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Brain, Sleep and Cerebral Spinal Fluid

By October 18, 2013December 9th, 2014Legacy Sport & Wellness Blog

This article about the movement of cerebral spinal fluid throughout the brain during sleep is a step in the right direction in that science is now discussing what Osteopaths have known for decades thanks to William Garner Sutherland DO, and his discovery of the movement of the cranial bones, and the primary respiratory mechanism (PRM).

With the movement of fluid there must be a “path” or “well-defined tube”, and a mechanism that works to “pump” or “move this fluid” through these structures… that is basic engineering.

“Structure dictates function” is a well-defined Osteopathic Principle and one that the Legacy Sport & Wellness Center adopted as one our Foundational Principles.

In looking at head injuries and concussions in the context of this article, if the movement of structures within the head are blocked, either due to a direct trauma, or an internal block, such as the sphenoid bone, dura mater in torsion, or a compressed ventricle, then the  physiologic process discussed in the article will be altered thereby “altering function” or a creating pathology… hmm, isn’t that interesting?

Topics such as this and theory behind the ELDOA for the ventricles, cranial bones, and upper cervical region are part of the upcoming ELDOA- Dallas Conference scheduled for Nov. 20-24.

To learn more about the ELDOA or how to enroll in this year’s conference visit the Legacy website and contact us-

Here is another good study on sleep:


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