Neuro Emotional Technique






What is Neuro Emotional Technique?

N.E.T works on the emotional component of a chiropractic subluxation.   It is used to remove the nervous system interference that is triggered or exacerbated by stress.

How Does Stress Cause Ill Health?

N-E-T1The part of our nervous system that deals with emotion is called the limbic system, this system deals with our body’s reaction to its environment which is in most cases survivalistic.  For example, if you are facing a tiger you want your body’s reaction to prepare itself to run away from the tiger.   Stress has biological value as long as it is short lived and contained.  It is human nature to have an emotional response to significant events in our lives and then return to our “normal” state of being.  Sometimes however, our bodies hold onto a response and “lock it” in our sympathetic nervous system as a neuro emotional complex (N.E.C).

This is then replayed when the person comes in contact with a stress similar to the initial incident that created the N.E.C. Under these circumstances the body reacts not only to the present stress, but also replays the past reaction. With subsequent exposure to similar stresses, the physiological reaction builds and builds until it damages the body enough to produce symptoms and over time illness.

For example, A person with claustrophobia may have learned to respond a certain way after an experience of being trapped in a confined space as a child.  Now every time this person is exposed to a confined space they have an overwhelming emotional response that can prevent them from achieving what they want to do in life.

Many people have chronic stress and stress responses that are no longer survivalistic.  Survivalistic responses once learnt by the limbic system can become reflexive, and the reaction is involuntary.  There are some situations where we have learnt to react a certain way in order to cope, they have created patterns of behaviour and emotional responses that no longer serve us today.

For example, the person with claustrophobia may have an emotional response in a lift.  While this is not a dangerous situation, their nervous system has a reflexive response that causes a panic attack.

The goal of N.E.T is not to change the stress but to change the body’s response to stress.

How is N.E.T Performed?

It uses a combination of applied kinesiology, acupressure points and gentle chiropractic spinal adjustments to identify present stressors acting on the body and detecting the original incident that set up this reaction in the first place.

N.E.T can help your body release its lingering emotional charge, so that spinal adjustments can stabilize, along with muscle and meridian imbalances. When the Neuro Emotional Complex (N.E.C) is eliminated, the nervous system can function more efficiently. It is important to realise that N.E.T doesn’t make life’s problems go away.  However, this technique helps to change the body’s response to stress so that one can deal with life’s problems more effectively.


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