New anatomical evidence for the existence of the meridians described in traditional Chinese medicine should be viewed as a missing link in osteopathic theory and methods. An integrated model of osteopathy and energetics elucidates many new relationships between organ, spine, limb and cranial structures. This work represents a fundamentally different approach to altering structure, function and fluid movement.
In this Course, students will learn unique skills like adjusting the position of the heart; understand relationships between organs and cranial structures; make dynamic, whole body adjustments of somatic and organ systems using the upper limb; explore new ways of unlocking human potential by expanding our Cranial concept; learn meditations, postures and movements for the organs and their associated meridians and vertebrae. We will also cover postures and meditations for the eight spiritual meridians.
No prior knowledge of acupuncture is assumed. By coupling a few points in the distal extremities with conceptual insights from energetic traditions, many new vistas in osteopathy unfold. Registrants will learn a new paradigm in therapeutic exercise directly articulated with the new concepts for osteopathic treatment. Internet-based video references for the exercises and meditations will be included, along with course materials. Brief lectures with long practicals lend themselves to an experiential, rather than academic, exploration of the material.
Chris Laseter is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a one year pediatric and three years family practice post-graduate education. His primary osteopathic influences include Drs. Robert Fulford, Herb Miller, and Bud Bernhardi. There were also key insights from energetic and spiritual healer Issam Nemeh, M.D. He combined his osteopathic training with 29 years of training in meditation and energy work from qigong, internal martial arts, and acupuncture. He has taught for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, American Academy of Osteopathy, the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and the Canadian Association of Orthopedic Medicine. He serves on the faculty of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine in San Francisco and Philadelphia. He founded the Mid-Atlantic Osteopathic Study Group, which provided continuing medical education and training to over 500 students in Cranial Osteopathy. A native Californian, he settled in the Amish area of Pennsylvania, affording him the privilege of practicing medicine with his hands.