John E. Upledger, D.O. O.M.M. - Biography
JOHN E. UPLEDGER, D.O., O.M.M.
Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy
Academic Fellow of the British Society of Osteopathy
Doctor of Science, Medicina Alternativa
CranioSacral Therapy II - Beyond the Dura
SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond
Your Inner Physician and You
A Brain is Born: Exploring the Birth and Development of the Central
Dr. John E. Upledger is the President and Medical Director of The
Upledger Institute, Inc. 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, Dr. Upledger
has been recognized as an innovator and leading proponent in the
investigation of new therapies. His development of CranioSacral Therapy
in particular has earned him an international reputation.
Dr. Upledger has served on the Alternative Medicine Program
Advisory Council for the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National
Institutes of Health. Part of the council's responsibilities are to
advise the Office of Alternative Medicine about promising treatment
methods, and to identify issues that concern this emerging field of
Although much of his experience has been garnered through private
clinical practice, Dr. Upledger served from 1975-1983 as a clinical
researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at Michigan State University.
During those years he supervised a team of anatomists, physiologists,
biophysicists and bioengineers in experiments testing the existence and
influence of the craniosacral system.
The results of those scientific studies explained the function of
the craniosacral system and its use in evaluating and treating poorly
understood malfunctions of the brain and spinal cord. Dr. Upledger went
on to develop and refine CranioSacral Therapy and other complementary
modalities, which are now taught worldwide to a diversified group of
healthcare professionals through The Upledger Institute's educational
Dr. Upledger later established The Upledger Foundation to reach
out to those less fortunate physically, mentally and financially to help
improve their life experiences. This nonprofit organization is dedicated
to the ongoing research and development of new therapeutic applications,
and the establishment of community-outreach programs that enhance total