the Benefits of NeuroCranial Restructuring in the Second Special
Interview of Dr. Dean Howell, ND By Sam Biser, Author of the Last
Chance Health Report"
The LAST CHANCE Health Report
by Sam Biser
Volume 6, Number 1
When there is nowhere else to turn. Getting well after Nutrition and Medicine have failed. This is the last stop, the final station, for information that works.
Now, after a seven-month investigation, I can tell you about...a natural therapy that improves the functioning of your BRAIN. No vitamin, no herb and no drug can make your brain as fast, clear or powerful as this one mighty therapy.
This man's therapy is so powerful at improving the power of brain function that people drive in, come on buses, and fly in from all across America to see him and improve the quality of their thinking and of their nervous system.
The answer is simple: because this treatment makes them feel better than anything else they have ever tried.
What he has discovered is how to release the power of the brain that has never been (and can never be) fully untapped by other therapies.
Your brain and the nerves that come from it control your entire body.
Everyone knows this, but hardly anyone realizes the therapeutic significance of the statement. The brain is your central computer. It runs the nerve and organ network called your body. It makes sense that a therapy such as this one that improves brain function can change your entire body to a vastly healthier one.
80% of your nervous system is inside your skull.
Yet natural healing spends almost all of its efforts on the 20% of the nervous system from the neck down. No therapy like this exists anywhere in natural healing, and you will hear about it from no-one else but Sam Biser.
In this issue, we'll be talking with Dr. Dean Howell, a naturopathic doctor I interviewed in this newsletter about two years ago.
However, since that time, Dr. Howell has revolutionized his treatment, increasing its power so greatly that I myself experienced major things that never happened during his "old" treatments of two years ago.
To refresh your memory, Dr. Howell's treatment works to correct major misalignments of the bones of the skull that can disable your health.
No herb or vitamin can ever overcome the effects of these cranial malformations. Your skull bones are not rigid, as you might believe.
They have many complex joints.
As you breathe in, these skull plates expand, and as you exhale, they contract. For various reasons, these plates can become jammed or misaligned, and this is what Dr. Howell's therapy corrects.
However, since the skull is the home of the central nervous system (the brain), any changes caused by his treatment can improve functioning all over the body.
Compared to other cranial therapies, Dr. Howell's therapy is like a 456-horsepower bulldozer versus a 10-volt go-cart. That's because his therapy is the only one that can move the major skull bones outward, and his is the only therapy that can create major motion and change in the shape of the skull bones - changes that are visible to anyone - not just the therapist.
If your face has a less than optimum shape, then your brain also has LESS-than-optimum performance. Both can be corrected!
And now, let's begin my earth-shaking interview.
Sam Biser: What's been going on during the last two years?
Dr. Dean Howell: As you know, I'm seeing changes in people's brain function, bodies and faces I never saw before.
I've been taking hundreds of Polaroid photographs before and after to document these changes as best I can.
You know yourself what's happened to you.
Sam Biser: That's right. I sure do. I've always had one of the narrowest, most thin faces of anyone I ever saw, but its definitely starting to get wider. I really didn't think that was possible, even with your treatment.
But, a short time ago, I went to dinner with a print salesmen I hadn't seen in some time. Immediately when we sit down, he says, "I can't believe it; you look years younger. What did you do? Shave your beard? Lose weight?" It was none of those things. Obviously, he couldn't figure out what had happened.
Dr. Dean Howell: It's just as remarkable what's going on with your wife Sandy. Her face used to be what I call a pancake face. It wasn't obvious from the front, but from the side of the skull, you could see that the face and front of the skull were somewhat flattened out - like a pancake. Now her skull is rounding out from the front to the back.
Sam Biser: A few weeks ago, Sandy had a meeting with her lawyer. At the meeting, her lawyer told her more than once that she had never seen Sandy looking better. The lawyer says, "It must be those long walks with the dogs in the fresh air that's been so good for you. "
I smiled when I heard that. Of course, Sandy's lawyer is only describing Sandy's facial changes in terms that she herself can understand.
