Cranial Facial Release

Randy Alvarez

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Aug 31, 2017  (Click to see full video)

CFR Articles, Video & Misc.

​What is Cranial Facial Release?

Cranial Facial Release, or "CFR" is an advanced endo-nasal cranial technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders. The objective of CFR is to induce mobility in the cranial system (specifically the sphenoid bone) with the purpose of facilitating normal cranial respiratory function. The technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose (specifically the naso pharynx) then quickly inflating them to mobilize the cranial bones.

CFR Seminars are 3-day intensive seminars covering basic CFR "balloon adjusting" procedures in combination with conventional chiropractic and SOT adjusting techniques. This is a hands on seminar where all participating doctors will experience CFR treatment first hand.  Upon successful completion of the 18 hour course, doctors will be listed on the CFR website as qualified CFR practitioners.  

Dr. Adam Del Torto specializes in CFR, a balloon assisted cranial adjusting technique, developed from chiropractor Dr. Richard Stober’s original version of BNS technique.  He has lectured in several chiropractic forums and was recently featured on the E-Channel and Celebrity News, which attracted international attention.



  • CFR Basic Seminar, Sept 11-12, 2020                      (Dusseldorf, Germany)
  • CFR Advanced Seminar, Sept 13, 2020                    (Dusseldorf, Germany)
  • CFR Advanced Seminar, Sept 25-27, 2020                (Burbank, CA)
  • CFR Basic Seminar, Nov 13-15, 2020                      (Miami, FL)
  • CFR Basic Seminar, Nov 20-22, 2020               (Burbank, CA)
  • Chiropractic Rocks, June 11-13, 2021                (Burbank, CA)

DC Products Editorial

"Cranial Facial Release, A Specialized Treatment"

September, 2014    (Click to read full article)

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Cranial Facial Release (CFR)

There are various ways of treating cranial bone imbalance and one method involves the use of inflated finger cots (sometimes considered like balloons) to expand the airway and affect craniofacial bones directly and cranial bones secondarily. The following is a gathering of historical data, published research, scope of practice issues, as well as other related information on this topic.

Blum CL. About Nasal Cranial Release Technique (NCRT) / Cranial Facial Release (CFR): A Position Statement. 2009.

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CFR Events

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Kids Misdiagnosed Article

April, 2016 (Click to read full article)

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The Benefits of CFR    

December 2014  (Click to read full article)

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