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.

 

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.

Death Rates For Middle Aged White Americans Are Rising : Top 4 Ways To Counter It Naturally

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According to a recent front page news report on CNN news, Death rates for white Americans ages 45 to 54 climbed half a percent each year between 1999 and 2013, researchers at Princeton University found using mortality data from the ( CDC ) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The recent uptick in mortality among middle-aged whites is largely attributed to deaths from drug and alcohol poisoning, suicide and liver disease. Other presumed factors may include death from opioid and prescription painkiller overdose, though no direct connections to the death rate have been concluded on the same. Mortality among the middle-aged population plummeted in the six other countries that the researchers examined: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

At the HealthOptimizationCenter™ we advocate choosing a more balanced natural way of life to counter stall these after effects of modern living.You can start optimizing your health by improve your diet and lifestyle, detoxifying and paying more attention to your body structure/neuromuscular system. Follow a dedicated regimen which includes :

1.    Eating a healthy diet with the right percentage of essential vitamins, minerals and proteins that the body needs. Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol. Eating in this manner helps you maintain your body’s everyday functions, promotes optimal body weight and can assist in disease prevention.
2.    Include regular outdoor exercise activities to boost up the musculoskeletal system. There’s strong evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.Consider Yoga exercises too.
3.    Test for heavy metals, parasites, yeast/fungus, bacteria, and chemicals and follow regular detoxification activities. Detoxification through special cleansing diets and colonics is the best way to assist your body’s natural self-cleaning system. The importance of detox routine is that it serves to promote the intake of foods and drinks that are either useful in flushing out toxins or are the building blocks of the body cells.
4.    Enhance your neuromuscular system with physical medicine and alternative therapies. 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.Consider NeuroCranialRestructuring for your health optimization needs.

Concussion and Head Injuries in High School Football. How can NCR help?

Concussion and Head Injuries in High School Football. How can NCR help

Earlier this month, media  went gung-ho over a Frontline report on the long term health risks of Concussion and Head Injuries in Football leading to speculations whether these are connected to the plight of former NFL stars who face a range of issues in retirement which include depression, suicidal impulses, Alzheimer’s disease or the neurodegenerative condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The recently released Will Smith starred movie Concussion,” has been an eye opener on how football head injuries and its overlapping effects on the brain is a persistent reality in today’s extreme sports.

Another related  study of former NFL players which was published this week by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows the bigger risk in brain development for players who played tackle football between the ages 10 – 12 than those who started playing later. This study is the first of its kind to show an association between early exposure to repetitive head impacts and structural brain changes later in life. They were more likely to struggle with fundamental cognitive function like memory, reasoning and planning as well as face “clinically-meaningful depression” in their later formative years.

According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the amount of reported concussions has doubled in the last 10 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old has doubled and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade. Cumulative sports concussions have shown to increase the likelihood of catastrophic head injury leading to permanent neurologic disability by 39 percent.

In today’s world of extreme sports (Football, Ice hockey, Wrestling, Martial arts & Boxing), NCR therapy or NeuroCranialRestructuring is a specifically proven approach to treating and healing most after effects of concussion and head injuries. In these sports each time the skull receives a physical blow to the skull, the sutures in  cranial bone joints tighten and put pressure on the brain. The skull distorts, which in turn distorts the spine, pelvis, legs and feet, producing anything from minor dysfunction to great pain. NCR® works by moving the sphenoid bone, the foundation for all the other bones in the head. When the sphenoid is off, so is everything else. When the sphenoid is properly balanced, everything else can be optimized too.

With NCR, the cranial bones relax, returning to their originally design and shape, allowing the brain to fully expand. With the head properly shaped and positioned, the spine naturally returns to its optimal shape and function. Muscular tension disappears because it is no longer required for stability. Flexibility and ease of movement return. Increased energy and a profound sense of well being arise.
Patients have experienced steady improvements in their head pressure conditions with every successive NCR therapy which according to them went beyond just physical relief, in a miraculous way it improved their mental and emotional state.