Dr. Dean Howell: I know that you and your wife, and the other patients, are flipped out and delighted from the visual changes in their appearance. But to me, the most significant changes are not in the face, they are in the functioning of the central nervous system.
For example, in your case, I noticed that your butt doesn't stick way out in the back, like it used to.
Sam Biser: But isn't that just a cosmetic change?
Dr. Dean Howell: Not at all. That one single change means that your entire spinal column has re-aligned itself. Now that it's in a more normal alignment, it means, for one thing, that your muscles are more powerful and efficient. They are using less body energy to balance the spine and skull above them. That means you'll feel stronger, and more coordinated, and more graceful when you walk.
Also, don't you feel a lot more relaxed than you used to?
“By changing the shape of the skull, we are also changing the pattern of blood flow to the different parts of the brain.”
Sam Biser: Of course, you already know that. I used to feel tense all the time, even when nothing was going wrong. I feel calmer, and more upbeat. I also notice that my brain works faster and easier But why would these changes be connected to any change in my appearance?
Dr. Dean Howell: That’s because the shape of the skull affects the functioning of different parts of your brain.
Sam Biser: But how can that be? Doesn't the brain just slosh around in a bunch of fluid, no matter what the shape of your skull?
Dr. Dean Howell: If that assumption was correct, it would square with reality, but it doesn't. All I know is that when I change the shape of my patient's skull, powerful things happen to their health, and to their emotional patterns.
You see, when the shape of the skull changes, you are also changing the blood flow inside the brain. You are also affecting the flow of a special body fluid called cerebral-spinal fluid, which feeds the nerves. Also, my therapy may be changing the production and distribution of hormones in the brain, such as serotonin, which regulates your moods.
Medicine already knows that changing the pressure on parts of the brain changes personality. For example, one of the first signs of a brain tumor is a sudden change in behavior. This shows that brain function can be affected by mechanical pressures inside the skull.
Sam Biser: I know that's right, because Sandy's father had a brain tumor that killed him. For a while before his death, it changed him from a shy person to an extremely outgoing one.
Dr. Dean Howell: The function of any tissue changes when you put pressure on it. From what I see, there's got to be changes in brain tissue and nerve transmission from moving the cranial bones outward.
For instance, one old patient brought in his girlfriend who wanted to be a medical technician. She couldn't learn Latin prefixes and suffixes for her Med classes because she was dyslexic. Her brain reversed the letters on her. After two treatments, she was able to memorize all the Latin terms required and I never saw her again.
Obviously, her brain is now processing signals differently than before, because her dyslexia is gone. This same change has happened to many patients.
Then, I had a patient from San Francisco who was so depressed she could hardly feed her dog.
After a single set of treatments, she wrote me, "Being free of the pain, fatigue and depression, that shut me down for many years, has certainly shaped my life for the better… more than I had hoped. I can function again…translate, market my artwork, start a college course this fall, ride horseback again and have the energy to train and show my dog. It's like a new life."
Isn't that something! All this, just from changing the shape of someone's head!
"This treatment changes hormones, because I've had cases where a patient's body shape got more normal after treatment."
Sam Biser: What do you mean exactly by body shape?
Dr. Dean Howell: Well, some people are too thin on top and too heavy on the bottom.
There is not the classical shape we expect to see in a fully-developed man or woman. For example, the male should have wide shoulders that taper down to the waist, and the same is true for a woman.
A woman's waist should taper in before the hips flare out. And yet you see many women with a pear shape, narrow at the top, and wide at the bottom. This abnormal bone structure is largely due to a problem with the pituitary, the master gland.
One man had so much pain and inflammation under his feet that the doctors wanted to cut his nerves, because no other treatment was working. After one series of cranial treatments, the pain left and he began jogging the next day.
