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Nasal Release Technique (NRT)

Nasal Release Technique (NRT) is a natural, hands-on method of releasing the body’s innate ability to heal and regenerate itself. Developed by Dr. J. R. Stober of Portland, Oregon, NRT works to restore proper function to the nervous system and proper balance to the structure of the body.

This technique can have positive effects on an array of conditions ranging from aches and pains to lack of energy and an inability to concentrate. This approach also may help improve overall health and wellness.

How Is the Technique Performed?

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Nasal Release Technique is performed utilizing a finger cot attached to a blood pressure bulb. The finger cot is lubricated, then placed in between the nasal turbinates. The blood pressure bulb inflates the cot, which enlarges inside the nasal passage. The opposite nostril is gently constricted to prevent air from escaping. The patient then takes a deep breath and holds it.

Next, the finger cot is gently inflated, working its way into the nasopharynx, causing it to expand. The finger cot is inserted into the bottom portion of the nose on both sides, followed by the middle portion, then the upper portion. It is then repeated in the lower part to balance the procedure.

If you have any of the following, you may benefit from this therapy:

  • Concussion and other head injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Loss of smell
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue
  • Muscle spasms, neck and shoulder pain
  • Nasal obstruction or blockage
  • Poor concentration and focus
  • PTSD

  • Sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring or other breathing and sinus disorders
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TMJ (mouth, head and jaw discomfort)
  • Vertigo and other balance problems
  • Whiplash

Does it hurt to get Nasal Release Technique?

This method should not be uncomfortable for the patient. That’s because only one inflation in the passageways is performed the first time. When this is tolerated, more inflations are administered. With this method, pressure is felt inside the nose and the head. Often, clicks and pops are felt in the cranial bones.

Is there anyone who shouldn't have it?

Those who are taking anticoagulant medications or have bleeding disorders may not be suitable candidates for NRT. If you’ve had prior nasal or facial bone surgery, especially with modification of the turbinates, you shouldn’t have this procedure.

If you have a history of asthma you should bring your inhaler as at least one case involving the initiation of an asthma attack was reported.

Your doctor will perform an extensive medical history check before performing this procedure and will refrain from doing so if any contraindications are present.

Are there any associated side effects?

Epistaxis, or nose bleed, can result from NRT. You also may experience tenderness in the nasal passages and mild soreness of the gums. Some people may get a headache after treatment, though this occurs infrequently. Temporary throat irritation as a result of increased drainage from the sinuses also may occur.

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