How and why does NCR help
the following conditions?
Alzheimer's disease is
associated with poor functioning of the brain. In autopsies
Alzheimer brain tissue is dramatically different from
regular brain tissue. A person suffering from Alzheimer's
disease is not yet at the point of death, so their condition
is somewhere between a normal person and death. Brain
function is dependent on at least three factors: the state
of the brain tissue, the flow characteristics of the blood
and tissue, and the flow characteristics of the blood and
the cerebrospinal fluid. Without the flow of blood and
cerebrospinal fluid, the brain cannot function at all. Yet
most therapeutic plans to treat Alzheimer's disease have
focused on the brain tissue. This is why there are attempts
to formulate new drugs as well as natural approaches using
diet, detoxification of toxins and heavy metals,
nutraceutical supplements and homeopathic medicines. These
can help. But it is also important to insure that the fluid
flow characteristics of the brain are optimized. This is
where NCR can help. By improving the shape of the head,
fluid flow patterns of the blood and cerebrospinal fluid can
be improved, allowing the brain tissue to function at the
peak of its capabilities. Granted, with Alzheimer's disease,
this will still be sub-optimal performance, but it will be a
distinct improvement over the non-treated patient.
I have seen great results
clinically, generally expecting to reverse two or three
years of Alzheimer's symptoms in each four-day sequence. My
doctor-students have had similar results. One doctor told me
of an Alzheimer's patient who was brought in by her husband.
She received four days of NCR therapy, and each day had no
memory of the previous day's treatment. Afterwards, her
husband was delighted with her improvement, so he brought
her back for more treatment three months later. When the
doctor and her husband put her on the table she
remembered the treatment after three months. She said,
"No way you're going to do that to me again!"
NCR is an important part
of a treatment protocol for Alzheimer's patients.
Anxiety and nervousness?
Anxiety is a condition of
the brain. Drugs like Xanax and herbs such as kava kava,
skullcap, valerian and hops have all been used successfully
to treat anxiety symptoms. Sometimes counseling is effective
for treatment of anxiety, but the patients who seek my care
have found it ineffective. For them, the underlying cause of
anxiety is a functional problem of the brain, so its
treatment must address brain functioning.
techniques incorporate methods to change the levels of
neurotransmitters in the brain. In this way, the areas of
the brain that lack enough or have too much neurotransmitter
can be normalized, temporarily alleviating the problem. The
drugs and herbs used to treat anxiety temporarily change the
levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. When the levels of
neurotransmitters in the brain are raised or lowered,
changes in feelings and behavior are seen and felt
everywhere in the brain. This can often help a patient to
feel less anxious.
The problem with
medications is their lack of specificity in the brain. They
make their changes throughout the brain instead of the
specific area of the brain under concern. This can lead to
side effects. The areas of the brain that have abnormal
neurotransmitter levels (too high or too low) will change,
hopefully in the way the doctor wishes. But the areas of the
brain that already had normal levels of the neurotransmitter
will now have the wrong level, leading to a side effect
associated with the previously normal area of the brain now
being over- or under-stimulated.
The problem of anxiety is
associated with neurotransmitter levels. However, it is
rarely a simple situation of under- or over-production but
instead a problem of the distribution of neurotransmitters
in the brain. Some areas of the brain have too low a level
of some neurotransmitters, or some areas of the brain have
too many neurotransmitters, or both situations are occurring
simultaneously in different areas of the brain. This
situation makes it difficult to give medications that are
effective and without side effects.
The flow of cerebrospinal
fluid and the flow of blood govern the distribution of
neurotransmitters. The shape of the skull determines this.
With NCR, the skull shape changes, altering the patterns of
the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood. As the fluid flow
characteristics change, the patterns of distribution of
neurotransmitters are changed as well. The problem of the
medications is circumvented with NCR. With NCR the
distribution patterns of blood and cerebrospinal fluid can
be normalized, ensuring normal levels of neurotransmitters
throughout the brain.
As skull shape is
optimized, then, the function of the brain becomes more
optimal too. This creates a lasting change in conditions
Arthritis, bursitis and
Arthritis and rheumatism
are conditions of the joints. NCR can change joint function
in two major ways: through its ability to change:
1) the positions of the
bones of the spine and pelvis, and
2) the nervous system.
People who have these
conditions never have perfect posture. As NCR changes the
postural patterns, the areas of pain and discomfort in the
spine and pelvis diminish. When the weight-bearing patterns
of the spine and pelvis are changed, the weight-bearing
patterns of the hips, knees and feet change too. The sore
points in the knee (for instance) will no longer be at the
point of maximum weight bearing. This means that the
position of the feet during walking (toe-in or toe-out, for
instance) will not be the same. This can make incredible
changes in a person's pain pattern.
The nervous system
controls everything in the body, including the immune
system. With conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or other
autoimmune arthritides, optimizing immune function can make
a great change in levels of inflammation.
I have rarely seen people
with bursitis, yet I have seen many people wrongly diagnosed
with bursitis. Fortunately, with these shoulder conditions,
there is hope. Often the problem with a chronically frozen
shoulder or other painful shoulder conditions is both
postural and muscular. The muscular problems are often
caused by the joint pain created from the postural pattern,
which triggers chronic spasms of the muscles to guard the
body from performing painful joint movements. This occurs
especially after whiplash injuries, when the straightening
of the neck and upper back (from the head moving too far
forward from the injury) leads to a posture in which the
shoulders are rolled forward and inward, accompanied by
chronic muscle spasm of the neck, upper back and shoulders.
When the shoulders are like this, performing normal shoulder
activities like reaching toward the ceiling or combing the
hair becomes mechanically impossible. A person cannot reach
toward the ceiling if the shoulder joint is aimed at the
wall and the muscles are as tight as cables. With NCR
treatment, the postural pattern can be improved so that the
shoulder is positioned more normally, allowing a person to
return to more everyday activities.
Disorder, dyslexia, hyperactivity and other learning
Learning disabilities are
frequently treated with prescriptions of Ritalin, a nervous
system stimulant. The prevailing theory is that
neurotransmitter deficiency in the brain leads to
malfunctioning of the brain. The immediate solution is to
increase neurotransmitter levels throughout the brain with
Ritalin to correct the deficiency. This medication often
helps, but it does not cure. It increases the levels of some
neurotransmitters throughout the brain. The effectiveness of
Ritalin shows that learning disabilities are not
psychological but are, instead, conditions created by
problems with nervous system function. A nervous system
stimulant like Ritalin works by changing levels of
neurotransmitters in the cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.
