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Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Hardcover – 1976
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The indications for cranial treatment are analogous to those found in the general background of osteopathic practice, wherein structural malalignment with restricted articular mobility and tense ligamentous tissue disturb the pathway of the nutrient arterial stream of irrigation. In addition to the "supremacy of the artery," stressed by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, cranial osteopathy merely moves upward a step by indicating the nutrient cerebrospinal fluid as the primary irrigation of the "withering fields," as likely envisaged in the Founder's "Philosophy of Osteopathy." (From the Foreword)
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At an Osteopathy Conference, answering the question, "What do you do when the bones are out of place," osteopathic physician Harold Magoun Jr (son of the author) said, "Bones don't have places, they have relationships." This book is about those relationships.
Kris Albrecht, director of the Cranial Company, a part of the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy in Bloomfield, Connecticut, often says, "We all want to live from our hearts, but what gets in the way? Our thoughts, our head. Cranial work is work that gets our thoughts, ourselves out of the way, unblocked, so we can live joyful, conscious, healthy lives."
- from Kimberly Burnham, PhD, The Nerve Whisperer and author of Balancing the Sleep-Wake Cycle: Sleep Better, Learn Faster, Contribute More, and Enjoy Life to Its Fullest (Recover Your Life Through Brain Health) and Our Fractal Nature, A Journey of Self-Discovery and Connection