|Frequently Asked Questions|

How does Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) compare to more traditional Chiropractic approaches?

Network Spinal Analysis seeks to restore health to the spine and the body by removing nervous system interference. This is accomplished by assisting a person in dissipating two types of tension from their body, Structural and Facilitated Spinal Tension. 

In traditional chiropractic, the primary focus is to detect and correct vertebral subluxations (Structural spinal tension; vertebral bones out of alignment, placing pressure on a nerve). The subluxations cause malfunction and dis-ease of muscles, organs and glands. 

In NSA, the doctor addresses the entire body and all of its systems, choosing not to focus solely on the subluxation (Structural tension) but also on Meningeal distortions (Facilitated tension; distortions of the spinal cord and the tissues surrounding the spinal cord). 

It is the opinion of the Network Chiropractor that a subluxation is a symptom or manifestation of a much bigger problem. That problem is a combination of stress and tension patterns that have accumulated in the body (Facilitated and Structural tension). The stress and tension arise from physical, chemical and emotional/mental traumas over a person's life time. The body stores these traumas, which in turn create symptoms (ie. subluxations, pain, tingling, numbness, headaches, and the list goes on). Under NSA, the Structural and Facilitated tension patterns are dissipated from the body, which allow for optimum healing and wellness.

What is Network Spinal Analysis?

Network Spinal Analysis, also known as NSA, is an approach to wellness that incorporates low force touch, applied at Spinal Gateways, to assist the body in developing new strategies for living, healing, and optimizing individual potential. Under care, two spinal "healing" waves develop that help improve a persons spinal and neural integrity and adaptability. Much like tuning the strings of a guitar, practitioners uniquely modulate these waves through specific gentle touches. Over time this practice significantly advances a persons wellness and quality of life. 

NSA Care is advanced through a series of Levels, each producing, in the mind and body, specific new capabilities that include making healthier choices naturally, enjoying life more, and developing a healthier spine and nervous system. N.S.A. also offers a revolutionary outcome assessment approach that combines self-reported wellness profiles, with practitioner clinical assessment. This helps track and monitor the changes in the individual over time.

Research performed through the University of California, Medical School at Irvine, proved that people under the care of Network Spinal Analysis practitioners, unequivocally, experience an improved quality of life. In addition, some of the top chaos mathematicians in the world now believe that the waves that run through those under NSA care are the fundamental waves of all living things.

The focus of Network Spinal Analysis is to:

Establish the capacity of your nervous system to detect and correct areas of tension, and impaired function.

Enhance your ability to generate automatic respirations and movements, which help your spine and nervous system to dissipate tension, increase circulation and energy flow, and promote healing.

Help you develop an effective and trusting relationship with your spine, nervous system, body and your healing process.

Monitor improvement in coordinated function of nerves, muscles, vertebra, and soft tissues that promote a healthy spine and nervous system.

Assist your body in removing spinal interference to communication between your brain and the cells of your body, increasing your body's ability to properly respond to its experiences, challenges and needs.

Help you develop lifetime strategies for self-awareness and healing.

Monitor your progress with periodic clinical re-evaluations and diagnostic to determine the current state of your physiological function.

Allow you to assess the significant improvement in your health and quality of life through a very wide range of indicators. 

What is a Spinal Gateway?

It is the interface between tissue, energy and consciousness, an area of free energy that can be used to initiate healing.

What does a light touch contact at a Spinal Gateway do?

When a light force is applied to the body, research shows that there is a brain/body shifting from stress physiology to one of reassessment, growth and reorganization. Energy that was formerly bound in adaptive structural changes appears to be liberated for constructive purposes. Consequences of this are increased spinal and neural integrity and wellness. N.S.A. allows individuals to move from stress physiology to safety, and from safety to growth. As this occurs new strategies and spinal and neural outcomes develop which have never been reported elsewhere. N.S.A. care also elicits unique sensory and motor responses, two body waves known as the Somato-psychic and Respiratory waves. 

Can such a light force make a difference?

The human nervous system is designed to respond to wind, the brush of a feather, someone whispering "I love you", the gentle touch of a loved one; the input into your nervous system doesn't have to be forceful in order for your body to know that something is happening or for changes to be made. What is most important is that your body is receiving exactly the right amount of information, at the right place and at the right time. 

What can I expect during my visits?

