Episode #: 112
Show: National 9
Airdates: Jan - June 2002
(see Programming Schedule for specific airtimes)

New Medical Technology Advances Healing Techniques

NeuroCranial Restructuring is a new treatment for painful conditions like sinusitis, migraines, low back pain, and other medical conditions. Manipulation of the skull allows a person's body to return gradually to its original and optimal design, promoting natural well-being.


NeuroCranial Restructuring

Anchor desk:


How many times have you gone to a doctor with a
painful condition like sinusitis, migraines, or low
back pain, subjected to a host of expensive screening
tests and then put on different trials of medication,
only to have minimal if any relief from your pain?


You know, Lynette, conventional medicine can help many
people who suffer from a variety of illnesses, or
ailments, but there are medical conditions that do not
always resolve with standard or conventional medical
treatments. And our reporter, Norm McBride, is
here to tell us about NeuroCranial Restructuring, a
dynamic approach to treating these conditions.


(location - doctor's office)

In traditional NATURAL medicine, physicians guide
patients in hygienic living by the use of pure food,
water, exercise and deep breathing. They also treat
infections with herbs, nutritional deficiencies with
vitamins and minerals, and detoxify patients exposed
to metals, chemicals and other toxins. Patients
receiving PHYSICAL medicine, including massage,
physical therapy, and osteopathic or chiropractic
spinal manipulations, are often disappointed with
short- term relief of symptoms, rather than long term

Patient testimonial:

(In examination room - Can use excerpt from Karen
Jensen testimonial - black tape tape)

Q #1 - What brought you in for NeuroCranial
Q #2 - How long have you, or had you suffered with
this problem?
Q #3 - What other therapies or treatments did you try
before NCR?
Q #4 - How did you find out about NCR?
Q #5 - Were you willing at this point to try anything
for relief?
Q #6 - Were you pleased with your results from NCR?

"I had suffered from this condition for several
years. I tried everything from traditional medical
therapies to standard alternative treatments with
little if any resolution of my pain. When I heard
about this therapy from my (friend, doctor, etc.) I
was willing to try anything that would give me some
relief. I never expected to have this kind of
positive response.")

Off-camera narration:

(Graphics of the actual mechanism of treatment -
internal to the skull)

NeuroCranial restructuring represents the next medical
leap in healing techniques. It offers a manipulation
process that unwinds the body, and allows it to
gradually return to its original and optimal design.
Your doctor will analyze the patterns of balance and
determine what areas of your skull need to be
"unlocked." This process of unlocking allows a
release of actual tension and moves the bony parts of
your skull - and consequently the whole skeletal
system - back to the body's most stable and
symmetrical position.

Dr. Howell:

Q #1: What are the 3 components essential to health?
Q #2: Will a healthy change in lifestyle necessarily
impact the body's mechanical functions?
Q #3 - Does a person sometimes need actual structural
repairs in order to heal?
Q #4 - How does NCR specifically address the needed
structural changes and what does this ultimately

"Good structure, healthy lifestyle and freedom from toxicity
are the necessary components of good health. A
healthier change in your lifestyle will positively
impact your body's mechanical operation, but probably
not enough to make significant improvements in the
structure. On the other hand, a poor lifestyle will
make the body's structure deteriorate more rapidly. A
person's body often needs structural repairs in order
to fully heal. NeuroCranial Restructuring, or NCR as
I call it, does just that. It works on both the
nervous and musculo-skeletal systems and can help a
number of diverse conditions because it DOES optimize
the functioning of the brain and the body."

Norm: ( Dr. Howell in the background
assessing patient)

Dr. Howell has revolutionized the world of natural
medicine by perfecting the ultimate cranial and
muskulo-skeletal therapy known as NeuroCranial
Restructuring. Since 1982 he has been optimizing this
technique and his success has now led him to create
certification programs for physicians and other allied
health professionals so that this therapy can be
accessible to patients all across the nation.

Voice over:

(footage from Hilary's demo of NCR treatment
by Dr. Howell)

During an initial session, your doctor will examine
you and test you body for balance related patterns.
Only certain specific areas of your body need to be
treated during each therapy session. After using some
specialized massage techniques, and placing you in a
special position, endonasal balloons are inserted
through your nostril and into the top of your throat.
The doctor then squeezes the bulb, inflating the
balloon, which expands the skull and releases specific
joints in the head. The ultimate goal is to shift a
small but powerful bone in the center of the skull
called the sphenoid bone, which will in turn release
the connective tissue and permit further structural
change. A series of 4 treatments each lasting 30
minutes is recommended for the first series. Most
individuals benefit from three to six series of

Patient testimonial: (Cindy Lovejoy)

Q #1 - Why did you come for the NCR treatment?
Q #2 - Did the doctor explain the purpose of NCR to
you during your first visit?
Q #3 - Were the balloons uncomfortable during the
treatment - was it painful?
Q #4 - Did you have any unexpected symptoms after the
Q #5 - Was your condition immediately impacted by the
first treatment?
Q #6 - How long has it been since your condition had
responded to any therapy prior to NCR?
Q #7 - Did you look forward to the next treatments
after your initial response?

