"Dr. Dean Howell discusses how
NeuroCranial Restructuring therapy works: Part 2"
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If your head has slid forward because youíve been in an auto wreck, your neck needs to be straighter in order to hold up that head. This is what we call whiplash.
If instead, your head has slid back a little bit, so that it wants to roll this way, as if it were on a teeter-totter, you see, then you get too much neck curve. And most of the time, you will develop a sway back as well.
If your cheekbones are at a slant and your forehead is at a different slat or rotation, you will start having a more difficult head to hold up, and your spine will start to spiral. This we call scoliosis.
Are you starting to see the idea there? The idea is that the lack of symmetry in your head creates these changes in your spine and pelvis in order to hold up your head. So the key becomes, how do you make lasting change in the head?
And the way we make a lasting change in the head, because of the way these bones all interlock, is to work on the sphenoid. Because, the sphenoid sits in the center.
So, if we do something to move the head into a different place, say just working with the forehead for instance, those bones are not going to move into this new position unless the sphenoid moves as well.
Yet, we cannot come into contact with the sphenoid, except here in the temple and here inside the mouth. Those are the only places accessible from the outside.
This means that most cranial manipulation techniques are lucky to make long-term changes in the head. And they require many repetitions in order to get those lucky instances.
But, with NeuroCranial Restructuring, we use small balloons that go through the nose, through here, and into the top of the throat, and inflate them briefly, and that balloon pushes on the sphenoid bone.
And, that moment is what permits us to start, by carefully calculating where it should move, that allows us to slightly rock the sphenoid in different directions.
So that rocking motion, when we harness the connective tissue inside the head, the meninges other connective tissues in here are bunched up like springs.
And, so when that sphenoid bone moves a small amount, that connective tissueís spring unleashes, and the bones start returning towards their original design. Because, you see, being born and living our lives, having dental work, playground accidents, car wrecks, accidents and falls and beatings, these kinds of situations tend to compress the head bones so that we have a distortion in our skull structure and a distortion in the connective tissue.
So, as we unlock the sphenoid, that connective tissue, like a spring, starts expanding and the head starts moving incrementally, a step at a time, back toward its original design. And that accumulation of all those movements are what we create in the day-to-day actions of NeuroCranial Restructuring.
After you consider the differences in the concepts underlying NeuroCranial Restructuring, when you compare it to other physical medicines, the differences between NCR and most physical medicine therapies should be obvious.
What we do with NeuroCranial Restructuring is to unwind or unlock the structures that have been damaged repetitively through our lives by incrementally unlocking your structures and letting your body return to its original state.
We optimize the function of the brain and the nervous system, and return the bone structures to their positions as they were designed to be in. So that flexibility, chronic muscle patterns, pains, these go away without having to treat them as pains.
We can treat a wide variety of conditions. We can treat nervous system problems, we treat mechanical problems of the skull, so we can treat TMJ, breathing problems, double vision, occlusion problems of the bite.
As the head shape optimizes, it gets simpler and simpler to hold up the spine. So spinal growth problems like whiplash, swayback, hunchback, scoliosis, those can all be addressed as well. As these structures start to move towards their optimal positions and the pelvis rotations and twistings start to change, and this causes the leg length to even out.
It will take care of gait problems as well. So many problems are addressed with a conceptually simple therapy because we are right at the core, right at the root of problems. This is one of three things that you want to work with in order to achieve optimal health.
You need to work with your structure and NeuroCranial Restructuring to me is the optimal technique to work with structure. But, we also need to work with biochemistry. So, this has to do with diets and lifestyle and helping correct vitamin deficiencies with vitamins and minerals, that kind of stuff.
And finally, detoxification techniques so we want to get rid of petro-chemicals and heavy metals and certainly bacteria and viruses and things as well. So with those three items being taken care of, the biochemistry, the detoxification, and the structure, you have a firm tripod, a foundation for you to build your health. So you see, to me just nutrition alone or just structure alone, is not enough.
We call NeuroCranial Restructuring the ultimate cranial therapy because this is a physical medicine technique that deals with the cause of your nervous system and muscular strength conditions rather than just the effects. We are not interested in just giving you relief.
When we perform NCR on you, we want to gradually reverse the trend of deterioration. We want to get rid of the effects of car accidents and falls and beatings and the adverse reactions to various other therapies, and we can do that, a step at a time by using the NCR therapy techniques.
So, conditions as diverse as headaches to sciatica, and from sleep apnea to anxiety, can all be treated with the same individualized and very particular kind of therapy.
This is not a shotgun style therapy. We will not be able to treat everyone the same way. Each day, each personís treatment is entirely customized.
And, because we work with you in that individual way, we can bring you back towards your structural and nervous system optimized function.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you, and for me. It makes work fun. I love coming to work because of the way we can help almost anybody that can come in the door.
I go to the shopping mall and all I see are people that donít feel good. And with NCR, you do feel good, and I think you should try it soon.