During your visit, you will be asked to lie on a special table, fully clothed, while the practitioner checks your spine. The practitioner will palpate (feel) your spine and muscles and perform a series of parameter checks (heel tension, eversion stress, abduction stress, adduction stress...). From the information gathered, s/he will deliver a series of specific light touch contacts along the spine and allow your body to process and integrate that information. Then the doctor will re-check and see whether another entrainment contact is necessary. A typical session may be a few to a series of contacts, depending on the needs of your body at that time. Your visits take place in our open entrainment room, so there may be others in the area around you. The initial visit is done privately and includes a consultation, thorough health history, complete examination, digital computerized postural analysis, Surface EMG Scan, Thermography Scan and any necessary Digital spinal x-rays.

What is an entrainment?

It is the full experience of being under Network Care. Entrainment is defined as the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. It is also defined as a synchronization of two or more rhythmic cycles. The principle of entrainment is universal, appearing in chemistry, biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, astronomy, architecture and Network Spinal Analysis. The classic example shows individual pulsing heart muscle cells. When they are brought close together, they begin pulsing in synchrony. 

The entrainment process is quite evident in NSA; it will (1) elicit two body waves (Respiratory & Somato-psychic) (2) resonate with the practice member’s feelings, (3) transform negative thoughts into positive thoughts, and (4) promote a state of liveliness, serenity and improved health and wellbeing. The entrainment creates a type of "mirror" that reflects the persons desired mood and feeling. As the energy patterns gradually transform, its resolution may be experienced in each person, physically and emotionally.

How will my body respond during the entrainment?

As the body releases tension, you may find yourself breathing more deeply and fully. You may experience slight movements or feel the need to stretch. Sometimes the body uses yawning or sighing, laughing or crying as ways to release tension. People under Network Care have reported experiencing a state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness, where their body begins to reconnect with itself and the sensation of floating and a dream-like state often occurs. The stresses held in the body (physical, chemical and emotional/mental) just begin to melt away.

What are these 2 waves you speak of?

The two waves are appropriately called the "Respiratory wave" and the "Somatopsychic wave." These waves are unique to those under Network Care. The Respiratory wave is a breath wave that releases tension throughout the spine and body and brings a person to a deeper level of relaxation and safety. The Somato-psychic (body-mind) wave is associated with a dolphin like undulation or movement of the spine. This wave is an indication that the body and mind are fully connecting and entraining to one another. These waves are shown through research to be directly related to significant increases in wellness and quality of life. They both assist in the self- regulation of tension and energy states within the neural, osseous and connective tissue matrix of the body, and significantly enhance life enjoyment and wellness. These waves move "stuck" energy allowing the body to revitalize, energize and self correct distortions in alignment and posture. Once a person experiences these two waves they double their perceived wellness. 

Has anyone done research on Network Care?

A study of Network Patients’ Self-reported Outcomes was conducted within the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the College of Medicine and Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 1994-95. The study demonstrated that patients under Network Care reported significant improvement in physical health and symptoms, emotional/mental health and symptoms, stress adaptation, life enjoyment and quality of life. Conclusion: 76% of the over 2,800 patients studied had improvements in all of the above categories, while 96% reported improvements in two or more of these areas. Patients reported changes in their physical symptoms within the first 2-3 months and reported their overall life enjoyment and quality of life continued to improve with the duration of care. There is no apparent ceiling to the level of health and wellness one can achieve while under Network Care. Presently, ongoing research is being done through the University of Southern California (USC).

Why is it that we lose our health and wellness?

Researchers today believe that we lose our health and wellness because of the way we experience our world. When an event occurs that our brain determines to be unsafe for us to fully experience, the energy and information of that event is translated into vibration and tension, which is then stored in the body. It is not unlike the after-image of a camera flash bulb. Our body then "walls off" the offending energy and tension over time with muscular spasm, spinal distortion, reduced movement and reduced breathing into the area. This phenomenon has been termed "defense posture." Much of what many disciplines seek to correct through adjustments/manipulations, massage, acupuncture and various therapy modalities is often a symptom of this process. With Network Care the body learns to move away from defense and towards growth. This allows our higher brain functions to take control of the body and resolve these symptoms.

How long do I need to come for care?

That's an individual question; it all really depends on what your goals for health and wellness are. Research shows that significant changes in a person’s physical, mental and emotional state begin within the first eight (8) weeks of care. It also has determined that people under Network Care for more than two (2) years, were still showing improvements in all areas of health and wellness. Suggesting enhanced wellness accrues with time under Network Care. There appears to be no limit to improvement of a person’s physical health, emotional health, ability to adapt to stress, and quality of life. During your initial report of findings, we will help you plan your goals for care.

