallen in and out of favor with the medical profession. Manipulative therapy also was initially the mainstay of the two leading alternative health care systems, osteopathy and chiropractic.

Multipractitioner Upledger CranioSacral Therapy: Descriptive Outcome Study 2007–2008
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Rachel E. Harrison, MBChB, MRCGP, MFHom, CST and John S. Page, CST-D, MCSS
Curriculum/s: CST,

This study describes patients presenting for CranioSacral treatment, the conditions they present with, and the impact of treatment on both their symptoms and lives.

THE IMPACT OF ACUPUNCTURE AND CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN ADULTS WITH ASTHMA
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH, Shoshana Silverman, MSW, Holly Lynton, BS, Woodson Merrell, MD
Curriculum/s: CST, Process Acupressure,

This study sought to test for such synergy and to determine if complementary therapies would improve pulmonary function and quality of life for people suffering from asthma, as well as reducing anxiety, depression, and medication usage. Although synergy was not a result, it was concluded that acupuncture and/or craniosacral therapy are potentiallyuseful adjuncts to the conventional care of adults with asthma.

The Gift of Therapeutic Presence
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Curriculum/s: CST, Healing from the Core,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Suzanne Scurlock-Durana to share her insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. The article discusses the importance of strengthening your therapeutic presence. Scurlock-Durana lists guidelines for before the session, during the session and after the session.

Gentle Persuasion Releasing Developmental Restrictions With Light Touch Craniosacral Therapy
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Rebecca Flowers
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses how the lives of two babies were improved with CranioSacral Therapy. Dr. John E. Upledger, who developed CranioSacral Therapy ‘concedes that the true significance of his life’s work lies in the lives changed simply by helping the body’s natural healing mechanisms do their job’. The article also covers how CranioSacral Therapy was instrumental in preparing 15-month old conjoined twins Ahmed and Mohammed Ibrahim, for separation.

What’s Lymph Drainage Therapy; What Does it Offer?
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Jane Shepard, M.Ed., L.L.C.C.
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The article focuses on how the lymph system functions and what happens when it is not working well. It describes the Lymph Drainage Therapy process and lists well indicated conditions where Lymph Drainage Therapy can successfully be applied. It talks about the importance of Lymph Drainage Therapy in pathology, with special functionality for edema and lymphedema.

Treatment Preferences for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in Children with Chronic Pain
(January 1st, 2007)
By: Jennie C. I. Tsao, Marcia Meldrum, Su C. Kim, Margaret C. Jacob, and Lonnie K. Zeltzer
Curriculum/s: CST,

Abstract CAM therapies have become increasingly popular in pediatric populations. Yet, little is known about children&#39;s preferences for CAM. This study examined treatment preferences in chronic pediatric pain patients offered a choice of CAM therapies for their pain. Participants were 129 children (94 girls) (mean age = 14.5 years ± 2.4; range = 8–18 years) presenting at a multidisciplinary, tertiary clinic specializing in pediatric chronic pain. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to examine the relationships between CAM treatment preferences and patient&#39;s sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, as well as their self-reported level of functioning. Over 60% of patients elected to try at least one CAM approach for pain. The most popular CAM therapies were biofeedback, yoga and hypnosis; the least popular were art therapy and energy healing, with craniosacral, acupuncture and massage being intermediate. Patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (80%) were the most likely to try CAM versus those with other pain diagnoses. In multivariate analyses, pain duration emerged as a significant predictor of CAM preferences. For mind-based approaches (i.e. hypnosis, biofeedback and art therapy), pain duration and limitations in family activities were both significant predictors. When given a choice of CAM therapies, this sample of children with chronic pain, irrespective of pain diagnosis, preferred non-invasive approaches that enhanced relaxation and increased somatic control. Longer duration of pain and greater impairment in functioning, particularly during family activities increased the likelihood that such patients agreed to engage in CAM treatments, especially those that were categorized as mind-based modalities.

Dr. Christine Anderson, L.A. Chiropractor & Pedatric Expert, to Discuss Children’s Holiday Nutrition on KNX Nws Radio, Dec. 9
(December 8th, 2006)
By: Irwin Zucker
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is an announcement of Dr. Christine Anderson’s, Hollywood Chiropractor and producr of Dr. Christine Anderson’s Prenatal Yoga Dvd, interview on Dec 9th at 6:15 am on KNX News Radio. Dr. Anderson has completed CranioSacral Therapy I and II training from Upledger Institute in 2002. For copies, visit http://www.promotioninmotion.net.

It’s a Family Affair
(December 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses using CranioSacral Therapy in a child with Erb&#39;s palsy, and his mother who had a history of severe spinal problems.

Brain Clinic Opens in Bloomer
(November 30th, 2006)
By: Elisabeth Waldon
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article focuses on Penny Grinnell’ s Sheridan, MI clinic where she practices CranioSacral Therapy (CST). Grinnell is a registered nurse working at Carson City Hospital. She talks about the benefits of CST in treating chronic headaches, neck and back pain, stress-related discomfort, and other disorders.

Chronic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy, Part 2
(October 31st, 2006)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Tad Wanveer to share his insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. Wanveer discusses how ‘CranioSacral Therapy might enhance the body’s ability to naturally correct the imbalance and dysfunction that might be contributing to painful patterns.’

The New Fountain of Youth – Facelift Massage
(October 31st, 2006)
By: Kamala Thiagarajan
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The article lists the benefits of a facelift massage. There are five different techniques, including the Upledger Facelift, that are discussed in length. The Upledger Facelift incorporates Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in addition to massage. Developed by Mya Bremen, this facelift adds greater variety to the massage therapist’s repertoire.

Craniosacral Therapy: The Effects of Cranial Manipulation on Intracranial Pressure and Cranial Bone Movement
(October 30th, 2006)
By: Patrical A. Downey, PT, PhD, OCS, Timothy Barbano, BDS, MS, DMD, Rupali Kapur-Wadhwa, BDS, MS, DMD, James J. Sciote, DDS, MS, PhD, Michael I. Siegel, PhD, Mark P. Mooney, PhD
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is a research report on CranioSacral Therapy (CST). This report examines in technical detail, the effects of low loads of distractive force applied to frontal bones. There are charts and graphs to support their research report.

Craniosacral Therapy and Professional Responsibility
(October 29th, 2006)
By: Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Joshua A. Cleland, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Phil Schaible, PT, MS
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article examines an article in this issue written by Dr Downey and colleagues. Dr. Downey’s article explores the biological mechanisms of CranioSacral Therapy (CST). The resultss of this article, require the authors to seriously evaluate what role these techniques have in the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

New Treatment For Post-Concussion Syndrome Pioneered At UB
(October 16th, 2006)
By: University of Buffalo
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Sports medicine specialists in the University at Buffalo&#39;s Sports Medicine Institute have developed a new method for treating athletes who sustain post-concussion syndrome that, unlike the conventional approach, allows athletes to maintain conditioning while recovering gradually from the injury.

Families Who Got Help for Kids With Cleft Palates Gather to Share Experiences
(October 11th, 2006)
By: Michelle Sheldone
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article talks about a Palm Beach Gardens, FL resident whose son was born with a cleft palate. She turned to CranioSacral Therapy when she was homebound taking care of her son.

Chronic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy, Part 1
(October 1st, 2006)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John Upledger has asked Tad Wanveer to share his insights in this month’s ‘CranioSacrally Speaking’ column. Wanveer discusses how ‘irration and abnormal activity of pain-processing elements and circuits throughout the body and nervous system contribute to chronic pain’.

Understanding the E Word in Bodywork
(September 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Healing from the Core, Neural ManipulationT, Qigong T'chings, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger presents an abbreviated version of Tim Hutton’s presentation at the 2005 Beyond The Dura conference. Dr. Hutton talks about how the E-word – energy in bodywork is sense-oriented.

Easing Seizures
(August 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger presents two letters from therapists who used the gentle approach of CranioSacral Therapy in the treatment of seizures. One of the letters is a heartwarming account of how the therapist treated her son who was plagued with seizures.

Your Letters, E-mails and Comments
(August 1st, 2006)
By: Tedd Koren, D.C.
Curriculum/s: CST,

A Jeff Thompson, D.C., responds to Dr. Koren’s article “Do Cranial Bones Move? (Ask the Italians)” in the June 2006 issue. Thompson states there is nothing particularly convincing in this article to substantiate any significant motion of the cranial bones across the sutures. Dr. Koren suggest Thompson reread his article. He also recommends Thompson to classes taught by the Upledger Institute.

Dolphin Assisted Therapy
(August 1st, 2006)
By: Sue Bovenizer
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Bovenizer states that dolphins have a ntural sonar, called echolocation, that emits sound waves through the water. In the Upledger Foundation’s therapeutic model, it is believed that this dolphin frequency can scan the human body and detect abnormalities, restrictions or disease states in the client’s tissue.

Move Your Lymph and Thrive
(July 18th, 2006)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The article talks about what role the lymph system plays in your body. It mentions that Bruno Chikly developed Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. The author describes the therapy session and how afterwards he was relaxed and peaceful.

