A Brain Is Born: Exploring the Birth and Development of the Central Nervous System

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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 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. For easy reference, he also maps out the central nervous system and the functions of all its parts. 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. A Brain Is Born details some of the insults and injuries that can affect the newborn and commonsense ways to avoid them. Perhaps most importantly, he provides an outline of simple physical tests that can help determine the status of a baby's nervous system, including a step-by-step process for treating potential problems through the use of 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.

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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.

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"Dr. John Upledger is a shining start 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.”
—Berkeley Bedell, Former Member U.S. Congress

“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.”
—Avadhan Larson, L.Ac., C.M.T.

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