Functional Cranial Release (FCR) Therapy
Functional Cranial Release (FCR) is a non-invasive, endonasal cranial therapy to reduce tension in the craniosacral system, emphasizing neurological functions such as balance. It is similar to other techniques like Cranial Fascial Release (CFR) and ABC Endonasal Cranial Correction™. FCR treatment affects the unique sphenoid bone which articulates with the frontal, parietal, ethmoid, zygomatic, temporal, occipital, palatine, and vomer bones.
- Improved airflow through the nose soon after the treatment
- Increase ease of breathing
- Help prevent recurrent misalignment of the spine
FCR was created by Dr. John Lieurance who, as of this writing, practices in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Dr Timothy Lim trained with Dr. Lieurance and now offers FCR or Functional Cranial Release in Singapore.
Functional Cranial Release Video
Dizziness & Breathing Issues
FAQ for Functional Cranial Release
FCR restores the brain’s ability to oxygenate and encourages better breathing.
It may help with the following conditions:
- Blocked nose
- Breathing difficulty
- Septum deviation
- Issues related to head trauma / concussion
FCR procedure involves the insertion of a tiny latex balloon into a specific position inside the nasal cavity and gradually inflated to expand and release chronic cranial misalignments.
A small rubber balloon about the size of your pinky finger is inserted about 2-4 centimeters in a nostril. Subsequently, the balloon is inflated for about 5 seconds and then removed. FCR Demonstration Video
It is suitable for most individuals, except very young children under 5 years.
Most will feel perceived changes in the first and second treatments. However, we recommend a minimum of 4 sessions within 1 week or so.
Functional Cranial Release (FCR) first initial visit is similar to our chiropractic visit and may take up to 30 mins.
Absolutely! In fact, I will help you determine if you will benefit from adjustments first or FCR. Patients can benefit from a combination of both approaches.