MEN OF ACTION

These are men whose lives, clinical applications and academic contributions, made a powerful impact on today's perspective of Holistic Health Care and Biodynamic Cranioscacral Therapy


 William Garner Sutherland, DO (1873-1954)

William Garner Sutherland, DO (1873-1954)

I consider the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid to be the fundamental principle in the cranial concept. The “sap in the tree” is something that contains the Breath of Life, not the breath of air– something invisible… 

There is a deeper layer of activity that has barely been touched upon. This deeper layer has to do with the energies that integrate the animated, living, homeostatic body. The day will come when they too will be catalogued and their laws understood.
— Sutherland

 Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981)

Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981)

Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms.
— Stone

 Rollin Becker, DO (1910-1996)

Rollin Becker, DO (1910-1996)

The bioenergy field of health is a palpable sensation to the examining hands of a physician… It is a rhythmic feeling of interchange between the patient’s body and his biosphere in which there is a total interchange without any areas of restriction, impaction, trauma, or stress. It is a feeling of total internal and external environmental capacity to express wellness. It is the end point of a physician’s treatment program… 

It is the clinical experience of utilizing this stillness, this total energy, this total body, this total force, in the concept of the treatment program… You experience the stillness with its motivating energy, centering the total body… When I sense this interchange taking place through my hands as a palpable mechanism and through my mind as an awareness of the stillness interchanging with body physiology, then the treatment is complete.
My patients are happy, and my colleagues think I’m nuts.
— Becker

Men Revered for Their Contributions to Western Medicine

 Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (1828-1917)  MagnoliaBox.com may have some rights to this old image of Still

Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (1828-1917)

MagnoliaBox.com may have some rights to this old image of Still

To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.
...the cerebrospinal fluid is one of the highest known elements that are contained in the body, and unless the brain furnishes this fluid in abundance, a disabled condition of the body will remain.
He who is able to reason will see that this great river of life (the cerebrospinal fluid) must be tapped and the withering field irrigated at once, or the harvest of health be forever lost.
— Still

  The Father of Western Medicine   {{ PD-1923 }} – published anywhere before 1923 and public domain in the U.S.

The Father of Western Medicine

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.”

”Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
— Hippocrates (460-370 BC)

  Swiss Physician - Father of Toxicology   www.alamy.com may have some rights to this image of Paracelsus

Swiss Physician - Father of Toxicology

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The universities do not teach all things, so a doctor must seek out old wives, gypsies, sorcerers, wandering tribes, old robbers, and such outlaws, and take lessons from them. A doctor must be a traveler. Knowledge is experience.
— Paracelsus (1493-1541)