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"Personal Testimonial About My Bizarre, But Phenomenal Healing Experience Through NeuroCranial Restructuring"

For several years, I lived with continual pain. Muscles throughout my back, shoulders, neck and head were in continuous spasm. My eyes hurt from unrelenting pressure and my vision was gradually deteriorating.

Sleeping was extremely difficult, because I couldn't find a comfortable position. If I slept on my back, the back of my head would go numb and then hurt like crazy. And the small of my back would aggravate me all day. But if I slept on my side, my shoulder and neck would hurt all day! I would suffer torticollis (wry neck) if by chance a breeze touched the left side of my neck, so I wore scarves and dickies even through the muggy Florida summer!

Because of the pain and exhaustion due to the pain, I slept a lot. My brain was often on "half function." I was groggy much of the time. Although I had been a brilliant academic achiever in my youth, I had turned into someone who was confused, absent minded, and ungrounded. I couldn’t work, nor could I create music and art as I’d done years earlier. I was barely functioning.

There were many reasons for this pain, but perhaps the biggest one was that during the 60’s and early 70's, I played violin professionally and didn't hold the instrument properly, hunching up my left shoulder and craning my neck to the left and down. After awhile, this contraction of muscles became permanent, throwing my structure out of balance.

In 1977, I fell backwards onto a terrazzo floor, "cracking" my skull. For months afterward, I had dizziness, and yep, more imbalance. Then in 1986, I had surgery to correct a massive jaw overbite problem and everything got worse, if that was possible. Within a year of the surgery, my little remaining physical comfort became a thing of the past.

My attempts to heal this pain could not include doctors and pain clinics. I simply didn't have the money. I located good Chiropractors, but they gave me only temporary relief. Unfortunately, I was one of those people who could never hold an adjustment. As soon as I'd look up or to the side, "crunch," and I was out of alignment again. My husband, Francois, had to learn how to give me neck adjustments because I needed them several times a day in order to function.

I tried massage therapy too, and it would help temporarily. But then my body would just return to its normal pain and tension within two days, if not sooner. Nutrition helped some, especially the Mineral Toddy, which alleviated my achy joints. Neuromuscular and Rolfing work (with the "finger up the nose" experience) helped a little, and so did some Upledger work. They could shift my cranial plates some, but not expand them outward to relieve the pressure. My muscle pain remained.

Besides researching every alternative health literature source I could find, I knew that there must be a metaphysical reason for all of this suffering. So, I threw myself into years of intensive internal, personal change. My life shifted in glorious, even magical ways, but the pain didn't go away. I prayed for healing every day, and asked for something that could help my compressed cranial bones to relax and expand outward. Laughingly, I would tell everyone that all my problems were "in my head."

Then I received a copy of Sam Biser's "Last Chance Newsletter." In it, he interviewed Dr. Dean Howell, of Everett, Washington. Dr. Howell shared the amazing results he’d had by doing a therapy currently called NeuroCranial Restructuring, or NCR. This therapy involved moving the cranial plates OUTWARD, expanding the head. He mentioned symptoms that were alleviated by this treatment. TA! DA! They matched mine to a tee! I knew the answer to my prayers had come!

Immediately, I called only to find out that Dr. Howell saw patients only on the West Coast, and so it seemed that, due to the expense, I would have to wait a very long time. But then, Howell's secretary called me to tell me that he was planning a tour, and if I put together enough patients for him, he’d come to Florida. (He no longer does tours, unfortunately.)

YES! Immediately, I became an enthusiastic local representative, telling my friends about this therapy, making flyers about the upcoming visit, and sending interested people copies of the Biser newsletter to read about it for themselves. Anxiously, I awaited the therapy dates. Would it be painful? Would it work? Would it mess me up further? I had my doubts, but they were all put aside because, after all, I'd prayed for this therapy and now it was here. I trusted my gift.