Compassionate Touch Teaches County Students Manners, Respect and Healing Ailments
(July 8th, 2006)
By: Ivy Herron
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article focuses on the potential to change a childs outlook about personal relationships. Compassionate Touch is being taught to children at elementary schools and YMCA summer camps. The repetitive process teaches children to be nice and kind to each other.

The Gift of Presence – A Guide to Transform Your Work and Life, Part One: The Unspoken, Unseen Connction
(July 1st, 2006)
By: Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Curriculum/s: CST, Healing from the Core,

The article describes three stories where the therapeutic bodyworkers were taking on the client’s pain. Scurlock-Durana points out how the bodywork session is significantly influenced by the therapist’s ability to hold a strong, healing presence. By recognizing when your energy reserves are low, you can develop healthy ways to nourish yourself.

Truth: The Golden Thread, Part Two
(July 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how &#39;truthful self-discovery&#39; is the Golden Thread that runs through all therapies designed to help patients achieve permanent recovery as well as spiritual growth.

Massage Therapy, A Free Cure for Students
(June 28th, 2006)
By: Andrew Marshall
Curriculum/s: CST,

Marshall is a therapist at the Myotherapy College of Utah. She shares her experiences after a serious car accident. SLCC now offers free massages to students to help them relieve their stress.

SomatoEmotional Release: A Whole-Person Treatment
(June 1st, 2006)
By: Alice D. (Ali) Lindsey, MS, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article points out how a therapist’s physical touch is often enough to trigger emotions and memories. Physical therapists are taught to leave emotions for mental health professionals to sort out. SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process to facilitate the client’s self-healing process. Lindsey describes SER as a whole body event.

Truth: The Golden Thread, Part One
(June 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses the ‘process of leading the patient through honest and truthful self-discovery’. Upledger describes this as the “Golden Thread” necessary for the initiation and continuation of self-healing, because it is only through self healing (as opposed to curing) that patients can experience both permanent recovery and spiritual growth.

Are Headaches and Neck Pain Ruining Your Day? CranioSacral May be Your Soothing, Gentle Answer
(June 1st, 2006)
By: Bob Jensen
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author is a clinical massage therapist with his own practice. He points out how lifelong series of injuries, minor and major, and a variety of stresses, both physical and emotional, eventually cause us to suffer aches and pains. He discusses how CranioSacral Therapy reduced and eliminated chronic headaches, along with other pains in the neck and back.

Do Cranial Bones Move? (Ask the Italians)
(June 1st, 2006)
By: Tedd Koren, D.C.
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article states that cranial motion was introduced to the osteopathic profession by William G. Sutherland, DO, in the 1920’s. Listed in the article are several others who have continued work in this field. The article also writes about CranioSacral Therapy, as developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM. The article sights instances that support the theory that the cranial bones do move.

Recording the Rate of the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse
(June 1st, 2006)
By: Nelson, KE., Sergueef, N., Glonek, T.
Curriculum/s: CST,

The rate of the cranial rhythmic impulse can be obtained by both palpation and instrumentation. The literature has reported higher rates obtained by instrumentation compared with palpation. The cranial rhythmic impulse has been demonstrated to be synchronous with the Traube-Hering oscillation, measured in blood flow velocity. This finding provides an explanation for the difference between palpated and instrumentally recorded rates for the CRI.

With the Lightest Touch, the Most Powerful Healing
(May 27th, 2006)
By: Angela Jeffs
Curriculum/s: CST,

The author relates her personal experience with a craniosacral therapist in Japan. She describes her therapy session in detail and the positive effect she experienced.

When the Inner Physician Speaks, I Listen
(May 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger shares his experiences with two different patients and how working with each of their Inner Physicians, they were able to positively affect the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Skull the Focus of Therapy
(April 20th, 2006)
By: Sue Coulton
Curriculum/s: CST,

The business article provides general information about CranioSacral Therapy.

Neuroprotective strategies and alternative therapies for Parkinson&#39;s disease (an evidence based review)
(April 2nd, 2006)
By: O. Suchowersky; G.Gronseth; J. Perlmutter; S. Reich; T. Zesiewicz; WJ Weiner
Curriculum/s: Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationT,

This is a review of the literature to determine whether there is any evidence to the benefits of using a variety of alternative therapies to treat Parkinson&#39;s Disease. Therapies considered include Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Physical therapy, Chiropractic, Tai Chi, Homeopathy and Speech therapy. All were found to be inconclusive, and a call for more evidence is made.

For Better Client Outcomes, Just Add Water
(March 31st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses the benefits of performing craniosacral therapy in the water, provides tips on treating patients in the water and about the dolphin assisted therapy program.

Understanding the Contraindications
(March 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses when it is not appropriate to use craniosacral therapy and when an experience practitioner should perform the therapy such as in the case of strokes, spinal taps or skull fractures.

How CranioSacral Therapy Complements the Practice of Massage
(February 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses the history of craniosacral therapy and how it is performed.

How CranioSacral Therapy Complements the Practice of Massage
(February 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article quotes comments by Dr. John E. Upledger on CranioSacral Therapy and how it complements therapeutic massage.

Given the Light Touch of Therapy
(January 30th, 2006)
By: Elaine Hunter
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses the history and benefits of CranioSacral Therapy especially as it relates to children and the process of birth. The author relates her own observations about the treatment session her two year old son had.

Can craniosacral treatment improve the general well-being of patients?
(January 1st, 2006)
By: Silvia Candamil Neira; Robert Elliott; Brian Isbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of craniosacral therapy in improving the general well-being of patients using a single-blind, randomised, control trial with crossover treatments.

The Potential Impact of Orthodontia on Whole-Body Health
(January 1st, 2006)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how braces and other orthodontic work can affect the craniosacral-neuromusculoskeletal relationship to impact the whole body. The article sites a case of a teenager with braces that suffered from scoliosis.

CranioSacral Therapy Releases Hold on Subluxations
(December 1st, 2005)
By: Lisa Upledger, DC, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

The articles discusses that CranioSacral Therapy in conjunction with chiropractic can provide more permament relief to restrictions and subluxations than chiropractic alone.

No More Earaches
(December 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how CranioSacral Therapy can help children with earaches. He sites the book Working Wonders, Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy that provides a personal example of how CST helped cure the author’s daughter’s ear infections.

A Blueprint of Lymphatic Mapping
(December 1st, 2005)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Dr. Bruno Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT), provides a look at the history of LDT and manual lymphatic mapping (MLM). Complete with visual aids, he offers overviews of case studies, treating lymphedema as well as highlights into studies of the reliability of MLM.

Taming Osteoporosis
(October 31st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how patients experience the affects of osteoporosis may benefit from CranioSacral Therapy. He states that CST helps bring balance to the production and absorption of osseous tissue.

Come Celebrate 20 Years of Touch at Beyond the Dura 2005
(October 31st, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Articles and topics include: Come Celebrate 20 Years of Touch at Beyond the Dura 2005, The Visceral Manipulation Report, Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy and Renal Dysfunction, CranioSacral Therapy: Utilizing the Pia-to-Glial Connection, The Upledger Institute’s Loyalty Rewards Program, Basic Acupressure and CST: An Integrative Approach to Healing Central Nervous System Disorders. Available online at http://upledger.com/newsletters/CONWN05.pdf

Manual Techniques Addressing the Lymphatic System: Origins and Development
(October 1st, 2005)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Chikly traces the origins and developments of the lymphatic system’s vital role in the whole body. In 1874 Dr. Andrew Taylor Still developed a medical system to facilitate natural healing processes by finding and correcting anatomical deviations that interfere with the free flow of blood and lymph and with the so-called “nerve” force in the body.

Do Cranial Bones Move?
(October 1st, 2005)
By: Alice D. Lindsey, MS, LMT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses how by observing the form and function of bones throughout the body, it can be determined that the cranial bones do indeed move.

Synergy of Minds – Dolphin-Assisted CranioSacral Therapy
(October 1st, 2005)
By: Shirley Vanderbilt
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

The article discusses the use of dolphins while administering craniosacral therapy and the successes that have been seen in patients. The article specifically shares the story of a young boy with cerebral palsy that has shown great imporovents since participating in the dolphin-assisted therapy intensive program.

Quantum Physics and CranioSacral Therapy
(October 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how some of the theories of quantum physics like constructive and destructive energy can be applied to CranioSacral practices.

Massage Therapy: getting started
(September 4th, 2005)
By: Laughing Crow
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article features John Burek, founder of Tri-State College of Massotherapy. He discusses some of the techniques and training he practices and highlights Dr. Upledger’s work in tapping into the body’s intelligence to facilitate healing as discussed in his books Inner Physician and Cell Talk.

Massage Therapist Workshop Participant
(September 2nd, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article about Edith Martin participating in a CranioSacral Therapy I class and the information she learned.

On A Roll
(September 1st, 2005)
By: Karen J. Ohlson
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses some do-it-yourself tips for experienced bodyworkers that don’t have time to get a massage. The still-point inducer is mentioned as a good product to use for headache relief.

Cellular Conversations
(September 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses his book Cell Talk which addresses the cellular memory of the body and how manual therapists can tap into the body’s intelligence to facilitate healing. He shares a letter from a reader of the book and her experience speaking with her thymus as a way to ward off disease.

