What is Network Spinal Analysis and how is it different from traditional chiropractic methods?
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a method developed in the mid-1980’s by Dr. Donald Epstein to help patients resolve tension patterns which occur when the spinal cord is over-stretched during physical injury or when the body is under mental or emotional stress.
Instead of adjusting or aligning your spine through forceful manipulation, a NSA practitioner typically uses very light pressure on specific parts of your spine, called Spinal Gateways. This causes a wave-like movement and breathing pattern to occur along your spine, releasing tension and helping your body de-stress, unwind and reset itself. No twisting, popping or cracking is necessary.
What can I expect on a typical visit to Naturally Empowered Wellness & Chiropractic?
At Naturally Empowered in Wilmslow we use a variety of ReOrganizational Healing technologies developed by Dr. Donald Epstein. The technologies that we employ are the Network Spinal Analysis Entrainment; Somato Respiratory Integration, and ReOrganizational Healing procedures. A typical visit may include one or more than one of these technologies to help you discover, transform and awaken to a healthier, happier, more expansive Self.
The Network Spinal Analysis Entrainments help to develop a wave-like deepening of your breath and a subtle rocking of your spine. These rhythms will synchronize to help release tension in your body and reset the Fight-or-Flight mechanism.
You’ll be fully clothed, lying face-down on a table while Dr Olaf or Dr Rachael evaluates your spine and muscles, assesses your posture and breathing patterns. Then, gentle pressure on specific points along your spine will be applied to help develop the tension-releasing Network Wave. A typical entrainment visit lasts about 15 minutes and will leave you feeling more relaxed, energized and at peace.
You may also experience Somato Respiratory Integration. This particular technology teaches you specific body-mind SRI exercises based on whatever is going on with you. There are 12 SRI exercises and you’ll learn how to use each of them on your own to accelerate your progress.
Can I expect results right away?
You can expect to immediately feel more relaxed, loose and flexible in your body. You will then notice your breathing will become deeper and easier. Most patients report that their pain and tension levels were significantly reduced within a short period of time.
However that is just the tip of the iceberg. At Naturally Empowered Wellness & Chiropractic we are committed to helping your body gain lifelong wellness skills. We do that by helping your body shift out of Fight-or-Flight mode. When this begins to happen you will experience more clarity, a sense of inner-calm and peace (regardless of what is going on in your life) and a pleasant elongation of your spine as the Network wave moves through resetting your body. This is the beginning of the many life-changing benefits Naturally Empowered Wellness & Chiropractic has to offer.
How can I be sure your process will work for me?
The best way to find out if our process will work for you is just to try it out. We’ve worked with thousands of people around the world and in most cases people begin to feel positive changes within several visits, and many times even after just one visit. We do our best to educate you about what is happening and we’ll explain in detail what you can expect and how long it will take to reach your goals. Although we are not permitted to guarantee results regarding specific symptoms, we’re confident that you’ll immediately know that you’re in the right place by the way you’re treated and by the way you feel after the sessions.
How often will I need to come in to get results?
We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach, Our recommendations will depend on your body’s current condition, your lifestyle and your overall health and wellness objectives. During your initial visits we’ll evaluate your specific situation and decide together which program is the best fit for you, or we’ll create a customized program to meet your specific needs.
I’ve suffered from back pain for years. Can this help me? What would you suggest?
Back pain, especially chronic back pain, is rarely a one-cause one-cure situation. There are many factors that can contribute to ongoing back pain, including unresolved physical injuries, emotional and mental stress.
Rather than just giving you a twist or a pop for temporary relief, we suggest a holistic approach that will help you identify and change the patterns that are contributing to your back pain.
Through low force Network Spinal Analysis “entrainments” (a unique method that promotes a spontaneous wave-like release of tension within the spine) and a specific series of exercises called Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI), along with Re-organizational Healing coaching we’ll help you release tension and connect to the underlying source of your pain so that you can truly resolve it.
I’ve suffered from headaches for years. I’ve tried numerous doctors but none of the medications they’ve prescribed have helped. Can you help?
Although we don’t claim to diagnose and directly treat symptoms, we’ve worked with hundreds of patients from all over the world with many types of headaches, ranging from tension headaches to migraines, with positive results. In most cases the severity and frequency of the headaches significantly diminishes, or the headaches vanish altogether.
Medications only provide temporary relief for headaches. We seek to understand the factors contributing to your headaches and help you make the necessary life changes to keep the headaches from recurring. Our experience has shown us that headaches, like all other pain signals, are a sign that your body is asking for a change in your behaviour, your perceptions or the structures in your body and life.
So, we focus on helping you develop the awareness while discovering the resources to change the way you’re interacting with your body and living your life. The by-product of the lifestyle changes that you make is often a headache-free experience.
Between running my company and trying to spend quality time with my family, I am overwhelmed. How can your programs help relieve me of this stress?
The stress over having too much to do and not enough time to do it is epidemic in our culture. Consistently high stress levels freeze the body in a Fight-or-Flight mode, tightening muscles, rounding shoulders, making breathing shallow, and limiting blood and oxygen to the parts of your brain and body that are responsible for relaxation, revitalization, creativity and growth.
We find that a busy life is typically not the problem. The problem is your inability to shift gears and unhook or reset from the stress-causing factors that are overwhelming you.
Our programs can help you release tension from your body and learn how to respond to and manage the stress that you’re under without constantly carrying it within you. Expect to work with us about twice a week for 8 weeks to get the ball rolling. We’ll help you release tension from your spine and nervous system, teach you helpful exercises and give you plenty of recommendations to decrease your stress levels quickly and naturally.
I work at a computer all day and I have constant neck pain. Can you help with this?
When it comes to their computer station, most people have a far from optimal ergonomic setup. Often we find that even people with excellent workstations get neck and back pain from long hours in front of the screen.
The problem is that most people either aren’t aware of, or just outright ignore their body’s cues and the feedback telling them to move, stretch or reposition themselves. They regularly push through to finish a project, even though their bodies are building up considerable tension in the process.
Our solution is to help you get connected to and in-tune with your body’s cues and feedback that you’re able to stay present and attentive to the exact positions you need to be in.
Instead of staying static at your desk and needing neck pain to let you know that you’re not being attentive to your body, with our care, you’ll be able to stay fluid, flexible and free instead.
How can I be sure that your office will be a good fit for me?
The only way for you to know for sure if our approach will be a good fit for you is to give it a try.
We run regular workshops where we explain and demonstrate our approach. If you would like to attend one of these complimentary workshops please call for details