PREFACE

This synthesis of information about Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
 is a concise, thorough documentation of published material.
I hope that this research effort will provide a source of
information for further reading as well as stimulate interest in Cranial Osteopathy.

This book contains information-that can be found in various publications
 and is readily accessible for all to read.
At the end of this book,
the bibliography lists all the texts and articles reviewed for this work.

Experiential knowledge is much more difficult to impart than is cognitive knowledge.
It has been my own personal experience,
 generated by consistent, progressive relief from chronic pain
 that has stimulated an intellectual pursuit of this field and the compilation of this manuscript.

I hope that my status of author-patient rather than author-physician
 will encourage those interested in discovering a therapeutic technique
 for treating chronic, degenerative disease processes. 

Any physician exposed to the possibilities Osteopathy in the Cranial Field offers
can develop palpatory skills necessary for its practice:  everyone has hands.