Neuro Cranial Integration

a whole-body system of healthcaree

NCi is a whole-body system of healthcare. The procedure affects the entire spine and nervous system. Since the nervous system is the major controller of all functions of the body, and 80% of the nervous system is in the brain, all functions are improved. Achieve Health Maumee offers Maumee Neuro Cranial Integration services.

NCi Defined

Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi) is a revolutionary technique that aligns the cranial bones and brain hemispheres from the inside out, and from the top down. The re-alignment takes tension off the nervous system, releases cranial, fascial and muscle tissue fixations, and returns proper cerebrospinal fluid flow throughout the spine and entire body.

When pressure is taken off the brain, it can do its job more efficiently and allow the body to function at a higher level.

How NCi is Different From Other Techniques 

NCi is different from other chiropractic cranial techniques because it reaches deeper into the cranium and the muscles, dura matter, and tissue behind it, providing a profound release and balancing effect. It is often followed by a healing rush of blood, oxygen, cerebrospinal fluid and neurological activity… which is why most people find it exhilarating.

The Neuro Cranial Integration procedure lasts only two to three minutes and does not includes any of the normal chiropractic jerking, “popping” or “cracking.” Instead, it feels like a profound stretch inside the back of the head.

Specific conditions, diseases or symptoms are not treated. Instead, the treatment addresses the body’s top mastermind organ, the brain, and everything it connects to.

About Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi)

Neuro Cranial Integration Gently Unleashes Your Brain’s Healing Power®. NCi takes tension out of the nervous system, gently aligns your cranial bones and balances the brain from the inside out – restoring proper cerebrospinal fluid flow throughout the spine and entire body. It relaxes and restores the optimal functioning of your nervous system.

Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi) restores optimal signal transmission and function to the brain and nerves. With optimal signal transfers, the body is able to restore balance and achieve health on all levels – structural, physical, mental and emotional. It is often stated that NCi “Triggers the Body’s Reset Button” or releasing natural healing ability of the body.

How long does NCi treatment last and how it feels?

The Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi) procedure lasts only two to three minutes. It does not involve any traditional chiropractic adjustment. Instead, it feels like a deep stretch inside the neck and base of the scull. Most patients feel immediate “release” and a sense of “good change.” The technique is very safe and gentle. It can be performed on infants and geriatrics. Note: many cranial misalignment problems occur at birth, so early corrections can be very beneficial to achieve better health.

How does treating the brain affect the rest of the body

Neuro Cranial Integration takes tension out of the nervous system, aligns cranial bones and balances brain from the inside out, restoring proper cerebrospinal fluid flow throughout the spine and entire body.

There is a constant mobility of cranial bones influencing movement of intracranial and intraspinal membranes creating rhythmic flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This process facilitates exchange of nutrients and waste products throughout the central nervous system and all cells of the body. Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi) technique assists in resetting the rhythmic flow that often gets compromised due to number physiological factors.

“…the nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of the body and relates it to its environment…” – Gray’s Anatomy

One might ask what specific conditions, diseases or symptoms are treated with Neuro Cranial Integration. NCi does not treat any disease. Instead, NCi technique addresses the body’s “mastermind organ, the brain, and everything it connects to.

“If you are trying to restore your health, doesn’t it make more sense to start at the place where everything else is regulated — the brain? Your brain regulates every one of your body’s functions to the minute detail… without exception. No lasting healing can take place until the brain is balanced and functioning optimally.”  – Craig Ross, DC

How does the brain affect my back pain?

While a major portion of the nervous system is protected by the skull and spinal column, the brain and spinal cord are protected by a tough protective membrane, called Dura Matter (translated from Latin as “tough mother”). This protective membrane separates the hemispheres of the brain and separates the brain from the cerebellum.  It extends down the spine protecting the spinal cord. The Dura Matter is attached to the inner skull, the first two cervical vertebrae and at the sacrum (tailbone).

Research demonstrates that the alignment of cranial and spinal bones follows the alignment of the Dura Mater. When the alignment of Dura Matter is distorted, it causes an uneven pull on the skull, the upper cervical spine and tailbone causing a torqueing/twisting of the spinal column.  This makes for a storm for neck/back pain.  Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi) technique helps to realign the Dura Matter, thus releasing tension in the spinal regions and easing back pain.

Clinically, when NCi is integrated into the care plan, we see an accelerated response to treatment, along with the patient “holding” their adjustments longer so that you don’t have to be treated as often