Spa highlights craniosacral therapy
(August 11th, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article about the general benefits of CranioSacral Therapy and the types of symptoms and diseases it can help treat.

Craniosacral Therapy assists body’s healing process
(August 3rd, 2005)
By: Stacy Smith Segovia
Curriculum/s: CST,

General article about CranioSacral Therapy that specifically sites the benefits of the therapy for people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia.

Dolphin-Assisted Therapy Triggers Health Breakthroughs in Son and Mother
(August 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

News from The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services, August 2005. Articles and topics include: Dolphin-Assisted Therapy Triggers Health Breakthroughs in Son and Mother, and Dolphin Intuition Runs Deep. http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCAUG05.pdf

The Natural Effects of Melatonin
(August 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses the benefits of melatonin – that is reduces degenerative activities in the brain, spinal cord and nervous system and helps neutralize the proteins that cause the problems. Melatonin also helps the thymus-gland function and the immune system.

Plastination Reveals the CranioSacral System
(July 1st, 2005)
By: Julie McKay, CMT, CST, BFRP
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The author describes with excitement the Body Works exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. She describes a number of different exhibits and what they reveal about the CranioSacral system and the true anatomy of the body.

Beyond the Dura 2005 Marks the Upledger Institute’s 20th Birthday
(July 1st, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger was quoted regarding the changes he has seen in the complementary health care field since the Beyond the Dura conference started. John Matthew Upledger shared his reflects on the accomplishments of the Upledger Institute in the past 20 years.

A Natural Approach to Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
(July 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimers, Parkinsons and dementia and the biology behind it. He suggestions that hands on therapy like massage and CranioSacral Therapy could aide in removing the toxins causing the diseases from the body.

The Hands of a Healer: CranioSacral Therapy
(July 1st, 2005)
By: Jill DeDominicis
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article from the author’s perspective about her first CranioSacral Therapy session. It describes the relief she felt from a number of symptoms including slight scoliosis

Local Healing for the Planet Draws Wild Dolphins and Manatees
(July 1st, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

The article talks about an event at Matanzas Inlet where a group of people gathered for in water CranioSacral Therapy as a benefit for the Upledger Foundation. During the session, wild dolphins and manatees gathered around the group. The manatees were close enough to touch and one allowed CST to be performed on it.

CranioSacral Therapy Comes to Coldwater
(June 14th, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article about a three day workshop on CranioSacral Therapy workshop coming to Coldwater. The article highlights the experience of Jim and Regina Green, the therapists teaching the class.

Changing Hearts and Minds for 20 Years
(June 1st, 2005)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses his belief that the health and improvement of the patient is at the heart of what therapists do. He references a new book “Working Wonders: Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy” and provides an excerpt from a massage therapist. Go to: http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=13229

Unwind Your Mind. CranioSacral Therapy is Big in Boulder
(June 1st, 2005)
By: Elzabeth Marglin
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discusses the history of CranioSacral Therapy and how the light touch of hands can help release blockages in the system. The articles addresses some of the skeptics about the movement of the skull and if anything really happens during a treatment. Also states that the practice of CST has become popular in the Boulder, CO area.

Exciting Times
(May 1st, 2005)
By: Ralph R. Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB
Curriculum/s: CST,

A correction ran in this column regarding his March 2005 column regarding the ban of practicing CranioSacral Therapy in certain states. He writes that he was referring to Mississippi and that the ban has been lifted by the State Board of Massage Therapy according to the Upledger Institute.

In Response
(May 1st, 2005)
By: John M. McPartland, DO, MSc and Evelyn Skinner, DO BA
Curriculum/s: CST,

In a letter to the editor, the authors urge people not to confuse cranial osteopathy with CranioSacral Therapy.

Upledger Institute Turns 20
(May 1st, 2005)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article about the UI celebrating 20 years of teaching CranioSacral Therapy and educating people about its benefits. John Matthew Upledger is interviewed and discussed the history behind it, the number of classes offered and people taught and predicts a positive future for UI and CST.

The Healing Touch: CranioSacral Therapy at NASL
(April 15th, 2005)
By: Tammy Ragonese
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article announces that CranioSacral Therapy is now being performed at Naval Air Station Lemoore Naval Hospital. Dr. John Upledger is interviewed about the history of CranioSacral Therapy, his research and it’s practical applications in health care. Capt. Sandra DeGroot is also interviewed and shares her enthusiam for Dr. Upledger’s work and the benefits it will bring to the hospital, patients and veterans suffering from the affects of war and post traumatic stress disorder.

Children’s Program and Book Demonstrate the Power of Compassionate Touch
(March 30th, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST, Heart Centered Therapy,

Article about the Compassionate Touch method and the research conducted in schools about the Direction of Energy method. Dr. John Upledger is interviewed and he discusses the positive benefits touch has on children. He shares that research has shown a decrease in aggression and hyperactivity in children.

Author Captures Essence of Program in Children’s Book
(March 30th, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST, Heart Centered Therapy,

Article about Sue Cotta, PT, ATC who authored “I Can Show You I Care”, a children’s book about the Compassionate Touch method. The book introduces the importance of touch to children, teachers and parents and shares the benefits and attitude changes in children who experience the method.

New Therapies Promote Healing for Chronic Conditions
(March 30th, 2005)
By: Lorna Kerbel, PT, CST, LLCC
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

General overview article about CranioSacral Therapy, how it works and what problems it helps. The article also gives an overview of Lymph Drainage Therapy and what condition that modality will benefit.

Institute in Gardens Heals Infants’ Misshapen Heads
(March 28th, 2005)
By: Andrea Olney
Curriculum/s: CST,

In the Letters to the Editor section, a grandmother discusses the gentleness and effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy for correcting misshapen heads in infants delivered by Caesarean section, citing her own three grandchildren as examples.

CranioSacral Therapy: Treatment Feels Like a Week in the Bahamas
(March 16th, 2005)
By: Betsy Rothstein
Curriculum/s: CST,

Betsy Rothstein describes her personal response to her first-time experience with CranioSacral Therapy, discussing the deep relaxation and sense of peace she experienced following her first and second treatments by a physical therapist and a licensed massage therapist. “I left…feeling as though I had spent a week in the Bahamas” says Rothstein.

Centering the Session with Intention
(March 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses using the power of intentioned touch to allow the client’s “inner wisdom” to direct treatment.

CST for Breastfeeding Blues
(March 1st, 2005)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses how CranioSacral Therapy is an effective technique and alternative to breast pumps/formula for mothers that have problems or pain with breastfeeding.

Massage Therapists Take Center Stage at Beyond the Dura 2005
(March 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses the upcoming international research conference hosted by The Upledger Foundation.

Workshop Teaches Natural Health Techniques
(February 16th, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article about Laurie Rowe teaching a ShareCare workshop, the introductory seminar that introduces the public to CranioSacral Therapy.

Craniosacral Therapy Prac titioner Expands with Opening of New Office in Shelburne
(February 1st, 2005)
By: Barbara Young
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article about Edie Yovu expanding her practice and offering CranioSacral Therapy, specializing in pediatrics.

Resonating With Dolphins
(February 1st, 2005)
By: Terry Kalayjian
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Terry Kalayjian describes her experience of treating patients by CranioSacral Therapy while actively assisted by dolphins, providing examples of their intuitive healing abilities.

Editor’s Notes: New Frontiers
(February 1st, 2005)
By: Julie Sinclair
Curriculum/s: CST,

The editor of American Spa Magazine discusses how Dr. Upledger’s book CranioSacral Therapy: Touchstone for Natural Healing provided insight into this gentle modality. She comments as well, that CranioSacral Therapy is becoming increasingly popular in spas worldwide.

An Obscure Side-Effect of Obesity
(February 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses how obesity, sleep apnea and nitric oxide are all intertwined and how the combination can dangerous and even fatal.

Animals Can Find Healers
(January 23rd, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is becoming increasingly popular within the holistic veterinarian community as an effective treatment for animals. From back and joint problems to agility/sporting dogs and the special needs of geriatrics, CST provides a gentle technique to relieve a variety of ailments.

Reduce Pain & Anxiety Naturally
(January 19th, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Valerie Candela, an Upledger trained practitioner, discusses how CranioSacral Therapy is an effective holistic approach to wellness and healing for adults, children and infants.

Annie’s Mailbox
(January 18th, 2005)
By: Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar
Curriculum/s: CST,

In an Ann Landers style column, the authors respond to a reader question about temporomandibular joint pain and highlights CranioSacral Therapy as an effective treatment.

Compassionate Touch
(January 1st, 2005)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Mrs. Eileen Diorio presented a teaching materials package containing a video, a training manual and an illustrated children’s story book about ‘Helping Hands’ to the Rural Development Institute (RDI), Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust in India, November 2004. The RDI is currently studying the possibility of offering the Compassionate Touch program to the children of the villagesthey serve.

The Will to Persevere
(January 1st, 2005)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger discusses a remarkable young man named Will who was helped with CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT). At 19, an altercation left Will in a coma with swelling to the brain and fractures to his face. Five years later, Will was run over by a 30-foot long 38,000-pound road grader causing bleeding from his nose, ears and eyes.

