December 2018 Newsletter
Please note that as of January 2019, Tuesdays will be By Appointment Only. We will only be doing Network Chiropractic, Also known as Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) on Tuesdays and will not be doing 'Traditional Chiropractic' on Tuesdays any longer. Many people have been really looking forward to this change in the office so, to answer your question, you may book appointments for Network Chiropractic beginning Tuesday, January 8th. There will be 3 appointments available every 20 minutes. I have been getting adjusted at a Chiropractor who does Network Chiropractic (NSA) exclusively in her office for the last couple months and I love it too! (more about this below with some great videos I encourage you to watch)
Traditional adjustments will still be given on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
We will be Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's eve, and New Years Day.
What Is NSA?
Can Network Care Help Me: How do these light touches really do anything?
What is NSA or Network Chiropractic?
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is an exciting development in Chiropractic associated with long-term benefits in health, emotional state and quality of life. It involves tapping into our body’s innate capacity to heal and develop more effective means for optimizing health and wellness. It is a safe, gentle and effective approach for everyone, regardless of age or health. It is believed that this type of health care plays a vital and primary role in the prevention of illness and the optimization of well being.
A large study of more than 2,800 people receiving NSA has demonstrated a high degree of health changes, emotional and lifestyle improvement for those under care. In addition, the longer the care, the more dramatic the changes.
What makes this approach different?
NSA specifically teaches your brain and body how to increasingly develop better ways of releasing tension and improve the overall efficiency of the nervous system.
How does it work?
NSA utilizes adjustments or gentle forces over the spine that in turn changes its vibrational tone (or oscillation). It is believed that the brain reciprocates by initiating its own similar response. This creates a healthier link between the brain and body. Studies currently underway are showing a 20-30% improvement in brain efficiency, helping position NSA as a leading edge body/mind discipline.
A gentle force is applied…
A gentle force or contact is applied over specific areas along the spine, which create tissue oscillation. Each contact is also referred to as an adjustment. Different adjustments create different tissue responses and reciprocal brain changes. New and more efficient channels of communications are created between the brain and body. NSA adjustments are applied to spinal tissues associated with tension around the spinal cord (the meningeal sheath) and misalignments of vertebrae referred to as spinal subluxations.
Why the spine?
The spine houses most of the nerves that control body function, which effects the health and status of most of our internal organs and tissues, head, trunk and limbs. The spinal cord and its overlying meningeal sheath are also believed to be associated with a considerable amount of subconscious emotional tension.
What are the differences between NSA, and other therapies?
Unlike many therapies such as massage, cranial-sacral, spinal manipulation etc., NSA, is the only known approach specifically aimed at teaching the body how to develop its own healing strategies. In addition, the length of care has a direct effect on health and wellness changes. Patients report improvement in their ability to cope with stress, relationships and their ability to make intelligent choices. Besides these changes, people report improvements in joint and spinal flexibility and diminished pain.
What is a Wave?
Waves are involuntary rhythmic undulations of the body and spine associated with the healing response. It is believed to occur after the brain has matched the tissue oscillation produced by the adjustment. In NSA, spinal waves can evolve to varying degrees of sophistication; each associated with characteristic changes in health and wellness parameters. You probably won't experience any of these wave-like movements the first few times you are adjusted with Network Chiropractic and that is completely normal. In fact you may never experience these Somato-Respiratory waves and that doesn't mean that the technique is working any less effectively for you.
What other types of responses are common with NSA?
As the mind and body release tension it may involve a myriad of physical, emotional and chemical responses. These are often short lived and are accompanied by positive emotional and physical benefits. Studies are now in progress examining the long-term benefits of care, and changes in brain and spinal cord function. In addition, there is a growing interest by psychologists, sociologists, neurobiologists, physiologists, biomathematicians and bioengineers on the overall mechanisms and benefits of NSA.
Network Care is an exciting development in Chiropractic associated with benefits in physical and mental health and quality of life.
Talking about Research, Network Chiropractic is one of the most researched techniques in all of Chiropractic. CLICK HERE to be taken to a link with dozens of research articles that demonstrate the many benefits of NSA for everything from Quality Of Life, to migraines, concentration, mood, posture, balance and on and on and on... All this with a very light touch on specific areas of your spine without any of the noises or heavier forces that are required to correct subluxations the traditional way.
I am planning on shooting educational Network Chiropractic videos for our office like this one from my friend Dave Ivey. Until then click on the image above to Check out this introduction to Network Chiropractic Video and the rest of his series of videos on his website. CLICK HERE for a link to his page to find a list of his other videos.
Here's wishing you and your family a Blessed and Merry Christmas. In Health and Faith, Dr. Jay, Roberta, Kathy, Elli and Lori