I remember treating one man who had a terrible birth. His mother's legs were taped together when he started to come out of the birth canal - because the doctors were changing shifts, and the labor nurse wasn't allowed to have the delivery without the doctor present.
So the labor nurse and his father crossed his mother's legs, used adhesive tape and taped her shut for fifteen minutes. And when he came out he had a pointy head and bulgy eyes. By the time he was in his twenties, he had migraines that nothing could stop.
He was a slender man, athletic, and he used to run marathons and do long-distance running. He was spindly, five-foot eight, 140 pounds, and could run forever. Except that, before the day's end, he had terrible headaches.
I kept working with him. A protruding ridge went from the forehead toward the top of his head. It was so sharp, but it gradually went away. His bulging eyes also receded and became normal.
He had always been unable to gain weight, in spite of always working out in the gymnasium, to try to improve things. He suddenly started putting on weight and muscle to where, instead of being 140 pounds, he eventually got up around 170 pounds and muscular. He ended up with a V -shaped body: big chest and narrow waist. But he started out with a waist and shoulders that were almost the same, but it all filled in.
I think it was that his male hormone, testosterone, turned on for him because of the change in blood flow patterns into his pituitary. He started getting more socially active and ended up finding a partner as well, whereas before he hadn't ever mentioned the topic of girls.
Sam Biser: Do the same type of changes occur in women who get the cranial treatment?
Dr. Dean Howell: They can. I've seen fat distribution patterns change to where the woman gets larger into her chest and smaller through her hips and waist.
I've also seen willowy women who don't have a lot of bust start to develop.
Several women have commented that their breasts are more perky and stand-up. Part of this is also due to the spine and shoulders becoming more erect as therapy realigns a hunched-over body posture.
"After a dozen treatments, everybody looks different."
Sam Biser: Do you have patients come for cosmetic benefits, even though the mental benefits are far greater?
Dr. Dean Howell: Absolutely. Right now, I've got an actress coming to me for treatment. In her career, appearance or the loss of it, is everything. A plastic surgeon had messed her up by removing some fatty tissue below her eyes, which made her eyes even more deep-set and dark.
Gradually, the cranial therapy is bringing her eyes forward out of the shadows. Now she's more photogenic.
I have had a number of women coming to me who swore me to absolute secrecy. I could never mention that they even came to my clinic. Because of my treatment, they were better looking and didn't want anyone to know that they were receiving therapy for their looks.
All their friends were jealous that they were looking younger. One of these patients was from a small town nearby and she would kind of skulk in and skulk out and she wouldn't want to accidentally meet anybody in the waiting room who might know her.
It was her big secret that she was in her late fifties. The bags under her eyes disappeared and her cheek bones came up, and her eyes rounded out and looked more clear and the little wrinkles were gone, and she was just so pleased.
And it was her secret. She said, "You can never tell anyone I came in here."
"Changing someone's skull patterns also changes their emotional patterns, whether they attract people to them - or make others uptight."
Sam Biser: But isn't it vain of patients to be so concerned about surface benefits like beauty?
Dr. Dean Howell: No, it's not. When the face and head are more beautiful and balanced, the nervous system inside them works better too.
Cosmetic surgery only improves appearance, and does nothing to improve the nervous system. The same is obviously true of make-up. You can use eye-liner to emphasize your eyes, or rouge to emphasize your cheekbones, and that does nothing to help your brain.
But when you move the bones, and the eyes come forward in the socket, and when the bones of the cheekbones pop-up, and the skull rounds out at the back or on the top, there are changes inside the brain. You will feel, think and be different, and that's not superficial. Your whole energy will change once your skull rounds out.
Sam Biser: What do you mean "energy." Do you mean you'll have more?
Dr. Dean Howell: No, I was referring to the kind of “energy” or “presence” that you feel around someone. It's not a question of how much. It's instead a quality of energy.
