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Helping the Brain Drain: How CranioSacral Therapy Aids ADD/ADHD
(November 21st, 2019)
By: John Upledger, DO OMM, Tad Wanveer LMT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Read This Article!!

Ina a gentle manner CST can help release restritions to natural enhance brain function, decrease levels ADD and ADHD, and in many cases, alleviate the disorder all together.

CranioSacral Therapy can have a profoundly positive effect on brain and spinal cord function. It has been used successfully in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since 1975.

How Yoga Can Give You The Benefits Of CranioSacral Therapy
(April 12th, 2017)
By: Nora Isaacs
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

 This is a great Read !!


"Yoga helps us do the preliminary work so we're not starting at square one," explains Yolanda Marie Vazquez, a bodyworker and yoga teacher in Oakland, California, who leads workshops on cranioSacral therapy and yoga. 

Waves of CSF Flow Into The Brain During Sleep
(November 1st, 2019)
By: Judy George
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

During Sleep the Brain Shows large Scale Waves of blood oxygen red, followed by waves of cerebrospinal fluid blue.

These findings may have implications for nuerodegenerative deseases, including Alzheimers's and dementia.

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer's symptoms
(March 14th, 2019)
By: Gabrielle Drummond
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

When exposing mice to a combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments.


The researchers also tested the effect of auditory stimulation on the mice's cognitive abilities. They found that after one week of treatment, the mice performed much better when navigating a maze requiring them to remember landmarks. They were also better able to recognize objects they had previously encountered.

 

Willingness to try and lifetime use of complementary and alternative medicine in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder in Germany: A survey of parents
(October 1st, 2019)
By: Juliana Hofer, Christian Bachman,Inge Kamp-Becker,Luise Poustka,Viet Roessner,Sanna Stroth,Nicole Wolff,Falk Hoffman
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Regardless of their limited evidence and potential adverse effects, use of complementary and alternative medicine is common in children with autism spectrum disorder. Nevertheless, data on complementary and alternative medicine use in children with autism spectrum disorder in Germany are lacking. 

CST is an Alternative for Children with Autism.

Pippa Midleton Is Treating Her Son With Cranial Osteopathy Therapy To Rebalance His Body
(October 30th, 2019)
By: Krissie Mick
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Pippa Middleton's baby had issues with sleeping and favored one side when sleeping. She was fascinated how calming it was for Arthur.

Apparently Pippa was so impressed with her baby's treatment she wants to spread the Word.

Meet Tammy Schreiber of RestoraVida Therapies in Fort Worth
(October 22nd, 2019)
By: Voyage Dallas
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

While working as a RN surgical floor of a local hospital. She saw many patients that did not improve after the Dr's performed surgery or gave them medicine that should have relieved their pain. She realized most  if not all patients had suffered various Traumatic events in their lives.

She began her journey with CST CranialSacral Therapy when she began having debilitating headaches.

Through research she found The Upledger Clinic and worked with a CranioSacral Therapist. Headaches were gone. She was so impressed with the results she was inspired to become a therapist herself.

Manual Therapies Promote Continence and Mobility in a Patient with Cerebellar Agenesis
(October 25th, 2019)
By: Susan Vaughan Kratz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This is a case review of a 26 yr old woman with lifelong incontinence who gained control and measurable improvements in mobility after an extended series of CranioSacral Therapy.(CST)

The purpose of this case report is to stimulate thought around the unexpected outcomes from a method that directly treats the nervous system and wonder about the neuroplasticity elements at play with such intervention.

Osteopathic approach with a patient undergoing cardiac transplantation: the five diaphragms
(August 9th, 2019)
By: B Bordoni, B Morabito, M Simonelli, L Nocoletti, R Rinaldi, F tobbi and P Caiazzo
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Heart Centered Therapy,

This is an Abstract Article Very interesting Read !

A possible cause of chronic post-sternotomy pain syndrome is the formation of adhesions in themediastinum, between the sternum and the retrosternal tissues up to the pericardium.

With  postsurgicaladhesions can help stabilize the pericardium in the mediastinum, they can also cause neuropathic pain. The

new adhesions are vascularized and innervated, generating unforeseeable proprioceptive or nociceptiveafferents.

This is the first case report that uses osteopathic treatment in a patient with sternalpain associated with an undergoing cardiac transplantation.