This means that inappropriate levels of neurotransmitters in
specialized areas of the brain cause learning disabilities.
When the brain lacks neurotransmitters in some areas,
concentration or interpretation of visual or auditory
phenomena is impaired. So increasing the level of these
neurotransmitters helps to temporarily get rid of the
Then why doesn't everybody
with learning disabilities take Ritalin or some similar
medication? The problem with administration of Ritalin is
the side effects, which are generally symptoms associated
with other areas of the brain becoming overdosed with
neurotransmitters. If some areas of the brain improve
function by increasing levels of neurotransmitters, and if
other areas of the brain get side effects by increasing the
same, there is a problem of distribution, not a deficiency
of neurotransmitters. So the symptomatic treatment of
learning disabilities with medication that increases the
level of neurotransmitters can never cure the problem
because it doesn't address the situation properly.
A cure of learning
disabilities must include optimization of fluid flow
characteristics in the brain. With optimal flow of blood and
cerebrospinal fluid, learning disabilities improve or cease.
The approach of NCR is to
improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by changing
the shape of the skull. As the cranium optimizes, the flow
of CSF becomes more and more uniform, removing the problem
of poor distribution of the fluids in the brain.
This seems like such a
simple solution to an aggravating problem, and it is. But
clinically it provides better results than the medications.
There must be more truth to this model than the Ritalin
deficiency model outlined above. Trust results!
Autism is not understood
and there is no predictable, effective treatment. I have
worked with a few autistic children, and they have all been
unique. But I think they all have problems with brain
function, similar to those discussed with ADD and
hyperactivity. With autism, there is no simplified model
that allows medications to control the symptoms. People who
come out of their autistic state can shed little light on
the cause(s) of autism. There are behavior control
techniques that are opposed by some as being too harsh, but
they are sometimes effective.
I have seen improvement in
the autistic patients I have treated, but I find it slower
and less predictable than with learning disabilities.
Nonetheless, I believe that an important part of effective
treatment of autism is to optimize the structures of the
head and spine.
After brain surgery, NCR
is very important.
The brain is surrounded by
connective tissue, such as the meninges, and then by bone.
This network of bone and connective tissue is interlocked
and integrated. When they are changed, there are great
implications for the functioning of the brain and body. The
structures of the head are changed dramatically with
surgery, and there are usually no efforts to return the head
to its normal mechanical function.
After brain surgery, many
people feel different from before. One woman I treated said
that she was "fifty-seven going on ninety-seven". Walking
was difficult and painful. Her doctors had told her that she
had little hope of improvement and prescribed medications to
control her pain and inflammation. She felt old, stupid,
tired and useless. The area of her skull that underwent
surgery looked indented and rumpled. After receiving NCR
treatment for three days, she performed high kicks for me
and exclaimed, "I love you!" By this time, her surgical
scars didn't look the same anymore. Her skull was less
depressed, and the skin was pulled more smoothly over the
scar. As her skull had returned to a normal shape, her brain
and body structures began working again the way they were
Cranial therapy has been
used for many years to treat person with cerebral palsy.
This is a condition with which my mentor, Dr. J. R. Stober,
had dependable results using the old BNS therapy. NCR works
People whom I have seen
with this condition generally fall into two classes: those
with excessive muscle tone (they used to be called spastics)
and those with too little muscle tone (we used to call this
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
With NCR, once movement of
the back of the head has been accomplished, the function of
the cerebellum can be optimized.
I know of no other therapy
than NCR that can change the general condition of people
with cerebral palsy.
(Manic-depression)? Depression? Obsessive-compulsive
like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
schizophrenia, manic-depression and psychosis are rarely
effectively treated with counseling. Most of the time,
psychiatric drugs are prescribed to treat these conditions.
The common natural approaches are to mimic the effects of
the drugs with less toxic substances that are similarly
designed to change the levels of brain neurotransmitters.
There are abnormalities (deficiencies) in the levels of
neurotransmitters of the brain in the psychiatric-chemical
model used to describe these treatment techniques. The drugs
raise the level of the target neurotransmitter throughout
the brain. This allows the areas of the brain previously
deficient in the target neurotransmitter to have sufficient
levels of neurotransmitter. The psychiatric condition is
often controlled in this manner.
In the rare situation of a
true neurotransmitter deficiency state, these medications
perform brilliantly. They address the cause of the
situation, the lack of neurotransmitter manufacture.
But most people on such
medications experience side effects. Often the side effects
are involved with functions that are not related to the
actual complaint. A depressed person taking Prozac, for
instance, can feel less depressed and have sexual impotence
from the medication. These are problems of over-dosing the
brain with the target neurotransmitter in the areas that had
sufficient supply previously.
When one area of the brain
has enough neurotransmitter and another area of the brain
has too little or too much, this is not a problem of
manufacture. It is a problem with uneven distribution of
The chemicals of the brain
flow in liquidblood and cerebrospinal fluid. The flow of
fluid is determined partially by the shape of the vessel.
The brain resembles a sponge in ways. A round sponge can be
put into a cubical container, but it won't hold as much
water in the areas that are squished to fit in the box.
Likewise, a brain will not hold normal amounts of fluids
when it is in an imperfectly shaped box.
With NCR, the shape of the
skull gradually moves closer and closer to its optimal
design. As the skull optimizes, the fluid flow
characteristics of the skull, and the brain functions that
are controlled by the fluid dynamics, optimize as well.
I have had clinical
success with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
and bipolar disorder. The schizophrenics and psychotics I
have worked with have been too suspicious of me to get
enough treatment to receive any major benefits.
Concussion and other head
A concussion is a brain
injury that results in a temporary loss of consciousness.
This does not imply that there is significant, long-term
damage to the brain. Concussion and other head injuries are
the product of trauma. The normal medical procedure is to
use X-rays or CAT scans to diagnose skull fractures and then
watch to see if there is any indication of cerebral
hemorrhage. Beyond that, there is no medical treatment.
