Blue Zones and Craniosacral Therapy

I’ve recently found out that my adopted Iowa is initiating a program called Blue Zones, which is based on a book by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer who did a survey of places in the world where people live the longest and fullest lives. The state of Iowa is launching a project to become […]

Sleeping Pill Exit Strategy

The term comes from a recent CNN piece on women and health. Here are some statistics: 80 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia or sleeplessness. 60% of American women suffer from some form of sleeplessness, which would suggest this first 80 million figure might be a bit low. The CNN contributors seemed to […]

How to Stay Young Part 1

There are certainly a number of ways to look at the aging process, and after teaching a number of my new Geriatrics classes I wanted to pass along some thoughts about ‘how to stay young.’ To put a positive spin on things, there have been a number of resources I’ve come across over time that […]

Lessons from Connecticut

3-Day mini intensive Cerebral Palsy and CranioSacral Therapy Often what one does in a 3 day intensive is a deep listening to the cellular activity in the body, and in particular the activity of the immune system. Just as soon as you think you find a pattern or a particular formula, someone comes along to […]

The CSG2 Story: Art and Science

You’ve heard the expression “this is as much of an art as it is a science.” This was never as true as in our research on CranioSacral Therapy and Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I learned in the process of coordinating this study that a scientific study is not just all white lab coats and clipboards. There […]

The CSG2 Story

Through my teaching of CranioSacral Therapy and my study of natural healing practices over the last 20 years, I’ve become aware that in many “traditional” cultures the elders are an integral part of the family, the culture, and the web of life. The elders are, in essence, a resource for the younger generation. I was […]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and CranioSacral Therapy Part 3

Prevention There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s or Dementia. By their own admission, Pharmaceutical companies admit their products can only mange the symptoms for some amount of time. However, the Craniosacral perspective does offer encouragement. As we mentioned in Part 1, there are two factors from a craniosacral perspective which we feel contribute to […]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and CranioSacral Therapy Part 2

Pathology of the Disease Process There are a number of theories as to how Dementia and Alzheimer’s develops. I will briefly share the CNN perspective and the Craniosacral Perspective on this as well. Understanding how this happens has also given us “clues” as to how to prevent or possibly reverse the process… A number of […]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and CranioSacral Therapy Part 1

This 3 part blog on the Larry King CNN Special on Alzheimer’s points out some key elements on risk factors, the pathology of the disease process, and suggestions for prevention and treatment. I will counterpoint key elements of the special with comments on how our research with CranioSacral Therapy complements and enhances these views. Risk […]

CranioSacral and Geriatric Training Course

If you’re a son or a daughter, layperson or caregiver/therapist working with the Geriatric population, you’ll want to read about this: Michael Morgan LMT, CST-D is an Upledger Institute Instructor and practioner of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) for over 20 years. For the past 5 years, his BodyEnergy Company has pioneered the application of CST to […]