When I've had psychics watch me work, what they say is that auras are larger, more evenly-shaped, and the colors are more even throughout the aura. Now I don't know exactly what that really means in physical terms, but people notice that feeling too. It's like their energy field feels bigger. And that they feel more quality in their energy, not just tension.
Sam Biser: It's not a cup-of-coffee kind of energy.
Dr. Dean Howell: You take coffee or amphetamines, and you have more energy. But the quality of the energy that you feel is more jittery or more shaky. From cranial treatments, you do have more energy, but it's a flowing kind and utterly different to being hyped-up.
Sam Biser: So that is part of beauty too. It isn't just your photograph, it's the feeling that people feel from you and around you.
Dr. Dean Howell: Right, it's the physics of the energy.
Sam Biser: And that is what makes the person more attractive.
Dr. Dean Howell: That's right. Other people are affected. That's why there are some people that they call magnetic and people want to be around them. It's that they exude energy that changes the people nearby.
Sam Biser: And there are other people you want to back off.
Dr. Dean Howell: There are other people I call energy vampires. You feel like your energy is going into them…like going into a black hole, you know? And those are people that you want to stay away from and you don't know why you feel uncomfortable around them.
There are a lot of people like that. One way to start changing them is to unlock their cranial structure, so they can at least start normalizing their nervous system. As that happens, their attitudes change and they can be easier to be around.
Some people make you feel good when they're with you. It's not even anything they say. It's just a feeling. Some radiate charisma; others radiate tension.
This is all a quality of how their nervous system is functioning, and we can change that. In the past, we thought everything was from psychological patterns and past experiences, but cranial therapy has shown me that's not so.
When you remove the pressure from the brain, a basically tense person will feel calm, and will radiate that new awareness. This makes a person more attractive to others. It's not just their features; it's what it feels like to be around them.
So, to return to your original question, it is not vain to be concerned about your physical attractiveness.
The shape of your face, the way your body walks, whether clumsy or smooth, the way you carry yourself (your posture), and the "energy" that surrounds you - determines the way other people automatically and unconsciously react to you.
And, the way other people react to you does affect your success in life. Unless you live on a desert island by yourself, and can satisfy all your own needs, you live in a world in which much of what you want comes only from the willing cooperation of other people - family, co-workers, business people and strangers.
One benefit of the therapy is that when couples do it together, the cranial release, as always, is accompanied by emotional growth, and the two people get closer together. Remember that emotional traumas are recorded in your cranial structures, and that when you release the skull, past roadblocks to growth seem to disappear, without even talking about them.
Sam Biser: How long does it take to receive the results that other people could notice?
Dr. Dean Howell: Probably a dozen thirty-minute treatments.
Sam Biser: That's all.
Dr. Dean Howell: By the time you get through a dozen treatments, you should have substantial visible change. Maybe not to each person's perfection, but enough to where you can notice the changes.
In terms of photos, four treatments are often enough for most people to be able to see substantial changes, sometimes dramatically so.
By realigning the cranial bones, a 60-year old person looks about ten years younger.
That's because the facial bones are like tent poles for the skin. By moving the tent poles, the skin tightens up, and wrinkles either move to where they aren't noticed, or else the skin tightens up naturally and they disappear.
Eyes, if they're bulgy, you know, bug-eyed, sticking out like Don Knotts, they move back into the head.
Actually, the head moves out around the eyes. Or, if they're very deep set, the eyes come forward and become larger, more luminous and more even and symmetrically shaped.
If you're bug-eyed, the eyes get a little smaller and they start being properly framed by the brow. And as that happens, the temples get more filled out. They start rounding out.
The temples on many people are pushed in and they're too narrow. What happens is their face gradually gets more oval and as that happens, the eyes get more uniform and symmetrical, more desirable in the way that they look. As the eye socket changes shape, the feeling of tension from the eyes disappears and people's eyes appear softer and kinder.
And the same action that causes the temples to change shape also causes the cheek bones to rise up.
