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Visceral Manipulation 101 Address A Lifetime Of Strains
(March 17th, 2020)
By: Gail Wexler PT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Visceral Manipulation is a technique that addresses visceral dysfunction. Visceral dysfunction is when fluids, nutrition, and nerve conductivity are compromised. The visceral dysfunctional area will also have multiple parameters of restricted motion and thermal changes and fluid movement associated with neurological changes.

The BODY produces many strains over a lifetime. Treating the most important strain on the body will have the largest effect on the body.

Osteopathy and Influenza
(September 30th, 2017)
By: Walter Mckone
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Osteopaths treated Influenza by Osteopathic Manipulation making sure that the circulation in the body is functioning. So Influenza is the response of the accumulation of dead cells caused by the Virus; not the virus itself. The Osteopath keeps the circulation and the white cells moving at their best to deal with the rapid accumulation of the EC Cells. As long as the EC cells are cleared at a rate that your body is comfortable with you will not exhibit the signs and symptoms of Influenza.ury

Great Read for this Era !!!

BI Inspire April 2020
(April 4th, 2020)
By: Ron Mariotti ND, BI-D; Eric Marlien PT, DO, BI-D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Follow up materials to Online Meeting offered April 4-5, 2020

BI Inspire | By Ron Mariotti, ND, BI-D

~ Exploring the general vascular system and how the Barral approach will help facilitate function in the respiratory, circulatory and immune systems

BI Inspire | By Eric Marlien, PT, DO, BI-D

~ Global Integration of the stress response and how to reach physiological equilibrium

Visceral Inflammation and Immune Activation Stress the Brain
(April 3rd, 2020)
By: Peter Holzer, Aitak Farzi, Ahmed M Hassan, Geraldine Zenz, Angela Jacan & Florian Reichmann
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Stress is a dynamic process that affects an organism, the outcome depending on the severity and duration of the stressors involved. The relationship between stress and the immune system is bidirectional and has an impact on the immune function. The Gut and the brain have interactions between peripheral immune activation especially in the visceral system and the brain functions of behavior and stress coping.

Can Natural remedies bring an end to migraines??
(March 2nd, 2020)
By: Hannah Charmin
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Migraines affect 1 in 7 people in the UK. Hormones have been linked to the issue. Migraines can be extremely debilitating.  Hannah Charman has met a number of patients who suffer Migraines after a head or spinal injury. Often times these people do well with CranioSacral Therapy.

Safety of Osteopathic Cranil Manipulative Medicine as an adjunct to Conventional Post-concussion Symptom Management: A Pilot Study
(January 4th, 2018)
By: Komal G Patel, DO, Rosanna C. Sabini DO
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Patients who sustained a concussion were recruited from an outpatient clinic by a neuropsychologist specializing in concussions. All were said to have Cranial dysfunction in their concussions. They self-reported adverse events during or after 1 session. Osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine was considered safe treatment option.

Treatment and Prognosis for Post Concussion Syndrome
(March 10th, 2020)
By: Elizabeth Sandel MD
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

People with mild traumatic brain injury may later develop Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS).

Symptoms of PCS may develop several weeks or months after the injury.

Treatment of PCS focuses on relieving the individual symptoms. CranioSacral Therapy may be effective at treating headaches , as well as neck and back pain that are common in PCS

Effects of CranioSacral therapy as adjunct to standard treatment for pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: amulticenter,single blind, randomnized controlled trial
(March 31st, 2020)
By: Helen Elden, Hans Christian Ostgaard, Anna Glantz, Pia Marciniak, Ann-Charlotte Linner & Monika Fagevik Olsen
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Effects of CranioSacral therapy as an adjunct to standard treatment for pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: a multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Our study shows less pain intensity in the morning and less deteriorated function, both reaching a degree of significance when CranioSacral therapy was combined with standard treatment for PGP in pregnancy.

CranioSacral Therapy Bishop University Gaiters
(February 26th, 2019)
By: Bishops University Gaiters Sports Medicine Program
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Bishops University Gaiters' sports medicine program speaks about Canio Sacral Therapy.

The main goal of CST is to remove restrictions along the dural tube that runs from the cranial bones to the sacrum in order to enhance the flow of the Cerebrospinal fluid.

Using a gentle hands-on approach a professional trained in CST will release restrictions along the dural tube to facilitate the flow which can lead to more efficient nourishinf=g of the nervous system.

CranioSacral Therapy and Physical Therapy: An Integrative Approach
(March 27th, 2020)
By: Mary Ruth Velicki
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

As a physical therapist, I specialized in the rehab of adults with neurological disorders. But then debilitating pelvic pain pulled me out of my regular life.

I discovered the connection between my body, mind, and Spirit. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) developed by Dr. John Upledger, became a major route for this discovery. I witnessed the power of CST on the other side of the treatment table and was feeling well enough to go back to treating my patients.

CranioSacral Therapy and Physical Therapy: An Integrative Approach
(March 27th, 2020)
By: Mary Ruth Velicki
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

As a physical therapist, I specialized in the rehab of adults with neurological disorders. But then debilitating pelvic pain pulled me out of my regular life.

I discovered the connection between my body, mind, and Spirit. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) developed by Dr. John Upledger, became a major route for this discovery. I witnessed the power of CST on the other side of the treatment table and was feeling well enough to go back to treating my patients.

