” Treating Autism with Craniosacral Therapy “

By Gloria Flores, CST-D guest author

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system, and the body system that has the most impact on your central nervous system is your craniosacral system.  By helping the central nervous system to perform at its best, Craniosacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being.
Craniosacral Therapy is an alternative approach to traditional healthcare that was developed from clinical trials at Michigan State University beginning in 1975. At that time, Dr. John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. led a team of anatomists, physiologists biophysicists and bioengineers to test and document the influence of therapy on the body’s craniosacral system – the bones, membranes, and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

How Can Craniosacral Therapy Help Autism?
Today there are a variety of treatments available for the treatment of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder, but Craniosacral Therapy has proven to be outstanding among popular methods of alternative treatment.

Dr. Carlos Pardo, researcher at John’s Hopkins University, has performed detailed analysis of Autism patients, used cerebrospinal fluid to evaluate markers of neuro-inflammation in patients with regressive forms of Autism. His research found increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammatory changes in the cerebrospinal fluid of the autistic patients studied.

These changes can compromise the craniosacral system causing loss of flexibility and probable inflammation of the membrane layers surrounding the brain. This can result in abnormal pressure changes within the brain, causing brain tissue congestion and toxicity.
Craniosacral Therapy focuses on balancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and restoring mobility to the membrane layers surrounding the brain, helping the brain flush toxins and inflammation out of brain tissue.  It gently and non-intrusively unlocks cerebrospinal fluid passageways along the length of the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. This elevates biochemical processing, increasing the function of neurons and neurological pathways. Increased mobility of brain tissues and fluids helps decrease the abnormal strain the brain has been under. Brain cells are then able to better process and react to all sorts of information.  Craniosacral Therapy should be continued until the child reaches adulthood since there’s a tendency for the membranes to tighten as growth spurts occur.
Parents of children with Autism often report that after Craniosacral Therapy sessions their child is more relaxed, better to make eye contact, is more verbal, demonstrates improved socialization, and increased ability to express love and affection. Improved function of the craniosacral system has been shown to be beneficial in relieving typical autistic behaviors such as head banging, thumb sucking and toe walking. These behaviors can be either alleviated or diminished with Craniosacral Therapy because small changes in the craniosacral system can create even larger changes in the entire body.
Because of its positive effect on so many body systems, Craniosacral Therapy is now practiced by a wide variety of healthcare professionals, including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists and other professional body workers.

About the author

Gloria Flores, CST-D is a diplomate level certified Craniosacral Therapist and a California State certified massage therapist, a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and author. She teaches Craniosacral Therapy to healthcare professionals and the public. Contact Gloria  and her Upledger profile
Gloria can be contacted by email at: gloria@craniosacralcare.com

Resources
Excerpts courtesy of Discover Craniosacral Therapy
Excerpts courtesy of  healing-arts.org
Excerpts courtesy of  Brain’s Immune System Triggered in Autism
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“Haiti is getting clean H2O”

Clean water in various parts of the world clean water is the gold standard -not the norm.

Even before the earthquake, conditions in Haiti were quite desperate. Just behind our hotel in Port-au-Prince, we visited a creek bed. Just above this area it was clear that this valley was used as the neighborhood trash dump. Pigs and goats fed on the trash.

As terrible as that was, nothing prepared us for this: animals using the same creeks that Haitians drink from everyday. When you live in the city and don’t have access to water in Haiti you either get water from a water truck or scavenge it from open water sources like this one.

Check out how it is coming now to Haiti.

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“HUMANITARIAN COALITION gets $8.5 million from Canada”

HUMANITARIAN COALITION members receive $8.5 million from Government of Canada’s International Development Agency

The HUMANITARIAN COALITION wishes to express its gratitude to the Government of Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for its contribution of $8.5 million for relief efforts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, announced today.
The money, which is part of the Government’s pledge to aid relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, will go to three of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION’s five members: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada and Plan Canada.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION’s members, which also include Oxfam-Québec and Save the Children Canada, have to date raised a combined $6.5 million. With the announcement of these contributions from CIDA, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION members have received a total of $15 million for urgent relief efforts in East Africa.
“The generosity of individual Canadians and the Government of Canada is critical to the work we are doing together in East Africa,” said Kevin McCort, President and CEO of CARE Canada and Chair of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION. “From water point rehabilitation and distributing water treatment chemicals, to emergency aid and advocacy, to providing supplementary food for children and mothers, we are reaching hundreds of thousands of people. But our work is far from done. We encourage Canadians to continue to donate so we can reach the millions more who are affected by the crisis.”
“We hope that Canadians will follow the government’s example and continue to respond to this crisis as we get into back-to-school season,” said Nicolas Moyer, Executive Director, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION.
The Government of Canada had previously announced that it would match, dollar-for-dollar, donations made by individual Canadians in a dedicated Relief Fund. The donation matching period ends on September 16.
As a joint Canadian approach to humanitarian response, the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION work together during times of international humanitarian disaster to ensure help gets to those who need it most. When a global emergency strikes, member agencies don’t compete for funds and broadcast slots, they focus on helping survivors of the disaster.  With one call centre, one phone number and a joint website, donating to agencies that reach women, children and men with emergency supplies is easy for Canadians.
With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, the joint efforts by the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION provide a widespread and effective response to emergencies.

