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Chikly Institute – B2: Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & RAS – Fluid Dynamics and Fascia Release of the CNS

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Instructor: Molly Clark


Instructor subject to change

Class Hours:

Registration: 8:30 a.m. First day

Class: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Last Day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change.

CEU’s: 18
NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451238-10




B1: Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Autonomic Nervous System, plus at least three (3) months of practice after attending B1. An in-depth advance study of anatomical terms and concepts is necessary; a study list is provided below.


Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Some of these approaches require to touch an exposed skin, we encourage you to bring a bath towel, lab clothes, and appropriate undergarments so that you are comfortable.

Short fingernails are required for some techniques.

Due to potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or oils to class.

You are welcome to bring a treatment table.

If you are unable to bring a treatment table, you can bring a yoga mat for use on the banquet table.

Requisite Preparation for the Class – Pre-Study:

The DVD “Dissection of the Brain” and Spinal Cord is a great preparation for the Brain 2 class.
Be sure you understand the following words and, as applicable, know precisely where these structures are located in the body.

For this class it is more important to know their 3-dimensional location and relationship with one another, than their classically described physiology.

Reticular alarm system: median (raphe nuclei), medial and lateral columns, locus coeruleus, sulcus limitans, rhomboid fossa.

  • Frontal and occipital forceps of corpus callosum
  • Internal capsule
  • Anterior commissure, medial and lateral olfactory striae, posterior commissure
  • Commissure of fornix (psalterium or lyre of David)
  • Mamillothalamic tract
  • Posterior limb of internal capsule, pyramidal decussation, corticospinal tracts
  • Dentate gyrus, gyrus fasciolaris
  • All nuclei of thalamus, including midline, medial dorsal (MD), all lateral and all ventral, intralaminar nuclei (centromedian, central lateral, parafascicular), etc.
  • Nucleus accumbens, septal nuclei, nucleus basalis (of Meynert), ventral tegmental area (VTA), stria terminalis, stria medullaris
  • Habenular nuclei
  • Vermis, superior, middle and inferior cerebellar peduncles
  • Vestibular nuclei
  • Periaqueductal gray matter (PAG)
  • Dura, arachnoid, pia, in the brain and spine
  • Spinal cord, foramen magnum, C1, C2, cervical and lumbar enlargements, dorsal and ventral roots, dorsal root (spinal) ganglion, conus medullaris, cauda equina, filum terminale

It will be helpful to read the article “CSF and Lymph: Is Human CSF Reabsorbed by Lymph?” from “Silent Waves, Theory & Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy”, Part 5, Chapter 8.

Be familiar with the brain structures from each of the following pages of “Netter’s Atlas of Human Neuroscience” 1st Edition (and 2nd Edition in parenthesis):

Page 24 (page 35-36): Areas 3, 1, 2, 4, 6 of Brodmann, somatosensory, motor and premotor cortex 
Page 25 (page 37, 47): Anterior commissure 
Page 29 (page 38, 46, 50, 63): Denticulate ligament, dentate gyrus, gyrus fasciolaris 
Page 30 (page 47): Olfactory bulb, septal nuclei, anterior nuclei of thalamus, mammillary bodies, indusium griseum, hippocampus, amygdala, stria. terminalis, stria medullaris, habenular nuclei, interpeduncular nucleus 
Page 31 (page 48): Frontal and occipital forceps of corpus callosum, medial and lateral longitudinal striae 
Page 34 (page 52): Thalamus; all nuclei: midline, medial dorsal (MD), etc.; all lateral, all ventral, and intralaminar nuclei (centromedian, central lateral, parafascicular) 
Page 35 (page 54-55): Pulvinar, pineal, inferior and superior colliculi, medial and lateral geniculate bodies, cerebellar peduncles, pyramid, inferior olive, choroid plexus of 4th ventricle 
Page 36 (page 56-57): Cerebellum, vermis, paravermis, lingula, central lobule, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramid, uvula, nodule, cerebellar nuclei 
Page 38 (page 62): Filum terminale, cauda equina, conus medullaris 
Page 39 (page 63): Meninges, nerve rootlets (filaments of nerve root), and nerve roots 
Page 40 (page 64): Meninges, nerve roots 
Page 41 (page 65): Have a specific concept of ascending, descending and bilateral pathways of the spinal cord 
Page 44 (page 70-71): Cerebellar peduncles, locus coeruleus, sulcus limitans, tuber cinereum, colliculi, choroid plexus 
Page 57-58 (page 96-97): Meninges layer 
Page 87 (page 139): Dural sac (black), filum terminale, cauda equina, conus medullaris 
Page 169 (page 251): Reticular formation, raphe, PAG 
Page 170 (page 252): Thalamus reticular nuclei, reticular Formation 
Page 174 (page 256): Cerebellum, vermis, paravermis, lingual, central lobule, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramid, uvula, nodule 
Page 175 (page 257): Cerebellar peduncles 
Page 176 (page 260): Thalamus projections to cerebral cortex 
Page 191 (page 290): Amygdala, nucleus basalis (of Meynert) 
Page 195 (page 298): Superior cerebellar peduncle 
Page 206 (page 316): Locus coeruleus 
Page 207 (page 317): Raphe nuclei 
Page 209 (page 319): Septal nuclei, nucleus basalis (of Meynert) 
Page 237 (page 353): Cerebellar peduncles 
Page 243 (page 363): Corticobulbar tract 
Page 244 (page 364): Corticospinal tract 
Page 258 (page 380): Cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate, vermis, vestibular nuclei 
Page 292-293 (page 417-418): Olfactory bulb, septal nuclei, hippocampus, amygdala, stria terminalis 
Page 295 (page 420): Septal nuclei 
Page 298 (page 423): Anterior commissure, medial and lateral olfactory striae 


*Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Location: Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs, 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 2200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Contact: Please call us at (770) 381-7200 if you have any questions.

Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.

Picture ID required at check-in

If minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation.


May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am
May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Leona Farmer
(770) 381-7200


Gwinnett College – Roswell, GA
1455 Old Alabama Road Suite 160
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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