Tibetan Cranial Therapy


Symptoms Aided by Tibetan Cranial:



Jaw Pain

TMJ Disorder

Neck and Back Pain

Brain And Spinal Chord injuries

Multiple Sclerosis

Connective Tissue Disorders

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Epstein-Barr Virus

Parkinson’s Disease

Stress-related conditions

Chronic Dizziness

/ Ringing of the ears





Nervous System Disorders

Chronic Pain

Sleep Disorders




Head Injuries


Eye Disorders

Sinus Problems

Joint Pain / Stiffness

Hormonal Imbalances


Infantile Disorders


What is Tibetan Cranial?

Tibetan Cranial has a rich and ancient history that originated in the Himalayan highlands about 3,000 years ago. This sacred knowledge is not merely a method of anatomy; it is a lineage of sacred knowledge
that has been passed down through generations of deeply devout Buddhist Monks.

TC is a unique combination of disciplined technique and attuned intuition. It is based on the natural integration of mind, body and spirit. This dynamic and profound method fully unifies all aspects of one’s unique and natural sense of well being.

Certified TC Practitioners are skilled at assessing individual conditions that exist in a person’s body, mind and spirit through deep pulse diagnosis. The practitioner is able to listen to what the body needs, and simply provide the space for it to shift on its own toward balance, health and equanimity.

The results of even one session continue long after it has been completed. However, depending on a persons condition, multiple sessions and periodic “check ups” may be recommended to fully integrate subtle body structures.

The beauty of this work is its ability to assist the body in correcting its own imbalances. It reminds the body that it can indeed heal itself. A TC Practitioner optimally facilitates this process.

The Scientific Basis for TC


Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) cushions the brain, regulates brain extra-cellular fluid, allows for distribution of neuro-active substances, and is the “sink” that collects the waste products produced by the brain. It is essential for the proper functioning of the central nervous system. CSF purifies neurons and glial cells, delivers nutrients and removes toxic substances from
the central nervous system.

Even slight cranial trauma, i.e. bumping one’s head on something hard, or more serious situations like car accidents can cause compression or misalignment in the skull. Blood vessels around the area traumatized become inflamed which leads to scar tissue. When CSF encounters scar tissue, it has to circumvent the area. The nerves on the other side of the scar tissue become compromised and dry out. Dry nerves cause a reduction in nerve transmission.

How does TC work?

Certified TC Practitioners are professionally trained to fine-tune cranial structures which allows impeded CSF to move evenly around scar tissue.


  • Cranial fine-tuning enables more naturally occurring electricity
    to move throughout the nervous system.
  • All areas of the brain and spinal column receive more hydration and
    information is more readily received throughout neural pathways.
  • By manipulating the cranial sutures and other various places on the
    head, Tibetan Cranial allows the impeded cerebral spinal fluid to move
    more evenly around scar tissue.
  • The brain functions more optimally and is able to send information
    to other areas of the body that requires maintenance.
  • By strengthening and restoring the nervous system, chronic pain and
    other deep issues find the opportunity to transform, and overall well
    being is greatly improved.

What happens during a TC Treatment?

TC takes place in quiet setting. We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing. People remain fully clothed, removing their shoes. The person reclines on a massage table or specially designed TC table. The Practitioner
kneels at the end of the table above the client’s head. At various times, the practitioner moves to the client’s head, hands, middle torso or feet to assess pulses. Then adjustments are made to the skull, face, mouth, jaw and neck.

What Will I Experience During a Treatment?

Experiences vary according to condition of each individual, and from treatment to treatment. At times people fall asleep due to the deep relaxation, or they may talk extensively about emotions or memories as they arise.

At various times the Practitioner will touch vital points on the skull, wrist, and ankles, deeply assessing pulses that give important information about the systems in the body. From this information, specific adjustments
are made. During the treatment, pulse readings are repeated and adjustments are made until optimum balance is achieved. During the treatment, the skull, face, mouth, jaw and neck are areas typically attended to. As a result, the whole body instinctively relaxes into alignment. Another common result is that the spine will realign with the rest of the body without any adjustment applied directly to the spine itself.

During the entire session the Practitioner holds an internal sacred space of prayer or mantra. Then the work is sealed, followed by a period of quiet relaxation. This process allows for a full integration to take place.

What Typically Happens After a Treatment?

Since profound relaxation is a natural result of a TC Session, many people sleep several hours after a session. Others may experience a noticeable increase in energy. A reduction in pain or increase in overall functioning may occur immediately after a session, or could develop gradually over the next several days.

Because TC results in a natural healing process, the results may occur weeks after a treatment. For some a body reorganization process may occur as the body adapts to the release of previously held patterns. Children often report that their head feels like a balloon, which visually describes the experience of spaciousness after the release of compression. Overall,
most people experience a profound state of well being.

Tibetan Cranial: An Endangered Species

To assure the preservation and purity of this remarkable modality, Shar Lee, Master of TC and the lineage holder in the West, has formed a Tibetan
Cranial Association. Tibetan Cranial nearly became extinct during the Chinese Invasion of Tibet, and we are now dedicated to ensuring this incredible work is passed on to future generations.

Visit the Tibetan Cranial Website for more information about trainings and clinics, or to find a certified practitioner.

See these videos about Tibetan Cranial:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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