Health Triad Part 3: Mental Stress

Would you like to rid mental stress from your life or at least decrease it?

We have just the thing for you it is called Neuro Emotional Technique (NET).

NET is a gentle process that provides quick relief from the effects of unresolved stress. Some common things that NET can help improve are headaches, body pains, phobias, general anxiety, self-sabotaging behaviors, organ dysfunction and much more. It is important to note that NET does not cure or heal the patient but rather removes the blocks that allow the body to repair itself naturally.

Sounds good doesn’t it but you are probably wondering what is it still. NET is a neuro-emotional intervention for mind/body health.

May practitioners use a pulse correction and for chiropractors, a spinal correction can be used. Once the correction is made, the body’s unresolved stress pattern can shift and move toward being balanced once again. NET practitioners are trained to use The Home Run Formula model, with 1st base representing Emotional/stress-related factors, 2nd base representing the effects of toxins on the body, 3rd base representing nutritional needs, and 4th base representing structural needs.

There are 7 major elements of NET:

Muscle Testing- It has been demonstrated that muscle testing can access the physiology of the body through the direct connection to the nervous system. Emotions have a powerful effect on our nervous system and can cause muscles — which initially test strong without any emotional stimulus — to test as being inhibited (weaker) when saying a non-congruent statement ( John saying, “My name is Mary”).

Emotions are physiologically based- Emotions are based on minute proteins in the body called Information Substances (IS). These IS are comprised of neuropeptides, hormones and other specialized information molecules that permeate the entire body, including our DNA. A common example of emotions being influenced by physiology is the all too well known symptoms of PMS. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 2,000 years has embraced a mind/body model. It is only in the west that man (via Descartes) semantically split the organism into a mind and a body. This philosophical construct held up for nearly 300 years, but has been slowly been disproven by experiments such as Pavlov’s Dogs.

Pavlovian Responses- Pavlov proved that the mind can be conditioned to trigger certain physiological responses through introducing a stimuli. While most think in terms of Pavlovian Responses as applying to animals, humans too are conditioned — sometimes by one event (this is termed a one-time trial). While conditioning is normal under most situations, so is the physiological counterpart of the fading away or elimination of a conditioned response (called “extinction”). Simply, sometimes normal extinction does not take place, and we can utilize NET to allow the body to carry on with this natural and normal process.

Emotions / meridian system correlations- This is a 1,500 to 4,000-year-old principle. It is an acupuncture theory, known as the Five Element Law that has been clinically validated for over 1,500 years, linking specific emotions to specific meridians. An example is the link between “Anger” and the Liver meridian. We can use this acupuncture system to contact specific access points on the body to assist in the normal extinction of conditioned responses.

Repetition Compulsion – One of Freud’s contributions was that of repetition compulsion, which essentially notes that once we have been emotionally traumatized (and also in our view, conditioned), we may unconsciously seek to repeat a like trauma in the future. Essentially, what has traumatized you earlier in your life will often revisit you again in similar circumstances — if unresolved. An example might be if a little girl had been bit by a barking dog while young. If unresolved her body may set up a protective startle response to dogs barking that could still be with her long into adulthood. This is a classic example of a protective or survival instinct that has outlived its useful life and is now taking away from the individual’s quality of life.

The role of memory and physiology- When we remember a traumatic event, the body replicates the physiology that occurred at the time of the event. This may include increased heart and breath rate, sweating, elevated blood pressure, etc. Interestingly these are the very physiological measurements use in a polygraph test (lie detector test).

Semantic/Verbal Responses- Not only can the body’s physiology be reactive to say the sight of a spider, but also the word “spider” or a picture of a spider. These symbols all carry the meaning of the spider. If a word carries a meaning, it is known as being semantic. If a word bearing or inferring that meaning has a conditioned stimulus (as in Pavlovian conditioning) the response to that stimulus is known as a semantic response. Semantic responses are the result of stimulus generalization, since the stimulus or the word “spider” is a generalized form of an abstraction of the actual spider.

Our goal through NET is to eliminate undesired conditioned responses that are draining your life energy; thus allowing you to put that energy towards the things that matter most to you. The great thing about NET is you don’t have to truly know how it works for it to work. That is why we at Smith Chiropractic offices are NET practitioners so you don’t have to be.

Thank you for trusting us with your real healthcare reform,

Dr. Craig, Dr. Scott and Dr. Ryan

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