NeuroCranial Restructuring® UK

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About me


I am priviledged to be able say that I am the first fully certified NCR® therapist in the UK. I have been personally trained by the developer of NCR®, Dr Dean Howell ND at the NCR® Research Institute in San Diego, California. Dr Howell granted me permission to practice NCR® after I satisfactorarily completed both his theory and practical training.


I possess a naturally bright and curious mind and am drawn to complex puzzles and have a instinctive desire to find solutions. I don't intuitively accept things on face value, I question everything, sometimes to my detriment but oftentimes to my gain. If someone told me to turn right at the end of a corridor I would instinctively want to turn left because I would want to know what was there! I like to figure things out for myself. I have been a life long student of human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, anthropology and quantum physics all with a view to improving human health. It is an honor to have been trained in this remarkable technique and I am humbled to be able to stand on the shoulders of the giant figures of medicine that preceded me and be able to work with patients in achieving their health goals.


I originally came to NCR® as a patient. I was unfortunately a victim of poor extraction retraction orthodontics as a teenager. This so called treatment left me with straight teeth but a crooked head, TMJ dysfunction, neck and low back pain and a very poor level of health and well being. I had previously been a promising high school athlete and grade A student. Because of my pain patterns and poor energy levels I had to temporarily give up my sports and drop out of law school in order to concentrate on my health issues. I had exhausted conventional treatments for my symptoms and concluded that they were no more than palliative and embarked on an arduous and difficult journey into alternative and complimentary healing modalities in a search for answers. Thankfully I was supported by my family and I was blessed with a tenacious spirit and intelligence that facilitated my quest for optimium health.


I pursued many avenues on my journey from nutritional therapy, detoxification, functional orthodontics and orthopaedics, osteopathic medicine, physiotherapy and homeopathy. All these therapies were part of solving the puzzle but not until I discovered NCR® did I finally begin to regain my health. I instictively knew that my issues were cranial in origin as a direct result of the extraction retraction orthodontics but other cranial therapies had offered little or no relief. On discovering NCR® I knew immediately that this would be a significant part of my healing.


It is over 7 years since I had my first NCR® series with Dr Howell. I have had many more series since and I continue to get regular treatment as I continue to move out of pain and dysfunction into optimum health. Am I still sick and in pain? No. I am more functional, fitter and healthier than I have ever been in my life. Am I perfect? No, I am still working on it! It has become my hobby and my life's passion. Health really is wealth and in todays world it is imperative that we look after ourselves and make good, informed choices about health care. There is a lot of misinformation out there, especially from people we expect to get the truth from. Unfortunately our healthcare system is reactionary and not preventative and is profit driven, not patient driven. There is currently a shifting of the public conciousness surrounding health. We no longer accept that "doctor knows best", often they don't. The informed patient demands therapies that deliver results routinely and wants practitioners and therapists that are willing to work with them and go the extra mile in order to help them achieve their goals.


I always say the same thing to patients. I look them in the eye and tell them I know how it feels to be sick and in pain, it is miserable. I know how it feels to be completely let down by the conventional medical establishment. I know how it feels to learn that a treatment you believed in from a practitioner you trusted to be wrong and damaging to your body. I know how difficult it is to find solutions to your problems and I know how it feels to be anxious and nervous about you first NCR® treatment. I know because I have been there myself.


I most definitely do not have all the answers. No one does. But I am determined to keep flipping rocks until I discover the truth. This has become the driving force to my life, it is my passion and I would be humbled if I could be a small part of your health journey.


Yours in good health,


Ian Hedley