This patient was admitted to the cardiorespirtory dept on Jan. 2019

The reasons for this artificial heart are related to continuous heart failure, due to previous inoperable stenoses (stenosis on small caliber coronaries) and a probable previous infant rheumatic disease.

In the months leading up to heart transplant surgery, the patient had been treated with antibiotics to reduce the infection derived from the drive line.

Specialized Touch Helped This client Avoid Surgery
(October 24th, 2019)
By: Cloe Couturier
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Qigong T'chings,

CranioSacral Therapy techniques are applied based on communication and synergy between the client and therapist. It's a conversation through touch where the therapist listens to what the body is saying.

This is an article of a patient named Jeff(name changed) who had surgery in 2013, including a multilevel lumbar laminectory with decompression of the dura and spinal canal extending down to S1.

He had decreased sensation, numbness and weaknesses in his major muscle muscle groups.

His Dr. wanted him to have another surgery but he chose an alternative treatment.

Cloe worked with orthopedic manual therapy and focused on alignment,working with the sheath of the nerves at their roots. She applied a complementary combination of CranioSacral, Qigong Therapy and Neural Manipulation. 


Healing Energies: What is CranioSacral Therapy(CST)
(October 15th, 2019)
By: Sonalie Figueiras
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

You may have heard of CranioSacral Therapy if you have see a Physiotherapist to help with rehabilitation after an accident or injury.

Why CST ?

Through the modality has its roots in medical and anatomical studies, it actually involves energy work in order to manipulate the alignment in the body correctly.

Massage for Breast Cancer Patients
(October 22nd, 2015)
By: Cheryl Chapman RN, HN-BC, LMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Massage and touch at any age of Breast Cancer will take a woman to another to another place than her disease. Massage can assist her throughout her entire journey, from diagnosis to recovery.

When to Massage?

Ideally, the approach is to massage a few days pre- surgery and another the day before surgery.

CranioSacral Therapy to Address Post- Concussion Syndrome
(October 15th, 2019)
By: Melinda Roland MPT,LA-c,OMD-Ac, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Clinically, we see significant and far-reaching results regularly in the treatment of post-concussion syndrome when the rehabilitation approach includes CranioSacral Therapy.

For Better Health : Specialist Shares Simple Self Techniques to Alleviate Pain
(October 15th, 2019)
By: Alissa Silber
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Janet Shroeder, a chronic pain specialist with more than 25 yrs experience.

CranioSacral Therapy

Ms Schroeder said she does this "profoundly relaxing" method on all her patients and has found it brings relief to even most extreme cases.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy gave my child recovery from an autism spectrum diagnosis
(November 1st, 2018)
By: Emily Francis, LMT
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

READ this truly inspiring story presented by Emily Francis, LMT, about her daughter's incredible developmental improvement after adding CranioSacral Therapy to her treatment plan. 

Is Visceral Manipulation beneficial for patients with Low Back Pain?
(September 2nd, 2019)
By: Jacob Marten Switters, Stefan Podar, Luke Perraton,Zuzana Machotka
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Visceral manipulation may reduce non-specific low back pain in the short term.

Visceral dysfunction may be an underlying cause or contributing factor

for some non-specific LBP and can be treated by osteopathic manipulative treatment.

PT Classroom - Effects of Neural Manipulation in the Body
(August 14th, 2013)
By: Jean-Pierre Barrall D.O.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Nerves are the body's great communicators,conveying vital information between the brain and all other structures.

If a person is feeling pain, it is because the nerves are reporting this information to the brain.Our purpose with Neural Manipulation is to facilitate the body's to self correct.

Neural Manipulation aims to gently create movement and freedom within the central and peripheral nervous system by finding points that are restricting the nerves.

Symptoms and Treatment Options for CTE Patients
(October 1st, 2019)
By: Matthew Haave
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Our investigation into concussions what symptoms and treatment options for it.

Headaches A variety of treatments options exist : Craniosacral Therapy, massage,acupuncture, or Meds.

Working with a Dr. to determine the type of headache is helpful for determining the best treatment options.

How Yoga Can Give You The Benefits Of Cranisacral Therapy
(October 1st, 2019)
By: Nora Isaacs
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This is a great article to read !!!


Craniosacral Therapy has similar benefits to yoga and can help release tension in the body.Yoga can give you a head start on the benefits of Craniosacral therapy (CST). Yoga helps us do the preliminary work so we are not starting at square one.

These two complement each other in several ways, since CST is likely to have similar benefits to yoga.

