A Brain Is Born

A Brain Is Born

Exploring the Birth and Development of the Central Nervous System

By John E. Upledger; Alice Quaid (Illustrator)

North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781583943014, 380pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010


Witness the dramatic unfolding of the human form in all its potential. Join John E. Upledger, D.O.,O.M.M., as he takes you from the first union of sperm and egg through the development of the complex circuitry that makes up the human brain.

You’ll learn about birth, growth, function and dysfunction, and how all these aspects influence physical, mental, and emotional well-being. You’ll discover problems that can alter brain and spinal cord development in each of the first eight weeks of pregnancy, and then monthly right through delivery.

Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Upledger outlines a series of simple physical tests that can help determine the status of a baby’s central nervous system and, to some extent, the peripheral nervous system. Then he shows you, step-by-step, how potential problems might be treated using CranioSacral Therapy and related therapeutic approaches.

This breakthrough book empowers parents with knowledge to help them make practical decisions concerning the health of their children. And it crosses the boundaries of many disciplines, including embryology, obstetrics, pediatrics, neurology, and CranioSacral Therapy. A Brain Is Born is as valuable to expectant parents as it is to those who work with children every day.

About the Author
John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., founded CranioSacral Therapy and the Upledger Institute, Inc., in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was a member of the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of "Your Inner Physician and You" and several textbooks on CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release.

Praise For A Brain Is Born

“Dr. John Upledger is a shining star among those brilliant, dedicated scientists and practitioners who are helping to bring us into an era of non-toxic medicine that treats causes rather than symptoms of health problems.”
—Berkley Bedell, Former Member U.S. Congress

“Among other things, this book gives you a wonderful, practical, hands-on understanding of the brain and its development. It’s an incredible opportunity for a therapist to hold a body of knowledge that would allow them to recognize the origins of a problem for a child they’re treating. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is inspired to delve more deeply into the inner frontier of the brain and our potential for healing.”
—Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, Ms.T.

“This is a fascinating book. In it, John Upledger presents detailed and extensive information about the development, anatomy, and functioning of the nervous system. Yet he does so in such a clear and concise way that it reads like an entertaining narrative, making the information equally available to both clinicians and laypeople. The implications of some of this information for the treatment and healing of many conditions commonly considered hopeless are profound. This book opens yet another area of groundbreaking inquiry and application for Dr. Upledger, one which promises to yield even more evidence for the self-healing and regenerative capacities of all human beings.”
—Avadhan Larson, L.Ac., C.M.T.