However, even with no measurable brain damage, there are
long-term problems caused by concussions, and people should
receive treatment for them.
The head trauma involves
some sort of blow or fall on the head, and the cranial bones
must be moved by it. This upsets the normal structural
pattern that exists between the interlocking bones of the
head, and it is unlikely or impossible for the head to
resume its original position without treatment. This is a
wonderful time to use NCR. I have treated many people after
concussions, sometimes years later. The improvement that
they experience is remarkable and routine. An NCR
doctor should be on call in every hospital emergency room to
treat all head injuries that do not have fractures or
Down's syndrome is very
treatable with NCR.
These people have a number
of skull-related problems: poor vision, recurrent infections
of the sinuses and middle ear, chronic nasal breathing
difficulties, poor balance and posture, difficult speech,
poor thinking and headaches.
They are made for help
Dystonia is a condition
affecting the brain stema part of the brain found low in the
back of the head. Symptoms include blepharospasm,
uncontrollable closing of the eyes, chronic and
uncontrollable closure of the mouth, spasms of the muscles
of the anterior throat, muscle tension headaches and
uncontrollable writhing movements of the head/neck. There is
no medical cure or even understanding of where the condition
comes from. Medical therapy revolves around two treatments:
1) injections of botulism toxin to temporarily alleviate the
annoyingly recurrent, uncontrollable muscle spasms and 2)
prescriptions of tranquilizers and sedatives to calm these
anxious, upset people.
I have worked with only
five persons with dystonia and with only one for more than
three treatment sequences. She is almost symptom free and
has resumed her normal life. She no longer lives the life of
a recluse, shunned by her family because of the stigma of a
disease that distorts the person's appearance. It has taken
thirty-six treatments (nine treatment clusters) to get her
this far. The other patients have had varying degrees of
success. I believe that further treatment would give them
lasting results. One lady who suffers from blepharospasm has
short-term cessation of her symptoms. I think it would last
longer with more treatment. I hope to work with more cases
Ear infection (acute and
chronic otitis media) and deafness?
Ear conditions have been
treated for many years with endonasal therapy techniques
with varying degrees of success. The ears are mounted within
the temporal bones. The auditory nerve goes through the
temporal bone on its way into the brain, and the Eustachian
tubes, the passageway that connects the middle ears with the
throat, are found between and through the temporal bones and
the sphenoid. When a person undergoes NCR treatment, the
bones of the head gradually move into more optimal
positions. This means that the position of the auditory
nerve gradually moves into a more ideal location over time,
and the drainage of the Eustachian tube becomes better and
This has immediate impact
on acute and chronic ear infection (otitis media). When the
Eustachian tubes are able to drain, there is no ability of
the infection to develop pressure in the middle ear. When I
was in family practice, treating children with otitis media
seemed to involve treatment of two causesmechanical pressure
of the bones against the Eustachian tube and lymphatic
pressure against the Eustachian tube from infection or
allergy. The use of antibiotics, whether synthetic or
natural, was not effective. There are homeopathic medicines,
botanical eardrops and hydrotherapy techniques that I used
for acute treatment. In recurrent cases I employed the
long-term approach, which was to change the diet and
lifestyle and to perform NCR, which worked about ninety per
cent of the time.
Deafness is a condition
with multiple causes, some of them mechanical in origin,
which are amenable to treatment with NCR. Overall, the
people who experience improvement in their hearing have
hearing loss from two causes:
1) impingement of the
auditory nerve and 2) chronic mucous congestion of the
middle ear and Eustachian tube. Many middle aged and senior
adults have improvement in their hearing after receiving
NCR, except for those who lost their hearing from exposure
to loud sounds. Many of these individuals have congestion of
the Eustachian tubes (termed catarrhal deafness by old
medical books). NCR therapy changes the relative positions
of the bones, resulting in better drainage of the middle
ear. This decreases the pressure of the mucus against the
eardrum, resulting in greater sensitivity of hearing. I have
worked with a few people who were born with ninety per cent
or more hearing loss, and some of them have improvement with
their hearing as well, although the improvement is still
slight compared to their disability.
I have never treated a
patient of any age with Klinefelter's XXY. I have read the
medical literature, and I think that NCR could be a
wonderful treatment for this condition. Obviously, it will
not repair the abnormal chromosomes, but it could help
[How?] Glaucoma? Double
vision? Other vision problems?
Glaucoma, an increase in
the pressure inside the eyeball, is generally controlled
with toxic medicated eyedrops. The fear is that blindness
will occur if the pressure in the eye gets too high. Every
case of glaucoma I have treated in the past five years has
improved enough that people either decreased or discontinued
their glaucoma medication prescription. I assume that the
improvement in eye pressure occurs from movement of the
sphenoid, frontal and maxillary bones that make up the eye
socket. The movement of the bones into a more optimal
position allows the fluid pressure in the eye to be relieved
before the pressure gets too high.
Double vision is a
condition in which the person is unable to focus their eyes
without tremendous strain. Their comfortable eye position
causes them to see two disparate images, hence the name
double vision. The ability of the eyes to focus on a single
image depends on the muscles of the eye working together.
Double vision occurs when the eyes are unable to aim the
visual field at the same image at the same time. When the
images cannot superimpose, double vision results. There is
no medical treatment of double vision besides prism
installation in the glasses (to bend the visual image into
an alignment in which the double vision is improved) or
surgery for people who have one eye turned in or out.
The muscles of the eye
work together in a simple fashion: they have common
innervation. The brain sends out one signal, and matching
muscles in each eye receive the signal. The muscles contract
the same amount (because there is only one muscle
contraction command), and normally the eyes move the same
distance in the desired direction. But with asymmetrical eye
sockets, the eyes move different distances with the same
amount of muscle contraction. This makes visual focusing
problematic and, in severe situations, it leads to double
vision. The NCR technique addresses this problem by changing
the shapes of the orbits of the eyes. As the skull is
optimized, the orbits of the eyes achieve their ideal
shapes, and the visual focusing mechanism operates as it was
I have had excellent
results treating double vision with NCR. In severe cases,
though, it could require twenty or thirty treatments to
Many people with visual
problems like near- and far-sightedness will report
improvement in their vision with NCR. Athletes report that
they are able to see moving objects more clearly. I assume
that this is because of the same mechanism I just described
for double vision.
