CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CST enhances the body's natural healing processes and has been effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: migraine headaches, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, chronic neck and back pain, emotional difficulties, motor-coordination impairments, stress and tension-related problems, central nervous system disorders, temporo-mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), orthopedic problems, chronic fatigue, scoliosis, neurovascular or immune disorders, infantile disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, colic, post-surgical dysfunction, learning disabilities, autism, fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders.This book provides a broad introduction to this therapy by way of short pieces written by a number of people who either practice CST or otherwise have a personal, profound understanding of it. In addition to John E. Upledger, contributors include Don Ash (author of "Lessons from the Sessions"), Don Cohen (author of "An Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy"), and Bill Gottlieb (author of "Alternative Cures"). Each contribution 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.
"Why should it surprise us that we can tap into the body's own inner wisdom to facilitate a positive response through the use of our hands and an innate desire to help? In my mind, this is health as it was meant to be--a natural collaboration between two human beings on a multitude of different levels, all simply allowing the body to do what it was born to do best."
--John E. Upledger, from the Introduction
"I have long sought an introduction to craniosacral therapy for those who don't know what it is or imagine it has to do with spinal injury or is only for sick people. In fact, CST is a natural manual medicine, preventive as well as curative, psychological and emotional as well as anatomical and somatic. Much as Iceland contains powerful underground shear forces and vital fluids, so does the human body. Their balance and release affect every aspect of life. This anthology opens the door to general mainstream understanding."
--Birgir Hilmarsson, founder and director, The Upledger Institute, Iceland
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 29th April 2008
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1