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(March 27th, 2020)
By: IAHE
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

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I Went to Sleep Boot Camp to Find Insomnia Cures That Actually Work to Sleep Boot Camp to Find Insomnia Cures That Actually Work
(March 6th, 2020)
By: Sarah Wu
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

My morning routine is consistent: I roll out of bed after a little sleep this has been going on for 8 yrs.

Everything I have tried stops working after a month or 2. I rotate different supplements and meds switching back and fort. Nothing seems to work for me.

After being pegged as a stress sleeper. I was ready for a science backed solution.

CranioSacral Therapy and Physical Therapy : An Integrative Approach
(March 6th, 2020)
By: Mary Ruth Velecki MS, DPT
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

As a physical therapist, I specialize in adults  with disorders for several therapy programs. Over the healing years, I discovered the connection between body, mind and spirit and learned how to use this connection to heal on all levels.

Awesome Read !!

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(March 3rd, 2020)
By: UII BI DAI Institutes
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Healing from the Core,

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Anatomy and physiology of cerebrospinal fluid
(November 18th, 2011)
By: L. Sakkaa, G. Coll, J. Chazala
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Lymph Balancing Therapy,

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is containee in the brain ventricles and the cranial and spinal subarachnoid spaces. Cranial and spinal arachnoid villi have been considered for a long time to be the predominant sites of CSF absorption into the venous outflow system. Experimental data suggest that cranial and spinal nerve sheaths, the cribriform plate and the adventitia of cerebral arteries constitute substantial pathways of CSF drainage into the lymphatic outflow system.  

The function and structure of the cerebrospinal fluid outflow system
(March 1st, 2010)
By: Michael Pollay
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This review traces the development of our understanding of the anatomy and physiological properties of the two systems responsible for the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into the systemic circulation. The roles of the cranial and spinal arachnoid villi and the lymphatic outflow systems are evaluated.

CranioSacral Therapy Benefits The Central Nervous System
(March 18th, 2013)
By: Brandi Schlossberg
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The human body is an incredible machine, and each system within the human body plays a key role in overall health and function.

This is for good reason, because the brain and spinal cord are key players in what is known as the central nervous system.

Manual Therapy and Athletic Injury Rehabilitation: Benefits of a Class of Therapy
(February 28th, 2020)
By: Jerry Holt
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

 By definition, manual refers to hands, especially work done by the hands. Within the per view of athletic training, Holglum set forth the following definition : "Manual Therapy is the use of hands-on techniques to evaluate, treat, and improve the status of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

In the past few decades athletic training as a profession has become enamored with the large variety and apparent effectiveness of modalities that are more technology advanced than human hands!!


Cranial Sutures and Sutural Movement
(February 20th, 2020)
By: Compiled by Avadhan Larson from various Authors
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Dr. John E. Upledger, along with other researchers, discovered connective tissue, as well as neural and vascular tissues within the intra-sutural material. In some circles these findings are still under question, however there is a wealth of sources which confirm and validate his findings.  


Specialized Touch Helped This client Avoid Surgery
(October 18th, 2019)
By: Cloe Couturier
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

My Client Jeff had back Surgery in 2013 including multilevel lumbar laminectomy with decompression of the dura, and spinal canal extending down to S1.

He had weakness, numbness in his major muscle groups . His Surgeon was recommending another surgery when he decided to seek the help with orthopedic manual therapy.

Cloe aligned his body and he was feeling better and improving.

Web extra: Symptoms and treatment options for CTE patients
(September 30th, 2019)
By: Matthew Haave
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Omaha Nebraska In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)  in 87% of the deceased former football players that they examined . The disease has been linked to a number of Physical and Nuerological diseases.

The CLF say the disease cannot be diagnosed until after death.

Very interesting Read  !!!

Blows to Head Damage Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck,’ Accelerate Dementia
(December 2nd, 2014)
By: co-authors include Michael Chen, Lijun Yang, Itender Singh, and Rashid Deane with the University of Rochester, and Douglas Zeppenfeld with the Oregon Health and Science University.
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

A new study is out that traumatic Brain Injury can disrupt the function of the brains waste removal system.When this occurs, toxic proteins may accumulate in the brain, setting the stage for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

As with the rest of the body, the timely removal of waste from the Brain is essential to prevent unchecked accumulation of toxic proteins and other debris.

Recent studies have shown that the glymphatic system is more active during sleep which is why sleep is so refreshing to the mind and that it's function declines with age. 

Mum-of-three left partially blind after hitting head on bedroom shel
(September 12th, 2018)
By: Sophie Barnett
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Mother of 3 accidentally caught her head on the metal hinge of her bedroom shelf. Initially Dr's said nothing was wrong and was asked to return if  if she felt a problem continued. She saw a retinal specialist who sent her off for surgery the very next day.

She had many issues after her surgery to which she turned CST (CranioSacral Therapy).

She now works as a Therapist in CST since 2017.



INFLUENCE OF VISCERAL TECHNIQUES ON SEROTONIN LEVEL IN THE BLOOD ANALYSIS: A PHASE 0 PLACEBO CONTROLLED BLINDED STUDY
(August 6th, 2018)
By: Pawel Dziadon
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This Study has shown that the visceral Manipulations are likely to increase the level of serotonin as a consequence of their execution.

Future studies with a larger population can prove the validity of the thesis in this study and support the research of other authors on the effect of Visceral Manipulation on Neuroendocrine Secretion.

This study provides preliminary evidence for the influence of Visceral Manipulations on serotonin secretion due to enteric nervous system stimulation.