Craniosacral therapy (CST) has become an important modality in treating trauma and promoting wellness. With its gentle approach to working with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia, CST has proven equally useful for physical therapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, and osteopaths. One reason for its success has been its underlying theory, as explained by CST pioneer John Upledger. According to Upledger, bodily tissues and cells have individual memories, and traumatic memories can be stored in these cells and tissues. Cell Talk, written for the layperson, explores this concept in depth and shows practitioners how to use it in healing their patients.
The book offers simple strategies for treating disease and dysfunction by communicating with these cells to uncover the memories and then follow the healing path they suggest. Upledger blends the scientific aspects of cell biology with insights into the nature of inner consciousness, in the process uncovering the deep links between physiology, energy, health, and healing. Fascinating case studies—from people rescued from serious ailments to “talking” with AIDS cells—show how these ideas can be turned into useful medical treatment. Fascinating anecdotes from the author’s personal and work life add an intimate, human touch to this helpful book.
“John Upledger has a unique way of blending science, the light touch of CranioSacral Therapy, and intuition into theory and practice that just may revolutionize medicine. This is required reading for all those adventurous souls seeking their paths on the journey of allopathic, holistic, or integrative caregiving.”
—Don Ash, P.T., CST-D
“Dr. Upledger has proposed a new paradigm for understanding the link between our minds and bodies. That connecting link is actual communication between the intellect and body organs, cells, and molecules. His paradigm involves understanding how this communication can lead to better health. His unique approach explains the powerful effect that cell talk can have on patients with cancer, heart disease, and other disturbances. This book will make you think about health and wellness in a completely new way.”
—Jon J. Kabara, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
“Each of us perceives ourselves as a single unified process that we refer to simply as ‘me.’ In reality, however, our bodies consist of many trillions of individual cells all acting symbiotically for the good of the whole. When there is conflict or miscommunication between these cells, disease is often the result…. Once cells and tissues are able to speak directly, they can easily guide the therapist and the patient on an efficient and effective journey back to health. I believe that Dr. Upledger’s approach represents the very best of the future of modern medicine.”
—Tim Hutton, Ph.D., L.M.P., CST-D
John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, is a Certified Specialist of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, an Academic Fellow of the British Society of Osteopathy, and a Doctor of Science in alternative medicine. He is the founder and medical director of The Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.