So the skin around the eyes and the skin from the cheek bones to the nose and down to the mouth, gets stretched more taut. Like getting a facial tuck does, the wrinkles and things go away. And, people, especially when they're in their 50's and 60's, tend to look younger as this happens.
But what is even more important to me than just the looks is that they mechanically function better too.
And that is why I call it optimization. It's not just looking better. You're optimizing everything.
I view the beauty changes as a side-effect, and I have people that come to me with that as their main intention. For them, the side-effect is that everything functions better.
Sam Biser: What is there in a man or woman's face that makes it pleasing to others?
Dr. Dean Howell: We look for an oval face. A person with an oval face seems more beautiful and easygoing than a person with a thin, narrow face. People with a narrow face often come across as more tense.
We also look for eyes that are forward, but not bug-eyed or deep-set either. Eyes that are deep-set and dark seem suspicious to others, or foreboding. They make other people nervous.
The forehead should be wide and smooth, and not have vertical ridges at the sides. Mine did, and they gradually disappeared as I treated myself.
"If your ears are not lined-up evenly on both sides of your head, it means your jaw joint and your neck are off kilter."
Sam Biser: What about ears. Don't people have ears that are lopsided or they stick out too much or any of that?
Dr. Dean Howell: Well, you know, ears are always attached to the temporal bone from the same place. It has to do with where your ear holes are. So, you're not like Mr. Potato Head. You can't glue your ears anyplace you want.
Sam Biser: Right. That makes sense.
Dr. Dean Howell: So, when people's ears are in different places, it's telling you about the position of the temporal bone. It's a big beacon or a flag for a skull that's in trouble.
Sam Biser: Are people like that? Their ears lopsided.
Dr. Dean Howell: Well, the truth is, most people are like that. That is what everyone is teased by their barber about it. When the ears are off in alignment, then the jaw can't fit, because the TMJ joint connects to the temporal bones.
That means that the head doesn't sit straight on their neck, and so then they have neck dysfunction too.
The TMJ doctors used to say that if the TMJ was bad, it affected the whole rest of the system. What they were doing was putting the cart before the horse. It was the head that was out of position that made the jaw not fit.
So, it's a major thing. When people's ears are off center, major problems are going on system-wide. Even if they don't have any really obvious symptoms, they are still messed-up for sure, but don't realize it.
Your ear tells you how the bones are positioned.
So, you see, if your jaw is crooked, it's going to be crooked because your ears don't line up. And if your head sits crooked on your neck and you have chronic neck problems, look first to the ears, because if they don't line up, you know why you've got the neck problems.
... It's not a defective neck, it's a defective skull.
Sam Biser: Do people say "My ears look better now. "?
Dr. Dean Howell: They do. They also get more symmetrically positioned. The outward flare on the ears will even out as the bones line up more perfectly.
Sam Biser: So they don't stick out as much?
Dr. Dean Howell: Right. They don't tend to stick out as much, or if one ear sticks out and the other one won't, that will change as the temporal bones get lined up more symmetrically.
There is no treatment that does this, or has ever done this before. That's because no one even knew that they could change these things.
Sam Biser: What else do you look for in a healthy skull?
Dr. Dean Howell: We look for high cheekbones to frame the eyes, a straight nose, even teeth, and good posture.
By good posture, I mean that the person carries themselves well; they are not slumped forward and down like a defeated person, they are not awkward when they walk, but smooth and naturally graceful.
Sam Biser: By posture, you mean that people have to hold themselves erect?
Dr. Dean Howell: No, I am talking about unconscious posture versus willful posture.
Sam Biser: Until we met you, I thought like everybody else. I thought that posture is what your mother told you. She told you to sit up straight, put your shoulders back, tuck your tummy in. That's posture.
Dr. Dean Howell: Instead, posture is the way that your nervous system has figured out to make your body mechanically most stable. It's a pattern, a holding pattern - a way of stabilizing the whole body so it doesn't fall over.
