Brain 2 (B2): Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & RAS – Fluid Dynamics and Fascia Release of the CNS
Brain 2 teaches the form, function and response mechanisms of the brain’s various components and offers hands-on techniques to effectively release many primary restrictions that can affect the whole body. In this class we will learn different ways to find primary lesion in the brain and we will focus a little more on the spinal cord grey and white matter.
Registration starts at 830am on the first day of class. Daily class hours are from 9am – 530pm. On the last day, we will end by 4pm.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to correctly
- demonstrate on a live person how to alleviate physical symptoms of Reticular Alarm System hyperactivity
- assess on a live person fluid dysfunctions of the Ventricles
- demonstrate on a live person how to release dysfunctions of the Corpus Callosum
- demonstrate on a live person how torelease dysfunctions of the Anterior Commissure
- assess on a live person fluid dysfunctions of the Internal Capsule
- assess on a live person dysfunctions of the Thalamus
- demonstrate on a live person how to release the peduncles of the Cerebellum
- Based on a fascia and fluid approach participants will be able to correctly design on a live person a proper treatment plan in relation to CNS dysfunctions
- demonstrate on a live person how to release mechanical dysfunctions of the spinal cord
- demonstrate on a live person how to release caudal meningeal attachments of the spinal cord
- demonstrate on a live person how to release cephalic meningeal attachments of the spinal cord.
Be sure you understand the following words and, as applicable, know precisely where these structures are located in the body.
For this class it is more important to know their 3-dimensional location and relationship with one another, than their classically described physiology.
Reticular alarm system: median (raphe nuclei), medial and lateral columns, locus coeruleus, sulcus limitans, rhomboid fossa.
- Frontal and occipital forceps of corpus callosum
- Internal capsule
- Anterior commissure, medial and lateral olfactory striae, posterior commissure
- Commissure of fornix (psalterium or lyre of David)
- Mamillothalamic tract
- Posterior limb of internal capsule, pyramidal decussation, corticospinal tracts
- Dentate gyrus, gyrus fasciolaris
- All nuclei of thalamus, including midline, medial dorsal (MD), all lateral and all ventral, intralaminar nuclei (centromedian, central lateral, parafascicular), etc.
- Nucleus accumbens, septal nuclei, nucleus basalis (of Meynert), ventral tegmental area (VTA), stria terminalis, stria medullaris
- Habenular nuclei
- Vermis, superior, middle and inferior cerebellar peduncles
- Vestibular nuclei
- Periaqueductal gray matter (PAG)
- Dura, arachnoid, pia, in the brain and spine
- Spinal cord, foramen magnum, C1, C2, cervical and lumbar enlargements, dorsal and ventral roots, dorsal root (spinal) ganglion, conus medullaris, cauda equina, filum terminale
It will be helpful to read the article “CSF and Lymph: Is Human CSF Reabsorbed by Lymph?” from “Silent Waves, Theory & Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy”, Part 5, Chapter 8.
Be familiar with the brain structures from each of the following pages of “Netter’s Atlas of Human Neuroscience” 1st Edition (and 2nd Edition in parenthesis):
- Page 24 (page 35-36): Areas 3, 1, 2, 4, 6 of Brodmann, somatosensory, motor and premotor cortex
- Page 25 (page 37, 47): Anterior commissure
- Page 29 (page 38, 46, 50, 63): Denticulate ligament, dentate gyrus, gyrus fasciolaris
- Page 30 (page 47): Olfactory bulb, septal nuclei, anterior nuclei of thalamus, mammillary bodies, indusium griseum, hippocampus, amygdala, stria. terminalis, stria medullaris, habenular nuclei, interpeduncular nucleus
- Page 31 (page 48): Frontal and occipital forceps of corpus callosum, medial and lateral longitudinal striae
- Page 34 (page 52): Thalamus; all nuclei: midline, medial dorsal (MD), etc.; all lateral, all ventral, and intralaminar nuclei (centromedian, central lateral, parafascicular)
- Page 35 (page 54-55): Pulvinar, pineal, inferior and superior colliculi, medial and lateral geniculate bodies, cerebellar peduncles, pyramid, inferior olive, choroid plexus of 4th ventricle
- Page 36 (page 56-57): Cerebellum, vermis, paravermis, lingula, central lobule, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramid, uvula, nodule, cerebellar nuclei
- Page 38 (page 62): Filum terminale, cauda equina, conus medullaris
- Page 39 (page 63): Meninges, nerve rootlets (filaments of nerve root), and nerve roots
- Page 40 (page 64): Meninges, nerve roots
- Page 41 (page 65): Have a specific concept of ascending, descending and bilateral pathways of the spinal cord
- Page 44 (page 70-71): Cerebellar peduncles, locus coeruleus, sulcus limitans, tuber cinereum, colliculi, choroid plexus
- Page 57-58 (page 96-97): Meninges layer
- Page 87 (page 139): Dural sac (black), filum terminale, cauda equina, conus medullaris
- Page 169 (page 251): Reticular formation, raphe, PAG
- Page 170 (page 252): Thalamus reticular nuclei, reticular Formation
- Page 174 (page 256): Cerebellum, vermis, paravermis, lingual, central lobule, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramid, uvula, nodule
- Page 175 (page 257): Cerebellar peduncles
- Page 176 (page 260): Thalamus projections to cerebral cortex
- Page 191 (page 290): Amygdala, nucleus basalis (of Meynert)
- Page 195 (page 298): Superior cerebellar peduncle
- Page 206 (page 316): Locus coeruleus
- Page 207 (page 317): Raphe nuclei
- Page 209 (page 319): Septal nuclei, nucleus basalis (of Meynert)
- Page 237 (page 353): Cerebellar peduncles
- Page 243 (page 363): Corticobulbar tract
- Page 244 (page 364): Corticospinal tract
- Page 258 (page 380): Cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate, vermis, vestibular nuclei
- Page 292-293 (page 417-418): Olfactory bulb, septal nuclei, hippocampus, amygdala, stria terminalis
- Page 295 (page 420): Septal nuclei
- Page 298 (page 423): Anterior commissure, medial and lateral olfactory striae
Course Cancellation Policy:
- Upon registration, $120 is non-refundable.
- Cancellation less than 30 days before the course commences, 50% non-refundable.
- Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the course commences, 100% non-refundable.
- No refund will be given if you do not complete any part of the 3-day course.
- The Living Well Workshop Co. Pte Ltd reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an event, all money paid will be refunded in full. We will not be responsible for any travel expenses – air ticket, hotel, etc. – paid by the registrant.