Dr. Dean Howell is a sunny, cherub-faced, and charming man. As my husband Francois and I sat down with him the first day of four, he showed us the amazing before and after pictures of people he'd worked on in previous cities of the tour. He told us that the treatment did not hurt, as there were few nerves inside the sinuses and six nasal passages/chambers (there are 3 chambers to a side). The procedure required that he insert a balloon (actually, the plastic cover doctors use for fingers) placed over a small hand-pump into one of the chambers. He would then pump up the balloon, which would open up the locked bones, expanding the head.

A session with him would consist of first determining how one's structure is balance. Then, he would do the insertion and pump where the "opening up" was most needed to unlock the cranial bones. In places of extra lockdown or resistance, he would use up to 10 balloons, as this gave him extra pressure and power. Each insertion/pump would last between 2 to 6 seconds. At the end of each treatment, whether he used the balloon one time or four times, he would balance the whole physical structure. This sounded good, even though I still had trepidation.

Then it was finally time to experience it. How bizarre it was! It felt like plunging into a swimming pool and getting water up my nose. I felt the pressure, and then I felt the bones inside my head give way. It was almost as if a very soft screwdriver bore a hole into the most private recesses of my head.

Nobody had ever been in there before, so at first it felt like a violation of my privacy, my private space. But immediately, I felt an electric surge of energy, as if my whole system was waking up. I breathed a huge, clear breath---amazing! Getting up from the table, I looked at myself in the mirror. My narrow face was wider, rounder. My eyes were set differently and my face was softer - not so angular. Not that tightened look of pain. Again, amazing! I had cheekbones I never knew I had. Obviously, they'd been compressed for so very long.

Then Dr. Howell balanced my spine with a mixture of polarity, chiropractic-like adjustments and energy movement. I felt energy moving from my head all the way down my spine. He told me that was the freeing of the meninges, which are the fluid compartments surrounding the brain and spinal cord. They naturally determine where the skull and vertebrae sit and balance. When the cranium is locked up, they can't fulfill all of their functions.

The energy and freedom I began to feel with this "energy movement" of my meninges brought me, by the end of my first session, tremendous elation. That was the only way to describe what I felt. I had more bright energy than I knew what to do with, and danced around like a little girl. For years, I hadn't felt this awake and alert so that 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.

The next day we returned for the second session of four. I told Dr. Howell how I felt, and he said not all people have that, only some of them. This day went like the first day, and from this session, I experienced incredible peace and balance. At least my nervous system allowed me to sleep that night, but the pain gradually came back in my head.

I returned disappointed and concerned on the third day. Dr. Howell checked me out and immediate told me that I was still locking up on my right side. So he did extra work on my right side. That night, Francois tested my vertebrae with kinesiology (muscle testing) and for the first time, my atlas and axis, the top two bones of my neck, were "in." The pain was gone and I slept just like a baby - it was wonderful!

The fourth day, we found that the right side was still locking up. Dr. Howell told me that my head had been sitting off to the left - all that violin playing! It was now sitting straighter on my neck. Dr. Howell got my "head on straight" literally! No wonder that no chiropractic adjustment held! In this final session, he discovered that my right side would move and then immediately slide back into the "lock." So he brought out six balloons and went in with more pressure. It really took a lot of strength and persistence, but those bones did give. Like the experience of the first day, this one breakthrough opened me up further. I felt energy rippling through my teeth, all over my head, and my brain/mind suddenly feel light and clear.

Although the basic treatment of four days in a row was finished, the changes in my system had just begun. This is not something to be done frequently. Obviously there are a lot of changes to go through before experiencing a second round of NCR. As of four weeks after the treatment, my head remained centered on my neck.

My Chiropractor commented on how she had no adjustments to make above the third lumbar. Previously, she'd had fifteen or twenty adjustments to make in a session. This time it was only three! She was amazed. She said she wanted to learn the system herself, and I hope she will, for all of South Florida's benefit. After all, there is only one "miracle master" right now, and he's going to get spread really thin around the country as people discover what NCR can do!

