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Bilateral Nasal Specific Treatment since 1945 for chronic sinusitis, chronic migraines, concussions, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, hearing loss, vertigo, and cognitive disorders.
Bilateral Nasal Specifics have helped patients suffering with unrelenting Migraine Headaches, nasal and sinus pain, sinusitis, head injuries, traumatic brain injury, Cognitive Dysfunction, crooked teeth, hearing loss, TMJ, impaired concentration, and others.
Dr. Siegfried has performed thousands of the Bilateral Nasal Specific procedure since 1977.
Nasal Specific/Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) is a proven , reviewed controlled approach and technique that works to unwind the body and help it return to a more optimal function by widening the nasal passages and adjusting the cranial plates to releasing pinned up stress/pressure that affects the nervous system and it reestablishes/ increases the flow of oxygen, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid to the body's, nervous system, and to the brain.
THE NASAL SPECIFIC METHOD:
Nasal Specific uses finger cots, affixed/tied to a blood pressure build (a sphygmomanometer) to deliver and even and effective controlled amount of air to widen the nasal passages. The finger cot portion of this device is lubricated. The patient breathes out through their nose, this allows access and proper placement of the finger cot into the nasal passageway. The finger cot is gently tucked in around the outer edges of the nostril to insure that no outward bulging of the ballon occurs when it is inflated. The nostril is lightly compressed around the valve of the pressure bulb, so that no air can escape. The other nostril is left free and not compressed so air can escape. The paritne then takes a deep breath in and holds it. By taking, the breathing in it expands the joints/membranes of the nasal cranial wall. The finger cot is then gently inflated and makes its way through the nasopharynx, of which are 6-3 on each side, widening them as it goes along.
The finger cot/balloon is first inserted into the lower portion of the nose, first one side then the other. This is done to keep facial pressure, and symmetrical balance and optimize the benefits of this technique. It is then repeated in the middle passageways, then the top passageways. Then this process is repeated in the lower nasal passageway to help complete the full effect of nasal enhancement. Because the nasal passageways are stair stacked, and widening the upper two nasal pathways indeed compress the lower nasal passageways somewhat. Therefore, the lower nasal passageways are repeated to completely stimulate and to place nasal flap in and upright position instead of an inverted position. Many times the greatest effect is accomplished after the bottom two nasals are repeated.
Traumatic Brain Injury has been called one of the signature injuries of our current wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Recent developments in armor have made it possible for soldiers to survive much more powerful close-range explosions than in previous wars. Explosions cause a rapid change in atmospheric pressures. Close proximity to them can cause severer internal damage, head trauma, or death even if not harmed by flying shrapnel/debris. Although armor protects soldiers from shrapnel, the consequent explosive overpressure often times causes concussions or a traumatic brain injury.
I am an OIF veteran who, in 2006-2007, was exposed to several close-range high-volume explosions. Although not diagnosed with severe TBI, I was experiencing sporadic pain especially during extreme pressure changes (i.e. flights). The military currently has no true treatment for such symptoms.
While home on post-deployment leave in December 2007, I visited with Dr. Siegfried who has been doing Bilateral Nasal Specific/Endonasal Balloon Therapy for over 25 years. Although initially skeptical of such therapy, I decided to try it. I was able to feel almost immediate results effectively alleviating my problems. This therapy in my opinion a worthwhile treatment for TBI patients to look into and possibly consider.
Patients Name Withheld
Hind sight is said to be 20/20. Now that I look back and put all the pieces together I realize that I had endured chronic sinus problems from a child. I spent my eight-year old birthday in a hospital. I had always been a healthy child but started experiencing severe headaches. My parents and teachers of course thought it must be my eyes. Shortly after that was ruled out the headaches became so severe at one point that my doctor thought I just have spinal meningitis; therefore I was hospitalized. It was discovered that it would turnout to be a severe sinus infection after a spinal tap and tests.
From time to time after that I had the regular seasonal bouts with sinus problems. I decided it would just be something I would have to learn to deal with.
