Craniosacral Academy: History
In 2003, Konstantin V. Sharapov came to know John Upledger’s works and took up translating and publishing his books in Russian. In 2005, being invited to Florida by John Upledger, he visited the Upledger Institute and Clinic in Palm Beach. It was John Upledger who proposed K. Sharapov to become his representative and supervisor in the field of Craniosacral Therapy in Russia. In 2006, he established the Branch of John Upledger Institute and Manual Technologies Centre. The productive work of the latter contributed greatly to the emergence of Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, and Biological Decoding in Russia. In 2012, with the support of Peter V. Skutar, the Manual Technologies Centre was reorganized into the Russian Craniosacral Academy, Konstantin V. Sharapov being its kingpin from then on.
2000 - St Petersburg Institute of Osteopathy (based on the St Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education) is established, control of the Institute being taken by the Board of Founders, namely: Sharapov, Mokhov, Egorova, and Chervotok.
2006 - Institute of Osteopathy is split up into several educational institutions, including the Manual Technologies Centre with K.V. Sharapov as Director.
2012 - it is settled to reorganize the Manual Technologies Centre into the Russian Craniosacral Academy, and K.V. Sharapov becomes President.
2000 - a group of osteopaths from Russia established the St Petersburg Institute of Osteopathy (based on the St Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education) aimed at promoting osteopathy as it was interpreted by some French Osteopathic Schools. At that time French practitioners were concerned only about one thing: weather the modern pharmacological-and-instrumental (allopathic) medicine would accept osteopathy as its part. However, this required meeting the following conditions:
In Russia, they followed the leading French and American Osteopathic Schools, but with certain modifications of the training program (added some subjects in allopathy and rejected some Still’s concepts). Such a compromise has gradually led to the situation when neither the teachers nor the graduates of the Russian Osteopathic Schools can distinguish between manual therapy and osteopathy. This apparently plays into hands of manual practitioners who can use the osteopathy brand as a cover for increasing greatly the cost of their services.
Reject some fundamental osteopathic concepts laid by Dr. Still (the founder of osteopathy).



Provide training programs with the parameters of allopathic medicine unacceptable for osteopathy.
Seminar on CST in 2013
In 2006, upon the St Petersburg Institute of Osteopathy (based on the SPMAPE) breaking up, K.V. Sharapov (President of Russian Register of Osteopaths) establishes the Manual Technologies Centre aimed at promoting Craniosacral Therapy within the limits of conventional approaches to the human body. Here a man is treated not only as a matter but also as an energetic structure exposed to many factors in different planes. In this case all the factors which allopathic medicine passes over in silence, are easily accepted by conventional schools.
Extended theoretical knowledge and practical experience accumulated with the passage of time went beyond the scope of the concept suggested by western craniosacral physicians.
Further investigation into the Craniosacral Therapy required various medical paradigms to be combined. With this in mind, the Russian Upledger Institute was reorganized into the Russian Craniosacral Academy, which, in some sense, became unique in terms of its aims and tasks.
1. Human craniosacral system functions along with other systems, such as endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, etc.
2. The craniosacral system is a fine indicator able to reflect a great deal of problems in a human body.
3. The craniosacral system is subject to diagnosing and investigation and it can be also exposed to certain osteopathic treatments and techniques.
4. The craniosacral system should not be considered within one single paradigm.
K.V. Sharapov - President of
Russian Register of Osteopaths
The following factors must be allowed for:
Effect of Qi circulation;

Peculiarities of craniosacral tides;

Hamer foci associated with the conflicts which remain to be solved and have the pronounced effect on the craniosacral system. Their healing enables the system to restore even without manual treatment.

The craniosacral (manual) therapy is alternative to the conventional (allopathic) medicine and does not accept certain fundamental concepts of the latter.

If one forces the fundamental concepts of osteopathy to fit to the requirements of the official medicine, this will discredit osteopathy and do it harm. Apart from that, one should keep in mind the assumption made by Dr. Still (the founder of osteopathy) that in case any kind of medicine appears to be in the osteopathy’s territory, there will be no room left for osteopathy itself. And this can be evident by the development of osteopathy in its homeland.
Craniosacral system
In conclusion, it should be noted that the consumer society, like any other one, cannot live forever and a day. After its departure into non-being, the medicine which has long been the backbone of this society, will follow it. Quite different approaches will appear instead, and the craniosacral system will be definitely one of them.
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