The Science

Mainstream healers long ago gave up the belief system referred to as “vitalism”, the theory of vital energy. But is vitalism really an outdated concept when we begin to factor into the human equation some of the newer discoveries in the field of quantum and Einsteinian physics that describe the underlying energetic nature of the physical world? The concept of the body as a complex energetic system is part of a new scientific worldview gradually gaining acceptance in the eyes of modern medical science. Richard Gerber, MD
A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine

The Age of “Energy”

Scientific interest in the field of mind-body medicine is rapidly expanding all over the world. Research on the human energy system and the effect of natural “energy forces” within the body are the focus of numerous studies in healing, health and well-being.

Current research continues to validate and explain the beneficial effects of energetic modalities in health care. These approaches are expanding into the cultural mainstream, moving from what was only recently considered to be the scientific fringe. Much of this shift in scientific thought is attributable to the discoveries in quantum mechanics.

In a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as an energy field around the human body, to an absolute certainty that it exists. Moreover, science is explaining the roles of energy fields in health and disease. James Oschman, PhD

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a method at the cutting edge.

 

Network Spinal Analysis represents the epitome of ‘body’ work in our times; the leading edge of Body-Mind-Spirit integration. The work will transform the planet. Candace B. Pert Ph.D., Former NIH researcher, 
Author of Molecules of Emotion

Research and Network Spinal Analysis

From the feather-light contacts and the wave-like movements that generate in patients spines, to the reports of patients having awakening experiences, NSA has been praised as the cutting edge of mind-body healing and also mocked as quackery.

As the stories of life-changing experiences of NSA patients began to spread, the Association for Network Care, along with the University of California Irvine Medical College devised research to study the impact of NSA care on quality of life. Over 2,800 patients participated. The results proved that NSA had a significant effect on the self-reported quality of life in a majority of the patients in the study.

Network Care has a direct effect on client self-reported wellness which is TWICE that expected from healthy lifestyle practices (exercise, risk avoidance, optimal food choices). Network also has a major effect on wellness by promoting healthy lifestyle choices. These benefits are evident from as early as 1-3 months under care, and appear to show continuing clinical improvements with no indication of a maximum clinical benefit.R.H. Blanks Ph.D.
 Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
 University of California, Irvine

This research demonstrated that 76% of the patients had improved health and wellness in 4 different areas: their physical state, mental / emotional state, stress evaluation and life enjoyment. Typically in health care research there is a limit to the benefits of care. What is remarkable about this study is that the longer the patients were in care, the more improvement they had, with no apparent limit. This finding is extremely rare in health care research.

Network Spinal Analysis Care – Literature Review

Even though the UC Medical School study showed that NSA care had significant impact on patients’ health and wellness, it didn’t explain the physiology of how that improvement occurred.

This leads to the NSA research done by Edmund Jonckheere Ph.D. and his colleagues in the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems at the University of Southern California. Jonckeere and his team studied the signals recorded along the spines’ of patients during NSA sessions with a device called surface Electromyography.

These studies determined a definitive relationship between the wave motions created during an NSA session and a patient’s improvement and progress over time, their “level of care”.

» Dynamic modeling of spinal electromyographic activity during various conditions

This research led Jonckeere to write “The main conclusion is that the sEMG signal of NSA reveals a new class of complex nonlinear dynamic behavior.”

This means that the Electromyography signals that Jonckeere’s team had measured clearly showed that NSA care resulted in the brain and body developing an entirely new pattern of behavior with a global effect. Again, this is an unusual and remarkable conclusion.

How is it that this new nervous system pattern creates such dramatic improvement in the patient’s quality of life? Professor Jonckeere and his team are currently conducting further research on patients undergoing NSA care, and have presented their findings in publications and conferences internationally.

» A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life

Rigorous study and a growing body of research is necessary for any methodology to be accepted by the scientific community. The NSA method is no exception, and much further research is needed.

The developer of NSA, Donny Epstein jokes, “The scientists involved in the research say that yes, it works in the real world, but the real question is does it work in theory!?”


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