Other therapists were excited too. My massage therapist was delighted. A specialist in deep tissue work, she had to really sweat and strain to get into the tissue. Not any more!

My body let her in, down into deeper layers she'd never gotten into before. All the tension gave quickly, which was extraordinary too. Finally, she cleaned all the knots out of my neck and commented "your neck is perfect, like a seven-year old. This is the way a neck should be!"

I realized that my body was reflecting my move into a safer reality. After all, my "armoring" disappeared! And the muscles that had been in spasm for almost 20 years no longer held tension. But were they exhausted and weak from all that holding! I could barely do anything for awhile without tiring quickly. Now that was a strange feeling, because I had so much physical energy too!

I also returned to get a "fine tuning" from my Upledger practitioner. In the Upledger method, one monitors the rhythm, the pulse or breathing of the meninges. By placing the hands on particular points, like one does in light bodywork, the flow of the meninges, of the structural energy, can be redirected into balance.

She was as amazed as the others. "Your head bones are moving 300% more than before, better than someone who has had the head damage of jaw surgery as you've had!" This session reinforced the sense of inner peace I've had since NCR.

Now I'm sleeping better than in years --no pain! Even around the occipital ridge. The only pain I've been having has come from my structure overhauling itself. Pain comes in for a while in one area, then the next day moves to another spot.

My husband and I notice that if we hold our bodies in certain off-balanced ways, the pain temporarily returns. This is training us to keep better posture and to pay attention to our bodies' messages! After all, from the metaphysical standpoint, our old imbalanced postures were the physical expression of our negative agendas - our martyrhood, control trips, defensiveness, compromises, and resignations.

The pressure behind and above my eyes has abated, so it is more comfortable to fully open my eyes. Every day has brought some new discovery about my change as my posture shifts to more balance. My muscles, tired or not, show new tone - I feel younger and more energetic and adventurous than ever.

I get a kick out of being mistaken for a 30-something, even though I’m over 50. This may also be due to the "facelift" effect, as my new expanded cheekbones pulled up some saggy skin.

My self-image has improved, and my personality is stronger and more confident. Previously, I'd gone to parties and waited to be introduced, playing shy. In the first party I went to after NCR, I fearlessly held out my hand and introduced myself and met everybody. I didn't realize the difference until afterwards, it had seemed so natural!

My brain function has improved. Before, I had been so scatterbrained that, if I were interrupted, I would forget where I was. Then there would be such a struggle to reorient myself and remember what I had been doing and thinking before, that my life was just hard.

You know, there's lots of interruptions in life! Now, if I'm interrupted, I can simply return to what I was doing and thinking easily, no problem. My concentration and short term memory is better - I'm remembering people's names and getting more organized!

The changes were not without the accompanying emotional or trauma releases. I'd prepared by having spiritual, emotional, and physical healing work before the NCR. This minimized the resistance to healing as afterwards, I could fearlessly face my issues that new openness brought up.

Others weren't as prepared as I. One woman, who'd had a car accident three years earlier, had to relive the trauma of that event as well as ail the emotional "garbage" that had preceded and triggered it. Another woman I didn't know, but who'd received treatment just ahead of me one day, had to go through emotional trauma relating to her identity as a woman and her relationships with men. Not easy stuff. But you’re DONE with it – finally!

For some others, the experience was much easier. My husband Francois experienced a healing of his internal parental drive to please and succeed. He saw slightly better, and had an instant loss of his dyslexia. Now he doesn't have to think about "right" or "left." He just responds instinctively the correct way. He doesn't even transpose numbers anymore. It certainly helps to have the correct numbers if you want to call people back! It saves him the time of listening to his phone messages three and four times just to make sure he gets the numbers right. Life is easier for him now! And, from a wife’s perspective, I appreciate his improved good looks and sexy posture.

Our meditations improved as well. We feel it has something to do with the cranial opening, allowing improvement and integration of our brains’ functioning. Our temporal lobes, which are involved with emotions and intuitive perception, appear to be in the process of evolving and expanding their functions.

