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Are there any doctors that can perform craniosacral therapy or are they only done by alternative medicine practitioners?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Cranial Academy

"craniosacral" therapy is actually an adaptation of cranial osteopathy -- it was developed by osteopathic physician dr. John upledger, and this is what many non-physician craniosacral therapists do.
http://www.upledger.com/ the osteopathic cranial academy trains physicians to do the original work developed by dr. Sutherland. Many are do's, and some are md's. http://www.cranialacademy.org/.

In brief: Cranial Academy

"craniosacral" therapy is actually an adaptation of cranial osteopathy -- it was developed by osteopathic physician dr. John upledger, and this is what many non-physician craniosacral therapists do.
http://www.upledger.com/ the osteopathic cranial academy trains physicians to do the original work developed by dr. Sutherland. Many are do's, and some are md's. http://www.cranialacademy.org/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Osteopaths

Invented craniosacral therapy.
Go to the american academy of osteopathy website to find a practitioner.

In brief: Osteopaths

Invented craniosacral therapy.
Go to the american academy of osteopathy website to find a practitioner.
Dr. Michelle Gordon
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Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Internal Medicine

In brief: Osteopaths

Cranial sacral therapy (cst) can be a powerful tool for healing but requires skill and gentle precision.
The most effective practitioners of cst are licensed medical doctors who have been trained in osteopathy, which i believe is considered equivalent to an md in most states. In fact, many of the faculty at medical schools are osteopaths. Cst requires touch and sensitivity so get references.

In brief: Osteopaths

Cranial sacral therapy (cst) can be a powerful tool for healing but requires skill and gentle precision.
The most effective practitioners of cst are licensed medical doctors who have been trained in osteopathy, which i believe is considered equivalent to an md in most states. In fact, many of the faculty at medical schools are osteopaths. Cst requires touch and sensitivity so get references.
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
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