CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response

5 out of 5 stars Friday 24 January, 2014 By J. Metoyer

During class, the instructor asked a student to be a demo patient. During the evaluation, it had become apparent, that a few months prior to class, the student had been bitten in her right foot by a venomous spider. Since that incident, she had suffered from numerous symptoms. The instructor felt that a multiple hands approach was indicated for this session and I was one of the fortunate ones to be called forward and be asked to assist. As the instructor was dialoguing and working with the immune system in the abdomen, I was supporting the patient’s right leg, the foot of which had been bitten. This was to facilitate the unwinding that was happening. By the end of the session, the fascia in her right leg had released to the point that the right leg was temporarily longer than the left! Furthermore, the immune system was awakened to the fact that there was still some spider venom left in the body that had to be processed and expelled and it accelerated its activity appropriately. The immune system then also decreased the body’s high level of inflammation. Being taught to go beneath the surface and communicate with the immune system was by far the most challenging, yet rewarding experience of all the CranioSacral classes I have taken thus far. And in Upledger classes, there is always room for humour. As Dr. John often said: “Leave ‘em laughin”!