is Cranial Facial Release?
or Cranial Facial Release
is an advanced
in the treatment
It is a specialized
form of cranial
by the osteopaths
in the early
CFR was developed
by Dr. Adam J. Del Torto, DC and is an
of BNS and NCR techniques,
but is much
invasive. The objective
of CFR technique
is to induce
in the cranial
bone - with
in the nose
them to mobilize
2 to 3 seconds,
and it consists
of 4-5 treatments
over a seven
Patients who seek CFR treatment are usually people who have been through the medical gamut and are looking for an alternative non-drug/non-surgical approach to wellness! Most of these people have suffered a great deal, and they are tired of being sick and drug-dependent. CFR has worked where conventional forms of treatment have failed.
of Treatable Conditions
how CFR works,
it is important
to know that
is NOT one
It is made
up of 22
It is more
of a flexion/extension
type of movement,
its own specific
and to your
In the hierarchy
of the human
This is because
(see the What
Is Chiropractic? section).
on the brain.
of the nervous
disease processes start out as functional disorders - long
term dysfunction eventually gives rise to disease. Our contention
is that the majority of functional disorders in the body
are either neurological or endocrine (hormonal-glandular)
nature, or both. These two systems comprise the complete
control centers for the entire human body. The sphenoid bone
is the primary structural component of this neuro-endocrine
system. The Pituitary gland which is the "master gland",
sits right on top of the sphenoid bone in a little saddle
called the "sella tursica". Proper respiratory
motion of the sphenoid bone is necessary for normal pituitary
- hypothalamus function, as well as being responsible for
the cranial meningeal system to pump cerebral spinal fluid
throughout the brain and spinal cord. An aberration at this
level has adverse somatic (musculo-skeletal) and visceral
(organs) effects throughout the entire body, and recent research
has shown this to be the root cause of many human diseases.
Aberrations of the cranial system are very common, and some of the different causes of cranial dysfunction may surprise you. Things like excessive force during the birth process causing cranial and/or cervical trauma, the use of forceps or suction extraction during delivery, innocent bumps on the head or face, conventional orthodontic procedures (i.e. braces), drug use, whiplash injuries, severe head trauma, etc. Cranial aberrations can be easily detected through CFR testing procedures, but there are cursory exams you can do at home - using a mirror, see if you can detect any facial asymmetries - such as one ear lobe being lower than the other, or one eye higher or wider than the other. Look for nostril asymmetries and nose deviations, or notice if your jaw is centered properly. Also see if it opens straight, or does it deviate to one side or the other when you open your mouth. All of these are indications of cranial problems which could eventually give rise to functional disorders and degenerative changes in your body.
Dr. Adam is one of only a handful of doctors in the U.S. who was certified by Dr. Howell in 1998 in NCR techique, and through his clinicial experence has developed a more advanced form of endo-nasal treatment. He combines his CFR technique with some of the old NCR protocols, plus incorporates other conventional cranial techniques as taught by Dr. Major Dejarnette, Dr. Marc Pick, DC, and Dr. John Upledger, D.O., to achieve dramatic healing results with his patients. This combination of cranial therapys is often used in conjunction with chiropractic care, nutritional therapy, and Acuscope/Myopulse treatment for total body healing.
cost of the
is $875 for
treatments after that.
over a six
According to Dr. Adam, "There are very few conditions that do not respond favorably to this unique treatment protocol. Best of all, there are no side effects - the worst you can do is get better!"
730 N. Mariposa St.
more information on CFR / NCR treatment, visit www.nasalspecific.com