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CranioSacral Therapy Research Flyer
(January 20th, 2020)
By: Upledger Institute International
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This flyer provides a list research articles about CranioSacral Therapy. For more articles and research papers, please visit our searchable database 

Visceral Manipulation Research Flyer
(January 20th, 2020)
By: Barral Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This flyer provides a list of research articles about Visceral Manipulation. Please visit our searchable database. For more articles and research papers. 

D'Ambrogio Institute Fact Sheet
(January 20th, 2020)
By: D'Ambrogio Institute
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, FI,

Learn about D'Ambrogio Institute facts and discover our manual therapy techniques. This flyer is information for your clients.

Barral Manual Therapies Fact Sheet
(January 20th, 2020)
By: Barral Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymph Balancing Therapy,

Learn the facts about Barral Institute Therapies. Discover our Manual Therapy Techniques and their benefits. This flyer is informative for your clients.

Barral Manual Therapies Fact Sheet
(January 20th, 2020)
By: Barral Institute
Curriculum/s:

Learn the facts about Barral Institute Therapies. Discover our Manual Therapy Techniques and their benefits. This flyer is informative for your clients.

Visceral Manipulation in the Chronic Pain Patient
(January 17th, 2020)
By: By Janice Webber, BScPT, Janice Webber Physiotherapy Services
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Very interesting Read !!

Chronic pain patients typically show altered patterns of breathing such as Cardiac function with little to no lateral-costal expansion.  When assessed they often present low CO2 values and often have a difficult time breathing with stress as Hyperventilating and talking.                                            

  Like a big snag in a sweater, the strain incrementally spreads outward across the very fabric of the body. Visceral restriction are often the un-examined root of the physical pain.

Blows to the Head Damage Brain's Garbage Truck, Accelerate Dementia
(January 16th, 2020)
By: University of Rochester Medical Center
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

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 Neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

 

CranioSacral Therapy explores the History of your body while easing Pain and Stress
(April 30th, 2018)
By: Nicole Tsong
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

After several years of seeing skilled bodyworker and body experts-sometimes with pain from an injury, often without-my advise on bodywork is to go before anything hurts !!!

And if something HURTS Go NOW !!!

US Physician Recommendations to their Patients About the Use of Complementary Health Approaches
(January 8th, 2020)
By: Barbara J Stussman BA, Richard R Nahin PHD,MPH, Patricia M Barnes MA, Brian W Ward PhDD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Complementary and integrative health practices, interventions, and natural products including mind-body interventions such as massage therapy, acupuncture , and yoga. Natural products such as fish Oil or pro-biotics are widely used bu US Adults. Therapies asked include massage therapy, herb, and other non vitamin supplements. Chiropractic/Osteopathic manipulation, yoga and acupuncture, mind body therapies, guided imagery, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation.

Massage therapy was the most commonly recommended

Chiropractic, Zentherapy, CranioSacral Treatments
(January 8th, 2020)
By: Lim Li Ying
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

CranioSacral Therapy relies on the philosophy that the body heals itself naturally.

It is great for all ages and genders, including newborns> We all are formed from past life experiences, for example birth traumas, accidents, drug abuse and wars. If these issues are not resolved, our body will experience a lot of physical and emotional pain in the long run.

CranioSacral is a powerful tool!!

CranioSacral Therapy for Health and Wellness
(January 16th, 2020)
By: IAHE
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This informative flyer talks about the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and what a CST session is typically like.

Opioid Drugs or Manual Therapies?
(January 15th, 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, Healing from the Core, Neural ManipulationT, Zero Balancing, Lymph Balancing Therapy,

Learn about alternatives to opioids with this informative flyer. Safe long-term pain relief doesn't have to come in a prescription drug bottle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends safer non-opioid approaches like manual therapy for the long-term treatment of most chronic pain (CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain; 2016).

Craniosacral therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
(December 1st, 2019)
By: Heidemarie Haller, Romy Lauche, Tobias Sundberg, Gustav Dobos & Holger Cramer
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This research article is to systematically assess the evidence of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) for the treatment of chronic pain.

