Testimonials Tagged With "Improving The Quality Of Life"
As a result of a childhood head injury, Ali was suffering from a severely curved spine which resulted in breathing difficulty and chronic pain.
Ali has not only recovered body alignment to the point of being pain free most of the time, but also has an easier time with walking/movement and can breathe more easily from her nostrils, resulting in better sleep.
In Ali's Words:
I had a 47-degree curve in my spine, from a head injury as a child resulting in pretty constant pain and difficulty breathing. I've spent my life addressing this pain with chiropractic, yoga, and massage but always felt that I had to keep it up or I would back slide. NCR changed my life. I am pain free most of the time, can take long walks without my pelvis hurting and the body work Dr Lampers does to accompany the NCR is extraordinarily helpful. I can breath easily from both nostrils and sleep so much better than before. Dr Lampers is kind and gentle, and was fabulous at leading me through my fears of this therapy. I believe she was put here to help people, and the medium she has chosen is perfect for her. I have never felt better and for this I am deeply grateful!
Chronic Pain, Migraine Headaches
Although Andi suffered from chronic pain due to a car accident, she'd always experienced migraine headaches, and chronic sinusitis as a result of childhood trauma.
Andi is enjoying greatly improved breathing and sleep, as well as complete freedom from chronic hip and back pain and headaches.
In Andi's Words:
Dr. Lampers and Neuro-Cranial Medicine saved my life. I could barely walk or sit or sleep. The pain was diagnosed as "Chronic Pain" from a previous car accident. Plus I have always suffered from migraine headaches, chronic sinus problems as a result of head trauma from falls during my childhood. My balance was impaired and my quality of life was non-existent. I was sleep deprived and depressed.
I can now breathe better, my chronic hip and back pain are gone, my headaches are improved, and I can sleep through the night without tossing and turning. Dr. Lampers is my angel. The procedure is amazing, easy and energizing as well as non-chemical.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety
In addition to injuries sustained in a car accident that resulted in degraded posture, Ben was also experiencing symptoms of anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Ben's treatment resulted in overall physical improvements in body alignment and energy, but more dramatic for him is the complete absence of compulsive obsession, an increase in calmness/peacefulness, mental focus, and even confidence.
In Ben's Words:
I found out about NCR after a car accident when I was 17, but I didn't have the money, support, and transportation to get treated. I had hoped it would slightly reduce my OCD symptoms, my general anxiety and nervousness, would improve my posture, and any improvement to my face would be welcomed. I finally decided to see Dr. Hillary Lampers, and it was by far the best decision I've ever made - far better than LASIK eye surgery, which dramatically improved my vision. NCR improved the entire quality of life and gave me my sanity back.
a) I no longer obsess about everything or try to fix things compulsively (like constantly pushing thoughts out of my head, which would sometimes keep me up entire nights). In fact, I don't obsess anymore at all.
b) I feel MUCH calmer, even peaceful, and I relax when I would normally become bored, restless and anxious.
c) My thoughts are more focused; I have an easier time concentrating.
d) My confidence level is much higher; I basically feel more in touch with people and life.
a) My posture looks and feels much better than it used to, and this is something almost all of my friends have noticed.
b) I used to go to sleep every night with mild to moderate upper back pain due to my hunchback posture - the pain is all but completely eliminated.
c) My shoulders are rolled back which allows them to fully move - their movement was restricted during swimming, weight lifting and other activities.
d) I'm more muscular now and I've worked out less; my chest seems to have gotten wider (possibly due to my improved posture).
e) The bones in my skull are significantly less deformed and abnormally shaped (the top of my skull used to bulge out quite a lot), my face is wider, rounded and more symmetrical; my nose is straightened; my ears are up higher on my skull; my face isn't as long.
Needless to say, I'll be going back for a second session! This technique is highly underrated, and understated by even the NCR doctors themselves, and not nearly mainstream enough. It should be a crime against humanity that this procedure isn't known throughout every hospital in the world. It's THAT good!