Sam Biser: Most people would say, "So what, one person slumps like this or that. What is the big deal?"
Dr. Dean Howell: Well, of course, when your posture is in different positions, it affects the mechanical functions. In other words, it affects how your muscles work.
Let's say, when your pelvis is locked a certain way, your legs will move differently, your feet will align differently.
Sam Biser: Unless you're a ballet dancer, who cares?
Dr. Dean Howell: Well, if you want to walk or run, it's going to make a difference. Let's say your upper back and neck is tight, all the time. Until your posture is better, it can't be better. Because the muscles are tight for a reason. They're tight because the bones aren't holding up all the weight.
So, if your head is too far forward, in front of your feet and shoulders, the muscles have to be tight because you don't want to look at the floor as you walk. You want to look straight ahead, only the problem is you're leaning forward.
In this case, the only way you can function is with muscles tightening. It's just like a tree that doesn't stand up straight in the garden and you use a cable to tie it into place. Our muscles are those cables holding up the head and neck and upper back.
Sam Biser: So posture is really major.
Dr. Dean Howell: Bad posture is what causes the local disease phenomena that people will seek treatment for.
For example, I treated a dentist from Texas who had severe hip pains. He had tried all sorts of holistic therapies, including something called neural therapy, in which anesthetic is injected in the nerves to calm them.
Nothing worked. Then, after I worked on his skull bones, his pain was gone. When the skull re-aligned itself, so did the rest of the spine, and the hips went into a different position, which released the pain.
When you correct the skull, and then afterward move the bones in the spine to where the body is most stable mechanically, then the body begins to cure itself.
What I'm trying to do is to move the bones to the place where they support the most weight. And when they're in the place where they're supporting the most weight, then the muscles don't need to be tight anymore. When you are relaxed, you feel better and look better.
You cannot separate health from beauty. Cranial therapy works on both simultaneously.
All these benefits are within everyone's genetic potential when the skull is healthy, but in most cases, that potential is never reached.
Why our skulls often never begin to reach their genetic potential for health or beauty.
Sam Biser: Why not?
Dr. Dean Howell: There are many reasons. They include a traumatic or a forceps delivery at birth, accidents or falls during early life that changed the position of the skull plates, or poor nutrition during childhood which affects the development of the skull bones.
Another big cause is orthodontic work. Instead of releasing the stuck or misaligned skull plates and allowing the arches to develop, the dentists constrict the arch, thereby tightening up the skull.
"Like the rings in the trunk of a tree record good years and dry years, the bones of a person's skull reflect previous emotional and physical traumas." -- Sam Biser
Sam Biser: What if a person has a Caesarian delivery. Shouldn't they have a better skull than someone who had a regular delivery?
Dr. Dean Howell: That's what you would expect, but I've found it's not necessarily so. In fact, some of my patients who were born Caesarian section were pretty locked-up.
Sam Biser: How could that be?
Dr. Dean Howell: Well, it could be due to developmental problems in the womb, due to stress in the mother, or poor nutrition.
Also, some of my patients who are psychics seem to believe that a person carries over bad patterns from past lives that are re-created in the skull, thus perpetuating them. Every experience or trauma is recorded in our physical structure.
For example, if a woman gets raped, the trauma changes the mechanical function of her skull bones. Whatever is emotional becomes physical. You cannot separate them.
So, these psychics feel that these patterns carry over from one life to another. I can't comment on whether the belief of these people is true or not. I don't get into it, because it doesn't affect how I treat anyone.
Sam Biser: Why can't the skull plates just fix themselves in time? After all, the liver regenerates; why not the head?
Dr. Dean Howell: I think the best analogy is that of a stuck lid on a peanut butter jar.
When you have put the lid on wrong, it gets cross-threaded, and you have to pry it open. That's basically what I do with my treatment. I pry loose the stuck cranial joints so everything can start to normalize.
Sam Biser: Can you tailor your treatment to what the patient wants done cosmetically? In other words, raise up the left cheekbone, or pop out the right temple?
