How many times have you gone to a doctor with a painful
condition like sinusitis, migraines, or low back pain,
subjected to a host of expensive screening tests and then
put on different trials of medication, only to have
minimal if any relief from your pain?
You know, Lynette, conventional
medicine can help many people who suffer from a variety of
illnesses, or ailments, but there are medical conditions
that do not always resolve with standard or conventional
medical treatments. And our reporter, Norm McBride, is
here to tell us about NeuroCranial Restructuring, a
dynamic approach to treating these conditions.
(location - doctor's office)
In traditional NATURAL medicine, physicians guide patients
in hygienic living by the use of pure food, water,
exercise and deep breathing. They also treat infections
with herbs, nutritional deficiencies with vitamins and
minerals, and detoxify patients exposed to metals,
chemicals and other toxins. Patients receiving PHYSICAL
medicine, including massage, physical therapy, and
osteopathic or chiropractic spinal manipulations, are
often disappointed with short- term relief of symptoms,
rather than long term results.
(In examination room -
Can use excerpt from Karen Jensen testimonial - black tape
Q #1 - What brought you in for
Q #2 - How long
have you, or had you suffered with this problem?
Q #3 - What other therapies or treatments did you try
Q #4 - How did you find out
Q #5 - Were you willing at this
point to try anything for relief?
Q #6 -
Were you pleased with your results from NCR?
"I had suffered from this condition for several years. I
tried everything from traditional medical therapies to
standard alternative treatments with little if any
resolution of my pain. When I heard about this therapy
from my (friend, doctor, etc.) I was willing to try
anything that would give me some relief. I never expected
to have this kind of positive response.")
(Graphics of the
actual mechanism of treatment - internal to the skull)
NeuroCranial restructuring represents the next medical
leap in healing techniques. It offers a manipulation
process that unwinds the body, and allows it to gradually
return to its original and optimal design. Your doctor
will analyze the patterns of balance and determine what
areas of your skull need to be "unlocked." This process of
unlocking allows a release of actual tension and moves the
bony parts of your skull - and consequently the whole
skeletal system - back to the body's most stable and
Q #1: What are the 3 components
essential to health?
Q #2: Will a healthy
change in lifestyle necessarily impact the body's
Q #3 - Does a person
sometimes need actual structural repairs in order to heal?
Q #4 - How does NCR specifically address the needed
structural changes and what does this ultimately impact?
"Good structure, healthy lifestyle and freedom from
toxicity are the necessary components of good health. A
healthier change in your lifestyle will positively impact
your body's mechanical operation, but probably not enough
to make significant improvements in the structure. On the
other hand, a poor lifestyle will make the body's
structure deteriorate more rapidly. A person's body often
needs structural repairs in order to fully heal.
NeuroCranial Restructuring, or NCR as I call it, does just
that. It works on both the nervous and musculo-skeletal
systems and can help a number of diverse conditions
because it DOES optimize the functioning of the brain and
( Dr. Howell in the background assessing patient)
Dr. Howell has revolutionized the world of natural
medicine by perfecting the ultimate cranial and muskulo-skeletal
therapy known as NeuroCranial Restructuring. Since 1982 he
has been optimizing this technique and his success has now
led him to create certification programs for physicians
and other allied health professionals so that this therapy
can be accessible to patients all across the nation.
(footage from Hilary's demo of
NCR treatment by Dr. Howell)
initial session, your doctor will examine you and test you
body for balance related patterns. Only certain specific
areas of your body need to be treated during each therapy
session. After using some specialized massage techniques,
and placing you in a special position, endonasal balloons
are inserted through your nostril and into the top of your
throat. The doctor then squeezes the bulb, inflating the
balloon, which expands the skull and releases specific
joints in the head. The ultimate goal is to shift a small
but powerful bone in the center of the skull called the
sphenoid bone, which will in turn release the connective
tissue and permit further structural change. A series of 4
treatments each lasting 30 minutes is recommended for the
first series. Most individuals benefit from three to six
series of therapy.
Q #1 - Why did you come for the NCR treatment?
Q #2 - Did the doctor explain the purpose of NCR to you
during your first visit?
Q #3 - Were the
balloons uncomfortable during the treatment - was it
Q #4 - Did you have any unexpected
symptoms after the treatment?
