Neuro Emotional Technique
Addresses the emotional component, the third leg
of the triangle of health.
In a safe, effective, physiological way
with a spinal adjustment.
Let's explore the different aspects.
Triangle of Health
The human body can be compared to a triangle.
Each side of the triangle directly influences the other two sides.
We are healthy when our structural, biochemical, and emotional
aspects are harmoniously balanced. For more than 100 years, chiropractors
have corrected subluxations of the spine. Subluxations cause diminished
nerve and organ function, and spinal adjustments correct this
structural side of the triangle. In recent decades, clinical research
has greatly advanced our understanding of body chemistry and how
it is affected by the foods we eat, exposure to toxic pollution,
and allergens. Health care professionals have many supports for
the biochemical side of the triangle.
It's human nature to have an emotional
response to significant events in our lives and then return to
our "normal" state of being. Sometimes, however, our
bodies hold onto a response and "lock it" in our sympathetic
nervous system as a neuro-emotional complex (N.E.C.). Eventually,
negative emotions (conscious or unconscious) may manifest as a
spinal subluxation and a specific imbalance in a muscle or acupuncture
meridian. The net result is ill health.
Could someone have an N.E.C. and not be aware
Yes. For example, say a young boy was
forced against his will to get an injection in a doctor's office.
This adult may now feel tense in any doctor's office, and may
not have the slightest idea why. Spinal subluxations associated
with this N.E.C. may result in increased pain and dysfunction.
How Does N.E.T. Work?
Emotions are good and necessary. Normally,
a person can have an emotional trauma, experience the emotion, and
release the event. However, if this same person has a neuro-physiological
deficit, the same emotional trauma can lodge in the body as an N.E.C.
This is a reflex pattern very much associated with the conditioned
response that Ivan Pavlov documented so well. Restimulated N.E.C.s
can cause recurrences of spinal subluxations and their remote complications.
N.E.T. is a methodology of finding and removing
vertebral subluxations associated with N.E.C.s which are preventing
abnormal emotional responses from returning to their normal physiology.
The N.E.T. doctor uses muscle testing, body
reflex points, and semantic reactions (physiological reactions to
memories or words) to assist and guide you to recall a specific
negative emotions and when it first occurred. This engages a specific
neuro-emotional pattern, much as a computer operator engages a specific
program on a computer screen. While you mentally hold the emotional
memory, the doctor adjusts the associated spinal subluxations.
N.E.T. seeks to normalize a neurological
imbalance using a structural correction, allowing a change in physiology.
N.E.T. does not deal with the spiritual realm. It does not exercise
demons or entities. It does not predict the future or deal, in any
way, with parapsychology. It does not tell people what their plan
of action may, must, or should be.
N.E.T. does not make claims as to what may
have actually happened in the past. Some N.E.C.s may be associated
with imagined emotional events, such as nightmares or misperceptions.
N.E.T. doctors term all memory events in an N.E.C. as an "Emotional
Reality," because they may or may not correspond with actual
or historical reality.
After an N.E.C. is Treated
The spinal adjustment stabilizes the
subluxation, as well as resolving muscle and meridian imbalances.
The underlying negative emotion now loses its impact and is less
likely to be restimulated. When a N.E.C. is eliminated, the nervous
system can work better. It is important to realize that spinal
adjustments don't make life's problems go away. However, a person
with a strong nervous system can usually deal with life's problems
When do N.E.C.s need to be adjusted?
Think of an artichoke which symbolizes
the accumulated layers of structural, biochemical and emotional
factors causing ill health. The doctor observes and corrects each
of these factors (including N.E.C.s) as they surface. Thus, your
return to health is actually a "peeling" process, in
harmony with the timing of the body's own healing wisdom.
Is N.E.T. treatment safe?
Yes. Qualified doctors correct an N.E.C.
with a safe and gentle adjustment of the spine. The entire procedure
is not unpleasant, and often patients express immediate relief
following the spinal adjustment. Now that the emotional side of
the triangle of health has been strengthened, the patient can
make enhanced gains in structural and biochemical health.
Please note: N.E.T. treatment is not a substitute
for psychological or psychiatric therapy. Patients who show a
possible need for psychotherapy are referred to psychological
or psychiatric professionals for evaluation and/or treatment.
The correction of an N.E.C. is a physiological phenomenon accomplished
by doctors qualified to adjust the spine.
What are Emotions?
In the past, people related
to emotions as being psychologically based. Now scientific discoveries
have shown emotions are physiologically based.
"A complex reaction
pattern of changes in nervous, visceral, and skeltal-muscle tissues
response to a stimulus... As a strong feeling, emotion is usually
directed toward a specific person or event and involves widespread
physiological changes, such as increased heat rate and inhibition
The Longman Dictionary of Psychology and Psychiatry
Recent advancements in neuroscience
demonstrate that emotions are an interaction between chains of amino
acids which form neuropeptides and receptors. Emotions are normal
physiological (organic) processes in the body, some of which are
pleasant and others which are quite unpleasant.
Just as the physiology of muscles can be
affected by subluxations, the physiology of emotions can be affected.
A muscle contracting, when and how you want it to, is normal physiology.
When a muscle is in a state of constant contraction (or spasm) at
an inappropriate time, it is abnormal physiology, and we seek help
to relieve the nerve pressure that is causing it. Similarly, when
an emotional response is happening at an inappropriate time, it
is also abnormal physiology, and we likewise may seek out help to
relieve the nerve pressure that is causing it.
Where are Emotions?
We feel different emotions
in different parts of our body in different ways. The ancient acupuncturists
correlated the different emotions to different organ meridians in
For example: fear to the kidney, anger to the liver, grief to the
lungs, etc. Although the primary locations for the physiology of
emotions are in the brain, spine, autonomic nervous system, and
acupuncture circuits, emotions do affect any and all parts of the
body in a physiological way. Researchers have now demonstrated that
emotional biochemical travel to almost every cell in the body.