According to Merck's Manual (the bible of the medical
profession), sleep apnea syndromes are "a group of
potentially lethal disorders in which breathing stops during
sleep for long enough periods of time to cause a reduction
of oxygen in the blood." There are several possible causes
and several treatments suggested, but none as revolutionary
and effective as NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR) which
totally handled this serious problem in Phillip, one of my
associates and fellow natural healing crusaders.
He suffered from sleep apnea for years, awakening some 40
times each hour. Doctors advised that without a mechanical
breathing machine he would probably die. No drugs or
nutrition, including his excellent command of herbal
healing, was effective.
Then he saw a naturopathic doctor in Everett, Washington who
has perfected this unusual therapy, and his sleep became
relaxed and restful, and that's not all. His backaches left
for good and the treatments even "fixed" his broken nose so
completely that a doctor he'd been seeing insisted that he
had plastic surgery to straighten it. All he really did was
get his head on straight.
The Everett, WA naturopath, Dean Howell, tells us, "the
skull is like an eight to ten pound bowling ball sitting on
top of a pool stick. If the body didn't balance the ball on
top, you’d fall over and have to crawl on the ground. Since
the body prefers pain to falling over, it will deliberately
move the spinal bones (and other organs and tissues) out of
place to stabilize itself."
There are actually two problems occurring in the head that
force the body to make compensations. In addition to a head
that is not centered over the spine, it is also an irregular
shape. This pinches and constricts the brain, forcing it to
function abnormally slow and somewhat retarded.
"The skull is a container for the brain and the fluids that
flow through it." Dr. Howell continues, "there is a small
membrane lining the inside of the skull and the brain has to
fit inside that. Imagine your brain as a sponge. If you have
a round sponge in a square box, there is a squeezing of the
sponge and a restriction of the fluid flow within the
crimped areas." NCR gives the brain more breathing room to
As part of my recent dental surgery, my bite was realigned,
correcting a misalignment I had all my life. But, the rest
of my body was not ready for correctly aligned teeth. My
Eustachian tubes blocked, destroying most of my hearing. It
was like trying to hear through gallons of water sloshing
Before discovering NCR, I tried everything: herbs, essential
oils, massage, chiropractic adjustments, and so on. While
some of these treatments were somewhat effective for a
while, nothing restored very much of my hearing. I had a
100% blockage in my right ear and 70% in my left.
With Philip's suggestion, I got 4 treatments from one of Dr.
Howell's students who was learning NCR in a special Las
Vegas class that the doctor was officiating. My left ear
opened completely and my right ear improved to 45% or 50% of
These changes were also visible, noticed by my husband — my
cheekbones are wider now — and by examination of the ear
Then I saw Dr. Howell for my next 4 treatments, about 60
days later. I experienced a return of nearly normal hearing
in both ears. I only have an occasional bubbling in my right
ear--the one that was totally blocked after the bite
realignment of my teeth.
We believe there is a place for all effective forms of
therapy, and you should go to the right place at the right
time. Structural problems must be addressed by structural
alignment methods. The arsenal of natural healing gets more
complete each day.