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What is Cranial Facial Release?

Advanced Endo-Nasal Cranial Technique

Cranial Facial Release (CFR) is an advanced endo-nasal cranial technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders.

Understanding How CFR Works

To understand how CFR works, it is important to realize that the skull is not one solid bone. It is made up of 22 individual bones that actually move every time you breathe - or at least they’re supposed to.

The Objective of CFR Technique

The objective of CFR technique is to mobilize the bones in the face and cranium and to open up the breathing passageways with the purpose of mobilizing the cranial bones and facilitating normal cranial function.

How This Technique Is Performed

CFR technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose (the naso pharynx) then quickly inflating them to mobilize the bones of the face and cranium. It feels very similar to the sensation experienced when jumping into a swimming pool and having water shoot up your nose. The whole procedure takes about 2 to 3 seconds and consists of a series of 4 treatments over a 7-10 day period.

Treating the Cause, Not the Symptom

Symptoms are usually a sign of dysfunction in the body. If symptoms are "masked" for long enough without addressing the cause of the problem, this “long-term dysfunction" leads to a breakdown in the system, which eventually gives rise to disease. Most people who come in for CFR treatment are often last resort patients who have tried everything else first. CFR often succeeds where other forms of conventional treatment have failed.

Conditions That Respond Favorably to CFR Treatment

  • Breathing Disorders
  • Sinus Conditions
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Head Trauma
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Tinnitus Vertigo Seizures
  • Strokes
  • Insomnia
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Hearing Impairments

There are very few doctors who are certified in CFR Technique. Dr. Kevin McLaughlin is the only certified CFR doctor in the Triangle area. CFR Doctors are required to undergo extensive postgraduate training to become qualified in this specialized procedure. CFR Doctors are cranial adjusting experts.

It is important to note that CFR

It is important to note that CFR is not directed at the treatment of any one specific disease or disorder. Its primary objective is to mobilize the cranial bones, unlock cranial fixations, open the breathing passageways, facilitate cerebral spinal fluid flow, increase vascular flow to and venous drainage from the cranium, and optimize brain function. This often improves symptoms related to various structural and neurological disorders.