www.mybreastfeeding.com: The website of Sylvia J. Boyd, PT, LCCE, IBCLC, CLE, Lamaze certified childbirth educator and lactation consultant. Her specialty is in using her physical therapy skills to help babies latch-on & breastfeed successfully since 1967. She also enjoys teaching several Prenatal Classes in Hayward, CA.


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CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

· How does CranioSacral Therapy work?
CranioSacral Therapy works by helping the body's natural healing mechanisms dissipate the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system.
(From the IAHE - International Alliance of Healthcare Educators)

· Information on CranioSacral Therapy and other gentle body work for breastfeeding problems - Kellymom’s excellent collection of links on the subject of CST.

· SJB Breastfeeding and CranioSacral Therapy:  When Can It Help A great article on how therapists can assist infants using CST.  By Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC

· Search for a Practitioner for CranioSacral therapy. Looking to find a practitioner in your area? Search IAHP's practitioner database with more than 90,000 practitioners worldwide.
(IAHP is Uplinger's International Association of Healthcare Practitioners).
To check on what courses Sylvia has completed, enter the following search criteria on the above page: Hayward, CA or Sylvia Boyd.

· Michael's Miracle - Upledger UpDate - Summer 2006 
How CST helped Michael unravel his health care challenges at their source. 
This article uses very nice imagery to explain the concept of CST. Material courtesy of The Upledger Institute, Inc. Copyright 2006.

· SJB A letter from a therapist who discovered the efficacy of CST after avoiding it for many years ~ something that is not uncommon in the world of manual therapy.
(Letter by Karol A. Andrew, PT to Dr. John Upledger)

· SJB How CST Helped Save My Baby - Another letter demonstrating the amazing benefits of using CST in pediatric cases. (Letter by Charalet Dunnigan to the Upledger Institute)

· Baby’s joint deformities decreased by CST - Article from Massage Today, June 2002, written by Dr. John Upledger on how CST helped in an extreme case of arthrogryposis.

Massage Magazine Cover Story on CST - March 2007, Issue 130.
In her article titled “Working with the Body's Self-Correcting Mechanisms” Lisa Upledger, D.C., CST-D writes:

“CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch technique practiced by thousands of massage therapists worldwide to relieve numerous health issues. CranioSacral Therapy is growing in popularity, in both spas and private practices. This technique can easily, and naturally, be incorporated into a massage session.”


· YouTube Video on CranioSacral Therapy: View this brief video by expert therapist Rebecca Flowers describing the basic tenets of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.

· Craniosacral Therapy Training - Carol Gray, CST Educator from Portland, Oregon will be presenting 3 classes for health professionals who want to work with babies. 
The classes will be held in my South Hayward office during the month of August of 2011. 
If you want to develop or improve your skills in touch therapy for infants, be sure to register early for these classes as they fill up fast. 
Contact Carol for more details. 

· Pediatric Seminar with Alain Gehin, D.O., Doctor of Etiopathy (specializing in cranial manipulative medicine).  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Gehin in Berkeley, September 8 – 11, 2011.  He is the author of two books: “The Atlas of Manipulative Techniques For The Cranium” and “Face and Cranial Osteopathic Biomechanic Pathomechanics and Diagnostics for Practitioners.”  ~ $900 for all four days of incredible insights into the art of healing infants.

· ICPA - Chiropractic in Pregnancy for Safer Births - A short video interview with Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Executive Director of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) discussing the importance of chiropractic care during pregnancy and for infants. 
here for more of their videos or go to www.icpa4kids.org.

· SJB Torticollis & Positional Plagiocephaly… What I Wish I Knew
Here is the standard approach to treating torticollis and the baby who has a flat spot on the back of the head.  In contrast, check out the following article in the Upledger Update Newsletter by occupational therapist Rebecca Flowers who instead uses CST for babies with misshapen heads.

· Favorite Issues of the Upledger Update Newsletter dealing with CST:

· Fall 2006 Issue - Includes 2 great articles by Rebecca Flowers, OTR:
“Resolving Misshapen Heads With Help From CranioSacral Therapy” and “CranioSacral Therapy and Sensory Integration Prove a Powerful Duo”
plus one by Janet Ferguson, RDMT, CST entitled
“Helping a Child Raise a Poor Self-Image: A CranioSacral Therapy Case Profile”

· Spring 2007 Issue - Includes 2 articles by by Carol McLellan, CMT, CST-D Doula:
“Birth Experience Inspires CST Obstetrics Course”, (on page 2)
“A Better Birth for Mother and Baby”, (on page 3)


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