In short, Neuro Emotional Technique™ NET™ is a proven, non-invasive, drug-free way to not just solve a wide variety of physical pain and discomfort, but NET treatments performed by certified practitioners can also be a powerful tool to help you improve your whole life at the same time.
Neuro Emotional Technique Is Not Counseling or Psychotherapy; NET is a Mind Body Stress Reduction Technique
When most of us think about treatment and emotions, we tend to think psychotherapy, counseling, and similar therapies. In contrast, NET focuses on the physical aspects or ‘physiology’ of emotional/stress responses.Thorough scientific research has verified emotional/stress expressions to be complex reactive patterns of changes as a reaction to stimuli, including changes in neuro-chemistry as well as neurological, vascular, and muscular tone. The type and severity of these responses can be triggered by specific people, events or environs. This can show up physically, for example, as an elevated heart rate and inhibition of peristalsis, etc.The goal of NET is to find and fix the physical aberration (subluxation or meridian imbalance) and not the emotions. Emotions are not to be fixed or otherwise corrected. That being said, emotions can indeed be the cause of very real and serious problems.Studies have shown that while the the physiology of emotions lie in the brain, spine, nervous system and acupuncture circuits, emotions do in fact affect all parts of the body.NET addresses those weakened physiological states that can make us vulnerable to the formation of what NET calls a Neuro Emotional Complex (NEC). If you’re in a weakened state because of stress, illness, toxicity or physical trauma , everyday emotional responses may not fully resolve as they would normally do otherwise.
So, what is Neuro Emotional Technique or NET exactly?
The Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a holistic mind-body approach to help stress related conditions.
NET focuses on:
- Imbalances in the the skeletomuscular system
- Toxins in the body
- Nutritional deficits
- Unresolved “negative emotional blocks,” beliefs and perceptions
NET uses a process known as manual muscle testing to identify “negative emotional complexes” (NEC) that are being stored in the body, and helps release or resolve them.
The painless and simple test is usually performed on the arm; most people are astonished when they experience weakness in their arm when asked a simple question or two! This muscle test can be thought of a biofeedback loop that helps you pay attention to and realize what you’re feeling. In addition, body reflex points and other physiological reactions are recorded to pinpoint and confirm the connections and existence of:
- Stuck emotions
- Negative emotions
- Stuck memory loops and stress patterns
- Lingering emotional charges
- Memory pictures of unresolved events (real or imagined)
Benefits of Neuro Emotional Technique
NET treatment often has life changing results for chronic sufferers of:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- General body pain
- Chronic pain
- Physical trauma
- Organ dysfunctions
- Digestive problems
- Hormonal and Endocrine Imbalances
The physical benefits of NET are possible because, as clinical experience has shown NET can be of great help with psycho-emotional issues because of NET’s ability to:
- Access and ‘re-program’ the subconscious to produce a different conditioned response
- Help to stop sabotaging behaviors
- Help alleviate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD
- Reduce anxiety, phobias like spider phobia, and worry by fixing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress
This often results in patients reporting:
- Increased ability to achieve life dreams and desires
- Capacity to identify limiting beliefs and understand their sources
- More fulfilling relationships with family, friends, and peers
The Home Run Formula
The Home Run Formula is a key part of NET, and inspired by a principle that is thousands of years old, known as the Five Element Law. This acupuncture theory connects specific emotional responses with specific meridians. For example, “over sympathetic” is linked to the stomach meridian, “grief” is linked to the lung meridian, and “anger” is linked to the liver meridian.
Although stress and stress-related symptoms can be a huge component of health, obviously other factors are often cause and/or contribute to dis-ease.
What I do fits on all of thel bases of the Home Run Formula. When we find a problem or a need, we address all the bases in the appropriate order.
A Brief History of Neuro Emotional Technique
In the 1970s it was discovered that emotional responses in the human organism are made of neuropeptides (amino acid chains) and their receptors that are found on neurons and other cells of remote tissues in the human body.
The neuropeptides carry the encoded “information” to other parts of the body. These neuropeptides belong to a family of neurochemicals known as Information Substances which are released in times of stress and become attached to remotely-positioned neuroreceptors. (more on the science of NET below).
In simpler terms, our bodies tend to hold onto experienced emotions throughout our lives. The subconscious mind remembers all of these experiences, for better or worse, including negative and traumatic ones.
These emotions can be triggered, at any time, and produce physical discomfort, pain or worse. Through emotion, your body is reproducing a similar unwanted physical state that was found in the original conditioning experience.
Beginning in the early 1980s as a psychosomatic stress reduction intervention procedure aimed at improving health, NET combines a number of techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine,chiropractic and applied kinesiology.
Dr. Scott Walker and Dr. Deb Walker (also a chiropractor) continued their work on NET, and their results inspired other chiropractors to learn NET.
This demand would lead to the establishment of the NET training seminars, the first in May of 1988.
NET further evolved to include the use of a non-needle acupressure point correction method, which addressed physical imbalances via the meridian systems and the effects on nerves and other parts of the body.
Although NET was originally developed as a way of finding and correcting an emotional/stress component that was related to a physical problem, very early on patients started reporting that the ‘dramas’ of their lives were improving too. Patients found they were feeling significantly less stressed, happier, more at ease, and so on.
The Neurological & Scientific Fundamentals of NET
Emotion and our stress responses are largely related to a physiological response in our body.
Neuroscientist Candace Pert, PhD , demonstrated that neuropeptides form the basis of emotion. Found everywhere in the body, neuropeptides are concentrated highest at the bottom of the spinal cord. Further, Pert specifically noted that, functionally speaking, the limbic system extends down into the bottom of the spinal cord.
Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, PhD, demonstrated emotion to occur first in the old mammalian brain (or limbic system), and then in the neocortex. This means that emotion-induced rapid sub-cortical pathways travel to the thalamus and amygdala first and then, only after that, to the cortex.
The “Triune Brain” model, created by neuroscientist Paul MacLean, MD, separates the human brain into three brains: the reptilian brain, the old mammalian brain, and the neocortical brain.
Both psychotherapy and counseling mostly address the neocortex (aka your thinking brain) with modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
NET works primarily with the old mammalian brain (aka your feeling brain), which is basically the limbic system and its associated meridian-related emotional responses.