NeuroCranial Restructuring is a unique treatment. The concept underlying NCR is the need to create stability in the body so that the body doesn’t revert to the alignment pattern the body had prior to the day’s treatment. We begin with bodywork, first facing down, working on the head, neck, back, legs, and hips. Then onto your back and further bodywork on the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and legs. None of this will feel much different than many other forms of bodywork. Close attention will be spent on aligning the bones of your head and face. Your symmetry is essential for your best central nervous system’s function. With the basic treatment, we fit treatment into a 30-minute schedule. We certainly can go longer, but then our fees increase and our work becomes deeper and more intense—becoming Body Electronics and Howelling. Body Electronics involves the choice of a treatment spot on the body to drain pent-up static electrical charge through. Then Rebecca mentally connects with the point (taking up to 90 minutes for the linkage to occur). Static electric charge then courses from you, through Rebecca into the ground. For her, this feels like sticking her finger into a light bulb socket that is turned on. Literally a shocking feeling. She remains attached to this point until the electricity completely discharges. This usually takes an hour or two, but she has had points take up to 5 hours. We prefer to schedule Body Electronics at the end of our workday so that the treatment can run to completion. For most of our members, the Body Electronics doesn’t usually hurt. It may feel a little electrical, but not painful. Howelling is the ultra-deep bodywork that focuses on the connective tissues of the muscles, tendons, and bones. It is performed deeply on very small areas, moving along a millimeter at a time. For example, when a muscle is pulled or torn, its tendon attaches to the bone via the periosteum, a tough, fibrous sheet that covers the bone (ideally) like wallpaper. After an injury, the periosteum becomes lumpy like wallpaper hung badly. The muscle performs wrong until it's periosteum is repaired. That requires Howelling for a long enough time for the lumps and bumps in the tendon to be smoothed out (a millimeter at a time). Usually a one- or two-hour Howelling session is sufficient for the day and is enough to make you howl (bad pun). Each day’s treatment with all of these methods is completed with a sphenoid bone manipulation that is accomplished with an endonasal balloon insertion and inflation. We will perform this procedure (which provides long-lasting, whole body structural stabilization) on everybody we see. Without this step, the treatment will become like most physical medicine treatments, gradually wearing off with the body reverting to its pre-treatment alignment pattern. After performing this treatment for forty years, we can say that the NCR endonasal manipulation is very safe. Babies as young as two hours and elderly people in their late 90s have had great successes with these treatments. Usually we have one or two endonasal balloon insertions and inflations daily. Inside each nostril is its entrance, known as the vestibule, This is where your fingertip can fit. Then your finger stops going in deeper because there are three, small, plate-like bones known as concha or turbinate bones. This creates four meatuses ( “hallways”) that lead into the throat. The lower three passageways in each nostril will be used to manipulate the skull. We take a small inflating bulb with latex tissue finger cots attached with string, lubricate the balloon and insert it through one of the meatuses into the top of the throat. People report that the balloon insertion is like getting a feather up the nose. Then, when you are holding a full breath of air, we will inflate the finger cot by squeezing the bulb while holding the face carefully. The inflation is explosive, often with cracking or popping sounds. The balloon builds up pressure until it can push its way through the bottleneck of the turbinate bones and pops one or more head joints, rather like cracking your finger knuckles. The primary bone that we focus on moving is the sphenoid bone. It reaches from temple to temple and makes up part of both eye sockets, its main body is behind your nose, and its processes (like legs) reach down to your hard palate. When we move your sphenoid, then, we can change the shape of your eye sockets (changing the way your eyes appear), the tilt of your mouth, the angle of your head, the position of your cheekbones, and/or the shape of your nose. When the shape of the head changes, then the alignment of your neck bones must change (since the primary job of the neck is to support the skull). The changes of the body will trigger long-term improvements in the postural pattern. This sounds great, but what does the balloon insertion and inflation feel like? (It just sounds so scary to many people.) Have you ever jumped into a swimming pool and gotten water up your nose? This is how 80% of people describe this experience. Generally, the most difficult treatments are the first few times because your head is in its worst alignment now, prior to beginning treatment. These treatments are accumulative, so you get over some of your old injuries with every treatment. And, if the NCR stabilization has worked properly, you won’t return (revert) to your old alignment pattern and posture. Another treatment that will frequently be recommended for your during an NCR session is a coccygeal adjustment. The coccyx or tailbone is the final extension of your spine. It is a five-segmented bone that attaches to the bottom of your sacrum (the five-segmented, triangular bone in the back of your pelvis). When you slip and fall on your bottom you usually displace this bone. You can also have it changed by hard spankings or accidents and falls. So what? Actually, this is a big deal. A short anatomy lesson: you have fibers surrounding your brain that resembles fibrous box tape. They surround the brain and cover the spinal cord. The spinal cord ends at the level of your navel, and then turns into fibrous ropes that lead into the pelvis. The longest of these meningeal fibers runs from your brain to the end of your tailbone. When you have a coccygeal injury, and if your tailbone is now crooked, then the fibers at the coccygeal end are pulling on the fibers because of the bone malposition. What is pulled upon? Your brain is pulled towards your butt. We have had people report that their faces feel different from moving their tailbones. Others have felt a relief of head pressure and sometimes postural patterns change. So it is important! Yet who fixes the misaligned coccyx? We do! How is this accomplished? Very carefully (another bad joke). We use a gloved, lubricated index finger and insert it through your anus into the posterior side of your rectum. This is where we can feel the misalignment of your tailbone. We use the finger to push, pull, and smooth the coccyx and sacrum bones into a better alignment. This takes from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. People generally find the tailbone adjustment to be preferable to the endonasal balloon. Most report that it is only a pressure, and is not much different than pooping. A few people have found it uncomfortable until their rectal muscles relax. The primary problem is the concept or stigma of having their anus exposed and treated. We hope you can accept this! We always need to follow a coccygeal adjustment (by the end of the day’s treatment) with the finishing endonasal balloon.