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Lecture series about back pain and such - Input Junkie
April 30th, 2013
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Lecture series about back pain and such
Back hope is one of those series of two one-hour lectures a day for ten days for free, after which you can get the lectures and transcripts and such for a fee.

I've listened to the first couple of lectures (still available for about 11 hours) and the quality is pretty good. The general theme is that otherwise intractable back pain can be healed, but it takes big emotional changes-- some specific methods mentioned so far are picture-tapping, Alexander Technique[1], and cranial-sacral therapy[2].

The first two lecturers were Tristan Truscott (qi gong, etc.) and Ingrid Bacci (cranial-sacral, etc.).

I don't have serious back problems, but the series has been interesting so far, and I have a feeling it might be of interest to at least some of you.

[1] I think of Alexander Technique as a way of getting access to one's innate ability to move well.
[2] Wikipedia has it that cranial sacral therapy is nonsense in theory and lacks evidence of working in fact. I find that it feels very good and seems to leave me feeling better. I suppose you take your chances.

A mildly friendly review
of cranial sacral-- for what it's worth, I've never heard someone doing cranial sacral claim that they were moving the bones of my skull.

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From:drethelin
Date:April 30th, 2013 05:11 am (UTC)
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Alexander Technique seems really interesting regardless of backpain
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From:houseboatonstyx
Date:April 30th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
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I deleted my rant and will post something better, perhaps at my LJ.

Basically, I've had cranial-sacral as needed off and on for 20 years; I feel sensations (far away from the therapist's fingers) in the 'seams' between the cranial bones which are consistent with 'bones moving'.

I feel the flexion/extension/still point variation in the whole body, and this variation should be large enough to measure by instrument if any reasonable instruments were chosen for the test. For your back pain, I presume this is what your therapist would be focusing on, rather than movement in the cranial bones.
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