Headache Honcho
(January 1st, 2005)
By: Lisa Upledger, D.C., CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses how in many situations, CranioSacral Therapy is one of the most valuable tools chiropractors can offer in the treatment of migraines. Dr. Upledger reviews: basic anatomy of the CranioSacral system, cortical spreading depression, migraine headache phases, CranioSacral Therapy complements chiropractic, facilitated spinal cord segments and moving past pain to prevention.

Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy and Renal Dysfunction
(January 1st, 2005)
By: Shoshana Pinto Ringel, DDS, MS Acupuncture
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Shoshana Pinto Ringel presents a case study of a 50 year old woman with gastrointestinal symptoms. X-ray confirmed that she had a renal calculus (1cm long) embedded in the walls of the left ureter. The patient went to see the therapist 24 hours before surgery was scheduled. Shoshana, using Advanced LDT procedures for microscopic structures, assisted the calculus in passing painlessly. Surgery was avoided after X-ray confirmed that the calculus was no longer present.

Increasing Orgasm and Decreasing Dyspareunia by a Manual Physical Therapy Technique
(December 14th, 2004)
By: Lawrence J. Wurn, LMT, Belinda F. Wurn, PT, C. Richard King, MD, Amanda S. Roscow, MPT, Eugenia S. Scharf, PhD, Jonathan J. Shuster, PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Abstract Context: Female sexual pain and dysfunction Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a new site-specific, manual soft-tissue therapy in increasing orgasm and reducing dyspareunia (painful intercourse) in women with histories indicating abdominopelvic adhesion formation.

A Miracle Child
(December 7th, 2004)
By: Jean Green-Holden
Curriculum/s: CST,

Shortly after birth, Katy Green-Holden was given only six months to live. While her exact diagnosis was never clear, they ranged from genetic disease to abnormal brain activity. Her family sought alternative treatments for her including CranioSacral Therapy. At age three, continues to be a survivor and looks forward to beginning school.

The Therapeutic Potential of Integration
(December 1st, 2004)
By: Donna-Lee Norton; Brian Isbell
Curriculum/s: CST,

This discussion explores the combined use of homoeopathy and craniosacral therapy as a treatment modality.

Research Conference to Present New Breakthroughs in Integrative Health Care
(December 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article announces the ninth international research conference, Beyond the Dura sponsored by the Upledger Institute. It highlights the presenters and topics, including craniosacral therapy and pediatrics.

Healing Touch for Animals
(December 1st, 2004)
By: Sally Morgan
Curriculum/s: CST,

Written by Sally Morgan, an Upledger certified CranioSacral Therapist, this article discusses how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can benefit horses, dogs and cats. Ms. Morgan also notes that CST can truly transform animals’ lives, is a new approach for reducing stress and promoting renewed health and vitality in companion animals and horses.

Performing the Initial CranioSacral Evaluation
(December 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), discusses the initial CST evaluation and arcing. The ultimate goal a therapist should work toward is to ensure the body is cleared of mobility restrictions and to achieve the highest level of CranioSacral system function.

CranioSacral Therapy: Seeking the Healing Power of the Body
(December 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Upledger trained practitioner Karen Axelrod discusses how she uses CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, to help clients with stress reduction, pain management and for injuries resulting from car accidents.

Questioning CranioSacral Therapy
(October 31st, 2004)
By: Letters and E-mails
Curriculum/s: CST,

Letter responding to a previous article by Dr. John Upledger regarding CranioSacral Therapy and the pulse of the fluid and movement of the cranio bones. The writer says that medical imaging can prove that the bones are not moving and the fluid is not “pulsing”.

The Still Point
(October 31st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), discusses the use of the CranioSacral rhythm and the Still Point. By inducing a Still Point results may include increased blood flow to the brain and a therapeutic effect on the central nervous system and the entire body.

From the Inside, Looking Out
(October 26th, 2004)
By: Marielle Renssen
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article describes the history, methodology and experience of CranioSacral Therapy, including explanations of related anatomy and the author’s personal experience as both a patient and practitioner.

Interrupt the Stress Cycle
(October 15th, 2004)
By: Barbara Dennis
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This article offers five “do-it-yourself” alternative body therapies to help reduce everyday tension including: lymphatic drainage, still-point inducer and direction of energy. These three therapies are part of The Upledger Institute curriculums.

Separated Twins Said to Make Good Progress
(October 13th, 2004)
By: Sonja Isger
Curriculum/s: CST,

This follow-up article provides an overview of the progress of the conjoined twins and discusses the treatment they received at The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinic.

Facility Offers Complimentary Therapies
(October 7th, 2004)
By: Renee M. Liss
Curriculum/s: CST,

Article highlighting the services offered by Life’s Gifts Unfolded, Inc., including massage therapy and Craniosacral Therapy.

The Significance Detector
(October 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), discusses how therapists use the rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to gauge the significance of different types of internal physiological events. Dr. Upledger believes that the significance detector enables each client who receives CranioSacral Therapy to be a teacher to the therapist and in turn the therapist can use this information for exploration and verification.

Upledger Hurricane Relief Day Spells Free Therapy for Those in Need
(October 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

The Upledger Foundation through The Upledger HealthPlex Clinical Services offered free CranioSacral Therapy sessions to any South Florida resident whose life was effected by recent hurricanes in the area. Upledger clinicians treated 36 patients and provided an invaluable service that was well received by the community.

Pediatric Physical Therapists Aim for Optimum Function
(October 1st, 2004)
By: Kristen Demura, DPT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This follow-up article provides a look into the physical therapy that the conjoined twins have received since their separation surgery in October 2003.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
(October 1st, 2004)
By: Barbara J. Korosec, RN, MS, LLCC
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This article discusses how incorporating complementary therapies into standard healthcare practices can assist in escalating the healing process, enhancing general wellness, focusing on prevention and promoting a better quality of life. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is highlighted as well as a brief overview of the lymphatic system is provided.

A Conversation with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D, Developer of Healing from the Core
(October 1st, 2004)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST, Healing from the Core,

This interview offers insight into the Healing from the Core curriculum, the developer and how the therapy was created.

The Upledger Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary
(September 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Healing from the Core, Mechanical Link,

Articles and topics include: Two-Week Intensive Releases 14 Years of Back Pain, An Obscure Side Effect of Extreme Weight, The Upledger Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPDFL04.pdf

Letters: The Key to Healing Mysteries
(September 1st, 2004)
By: Beverly Gray
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In the Letters to the Editor section, an Upledger trained practitioner notes the importance of understanding the body at a cellular level and how Lymph Drainage Therapy has allowed her to find a unique perspective into the body, inner wisdom and intention.

Direction of Energy
(September 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), discusses how a technique called Direction of Energy can have positive impacts on virtually anywhere on the body. He discusses work with mothers and their children and teaching this technique to elementary school children to increase their sense of accomplishment and self-esteem. Dr. Upledger offers a personal story on how this technique helped him when he had an eye injury.

Upledger UpDate
(September 1st, 2004)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST, Healing from the Core,

Articles and topics include: Upledger Foundation Taps Conventional and Complementary Healthcare Experts for Beyond the Dura Research Conference, The Visceral Manipulation Report, Redesigned Mechanical Link Curriculum Offers Immediate Benefits, CranioSacral Therapy Aids Learning on a Native American Reservation, Technique UpDate: Cranial Pumping, A Conversation with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPDFL04.pdf

A Look Inside the Craniosacral System and How CST Helps
(August 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), discusses the CranioSacral system, cerebrospinal fluid and the role of CranioSacral Therapy in relation to impaired mobility and impaired accommodative abilities.

Bone of Contention
(July 20th, 2004)
By: Deborah Simons
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

For two and a half years, parents of a young child tried to determine what was causing their son to complain that his throat hurt. Despite all the doctors visits to help him, his condition never improved. He was then diagnosed with enlarged lymph nodes and fluid buildup from a complementary medicine doctor. They were then referred to a physical therapist for Lymph Drainage Therapy and two weeks after his sixth treatment, the child was pain free.

CranioSacral Therapy Produces Relief and Reproach
(July 16th, 2004)
By: Christine Laue
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article describes how CranioSacral Therapy (CST), developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, provided relief for a client with ringing in his ears and dizziness and another client with multiple sclerosis. Often used as a complement to physical therapy, CST also assists with providing clients greater flexibility, better posture and stress management.

Treatment Stretch Boundaries – and Credulity
(July 6th, 2004)
By: Sandra Boodman
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article exams a variety of alternative therapies, including CranioSacral Therapy and questions the validity of the treatment. The article sites lack of research as a big issue.

Technique: CranioSacral Therapy
(July 1st, 2004)
By: Lisa Upledger, D.C., CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Written by chiropractic physician Lisa Upledger, this article highlights how CranioSacral Therapy is an effective adjunctive therapy especially in a chiropractic clinic.

Compassionate Touch Catches On
(July 1st, 2004)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article highlights the statistically significant results of the charitable Upledger Foundation program called Compassionate Touch. By using simple direction of energy techniques inspired by the work of Dr. John E. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, kindergarten through second grade students have shown positive social skills, decreases in problem behaviors and overall increased compassion toward their peers.