Facial Pain, Migraine Headaches
Dr. Hillary's Condition:
Due to head mal-adjustment as "forceps baby", several car accidents and slowly degenerating misalignments, my headaches and head pressure grew unbearable - even with chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage and daily pain medication.
My head pressure was relieved after just three sessions with my mentor - Dr. Dean Howell, ND. Since then and through multiple treatments, my face has completely changed to a more attractive and usable symmetry, my posture is better, and I no longer require expensive orthotics. Oh - did I mention that I became a Naturopathic Doctor because of NCR? :)
In Dr. Hillary's Words:
I suffered with head pressure for most of my life. I was a forceps baby, my teeth grew in crooked with an over/under bite, and after a few car accidents here and there, and my head pressure became a daily challenge. As a child, doctors would tell my mother my headaches were just part of growing, or even "imagined".As I became an adult, each week I would need chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture treatments, massage, and daily pain medications to keep my head pressure at bay. (Sound familiar?) The first picture is of me at age 17, 6 years before I found NCR. Note I don't smile, my teeth were not straight.
In 1996 I met Dr Dean Howell ND while I was a massage therapist. I consulted with him and decided that I needed NCR. After my very first treatment I was free of head pressure for the first night in many years. After finishing my four-day session, I knew that NCR was going to change my life. My head pressure was fully relieved after 3 sessions, and shortly there after I went to work with Dr Howell as his first personal assistant.
From 1997-2002 I worked on thousands of patients with Dr Howell, performing the specialized pre-treatment massage that Dr Howell trained me in, and assisted each patient through their treatments.
Through NCR my face has completely changed shape, my cheekbones are higher, my head is wider, my bite is wider allowing more space for my teeth, and my nasal bridge is straighter. I have improved posture and I no longer have to wear expensive orthotics in my shoes to support my feet. I did have an upper palette appliance that straightened my upper teeth without braces, thuse allowing the shape of my face to change even more, as you can see in the second picture, which is me just over 20 years older than the first picture.
Today I am a Naturopathic Doctor because of NCR- I have seen it change the lives of thousands of children, adults, families, and communities, giving new hope to many, who, like me, were felt they would never be helped.
I hope I am can help you experience the great benefits that I have!
Dr Hillary Lampers, NCR Certified Practitioner
Hedy was experiencing sinus pain to the degree that she was considering surgery.
Not only did Hedy's breathing greatly improve, but she also experience better vision, posture and more mental clarity.
In Hedy's Words:
A week before I was scheduled to have sinus surgery, I was extremely ill and had to cancel the surgery. I believe that my sickness was a blessing in disguise because it led me to have NCR instead. I expected to be able to breath better after the treatments (which I immediately could), but never expected to relieve all the other benefits. My eyes felt more open, my thinking was cleared, my posture improved, I felt like I was back to myself. It had never occurred to me how the physical structure of the body could impact so much of my health. I can't even explain how happy I am that I flew all the way across the country to take a chance on this procedure because I really believe it changed my life!
Chronic Sinusitis, Migraine Headaches
Jeff had suffered from chonic sinusitis and head pressure for years, but his condition was worsening before his treatment - including frequent headaches.
Not only did Jeff's energy return after being able to breathe more easily, resulting in better sleep, but his balance greatly improved - an important skill required to compensate for his blindness.
In Jeff's Words:
I've been suffering from head pressure and sinus problems for years, but had just gotten use to it. The pressure in my sinuses and throughout my head was constant and I was able to just ignore it, but occasionally it kept me from enjoying life as much as I wanted. For the last several months my problems had worsened. I was experiencing more frequent headaches, and my sinuses were so stuffed. I had become a mouth breather. The mouth breathing made it so I wasn't getting enough oxygen, waking up with a soar throat most nights, not being able to smell anything, and the least of my problems, but a bother... constant chapped lips.
