Cranial Facial Release

Cranial Facial Release

Cranial facial release (CFR) is a technique that is used to help with a variety of neurological or structural disorders. Patients who have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions may be good candidates for CFR.

  • Seizures

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Breathing Disorders

  • Sinusitis

  • Migraines

  • Vertigo

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Snoring

CFR works by inserting small balloons inside of the nasal cavity and quickly inflating them. This technique is designed to unlock cranial fixations or induce mobility in the cranial systems.

How it Works

First, it is important to understand that our skulls are not made of a single solid bone — especially the bones that surround our breathing passageways. These bones are designed to move as we breathe to allow for an increased amount of air to enter our lungs. When these bones don’t move normally, they can cause a variety of issues related to breathing or even our neurological functions.

The CFR process is designed to free the bones and allow them to begin moving again which restores normal function and can reduce issues that patients are experiencing.


The actual process of CFR may vary so you should discuss options with your medical professional. However, many patients will find that treatment takes place on four days scheduled within a seven to the ten-day period while the actual process of inflating the balloons takes less than three seconds.

Many patients report that the procedure feels like having water shot up your nose, but don’t report that there is any pain. CFR is a procedure that does not require an overnight stay in the hospital or long-term observation.

CFR Patients

CFR patients have typically tried many different options to help relieve the effects of their condition. CFR has been shown to not only improve many of the conditions listed above but is also very cost-effective, especially when compared to the cost of potential surgeries and recovery time.

There is no typical patient when it comes to CFR treatment. In fact, CFR has been successfully practiced on patients of all ages. Seniors are often treated for many of their conditions that may be associated with advanced age. While on the other end of the spectrum, CFR has been used to help infants who are experiencing a wide range of their own issues. As well as adults and teenagers who have also seen a reduction in the effects of many of the previously listed conditions with CFR treatment.

Amazing Successes

Dr. Stober, one of the pioneers of CFR utilized this technique in order to help children with Down’s Syndrome. One of the children that he helped was David Jones. Mr. Jones was treated with the BNS (Bilateral Nasal Specific) method of CFR. His care began in his childhood and continued when he was a young man. David attributes his treatments to an increase in cognitive ability. This allowed him to live independently and attend college. While attending college, he earned not just one, but two degrees. He felt so strongly about the benefits of this technique that he continued to educate others about its use.

Gaining Success

The CFR method increased in popularity when it was featured in the E-Channel and Celebrity News Magazine. Since then, more patients have started asking about and for this treatment.


If you have any questions about this procedure, please call and schedule an appointment to speak with your chiropractor today. They have specific and specialized training on how to perform the procedure and will be able to determine if the issues that you are experiencing are likely to be helped by the CFR technique. Many patients have already experienced success with this technique, so why not see if you can be next?