Neuro-ocular release(NOR) is a new osteopathic treatment modality that can be used in conjunction with any indirect osteopathic technique. It is proposed that NOR utilizes the recruitment of the visual system to access the descending pathways, while counterstrain access the ascending pathways, resulting in a resetting of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This resetting allows for dampening of the potentiation of somatic dysfunction (SD). The ascending pathways integrate with many of the vision and ocular reflex pathways influencing the descending response to the peripheral tissues, the location of palpable somatic dysfunction. The authors purport the NOR technique allows for more time efficient and effective treatment by changing the central nervous system entrainment of SD.

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