The Circulation Between Cerebrospinal Fluid, Cerebral Interstitial Fluid and Lymph, Part Two
(July 1st, 2004)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This second installment by the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.), includes the following topics: drainage of cerebrospinal fluid components through nasal lymphatics and optic nerve pathways, the spinal nerve root, lymphatic drainage of cerebral interstitial fluid, drainage of the central nervous system, lymphatic rhythm, direction of flow of drainage, hand pressure, quality of the lymph flow.

Body Wise: Need a Tune-Up
(July 1st, 2004)
By: Michelle Stacey
Curriculum/s: CST,

This brief column highlights CranioSacral Therapy as one of today’s most innovative body therapies to treat ailments such as stress, migraines and chronic fatigue.

UpClose, News from The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services
(July 1st, 2004)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Clearer Vision Gives Youngster New Outlook, Cholesterol: Friend or Foe and Meet Francine Hammond, LMT, CST-D. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCJUL04.pdf

Toxic Brain Injury (Encephalopathy)
(July 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), discusses the effects of toxins in the body and the hypothalamus area of the brain. Dr. Upledger notes that CST enhances the ability of cerebrospinal fluid to flush unwanted toxic materials.

All in the Head: Three Approaches to Mental Health Treatment that Stretch the Boundaries and Sometimes Credulity
(June 29th, 2004)
By: Sandra G. Boodman
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article looks at three alternative treatments used to treat a wide range of psychological and behavioral problems. CranioSacral Therapy is noted as effective for TMJ, as an alternative to spinal surgery and to assist with minimizing chronic pain.

Therapeutic Massages – A Step Beyond Feeling Good into the Benefits of Holistic Health
(June 15th, 2004)
By: Cindy Bertram
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article shares the story of Martha Schevers and what lead her to study alternative medicine including CranioSacral therapy. She has started her own business Martha’s Vineyards, Inc. which provides therapeutic massage to clients of various hotels in Chicago.

The Body Center Uses Various Modalities of Healing at Newly Opened Burlington Facility
(June 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article highlights three massage therapists, Minday Cohen, David Tomlinson and Kate Kennedy who have opened The Body Center in Vermont. The Center offers a variety of massage and complementary modalities including SomatoEmtional Release and CranioSacral Therapy. The article gives a brief overview of what CST and SER are and their benefits for patients.

Massage Today: Book Review – Silent Waves
(June 1st, 2004)
By: Rick Robinette
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

This book review describes Silent Waves, a book by Dr. Bruno Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy. As “a superb title…excellent text…comprehensive and detailed source of information…monumental accomplishment.”

Cholesterol: Friend or Foe?
(June 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), takes an interesting and insightful look into cholesterol by offering an overview of its important role in nerve tissue, brain function and mitigation of inflammation throughout the body.

Brain Waves
(May 1st, 2004)
By: Ann Wycoff, SPA
Curriculum/s: CST,

This author provides a personal glimpse into her own CranioSacral Therapy (CST) experiences and how CST allowed her to feel less stress, positive effects on her muscles and a notably clearer mind and spirit.

Yes, There Really Are 10 More Great Techniques
(May 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, is highlighted as an effective therapy for a wide variety of the dysfunctions and conditions addressed in a chiropractic setting.

CranioSacral Therapy: A Gentle, Powerful Touch
(May 1st, 2004)
By: Esther M. Bauer
Curriculum/s: CST,

This three-part article provides a look into the use of CranioSacral Therapy at the practice of physical therapist Sally Fryer. From treating her nephew after a near drowning experience, to the Egyptian conjoined twins and autistic and developmentally impaired children, Ms. Fryer illustrates the profound and effective results she has produced for her clients.

CranioSacral Therapy: Who Shall Do It?
(May 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), describes his early work with the Menninger Foundation, developing the 10-step protocol, educating therapists and other “nonphysician” practitioners in the use of CST.

Florida Governor Encourages CranioSacral Therapy and Chiropractic Partnership
(May 1st, 2004)
By: Rebecca Razo
Curriculum/s: CST,

Gov. Jeb Bush signed Senate Bill 2002 to allocate funding for a chiropractic college at Florida State University. The Upledger Institute and Alan Adams, DC, PhD were invited to work with FSU to create a productive partnership as CranioSacral Therapy complements chiropractic work.

UpClose, News from The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services
(May 1st, 2004)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles include: CranioSacral Therapy Unravels Effects of Neck Trauma about an avid polo player who sustained injury after falling from his horse and Meet Mya Breman, LMT, LCSW, CST-D a glimpse into the career of an Upledger HealthPlex Clinical Services staff member. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCMAY04.pdf

In Review: Cell Talk
(May 1st, 2004)
By: Bev Clarke, LMT, CST
Curriculum/s: CST,

This book review of Dr. John E. Upledger’s Cell Talk describes the book as a “powerful” with “significant detail” and “tremendous implications”.

The Circulation Between Cerebrospinal Fluid, Cerebral Interstitial Fluid and Lymph, Part One
(May 1st, 2004)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Dr. Bruno Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, explains how to help enhance/optimize fluid circulation between the deepest parts of the central nervous system and the rest of the body; treat inflammation, swelling and chronic pain; help with immune-system function, detoxification and tissue regeneration.

Going Home: Zero Balancing takes the Body Back
(April 2nd, 2004)
By: Karrie Osborn
Curriculum/s: Zero Balancing,

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21-Year-Old Looks Forward to Pain-Free Adulthood
(March 31st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, describes his treatments for a patient diagnosed with reflexive sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). After years of intense pain and being prescribed methadone, she finally was able to live most days pain-free and has improved balance.

For Older Women with Skeletal Changes, Beauty is More than Skin Deep
(March 30th, 2004)
By: Wendi Evans, PT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

This brief article highlights how physical therapy used in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation can help to improve posture and function as well as aid in managing pain for instances involving osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Osteopathic versus orthopedic treatments for chronic epicondylopathia humeri radialis: a randomized controlled trial
(March 30th, 2004)
By: Geldschlager S.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Osteopathic, Visceral Manipulation and Craniosacral techniques were applied to 53 subjects with lateral epicondylitis with positive results, in comparison with traditional orthopedic treatments.

CranioSacral Therapy: Following the Body’s Cues
(March 1st, 2004)
By: Becky Peeling, APR
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article provides general information about the history of CranioSacral Therapy, the benefits of the therapy and the types of symptoms it can address.

In Defense of CranioSacral Therapy
(March 1st, 2004)
By: Letters and E-mails
Curriculum/s: CST,

Letters of support from a massage therapist who practices CranioSacral therapy and a parent whose child received CST for Erb’s Palsy.

OT Teams with Other Modalities to Boost Whole Brain Learning
(March 1st, 2004)
By: Mari Miyoshi, OT
Curriculum/s: CST,

This brief article focusing on children, notes how CranioSacral Therapy can provide a useful complement to occupational therapy, especially for treating motor difficulty and developmental delay.

Sultan’s Internal External Typology
(March 1st, 2004)
By: Jeffery Burch
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article reviews how CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, complements a form of bodywork called Rolfing.

The Soft Tissue Approach to Scoliosis and CranioSacral Therapy
(March 1st, 2004)
By: Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CST,

Tan Wanveer, an Upledger HealthPlex clinician and certified instructor, presents an overview of CranioSacral Therapy and how it can benefit individuals with scoliosis and adverse restrictive strain patterns within body tissue.

CranioSacral Therapy in the Capitol
(March 1st, 2004)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: CST,

This brief article highlights the growing trend in state capitols to introduce CranioSacral Therapy to state legislators and their staff.

Connective Tissue Leads to the Core of Good Health
(March 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, provides a look into the importance of fascia in CranioSacral Therapy and his belief that motion is health, and stasis results in disease.

How Alternatives Measure Up
(February 3rd, 2004)
By: Bob Guldin
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Lisa Upledger, a chiropractor and Upledger practitioner, describes how CranioSacral Therapy releases chronic contractures of the fascia and connective tissue and may help clients with height issues.

In Body Mind Healing, Clients May “Release” Without Recalling Trauma
(February 1st, 2004)
By: Martha Bramhall, MSW, LISW
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article discuss how body mind healing helps rid the mind and body of residual psycho-physical effects related to a past traumatic physical or emotional experience. These incidents leave energy imprints on the body. During a session, the therapist works to release these imprints to gentle manipulation and dialogue.

Gentle Touch: Discovering CranioSacral Therapy
(February 1st, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article provides an overview of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) including: How CST Works, Benefits of CST and The Foundations of CST.

Addressing the Skeptics, Part II
(February 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, provides his second installment to highlight the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy and the research that done over many years to support the efficacy of CST.

A Variety of Treatment Options Available
(January 28th, 2004)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

The article highlights the benefits of different types of manual therapies for a variety of problems that tradition medicine could not solve.