How Long Does Colic Last? Don't Worry This Too Shall Pass
(September 9th, 2019)
By: Grace Gallagher
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

If you are reading this , there's a high probability that you frantically googled How long does Colic Last.

Believe it or not , experts still aren't totally sure what colic is; it's Clinical definition is Frequent and prolonged crying of fussiness in a healthy infant.

CST appears to be effective and safe for Infantile Colic by reducing the number of crying hours.

Life in the Bones
(September 18th, 2019)
By: David Lauterstein
Curriculum/s: Zero Balancing, Process Acupressure,

Great Read!!

Zero Balancing is unique in that it focuses especially on the experience of the person as evoked through the skeletal system, as well as soft tissues.

In our work, it is easy to see we are helping to free and relax our clients through the muscles and fascia. Since our tissues act like guide wires that position and move the bones

Zero Balancing is a form of bodywork that focuses on the skeletal side of the musculoskeletal equation and emphasizes contacting energy as well as structure.

Zero Balancing A Conversation with Founder Fritz Smith MD
(September 18th, 2019)
By: David Lauterstein
Curriculum/s: Zero Balancing, Process Acupressure,

This is an excellent read!

Zero Balancing seems to engage the person in profound ways through apparently simple hands on work. Smith says that comes from the Zero Balancing working tool, called a fulcrum. “A fulcrum is a field of tension that we create in the client’s body and then hold it stationary to allow the opportunity for the person to respond to it. Some of the fulcrums I’ve developed come from listening to people who have a worldview that makes sense to me, like Deepak Chopra or the Dalai Lama. 

Developing Zero Balancing many years ago, I had no idea where it was going to go,” he says. “It started out as a bio-mechanical system that was very good at stopping pain and helping function. But now I’m seeing it as a holistic system.

Mum-of-3 left partially blind after hitting head on bedroom shelf
(September 18th, 2019)
By: Sophie Barnett
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Mother of 3 accidentally caught her head on the Metal hinge of her bedroom shelf while trying to dig out her children's presents on Christmas Eve,

The 54 yr old saw the cut but brushed it off, even the Nausea and carried on with her day not wanting to spoil the festivities.

After Surgery and after her life was torn apart she turned to Craniosacral therapy.

Cranial Therapy and Heart Rate Variability
(September 13th, 2019)
By: Vaness Bayo-Tallon, Jordi Esquirol-Caussa, Montserrat Pamias-Massana, Kalia Planells-Keller, Diego J. Palao-Vidal
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Background: and purpose: Heart rate variability represents a marker activity, self-regulation and psychiatric illness. Few studies of manual therapy have investigated the neurophysiological effects of manual cranial therapy. This study assessed the neurophysiological short/medium-term effects of two manual therapy interventions: massage therapy . Materials and methods: A double-blind clinical trial was conducted with 50 healthy children, randomized into two groups who received a Mss-t intervention or MC-t.

The variables analysed included vital signs (temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure) and HRV components, including the root mean square ofsuccessive differences (RMSSD), high frequency (HF), low frequency (LF) and LF/HF ratio.

Results: Both interventions produced short-term parasympathetic effects, although the effects of MC-t were more persistent.

Conclusion: The persistence of the MC-t intervention suggested a prominent vagal control and better self-regulation. Autonomic imbalances in mental pathologiesmay benefit from the neurophysiological effects of MC-t.

Effects of manual cranial therapy on heart rate variability in children without associated disorders: Translation to clinical practice
(August 19th, 2019)
By: Vanessa Bayo-Tallóna, Jordi Esquirol-Caussaa, Montserrat Pàmias-Massanab , Kalia Planells-Kellerb , Diego J. Palao-Vidalb
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls unconscious body functions by innervating cardiac and smooth muscles, as well as exo-crine and endocrine glands, through three main efferent pathways:sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric pathways. The equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems is responsible for maintaining homeostasis and regulating adaptive responses to internal/external environmental changes. Sympathetic activation promotes a "defense" response, while parasympathetic activation is related to protective and relaxation functions.

Type of relationship between the different factors that potentially influence heart rate variability.

Giles focused their research on the relationship between the vagus nerve and musculoskeletal structures with vagal functions using the Vagus Nerve is a mixed nerve (10th cranial nerve) joining the glossopharyngeal and accessory nerves to constitute asystem with a primarily parasympathetic function.