After just the first of my four treatments I saw surprising changes. I was able to breathe through my nose again, thus stopping the constant mouth breathing, and my sense of smell had come back. Another thing I must share is that I'm blind and have very little feeling in my feet, thus my balance has been less than perfect for years, but on the second day when I returned for my second treatment, Dr. Hillary pointed out to me that my balance had improved, and after my forth treatment it has markedly improved. Although I originally went to See Dr. Hillary because of my head pressure and sinus issues, which are both no longer a problem, I received more benefits than I realized I would.
When you see my before and after pictures you'll see how that just after four treatments in four days so much has improved. I have more energy, and the adjusting of my skull has somehow given me a sense of well being which had been lacking for a while... I'm even happier than I usually am, and I was a pretty upbeat person to begin with; even my friends have noticed a difference.
I thank my friend for introducing me to Dr. Hillary, and I especially thank Dr. Hillary for changing my life. I wouldn't have ever thought that my life, and body structure could be changed so dramatically after just four days, but the proof is in how I feel, and for anyone reading this, it can be seen in my before and after pictures!
Facial Pain, Migraine Headaches
Kathy's facial pain, sinus pressure, headaches and tightness of neck and shoulders was so severe that her dentist told her she had temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and would need oral surgery.
After the first session, Kathy experienced almost complete relief from all of her symptoms and was able to sleep for the first time in months. Continued treatment has completely eliminated her facial pain and pressure, and has greatly increased her overall vitality and health.
In Kathy's Words:
I found Dr. Lampers on the Internet. I was having severe facial pain, pressure and headaches not to mention my neck and shoulders were so tight they felt like bricks. I was told by my dentist that I had TMJ and should have oral surgery. I was thinking there has to be something else. So I started searching the Internet for TMJ, and through some links found Dr. Lampers. I made an appointment.
In the meantime I read everything I could about NCR. I wanted so much for this to work, I was desperate for some relief and didn't want to have surgery or take pain pills. I explained to my mom what I was about to do and asked her to join me through the process as an observer. We both went to orientation and listened as Dr Lampers explained everything. What she said all made complete sense.
My experience with Dr Lampers and NCR has been far better than I ever expected. Within the first session my symptoms were almost gone. The pain and pressure in my head was gone and my neck and shoulders loosened up. I slept for the first time in months.
I have had 3 sessions with Dr Lamers in the last 2 years, and I feel great! I no longer have pain and pressure in my face, I rarely have a headache, the TMJ is practically gone, and I sleep great. I want to Thank you!!!! Dr. Lampers, your NCR process has changed my life for the better. I truly don't know where I would be if I had not have found you.
Kim suffered from scoliosis, lack of mobility and a feeling of overall physical compression.
Kim's pain has been eliminated, and her mobility and alignment have greatly improved.
In Kim's Words:
I went to see Dr. Lampers for my scoliosis. I have had 5 treatment sessions with her and it's amazing how much better I feel. I have more mobility, don't have the pain that I did before, and can even express my feelings more freely. It was as if I was smashed down in a box and now have been released! I know in my heart, Jesus has given Dr Lampers this gift of helping people. I'm so grateful that Dr. Lampers has come into my life, and I look forward to having more NCR sessions!
Facial Pain, Migraine Headaches
Kimberly came into treatment suffering from severe chronic head pain and compression that had caused her blinding migraine headaches for years.
Kimberly's first treatment resulted in a profound shift in her vitality - releasing her from decades of sudden migraine pain. Subsequent treatments have completely eliminated her symptoms.
In Kimberly's Words:
I sat in her treatment room averting my eyes from the white grid on the wall with uniform black squares wreaking havoc on my eyes. Dr. Hillary stated she could not describe for me what I would experience for everyone was different. For the same reason, she could not promise release from the stabbing pain of migraines that had plagued me for the past quarter century. Migraines that crippled me with pain up to six-days a week - sent me home from work when a cookie offered at lunch-break unexpectedly contained artificial sweetener and blind-sided me with pain 20-minutes later; kept me in bed on Saturday mornings when my family went out to play; caused me to medicate and then grin-and-bear-it through a dinner date to not miss a rare opportunity to be alone with my spouse.
