A Brain Is Born: Exploring the Birth and Development of the Central Nervous System
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 first 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. 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.
Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Upledger outlines a series of simple physical tests that can help determine the status of a baby's central nervous system and, to some extent, the peripheral nervous system. Then he shows you, step-by-step, how potential problems might be treated using 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. And it crosses the boundaries of many disciplines, including embryology, obstetrics, pediatrics, neurology, and CranioSacral Therapy. A Brain Is Born is as valuable to expectant parents as it is to those who work with children every day.
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Fertilization Cell Division and Implantation
The First Four Weeks
The Fifth Week of Embryonic Life
The Sixth Week of Embryonic Life
The Third Month of Gestation 8 l
The Second Trimester
Labor and Delivery of the Newborn
Congenital Malformations of the Skull and Vertebral Column
Scoliosis 28 l
Congenital Malformations of the Eye and the Ear
Brain Function and Dysfunction
A Model by Paul D Maelaean 29l Topic 56 The Foundation of the Triune Brain Model
The Reptilian Brain
The Spinal Cord III
The Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Reticular Formation
The Pineal Gland
The FarReaching Effccts of Traumatic Experiences of the Newborn Infants
Viruses and Congenital Malfonnations
Other Factors That Cause Congenital Malformations 27 l
Drugs That Can Cause Congenital Malformations
Neural Tube Development and Malfonnations
The Causes of Neural Tube Closure Defects
chtilian Brain Function 30l Topic 59 The Mammalian Brain
What the Mammalian Brain Docs For You
Neurons Synapses and Glial Cells
Iteattment of the Brain and Spinal lord
C ranioSacral Therapy
Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue
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