NCR-Frequently Asked Questions
The bad side effects of NCR are all short term. Typical reactions that may occur after treatment include light-headedness, headache, runny and stuffy nose, fever, nosebleed, tearfulness and flashbacks of past events.
The only bad long-term effect is the possible temporary reoccurrence of pain symptoms. Even though this is unpleasant, this is not a bad sign for the body. It is just a movement of the skeleton that is parallel to a position that the body had in the past. With continued treatment, these situations have always reversed.
Many people seek NCR treatment because of a specific complaint, like headaches, sleep apnea or back pain. But NCR cannot be focused towards a specific complaint but is instead a generalized treatment that corrects the causes of many symptoms. People report that they feel more energetic, happy, athletic, clear-headed, smart, creative and (of course) beautiful. After undergoing NCR, people have better nasal breathing, smoother action of the TMJ, better posture, improved vision, better balance, decreased muscle tension, decreased emotional tension and less pain.
The feelings of clearness, calmness and happiness are part of the normal state of the mind. People should always feel this way. When structures of the skull are not in their ideal positions, mechanical tension is found in the meningeal tissues. The brain has subtle pressures exerted on it by the malpositioned bones. These tensions and poor bone alignments cause the emotions perceived by the nervous system to be less than ideal. A person may feel grouchy, confused, anxious or other undesirable feelings. When the structures are optimized and the mechanical tensions are released, the functions of the nervous system are improved, and the normal emotional states ensue.
NCR is a method of optimizing (or simplifying) bodily structures. With it we remove the mechanical changes that trauma has inflicted on the body. As treatment progresses, the bones move closer and closer to the alignment pattern they were designed and formed to be in. For most people this means that their faces become more oval. For everyone, the structures become more symmetrical.
How do vitamins and minerals flow after treatment? Might I need to change my supplement dosages? Why?
Vitamin and mineral levels will not change from NCR treatment. However, because of the changes in nervous system functions, your supplement dosage levels may need to be different from before NCR. Remember that the utilization of all nutrients in the body is governed by the nervous system. Anything that changes functioning of the nervous system will change the body's requirements for nutrients.
It is rare to have strange or uncomfortable reactions between sequences. When you do have these occur, it is an indication that your system has continued to move and change, and your structural state now requires further treatment. Unless you have an NCR-trained doctor or massage therapist available, you should see nobody else.
It is very common to get a runny noise after NCR. There are two reasons for this: The sinuses are squeezed, causing them to dump their contents (of mucus), and the irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose cause watering of the eyes and increased manufacture of watery mucus. This reaction usually stops within two hours. Many people with chronic sinus problems look forward to a runny nose because this is a way to decrease their sinus pressure.
Nosebleeds can occur anytime the mucous membranes inside the nose are split or torn. This is especially common (about one of four patients) during the first treatment series of NCR when the skull structure is very tight. The movement of the skull at this time is more sudden (or brittle) than normal, and the mucous membranes split rather than stretch when the balloon inflates. As treatment continues, there is more elasticity in the skull structures, so that the mucous membranes have a chance to stretch rather than tear. Then bleeding does not occur.
Persons who have a history of nosebleeds find that the frequency and intensity of their nosebleeds diminish or stop after some NCR.
The teeth are mounted in the bones of the head. NCR treatment releases the joints of the head so that the stored-up mechanical tension in the connective tissues of the skull, spine and pelvis (meninges, etc.) can be released. This release of tension is especially felt as movement of the bones of the skull. As the palate and jaw shift, the teeth move too. This can make the teeth ache, pulsate or tingle.
The feet (and their arches) hold up the body. With NCR, as the structures begin to optimize, the weight distribution patterns of the body change. With this simplification of structure, the job of the feet (holding the body up) becomes easier. Less complicated foot shapes are required. The feet change shape, then, because of the change in their functional requirements.