Did You Know That NeuroCranial Restructuring® Can Help Treat Cerebral Palsy?

Did You Know That NeuroCranial Restructuring Can Help Treat Cerebral Palsy?

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Cerebral Palsy is a type of neurological disorder which occurs while the brain is developing, before, during or after birth which is treatable with NCR. The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans have Cerebral Palsy. Between 35% and 50% of all children with Cerebral Palsy are estimated to have accompanying seizure disorder and some level of mental retardation. This may also extend to acute learning disabilities and vision, speech, hearing, or language problems.

Though no cure for Cerebral Palsy has been discovered yet ,certain physical therapy modalities, speech therapy, special equipment and in some cases surgery can help a child who is living with the condition. Physiotherapy programs are specifically designed to encourage the patient to build a strength base for improving their gait and movement, together with stretching exercises to limit contractures and to improve motor functions. Speech therapy is a additional supplement that helps the growing child control the muscles of the mouth and jaw and improve communication. It has been noted that the way cerebral palsy can affect the way a person moves their arms and legs, it can also affect the way they move their mouth, face and head. This may bring additional challenges like breathing problems and challenges in biting, chewing and swallowing food.

Cranial therapy has been used for many years to treat person with cerebral palsy. Individuals suffer from two kinds of conditions : Those with excessive muscle tone (called spastics) and those with too little muscle tone (flaccid paralysis). Spastics involves uncontrollable muscle spasms, stiffening or straightening out of muscles, shock-like contractions of all or part of a group of muscles, and abnormal muscle tone. In addition, reflexes may persist for too long and may be too strong.

Flaccid paralysis is a condition characterized by extreme weakness of muscles and loss of muscle tone. Both of these conditions are related to the level of functioning of the cerebellum, a part of the brain that controls muscle tone and the ability to stop movement once it has begun. One group has a hyper-functioning cerebellum and the other a hypo-functioning one. With NCR( NeuroCranialRestructuring ), once movement of the back of the head has been accomplished, the function of the cerebellum can be optimized.

NCR ( NeuroCranialRestructuring ) is considered one of the best alternative treatments that can change the general condition of people with cerebral palsy.


How FaceMax® Is Fast Changing The Way Facial Disorders are Treated

How FaceMax Is Fast Changing The Way Facial Disorders are Treated

Humankind has for long experimented with the Beauty Code; the journey of finding the perfect facial beauty whether it is through cosmetic enhancements or re-defining aspects that could smoothen the right look that comes from an aligned facial structure and proportionate symmetrical features. Though mainstream medicine advocates going under the surgeons scalpel, the aftereffects of surgery is in itself a topic of concern apart from the long term costly maintenance needs on the same. Facial beauty, bone correction and face modulation in itself are well researched subjects which can now be perfected, thanks to a revolutionary treatment called FaceMax.

Designed and developed by Dr. Dean Howell (Creator of NeuroCranialRestructuring) as a treatment modality for Facial bone and muscle disorders, it has proved to be a great holistic approach to facial augmentation through natural methods. Dr. Dean Howell’s Facemax involves a reverse-pull maxillary movement device which is specifically designed to maximize facial bone positions. It has been found that a combination of FaceMax with NCR® in small dosages e.g. 5 to 10 minutes daily can radically maximize facial bone proportions.

A series of professionally administered FaceMax treatments along with NCR can help you if you are suffering from conditions like:

Facial collapse that have resulted from dental extractions or where the face has “caved in” caused by removing too many teeth

 It is not much of a known fact that once all your teeth is extracted, the jawbone senses that it isn’t needed any more, and your body begins to dissolve away that bone in order to use the minerals elsewhere in your body. This jaw shrinkage is called Facial Collapse which is caused in a lifetime of 10 to 20 years sometimes much earlier. The most obvious effect of missing teeth is aesthetic which may in time take up more major form of disorders like inability to chew or speak properly. The way you look puts a lot of effect on the way you feel as well as the psychological and social consequences of tooth loss which could be very intense. Dr. Howell’s FaceMax has been able to treat and reverse the facial bone collapse due to teeth extractions in a number of patient cases with NCR as a effective supplement therapy.

 Facial trauma that has been caused by accidents, trauma or severe shocks to the head

 Facial Trauma can be caused by many factors which include falls,assaults,sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents.Most common are workplace injuries which are common in specific domains like the Construction, Transportation & Warehousing,Mining,Agriculture,Quarrying, and Material moving industries. Facial trauma can involve soft tissue injuries such as burns, lacerations and bruises as well as fractures of the facial bones such as nasal fractures and fractures of the jaw which in the long term can cause facial bone collapse and accompanied facial deformities.FaceMax as an alternative treatment methodology removes the high risk factor involved in surgeries by augmenting the natural healing processes of the body through intricate manipulations of specific facial bone points.

 Disproportionate skull structure from birth which have caused facial bone misalignment

 In the past years, there have been a rising number of reports about head shape deformities in young babies and infants. Lack of symmetry in the shape or height of the baby’s skull or any disproportionate relationship of the width to the length of the skull are signs of growth abnormality This is not just a cosmetic problem but in the adult years can give rise to more serious developmental disorders. Some of the congenital causes for babies developing abnormal skull structures may include torticollis, breech positioning, multiple fetuses, an inadequate amount of amniotic fluid and a difficult or prolonged delivery of the baby.FaceMax with its specially designed manipulation apparatus can help treat these disorders at a early stage thus helping modulate the cranial bone growth perfectly.