I can remember several time in my 20’s having on going problems… migraines, headaches, dizziness, nausea from the sinus drainage & pressure. For about a year it made me feel motion-sick all the time. Physicians – when I would go – would send me home with and anti-biotic which would never lessen the sinus infection only consume my good bacteria and leave me with yeast infection.
Once I had my sinuses drain into a pocket in the roof of my mouth. It felt like a golf ball under my pallet. I assumed it was a dental problem and headed to my dentist. He x-rayed it to find my sinuses are positioned low next to my fumes in places. It gave such pressure that my teeth were hurting. I was given an anti-biotic once again, but at least the pressure left my mouth.
I believe it was in 1987 I developed a sever sinus infection. I was contending with the pain, the pressure and drainage which kept my throat sore. I tried everything from nasal sprays, vitamins, over the counter sinus medications and just about ANYTHING anyone would suggest. I was practically living on doses of Tylenol. It all started in April of ’87 and then November ’88 when I realized I still had trouble. I mentioned I still had trouble. I mentioned to a friend that I had suffered with a sinus infection for 8 months! She offered to take me to see Dr. Siegfried and assured me that the Nasal Specifics would help. I admit when she explained it to me I was skeptical, but after 24 years of sinus problems I would have done just about ANYTHING for relief!
I went to Dr. Siegfried and really after the first treatment I didn’t feel any different but after all the years of problems I couldn’t expect an immediate cure. It took only 3 treatments to open thing up. I can honestly say that it was 17 years ago and I haven’t had ANY problems since with my sinuses, but if I did – I know exactly what to do now. I have recommended Dr. Siegfried to everyone that mentions sinus problems.
This past fall my 18 year old son was complaining with a sinus infection. I took him in to our physician and of course was given an antibiotic. It seemed to help-short term, but it kept reoccurring every other month. We were busy in trying to get him ready to leave for college in Chicago when his eye swelled shut from still another sinus infection. Since it had been 17 years since I had gone to Dr. Siegfried all I could remember is that he was in McMinnville, OR. I searched for him on the internet because I knew he could help with my son’s problems before I sent him 2500 miles away! Alex was a bit apprehensive when I explained the treatment, but at this point after having sinus discomfort for a year, he would try anything. He was able to see Dr. Siegfried for 2 treatments before leaving for college. He is doing great.
Next, my grandson miles, age 2, was suffering with severe sinus and ear problems. He too, had been given so many antibiotics only for his pediatrician to throw up his hands. I explained to my daughter how the little guy suffered enough and that I wanted him to get Nasal Specifics. The doctors had already explained that Miles wasn’t talking because the pressure was so great on his ears that he couldn’t hear. They told us we had to find something because of the “window” of time to his speech. I called for an appointment when Dr. Siegfried would be in Portland. Miles has had 3 treatments this far and the results are over whelming! Not only is he talking and parroting sounds but his whole personality has changed. He is a happier child. There is a lot to say for not having constant pressure and pain. He always says “Let’s go and let the Dr. fix your nose?”
Dr. Siegfried had made a definite impact on me and my family. He is very kind and personable.
I highly recommend Nasal Specifics to everyone that is tired of pain and wants to enjoy days of feeling great!
Because of all the success in this area I have flown my mother to Oregon from Alabama to see Dr. Siegfried. She is suffering from neurological problems that are the results of a fall.
There you have it – a full circle – from me to my son – my grandson and back to my own mother.
Thank you Dr. Siegfried for making such a difference in all our lives. Here’s to a happy, health future!
I knew Bilateral Nasal Specifics (BNS) works because it cured my Mom's migraine headaches. Now I know it does much more than that. Over two years ago I had just three BNS nose treatments with Dr Siegfried and since then, I have almost no post nasal drip, the only reason I know its allergy season is my friends start complaining, and I can always breathe thru my nose, always. Before I would breath thru my mouth at night with my nose stuffed up from a cold or the flu and that simply does not happen anymore, its amazing and wonderful and has no drawbacks or negative side affects that I know of. This procedure helped me in setting the US National Record in Dynamic Apnea (longest distance swim in one breath in a pool of a172m )
- Wes Lapp, Hood River, Oregon
Ever since beginning with the Nasal Specific adjustments I have noticed a tremendous difference in my focus with my studies in school, as well as big gains in my lifts. As a competitive power lifter, the goal is to lift the most weight possible in competition. I started with Nasal Specific adjustments on 11-24-09 and on 1-4-10; I competed in my first competition since the beginning of treatment. The results of this meet were a personal best in every single lift. I had not broken a record in my squat since August of 2007, and I feel that the nasal treatments are a big contributor to my success. Continue...
