Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a chiropractic technique pioneered by Dr. Donald Epstein.
Here's a plain English introduction to NSA from Dr. Michael Whelan of Orange County, CA:
The "official" definition of this important evolution in chiropractic treatment techniques (courtesy of Dr. Epstein's website here) is as follows:
Network Spinal Analysis™ is an evidenced-based approach to wellness and body awareness.
Gentle precise touch to the spine cues the brain to create new wellness promoting strategies.
Two unique healing waves develop with this work. They are associated with spontaneous release of spinal and life tensions, and the use of existing tension as fuel for spinal re-organization and enhanced wellness.
Practitioners combine their clinical assessments of spinal refinements with patient’s self assessments of wellness and life changes.
Greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of the relationships between the body, mind, emotion, and expression of the human spirit are realized through this popular healing work.
NSA is exclusively practiced by Doctors of Chiropractic in relationship to the identification and self regulation of spinal tension and Subluxation patterns.
Network Spinal Analysis, through specific low force touches to the spine (called adjustments or entrainments), assists the brain in developing new strategies to:
- experience the world
- adapt to stress
- dissipate tension from the spine and nerves
- connect with your body's natural rhythms
- experience greater well being
- make healthier choices
- create a more self - correcting self-reliant spine
- develop the Somatopsychic and Respiratory "healing waves"
Network Spinal Analysis™ (NSA) is the strategic use of gentle contacts on the spine to assist the nervous system in re-organizing the body to a higher level of function and progressively bring practice members to a greater level of connectedness, wellness, and alignment
NSA does not manually, or by instrument, manipulate spinal fixations structurally (often associated with a snapping or popping sound), nor does it directly treat painful areas of the spine and body.
Instead, by enhancing your body’s awareness of itself and specifically your spine, patients can develop new strategies for healing, adapting to stress, and experience increased wellness.
The goal of these strategies is to promote spontaneous self-correction and self-regulation of spinal tension patterns and healing.
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