For individuals who are suffering from the side effects of long term concussion and head injuries, NeuroCranialRestructuring is the only therapy that can provide permanent healing as is evident from the lives of more than 60,000 patients treated worldwide.

Top 5 Benefits of NCR from the Lives of More than 60,000 patients

Positive Results from NCR®

In the past 30 years NeuroCranialRestructuring (NCR) has been successfully used to treat hundreds and thousands of people who were labeled difficult patients to treat with physical medicine. NeuroCranial Restructuring optimizes brain and body functions. Over 200 doctors nationwide who have been certified in NCR® report that they consistently have results with conditions as diverse as headaches, back pain, scoliosis, depression, learning disabilities, sleep apnea and sinusitis. The link between these conditions is that they are all caused by mechanical problems in the body.

Unlike mainstream medicine which only treats symptoms, NCR corrects the root cause of the physical condition paving the path for permanent healing and renewed health.The long term benefits of NCR are innumerable compared to any other treatment in physical medicine. NCR works by moving the sphenoid bone, the foundation for all the other bones in the head. When the sphenoid is off, so is everything else. When the sphenoid is properly balanced, everything else can be optimized too. With NCR, the cranial bones relax, returning to their originally design and shape, allowing the brain to fully expand. With the head properly shaped and positioned, the spine naturally returns to its optimal shape and function. Muscular tension disappears because it is no longer required for stability. Flexibility and ease of movement return. Increased energy and a profound sense of well being arise.

Patients routinely experience the following positive changes :
•    Stand better, with less stooping, less sway back, fewer hunchbacks, less military spine, and less shoulder and pelvic tilting or rotation.
•    Look younger, because their wrinkles disappear when the improved skeletal positioning pulls the skin taut.
•    Are more athletic, because the proper positioning of the joints makes the muscles more efficient. This means they run faster, jump higher, and fatigue slower than before.
•    See better than before because the symmetrical positioning of the eyes allows for more rapid visual accommodation, making depth perception quicker and easier.
•    Are calmer, more pleasant, more creative, and think better because the hydraulic functioning of the brain improves when the skull fits the brain ideally.

The nature of NCR treatment, with its essentially permanent results, allows a person to stop treatment at almost any time (after the completion of each treatment sequence) with respect to the specific condition they are looking to treat. No other treatment modality exists in mainstream medicine which can access and invoke the natural healing structural patterns of the body’s muscular & nervous system, hence the results and popularity of NCR.

Why You Need NeuroCranial Restructuring ?

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Every body can use NeuroCranialRestructuring®! You need NeuroCranialRestructuring® because your physical structure is not optimal. I can say this because I have never seen a perfect structure.

Why would you want NeuroCranialRestructuring®? If you believe in becoming your best, then NeuroCranialRestructuring® is your obvious choice because it’s the only technique that can optimize your structure in an accumulative, gradual, and permanent fashion. All other techniques are antiquated! The superior technology of NeuroCranialRestructuring® wins out over all others. By optimizing physical structure, the bones, muscles, connective tissues, and nervous system move into positions where they function optimally.

For example, if your eye socket isn’t perfectly shaped, how can your eyeball be its perfectly round, original design and thus your eyesight be perfect? Another example: Perfect posture is created by ideal position of the bones and muscles. Posture is not standing up straight when your mother corrects you. It is an alignment situation that requires gradual improvement with a cumulative therapy. Perfect posture requires perfect structure—it requires NeuroCranialRestructuring®!
We can talk about any body area, or talk about almost anything regarding our functioning abilities, and NeuroCranialRestructuring® can be applied to that area to help you become better. Feel free to traverse this website and learn about the numerous ways,how NeuroCranialRestructuring® helps.

 

The Structures Between Health and Healing

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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!

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Dr. Dean Howell