A therapeutic system developed in the 1970s and 1980s by Drs JE Upledger and Z Karni, based on the posit that the physical forces absorbed during an injury will either dissipate, allowing the body to heal itself, or be retained, which forces the body to adapt. The adaptive response consists of surrounding the physical force with a pocket of energy, which Upledger and Kami call an “energy cyst”, a hypothetical lesion that impedes healing; the energy cyst in turn becomes a cause of disease and dysfunction.
somatoemotional release (sō·maˈ·t·ē·mōˑ·sh·nl r·lēsˑ),
n technique developed in the 1970s as an offshoot of craniosacral therapy that releases residual negative energies from past traumatic experiences. See also therapy, craniosacral.