We are both much more intuitive and creative. The new quality and intensity of our visualizations and dreams has especially been rewarding. A sense of electricity, of magic, has seeped into our daily consciousness. Of course, with brain changes, consciousness changes come more easily. This is probably one reason why old emotional traumas release so quickly now.

It has now been four years since my first series of treatments with Dr. Howell. The long term effect of NCR has been to give me my life back, restore my immune system, and reopen possibilities/Visions/Dreams long closed.

Sometimes, when you look back at your past and its experiences, you’ll find one event or marker that stands out as a significant turning point. I have this with NCR, because I can say that my life took a new direction then. I became a new person, gaining new types of life experiences – and finding freedoms lost. If I had not found NCR, where would my pain and languishment have led me?

If it were up to me, I’d require every family to have an NCR doctor along with their family practitioner. Why? Because I know that if I had gotten NCR as a child, I wouldn’t have had to have 5 years of braces that didn’t work, and musculoskeletal pain that reduces functioning to nearly zero! And I definitely would want every child to get the chance to have the best, happiest, and most fulfilled life.

Now Dr. Howell is not your "regular" doctor. In order to learn more about why some patients have fantastic experiences and others must go through interminable emotional releases to get their healings and realignments, Dr. Howell has done his research. He has traveled around the country visiting other doctors, learning their approaches and looking for insights.

Now how many doctors do you know are willing to do that? Dr. Howell has continued to integrate them into a phenomenally successful system that reduces potential trauma and accelerates astounding healing. After all, if you want the greatest healing effect, go to the cause. And what are more basic that structure, alignment, balance, and brain function? That’s why I think Dr. Howell is on to something that is simply stupendous.

It is my feeling that in the future, people won’t have to suffer the trauma I have had, due to the exploding numbers of new techniques, concepts, and methodologies becoming available. Integration of these new approaches will give us more elegant ways to heal and change. And Dr. Howell is one of those who are already creating a synergistic path. Believe me, once you have experienced NCR, you'll be able to integrate your life more quickly too! And you’ll discover abilities and powers you never knew you had.

Conclusion: This is perhaps the most extraordinary and fast healing method available. Used proactively, it can avoid vast amounts of human suffering and limitation. You‘ll never know what I’m talking about unless you experience NCR for yourself. And what if you don’t? You may be missing a key to your life, your health, and your happiness.

Don’t miss this experience.

Ginger Chalford, Ph.D

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Clinic Address: Dr. Dean Howell, ND
2840 Northup Way, Suite 104 * Bellevue WA, 98004
Phone: 888-252-0411 * Fax: 888-252-0411

Doctor Dean Howell created NCR, NeuroCranial Restructuring, to help patients get pain relief, achieve facial symmetry, fix crooked noses, create a youthful appearance without plastic surgery, improve sports performance, heal head injuries like concussion, whiplash and facial compression, eliminate snoring, improve sleep apnea, abolish headaches, eliminate migraines, help scoliosis, fix TMJ and TMD problems, straighten posture, increase memory and look younger by gently moving the sphenoid bone.

NeuroCranial Restructuring may help a wide range of symptoms including: Acute and chronic ostitis media, Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), anxiety and nervousness, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Bipolar Disorder, brain surgery, Bruxism, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue, concussion, deafness, depression, double vision, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dystonia, ear infections, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, head injuries, Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Kyphyosis (hunchback), learning disabilities, Lordosis (swayback), Lou Gehrig's Disease, low energy, lymphatic toxins, Lymphoma, manic depression, migraines, military spine, Multiple Sclerosis, muscle spasms, neck pain, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, orthodontic stress, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, phobias, Polio, poor concentration, psychosis, relationship difficulties, Schizophrenia, Sciatica, Scoliosis and spiral spine, seizures, shoulder and neck pain, sinus disorders and sinusitis, Sleep Apnea, snoring, strokes, teeth grinding, Tinnitus, TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) and TMD (Temporomandibular Disc), Vertigo and balance problems, whiplash and headaches.

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