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SomatoEmotional Release
(June 10th, 2019)
By: Upledger Institute International
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This article describes what SomatoEmotional Release is and where it comes from. This article also discusses energy cyst formation.

Specialized connective tissue: bone, the structural framework of the upper extremity
(April 25th, 2012)
By: Alyssa M. Weatherholt, Robyn K. Fuchs, and Stuart J. Warden
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This article provides an overview of the structure and function of bone tissue from a macroscopic to microscopic level and discusses the physiological processes contributing to upper extremity bone health. 

Life Lessons: Avril Stanley
(June 7th, 2019)
By: : Avril Stanley
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Life blesses us with all manner of surprises

But I didn't want to have any expectations of myself or my partner, therefore motherhood was more of an unexpected gift than a plan.

A comprehensive physical therapy evaluation for Male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A case series exploring common findings
(May 16th, 2019)
By: Lyne Archambault-Ezenwa, Alycia Markowski, Jean-Pierre Barral
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Neural ManipulationT,

Male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (MCPPS) is a complex condition and difficult to decipher due to the multifactorial etiologies and system interrelationships. A retrospective analysis of evaluative findings for ten men was performed. The men, with an average age of 35 (range 24e46) were referred to physical therapy for MCPPS.


Longer exhalations are an easy way to hack your Vagus Nerv
(May 9th, 2019)
By: Christopher Bergland
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Healing from the Core, Heart Centered Therapy, FI,

You might be asking "What is HRV"? Heart rate variability represents the healthy fluctuation in beat to beat intervals of a human or animals heart rate.

Craniosacral therapy relieves fibromyalgia pain
(May 28th, 2019)
By: Valerie Destito
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The pain was in charge. That’s how Valerie Destito of Rome describes the 16 years of her life before she discovered craniosacral therapy at Chestnut Commons Physical and Occupational Therapy. The department of Rome Memorial Hospital is located at 107 E. Chestnut St.

CranioSacral Therapy Post Traumatic Stress: Helping Veterans With Dr. John E. Upledger's Legacy
(June 29th, 2018)
By: By Nancy Westphal (LMT, CST-D), Jackie Halderman ,
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Dr. John E. Upledger, the founder of the Upledger Institute International, expressed love and respect for veterans that was legendary. To help with the effects of combat, Dr. Upledger developed week-long CranioSacral Therapy (CST) programs designed specifically for veterans. Given that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has now determined there are approximately 20 veteran suicides per day, finding and practicing effective therapies is crucial.

This is How CST Contributes to a Conscious in Pregnancy
(April 4th, 2018)
By: Carol McLellan CST CST-D, CD
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Mom-to-be “Tracy” was experiencing anxiety attacks during her pregnancy and did not want to be on high doses of medication while carrying her baby. She said she felt that the baby’s energy was “too strong” and that made her anxious

Visceral massage reduces postoperative ileus in a rat model
(January 1st, 2013)
By: Susan L.ChapelleRMTaGeoffrey M.BoveDC, PhDb
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Abdominal surgery invariably causes a temporary reduction of normal intestinal motility, called postoperative ileus. Postoperative ileus extends hospital stays, increases the costs of hospitalization, and may contribute to the formation of postoperative adhesions. We designed experiments to determine if visceral massage affects postoperative ileusin a rat model.

Notes on visceral adhesions as fascial pathology
(July 3rd, 2010)
By: Science Direct
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Summary

Fascia is introduced as an organizing anatomical category for visceral mesothelia. Normal tissue relations are discussed in order to frame the presentation of abnormal visceral adhesions as fascial pathology, 4 types of which are identified. Laboratory dissections of fixed and unembalmed human cadavers provide the basis for insights into these pathologies as regards self-care and therapeutic technique.

Osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) in treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
(March 16th, 2019)
By: Kjell E Bjørnæs1 , Geir Elvbakken1 , Bård Dalhøi1 , Tor Harald Garberg1 , Joachim Kaufmann1 , Espen Glomsrød1 , Ola Reiertsen2 and Stig Larsen3 *
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) has an obvious negative impact on Quality Of Life (QOL). The prevalence is increasing worldwide [1-3] and may even be reflected in the economy of the society [4,5]

Effect of Osteopathic Visceral Manipulation on Pain, Cervical Range of Motion, and Upper Trapezius Muscle Activity in Patients with Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain and Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study
(November 11th, 2018)
By: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2018, Article ID 4929271, 9 pages
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Neural ManipulationT,

Previous studies have reported that visceral disturbances can lead to increased musculoskeletal tension and pain in structures innervated from the corresponding spinal level through viscerosomatic reflexes. We designed a pilot randomised placebo-controlled study using placebo visceral manipulation as the control to evaluate the effect of osteopathic visceral manipulation (OVM) of the stomach and liver on pain, cervical mobility, and electromyographic activity of the upper trapezius (UT) muscle in individuals with nonspecific neck pain (NS-NP) and functional dyspepsia.