-Bob McCabe 2/15/10
As a competitive powerlifter with over 9 years of experience and over 20 powerlifting meets to my name, I am constantly putting my body through an immense amount of physical stress. Powerlifting requires an athlete to be in top condition at all times in order to make progress while avoiding injury. Factors affecting the athlete's strength include flexibility, power, conditioning, nutrition and proper motor control, but also includes a critical, but often underestimated aspect of strength and conditioning: mental focus and preparedness. Since I began experimenting with BNS's over 3 years ago, I have been able to train much harder and longer without the central nervous system burnout that a lot of athletes experience in powerlifting. I feel that through BNS treatment, I am able to push myself to higher dimensions that other drug-free powerlifters will only be able to experience through this treatment. BNS's are not only beneficial to individuals with migraines, tension headaches, or sinus problems, but can be beneficial to any athlete that is interested in top performance in his/her respective sport.
-Bob McCabe 6/21/13
THE BILATERAL NASAL SPECIFIC (BNS) CRANIAL ADJUSTMENT
The Bilateral Nasal Specific Technique is steeped in the archives of anecdotal chiropractic. It is also heavily based on the literature of William G. Southerland, D.O. and many, many others. It is a technique that is dynamic, specific and incredibly powerful. Many patients have had cranial manipulation, craniosacral
therapy, torque release technique, condyle lift, and the list of cranial manipulative techniques goes on. However, to my knowledge, the bilateral nasal specific technique, although not by any means the only method of adjusting or manipulating the cranial bones, is by far the most impactful. Of course, this is my opinion based on my clinical use of this method for 22 years and patient reports and response.
Indeed, due to the lack of research studies, this places it in the clinical research field at best, and anecdotal research at the least. My mentor in this field was Dr. J.R. Stober, D.C., N.D., who graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in the 1940’s. I first met him in 1976 at WSCC while giving a lecture on Endocrinology and Chiropractic. For some reason, a light went on, and has been on ever since, having performed thousands of nasal specific adjustments on patients as young as two to five week old premature babies to a 99 year old patient, and many patients and conditions in between. I make no claims other that the fact that I studied with the Doctor reputed to be the best in his field among his peers. He practiced his art, philosophy and science at first on primarily newborns who had difficult births or were injured at birth, or whose lye in the womb predisposed their head to cranial faults or dysfunction, or those who were genetically damaged, for example Down’s Syndrome.
Having spent over 1,000 logged hours in his office over a 12 year period, I felt privileged and honored to be able to say I was not only a student of Dr.
Stober’s, but the only one he allowed performing the procedure on him. I was able to have him take care of my own son initially, at two days old, whose head looked like a big polish sausage due to his long delivery which almost caused a hospital birth. Fortunately, childbirth techniques Dr. Stober showed me prevented my wife from needing to go to the hospital, but that’s another story. The Bilateral Nasal Specific has been practiced by chiropractors I have known, who went to National and Western States colleges. I’m sure there are more. However, today it is taught, if at all, at Western States Chiropractic College as part of an EENT class.
Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Treatment Approach!
In a split second, a life can be changed. Loss of balance, speech, hearing, vision, coordination, reasoning, energy, outlook on life, relationships social and familial, memory or articulation. Sinusitis, migraines, concussions, depression, thinking and many more problems may affect people who suffer from traumatic brain injury – of any kind.
From birth, through childhood, adolescence, teenage, and adulthood– many traumas can happen to the skull and brain, commonly referred to as open or closed head injuries. Childbirth alone has damaged many infants and subsequent brain development. Long labor, poor oxygen supply to the brain, forceps delivery, etc. can affect the cranium and brain causing subsequent problems.
