Random thoughts on biodynamic craniosacral therapy and stuff we like

11 Jun 2015

Skull Images: Split Skull

I have just uploaded some photos of a real skull.  The skull lives at the Da Sein Institut near Zurich. It has been split in half, so you get some great views of the facial complex, the fused sphenobasiliar junction (thats not m...

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06 Aug 2014

Two Bits of Upper Neck Anatomy

Myodural Bridge, Enix DE et al 2014 J Can Chiropr Assoc 58: 184 Myodural Bridges This is a great review of connections between the sub occipital muscles and the cervical dura. There are some more images in the article. Here is David Butler disc...

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02 Jun 2014

'Vagus, Baby, Vagus!'

Research into the fabulous vagus nerve is a gift that keeps on giving. Activating the vagus supports people to be less depressed, enhances the immune system, including regulation of inflammation, and reduces pain. The first section...

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27 May 2014

Great image of the cranial base

Above is a fresh dissection showing a superior view of the cranial base with the dural lining intact, tentorium removed. The image is taken from here. You can see the olfactory and optic nerves passing through the dura. Fabulous. How s...

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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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28 Feb 2013

Another great video on Pain

See also http://cranialintelligence.com/2012/03/21/great-pain-video-understanding-pain-in-less-than-5-minutes/ I have just discovered the site http://saveyourself.ca It looks like it has loads of good stuff on and is the source ...

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10 Dec 2012

Massive Ventricles

Massive ventricular enlargement, in a patient with normal social functioning (A) CT; (B, C) T1-weighted MRI, with gadolinium contrast; (D) T2-weighted MRI. LV=lateral ventricle. III=third ventricle. IV=fourth ventricle. Arrow=Magendie's foramen. ...

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18 Sep 2012

Uneven lower jaw bone

Real skulls are so cool.  This skull came from someone with an amazingly uneven jaw and really strong temporalis muscles - indicated (I think) by the ridges pulled out on the parietals.  Note also the wormian bones at the pterion and ast...

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