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Cranial Restructuring / Update: got my skull mapped out and we were right!
« Last post by MeltedFace on October 10, 2017, 07:02:07 pm »
Hey! Okay, it was a two hour long appointment and amazing. The dentist is not Orthotropic based, and does practice traditional, but does understand many important issues regarding palette, airway, and teeth - hence the first patient appointment is two hours long (no cleaning!)

We (forum here and elsewhere) theorized that I:

- Have asymmetry

- Narrow palette

Those are both pretty correct! My skull's airway is narrowed at the front and not too much at the back (zooming into tissue and seeing it is bizarre!)

My palette width is 31.25"

The skull? My entire skull is asymmetrical... it looks a little twisted and happened only in past five years.

When I told this dentist about my procedures (removed k-9, wisdom extraction, braces full for 4.5 years) a look of pity and sighing came out - he knew it wasn't the course he probably would have taken...

We are focusing on oral health, and happily my recession actually improved! I use the Bass toothbrush and oil from Orawelness - it's a clove mix with other things...

He's concerned to widen my palette with a device, because as he's said I've had "a lot of modification"... but he understands.

Afer hearing Dr. Mew on the Q&A, I'm more motivated than ever to just keep pushing up (just keep pushing, just keep pushing) and get a "chewie" - because I do have TMJ, spinal problems, headaches, etc...

He does think maybe it isn't Wild to wonder if my asymmetry is shifting the entire rest of the body - because NO one knows why at my age I've got spinal problems (Degenerative Disc Disease and Bulging Disc) without any accident ever occurring....

Just wanted to give you an update. If you live in Oregon / Washington the dentists name is Dr. Blodgett 🙂
You've done a great job!
Cranial Restructuring / Re: Mike Mew did it. 27yof change before and after
« Last post by Michael Scott on October 08, 2017, 03:18:14 am »
I'm doing a bunch of things - sagittal spaces are going really well, palate widening is f.slow and only really tipping the molars out (but creating space nonetheless), and wearing a Delaire faceframe at night. I am 99% sure these forces will not move my maxilla forward. It is only to prevent the molars moving backwards due to the sagittal opening screws.
Cranial Restructuring / Re: New information related to face-pulling
« Last post by TheNo0n3 on October 06, 2017, 03:18:17 pm »
Something I was really sure of is that massaging the facial muscles and those close to it is gonna help a lot. There is this japanese method, which involves massaging the muscles to change the face shape, make it shorter or narrower.  I still stay behind my believe, but I think other factors might also be involved in the process like NCR for example(although I still dont know what NCR exactly does and affects). There was this user which posted her progress and she had significantly lifted her maxilla, like a lot, like the thing you would achieve with a belt by relaxing the muscles and doing NCR. I try to massage frequently, but TMD doesnt let you relax that much, and stiffness comes back fast, so I cant really say how much of improvement relaxing the muscles can be, but I think it should help a lot.
Cranial Restructuring / Re: Guide To Self NCR and Face Pulling Anyone???
« Last post by Parsa73 on October 04, 2017, 10:01:00 pm »
Can u also please send me the PDF?
Cranial Restructuring / Re: Face pulling with towel?
« Last post by Progress on September 29, 2017, 02:10:23 pm »
Yeah that seems reasonable.  From my own experiences, I suspect that what you refer to as a tension-free state, is in practice the ability to position the body in a way that supports postural equilibrium. In other words, either standing up straight and tall as a fully self-supporting monolith resting against its own weight, or sitting on a damn good chair. Proper lotus pose is probably intended to achieve the same thing.

To me succesfully getting the posterior tongue as far up there as it can go soothes the nervous system in a way that is simultaneously calming and mildly energisizing. I don't reach this position every day, but every time I do it has happened after taking half an hour to find and forcefully tense and warm up all the necessary musculature required to reach close to 100% symmetrical and self-balanced posture (which does feel incredible). And that's temporary only. The next morning I'm stiff again and I have to repeat the process over. It gets easier over time.

To answer OP's question: it may be hard to achieve the state of relaxation Tyler is talking about while having to bite on anything. Proper upper spine posture is easy to achieve with the hockey helmet decive, because the forces generated by it are countered by the same muscles that are required to hold the spine straight.

 Anyhow, I would advice you to practice getting your whole core into your conscious control until you're able to "inhale"/compress the whole torso (stomach, back, chest, tongue, neck) inward towards the lungs and the spine, resulting in a very stable and fluid posture.  It's essential that you learn to do this. Because without the tongue being able to use the spine and the palate as a leverage for anchoring itself deep into the open space beyond your soft palate, the resting position of the tongue isn't able provide enough static pressure to achieve change.

Cranial Restructuring / Re: Face pulling with towel?
« Last post by Tyler on September 25, 2017, 02:34:41 am »
After my recent experience, I think that the most important part is that the body is in a state of relaxation, with calm nerves and a general easement of inner tension. Then I think it does not matter how gentle force is applied, because the body will accept it then.

Strong force when there is tension in the body appears to not work, no matter what method is used. It appears strongly to me that it has to be gentle force while the body is sufficiently free of tension.

Then it appears to me that it can just be the thumbs gently pulling up and outward and it will work, because what appears to me to be important is only that the body and nervous system are in a state of calmness and relaxation.
Cranial Restructuring / Re: New information related to face-pulling
« Last post by QuantumLookMaxer on September 23, 2017, 03:34:26 pm »
Progress, that's interesting, I was experiencing the same thing once I started sleeping on a flat back. However, after experiencing this for months, it really started to become a problem for me.

I believe it's because our tongue is falling into the back of our throats, therefore blocking our airway and causing a mild apnea event, which triggers a sympathetic (not parasympathetic) response from our nervous system. If we had more tongue space this probably wouldn't occur.

I stopped sleeping on a flat back, and am now using a pillow. I find that I sleep better now. Once I correct my structure using an appliance with the guidance of an orthotropist, or possibly DNA/Homeoblock practitioner I will likely revert back to pillowless sleeping.
Cranial Restructuring / Mike Mew AMA/Live Q&A Session
« Last post by TheGreatWork on September 23, 2017, 02:59:36 pm »

Please put whatever comments or ideas you would like to have curated and sent to the doctor there. It'll be forwarded in ~3 days, post as many questions as you may have

Cranial Restructuring / Face pulling with towel?
« Last post by Brosem1987 on September 22, 2017, 06:29:02 pm »
I'm wondering if the towel method is efficient?

It would seem to be a good way to get started due to it's simplicity, all you need is a towel, no braces and hockey helmet with rubber bands.

What are the tips and suggestions for Face pulling with a towel.
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