Massage Therapists and Breast Care: Easing the Controversy
(January 1st, 2004)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy provides insights into breast massage including guidelines for Therapeutic Breast Care and Lymphatic Breast Care. Available online at: http://www.massagetoday.com/archives/2004/01/03.html

When Other Chronic Pain Therapies Fail, Visceral Manipulation May Help
(January 1st, 2004)
By: Ronald Murray, PT, ND and Martha Bramhall, MSW
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation,

This brief article outlines how visceral manipulation can be used to treat chronic pain. Visceral manipulation can also assist in releasing emotional trauma stored in an organ particularly following physical trauma.

The Physics of Energy in Bodywork
(January 1st, 2004)
By: Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Tim Hutton, an Upledger trained practitioner, provides and insightful look into the role energy plays in bodywork. He believes energy passed from the therapist can help a client move past barriers toward better health.

Addressing the Skeptics, Part I
(January 1st, 2004)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, addresses his successful treatment of a teenager through his use of CranioSacral Therapy and dialoguing with her organs and immune cells.

A Retrospective Review of Outcomes Following Physical Therapy Treatments of Fibromyalgia Patients
(January 1st, 2004)
By: Silva, M.P., Barrett, J.M., & Williams, J.D.
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain 2004; 12(2):83-92 This research article is a retrospective review of outcomes of fibromyalgia patients following physical therapy treatments. Synopsis: Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy techniques, in combination with muscle energy techniques, appear to be effective in treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. Pain levels were reduced with time in therapy in nearly all the patients. Many reported improved energy levels and quality of life.

Raging Water, Raging Fear
(December 1st, 2003)
By: Donna Snow Spears, LMT, NCTMB
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Upledger trained practitioner Donna Spears discusses her journey in The Upledger Institute’s BioAquatic workshop in the Bahamas. For Donna, this was an event in self-discovery, resolution and ultimately transformation. Available online at: http://www.massagetoday.com/archives/2003/12/06.html

Formerly Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated, Doctors Remain Hopeful
(December 1st, 2003)
By: Rebecca Razo
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, developer of CranioSacral Therapy, treated formerly conjoined Egyptian twins, Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim with CST to help their brains begin to function independently. Dr. Upledger hopes to continue with CST treatments to help the boys clear residual tissue trauma. Available online at: http://www.massagetoday.com/archives/2003/12/02.html

IAHE Connection Newsletter
(December 1st, 2003)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, CST, Mechanical Link, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Integrative Intentions,

Articles and topics include: Beyond the Dura Blends Sun, Soul and Science at a Seaside Resort, The Visceral Manipulation Report-Addressing Mechanical and Emotional Problems, New Workshop-BioAquatics Exploration: Shared Connections, CranioSacral Therapy Alters Brain Functioning to Aid a Wide Range of Disorders, Mechanical Link Introduces Two New Skill-Review Workshops.

The Sound of Silence
(December 1st, 2003)
By: Julian Cowan Hill
Curriculum/s: CST,

After receiving help for his tinnitus through CranioSacral Therapy he decided to become a therapist and create a study of how CST can help patience experiencing this challenging condition.

Non-Invasive, Gentle Treatment for Colicky, Fussy Babies
(December 1st, 2003)
By: Ronald Murray, PT, ND and Martha Bramhall, MSW
Curriculum/s: CST,

This brief article outlines the treatments used for infants with colic. The authors note that CranioSacral Therapy provides “significant change in a relatively short period.”

CranioSacral Therapy and Scientific Research, Part II
(October 31st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, presents his second installment regarding the scientific research used to develop CranioSacral Therapy.

UpClose, News from The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services
(October 29th, 2003)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Focus Shifts from Limitations to Possibilities for Pain Patient, Meet Nancy Westphal, LMT, CST-D. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCNOV03.pdf

What is CranioSacral Therapy?
(October 1st, 2003)
By: Ray Mercurio, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

General overview article about CranioSacral Therapy and the types of problems it helps including migraine headaches.

CranioSacral Therapy and Scientific Research, Part I
(October 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking, Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, outlines the scientific research that was completed to form the basis for CranioSacral Therapy.

Dialogue, Imagery, CranioSacral Therapy & Synchronicity
(September 1st, 2003)
By: Stan Gerome, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

Stan talks about the connection between physical and phyche, and the connection using CranioSacral Therapy.

IAHE Connection Newsletter
(September 1st, 2003)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST, Zero Balancing, Mechanical Link, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Articles and topics include: New York Senate Majority Leader Sponsors CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Day, The Visceral Manipulation Report, French Osteopath Paul Chauffour to Teach Mechanical Link in America, Dr. Bruno Chikly Introduces Adv. Lymph Drainage Therapy II, Imagery, Dialogue, CranioSacral Therapy and Synchronicity, Using Zero Balancing to Enhance Body-Mind Stability. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/CONFL03.pdf

AquaCranial Therapy: A Spa Treatment for the Adventurous Soul
(September 1st, 2003)
By: Courtney Mather
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Upledger trained practitioner, Rebecca Goff, uses the model of CranioSacral Therapy developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, to help clients in a water environment in Hawaii.

CranioSacral Therapy in the Medical Realm: Two Physicians Explore the Healing Power of CST
(September 1st, 2003)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: CST,

Andrew Fryer, MD, a pediatric cardiologist and Michael Allen, MD, a pediatrician share how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has made a profound impact on their abilities to treat patients. Dr. Allen attributes CST to having transformed the health of his son and his pediatric practice. Dr. Fryer uses CST across the scope of his practice and is setting up a pilot study on the use of CST on children following open-heart surgery.

Massaging the Mind: Unlocking the Mystery of CranioSacral Therapy
(August 25th, 2003)
By: Jean MacDougall-Tattan
Curriculum/s: CST,

Featuring Upledger trained practitioners Tom McDonough and Sharon Henderson discussing their work with clients using CranioSacral Therapy, a gentle touch modality developed by Dr. John E. Upledger. Both practitioners expressed that they have clients from infants to senior citizens where CranioSacral Therapy has had profound beneficial effects.

The Spoon Theory
(August 1st, 2003)
By: Christine Miserandino
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST,

Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability.

BioAquatic CranioSacral Therapy Can Release Restrictions to Improve Health
(August 1st, 2003)
By: Sheryl McGavin, MBA, OTR/L
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Sheryl McGavin, a CranioSacral Therapy (CST) practitioner at The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, discusses how the effectiveness of CST is amplified while working with a client in the water. Ms. McGavin explains how a client with multiple injuries after a severe fall was greatly assisted after performing CST on him in an aquatic environment.

Releasing the Energy Cyst
(August 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses his groundbreaking work with energy cyst release - a component of CranioSacral Therapy (CST). Dr. Upledger describes how a woman involved in a severe automobile accident had experienced constant pain for eight months. After treating her with CST, Dr. Upledger was able to facilitate an energy cyst release, which reduced her pain.

5 Bodyworks that Work
(July 1st, 2003)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

This brief article highlights CranioSacral Therapy (CST), developed by Dr. John E. Upledger. The overview includes symptoms for which CST is used, what to expect during a session and how often is treatment recommended.

To Breathe Again
(July 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, presents the case of a patient with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dr. Upledger treated this patient with CranioSacral Therapy resulting in the patient being able to breathe without a ventilator.

Complementary Health-Care Leaders Attend ‘Beyond the Dura’ 2003 Conference
(June 1st, 2003)
By: Editorial Staff
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article reviews the Upledger Foundation Beyond the Dura Conference which offered a mix of individual presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions focused on the use of complementary techniques in conjunction with mainstream and other alternative approaches for specific conditions. Available online at http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=10722

CranioSacral Therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(June 1st, 2003)
By: Anne Marie Connor
Curriculum/s: CST,

Anne Marie Connor, an Upledger trained practitioner, discusses how CranioSacral Therapy aided a woman suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving as a combat-hospital nurse in Vietnam.

How to Understand Tissue Memory and its Implications
(June 1st, 2003)
By: Signy Erickson
Curriculum/s: CST,

Signy Erickson, an Upledger certified CranioSacral Therapy instructor, discusses tissue memory, whole-body diagnosis, energy cysts, arcing, treatment and the emotional component relating to tissue memory.

Upledger UpDate
(June 1st, 2003)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, CST,

Articles and topics include: Beyond the Dura Crosses Bridges From Complementary to Mainstream Medicine, Celebrity Tournament Raises Nearly $33,000, The Visceral Manipulation Report, UI HealthPlex Clinic Corner, Dear Dr. John, Lessons from Sessions, A Hand Saves a Leg and Conjoined Twins Prepare to Part Ways. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPDSM03-A.pdf

Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants- Part II
(June 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, presents the second installment on newborns and infants. Dr. Upledger addresses deliveries by forceps and vacuum extraction, cesarean section and the efficacy of CranioSacral Therapy soon after birth.

A Light Touch Can Ease Pain in the Head, Neck and Spine
(May 15th, 2003)
By: Linda Stahl
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses how CranioSacral Therapy can provide relief to those suffering from chronic pain and post-surgery complications. Also discussed is a child with a genetic disorder, Prader Willi Syndrome that benefited from CranioSacral Therapy.

Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants, Part I
(May 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses pregnancy, birth and delivery and the positive effects CranioSacral Therapy can have on newborns and infants.

