Craniosacral Therapy


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By John Upledger
Hardcover book
ISBN 9780939616916
399 pages, 7” x 10”, 200 illustrations & photos

Craniosacral Therapy is the most practical, comprehensive textbook in this rapidly growing field of therapy involving the cranial bones, meningeal membranes, cerebrospinal fluids, and whole-body connective tissues.

Craniosacral Therapy defines the physiology and anatomy of the craniosacral system, its function in health, and relationship to disease processes. It provides practical instruction in developing and extending palpatory skills which will greatly benefit all forms of manipulation, as well as basic physical diagnosis.

Two hundred drawings and photographs illustrate the mechanisms underlying the craniosacral system, and vividly demonstrate how to perform craniosacral techniques in the clinic.


  • Craniosacral Concept
  • Craniosacral Motion
  • Modification of Craniosacral Rhythm
  • Release of the Craniosacral Membrane System
  • Dysfunctions of the Cranial Base
  • Spinal Dura Mater and Sacrococcygeal Complex
  • Osseus and Sutural Dysfunctions of the Cranial Vault
  • Occipital Condyles
  • Mouth, Face and Temporomandibular Joint
  • Extrinsic Neuromusculoskeletal System Dysfunctions
  • Diagnosis by Evaluation of Craniosacral System Function and Whole Body
  • Response
  • Specific Clinical Cautions and Applications
  • Index

About the Author’s:

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 Craniosacral Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura, SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond, Your Inner Physician and You, and A Brain is Born.

Jon D. Vredevoogd, M.F.A. is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Michigan State University. His special interest lies in the area of basic design of natural structures. Mr. Vredevoogd has collaborated with John Upledger in publishing articles in the field of craniosacral therapy, and has also contributed articles to Design and Environment and Modern Metals.

Praise for Craniosacral Therapy:

“A splendidly published textbook on craniosacral theory and practice.”

-The DO

“Dr. Upledger has the ability to provide simple, concise, clinically sound reasoning for many previously unexplained craniosacral findings. There are numerous, well-defined diagrams and illustrations by Mr. Vredevoogd, M.F.A.”

-Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Additional information

Weight 2.20 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in


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