Vagus Nerve as Modulator of the Brain–Gut Axis in Psychiatric and Inflammatory Disorders
(March 1st, 2018)
By: Sigrid Breit, Aleksandra Kupferberg, Gerhard Rogler and Gregor Hasler
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

The vagus nerve represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system, which oversees a vast array of crucial bodily functions, including control of mood, immune response, digestion, and heart rate. It establishes one of the connections between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract and sends information about the state of the inner organs to the brain via afferent fibers. In this review article, we discuss various functions of the vagus nerve which make it an attractive target in treating psychiatric and gastrointestinal disorders. There is preliminary evidence that vagus nerve stimulation is a promising add-on treatment for treatment-refractory depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and inflammatory bowel disease. Treatments that target the vagus nerve increase the vagal tone and inhibit cytokine production. Both are important mechanism of resiliency. The stimulation of vagal afferent fibers in the gut influences monoaminergic brain systems in the brain stem that play crucial roles in major psychiatric conditions, such as mood and anxiety disorders. In line, there is preliminary evidence for gut bacteria to have beneficial effect on mood and anxiety, partly by affecting the activity of the vagus nerve. Since, the vagal tone is correlated with capacity to regulate stress responses and can be influenced by breathing, its increase through meditation and yoga likely contribute to resilience and the mitigation of mood and anxiety symptoms.

The association between autonomic dysfunction and survival in male patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary report.
(February 1st, 2010)
By: Nada Fadul, MD, Florian Strasser, MD, J. Lynn Palmer, PhD, Syed Wamique Yusuf, MD, Ying Guo, MD, Zhijun Li, MS, Julio Allo, MPH, and Eduardo Bruera, MD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Autonomic nervous system dysfunction (AD) is a common syndrome in patients with advanced cancer. It is associated with decreased survival in several patient populations, including diabetes mellitus, heart failure, and neurological diseases. Based on this evidence, we hypothesized that autonomic dysfunction is associated with decreased survival in patients with advanced cancer.

Vagal nerve activity predicts overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer, mediated by inflammation
(November 22nd, 2015)
By: Marijke De Coucka, Raphaël Maréchalb , Sofie Moorthamersc , Jean-Luc Van Laethemb , Yori Gidron
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Recent research findings suggest neuro-modulation of tumors. Finding new modifiable prognostic factors paves the way for additional treatments, which is crucial in advanced cancer, particularly pancreatic cancer. This study examined the relationship between vagal nerve activity, indexed by heart rate variability (HRV), and overall survival (OS) in patients (N = 272) with advanced pancreatic cancer. A “historical prospective” design was employed, where vagal activity and other confounders were retroactively obtained from medical charts at diagnosis, and subsequent OS was examined. HRV was obtained from 10 sec ECGs near diagnosis. Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured as an inflammatory marker. OS and survival date were obtained from medical charts and the Belgian national registry. Patients with high HRV (>20 msec) survived on average more than double the days (133.5) than those with low HRV (64.0). In a multivariate cox regression, higher initial HRV was significantly correlated with lower risk of death, independent of confounders including age and cancer treatments. This relationship was statistically mediated (accounted for) by CRP levels. Importantly, in patients who lived up to one month from diagnosis only, HRV was unrelated to CRP, while in patients surviving longer, HRV was significantly inversely related to CRP (r = −0.20, p < 0.05). These results are in line with possible vagal nerve protection in a fatal cancer, and propose that the mechanism may involve neuroimmuno-modulation. Future studies must test whether vagal nerve activation may help patients with advanced cancers.

CranioSacral Therapy Effectively Treats Chronic Pain
(January 3rd, 2020)
By: Kaitlyn D'Onofrio
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

“Patients suffering from chronic pain may benefit from CranioSacral Therapy according to a new report. Chronic Pain Disorders are the leading global cause of disability and are still increasing in prevalence. Low back and neck pain headaches and Migraines affect all age groups.


A Great Read DSF

HAS YOUR LIVER BEEN LIBERATED?
(December 2nd, 2019)
By: Tala Skari/Paris
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Very Interesting Read!!

Probably the only thing most people care to know about their gurgling inner organs is that they are functioning properly. But for Jean-Pierre Barral, an osteopath practicing in Grenoble, France, the body's vital viscera are like a beautifully complicated timepiece, your Liver alone travels 600 meters.

An organ that loses its mobility can throw the whole organism out of whack," he says. "Our task is to help it get back on track.

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.