Network Care (NSA or Network Spinal Analysis)
Network Spinal Analysis( NSA or Network ) is a unique and different Chiropractic technique that has been developed over several decades by Dr Donald Epstein DC. It is a tonal technique that focuses on reducing stress and tension in your spinal cord and nervous system to enhance the ability of your body to react and adapt to stressors in life. Our aim is to take you out of fight or flight and into ease.
Whilst we do note, monitor and track the symptoms you present with (pain, tightness, postural dysfunction, dis-ease etc) this is not the primary focus of a Chiropractic Care session. We monitor symptoms and treat them as they were meant to be treated – as early warning signals from your body that alert your brain (command centre) that dysfunction is present. Our aim is to discover WHY a dysfunction or symptom is present and focus on the cause.
We use a unique analytical protocol to assess your nervous system function and locate particular patterns of nervous dysfunction which are likely leading to the symptoms you present with. Our focus is then to reconnect your brain (command centre) with your spine (switchboard) to enable more effective signals to be received from and sent to your body. This reconnection and re-wiring leads to a more efficiently functioning nervous system, requiring a lower level of energy to sustain itself. This allows more energy and vitality to become available for your system to re-organise itself and become more aware of dysfunctional areas in your body.
Initially, most clients report that they notice all or some of the following:
- An increase in awareness of Breath, deeper breathing, more conscious breathing patterns.
- An increase in energy and vitality due to better oxygenation of their body – any fitness enthusiasts, runners, swimmers etc will usually notice an increase in performance due to increased oxygenation.
- An increase in immune system function – due to the body being in “rest and repair” mode more often rather than “fight or flight”
- Less tension being held in the active subsystems of the body (muscles, ligaments and tendons). This is noticable particularly in the neck, shoulders, low back and hamstrings.
- A decrease in perceived mental and physical stressors
- Improved concentration and enthusiasm for completing tasks previously deemed too difficult or too time consuming.
- Feeling more Alert and aware of your surroundings as your brain begins to be less bombarded with stress responses from your body.