Exploring the Value of CranioSacral Therapy

By John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. For more than 30 years, I have been an outspoken proponent of using the rhythm of a specific body system to evaluate and improve health and well-being. Just as understanding the cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms is critical to medical care, the benefits of comprehending this particular tempo is crucial […]

Craniosacral work helps anxiety

What exactly is anxiety? It’s the body’s natural response to stress. When faced with potentially harmful or worrying triggers, feelings of anxiety are not only normal but necessary for survival.  And the way our world is right now, a certain level of anxiety is to be expected. Ever since the earliest days of humanity, the approach […]

Craniosacral Work as a Treatment for Alzheimer’s?

Many years ago, John E. Upledger discovered and documented the existence of the craniosacral system, which comprises bone and the menengial system in the brain and spinal cord, which helps to transmit the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the central nervous system. Upledger observed that the turnover, or circulation, of cerebrospinal fluid decreases as we […]

Touch | Craniosacral Therapy Awareness

April is Craniosacral Therapy Awareness Month TOUCH The Healing Legacy of Dr. John E. Upledger Dr. John E. Upledger was an osteopath who developed the manual therapy he named CranioSacral Therapy (CST). He initially developed CranioSacral Therapy so that a therapist would work one-on-one with a client. Over the years he expanded the therapy in […]

Craniosacral Therapy for Better Sleep

Recent research reveals the restful benefits of craniosacral therapy http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/craniosacral-therapy-better-sleep#.WL2vwsJXtFQ.facebook The number of people suffering from sleep problems in the US is staggering. The National Sleep Foundation says one in five Americans is sleep deprived. And the CDC recognizes sleep disturbance as a public health epidemic. It’s no wonder since insufficient sleep can lead to […]

Craniosacral work for your immune system

The immune system, which consists of a loose network of 10 to 50 billion cells of various kinds, all acting together and communicating with each other chemically and energetically, can often seem a bit esoteric. Tissue is easy to palpate, and is easily affected by manual therapy. It is less obvious that this is true […]

Craniosacral Therapy Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

I’ve worked with several people who’ve had fibromyalgia and craniosacral work has helped relieve their symptoms and improve their quality of life.  Now, recent research supports what practitioners already know: craniosacral therapy can benefit fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia is considered as a combination of physical, psychological and social disabilities, according to an abstract published on www.pubmed.gov. […]