It has been estimated that children fall an estimated 2-3000 times by the time they reach adolescence. Not to mention what may have happened in labor. Do you think you ever hit your head in any of those episodes? Run into a corner table, fallen off the bed, down the stairs, off the bike, over the handlebars, off the swing, hit by the swing, off the slide, water slide, monkey bars, merry-go-round, hit by a baseball bat, soccer ball, basketball, bell rung in football, broken nose, tennis racket, car accident, concussion, skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating accidents? The list could go on and on.
Effects on the individual’s family, friends and life may be countless. Some worse than others, many not even realizing that such a fall, bump or thump meant anything until you sit down and realize that your chronic headache, migraine, sinus, etc. may have been caused by some “minor” or major physical trauma.
In addition to the functional neurological loss(es), there may be emotional pains as well. Medication abounds for the treatments of such complaints, all of which may at best stabilize the patient; at worst create more problems through unwanted side effects.
The medical approach to traumatic brain injuries is well documented and there is little debate as to it effectiveness, most of the time. Stabilization of the traumatic brain injury patient has become a science that has saved countless lives. But the aftermath can be traumatic as well.
Functional capacity loss is not uncommon for serious brain injuries. And this is exactly where work since the 1930s has been most effective and relatively unknown as it has not been part of standard medicine.
Nasal Specifics is a treatment, a technique, and method that has literally changed the faces, heads and lives of thousands of traumatic brain injured patients.(NasalSpecific.com) Founded and developed in the 1930s, it is based on the fact that the skull house sand protects the brain. The plates of the skull have normal movement allowing the brain to “move”. They also are designed to absorb stress to the skull from blows, falls, etc. When the stress from a blow or fall is too great, a fracture occurs and subsequent pathology develops.
When these skull plates are fractured, jammed, compressed or altered in any way, brain functions altered due to undue pressure on the brain and a myriad of symptoms may occur. Neurological loss of function, loss of clarity of thought, headaches, sinus, vision, hearing problems or other symptoms may occur. And until that pressure, compression, or undue stress on the skull is released, the patient’s brain and nervous system is locked up, a prisoner of a force that is unrelenting in its effects.
The individual is living life,” driving around with the brakes on”, “running on less power”, as if a few spark plugs are not firing, so to speak. They just don’t function right. I have been providing the Nasal Specific treatment for patients since 1976, having had my life changed by it. A rugby head injury in college left me with a broken nose, feeling like I was always in a cave, in a fog, and talking out of it to someone. That all changed with the Nasal Specific Treatment. Fortunate to have studied with the developer of Nasal Specific technique, I have treated patients from newborns to old age and all those in between suffering the chronic side effects of head, face, TMJ, and birth process trauma.
Nasal Specific Treatment is not a panacea, cure-all, or quick fix. And certainly not the only treatment of traumatic brain injury. But for the vast majority of patients treated, it has been extremely helpful. Not only offering them hope for the more normal life, but functional improvements that have not been achieved anywhere else.
By George Siegfried, D.C., P.C.
Call McMinnville 503-472-6550 for a consultation or call Portland 503-977-0055
Article appeared in The Headliner,
The Newsletter of the Brain Injury
Association of Oregon, Spring/Summer
2009, Vol. XI Issue 2/3
The bones of the head are firm, somewhat flexible and move with each inhalation and exhalation. This allows for proper circulation of the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, which is necessary for normal function of the brain and nervous system.
The ideal head has bones in position that cause no pressure to deter optimum function of the brain and can move throughout their full range of motion with each full breath. The bones of the head are often thought to be fused together so that they cannot be individually moved. In reality the cranial bones can be manipulated along their joints like the spinal and other bones. Clinically, the ideal head has been associated with a smooth, regularly shaped skull without obvious bulges or indentations and has evenly-spaced, straight teeth, prominent cheek bones, a straight nose, jaw function, hearing, coordination and other brain functions.
