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Network Spinal Analysis
– Scientific Research & Benefits

It’s unusual for a chiropractic technique to be studied by a medical college, such as the one cited below. Since that intial study, the NSA respiratory wave and somatopsychic wave, two clinical features unique to Network Spinal Analysis, have been studied at over 40 universities internationally. Chiropractors using NSA provide the researchers with reportedly a uniquely accessible tool for observing how a system in nature that appears chaotic can then reorganize to what appears to be a more orderly state. The opportunity to observe and study this phenomenon will inevitably lead to new discoveries in many completely different disciplines.

The ongoing research, which includes the discovery that it’s a central pattern generator – the unique biological neural circuit heretofore only observed in association with walking and respiration, has been used to refine the NSA chiropractic technique to ensure that the benefits are as comprehensive and meaningful as possible.

Research, in conjunction with noted neurobiologists, at the Medical College at the University of California, Irvine studied almost 3,000 people receiving Network Spinal Analysis under the care of chiropractors across the USA, Australia, Canada and Puerto Rico. The study found that NSA chiropractic is associated with statistically significant improvement in people’s Health Related Quality of Life. People report sweeping, across the board positive outcomes relative to their: Physical Well-Being, Stress Levels, Emotional and Psychological Well-Being, Life Enjoyment, Lifestyle Changes and Overall Quality of Life. Below are some of the self-reported life improvements from individuals who participated in this monumental research study. The study was deliberately designed to assess a wide range of subjective categories. Perhaps more impressive however, is the reference cited under the benefits list below.

Benefits covered in:

A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life
  • Extent one adapts to change
  • Handling of problems in life
  • Actual life accomplishments
  • Life being what one wants it to be
  • Overall contentment with life
  • Physical appearance
  • Actual work done
  • Significant other
  • Personal life
  • Oneself
  • Job
  • Co-workers
  • Romantic life
  • Life as a whole
  • Regular exercise
  • Meditation / Prayer
  • Tai Chi / Yoga
  • Relaxation / Self-hypnosis
  • Less use of prescription medications
  • Vegetarian / Partial Vegetarian
  • Health foods / vitamins
  • Positive feelings about self
  • Decrease moodiness, temper and anger outbursts
  • Less depression, more interest in life
  • Fewer concerns about small things
  • Improved ability to think and concentrate
  • Improved ability to stay on task
  • Less distress about physical pain
  • Emotional well-being
  • Health
  • General well-being
  • Coping with daily problems
  • Family & significant relations
  • Work
  • Openness to guidance by inner feelings
  • Experience of relaxation and well-being
  • Positive feelings about self
  • Interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Feeling open when relating to others
  • Confidence in dealing with adversity
  • Compassion for others
  • Improved flexibility of the spine
  • More energy, less fatigue

A Retrospective Assessment of NSA chiropractic care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life. Robert H Blanks, Ph.D., Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D., Marnie Dobson, MA. Journal for Vertebral Subluxation Research Volume 1, Number 4 , 1

To the best of our knowledge, this is the only study (in medicine, chiropractic, etc.) that has examined a modality’s effect on quality of life issues across the board, with perhaps also the largest number of subjects in any wellness study ever conducted.

This was the first study done on NSA chiropractic and one of the largest wellness studies ever conducted. Over 2800 people were surveyed, covering a comprehensive range of areas, as shown by clicking on the buttons above.

Functional MRI studies have also been conducted, demonstrating the simple action of flexing your ankle requiring less brain activity after an NSA chiropractic adjustment, suggesting more efficient communication between brain and body.

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