My thanks go to John Upledger, D.O., of The Upledger Institute and to Dan Bensky, D.O., and John
O’Connor of Eastland Press for their permission to use the illustrations contained within the
manuscript as well as for their editorial and textual recommendations.

My sincere thanks go to Ernest Retzlaff, Ph.D., professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, for his time and effort in providing his latest histological research
 as well as his encouragement in this project. 

I am grateful to Michael Porvaznik, D.O., professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, and to Ted Podleski, Executive Director of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association,
for their enthusiasm and support of this paper. 

I am grateful to Richard Darby, D.O. for his assistance in gaining access to
Phoenix General Hospital’s Medical Library. 

Thanks to Ann Hermanson and Rene Faulkner for their expertise in the graphic arts.

My gratitude goes to all of my friends for their encouragement during the writing of this manuscript and during the treatment process itself, especially Marianne Boich and Joyce Little. 

Finally, and most importantly, I. wish to express my deepest appreciation and respect to
Stephen M. Davidson, D.O., for the use of his computer and technical equipment,
his continual encouragement and patience,
and above all, his palpatory skills as a physician.


Carolyn Inabinet