What is it?
Nasal Specific Therapy – Overview
First developed in the 1930’s, this technique has many names including Nasal Specific Technique, Cranial Facial Release, Endonasal Technique and Neurocranial Restructuring. It involves gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull, primarily a bone called the sphenoid. A small balloon is precisely inserted into the nasal passages where it is then gently inflated. This pressure adjusts the sutures of the skull, creating more space within the cranium. Manipulating the cranial bones in this manner helps restore the brain’s ability to oxygenate itself by improving airflow into the upper cranial passages and can help restore the natural rhythm and flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain. The shift in the cranial bones also helps drain trapped fluid from the sinuses in cases of chronic sinusitis. Dr. Drew Illman often utilizes a variety of complimentary techniques and modalities to assist the process which include acupressure, dry needling, supplemental oxygen and specific nutritional supplementation.
Patients experience anywhere from mild discomfort to immediate pain relief when having the procedure done. Though the visit is scheduled for 20 minutes, the actual procedure lasts only a few minutes. A treatment series of at least 6 visits over three weeks is required to see optimal results.
Dr. Drew Illman is one of only a handful of practitioners in the world who specializes in this remarkable treatment. He has been practicing it for over 10 years, with hundreds of successful cases.