Network Spinal Analysis
– Higher Brain Function
Exciting new research has affirmed the vital significance of the body/mind connection in adapting us to our environment, to healing, and our expression of wellness. A basic understanding of brain function will give you an enlightening peek into the invaluable role NSA chiropractors play in enhancing this connection, and its life-changing capacity.
The brain is the control center for all body functions and systems. Through a vast network of nerves, the brain and body are in constant communication with one another, insuring adequate response to stressful events. In essence, keeping us alive.
The human brain is composed of three parts.
The first part is the Brain Stem or Reptilian Brain. This is the Survival Brain. It controls all functions responsible for our survival – as an individual and as a species. This involves hunger, thirst, heartbeat, breathing, digestion, immunity, and sexual drive. It is the basic, primal part of us that is in all animals. Most importantly, it initiates the Fight-or-Flight Stress Response, in times of stress or trauma.
The second part is the Limbic System or Emotional Brain. It controls all functions related to emotional aspects of survival. This involves memory, behavior, pleasure, pain, and motivation. Most importantly, it maintains the Fight-or-Flight Stress Response and initiates defense posture.
The third part is the Cerebral Cortex. It is our Thinking Brain. It controls all functions related to higher thought: decision-making, attention, awareness, language, judgment, reading, writing, etc. It is the most highly developed part of the brain, allowing us to experience more of our potential emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Most importantly, it’s impaired by the Fight-or-Flight Stress Response and defense posture.
The gentle touches of a Network Spinal Analysis chiropractor applied to “spinal gateways” or access points along the neck and lower spine, are applied in such a way as to engage the higher part of the brain, the frontal lobes of the Cerebral Cortex.
Research into the effects of brain wave function on people receiving NSA chiropractic care, has demonstrated the shift from lower brain stem activity/defense, (from which most of us live our lives), to that of higher Cortex activity, as being quite evident.
This is why so many people under the care of NSA chiropractors report such dynamic shifts in their lives.
It is especially remarkable to watch the transformation in children receiving this work, particularly those who have been traumatized at an early age.
“This work is… the epitome of body work in our time. The leading edge
of body-mind-spirit integration.”
– Candace Pert, PH.D., Professor of Molecular Research,
Georgetown University. Author of, “Molecules of Emotion”