• Lawrence G. Stern, DC

Blind Spots in Healing … A Revealing Look at Network Spinal Analysis

Jill is lying on the table eagerly anticipating a gentle spinal contact from her Network Spinal Analysis Practitioner.

The NSA Practitioner skillfully delivers these contacts to help assist the brain to connect more effectively with the spine and body. This is provided so that the individual can develop new strategies for living and healing.

The intent is to enable the body’s own self generated mechanisms of movement and respiration to assist in the correction of mechanical tension and interference to the nervous system. Two unique healing waves develop with this work. They are associated with spontaneous release of spinal and life tensions, and the use of existing tension as fuel for spinal re-organization and enhanced wellness.

NSA is exclusively practiced by Doctors of Chiropractic in relationship to the identification and self regulation of spinal tension and subluxation patterns. Network Spinal Analysis was first developed in the early 1980’s by Dr. Donald Epstein. Network is utilized by thousands of practitioners around the world and has been studied in several major universities both in the United States and internationally for its dramatic and impressive health and wellness contributions.

The Blind Spot:

Think about the things we already know that we already know about our health. Things like if we exercise more and eat less that we’ll lose weight. Caring for our teeth early on in life will prevent periodontal and tooth decay. And “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And we know that we know it!!

What about the things we know that we don’t know about our health and well-being. We know that we don’t know how to do brain surgery. Or self treat certain disorders. Know what diets are right for us, foods to eat, supplements to take.

And we know that we don’t know it!

Network Spinal Analysis and the results it produces fits inside of a domain other than the ones noted above. It is the domain that “we don’t know that we don’t know. Otherwise known as our blind spot in healing! Meaning that, at times, we are closed into a certain way of seeing or thinking about healing, and we will often not “see” other healing models even though it is directly in front of us.

The term “ships not seen”, in the context of scientific discovery, is reference to the famous Christopher Columbus story of how, upon arrival to the new world, the native Indians, supposedly, could “not see the ships” in the harbor, even though they were in plain sight, supposedly, because they did not have the proper mental slots or receptors to process or accept such foreign or rather never before seen views—meaning that, often times, scientists and modern thinkers, closed into a certain way of seeing or thinking about things, will often not “see” what is directly in front of them; a term which has a cousin similarity to not seeing the forest amid the trees and or not seeing the trees amid the forest, depending on discussion.

For many people, NSA provides the kind of the out of the box results that they are looking for as an answer to their chronic pains and conditions. Children respond so quickly to this gentle, intuitive healing work that it should be a natural part of every families ongoing wellness care. Bringing awareness to our blind spots, Network Spinal Analysis is at the leading edge of mind/body medicine.

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