Q #5 - Was
your condition immediately impacted by the first
Q #6 - How long has it been
since your condition had responded to any therapy prior to
Q #7 - Did you look forward to the
next treatments after your initial response?
I came to my Dr. suffering from severe migraines. He
explained the purpose of NCR and he explained the steps of
the procedure. The balloons were uncomfortable but not
unbearable. After the treatment I felt somewhat
lightheaded. I then realized that some of the pain in my
head had diminished. I hadn't felt this kind of relief in
years. I actually looked forward to the next 3 treatments
and the subsequent cycles that were recommended.)
(Show a series of different
areas of the body and the actual NCR being performed)
What Makes NCR different from all other therapies? It is
the currently the only physical medicine technique that
routinely expects to produce rapid, permanent and
cumulative changes to the skull, spine, pelvis and nervous
system. The use of balance testing insures the precise
targeting of the treatment and the assurance of continual
improvement to your system's overall performance.
Treatments therefore provide essentially permanent
healing. Osteopathic or Cranial-sacral therapy are the
most common or standard forms of cranial treatment, using
pressure from the outside of the skull to attempt to
balance the distribution of spinal fluid. NCR takes these
concepts of therapy a step further by focusing on moving
the sphenoid bone to improve overall structural stability
and symmetry of the skull. After treatment, over time, the
skull and spine will continue to move into their natural
intended and most stable positions.
Contributing doctor stand up
- (Ross Hauser, MD from black
tape inserted here with sound bites)
Q #1 -
Can you name a series of conditions that NCR can impact?
Q #2 - What are some of the negative side effects that a
patient may experience after NCR?
Q #3 - Is
NCR a localized form of therapy or something else? What
then, might you find in patients, as a result of its
Q #4 - Can this
therapy impact things like balance, emotions, muscle
Q #5 - How can it
affect one's facial appearance?
found NCR a valuable therapeutic approach to a number of
· Down's Syndrome
· Acute and chronic ear infections
· Visual problems
· Back Problems
· Breathing and sinus disorders, including snoring
After the procedure, there can be some short term,
negative side effects including lightheadedness, aching in
the jaw or skull, runny nose, nosebleed, eye tearing.
On the other hand, because NCR is a generalized treatment
rather than a specific target treatment, patients may find
themselves more energetic, clear-headed, happy,
athletically inclined. They may also experience better
nasal breathing, better balance, decreased muscle tension,
decreased emotional tension and of course less pain,
regardless of their initial presenting complaint. Facial
shape has been known to change and become more
Q #1 - What was your initial
complaint when you came for NCR?
Q #2 -
What were your unexpected, and surprising positive side
effects from the therapy?
Trowbridge MD or Dean Odmark, D.C. or another medical
(Sitting in his office study.
Can be pointing to before and after photos on computer
Q #1 - How does a patient's face
change - even coincidentally- As NCR treatment progresses?
Q #2 - How may the nose, eyes, even jaw line of the person
Q #3 - Is this usually well
received by the patient?
Q #4 - Does
looking better have health benefits for the patient?
Q #5 - Can NCR be combined with other treatments or
"You know, one of the
most profound outcomes from NeuroCranial restructuring is
that facial skin may now fit properly, with the lines and
wrinkles of the face decreasing. The nose and eyes of the
patient may appear straightened, and the jaw line more
centered. As you can well imagine this is a well- received
"side effect" of the treatment. And of course, with
looking better, the patient also feels better. Also
remember that this therapy can be combined or used in
conjunction with other more traditional therapies."
If you are looking for a technique
that optimizes the functioning of the brain and body as
well as an approach that treats the source of many
conditions, NCR may be that treatment. And since it offers
cumulative benefits, as well as almost immediate pain
reduction, NCR can contribute to prolonged and balanced
health. As always, do consult with your own personal
physician before embarking on any new treatment plan. This
is Norm McBride for Business World News. Now back to you,
This sounds like the next generation of natural therapies.
I am truly impressed, especially with the changes in the
faces and the postures of the patients.
I agree. And it certainly beats
surgery or long- term medication. If you (the viewer) are
interested in further information, go online to
www.ncr.med or write to :
P.O. Box 448
Tonasket, WA 98855 for
an information packet.