Dr. Dean Howell: I used to think so, but it's not possible. All I can do is move the skull where it wants to go. It's like a game of pick-up sticks. You might see the stick you want at the bottom of the pile, but you have to pick up all the other sticks that lay on top of it first.
So, I might see a cranial problem, like depressed cheekbones or a narrow skull, but I can't work on them directly. All I can do is work on the skull plates that are locked, or fixated, and harming the patient, and leave the rest alone.
The body calls the shots. You cannot force the treatment. If you do, the body resists. That's why I call my therapy, "neuro-cranial restructuring", the most holistic therapy I know of.
How dents, depressions and ridges in the skull bones can actually change shape and disappear from treatment.
Sam Biser: You said earlier that your therapy can cause the shape of the bones to change. Now, I can see loosening up the cranial joints, but how can the actual shape of bones change?
Dr. Dean Howell: The answer is that bone is "plastic." It's alive! Bone is subject to pressure and reacts. It's not like a steak bone. It's not brittle. It's only like that when it's dead.
Over a period of time, bone shape will change because the bone-depositing cells gravitate to where gravitational force and the electric currents that are triggered by gravity are the greatest.
That's why people that are bedridden get thinning of their bones. They don't have any stimulation from gravity to make their bones grow.
So, when I move the position of the cranial bones, this changes the pressures that are on them. And that slowly causes the bones to react by changing their shape toward a healthy one.
Many patients have ripples and buckles in their skull bones because the joints of those bones were under so much pressure that the bone deformed as a way to try to alleviate the pressure that the joint was under.
So, as you release the joint, that ripple goes away. The dents and depressions and ripples in people's skulls are pressure-dependent. As you release the pressure, the bone deformities go away.
Sam Biser: So by changing the pressures in the skull, you're changing where bone deposition or bone destruction is going to be greatest.
Dr. Dean Howell: That's exactly right. And that is why I love to work on children. The reason I like it, is because if we change where their bones are now, the whole growth patterns of their skull is permanently altered for life.
Through that, we are going to enhance nervous system functions in ways that we couldn't even conceive of any other way. It's a totally powerful thing. And you permanently change their potential. The best favor you could ever do to a little baby is to have this kind of therapy done properly.
“I work so hard on these crippled kids, because I know they will be doomed without these cranial treatments."
Sam Biser: But isn't this therapy too rough for a child?
Dr. Dean Howell: Not at all. I have worked on infants as young as 4 hours old, and helped them.
Sam Biser: Some people might think that working on children was easier, since their skulls are softer, but we saw you working on a sick infant, and that's not so.
Dr. Dean Howell: Actually, the problem is the skull joints in these infants, and they can be as stuck as any adult's joints. Sometimes, it takes so much force to move these joints, that I almost become light-headed from the effort.
In some of the sudden infant death cases, where their is a family history, I see that the head is squared-off in the back. The same is true in cerebral palsy cases and similar muscular disorders. As the skull begins to round out from the treatments, their breathing gets much better.
Sam Biser: What is a typical cranial treatment like?
Dr. Dean Howell: As you can see from the photograph to the side, I insert a small balloon up the patient's nostril. The balloon, called a finger cot, is connected to a small hand pump, actually a blood pressure bulb.
There are 6 nasal passages, three to each side; each one affects a different area of the skull. I first analyze the patient to see where the skull is locked. If you apply force to a passage where the skull is working properly, then the skull resists.
So I only work on those areas of the skull that are making the patient worse. I then pump up the balloon, opening up the locked bones and expanding the head. In places of extra tight skull locking, I use up to ten balloons, layered one on top of one another, which gives me extra pressure and power to make the adjustments.
Each insertion/pump lasts between 3 and 8 seconds. At the end of the 30 minute treatment, whether I have to use the balloons 3 or more times, I then align the rest of the spine so that the whole "skull-and-spine" as a unit is then stabilized.
