Dr. William G Sutherland is credited for discovering that the 22 bones of the head move in a specific rhythmic pattern throughout life. At that time the conventional belief was that the joints of the 22 bones of the skull fused shortly after birth. This belief was based on data gathered from looking at cadaver skulls which had been embalmed or dead for a significant amount of time.
For the most part, this view is still held to. Dr. Sutherland’s research revealed that cranial bone movement or what became known as the primary respiratory mechanism was an absolute necessity for living in a state of optimum health. He discovered that skull distortion resulted in a lessening of the cranial movement which caused a decrease in optimum brain function; a negative change in the brain to body communication and thus decreased the efficiency of the body as a whole which could manifest in a myriad of symptoms and diagnoses; of DIS- EASES.
Over the last hundred and twenty-five years there has emerged a number of forwarding thinking individuals developing a variety of schools of thought but having the following common factors: Correcting the skull bones one at a time viewing the skull segmentally as opposed to global philosophy. This approach could last in a treatment session of up to an hour or more but certainly resulted in helping people move toward optimum wellness in comparison to pre cranial work.