"Sleep Apnea Can Be Helped With NeuroCranial Restructuring"
The technique that I first learned using endonasal balloons is called bilateral nasal specific (BNS). The primary intention of the doctors using BNS is to improve breathing and sinus function. (It was only Dr. Stober, my mentor, who realized that there were other treatment objectives for the endonasal balloons.)
When NCR is performed, the endonasal balloon is inflated in one of the two nasal breathing passages one to four times each treatment. The nasal breathing passages (the two areas that begin with the nostrils and end in the throat) are made bigger with NCR (and BNS too). This improves nasal breathing function.
As the interlocking bones of the head shift, movement continues throughout the skull until the pressures between the bones are equalized. With BNS, sometimes nasal breathing improvements would last, and at other times treatment would be repeated indefinitely. With NCR, most widening of the nasal airways initially created by the endonasal balloon can be retained. NCR enables a person to breathe easily though the nose.
When a person snores, the noisy inhalation and exhalation of air through the mouth creates the noise. It is the chronically clogged or narrow nose and its inability to breathe well that forces the need to breathe through the mouth. When NCR opens the nasal airway, the need for mouth breathing is diminished. This diminishes snoring too.
Many people with sleep apnea have terrible problems with the nasal airway. For them, NCR dramatically improves the severity of their sleep apnea. There is less improvement with NCR for the person with sleep apnea whose tongue falls into the throat, blocking the passage of air down the throat.
Only some of the bones of the cranium have sinuses. The sinuses are caves inside the bones of the head. In some ways, the sinuses of the head are like bathtubs. Bathtubs fill with water and drain through a hole in the lowest part of the tub. When there is a problem with the drain, or if the bathtub is tilted the wrong way, the water stays in the tub.
If your bathtub is full of water, it grows scum. One way to keep the slime from growing in the water is to dump bleach into the tub. But the solution to the bathtub problem is to fix the problem of drainage. The symptomatic approach is to control the scum in the water with bleach.
Similarly, each sinus has a small opening, which is usually the lowest area of the floor of the cave. From that opening a small drainage tube leads into the nasal breathing passage. With sinusitis, the drainage area of the sinus is not found in the lowest position. The bones of the head have been pushed into a slight tilt.
This prevents complete drainage of the mucus normally manufactured by the mucous membranes of the sinus. If an infective microorganism gets into the area, the mucus is a wonderful breeding area for infection. But the body can kill disease only where the blood stream can touch. The center of a sinus chamber is not part of the bloodstream. Only the walls, floor and ceiling of the sinus are in direct contact with the bloodstream and all its antibodies.
When the sinus doesn't drain, the body is capable of only controlling the growth of the microorganism, not killing it off. This is why many sinus infections are chronic: the body can't kill them. The common solution is to use antibacterial substances. Some people use synthetic antibiotics; others use colloidal silver or herbs. Either way, the symptom the bacteria is being treated, not the cause the position of the sinus.
We were not designed to have sinus problems! Our original blueprints did not include sinusitis as an option. As the body optimizes with NCR, the position of the bones housing the sinuses improves, so the sinuses drain better, and the body is able to kill off the original culture of the infection. With NCR, sinus problems stop.