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Nasal Release Technique
Our body is in constant search for balance. When a concussion, birth trauma or other possible head injuries occur, the bones of the skull are impacted by force. When the skull is not in proper alignment, the rest of the body will attempt to compensate by changing the way we move. This can create poor posture, breathing difficulties, chronic pain, and even depression. Nasal Release Technique places the bones in better alignment which optimizes the neurotransmitter activity throughout the central nervous system.
Nasal Release Technique is a powerful physical technique used to adjust the bones of the skull. Developed by Dr. J. R. Stober of Portland, OR, in the 1930s, the procedure uses a small finger cot affixed to an inflatable device which is inserted into the nasal passages. The balloon inflation presses outward against the bones lining the breathing 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.
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Nasal Release Technique is performed using a finger cot affixed to a blood pressure bulb. The finger cot is lubricated, then placed between the nasal turbinates (those bones situated along the side wall of the nose). The blood pressure bulb inflates the cot which expands gently inside the nasal passage. The opposite nostril is lightly compressed to prevent air from escaping. The patient takes a deep breath and holds it; 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.
The process is not usually painful because only one inflation in the passageways is performed the first time. When this is tolerated, more inflations are indicated. With the procedure, pressure is felt in the nose and inside the head. Many times clicks and pops are felt in the bones of the head similar to what you might hear in chiropractic treatments.
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