I'm pregnant. Should I wait until after I have my baby to start?

The answer is no! This is such an important time to make certain that your body is functioning at its optimum potential. The first 4-5 months of pregnancy, NSA care is performed without variation. After 5 months, entrainments are made while using body pillows and lying on your side, back and in a seated position. Network Care is a gentle and effective way to support a healthy pregnancy, delivery and postpartum and beyond for mother and baby.  You will notice we see many happy and healthy families. Feel free to explore in conversation with them, they would love to share who they have benefited over the years. 

Can Network Spinal Analysis help children?

NSA is a wonderful gift to any child to assist the body in developing wellness strategies early in life. It strives to help children perceive the environment with less stress, express emotions more effectively, have more awareness of their spines, verbalize a body sense, awareness, or emotion, make healthier internally guided choices, and meet the world with greater love.

In the course of care, it is common for parents to remark that their child's disposition has improved, that they learn better in school, are more at peace, sleep better and in general, seem to function without restriction.

We can establish new spinal strategies for infants and children that allow for greater self-observation and regulation of spinal tension patterns. It is extremely important for developing children and young adults to have a nervous system that can support a positive way of being in one's self and the world. 

Will my pain and/or symptom go away?

Network Spinal Analysis helps the body to help itself. Rather than treat a symptom we help the person function better and therefore heal better in the process. When functioning improves then the need for pain signals often abates. The pain is only the signal, and not the problem itself. 

Symptoms are warnings

Symptoms, diseases and conditions are warning signs that the body is overloaded and cannot properly deal with itself or its environment. Much like the temperature light on a cars dashboard. It comes on when the engines cooling system cannot deal with internal or external temperatures. 

Symptoms have advantages

Pain will stop you doing things that may injure you further. Can you remember when pain stopped you from burning yourself badly? Pain encourages you to rest. Pain stimulates the body’s tissue healing mechanisms. A fever raises the body’s temperature higher than most bugs can tolerate. Vomiting or diarrhea gets rid of material the body rejects. 

When will the pain go away?

I tell my patients that I do not want their pain to go away until their body is working better and no longer needs it. Network Spinal Analysis is a great way to get your body working better. When you let your engine cool, the temperature light will go out. 

We have no way to judge symptoms

We have no reliable way to judge symptoms as good or bad. Just as vomiting may be a sign that our body is ridding itself of unwanted chemicals it could also mean more serious problems. Most symptoms are actually the body trying to heal itself. 

Worried about pain and symptoms?

Diagnosing and treating pain and symptoms is the domain of Medicine. If you are worried about symptoms then please get yourself checked by a medical doctor you trust. There are times when medical intervention is entirely appropriate and it may even save your life. However, medical intervention is rarely a valid reason to stop Network care, and may not help you in your healing journey. 

The Bottom Line!

The Goal of other holistic arts is often to return a person to a prior state of health. Network Care takes the person beyond the old self and enables both the doctor and the patient/practice member to continuously evolve new ways of experiencing their spine, their wellness and their world. N.S.A. is truly non-allopathic and offers a unique promise for the future of humankind. Every N.S.A. practitioner will do all in their power to assist your body in getting to the core of the problem. People under Network Care have reported great improvement and resolution of a wide range of physical complaints such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, eczema, menstrual cramps and dizziness just to name a few. The likelihood of your pain and symptoms being resolved is great, if you are committed to giving yourself some time to experience N.S.A. and are open to making appropriate life changes. Symptoms are truly a manifestation of something bigger... our bodies are signaling us to stop and take inventory that something is trying to get our attention. Notifying us that something in our bodies needs to change or is trying to change.  

Global Healing?

The most remarkable aspect of Network Spinal Analysis is that this new practice of optimizing human potential through the modulation of each individual’s vibratory frequency could well be the instrument that triggers the vibratory shift of the consciousness of the planet to a higher level. Like the 100th monkey phenomena, it is hypothesized that once a certain number of people on the planet are under consistent NSA care, a shift could in fact occur. Think of it as transforming a high school orchestra into the New York Philharmonic. That is the change in the nervous systems seen in those under consistent care. Which orchestra would you want to pay money to hear? With NSA practitioners around the world, and tens of thousand of people experiencing the benefits of NSA, the time could be closer than we realize.

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