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CranioSacrally Speaking

By John Upledger, DO, OMM

John E. Upledger is president and medical director of The Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Institute is recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking continuing education programs, clinical research and therapeutic services. Dr. Upledger's development of CranioSacral Therapy in particular has earned him an international reputation. He has served on the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council for the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.

Previous Articles

Farewell: Keep Sharing the Love
  November, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 11)
Light-Touch Therapy Eases Pregnancy and Delivery of Twins
  October, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 10)
How a Child's Drawing May Enhance Hands-on Comprehension
  September, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 09)
Massage Today Reader Discovers "Anythings Possible"
  August, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 08)
Dialoging With the Nonconscious Mind
  July, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 07)
The Therapeutic Value of Listening
  June, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 06)
Overcoming the CST Language Barrier
  May, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 05)
Unwinding Meridians to Reverse Anemia
  April, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 04)
CranioSacral Therapy for a Multitude of Health Problems
  March, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 03)
It's Music to My Hands
  February, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 02)
How to Make Word-of-Mouth Marketing Work for You
  January, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 01)
Six Ways to Ease the Pain of an Economic Still Point
  December, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 12)
The Pressurestat Model Explains the Craniosacral Rhythm
  November, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 11)
The Iterative Process: A CranioSacral Approach to Health and the Human Body
  October, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 10)
Straight Talk on Scoliosis
  September, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 09)
Is a Miserly Money Mantra Shortchanging Your Practice?
  August, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 08)
Working in Concert With Nature
  July, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 07)
Releasing Emotions Trapped in the Tissues
  June, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 06)
The Controversy of Cranial Bone Movement
  May, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 05)
Palpating the Craniosacral Rhythm
  April, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 04)
Easing Migraine Pain
  March, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 03)
Derailing an Accidents Effects
  February, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 02)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cell Patterns
  January, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 01)
Tales From the Cranial Frontier
  December, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 12)
When a Child Wants to Move But Cant
  November, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 11)
The Hungry Brain
  October, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 10)
Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
  September, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 09)
How the CranioSacral Therapy Paradigm Applies to Other Modalities and Life
  August, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 08)
Autism Spectrum Disorder: How CranioSacral Therapy Can Help
  July, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 07)
Strong Enough for Parents, Gentle Enough for Their Kids
  June, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 06)
A Touching Experience in Ireland
  May, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 05)
Why Incorporate CranioSacral Therapy Into an Existing Manual Therapy Practice?
  April, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 04)
Helping the Brain Drain: How CranioSacral Therapy Aids ADD/ADHD
  March, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 03)
Scoliosis and CranioSacral Therapy
  February, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 02)
The Gift of Therapeutic Presence
  January, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 01)
Its a Family Affair
  December, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 12)
Chronic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy, Part 2
  November, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 11)
Chronic Pain and CranioSacral Therapy, Part 1
  October, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 10)
Understanding the E Word in Bodywork
  September, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 09)
Easing Seizures
  August, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 08)
Truth: The Golden Thread, Part Two
  July, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 07)
Truth: The Golden Thread, Part One
  June, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 06)
When the Inner Physician Speaks, I Listen
  May, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 05)
For Better Client Outcomes, Just Add Water
  April, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 04)
Understanding the Contraindications
  March, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 03)
Exploring the Therapeutic Value of CranioSacral Therapy
  February, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 02)
The Potential Impact of Orthodontia on Whole-Body Health
  January, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 01)
No More Earaches
  December, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 12)
Taming Osteoporosis
  November, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 11)
Quantum Physics and CranioSacral Therapy
  October, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 10)
Cellular Conversations
  September, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 09)
The Natural Effects of Melatonin
  August, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 08)
A Natural Approach to Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
  July, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 07)
Changing Hearts and Minds for 20 Years
  June, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 06)
Centering the Session With Intention
  April, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 04)
Massage Therapists Take Center Stage at Beyond the Dura 2005
  March, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 03)
An Obscure Side-Effect of Obesity
  February, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 02)
The Will to Persevere
  January, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 01)
Performing the Initial CranioSacral Evaluation
  December, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 12)
The Still Point
  November, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 11)
The Significance Detector
  October, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 10)
Direction of Energy
  September, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 09)
A Look Inside the Craniosacral System and How CST Helps
  August, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 08)
Toxic Brain Injury (Encephalopathy)
  July, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 07)
Cholesterol: Friend of Foe?
  June, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 06)
CranioSacral Therapy: Who Shall Do It?
  May, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 05)
21-Year-Old Looks Forward to Pain-Free Adulthood
  April, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 04)
Connective Tissue Leads to the Core of Good Health
  March, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 03)
Addressing the Skeptics, Part II
  February, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 02)
Addressing the Skeptics, Part I
  January, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 01)
CranioSacral Therapy Alters Brain Functioning: A Clinical Overview
  December, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 12)
CranioSacral Therapy and Scientific Research, Part II
  November, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 11)
CranioSacral Therapy and Scientific Research, Part I
  October, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 10)
Releasing the Energy Cyst
  August, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 08)
To Breathe Again
  July, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 07)
Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants, Part II
  June, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 06)
Applications of CranioSacral Therapy in Newborns and Infants, Part I
  May, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 05)
Cell Talk
  April, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 04)
The Practical Pitfalls of Research
  March, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 03)
CranioSacral Therapy and the AIDS Patient
  February, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 02)
The Facilitated Segment
  January, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 01)
Living in the Laboratory
  December, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 12)
My Dolphin Mentor
  November, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 11)
CranioSacral Therapy vs. Cranial Osteopathy: Differences Divide
  October, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 10)
Life, Stress and Health
  September, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 09)
TMJ: Primary Problem, or Tip of the Iceberg?
  August, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 08)
The Big Picture on Milk Intolerance
  July, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 07)
Mighty Joe Defies the Odds
  June, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 06)
Intention and Touch
  May, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 05)
The Consciousness of Organ Transplants
  April, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 04)
The Expanding Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Health and Disease
  March, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 03)
CranioSacral Dissection Sheds New Light on Effects of Palpation
  February, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 02)
Nothing Is Impossible
  January, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 01)
Consciousness and Its Therapeutic Applications
  December, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 12)
The Role of CranioSacral Therapy in Addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  November, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 11)
Who's the Smartest of Them All?
  October, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 10)
Magnets: A Cause for Pause
  September, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 09)
Craniosacral Therapy and Attention Deficit Disorder
  August, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 08)
Health Care as a State of Self-Defense
  July, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 07)
When the Immune System Attacks, Ask Why
  June, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 06)
The Privilege of Being a Witness
  May, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 05)
An Eclectic and Integrative Approach to Treatment
  March, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 03)
The Magic of Intentioned Touch and Blending
  January, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 01)
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