A Brain Is Born
Exploring the Birth and Development of the Central Nervous System
By Upledger, John E., D.O., O.M.M
(North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781583943014, 400pp.)
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
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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.
Dr. John E. Upledger is founder and medical director of The Upledger Institute, Inc.,® based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Dedicated to the natural enhancement of health, the Institute is recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking continuing-education programs, clinical research, and therapeutic services. Throughout his career as an osteopathic physician and surgeon, Dr. Upledger has been recognized as an innovator and leading proponent in the investigation of new therapies. His development of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in particular earned him an international reputation. In 2001 he was featured on CNN and in Time magazine as one of America’s next wave of innovators. Dr. Upledger 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 has also served on the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council for the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Washington,D.C.
“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.