Headaches, head pressure
Headache, head pressure
and migraines are treated very successfully with NCR. Be
sure to read the patient testimonials from the NCR
Information Book or at the NCR website http://www.ndnd.com.
Headaches, head pressure and migraines have many causes such
as head trauma, sinus infections, allergic sinusitis,
constipation, TMJ, fever, colds, influenza, stress,
eyestrain, glaucoma, hangovers and poisoning.
Of course, if you have a
fever or poisoning, the biochemical and detoxification
approaches used in naturopathic medicine are the obvious
choices in treatment. Sometimes a simple liver flush, an
enema and/or colonic irrigation or a short juice fast are
good treatment for headaches, head pressure or migraines.
But much of the time, these things are not enough.
The head encases the brain
and meninges. The head is held up by the spine, and its
first bone (C-1) is known as the atlas, which surrounds the
spinal cord (the continuation of the brain) and meninges.
The stabilization pattern necessary to hold the head steady
is created by the positions of the skull bones and the
muscle tension patterns, which determine where the atlas is
found. Many people find relief from their headaches through
treatments that move the atlas into a central position
beneath the skull. They become regular patrons of doctors
who move the atlas or therapists who relax the muscles.
These treatments are often temporary because the body may
need the atlas not to be centered to uphold the skull in the
most stable way. The body will always choose to maintain
the most stable structure even if it creates pains in the
head. The priority is not to be pain-free but to be stable.
So the painful position of the atlas may be the best
position for the atlas, in terms of overall bodily function.
Most people with head
pressure have not found any relief from treatment. The head
pressure is from meningeal tension, and the manipulation of
the atlas is usually not effective in relieving meningeal
tension. Osteopathic cranial therapy or craniosacral
treatment can sometimes give temporary relief.
Every person I have seen
with headache, head pressure and migraine has a tilted
occiput. (But there are people with a tilted occiput who do
not complain of pain.) The tilted occiput causes instability
in head balance which is best stabilized by moving the atlas
out of a centralized position. The tilted occiput is the
cause of the head pain. In theory, effective pain relief
should be found by correcting the painful stabilization
pattern of the skull/spine. And it is with NCR.
NCR is a wonderful therapy
for head pain. It is the best treatment for headaches, head
pressure and migraines that I have found.
People with heart
conditions are safely treated with NCR. However, this is not
addressing the causes of the heart
condition most of the
Insomnia is a condition
that is difficult to treat. The causes of it are many, and a
good family practitioner has many conditions to rule out.
Hormonal problems, allergies, heavy metal poisoning, mineral
imbalances, stress and poor home environment are some of the
causes of insomnia.
A leading cause of
insomnia can be stress, which is often considered to be a
psychological condition but is very mechanical as well,
regardless of its causation. Once present, stress can be
relieved very effectively with NCR.
Often times the stress can
be relieved long-term by the NCR. (See anxiety)
Treatment of insomnia is
generally biochemical. Sometimes changing nervous system
balance with the mineral magnesium or pantothenic acid
(vitamin B-5) can be effective. The use of tranquilizers and
sleeping pills is usually of symptomatic help, and
botanicals such as valerian, skullcap and hops are just a
little better. Melatonin, a pineal hormone, tryptophan (now
a prescription item) and 5-HTP (a tryptophan precursor) can
be symptomatically corrective too. The use of serine
phosphatide salts or the more expensive phosphatidyl serine
can be effective because of their damping of adrenal
cortisol production. Occasionally, the use of cortisol
analogs, like licorice root concentrates, improves cortisol
levels, alleviating the need for continued adrenal
stimulation to manufacture cortisol and thus allowing the
nervous system to rest.
NCR can help to balance
the body's hormonal patterns by optimizing nervous system
function. Thus adrenal problems like high cortisol levels (a
cause of insomnia) can be corrected. Similarly, low estrogen
levels, which can lead to insomnia and hot flashes, can
sometimes be treated with NCR.
Low energy (Fibromyalgia
and chronic fatigue)?
Chronic fatigue syndrome
(CFS) and the related condition Fibromyalgia as well as the
general term "low energy" are multi-factorial problems, and
part of the condition seems to be structural in nature.
There are many biochemical
parameters associated with Fibromyalgia and CFS, and they
are an important component in a patient's recovery. In CFS
and Fibromyalgia, treatment of allergies, chronic and acute
infections (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites),
detoxification of heavy metals and chemicals and the
correction of problems in the home environment are all
important. Treatment of poor sleep, sleep apnea and insomnia
is an important consideration as well.
But these are not enough.
It is important to realize that there is an additional
element to health besides diet and lifestyle, detoxification
and treatment of infection, and that is the body's
structure. Without proper structure, the brain and nervous
system cannot function optimally. This is why NCR is an
integral component for recovery from low energy conditions.
With Fibromyalgia, the
major complaint is the aching of the muscles. The muscles'
primary job is to assist the skeleton in supporting
the body. When there is chronic aching of the muscles, the
obvious assumption is that the muscles are overworked
because the skeleton is not positioned to support the
weight. This is an obvious situation in which to use NCR.
Lymphatic circulation and
its malfunctioning, such as lymphoma, lymphatic toxins and
The lymphatic system is
part of the body's fluid circulating networks, returning the
larger protein and waste products from the cells and
tissues. It empties into the circulation at the vena cava
near the heart. (The smaller, more watery waste products
from the tissues and cells are in the venous blood already.)
Lymphatic fluids circulate through the lymphatic system by
the contraction and relaxation of the skeletal muscles,
moving by muscle actions like frosting squeezed through a
pastry tube. With less skeletal muscle action, there is less
movement of the lymphatic fluids. Proper lymphatic function
is especially crucial during periods of detoxification like
illness, dieting or cleansing programs. When the lymphatic
system is not working right, the body can get toxic rapidly.
It is sluggish lymphatic function that makes the muscles
sore, the bowel movements especially foul, the breath
smelly, the skin greasy and the temperament sensitive during
these times because toxins are backing up in the lymphatic
system. (This is a time when massage can be helpful).
