John E. Upledger, D.O. O.M.M. - Biography

Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy
Academic Fellow of the British Society of Osteopathy
Doctor of Science, Medicina Alternativa

Osteopathic Manipulation
CranioSacral Therapy
SomatoEmotional Release
Preventative Medicine

CranioSacral Therapy
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 Nervous System

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 medicine.

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 programs.

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 health.