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After trauma

the world
becomes
sharply
divided
between
those who
know and
those who
dont.
~Bessel van
der Kolk

Cranial Osteopathy
Struck by an insight that the cranial
sutures of the temporal bones where
they meet the parietal bones were
"beveled, like the gills of a fish,
indicating articular motility for a
respiratory mechanism.
Stated that the dural membranes act as
'guy-wires' for the movement of the
cranial bones, holding tension for the
opposite motion.
Used the term reciprocal tension
membrane system (RTM) to describe the
three Cartesian axes held in reciprocal
tension, or tensegrity, creating the cyclic
movement of inhalation and exhalation
of the cranium.

Cranial Osteopathy originated by


Dr. William G. Sutherland, D.O.
(1873-1954)

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