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Organ Functioning

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 Bruxism (grinding)

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 can be factors. 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 new head shape is rarely
desirable, so NCR can help to remedy the problems created by bruxism
and dental stress by reshaping the head.

By the way, 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

Osteoporosis is a multifaceted disease characterized by excessive bone loss. There are nutritional, lifestyle, hormonal and mechanical factors that affect its progress. Most osteoporosis 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 is advised.

Cells in the bone also 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 the 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 stronger bone.

Parkinson's Disease and Tremors

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:

1) Drooling

2) A mask-like, unemotional appearance of the face,

3) A flexed (tightly hunched) body posture with muscle tightness throughout the
body,

4) A limitation of movement generally, including a difficult, shuffling gait when
walking,

5) Difficulty standing or with beginning movement (resembling a frozen sort of
paralysis) and

6) Visual perception that makes entering doorways and enclosed spaces difficult.

The medical treatment model is to increase the level of seratonin throughout the
brain. Although this is not a cure, it can usually control the severity if tremors.
However, the movement and perceptual difficulties do not seemed to be helped
with medication. Additionally, the problem for some patients are the side effects of
the medication.

Clinical experience with Parkinson's disease through NCR is encouraging.
Generally there is 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, less of that has been seen.

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
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 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

NCR can be a very promising treatment currently available for Parkinson's
disease.

Phobias

P
hobias are a type of anxiety. 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.

Clinical experience with phobic patients indicates that NCR treatments make them
better. The treatment model explains why 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
cerebrospinal fluid.

NCR, then, is a way to cure the phobias instead of attempting to change behavior
through counseling and conditioning.

Poor Concentration and Focus

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, however NCR work on both myself and others has given me a new
outlook.

The explanation is the same one used for leaning 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 in the brain.

Relationship Difficulties

Cranial manipulation can improve your relationships!? This sounds silly; however, some individuals seem not to get along with anybody, finding something in all 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 allergies, so they just don't feel good.

After undergoing NCR treatment, people start to feel better. Their brains function
better, too. They are more tolerant and communicate better with their family and
co-workers. One wife begged her husband to return for more treatments because
he was so much more pleasant around the house after NCR.

The improvement in the position of the pelvis through NCR 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 treated, 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.

Sciatica, Kyphosis (hunchback), Lordosis (swayback), Scoliosis (a spiral spine), Military Spine (from whiplash) and other back problems

Back problems are the result of the postural pattern of the body leading to excessive stress on the muscles and the nerves, creating pain. Kyphosism, lordosis and
scoliosis are postural patterns of the spine. There is no conventional medical treatment for postural problems, with the exception of surgical intervention.

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 (hunchback condition), scoliotic (spiral-shaped spine) or lordotic (swayback) spine is created from the stabilization pattern of the HEAD. Local treatment of these spinal patterns is often only temporary. 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

The problem of seizures is caused by abnormal activity in the brain where these
activities are controlled by neurotransmitters. Could it be that changes in
neurotransmitter levels in the affected areas of the brain could change seizure
activity?

Please refer to the sections on anxiety and depression to understand the
neurotransmitter activity in the brain.

NCR should become a part of treatment for all those that suffer with seizures.

Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Chronic Sinus Problems

When NCR is performed, an 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.

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 NCR, most widening of the nasal airways initially
created by the endonasal balloon can be retained. NCR enables a person to
breathe easily through the nose.

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 force the need to breathe through the mouth. When
NCR opens the nasal airway, the need for mouth breathing is diminished. This
diminishes snoring, too, sometimes INSTANTLY!

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 problem is to fix the problem of DRAINAGE. The
symptomatic approach is to control the scum in the water with bleach. (Drugs).

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
bloodstream can touch. The center of a sinus chamber is not part of the
bloodstream. Only the walls, floor and ceiling of the sinuses 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 sinus.

We were not designed to have sinus problems!! Our original blueprints did not
include sinusitis as an option. As the skull 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 STOP.

Strokes

Strokes create brain damage and are caused by bursting blood vessels or
excessive blood clots blocking the arteries in the brain. Manipulation should make
no difference in the blood's clotting activity, and there will most likely be no benefit
from NCR from this standpoint. But some of the effects of the stroke 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.

Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears)

Tinnitus is a very disruptive condition, especially if it is severe.

The bones of the skull impinging the auditory nerve can create tinnitus, especially
the sphenoid and temporal bones. Once again, this is a wonderful situation for
NCR, with less risk and expense than surgery.

Clinically, about 50% of tinnitus cases respond well to NCR treatment. Sometimes
the ringing in the ears will fluctuate each day. This is not a condition whose
ultimate therapy combination has yet been found.

Vertigo and other Balance Problems

Dramatic and exciting results in treating these conditions through NCR, from 12-year olds to senior citizens have been seen.

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
brain.

People with poor balance, dizziness and vertigo 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.

Imagine what it would be like to be blindfolded and walking with two persons, one
at each ear. They are whispering "walking directions" 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, and for the balance (proprioception) to improve. This
is the ultimate treatment of choice for people with balance, dizziness and vertigo
problems.

This section courtesy of Dr. Odmark

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