Network Spinal Analysis
– Spinal Gateway
The spinal gateway, unique to NSA chiropractic care, helps the brain and body – painful or otherwise, to move from defense and suffering into peace, to more effectively adapt to stress and change. Spinal gateways are the main players in developing new strategies for self-assessing and regulating the ebb and flow of tension needed throughout all cells of the body, for whatever the activity may be at any moment.
In a body stuck in stress physiology and defense posture, NSA chiropractors locate spinal gateways – tiny areas along the spine that are free, safe, and most importantly, possess available energy for healing and growth. Spinal gateways are not anatomically fixed locations. They show up at different places at different times. Their precise location is typically reassessed several times throughout a Network Care adjustment.
When an area of the spine is locked in defense, we feel tense and tight in this area. The energy is locked up and not available. It is invested in defending us from DANGER!
So…how does such a gentle touch facilitate such dynamic shifts in our health and wellness? By placing a gentle touch at the spinal gateway, at just the right time, modulating in precisely the right direction, depth and force, the higher brain (cerebral cortex) is alerted to a place in the body that has been forgotten, and has a lot of free energy to share. As Dr. Epstein states, “It is then that the energy of our wounds may be transformed into gifts.”
It’s then that the surrounding areas, perhaps starting at the cellular level, appear to move in precise harmony with its surrounding neighbors, spreading throughout the spine and body – from head to toe. It can often be quite subtle at first. Then, usually within seconds, the graceful, harmonic, and integrated movement becomes such that anyone, who was allowed to observe, would easily recognize. It’s as if the spinal gateway is sharing information, information that can be felt in some unique way, and resonates with other parts of our physical and emotional being.
In Network Care, we recognize that areas of tension, especially those along the spine, hold great reservoirs of energy. Spinal gateway contacts are precise “gateways” into these pools of energy that were stagnant. A gateway for the body to drop its defenses as we realize we are safe. The stuck energy becomes free from spinal restriction, assisting in deeper levels of integration and healing for the body/mind.
Suddenly, we may take a deep breath or feel tension release from our shoulders or low back. We may feel tingly or electrical sensations. We may feel a desire to move or take a BIG stretch. Vertebra of the spine begin to move in synch with one another, facilitating the development of the somato, (body) psychic, (mind) wave through the spine and torso, creating improved flexibility, increased range of motion, self-correction of spinal distortion, along with a heightened spinal awareness.
It is proposed that the formation of the somatopsychic wave heightens the brain’s ability to auto-regulate the body’s systems, opening “gateways” to higher levels of development, and a deeper connection to the heart — the body’s instrument of greatest vibration.
In his groundbreaking book, “The Biology of Transcendence”, Joseph Chilton Pearce tells us:
“Heart and brain frequencies entraining with each other is critical to full development of human nature, as new paths of response to our world are opened, and higher states of consciousness accessed.”
Research continues as to the vital role the “growing” and expansion of spinal gateways may play in this critical life process, and the advancement of human potential.
“The shape, position, and tone of our spines will determine the shape,
position, and tone of our lives.”
– Chiropractor Dr. Donald Epstein,
Founder & Developer of Network Spinal Analysis & Somato Respiratory Integration