The role of NCR for
lymphatic circulation is small. There will be a difference
in lymphatic functioning, but it will be indirect. The
skeletal muscular tone will be different as a result of the
postural pattern changes from NCR. This makes chronically
tight muscles shorter and more flexible, which promotes
lymphatic fluid movement where there would normally be
little. There are also be changes in nervous system function
with NCR that could make a difference in the nervous
system's response to the toxic situation.
TMD or TMJ (Mouth, head
and jaw pains)?
(TMD), sometimes referred to as myofacial pain dysfunction
or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, is a condition
involving pain in the muscles of the jaw used for chewing
(masticatory muscles) and/or the temporomandibular joint,
which connects the lower jaw to the skull. There are
limitations in the use of the jaw and joint sounds
(clicking, popping or grating noises) when the jaw is used.
However, many people normally have such joint sounds in the
absence of pain. Pain can spread to the muscles of the
shoulders and neck. More rarely, TMD can cause disturbances
of vision and balance.
These symptoms are created
from the overall position of the bones of the head. Why
would TMD occur? The main reason is the position of the
temporomandibular joints. When the temporal bones are not
positioned symmetrically, the mandible has difficulty making
smooth contact with the skull. The temporomandibular joints
are stressed separately and uniquely. When the jaw joint
binds, there are joint sounds and often, but not always,
pain. The cranial balancing pattern, obviously asymmetrical
with the TMD, requires a painful position of the neck bones
and musculature to maintain stability. This results in
headaches, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain and even
problems with vision. The lop-sided, uneven positions of the
temporal bones can lead to balance problems.
I have seen repeated,
great results using NCR to treat TMD. The correction for TMD
must address the problems of the entire skull, not just the
local symptoms. When NCR treatment has progressed and the
pain decreases from improved function of the entire head,
the patterns of chewing are different. Usually it will be
better, but sometimes it can seem worse, especially with
bridges, crowns and fillings that are shaped for the mouth
of a crooked head. When poor occlusion occurs, it is
important to see a dentist for fine-tuning of the shape of
the biting surfaces of the teeth. Continued chewing with a
poor bite can traumatize the skull and move the bones of the
skeleton into a different, undesirable pattern of
stabilization. Rarely, dental orthopedics or even
orthodontia will be required.
treatments are secondary. The use of acupuncture, massage,
stress management and nutrition are powerful only as
adjuncts to NCR, the fundamental treatment approach for TMD.
(See vertigo and balance
problems. See headache, head pressure, and migraine. See
Multiple sclerosis and
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)?
These severe conditions
affect the nervous system strongly. With MS and ALS, the
nerves short-circuit because of unknown changes that affect
the glial cells, the fats that insulate the nerves. There is
some evidence to suspect infection by viruses, although
sometimes they appear to be autoimmune conditions (like
allergies). Using NCR to change the brain function and
postural pattern fails to address this problem, although it
can help the overall function of the body.
My suggested treatment
protocol is to emphasize detoxification and nutrition to
optimize function of the glial cells.
It is especially important
is to maintain a very low fat diet. Avoid animal and
saturated fats for years (less than ten grams of saturated
fat daily), while ingesting at least three tablespoons
(forty to fifty grams) daily of vegetable oils high in
linoleic acid like sunflower, safflower, soy and flax oils.
Fish should be eaten at least three times weekly, being sure
to maintain adequate protein consumption on the other days.
Consider being animal product free. Take selenium and
vitamin E supplements. It can take two years of this therapy
to notice improvement, although the worsening of symptoms
should slow down sooner.
Muscular dystrophy is a
genetic disorder characterized by gradual wasting of the
muscles for unknown reasons. I have treated only one person
with this disease, and I saw no change in their condition.
Muscle spasms? Neck and
Muscle spasms and neck and
shoulder pain are obvious conditions to treat with NCR.
Muscles assist the skeleton to support the body, helping to
oppose the actions of gravity. Muscles are tight and painful
when the skeleton fails to support the body adequately.
Generally, when the neck and shoulder muscles are painful,
they are working perfectly. It is the skeletal structure
that is so out of position that the muscles have to be
painfully tight to help the skeleton hold up the body. In
many ways, the muscles and bones working relationship
resembles the use of cables to hold up crooked trees in an
orchard. The tree would fall over without the support of the
cable. No one blames the cable for being tight. Similarly,
the muscles need to be tight to support the body because of
the skeleton's lack of support.
Blaming the muscles for
pain from tightness makes no sense.
To correct the muscle
spasms or the pain in the neck and shoulder, the structural
problems of the body must be
correction, the problems of pain and spasms will reoccur.
Traditional physical medicine treatment modalities have been
shown to be ineffective. NCR is the only treatment technique
that has the ability to address the cause of the problem,
the poor structural relationship of the body to gravity.
The brain and nervous
system control the activation of function of the organs of
the body. The nutritional status of the body, the toxic load
maintained, the general lifestyle, living environment, the
history of trauma and the organ damage history all influence
organ function. Any person having organ problems needs to
pay attention to all these factors while on the road to
recovery. NCR can be one factor because the structure of the
skeleton affects the nervous system functions, and they
control the operating stimulation of the organs.
Orthodontic stress and
There are a few factors to
consider when finding the causes of orthodontic stress and
bruxism: personal and nutritional stress as well as
structural problems are worthy of consideration. It is
important for a person with dental stress and bruxism to
maintain a stable emotional life. It is also sensible to
take vitamins, mineral and adaptogenic supplements to
minimize the nutritional deficiencies that can put the
nervous system on edge.
However, NCR is a very
important part of effective treatment of dental stress and
bruxism. NCR can relieve the mechanical stress on the
nervous system from the musculoskeletal structures, which
decreases orthodontic stress and bruxism greatly. Also, some
of the effects of bruxism can be reversed. Chronic chewing
and grinding affect the shape of the teeth, and as the bite
mechanics change, the chewing muscles slowly change the
shape of the head. This head shape is rarely a desirable
pattern, so NCR can help to remedy the problems created by
bruxism and dental stress by reshaping the head.
Incidentally, it is very
important for people undergoing orthodontia to have NCR
sequences regularly during orthodontic treatment as well as
after treatment, because the head alignment patterns created
by the orthodontia can be improved greatly with the NCR.
Osteoporosis is a
multifaceted disease characterized by excessive bone loss.