I warn patients not to get chiropractic adjustments after this, as they can de-stabilize the spine and change the shape of the skull in a bad way.
Sam Biser: Is there any pain from all this?
Dr. Dean Howell: No, as there are no nerves in the sinuses. However, patients can sometimes feel pain as the teeth begin to shift as their dental arches expand. This is temporary.
"Cranial therapy doesn't just eliminate pain and pressure from the skull, it restores the brain to the full power that Nature intended."
Sam Biser: Are there any other practitioners who use your methods?
Dr. Dean Howell: At this time, only a handful, and they are not trained in the advanced methods I now use. My goal is to train 500 licensed practitioners in the U.S.
It has been difficult so far to find doctors willing to learn, because doctors don't want to throw away what they have learned about the spine and start over. And yet, that is what this new science requires.
One doctor I recently trained saw more changes in his wife's spine in four treatments of mine than in 15 years of his own adjustments. He saw changes in spinal curves from working on the skull that he would not have believed if he had not witnessed them himself.
Sam Biser: Is there anything else you want to add.?
Dr. Dean Howell: Yes. This is not a therapy needed by just a few people. Almost everyone needs it. All you have to do is go outside to any mall or supermarket and look around. In our civilization, you can hardly see a skull that is optimum. The problem cuts across all races and economic classes.
Distorted skulls are almost universal. To liberate the brain tissues from pressures, and to free up the central nervous system, is the greatest thing you can do for a human being's health.
No other therapy can do this. Nothing I know of can do more for the brain, for beauty, and for a person's overall emotional expression. For years, I've been a lone evangelist for a therapy that can change a person's life and his power to be himself.
Now, it's time for everyone to experience this. Listen to the story of one of my typical patients, a woman named Ginger, and you'll see why I am so excited.
For the past few years, she lived with non-stop pain. The muscles in her back, shoulder, neck and head were in continuous pain. Her eyes hurt from the pressure, and her vision deteriorated. Sleeping was extremely difficult, as she couldn't find a comfortable position.
After a series of only four treatments, she wrote: "Immediately, I felt a surge of electric energy, as if my whole system was waking up. Getting up from the table, I looked at myself in the mirror. As in the other patient's pictures, my narrow face was wider, and rounder. My eyes were set differently and my face was rounder, softer, not so angular. I had cheek bones I never knew I had. I even got something of a facelift as my "new" cheekbones pulled up some saggy skin as they came outward.”
"For years, I hadn't felt this awake and alert, and I had a hard time going to sleep that night. For the first time, it wasn't because of the pain, but because I was so incredibly awake.”
"My muscles, no longer in spasm, let go of their knots and congestion so easily. The pressure behind and above my eyes has abated, so it is more comfortable to fully open my eyes. My muscles, tired or not, show new tone. I feel younger than ever in my 47 years.”
"My self-image has improved, and my personality is stronger and more confident. My brain function has also improved. Before, I had been scatterbrained and, if I was interrupted, I would forget where I was. Now, if I'm interrupted, I can simply return to what I was doing and think easily - no problem. My concentration and short-term memory is better."
She concluded by saying: "This is perhaps the most extraordinary and fast healing method available which realigns the body and its energies."
Ginger is right. It is the fastest healing method available, and it creates the deepest changes. Cranial therapy is so profound that I call it "transformational medicine." You not only solve problems in weeks or months that weren't fixed in years, but you end up a different person - a bigger person - emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
Sam Biser: I'd have to agree. For the sake of being a writer, I have subjected myself to all kinds of therapies since I began writing in 1973. Yet, this one therapy has caused major changes in my body that I have never seen in all these many years.
For more information about NeuroCranial Restructuring and also QXCI treatment with Dr. Howell, please see www.drdeanhowell.com. For Dr. Howell's book, videos or CD-ROM, please see www.howellcgnyonpress.com.
For patient appointments or doctor training, please call (888) 252-0411.