CranioSacral Therapy; Exploring the Evidence Bibliography - BTD19
(April 27th, 2019)
By: Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Bibliography Compilation from Beyond the Dura 2019 Research Presentation

Carrie Ann Inaba Reveals She Suffers From Multiple Autoimmune Diseases On 'The Talk
(May 1st, 2019)
By: Elizabeth Bacharach
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

On Tuesday's episode of The Talk, co-host Carrie Ann Inaba talked about her struggles with autoimmune d.  The show's co-host shared that she feels "so much shame" and is currently battling a fibromyalgia flare.  Despite the challenge of sharing this information, Carrie Ann wants to encourage others to not be embarrassed. On Tuesday, Carrie Ann Inaba, 51, opened up to the audience of The Talk-and the world-about her health, revealing that she suffers from "all of these autoimmune conditions."

Nina Lands Book Deal in US
(February 20th, 2019)
By: Nina Gronning
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

: Nina Grønning from Svendborg, as previously mentioned here in Ugeavisen Svendborg has written a book that has aroused attention outside the duck pond - indeed, so far outside as in the US. According to the US publisher Upledger, its project is groundbreaking - and therefore they have now bought the rights to the book, which lands on the shelves of the American bookstores at the end of April, entitled "Respectful collaboration" - in Danish "As for reality".

The Role of Astrocyte Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease
(March 20th, 2019)
By: Heather Booth, Warren D Hirst, Richard Wade Martins
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Neural ManipulationT,

Astrocytes are the most populous glial subtype and are critical for brain function. Despite this, historically

there have been few studies into the role that they may have in neurodegenerative diseases, such as

Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recently, however, several studies have determined that genes known to have a

causative role in the development of PD are expressed in astrocytes and have important roles in astrocyte

function. Here, we review these recent developments and discuss their impact on our understanding of the

pathophysiology of PD, and the implications that this might have for its treatment.

Sensory Integration Intervention
(April 20th, 2009)
By: SV Kratz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Neural ManipulationT,

This paper is a review of clinical experiences

providing developmental therapy services for three boys

diagnosed with pediatric neurotransmitter disease.

Re-imagining Health Flourishing Pyschological
(April 1st, 2019)
By: T Vanderweele PHD, Eileen McNeely PHD, NP, Howard K Koch MD MPH
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Clinicians spend hours with patients with adverse outcomes. By accessing patients with different diseases absent from health issues.

I Went to sleep at Boot Camp CST
(February 26th, 2019)
By: Glamour Mag - Sarah Wu
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Athletic Health Discovery, CST Massage Therapy, Now I am sleeping like a Comatose Angel.

How Flashing Lights and Pink Noise might Banish Alzhiemers
(February 28th, 2018)
By: Helen Thomson
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

 The Neuroscientist are getting excited about NON- Invasive Procedures.

Fascia as an Endocrine Organ
(June 22nd, 2017)
By: Dr Russell Schierling
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, FI,

Super Fascial Fascia the Adipose layer at the hypodermal level beneath the skin is a whole body Endocrine Organ.

Craniosacral Therapy and Concussions
(February 28th, 2019)
By: Hillary Tinapple
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This article contains different testimonials of brain injury patients and how Craniosacral Therapy has improved their side effects and overall health. 

How Fascia Can Help Us Unravel Deeply Held Tension
(May 25th, 2018)
By: Jessica Humphries
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, FI,

Once you have experienced the 

AHA  moments the accompany practices that release the bodies Fascia .

Brain Gut Connection
(April 14th, 2019)
By: Michelle Dossett MD, PHD, MPH
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

What exactly is the connection between the Brain and Gut?

Brandi's Drastasis Recti Abdominis
(May 1st, 2019)
By: University of Califronia
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Three women ages 33 to 39 years old with DRA. DRA was measured by figure width. Two of the three cases presented with thoracic pain, lumbar pain, and constipation. One case presented with pelvic pain.

    Case 1 was G2P2 with first birth C Section and second VBAC

    Case 2 was G2P2 with second-degree tear with first child

    Case 3 was G2P2 with greater than 40 hours of labor with the first birth

    Interventions: 4 Techniques of the jejunoileum as taught by the Barral Institute