Are You Missing On Sleep ? 4 Natural Ways To Overcome Sleeping Problems

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Amidst the challenges of the 21st century lifestyle, the pressures and reactions on the mind-body-soul model of a human being can be pretty intense. Studies have revealed that Over half of Americans adults regularly do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) estimates that 30 percent of the U.S. workforce averages less than six hours of sleep per night, with sleep deprivation levels even higher for night shift, transportation and healthcare sectors. Even when you may want to sleep, stress from work, relationships, health and other sources can make it physically and psychologically harder to relax, and negative rumination can increase risks of insomnia.

Some strategies that have been consistently used to relieve sleep problems involve:

Guided relaxation – Listening to calm and soothing music calms the mind and relaxes the breathing movements. While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.

Exercise – Regular cardio exercises and paying attention to a well rounded diet is associated with longer, higher quality sleep. Yoga specially have been proven to invigorate the skeletomuscular systems well enough with long term benefits for sleeping problems, that may arise from body stress.

Meditation – Meditation is a longer-term strategy that can help reduce stress and make it easier to cope. With the practice of meditation you can have a reliable way to move away from repetitive, automatic, habitual thinking into a deeper state of attentiveness, awareness and relaxation. When you can fully and deeply relax and let go, your stress diminishes, and you have the potential to begin the process of healing from the damage associated with chronic levels of stress

NeuroCranialRestructuring – Everyone knows that the brain and the nervous system control most processes of the entire body, but hardly anyone realizes the therapeutic significance of the statement: “80% of our nervous system is inside the skull”. The primary precept of Dr. Dean Howell’s NCR is to optimize nervous system and musculoskeletal functions by simplifying structure and improving structural stability.After undergoing NCR treatment, people feel better ,sleep and rest better and their brains function better too. With NCR a person feels more relaxed, happy and self-confident.

The Structures Between Health and Healing


One of my biggest complaints about “health writers” is that they write about health as if it were simply secret ingredients we’re all missing. You need to eat this—or take that—and your diseases will disappear. It makes it sound like most diseases are caused by deficiency of vital ingredients or from infections that can be killed with nutriceuticals. Most of the time, these articles urge you to buy these spectacular, missing ingredients.

I’m glad they’re promoting the idea that non-pharmaceutical therapies can produce health! Unfortunately, if you look carefully, you’ll see that the same idea is lurking behind both the pharmaceutical and the nutriceutical (nutrition + pharmaceutical = nutriceutical) approaches: Pills can heal you—you just need to find the right pill for you!

This is an inherently defective idea! As a naturopathic physician who believes in “Nature Cure,” I view disease from a very different perspective!

In natural therapy, we know that a properly functioning body is healthy and can deal with all problems it confronts. So, for instance, the ability to develop an infection can occur only when the “soil” of the body is unhealthy enough that the bacteria, fungi, or virus can grow. In other words, you can’t catch a disease—instead the disease takes advantage of you because there is already something wrong in your system.

Most of know that we “catch a cold or flu” when we’re overly tired, get chilled in a cold wind when we’re sweating, and/or when we’re eating badly, etc. In other words, we get sick when we’ve made our body weak enough to permit the infection to grow. Then we grow whatever infection we’re exposed to.

At a simple level, we say that a cold is “caused” by a virus. But not everybody exposed to the virus “catches” a cold. This is because the virus can infect only a body that is weak enough to allow the virus to thrive.So the quest for the flu shot of the season or the right combination of medications to control a cold is a silly endeavor. It makes much more sense to treat the cause of the condition instead of the symptoms! If we treat the cause, it will be much harder to ever be infected again.

As a naturopathic physician, I view the cold-infection as a reflection of the body’s weaknesses and treat the patient accordingly.  The disease is the symptom and does not tell us the true cause of the condition. The process of treating the underlying problems (true disease causes) is the fundamental concept in Nature Cure. Following Nature Cure, we focus on:

  1. Biochemistry (correcting deficiencies, finding and treating allergies, bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, toxic metals, pesticides, biochemical individuality, etc.)
  2. Toxicity (learning to avoid toxins and using detoxification protocols to remove fat- and water-soluble toxins)
  3. Environment (organic foods, sufficient sunlight, safe water, avoidance of chemicals, air pollution, electromagnetic fields, excessive noise, etc.)
  4. Physical structure—primarily NeuroCranial Restructuring!
  5. Subconscious beliefs, your mental and emotional states—namely meditation, goal-setting, and reflection.

With each person and his/her symptom complex, there is a different balance needed among these five forces. This creates many pathways that can be followed to become healthy. Each doctor finds his/her particular blend of therapies, emphasizing one or more of these forces to treat the patients who are attracted to him/her. But you must embrace all five forces to achieve a high level of health. Becoming expert in one or two of them will leave your body “lop-sided,” and you will not be healthy.

How do you do this? I will be writing about all five of these forces in future issues!


Dr. Dean Howell