PT Classroom - Palpating and Treating the Immune System Using CranioSacral Therapy by Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
|Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D is a Licensed Massage Practitioner in private practice at the Natural Health Clinic in Bellingham, WA. He is a certified CranioSacral Therapist at the Diplomate level (CST-D) and teaches a variety of courses in CranioSacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute International. He holds a PhD in Physics from Rice University and previously worked as a research physicist at MIT. His passion for CranioSacral Therapy arose from his own health challenges. After receiving CranioSacral Therapy and experiencing remarkable improvement in his own health, he began to study the techniques and today he is the developer and Ombudsman for Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response (CSIR)curriculum.|
immune system, which consists of a loose network of 10 to 50 billion cells
of various kinds, all acting together and communicating with each other
chemically and energetically, can often seem a bit esoteric. Tissue is easy
to palpate, and is easily affected by manual therapy. It is less obvious
that this is true of the immune system. The immune system, however, is
involved in every issue that we treat as manual therapists. If the client is
experiencing a symptom, there is some degree of inflammation, and the immune
system is involved.
*John E. Upledger, DO, FAAO and Jon D. Vredevoogd, MFA, Craniosacral Therapy, Eastland Press, Seattle, 1983, pp. 11 – 12.
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Last revised: February 21, 2016
by Tim Hutton,PhD, LMP, CST-D