Craniosacral Therapy: What It Is, How It Works
What It Is, How It Works
With the troubling side effects and surging costs of medications and surgery, Americans are increasingly turning to CranioSacral Therapy as an effective, drug-free, and non-invasive therapy. A gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system — the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord — CST boosts the body's natural healing processes and has proven efficacious for a wide range of medical problems from migraines, learning disabilities, and post-traumatic stress disorder to fibromyalgia, chronic neck and back pain, and TMJ. This book provides a broad introduction to this therapy by way of short pieces written by a number of well-known practitioners or experts. In addition to pioneer John E. Upledger, contributors include Richard Grossinger (Planet Medicine), Don Ash (Lessons from the Sessions), Don Cohen (An Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy), and Bill Gottlieb (Alternative Cures). Each selection covers a different aspect of CST: what it is, what it does, how it heals, what the practitioner does during a CST session, CST's relationship to cranial osteopathy and other healing therapies, as well as other topics of interest to the beginner.
John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, began developing CranioSacral Therapy in the 1970s. In 1985, he founded the Upledger Institute, the most comprehensive source of training in CST. The author of
CranioSacral Therapy: Touchstone for Natural Healing and
SomatoEmotional Release, he lives in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.