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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.

Chronic Pain in Migraine May Be Mitigated by Craniosacral Therapy
(January 27th, 2020)
By: Sarah Karlovitch
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Chronic Pain, which is the leading global cause of disability, is increasing in prevalence. Migraine Headaches and low back and neck pain all fall into the chronic pain category and, according to researchers, all age groups can be affected.

Specifically, CST showed better post-intervention effect on different types of pain.

A comprehensive physical therapy approach including visceral manipulation after failed biofeedback therapy for constipation
(June 24th, 2015)
By: L. Archambault-Ezenwa1, J. Brewer, A. Markowski1
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

A 41 year old female was referred to Visceral Manipulation for sever constipation rectal pain and levator ani spasm. She had an 8 year history of constipation following Cholecystectomy and a 4 year of rectal pain following a hemmorrhoidectomy. The decreased visceral mobility may be contributing to her abdominal bloating and pain and can be treated with visceral and nerve manipulation techniques.

Treatment goals were the following:

1. Improved ability to relax the external anal sphincter

during bearing down

2. Decreased pain with bowel movement

3. Decreased abdominal bloating and related pain with

urination

Neural and visceral manipulation in infants with congenital muscular torticollis: a feasibility study
(January 15th, 2020)
By: Jean Anne Zollars, PT, DPT, MA, Patricia A. Burtner PhD, OTR/L, Gail Stockman MS, OTR/L, Prisca Werbelow, MOTS, Jessie sSwartzentruber, MOTS, Jean R. Lowe PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

 As an alternative to manual stretching, the aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using neural/visceral manipulation as a safe and effective intervention to increase neck range of motion of infants with congenital muscular torticollis. [Participants and Methods] Ten 4-month old infants with congenital muscular torticollis received eight sessions of neural/visceral manipulation administered for 30–50 minutes without observed pain. Specific palpation techniques addressed restricted tissue areas of neck, head, trunk and extremities. Neck rotation and lateral flexion were assessed by still photography and a computer program calculating ROM angles before, immediately following, and 4 months post intervention. Motor development and social competence were monitored over time using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale and Bayley-III Social Emotional Scale. [Results] Results of analysis of variances revealed significant improvements in passive and active neck rotation and lateral flexion. Significant increases were also found on the Alberta Infant Motor Scale and Bayley-III Social-Emotional scale. [Conclusion] Neural/visceral manipulation can be used safely in infants with congenital muscular torticollis to improve neck range of motion. 

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.

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.