There are nutritional, lifestyle, hormonal and mechanical
factors that affect its progress. Most osteoporosis
treatment emphasizes nutrition and medication:
supplementation of minerals (especially calcium, magnesium,
phosphorus, manganese and boron), vitamin D and hormones
(remedying deficiencies of estrogens, natural progesterone
or calcitonin and excess cortisol). It is also recommended
to stop smoking cigarettes. Finally, weight-bearing exercise
Cells in the bone known as
osteoclasts reabsorb bone, and cells called osteoblasts
secrete bone. They are present all the time in living bone,
existing in a state of dynamic equilibrium. When the
osteoclasts are more active, the area experiences bone loss,
and when the osteoblasts migrate into an area, there is bone
growth. The assumed mechanism with osteoporosis is this
imbalance, with excessive activity of the osteoclasts or a
lack of activity of osteoblasts. Hormones are used to
correct this imbalance. Certain vitamins and minerals
provide all of the nutrients needed to make bone, covering
any deficiencies that may exist. Weight-bearing exercise is
used because gravitational forces stimulate osteoblasts,
while lack of gravity increases osteoclast activity.
NCR dovetails into this
picture dramatically because it improves postural patterns.
As the postural pattern improves, the amount of weight
carried by the skeleton increases. With increased
gravitational weight in the bone, the activity levels of the
osteoblasts increase. So NCR addresses the gravitational
problems of osteoporosis elegantly. Improved posture makes
physical activity easier, leading to a further increase in
skeletal weight bearing, producing even greater amounts of
Para- and quadriplegics?
Para- and quadriplegics
have usually experienced some sort of injury to the spinal
cord. At this time, there is no process that regenerates the
spinal cord. NCR won't help either, although the other
conditions that a para- or quadriplegic has could still be
helped with NCR.
Parkinson's disease and
Parkinson's disease is a
condition involving low levels of the neurotransmitter
dopamine to specific receptors in the brain stem. The
general symptoms of Parkinson's include:
2) a mask-like,
unemotional appearance of the face,
3) a flexed (tightly
hunched) body posture with muscle tightness throughout the
4) a limitation of
movement generally, including a difficult, shuffling gait
5) difficulty standing or
with beginning movement (resembling a frozen sort of
6) visual perception that
makes entering doorways and enclosed spaces difficult.
The medical treatment
model is to increase the levels of serotonin throughout the
brain. Although this is not a cure, it can usually control
the severity of tremors. However, the movement and
perceptual difficulties do not seemed to be helped with
medication. Additionally, the problem for some of the
patients I have seen is the side effects of the medication.
There is speculation that nutritional supplementation with
phosphatidyl serine (300 mg daily) is helpful, but I don't
know yet about the efficacy of this. Experimental brain
surgeries have been attempted, but the transplanting of
brain tissues into the patient's brain has had spotty
My clinical experience
with Parkinson's disease is encouraging. Generally, I expect
to see improvement in all of the symptoms described above.
Most of the time, the tremors temporarily worsened with
treatment, but in more recent months, with improvements in
NCR technique, I have seen less of that.
The reason why NCR is
effective for what is considered to be a degeneration of the
basal ganglia of the brainstem is that there is impaired
circulation of blood and cerebrospinal fluid into this area
of the brain for Parkinson's sufferers, and NCR increases
circulation. Medications do increase the level of serotonin
in the brain, and this resolves the symptom of low serotonin
delivery levels in this part of the brain. However, by
changing the shape of the skull with NCR, the flow patterns
of blood and cerebrospinal fluid are dramatically improved,
and this changes the amount of serotonin delivered into the
affected areas of the brain too. NCR improves the postural
pattern as well, with concomitant greater ease of movement.
The perceptual changes observed with NCR seem to revolve
around lessening of the mechanical tension in the meningeal
system. When this occurs, there is a nervous system-wide
improvement in function.
I think that NCR is the
most promising treatment currently available for Parkinson's
disease. I hope that research money can be found to
demonstrate this conclusively.
Phobias are a kind of
anxiety discussed earlier in this chapter. They are thinking
patterns and behaviors based on exaggerated, irrational fear
of a thing or situation. Phobic people are aware that their
behavior makes no sense, but it is so unpleasant to
experience the fear that they attempt to avoid the
situation. Current treatment of phobias consists of
behavioral conditioning techniques such as systematic
desensitization and exposure therapy. These are often
effective but are expensive and time-consuming.
My clinical experience
with phobic patients is that NCR treatments make them
better. My treatment model explains this: phobias are not
simply psychiatric problems but are instead ideas created by
abnormal brain function, triggered by aberrant flow of
cerebrospinal fluid, resulting from the shape of the skull,
creating undesirable delivery of neurotransmitters. NCR
gradually optimizes head shape as well as the flow and
delivery characteristics of neurotransmitters and
NCR, then, is a way to
cure the phobias instead of attempting to change behavior
through counseling and conditioning.
Polio is not in the public
consciousness much anymore because the use of vaccines has
lessened the frequency of outbreaks. For most people
infected with polio, the symptoms are like a mild form of
flu. But for less than one per cent of the infected
population, the sensitive individual can have nerve damage,
paralysis and death.
After infection causes
nerve damage, the results are permanent. These people
experience problems with walking gait and coordination. It
wouldn't seem that anything could help, yet I have received
reports from my student-doctors that they have had success
treating polio sufferers.
The husband of one polio
victim described the nightly pain and twitching his wife
experienced. After her first treatment sequence, the
twitching and night pains stopped. I have never treated a
Poor concentration and
Many people complain of
poor concentration and an inability to focus their thoughts.
It is generally regarded as a problem of inattention or poor
thinking habits, at least I always thought so. I was
surprised when I found that my ability to concentrate began
improving soon after I began treating myself with the
endonasal balloons in 1980.
The explanation is the
same one used for learning disabilities, anxiety,
depression, phobias and other conditions of the brain: After
cranial traumas such as birth, falls, beatings, accidents,
sports injuries or medical and dental treatment, the bones
of the head are not found in their ideal locations. This
affects the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid in the
brain. Compromised circulation leads to varied levels of
neurotransmitters in the brain, with some areas getting
adequate or excessive neurotransmitter deliveries, and other
areas receiving inadequate amounts.
This leads to suboptimal
functioning of the brain. In the situation of poor
concentration and focus, the brain is not able to perform
these tasks because neurotransmitter levels are inadequate.
