Neuroemotianal Technique                       


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 of it?

    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 more effectively.

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 of peristalsis."

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 our body.
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.








JIM BARTLEY, DC DIBAK is a Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist practicing Applied Kinesiology in central and Bend, Oregon who treats conditions such as Sports Injuries, neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder problems, elbow problems, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, orthopedic conditions, TMJ jaw or temporomandibular joint problems using natural Chiropractic healthcare and Applied Kinesiology