God bless you all.

Thanks for this generous donation.

Reprinted newswire.ca

” Biophotons – light that heals”

The Science of Biophotons Healing with light
By Johan Boswinkel

In the late 1970’s,  biophotons were discovered by the German physicist Fritz-Albert Popp. Biophotons are photons (light particles) that are emitted by living systems. Fritz-Albert Popp discovered that in healthy cells the light emission was coherent (waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference.) and that the radiation of photons was chaotic in diseased systems.

I read about these findings in the early eighties and it answered my question about human beings, how and why do they function as they are. I wondered why human beings are being eliminated in all science, even in the medical sciences. You learn all about organs, bacteria, drugs, etc., but nothing about human beings. It is perhaps because then all becomes very unpredictable but without the human beings involved all has nothing to do with reality.

The publications by Fritz Albert Popp made clear to me that we are all light beings, something that was known in ancient Egypt, as has already been described in “The Book of the Dead”. It also says that people thought with their hearts., something that is really possible. If you think with your heart then your heart and your brains do not get into conflict and you have no stress.

The biophotons are information packages that control all biochemical reactions. They are the electromagnetic signals that precede every biochemical reaction.

The biophotons are so incredibly weak that a very strong photomultiplier was needed to be able to detect them. The photomultiplier was so strong that it could detect a glow worm at a able to detect them at a distance of 20 kilometers.distance of 20 kilometers.

The biophotons are emitted by every cell. Because there is only one source per cell, Dr. Popp assumed that the DNA was emitting them, because the DNA is the only thing of which there is only one in every cell. I found that there is another possibility and that is if the biophotons are not an emission but a reflection. Due to quite a number of “coincidences” I have come to the belief that the biophotons are actually the light of the soul.

All information is in the light
The body reveals its total condition in the light that is emitted from the cells. If a system is healthy then the biophoton measurement shows a straight line on a log-log model. If there is a disturbance in the light, the log-log line is in the form of a hyperbole. There is the same phenomenon using the measurements of the acupuncture points: no disturbance gives a straight line using the galvanic skin resistance (EAV= Electro Acupiuncture according to Voll) and a disorder gives a curved line. It seems that measurement of the biophotons corresponds with measurement of the galvanic skin resistance, i.e. the biophotons determine the skin resistance.

Death the absence of light
This also shows with death. From the research done by Firtz Albert Popp we know that with death all light disappears and that one cannot get any measurements with the EAV system if one is dead. Prof. Claude Vincent already informed us many years ago that the EAV method is the easiest method to determine if somebody is dead.  Approximately 4% of all people are buried alive. They seem dead but are not.
Death of a cell is also remarkably similar to death of a star. When a cell dies it changes into a supernova whereby the light emission increases a thousandfold and then goes back to zero in about 72 hours.  Probably these are the moments when very seriously ill people suddenly get better, only to die after a few days. These couple of days are the days of the supernova. During these days the body balances itself out and one will find all points on the body with exactly the same value.

All acupuncture points have their own meridian
Although it seems that an acupuncture meridian has many points on it, I have come to the conclusion that each point has its own meridian. Each of the those meridiasn occupy the same space and therefore it looks like one meridian but in fact they are different. Energetically this is definitely possible if all points have their own wavelength on which they transfer information. This seems the only way that each point can be linked to a specific part of an organ or a particular system, like Dr. Voll has already shown.

I have also noted a distinct relationships between physical conditions and measured values on acupuncture points. I have called the meridians biophoton highways and I placed the TW and CI meridians as circles around and inside the pentagon of the 5 elements. I felt they had no place inside the 5 element teaching. I have the impression that the hormonal system(TW) and the Circulation are in the body but not of the body.