NCR therapy optimizes skull shape, maximizing fluid flow
dynamics in the skull, and creating neurotransmitter
equilibrium throughout the brain.
Manipulation can improve
your relationships!? This sounded silly when individuals and
couples began telling me so, but I soon came to realize that
it is true. Some individuals seem not to get along with
anybody, finding something in all of their relationships to
blame for their unhappiness. Also couples sometimes are not
nice to one another, and they have little tolerance for each
another. This breeds poor communication in all of their
relationships as well. Such people are often tired, have
headaches, sinus problems and snoring, so they just don't
After undergoing NCR
treatment, people feel better. Their brains function better
too. They are more tolerant and communicate better with
their family and co-workers. One man stopped arguing at work
after receiving NCR, although he had previously not heeded
numerous reprimands for his constant, ongoing squabbles with
his co-workers. One family begged their father/husband to
return for more treatments because he was so much more
pleasant around the house after NCR. A woman who had a
headache for more than twenty years found herself sexually
desiring her husband for the first time in years after NCR
rid her of the headache. NCR's improvement in the position
of the pelvis can help the quality of couples' sex lives as
well. Many children stop behaving aggressively or peevishly
after NCR enhances their brain fluids' flow. For some of the
children I treat, their behavior with their family and
schoolmates determines the frequency with which they are
brought in for treatment.
NCR is an important way of
improving behavior and relationships.
(hunchback), lordosis (swayback), scoliosis (a spiral
spine), military spine (from whiplash) and other back
Back problems are the
result of the postural pattern of the body leading to
excessive stress for the muscles and the nerves, creating
pain. Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis are postural patterns
of the spine. There is no medical treatment for postural
problems until they are so severe that surgery can be used.
Consider a whiplash
injury. It is caused by a whip-like action of the head and
neck, moving the center of the head forward (anteriorly) on
the neck. This makes the head balance differently. The
body's solution to the dilemma of holding the head up in a
stable pattern is to change the curve of the neck into a
straighter or even a reverse curve pattern. No wonder that
local treatment of the neck does not help much!
Similarly, a kyphotic,
scoliotic or lordotic spine is created from the
stabilization pattern of the head. Local treatment of these
spinal patterns is without merit. This is why there is
generally no treatment for postural problems beyond telling
someone to stand up straight. When the bones of the head are
misaligned, the only postural patterns that the nervous
system can find to support the head in a stable pattern
result in kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis or the whiplash
pattern (a very straight spine).
Only NCR can routinely
expect to make changes in kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis.
This is because the reasons for these postures are not
conditions in the spine but instead problems in the position
of bones in the skull. It sounds funny to say that scoliosis
begins in the face, but it's true!
Seizures are rarely cured
but are instead controlled. Medications are frequently used,
with phenobarbital, carbamazepine, Tegretol and Dilantin
being most prominent. There are nutritional techniques as
well: treatment of heavy metal toxicity, hypoglycemia and
allergies, following the ketogenic diet and the
administration of nutritional supplements such as vitamins
B-6, D, E, folic acid, taurine, manganese, choline, betaine,
dimethylglycine, sarcosine and selenium all having
Yet the problem of
seizures is caused by abnormal activity in the brain where
activities are controlled by neurotransmitters. Could it be
that changes in neurotransmitter levels in the affected
areas of the brain would change seizure activity? When I
first began treating persons with seizures, I had my doubts.
With the old Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) technique, I
would never know what to expect. Sometimes the patients
would have seizures on the table, and at other times their
seizure frequency and intensity would improve. But any
change in the seizure pattern was an indication that I had
it partially correct. As BNS gradually transformed into NCR,
my patients experienced only improvement. This means that
neurotransmitter levels are abnormal in persons suffering
from seizures, and NCR should become a part of treatment for
all such people.
Sinusitis? Sleep apnea?
Snoring? Breathing and sinus disorders?
The technique that I first
learned using endonasal balloons is called bilateral nasal
specific (BNS). The primary intention of the doctors using
BNS is to improve breathing and sinus function. (It was only
Dr. Stober, my mentor, who realized that there were other
treatment objectives for the endonasal balloons.)
When NCR is performed, the
endonasal balloon is inflated in one of the two nasal
breathing passages one to four times each treatment. The
nasal breathing passages (the two areas that begin with the
nostrils and end in the throat) are made bigger with NCR
(and BNS too). This improves nasal breathing function. As
the interlocking bones of the head shift, movement continues
throughout the skull until the pressures between the bones
are equalized. With BNS, sometimes nasal breathing
improvements would last, and at other times treatment would
be repeated indefinitely. With NCR, most widening of the
nasal airways initially created by the endonasal balloon can
be retained. NCR enables a person to breathe easily though
When a person snores, the
noisy inhalation and exhalation of air through the mouth
creates the noise. It is the chronically clogged or narrow
nose and its inability to breathe well that forces the need
to breathe through the mouth. When NCR opens the nasal
airway, the need for mouth breathing is diminished. This
diminishes snoring too.
Many people with sleep
apnea have terrible problems with the nasal airway. For
them, NCR dramatically improves the severity of their sleep
apnea. There is less improvement with NCR for the person
with sleep apnea whose tongue falls into the throat,
blocking the passage of air down the throat.
Only some of the bones of
the cranium have sinuses. The sinuses are caves inside the
bones of the head. In some ways, the sinuses of the head are
like bathtubs. Bathtubs fill with water and drain through a
hole in the lowest part of the tub. When there is a problem
with the drain, or if the bathtub is tilted the wrong way,
the water stays in the tub. If your bathtub is full of
water, it grows scum. One way to keep the slime from growing
in the water is to dump bleach into the tub. But the
solution to the bathtub problem is to fix the problem of
drainage. The symptomatic approach is to control the scum in
the water with bleach.
Similarly, each sinus has
a small opening, which is usually the lowest area of the
floor of the cave. From that opening a small drainage tube
leads into the nasal breathing passage. With sinusitis, the
drainage area of the sinus is not found in the lowest
position. The bones of the head have been pushed into a
slight tilt. This prevents complete drainage of the mucus
normally manufactured by the mucous membranes of the sinus.
