I moved to Seattle in the summer of 2003 to go to Bastyr University and study medicine. I was still suffering from migraines on a sporadic basis - they could never be predicted, but came at the most inopportune times. In those first couple of months, I met a wonderful woman named Hillary Lampers who just happened to be the assistant to Dr. Dean Howell (the creator of NCR) for almost ten years. Hillary listened to my story, looked at me and said, “Well, have I got the thing for you”. She told me all about NeuroCranial Restructuring, which I had never heard of before, and she told me how it had helped her. At this point, I was so sick of these migraines and had tried so many other things that I needed very little persuasion - I set up an appointment with Dr. Howell (who happened to practice outside of Seattle) as quickly as I could. We saw each other in the fall of 2004 and I received my first NCR series. Immediately I saw that I was standing up straighter and that my feet were squarely on the ground - I felt stronger, more stable and more balanced. I also had a surplus of energy during treatment. Dr. Howell explained this was common: some people get very energetic during treatment, others get quite tired. Anyway, the months passed after that treatment, and no migraines occurred. I was ecstatic. I got more treatment because I noticed that certain things about my posture or structure were off and I wanted them optimized. Still no migraines. NCR became the motivating factor for my medical education - I wanted to bring this therapy to the people. It had such potential to alleviate so much pain. I began practicing on myself and studying in depth the mechanisms of pain. I shadowed a doctor specializing in sports medicine. My focus was on structure and pain: how to best optimize structure, how structure goes “wrong” and how to attack and eliminate the many aspects of pain. The years passed and I had a few headaches but still no migraines. Hillary became a dear friend of mine.
After graduating from Bastyr, I signed up immediately for the NCR doctors certification class given by Dr. Howell. It was an intense process and I became certified in September of 2007. Since then, I have been conducting NCR series twice monthly, eager to bring this therapy to all who need it. And I still have not had a migraine. What about you? Tell me your story.