A Daughter’s Wild Ride
(March 31st, 2003)
By: Constance Hale
Curriculum/s: CST,

The writer describes how while riding a horse she suffered a fall and a resulting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. After following the prescribed treatment of rest and anti-inflammatory medication she felt little relief from the pain. She tried a course of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release which aided her greatly in not only relief from pain but also in uncovering and resolving feelings related to the accident and her childhood.

Cell Talk
(March 30th, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses dialoguing with organs and immune cells. While treating a teenager, Dr. Upledger was able to detect a virus and disorganized energy. He used dialoguing with her immune cells and thymus to assist in breaking down the viruses residing in her body. The girl experienced significant relief as a result of being treated by Dr. Upledger.

IAHE Connection Newsletter
(March 1st, 2003)
By: The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Qigong T'chings, Mechanical Link,

Articles and topics include: Upledger Institute Introduces CranioSacral Therapy at Russian Conference, The Visceral Manipulation Report, Multidisciplinary Approaches Conference to Examine Low Back and Pelvic Pain Management, Mechanical Link as a Global Therapeutic Protocol, Qigong T’Chings Workshop: A Pathway to Self-Healthcare. Available online at http://upledger.com/newsletters/CONSP04.pdf

The Practical Pitfalls of Research
(March 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how he has come to the conclusion that in health care, it’s the outcome that counts more than the research protocols. Dr. Upledger provides insights into several lessons he has learned through working with autistic children and using Kirlian photography and Keithley electrometers. He further states his belief that often the observer can change results through their intention and/or energy.

Book Review: Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy
(March 1st, 2003)
By: Michael McGillicuddy
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The author gives Dr. Bruno Chikly’s book &#39;Silent Waves&#39; “three thumbs up” in the Book Review section of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) newsletter. Dr. Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, released this breakthrough text that McGillicuddy describes as “written with simplicity yet very thorough.” To order a copy of Silent Waves, contact The Upledger Institute at 1-800-233-5880 or visit www.upledger.com.

CranioSacral Therapy and the AIDS Patient
(February 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how AIDS patients can be made more comfortable and functional by the regular application of CranioSacral Therapy (CST). Dr. Upledger also notes that CST can positively effect the immune response and enhance microcirculation of fluids.

Can Practitioners be Trained to Manually Identify Lymphatic Flow? Evidence from a Case Control Study Assessing Skills in Manual Lymphatic Mapping
(January 15th, 2003)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

The developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, Dr. Bruno Chikly, offers this Case Study to compare the reliability of Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) between an experimental population and a control group. MLM offers refinements to the therapeutic process that are an important tool in the management of pre-and postoperative functional assessment of lymphedema.

Developing Therapeutic Presence
(January 1st, 2003)
By: Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Curriculum/s: CST, Healing from the Core,

From the developer of Healing from the Core, Ms. Scurlock-Durana presents the importance of developing a therapeutic presence with the client. Go here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.healingfromthecore.com%2Fdocs%2FDeveloping%2520Therapeutic%2520Presence%2520FINAL.doc&ei=gk62ULLVOYbq8wSo84D4BQ&usg=AFQjCNGzrMfebMMDRp7bLn7jqS4txohiDA

The Facilitated Segment
(January 1st, 2003)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses the concepts of facilitated segment and how CranioSacral Therapy is particularly helpful in such instances. Available online at http://www.massagetoday.com/archives/2003/01/11.html

How to Stop Pain Naturally
(January 1st, 2003)
By: Henry Dreher
Curriculum/s: CST,

Focused on treatments for chronic pain, this article presents modalities and mind-body techniques to ease pain. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, is cited as an effective way to calm the central nervous system. The article recommends the Still-Point Inducer, developed by Dr. Upledger as a way to strengthen the CranioSacral system.

Living in a Laboratory
(December 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses a dental visit where he was injected with lidocaine and epinephrine. For weeks after, he suffered from soreness in his throat, neck and head and had general feelings of exhaustion. He then began treatments of CranioSacral Therapy and energy cyst release and experienced remarkable relief.

UpClose Newsletter
(October 31st, 2002)
By: The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: CranioSacral Therapy Improves Health of Conjoined Twins, The Upledger Foundation Update and The Upledger Foundation Nancy Schaffer Memorial Golf Classic Fundraiser.

In Touch: A Look at the Latest Products, Treatments and Trends
(October 31st, 2002)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

This article looks at the fast growing sector of alternative modalities that have become mainstays of spa treatment menus across the United States. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, is noted as a deep relaxation therapy producing numerous therapeutic benefits.

One with the Ocean
(October 31st, 2002)
By: Susan Pomfret
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

In the regular feature column Imprints, Susan Pomfret, LMT, describes her adventure at The Upledger Institute’s BioAquatic Exploration Ocean Therapy course in the Bahamas. Based on the work of Dr. John E. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, this four-day program acquaints both the layperson and professional bodyworker with the physiological and psychological benefits of receiving subtle-energy treatments while floating in waist-high water.

Therapy, Massage, Exercise Offer Respite from Fibromyalgia
(September 17th, 2002)
By: Trish Riley
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses the physical pain and emotional stress of fibromyalgia—a condition without a known cause and without a cure. However, several treatment management techniques are available that can relieve at least some of the pain. The article lists The Upledger Institute as an organization that can provide support and resources.

Upledger UpDate
(September 1st, 2002)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, CST, Mechanical Link, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Articles and topics include: Therapist Pedaling 1,500 Miles to Promote CST, The Visceral Manipulation Report, Beyond the Dura ’03, Upledger Foundation Update, Lymph Drainage Therapy for Stroke Patients, Mechanical Link Pre-and Post-Surgery. Available online at http://www.upledger.com/newsletters/UPDFL02-A.PDF and http://www.upledger.com/newsletters/UPDFL02-B.PDF

Special Report: No-Touch Zone: The Banning of Affection in Public Schools
(September 1st, 2002)
By: Moryt Milo
Curriculum/s: CST,

While many school districts throughout the United States have struggled with “appropriate touch” issues, The Upledger Foundation Compassionate Touch (CT) program, geared toward preschool children, has provided positive results. Based on Dr. John E. Upledger’s research in a technique called Direction of Energy, the implementation of CT has increased compassion and reduced behavioral problems in children participating in the program.

Life, Stress and Health
(September 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how stress can manifest itself within our bodies and we often might not be aware of it. Dr. Upledger offers insight into the medical and physiological aspects of stress and makes several suggestions for stress reduction.

Back in Balance
(August 4th, 2002)
By: Laura Holmes
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is a mainstay in the massage therapy practice of Gina Genest, an Upledger trained CranioSacral therapist. Genest clients include those suffering from stress, cerebral palsy, trauma and abuse.

TMJ: Primary Problem, or Tip of the Iceberg?
(August 1st, 2002)
By: John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how a diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is often secondary to another problem somewhere in the body. While TMJ is often treated to relieve symptoms, Dr. Upledger discusses the importance of source problems in several categories including craniosacral system dysfunction, stress and dental problems.

Learning Ocean Therapy
(July 27th, 2002)
By: Coldwater Daily Reporter
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

Lauri Rowe, massage therapist and craniosacral therapist, briefly discusses her experiences while participating in The Upledger Institute BioAquatic Exploration program.

Am I Working, or Is This Just Paradise
(July 1st, 2002)
By: David Dolan, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST, Integrative Intentions,

David Dolan, a BioAquatic Exploration Ocean Therapy instructor for The Upledger Institute, describes his personal experiences while floating in the warm waters of Bahamas and being treated with CranioSacral Therapy (CST). CST, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, is the mainstay of the BioAquatic Exploration curriculum and various courses are offered for the layperson to the advanced CranioSacral therapists.

The Big Picture on Milk Intolerance
(July 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Neural ManipulationAA, Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses intolerance to milk and other dairy products and some potential solutions.

UpClose Newsletter
(July 1st, 2002)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Effects of Cleft Palate Diminish with CranioSacral Therapy, Intention and Touch and the Case of Sister Anne and April Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Upledger Foundation. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCJUL02.pdf

In Review: Silent Waves-Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy
(July 1st, 2002)
By: Charlotte Michael Versagi
Curriculum/s: CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Charlotte Michael Versagi’s review of Dr. Bruno Chikly’s definitive text, Silent Waves, includes comments such as ‘The book’s references are a gold mine’, ‘Chikly’s reputation in the research and treatment of lymphedema is inestimable. He does not disappoint.’ To purchase copies of Silent Waves, call 1-800-233-5880 or visit www.upledger.com

CranioSacral Therapy and the Central Nervous System
(June 1st, 2002)
By: Sheila Rogers, MS
Curriculum/s: CST,

This is an interview with Dr. John Upledger by the editor Sheila Rogers that provides general information on craniosacral therapy including information on the benefits of CST for pregnant women and newborns.

Mighty Joe Defies the Odds
(June 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses the case of Joseph Polk, an infant suffering from arthrogryposis, an extreme case of congenital joint contractures. Doctors told Joe’s parents that he would require multiple surgeries and would be severely handicapped. However, Joe’s parents refused to accept this diagnosis and discovered CranioSacral Therapy (CST).