Most people’s heads are not in ideal alignment. Because of traumas to the head during birth as well as later in life, many people have heads that are asymmetrically-shaped (uneven). Hitting the head on the windshield or dashboard or headrest in a car accident, falling off a horse as a kid, punches, concussions, compressive or other blows to the head can cause improper alignment of the cranial bones and hence alter function of the brain and nervous system. This may lead to crooked teeth, poor vision, poor nasal breathing or mouth breathing, bad hearing, chronic headaches, etc. The membranes within the skull push outward against the bones of the head, causing the bones to move or spring outward until they cannot move further.
When the head is traumatized the bones of the cranium are pushed inward. This will often cause the bones to lock (crimp or pinch), preventing their normal springing outward movement, much like a parking brake with ratchets which hold it in place. In this situation these bones will not spring outward.With cranial adjustments such as Nasal Specific Therapy, the normal outward springing motion of the cranial membranes can be restored, reversing the ill effects of the traumas that initially created the condition.
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GEORGE SIEGFRIED, D.C.
Nasal Specific Therapy is the most powerful method of cranial adjusting yet devised. Pioneered by Dr. J. R. Stober of Portland, Oregon, the technique consists of inflating a small finger cot device (like a balloon) in the breathing passages between the nostrils and the throat. No inflations occur in the sinuses. It is a safe, sophisticated and quick procedure for us doctors who have been studying and practicing this technique. The purpose of the balloon inflation is to press outward against the bones lining the breathing passage so that a space is created in the places where the bones pinch against one another. At that very moment the skull’s membranes as well as the physician’s hands cause the bones to “unlock” or move outward. Once movement is achieved these bones will continue to shift until bone realignment occurs as best it can for each patient. This can take seconds, hours, or days (one never knows), depending on the way the bones of the skull actually align, amount of post trauma, etc.
The number of treatments to stabilize a condition depends on the condition. Many patients continue to get maintenance adjustments. For most patients Nasal Specific Therapy is a method of restructuring the skull. It can help normalize skull shape when used as an ongoing, repeated therapy. Used in this manner, a deviated nasal septum, snoring, chronic sinusitis, orthodontic problems of the teeth, abnormal function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), catarrhal conditions of the ear, traumatic headaches, and other conditions associated with cranial compression or misalignment can be treated without surgery and drugs. There are few side effects associated with the technique.
The biggest complaint generated from this treatment is that it is generally uncomfortable or even painful. Occasional light nosebleeds, headaches, light-headedness, dizziness, and ear pain can occur for a very short time due to the expansion that occurs. Most people say the treatment feels like diving into a chlorine treated swimming pool and getting water up their nose. Generally after four to six treatments, or sooner, these sensations gradually diminish so that patients find the treatment is more easily tolerated. In fact, patients have described the treatments as providing tremendous relief from a “tight feeling” in the head, sinuses, nasal passages, ears, etc.
Treatment will usually be recommended every one to two weeks until you are stable. Maintenance care, if needed, is determined after that. At our clinic we find this to be a very valuable treatment for most people. We highly recommend this treatment for patients who need it.
~Chapter 7 Bilateral Nasal Specific/Endonasal Balloon Therapy~
Nasal Specific/Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) 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 side 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 effect. Personally I can attest to this effect. The last couple of times that I have received treatment, when the lower nasal passageways are repeated enough pressure is used to further open up the ear canal. My hearing has enhanced dramatically, to the point I can hear the clock ticking across the room and can here people’s conversations even when they whisper.
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 insure 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 valve on the stem 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 put adverse impact on the brain, and also allows the pinched cerebrospinal fluid tubes, the blood vessels, and the inner cranial sinus pressure/tension to be released so that optimum function is restored. It also restores proper respiratory breathing patterns, restores normal sinus draining, 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.
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Dr. Siegfried is the best! Very profession yet personal. He uses a natural approach... My back and neck have been so bad that I couldn't even walk in to his clinic, but I would walk and with a few fi sits feel great again! Thanks for all that you do for Richard and I
- Laurie O. / McMinnville, OR