Altered States (ASCs) & The Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid – Mauro Zappaterra

How does our physiology support altered states of awareness? What dynamics are activated in our physical anatomy to activate this remarkable ‘inner technology’? Surely the spine and brain are involved, and a key role may be played by the cerebrospinal fluid (CFS) that bathes and connects them. Mauro Zappaterra wrote his PhD thesis on the CFS, and continues to chart the many roles of CSF: as a conduit to convey source information to the body, the embryonic origins and composition similar to sea water and amniotic fluid, the melatonin and DMT content, as well as those functions known, and those only hinted at, in descriptions by yogis and sages, “in being conscious of our beingness”.

Mauro’s focus is on “optimizing human performance through regenerative medicine, nutrition, mind-body exercises, mind-training, and biofield therapies,” he says, and utilizes various complementary medicine modalities. He earned his MD and PhD at Harvard Medical School, is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and designs new programs and techniques to help alleviate pain, improve function, and increase quality of life. He has published scientific papers and medical book chapters on CSF, disability and pain management, as well as children’s books for all ages.

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