Random thoughts on biodynamic craniosacral therapy and stuff we like

15 Nov 2013

Pictures of skull without mandible

Real skulls are so fascinating.  I took these pictures of a newly acquired skull at the Da Sein Institut recently. There is a torsion across the occiput, notice the uneven shape of the foramen magnum. You can easily make out the borders o...

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23 Sep 2013

Acute Pain versus Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is nearly always a habit in the nervous system. Acute pain is an interpretation of nociceptive signals indicating tissue damage and inflammation. The tissues optimise the local repairs after a few months, so if the experience of pain ...

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17 Sep 2013

Bodymaps are distorted in chronic pain

The video below is another wonderful development of how pain works. There is a revolution in how researchers are framing pain over the last few years. As teachers in the cranial community we are trying hard to catch up. We have changed our es...

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03 Sep 2013

Growing Brains in a Jar

Wonderful article on mini brains in the New Zealand Herald - contributed by Angela Wheeler   A miniaturised "brain-in-a-bottle" has been grown by stem cell scientists who hope it will lead to new treatments for neurological and mental disease...

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13 May 2013

New Review of Cerebrospinal Fluid Physiology

Abstract: 'The traditional model of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics is being increasingly challenged in view of recent scientific evidences. The established model presumes that CSF is primarily produced in the choroid plexuses (CP), then ...

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19 Mar 2013

Beyond the Brain

Great article on the Brain that includes a history of the Brain and all the latest insights into its functionality. http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/mind-brain/#page=1

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18 Mar 2013

Immunology in the Gut Mucosa

Fabulous video of the Gut Lining emphasising that our GI tract is home to the biggest collective of immune cells in our body. Meaning digestive issues = immune deficiency. Health of our Gut is absolutely critical.

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