Give and Take: The Soft Touch of CranioSacral Therapy
(May 4th, 2002)
By: Janet Cook
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses CranioSacral Therapy, developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, from the perspective and application of massage therapist Wendy Hildreth. Hildreth trained with The Upledger Institute and gives her account of the efficacy of CranioSacral Therapy.

Visceral Manipulation Enhances Structural Integration
(May 1st, 2002)
By: Jeffrey Burch
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation,

The article discusses how structural integration and Visceral Manipulation, developed by French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral, enhance each other and can have lasting and profound effects on the body. Burch offers two diagrams and examples regarding how the visceral support system affects structure in the abdomen and the thorax.

Body Links: Extolling the Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
(May 1st, 2002)
By: Pauline Mygrants
Curriculum/s: CST,

Spotlights a therapist’s use of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release to treat patients for a wide range of conditions. Both modalities were developed by Dr. John E. Upledger.

Intention and Touch
(May 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses the importance of the therapist’s attitude and intention and how they affect the outcome of the therapeutic approach. He references Sister Anne Brooks and how intention brought relief after many years of chronic pain.

The Consciousness of Organ Transplants
(March 31st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, discusses his belief that every organ and tissue in humans, animals or plants is imbued with capabilities that go far beyond the known physiological functions they perform. Dr. Upledger notes that his experiences strongly support the concept that organs, tissues and cells each have an individual consciousness that affords them the qualities of intelligence, memory, emotion, ambition and the like.

UpClose Newsletter
(March 30th, 2002)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: Trauma Relief Program Helps New Yorker Turn Corner in Healing Process, Nothing is Impossible—Try and Golf Tournament Honors Foundation Patron. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCAPR02.pdf

Lymphedema
(March 24th, 2002)
By: David Robledo
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Lymphedema, swelling of the body caused by an accumulation of lymphatic fluid, is often a result from having breast surgery. This article warns of the potential dangers of this condition and discusses The Upledger Institute Lymph Drainage Therapy, developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly, as a helpful treatment.

Infections Associated with Lymphedema
(March 1st, 2002)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Dr. Chikly, the developer of Lymph Drainage Therapy, discusses the complications of lymphedema relating to infection/cellulitis. This article provides terminology, description, rate of infection, prevention of secondary infection and treatment.

Manual Lymphatic Mapping
(March 1st, 2002)
By: Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)
Curriculum/s: Lymph Drainage Therapy,

For cases of lymphedema, Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) can be used to assess the patient’s lymph pathways at any time, and define a specific treatment protocol. MLM is taught as part of The Upledger Institute Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) curriculum. LDT is a modality developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly.

The Expanding Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Health and Disease
(March 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses the first time he witnessed the rhythmical activity of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and how that influenced his incredible journey to developing CranioSacral Therapy and effectively treating patients.

Massage Gurus
(March 1st, 2002)
By: Stephanie Stephens
Curriculum/s: CST,

John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, is featured as an industry leader whose innovations have forever changed the field of massage. Dr. Upledger explains how he developed CranioSacral Therapy and why he believes in the importance of aiding the body’s own self-healing mechanisms.

Expert Advice
(March 1st, 2002)
By: Charlotte Michael Versagi, LMT
Curriculum/s: CST,

In the Expert Advice column of Massage Magazine, Upledger trained practitioners discuss what CranioSacral Therapy is, how does it works and the important role the body plays in health.

How to Stop Headaches for Good
(March 1st, 2002)
By: Robert Ivker, DO and Todd Nelson, ND
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article offers tips, techniques and lifestyle changes to end tension-headache pain. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is noted as an effective means to address and reduce stress and tension-related headaches.

CranioSacral Dissection Sheds New Light on Effects of Palpation
(February 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how the dissection of an unembalmed cadaver allowed a team of clinicians to better understand and validate the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy.

A Healing Haven for Stressful Times
(January 4th, 2002)
By: Gail Dana
Curriculum/s: CST,

A spa owner in Portland, offering services such as stress relief through massage and other therapies, plans to send her entire staff to The Upledger Institute’s CranioSacral Therapy classes to learn from the experts. CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, will be incorporated into every treatment offered by the spa.

Fighting Chronic Pain
(January 3rd, 2002)
By: Trish Riley
Curriculum/s: CST,

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain yet relief is often achieved using CranioSacral Therapy, a gentle, soft-touch therapy developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM. This article provides insights and resources to help patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

Radiographic Evidence of Cranial Bone Mobility
(January 2nd, 2002)
By: Sheryl Lynn Oleski, B.S., Gerald H. Smith, D.D.S., William T. Crow, D.O.
Curriculum/s: CST,

The purpose of this retrospective chart review was to determine if external manipulation of the cranium alters selected parameters of the cranial vault and base that can be visualized and measured on x-ray. Kragt, et al, (1) showed that movement was possible at the sutures in a macerated human skull, and Retzlaff, et al,(2) documented that the cranial sutures do not fuse with age. Taking this information a step further, Zanakis, et al,(3) attached infrared markers to the skin over selected skull bones, and used a 3-D kinematic system to analyze individual bone motion. Motion of the cranial bones was labeled complex, involving more than one axis of movement and not a simple hinge-operation.

Portrait of Light and Love: An Artistic Journey Through Autism
(January 1st, 2002)
By: Jan Deremo Forrest with Robin Zucker
Curriculum/s: CST,

CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is credited with making a profound difference for 10-year old budding artist Scott Zucker by providing a major key to unlock the doorway of well-being. Scott was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old.

A Program for Children to Enhance Compassion and Self-Esteem and Reduce Violence
(January 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

Compassionate Touch program developed and implemented by the Upledger Foundation, is credited with demonstrating the positive effect on student’s abilities to cooperate, assert themselves appropriately and control their behavior. This program was first introduced in the New Glarus, WI elementary school. Included in the article are comparisons of student assessments for the years 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Upledger UpDate Newsletter
(January 1st, 2002)
By: The Upledger Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation, CST, Lymph Drainage Therapy,

Articles and topics include: April Charity Tribute to Honor Dr. John E. Upledger and his Life’s Work, A Young Accident Victim Finds Relief with CranioSacral Therapy, Team Approach Helps Bring Toddler Back Into Balance, Upledger Program Provides CranioSacral Therapy to Victims of September Attacks and New Program Certifies Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques. Issue available online at http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPDWN02-A.PDF

I Tried CranioSacral Therapy
(January 1st, 2002)
By: Daphna Caperonis
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

To relieve head and neck tension, this author tried CranioSacral Therapy, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM. In addition to relief for those conditions, she also benefited from increased energy and flexibility.

Nothing is Impossible
(January 1st, 2002)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: Muscle Energy Techniques / Total Body Balancing / Positional Release, CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses how CranioSacral Therapy is effective in enhancing central nervous system performance. Dr. Upledger outlines his course of treatment for a quadriplegic patient with a spastic condition of his muscular system. Available online at http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=10379

Consciousness and its Therapeutic Applications
(December 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses his work with resonance of tissues to certain sound waves and frequencies. He describes how the cello played in certain notes while using CranioSacral Therapy on a patient with back pain would produce muscle relaxation and pain relief.

NineOneOne: Psychological Relief – A Guide to Post - 9/11 Recovery Sources
(November 21st, 2001)
By: Nancy O’Brien
Curriculum/s: CST,

This article discusses how during the recovery effort at the World Trade Center, many rescue workers found relief from their physical and emotional pain as therapists treated them with CranioSacral Therapy.

UpClose Newsletter
(October 31st, 2001)
By: The Upledger Institute HealthPlex Clinical Services
Curriculum/s: CST,

Articles and topics include: CranioSacral Therapy Breaks 20-Year Cycle of PTSD and The Role of CranioSacral Therapy in Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Available online at: http://upledger.com/newsletters/UPCNOV01.pdf

Cello Healing
(October 31st, 2001)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: CST,

Cellist Elizabeth Byrd uses sound to improve the overall health and well-being of her clients. This tonal and vibrational therapy is often used in conjunction CranioSacral Therapy and other modalities such as massage, acupuncture and reiki.

Who’s the Smartest of Them All
(October 1st, 2001)
By: John Upledger, DO, OMM
Curriculum/s: CST,

In his column CranioSacrally Speaking Dr. Upledger, the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, discusses viruses, bacteria, antibiotics and the overall importance of a healthy immune system.

Celebrate the Healing Power of a Gentle Touch: Discover CranioSacral Therapy
(October 1st, 2001)
By: Unknown
Curriculum/s: CST,

Provides an overview of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) including how CST works, the benefits of CST and the foundations of CST.

UNWINDING THE MERIDIANS FOR HEALTH VITALITY AND CLARITY
(January 9th, 1930)
By: KENNETH R KOLES Ph.D.,D.Sc.,L.Ac.
Curriculum/s: CST,

In this article the author explains how Unwinding the Meridians uses the craniosacral rhythm and meridian points to to tap into the body&#39;s wisdom and healing abilities. The techniques can give access to other levels and dimensions of healing by just feeling the points and meridians while consciously partnering with the patient&#39;s inner Qi to heal themselves.