Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress patterns. These patterns are called Neuro Emotional Complexes (NECs).
Emotional responses are naturally “hard wired” in the body. A stimulus happens, we respond, and then the body should return to normal. Occasionally, however, emotional trauma in the presence of a neurological or meridian deficit can cause a physio-pathological pattern in the body or a NEC that does not resolve itself. NET seeks to normalize this pattern by a physiological change; a result of a physical intervention that is made through cutaneous or spinal accesses to the nervous system.
The effect of emotions on health is well documented in scientific literature and for over 100 years, Chiropractors (since 1895) have attributed emotions to being one of the three causes of a misaligned vertebra (a vertebral subluxation). NET was developed in 1988 to treat vertebra that misaligned/subluxated in an acquired reflex to unresolved emotional triggers.
NET is an interactive process that requires the patient’s participation. The Chiropractor is merely a facilitator. The NET process establishes the stuck (unresolved) emotion relating to an original event or experience, by determining weakness in the patient’s acupuncture meridian system and the body’s response to particular words. Needles are NOT used.
To release the unresolved emotion, the Chiropractor will contact, or ask the patient to contact, particular body points while he/she pictures the original event or experience.
NET does not deal with “REALITY” but with “EMOTIONAL REALITY (perceived reality)”. Any conceivable life experience may be the subject of an unresolved emotion. Such experiences may include but are not limited to those appearing at the top of the next page. NET does not predict the future, and it does not tell people what their plan or action may be for the future.
The patient is in complete control and can discontinue the treatment if any topic arises which the he/she does not wish to discuss. Occasionally, patients may become emotional during or after an NET treatment. This is perfectly normal and can be linked to the purging effect of coughing or sneezing.
NET is a highly-specialized technique requiring significant training. It is used by healthcare practitioners from many disciplines. It is not psychology or psychiatry, and it does not involve any type of psychotherapy or “talk it out” therapy. If there is a psychological aspect present, this should be addressed by an appropriate healthcare professional, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.