By John Upledger
In this sequel to his original groundbreaking work, Dr. Upledger describes each of the cranial nerves and how they can be effectively influenced by craniosacral therapy. He further demonstrates how dysfunctions of the craniosacral system can have a dramatic effect on the behavior of the individual. The fascial anatomy of the neck is textually and pictorially represented from the perspective of the craniosacral system, as is the temporomandibular joint and TMJ syndrome. Concepts and discoveries that have unfolded in Dr. Upledger’s clinical practice are presented along with some of the more significant physiological concepts supporting his work. More than 120 illustrations and an extensive glossary and index help make this book a valuable addition to any professional library.
Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura marks yet another step in understanding the craniosacral system and its significance in the clinic. Building on concepts set forth in his pioneering work Cranioscacral Therapy, Dr. Upledger further explores the anatomical and physiological bases and clinical implications of several important aspects of the craniosacral system.
The first chapter looks at the cranial nerves and how they can be effectively influenced by craniosacral therapy. In the second chapter, the author, through words and pictures, dissects the fascial anatomy of the neck from the perspective of the craniosacral system. Chapter 3 scrutinizes the temporomandibular joint and TMJ syndrome. The final chapter focuses on those concepts and discoveries which have unfolded in Dr. Upledger’s clinical practice since the publication of his first book.
Rounding out this volume is an extensive glossary of technical terms and concepts related to the theory and practice of craniosacral therapy.
- Cranial Nerves
- Anatomy of the Neck
- Temporomandibular Joint
- Clinical Techniques
- Glossary of Terms and Concepts
About the Author:
John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. is President of The Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, an educational and clinical resource center founded by Dr. Upledger in 1985. Courses offered through the Institute teach noninvasive therapies to physicians and healthcare practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Upledger was formerly a professor in the Department of Biomechanics, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. He has been in the forefront of basic science and clinical research in the field of craniosacral therapy.
Books by Dr. Upledger include Cranioscacral Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura, SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond, Your Inner Physician and You, and A Brain is Born.
Praise for Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura:
“A very good anatomy text for craniosacral therapy.”
-The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
“My goal . . . is to pique the reader’s curiosity, and perhaps widen your vision, so that the depth of your comprehension of the wonders of the human organism may increase, as mine has.”
-from the Preface