Medical doctors had offered all the pain relief medications at their disposal and thereby greatly reduced the intensity and duration. Chiropractors had worked for years to alleviate the chronic tension in my neck and spine and decrease frequency. An Acupuncture Doctor worked diligently without notable improvement. A Naturopath ran tests and discovered hormonal imbalances which, when treated, also reduced frequency to a couple of episodes a week that I was successfully medicating away to continue daily functioning. But the source of the stabbing pain behind my right eye continued to elude everyone.
During orientation, the previous week, Hillary showed me a picture of the bone in the center of my skull she would be adjusting. I stopped her as I spotted, what appeared to me to be, the back of my eye-socket and asked, "Is it possible you will somehow relieve the pressure HERE with what you are proposing?" She watched me recoil from the sliver of sunlight coming through the window and change seats before she reiterated that she could make no promises but that would be the hope.
That glimmer of hope is what I coupled with my desperation and carried into that first appointment for what proved to be an adjustment of a lifetime. A whole load of courage is what I added for the following three days to submit myself to trust this peaceful, compassionate and competent woman to continue the work we had started together.
I spent nearly two-days in shock after my first treatment where my skull broke loose from decades of tension. Somehow this tiny lady had used a little balloon to generate the pressure of what, to me, felt like the cleat of a 250-pound soccer player slowly grinding his heal into the side of my face until my skull gave way. Yet, in that moment, excruciating as it was, I knew I was profoundly changed - for the light no longer caused me to cringe. The exposed bulb in the simplest of lamps no longer held the power of Kryptonite to bring me to my knees in fear of another migraine.
The glimmer of hope grew to the beginnings of a dream for what the second forty-years of my life might look like without chronic pain. Thank you, Hillary, for sharing your gift of healing with me.
Chronic Illness, Hypothyroid^ Hashimoto's Thyroid, Immunity , Stress
Slow Thyroid function as a result of Autoimmune condition and stress.
Balanced Thyroid and stress response
In Sarah's Words:
Dry eyes, bloating, anxiety attacks, asthma attacks, or hot flashes
are common symptoms felt by many people at some point in their lives. Often we think of these as being related to stress. Dr. Katy's patient "Sarah" had a number of life events that were causing her quite a bit of stress with an increase in symptoms. She had always dealt well with stress in the past, but this was a little different. Labs were showing that Sarah's TSH was low, meaning her thyroid was overworking and she was becoming hyperthyroid. Medication to suppress her thyroid was recommended by her MD. Sarah wanted to avoid medication and came to Dr. Katy to discuss alternative options.
Dr. Katy and Sarah used a combination of herbs to help calm her thyroid while avoiding the side effects associated with the recommended medication. They did follow up testing and found that the issues with Sarah's thyroid were due to an autoimmune condition. This autoimmune condition is one where her own immune system attacks the thyroid. Often times, immune dysfunction can be because of an imbalance of the immune cells. Rebalancing the immune system with herbs to function normally. After 1 month of these treatments, the thyroid normalized and Dr. Katy and Sarah saw the TSH and thyroid hormones return to values within the normal range. Previously the antibodies were so high that is was not possible to get an accurate measure. The antibodies are down to almost normal levels after 6 months of treatment. There are no more
dry eyes, bloating, anxiety attacks, asthma attacks, or hot flashes and Sarah is feeling great. All of this was accomplished with a few supplements, herbs, and diet changes.
Scoliosis, Chronic Sinusitis, Depression
Shana was unable to breath through her nose - a condition known as "chronic sinusitis" - and had been suffering other conditions such as scoliosis for around 20 years. She had exhausted all healing possibilities with the exception of surgery when she scheduled an NCR appointment with Dr. Hillary.
