Nasal Release Technique is a unique structural technique that adjusts the bones of the skull. It was developed by Dr. J. R. Stober of Portland. A small balloon is gently inserted into each of the six nasal passages (three on each side), then with a hand pump the balloon is expanded. The balloon inflation presses outward against the bones lining the nasal passages and adjusts the sutures of the skull, particularly the sphenoid. This ultimately relieves the forces that have gone into the skull by releasing any impactions in the cranial sutures.
Other names for this technique include Endonasal Technique, Cranial Facial Release, Nasal Cranial Release, Bilateral Nasal Specific Technique, Functional Cranial Release, and Neurocranial ReStructuring Nasal Specific Technique.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A TREATMENT?
Nasal Release Technique is performed using a finger cot (a small balloon) affixed to a blood pressure bulb. The finger cot is lubricated using nasal saline, then inserted in between the nasal turbinates. The blood pressure bulb inflates the cot, which expands inside the nasal passage. The opposite nostril is lightly compressed to prevent air from escaping. Then the finger cot is gently inflated, making its way into the nasopharynx, causing it to widen. The finger cot is inserted into the lower portion of the nose on both sides, then the middle portion, then the upper portion. It is then repeated in the lower portion to balance the procedure. So, in total there are 8 inflations in the nose per treatment.
The procedure can be uncomfortable but is usually not painful. Many times, clicks and pops are felt in the bones of the head and many report a sense of relief after their first treatment. There is a strict protocol which gradually increases the amounts of pressure which we use over the sequence of treatments.
WHEN IS NRT INDICATED?
- Concussion or head injuries
- Headaches, head pressure, migraines, etc.
- Low energy, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue
- Muscle spasms, neck and shoulder pain
- Poor concentration and focus
- Sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, other breathing and sinus disorders
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- TMJ issues (mouth, head and jaw pains)
- Whiplash Syndrome