The roots of dis-ease
Over the years I traced many symptoms back to their causes. For example: Crohn’s disease and Colitis Ulcerosa are caused by appendicitis, a lot of lung problems, including Asthma, are caused by a whiplash, which is a very common ailment, not just caused by car collisions but by many conditions, even by birth itself.
Homeopathy
Homeopathy has also been a very important tool in my research. After all, homeopathic remedies are also full of biophotons. I found that potencies higher than 9x (D9) have an opposite information signal, i.e. the lower potencies (below 9x (D9)) have the same signal, the potencies higher than 9x (D9) have an opposite signal and thus a neutralizing function.

Conclusions
Biontology, as I have come to call my biophoton system, is a synthesis of the teachings of many modalities: ayurvedic, homeopathy, acupuncture, orthodox medicine,physics  and modern technologies. Of all modalities I have taken that part which I consider to be universal truth. The rest of the teachings I have discarded as being not valid anymore. A lot of the systems have been developed in ancient times and were for particular cultures at particular times. Humanity has changed. In my opinion the various modalities are very useful in treating natural diseases, but are not very successful in treating man-made illnesses which I believe is the majority of things that have gone wrong with the people. Often it is said that modern medicine has made people live longer, but as Fritz Popp has said, modern medicine has made people die slower.

Biophoton therapy
The biophoton therapy is a biofeedback system, whereby the body regulates itself. It chooses the remedial wavelengths iteself and also chooses the remedies and the quantities by itself, all is based on resonance.  The therapist makes the remedies available but the body chooses which ones it wants and how much of them. With the biophoton therapy we mostly make use of complex homeopathy and nosodes and only in some cases we make use of single remedies, but also the single remedies are in potency accords of 12 x (D12), 30x (D30) and 200 x (D200).

Resetting the body
The therapy is effective in almost all functional disturbances of the body, but also in plants and animals. This is because the therapists does not do the diagnosis but the body itself. The same thing happens with the therapy, the body does it itself. Contrary to orthodox medicine and most of complemetary medicine, the biophoton therapy  does not treat symptoms, in other words it does not treat diseases or pains.

Biontology treats causes or it treats the self restoring capabilities of the body.

Then the body itself treats the diseases.

And in this the biontology sets itself apart from all other medicine
Animals and little children restore fastest. I believe this is because children and animals have one thing in common: they do not think. This phenomena has been a research object in one of the theses: 92.7% of 133 chronic complaints had disappeared within 2 weeks of biophoton therapy. Children and animal sessions only take a few minutes.
Qualitative Biophoton Science
Biophotons are considered main stream science by universities. They have been proven to exist and it is very likely that they control all biochemical reactions. Approximately 60 Universities do research into the biophotons, but I believe that this will not lead to any breakthroughs. This is because science only does quantitative research while the biophotons have more to do with quality.
Biophotons also have to do with reality. For something to be scientific, it has to be repeatable. In nature, nothing is ever repeatable, therefore nature is not scientific. Billions of changes happen every split second.
Together with the Inter-University College in Graz, Austria, we have created this “non-science” of biophotons into a science. It is a non science because its effects can only be found in the quality, but 16 theses have proven the effects of the therapy:
biophoton therapy and its perceptible effect on human blood; biophoton therapy and quality of life of children with chronic complaints and food hypersensitivities; health and quality of life of clients with random complaints under treatment with biophoton therapy; the effect of biophoton intervention on the pH level of aging milk;

Research papers by J.Boswinkel include: “Repeatability of measurements using biophoton device;  The  effects of biophoton treatment, on isolated cortical neurons of rats, using the biophoton device; Germination of wheat seedlings and treatment with the biophoton device.
Education
The Health Angel Academy and the Institute of Applied Biophoton Sciences offer continuous education and practical training in various countries.

The Science of Biophotons Healing with light

Other research into biophoton energy includes

In 2010 17 students attained their master degrees at the Inter-University College in Graz, Austria. The master degress were in Complementary and Integrated Health Sciences, with specialization in biophotons, At present there are 7 students going on for their doctoral program.
Current agriculture research
Since February of this year another research project is under way. It is a research project of the Agricultural  University of Wageningen in Holland. The research project focuses on the health of chicken and eggs and hope to improve their health by means of the biophotons. In August there will be two more research projects starting: one on tomatoes and one on potatoes.

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“Life +death- adult brain cell”

Knoth et al. as reported in PLoS One has been able to study the growth and death of adult human brain cells (neurogenesis). He uses the double cortin (DCX), a protein involved in cell movement and the extension of neuronal processes.
His study focused on the hippocampal cells included a large number of subjects between 0 to 100 years of age. It is believed that  neurogenesis declines with age in both man, rodents and other primates.
The hippocampus is part of the limbic system(emotional center) and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation. Change in the growth rate of these cells can profoundly affect memory, learning, recall of information and emotional well being.

