Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I had a patient a year ago suffered from a fall. She fell on her right hand supporting her body and suffered hairline fracture on her distal radius. I ran some tests and assessments. She noted the pain was 9/10 precipitated during twisting movements and wrist extension and around 6/10 at rest and with a little limitation of motion. I was a bit anxious treating fractured elderly. My mentor then told me to try to locate therapeutic pulse as well as the natural bone oscillation to nourish and assist with the recovery. I tried to do it together with some stability exercises and with just 4 sessions, she can carry her dog without experiencing pain. Like nothing happened.

Early today I was browsing for Upledger Institute. For those who don't know him, Dr. John Upledger made a study in CST using Dura as a fulcrum.  I looked at their programs and below I saw link on International Alliance of Healthcare Educators. Through them I learned that Zero Balancing was developed by Dr. Fritz Smith that uses a skillful hand to detect pulsations and tensions of soft tissues, joints and bones creating a sense of balance. (IAHE, 2001) I never knew then what I did was also under the premise of Zero Balancing.

Before I met this patient, I always knew then that pulsation is possible only through our vessels, cranium and also with soft tissues but through the bone---is something I find baffling in the field of Manual Medicine. I was able to pick that up and proved to myself there is such Science existing in the premises of Healthcare. It's hard for stereotyping clinicians to detect therapeutic pulse but for those who have the gift like me, used it in order to address the problems deeper to its real source.
Dr. Fritz Smith

Links: Dr. John Upledger, Dr. Fritz Smith, Craniosacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, IAHE, Upledger

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