After the first treatment, Shana was able to immediately breathe through one nostril. After the second treatment, she was able to breathe through both nostrils. She also had significant improvements in her facial features, posture/height, gait, and bite alignment.
In Shana's Words:
I originally came to see Dr. Lampers because I was unable to breath through my nose. I had exhausted all healing possibilities with the exception of surgery when I was referred to Dr. Hillary. The results were life changing. I immediately was able to breathe through one nostril which was such a gift after years of not being able to breathe through either nostril. In addition, I felt like the best version of myself. I felt happier, calmer, more at peace.
I continued with a second treatment because I got such relief and healing from the first one. After the second treatment I was able to breath through BOTH nostrils!! I almost cried from happiness of feeling breath through my nose! I also could smell for the first time in three years! Everything smelled so incredible... even my daughter’s dirty diapers!
Physically, however, is where I was able to see the results. My face was softer, prettier even. Gone was what my daughter called “Mean Mommy”; the clenched jaw and slanted eyebrows. My bite changed. My gait changed. I began to grow taller at 37! The scoliosis I had suffered from for over 20 years was unwinding!
I have had three treatments with Dr. Hillary and couldn’t be happier with the results. My original goal of breathing through my nose: met. That was enough. As a bonus, however, I have grown one whole inch (yeah!), my posture is AMAZING (I love my butt and my tummy pooch is gone) and I look 10 years younger!
The results from NCR encompass comprehensive healing of the entire body. I not only feel amazing but I can see the results every time I look in the mirror. Thank you so much Dr. Hillary!!!
Chronic Pain, Head Injury, Neck Pain, Scoliosis
Yvonne came to Dr. Hillary suffering chronic head, neck and shoulder pain from lifetime injuries - hitting her head as a child on the ice, a fall from a horse, etc - as well as repetitive stress injuries from her work as a court reporter.
After just her second session, Yvonne noticed that her debilitating lifetime pain was completely gone. Her completion of the initial treatment and an investment in three years of on-going NCR treatments, have kept her competitive at work and left her with more energy to travel.
In Yvonne's Words:
I feel I was a perfect candidate for NCR.
I started off in life with a 15% scoliosis. I also took a bad fall at 10 and 21, but seemed to be fine as I was pretty physically active. At 37, I started court reporting, which is very intense, but very sedentary. I started going through several things; tennis elbow, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica in hip, TMJ, neck and shoulder blade pain. Then in February 2007, I had a car accident and had to have surgery on my left foot. After a year long ordeal with surgery, I had a cast, boot, and physical therapy. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. It put my body so out of whack I couldn't correct it anymore with chiropractic or massage. By December I was taking three Aleve 3x a day, so in January I decided to try NCR with Dr Lampers.
On the first day my neck, shoulders, back, and hips, were all very sensitive to touch. I was in real pain. When I came back the second day I was still sore all over but after the procedure, when I walked out, I couldn't believe it, I had absolutely no pain, none! It is still amazing to me how fast it worked. I really know that this straightened out my structure and took the pressure off of all my muscles trying to pull it back into place. I did a couple follow-ups just to make sure it stayed in place.
It is now two and a half years later and I still have no pain, can do my job, and my mental attitude is better. For anyone who has had a history like mine, I would definitely recommend this procedure.
Ali Head Injury
Andi Chronic Pain, Migraine Headaches
Ben Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety
Dr. Hillary Facial Pain, Migraine Headaches
Hedy Chronic Sinusitis
Jeff Chronic Sinusitis, Migraine Headaches
Kathy Facial Pain, Migraine Headaches
Kimberly Facial Pain, Migraine Headaches
Sarah Chronic Illness, Hypothyroid^ Hashimoto's Thyroid, Immunity , Stress
Shana Scoliosis, Chronic Sinusitis, Depression
Yvonne Chronic Pain, Head Injury, Neck Pain, Scoliosis