The cell marker DCX found that  DCX+ cells decreased with age and there seems to be about a tenfold decrease from puberty to old age.

Morphology of DCX+ cells observed by Knoth et al.ranging from immature (lt) to mature cell (rt)
The oldest age at which DCX+ cells were still found to be proliferating depended on which endogenous marker of proliferation was used (Ki67 – 38yr, Mcm2 – 65yr, PCNA – oldest age). It is possible that major proliferation of hippocampal cells ends in middle age and that DCX+ cells found in the oldest subjects are the result of a very slow cellular maturation process.

Possibly there is a wide variance in human brain tissue that may or may not be age dependent, but if the research was ex[anded to include more seniors that lead a healthy active life style and were well hydrated these cells may not decrease has rapidly.
Does brain cell proliferation occur in old age more slowly? Much more work is needed.
Could this be a help to changing the aging of the human brain? Time will tell.

What do you think?
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“Eye changes happen before AD”

There is an old expression that says “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Now it seems the eyes may also be the window of Alzheimer’s disease.” – M. Wolken CMA 2011.

The blood vessels of the eye may be  the mirror to show if someone is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). New research indicates that the disease has been reported to affect the eye and the brain tissues.
Will this become the much needed early detection diagnostic tool in preventing or modifying the destruction caused by this condition?

Using the eyes as a window to brain activity is much more accessible for imaging than the brain, according to Shaun Frost, MSc, a PhD candidate at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s Australian e-Health Research Center, in Perth, Australia.
Retinal Photographs -the retinal vascular changes as a biomarker for AD.

There is a relationship between those parameters or biomarkers and the build up of neocortical plaque as early sign of AD.

“Today, there is no single method for detecting Alzheimer’s until the disease is well advanced,” he said. Current positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging scans can detect some brain changes, but can be expensive and technically challenging, so are impractical for testing in large populations.
In the research, retinal photographs were collected and analyzed using semiautomated software to examine a variety of parameters, including the width of retinal vessels. The researchers calculated the central retinal arterial and venular equivalent thickness and arteriolar-venular ratio (AVR) for each participant. All had amyloid plaque burden measured using PET Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) imaging as part of the AIBL study protocol.
They found the AVR was higher in patients with AD (P = .001) and that veins were thinner (P =.01). “Now that we’ve separated the healthy controls into those who test positive and those who test negative for elevated plaque burden, you see a difference in the retina between those groups,” Mr. Frost explained. “The latter patients are considered to have preclinical AD…These findings indicate a relationship between Alzheimer’s disease, changes in the retina, and plaque burden in the brain…”
Research is looking at other changes in the eye that might relate to AD, including supranuclear cataracts and other molecular changes.

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“Protect family -read bar codes”

I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now… I am busy reading the ingredients.. Boy.. shopping is a full time job!!!

ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY–NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK—CAREFULLY!

With all the food and pet products now coming from China , it is best to make sure you read labels at the grocery store and especially Wal-Mart when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code to track its origin.

How to read Bar Codes … interesting!

This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it’s a concern to you.

GREAT WAY TO “BUY USA & CANADA ” AND NOT FROM CHINA!!

The whole world is afraid of China-made “black hearted goods”.
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .

This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the

public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN

CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode – remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 – 09 … USA & CANADA
30 – 37 … FRANCE
40 – 44 … GERMANY
471 … Taiwan
49 … JAPAN
50 … UK

BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.
Support the USA.

Health Tip of the day submitted by JS
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‘Secondhand smoke +early childhood illness”

Homes where children under 12 are exposed to secondhand smoke show an 50% increase in many neurobehavioral and learning and breathing disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and conduct disorders.
If you must smoke do not do it around your children.

Many childhood diseases are linked to second-hand smoke exposure and smoking in the home, so a smoke-free home has major protective advantages against childhood diseases.

  • Respiratory problems
  • an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome,
  • acute respiratory infections,
  • more frequent and more severe asthma attacks.

In 2007, about 5.5 million of US children lived in households where someone smoked inside the home.

The National Survey of Children’s Health analyzed 55,358 children younger than 12 years of age. The study was done conducted between April 2007 and July 2008. It found 6% of the children across the US (4.8 million ) younger than 12 years were exposed to secondhand smoke in the home.
Of these children, 8.2% had learning disabilities, 5.9% had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and 3.6% had behavioral and conduct disorders.
The Risks

Boys had a significantly higher risk, and older children aged 9 to 11 years and those living in households with the highest poverty levels were at greater risk.

Excerpts courtesy of Pediatrics

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