I came to my Dr. suffering from severe migraines. He
explained the purpose of NCR and
he explained the steps of the procedure. The balloons
were uncomfortable but not unbearable. After the
treatment I felt somewhat lightheaded. I then
realized that some of the pain in my head
had diminished. I hadn't felt this kind of relief in
years. I actually looked forward to the next 3
treatments and the subsequent cycles that were

Voice over: (Show a series of different areas of the
body and the actual NCR being performed)

What Makes NCR different from all other therapies? It
is the currently the only physical medicine technique
that routinely expects to produce rapid, permanent and
cumulative changes to the skull, spine, pelvis and
nervous system. The use of balance testing insures
the precise targeting of the treatment and the
assurance of continual improvement to your system's
overall performance. Treatments therefore provide
essentially permanent healing. Osteopathic or
Cranial-sacral therapy are the most common or standard
forms of cranial treatment, using pressure from the
outside of the skull to attempt to balance the
distribution of spinal fluid. NCR takes these
concepts of therapy a step further by focusing on
moving the sphenoid bone to improve overall structural
stability and symmetry of the skull. After treatment,
over time, the skull and spine will continue to move
into their natural intended and most stable positions.

Contributing doctor stand up: (sitting in his office)
- (Ross Hauser, MD from black tape inserted
here with sound bites)

Q #1 - Can you name a series of conditions that NCR
can impact?
Q #2 - What are some of the negative side effects that
a patient may experience after NCR?
Q #3 - Is NCR a localized form of therapy or something
else? What then, might you find in patients, as a
result of its generalized applications?
Q #4 - Can this therapy impact things like balance,
emotions, muscle tension, breathing?
Q #5 - How can it affect one's facial appearance?

"I have found NCR a valuable therapeutic
approach to a number of conditions including:
Down's Syndrome
Acute and chronic ear infections
Visual problems
Muscular dystrophy
Back Problems
Breathing and sinus disorders, including snoring

After the procedure, there can be some short term,
negative side effects including lightheadedness,
aching in the jaw or skull, runny nose, nosebleed,
eye tearing.

On the other hand, because NCR is a generalized
treatment rather than a specific target treatment,
patients may find themselves more energetic,
clear-headed, happy, athletically inclined. They may
also experience better nasal breathing, better
balance, decreased muscle tension, decreased emotional
tension and of course less pain, regardless of their
initial presenting complaint. Facial shape has been
known to change and become more symmetrical."

Q #1 - What was your initial complaint when you came
for NCR?
Q #2 - What were your unexpected, and surprising
positive side effects from the therapy?

Dr. John Trowbridge MD or Dean Odmark, D.C. or another
medical practitioner

(Sitting in his office study. Can be pointing to
before and after photos on computer screen)

Q #1 - How does a patient's face change - even
coincidentally- As NCR treatment progresses?
Q #2 - How may the nose, eyes, even jaw line of the
person be affected?
Q #3 - Is this usually well received by the patient?
Q #4 - Does looking better have health benefits for
the patient?
Q #5 - Can NCR be combined with other treatments or
medical therapies?

"You know, one of the most profound
outcomes from NeuroCranial restructuring is that
facial skin may now fit properly, with the lines and
wrinkles of the face decreasing. The nose and eyes of
the patient may appear straightened, and the jaw line
more centered. As you can well imagine this is a
well- received "side effect" of the treatment. And of
course, with looking better, the patient also feels
better. Also remember that this therapy can be
combined or used in conjunction with other more
traditional therapies."


If you are looking for a technique that optimizes the
functioning of the brain and body as well as an
approach that treats the source of many conditions,
NCR may be that treatment. And since it offers
cumulative benefits, as well as almost immediate pain
reduction, NCR can contribute to prolonged and
balanced health. As always, do consult with your own
personal physician before embarking on any new
treatment plan. This is Norm McBride for Business World
News. Now back to you, Lynette.


This sounds like the next generation of natural
therapies. I am truly impressed, especially with the
changes in the faces and the postures of the patients.


I agree. And it certainly beats surgery or long- term
medication. If you (the viewer) are interested in
further information, go online to www.ncr.med or write
to :

P.O. Box 448
Tonasket, WA 98855 for an information packet.

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