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An Intro Craniosacral Therapy - Don Cohen

An Intro Craniosacral Therapy

By: Don Cohen

Paperback Published: 1st March 1996
ISBN: 9781556431838
Number Of Pages: 136

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Grounded in ancient hands-on methods of diagnosis and treatment while encompassing the innovations of the early experimental osteopaths, craniosacrally-based treatment is now one of the most successful and fastest-growing approaches to mind-body healing. Providing access to the unity of structure and function in the organism, such therapy offers a simple, direct, and non-dogmatic means for tapping the body& #8217; s inherent intelligence in a fluid and spontaneous way. We should not presume that the techniques in this book deal solely with the bones of the cranium, the spine, and the lower back. The craniosacral system is no less than the structural aspect of the central nervous system. Its methods originate in neural behavior and emotional energy and include their manifestations throughout the tissues and organs of the body. Both a medical system with precise anatomical criteria and a therapeutic art requiring a practitioner to feel, interpret, and move energy, modern craniosacral therapy offers a unique way to perceive and influence the structural configuration of the brain itself in its relationship to the body& #8217; s architecture.

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"Don Cohen has done an excellent job of presenting an overview of the various diagnostic, evaluative, and therapeutic approaches to the cranium, the sacrum, the dura matter envelope, and the fluid which it encloses. He is one of those rare individuals who has a real and true sense of the human body and what it is about. He also has a deep appreciation of the fact that the human body is not living in isolation. He knows both intellectually and intuitively about the interrelations between spirit, mind, and body." -John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., Founder, Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Foreword
Why Craniosacral?p. 1
The Fluid Medium: CSFp. 3
The Craniosacral Membrane Systemp. 21
The Craniosacral Skeletonp. 28
The Craniosacral Rhythmic Impulsep. 35
The History of the Craniosacral Conceptp. 43
Stress Storage in the Membrane Systemp. 51
Reciprocal Tensionp. 58
The Nature of Palpationp. 60
Fundamental Principlesp. 68
Unwindingp. 82
The Dural Tubep. 86
The Diaphragms: Cross Restrictions to the Longitudinal Orientation of the Musculoskeletal Systemp. 92
Cranial Adjustingp. 96
The Ten-Step Protocolp. 104
Chiropractic, Osteopathy, and Medicinep. 105
Bibliographyp. 109
Indexp. 113
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781556431838
ISBN-10: 155643183X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st March 1996
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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