Seasonal allergies are coming into full effect as we head into spring; pollen begins to proliferate and grass allergies start peaking, which along with regular mold and dust allergies can trigger a lot of discomfort in children and adults. Most allergic reactions are due to your immune system interpreting a typically harmless substance as a dangerous pathogen, sparking a series of defensive reactions like sneezing, wheezing, swelling, and itching. While there are over-the-counter or prescription pharmaceuticals to treat allergies, side effects like dizziness and headaches can be uncomfortable. Chiropractic care provides an alternative treatment that is noninvasive and requires no medication. By aligning the body and optimizing its natural immune system, chiropractic techniques like Cranial Facial Release can help relieve allergies in children and adults without resorting to pharmaceuticals and their unpleasant side effects. 

What Is Cranial Facial Release (CFR)?

Cranial Facial Release, or CFR, is a type of chiropractic technique that can help treat different structural and neurological disorders, including seasonal allergies. Through improving the cranial system, CFR can enhance cranial respiratory function and get rid of annoying allergic reactions like sneezing, puffiness, loss of smell, and runny nose. During CFR, tiny balloons are inserted into the nasopharynx and rapidly inflated to optimize the mobility of cranial bones. If you don’t want to be dependent on pharmaceuticals, or have exhausted every other treatment in the book, then you may want to try this completely holistic treatment that optimizes many areas of your health and bodily function.

How CFR Can Help Alleviate Allergic Rhinitis Or Hay Fever

Some ways Cranial Facial Release- especially when used in conjunction with other types of regular chiropractic care- can help with allergic rhinitis or hay fever (the two most common problems with seasonal allergies) include:

  • De-stressing the central nervous system by re-aligning the cranial bones and body, thus rebalancing an over enthusiastic immune response
  • Relieving neck or shoulder tension, allowing sinuses to open up and thus reducing sinus pressure and discomfort
  • Lowing inflammation through encouraging the movement of lymphatic fluid through the cranial system 
  • Boosting your immune system by keeping your body in alignment

The CFR technique helps to facilitate normal respiratory function and improves cranial function through inducing mobility in the cranial system while simultaneously unlocking the cranial fixations by primarily targeting the sphenoid bone. Obviously, if your general respiratory function is working better, your uncomfortable allergy-related sneezing and wheezing will improve. Think of it as a type of massage for your overstressed respiratory system and sinuses!

Other Conditions CFR Can Treat

Cranial Facial release doesn’t just treat allergy symptoms- it offers a safe and quick treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Breathing disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Migraine
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Vertigo 
  • Facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy)
  • Facial pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizures
  • TMJ disorder
  • Other neurological disorders

Contact Us Today

A relaxing Cranial Facial Release session with an experienced chiropractor can reduce your body’s overactive response to pollen significantly and reduce the severity of your symptoms. Don’t wait and suffer in silence- call Coastal Chiropractic and schedule an appointment with Dr. Gene Perkins to start breathing better today!