If an infective microorganism gets into the area, the mucus
is a wonderful breeding area for infection. But the body can
kill disease only where the blood stream can touch. The
center of a sinus chamber is not part of the bloodstream.
Only the walls, floor and ceiling of the sinus are in direct
contact with the bloodstream and all its antibodies. When
the sinus doesn't drain, the body is capable of only
controlling the growth of the microorganism, not killing it
off. This is why many sinus infections are chronic: the body
can't kill them. The common solution is to use antibacterial
substances. Some people use synthetic antibiotics; others
use colloidal silver or herbs. Either way, the symptom the
bacteria is being treated, not the cause the position of the
We were not designed to
have sinus problems! Our original blueprints did not include
sinusitis as an option. As the body optimizes with NCR, the
position of the bones housing the sinuses improves, so the
sinuses drain better, and the body is able to kill off the
original culture of the infection. With NCR, sinus problems
(excessive blood clotting)? Left hemisphere paresis?
With conditions like
stroke (cerebrovascular accidents), excessive blood clotting
(thrombosis) or left hemisphere paresis, my initial impulse
is to treat the cause of the condition. Strokes create brain
damage and are caused by bursting blood vessels or excessive
blood clots blocking the arteries in the brain. So, some
strokes are caused by thrombosis. Thrombosis is improved
through regular exercise and oral administration of fish
oils and gingko. Controlling blood pressure and maintaining
strong blood vessel walls through the use of gingko prevent
the other kind of stroke. For this, flavonoids like green
tea and bilberry are my choice besides maintaining a low
animal fat, adequate protein diet with low levels of simple
carbohydrates. (Left hemisphere paresis is a stroke-like
condition of unknown origin, so I don't know how to treat
this nutritionally.) Manipulation should make no difference
in the blood's clotting activity, and I have seen no benefit
But some of the effects of
the stroke and left hemisphere paresis could be mechanical,
rather than permanent damage to the brain. In this
situation, NCR should be helpful, and it is. Persons who
have suffered strokes generally improve their brain
functions with NCR. I have never seen a patient with left
Tinnitus is a harrowing
condition to experience when it is severe. Medical treatment
is in its infancy, with competitive noise hearing aids,
experimental surgery widening the canal through the bones
surrounding the auditory nerve and the administration of
sleeping pills and tranquilizers. Changing the relative
position of the auditory nerve to its surrounding bones
sometimes successfully treats tinnitus. There are three ways
this can be accomplished:
1) The nutritional
approach is to use allergy avoidance, reduced inflammation
diet techniques, nutritional supplements and detoxification
protocols to reduce swelling of the auditory nerve, reducing
the interference with nerve function and the tinnitus.
2) Tinnitus suffering can
be alleviated with treatment of TMD. How can this be
related? It is related because the cause of TMD and some
tinnitus is the same--a great difference in the positions of
the temporal bones. This leads to pressure against the
auditory nerve, causing tinnitus, or can cause poor position
of the mandible that leads to friction in the
Temporomandibular joints (TMD). However, the dental
treatment of this situation is indirect because the dentist
has access to the teeth and they are mounted in the maxilla,
and the contact between the maxilla and temporal bones is
the sphenoid bone. NCR treats sphenoid bone position
problems more effectively than any other technique.
3) The bones of the skull
impinging the auditory nerve can create tinnitus. This is
where experimental surgery can be used. Once again, however,
this is a wonderful situation for NCR, with less risk and
expense than surgery.
I have success with half
of the tinnitus cases I treat. Sometimes the ringing in the
ears will fluctuate each day. This is not a condition whose
ultimate therapy combination has yet been found.
Tuberculosis is an
infection with Mycobacterium. This disease is on the
increase worldwide after many years of relative inactivity.
What is worse is that the newer forms of TB are antibiotic
resistant. There are studies showing some botanicals have
utility treating TB. Manipulations with NCR will probably
make no difference to a tuberculosis infection, but I have
never seen a case of TB, so I don't really know.
Vertigo and other balance
The only medical
treatments used for vertigo and balance problems are
medications like Antivert or botanicals like catnip. They
are effective only while under the influence of the drug.
And they treat only the symptom, not the cause.
Balance problems and
vertigo are situations affecting a part of the inner ears
known as the semicircular canals. They are located in the
bones just behind the visible portion of the ear. The two
semicircular canals are each comprised of three bony rings
filled with fluid, set at different positions so that at
least one of the canals has fluid movement any time the head
is moved. The brain uses the six fluid-filled canals to
determine where the ground is or at least where the pull of
gravity is coming from. The more your head moves, the more
the fluid in the inner ear moves, and the more movement the
brain is aware of.
The process of determining
balance is complex. Each movement of the head causes
movement of at least one of the semicircular canals, and the
sensors inside the affected canal(s) respond to the fluid
movement and stimulate the brain to change body
muscle-coordination patterns to react to the movement of the
My clinical observation
and experience treating people with poor balance, dizziness
and vertigo is that they generally have common structural
patterns: The position of their ears is not uniform and
symmetrical. When this happens, the brain is using two
groups of sensors placed at different angles and heights to
determine the position of the ground. Often these people are
dependent on their vision to maintain their balance because
of this asymmetry.
Consider the complications
the brain would encounter if the ears differed in position
five degrees and a centimeter (0.4 inches) in vertical
(height) position. This would mean that the signal from the
inner ears would have a five-degree/ one-centimeter
difference in the findings of where the ground is. This
would not affect much until the person was walking on
irregular terrain, walking on a beam high off the ground,
moving in the dark or standing on one leg. In these
situations, five degrees of position or one centimeter of
height can be very important. I have examined people whose
ear positions differ more than three centimeters (1.2
inches). No wonder that they are clumsy!
Imagine what it would be
like to be blindfolded and walking with two persons, one at
each ear. They are whispering walking conditions to you.
What do you do if they give you different information? Do
you pick one to believe? Do you stop and get scared? This is
the situation a person has when the ears are not positioned
symmetrically. Having your ears at different angles and
different positions on the head (implying rotation of the
temporal bones relative to one another) is a similar
experience, except that it seems normal to the sufferer;
nobody knows that this situation can be changed!
The normal result expected
with NCR is for the temporal bone positions to become more
symmetrical. As the ears become more symmetrical, balance
(and proprioception) improves.
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