Nasal Specific

Dr. Halvorson is one of the few Chiropractors in Colorado who performs the nasal specific technique. If you have allergies, chronic sinus problems such as sinusitis, issues breathing through your nose, you snore, or have had a trauma to the head, you may benefit from this special nasal technique. This technique is a manipulation of the nose that helps open your sinus passages allowing you to breathe more freely.

Nasal Specific/Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) is a controlled approach and technique that works to unwind the body and help it return to a more optimum function by adjusting the crainal plates of the skull and releaving pinned up pressure that affects the nervous system and restablishes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the body and the proper flow of blood to the brain.

Nasal Specific uses finger cots, affixed/tied to a blood pressure bulb (a sphygmomanometer) to deliver an even and effective controlled force of pressure. The finger cot portion of this device is lubricated. The patient breaths out through their nose and the finger cot is inserted into one of the six nasal passages, being three on each side. These nasal passages are stair stacked on top of each other. The finger cot/balloon is first inserted into the lower nasal passageways, one on each sides of the nose. This is done to keep facial, pressure, and symmetrical balance and optimize the benefits of this technique. It is then repeated in the middle passageway’s, then the top passageway. Then this process is repeated in the lower nasal passageway to help complete the full effect of nasal enhancement and no doubt do to the fact that the nasal passageways are stair stacked and widening the upper two nasal pathways indeed may compress the lower nasal passageway somewhat. Therefore, the lower nasal passageways are repeated to completely stimulate and give the full enhancement effect.

When the finger cot/balloon is slid into the nasal passageway the patient is asked to breath out through their nose, this allows access and proper placement of the balloon into the passageway. The balloon is gently tucked in around the outer edges of the nostril with a flat tooth pick to ensure that no outward bulging of the balloon occurs when it is inflated. The nose is lightly compressed around the valve of the pressure bulb, so that no air can escape. The patient then takes a deep breath in and holds it. By taking the breath in it expands the joints/membranes of the cranial plates. While the patient is holding their breath the practitioner quickly and gently inflates the finger cot/balloon with two to four quick hand pumps/squeezes of the pressure bulb. Squeezing the pressure bulb applies air into the finger cot/balloon. As this air pressure becomes greater it pushes on the walls of the nasal passageways, eventually it squeezes its way through to the back of the throat. The practitioner then quickly releases this pressure via the stem on the valve of the pressure bulb. This process takes one to three seconds.

When the pressure bulb is pumped it causes the finger cot/balloon to expand inside the nasal passageway. This expansion pushes against the compressed walls clearing out accumulated mucus and pushes its way through the nasal passageway into the upper back portion of the throat, where the balloon taps against the tissue that is directly in front of the sphenoid bone. By taping on this area it also taps the sphenoid causing it to shift ever so slightly. This shifting causes the other cranial plates to shift/realign and at that moment it releases built up pressure that is housed in the joints/membranes, inside of the skull. It releases pressure that has puts adverse impact on the brain, and also allows the pinched cerebrospinal fluid tubes and the blood vessels to be released so that optimum function is restored, it also restores proper respiratory breathing patterns, restores normal sinus drainage, stimulates the Pituitary Gland, stimulates and unlocks or unstick’s the Vomer bone so that it can articulate properly. The amount of pressure that is exerted from this technique varies from patient to patient depending on how locked their cranial plates are and how narrow their nasal passageways are. It has been stated that up to one to two pounds of controlled applied force is used in delivering this technique, however, this is a rough estimate and antidotal at best, but it does give us an idea of what and how much force is being used.

Endo Pharyngeal sweeps

In addition, the back of the throat (Pharynx) is manually swept to break up long held mucus and secretions that have not been cleared the body. These residual deposits harbored in the Pharynx form a blockage for air circulation, ear and sinus drainage, and provide a bacterial and infectious source for chronic breathing troubles like sinusitis, bronchitis, and even allergy symptoms

Peter Halvorson, DC

Dr. Peter Halvorson has been involved in ‘non-pharmaceutical’ healthcare also known as Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) since the late 1970’s when as a teenager he studied foot reflexology and explored a vegetarian diet. He discovered Chiropractic healthcare as a patient in his twenties, has been a Massage Therapist since 1993 and recently completed a three and half year program for his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Since then he has realized the great importance of a healthy brain and neurological system. Chiropractic is essentially neurologically based, and the burgeoning neurological research of the past twenty years has shown that we must move from ‘pain and chasing symptoms’ to ‘brain health and finding cause’ as this is truly the source of a capable immune system and a sound physical body. Dr. Halvorson has worked with Olympic athletes, a World Cup ski racer, and has himself been a top ten triathlete and age group competitor in running and Nordic ski events. He is particularly fond of Chiropractic, as through its care he has avoided three ‘recommended’ surgeries, yet continues to enjoy a mobile, pain free life. His outdoor pursuits include Alpine and backcountry skiing, trail running, Nordic skiing, kayaking, and mountain adventures in Colorado, Asia, and South America. Dr. Halvorson has led a colorful and adventurous life, having travelled the world through 24 countries and many continents; from McMurdo Station, Antarctica to Mt. Denali in Alaska, and from Tibet to Paris. He has also studied and practices yoga, and completed several months’ long meditation retreats. Along the way he has met extraordinary people, cultures and ideals and through these experiences he brings a wealth of knowledge, both studied and experienced, to his unique outlook on healthcare. He marvels at the amazing ability of the human body to perform, recover, change and heal. He is happy to share this knowledge and guide you on your own path towards a productive, mobile, pain free life.