NSA may seem unusual, but with thorough supporting studies it's at the frontier of body-mind research. It also has an abundance of live-changing testimonials.
Research and Network Spinal Analysis
As the stories of life-transforming experiences from patients receiving NSA began to spread in the early 1990s, the Association for Network Care teamed up with the University of California’s Irvine Medical College to retrospectively explore the impact of NSA on quality of life and wellbeing.
Over 2,800 patients participated and the results showed that 76% of patients self reported improved wellness in all categories assessed, including: physical wellbeing, emotional and mental wellbeing, responses to stress, life enjoyment and overall quality of life.
The longer the individuals were in care, the greater the level of improvement. And after over three years of care, no limit or ‘ceiling’ was found to the benefits.
But what's physically happening?
Although the study showed that NSA had a very positive impact on patients’ self-perceived quality of life, it didn’t fully explore the physiological mechanisms behind the improvement. The question still remained: What’s really going on within the body and mind of a patient under NSA care?
This question led to the ongoing exploration of NSA by researcher, Edmund Jonckheere Ph.D.
Jonckheere, along with his colleagues at the University of Southern California’s Department of Electrical Engineering, used a device called surface Electromyography to study the signals that had been recorded along the spines of patients during NSA sessions. The results revealed a definitive relationship between the wave-like motions created during an NSA session and a patient’s level of progress.
The research by Jonckheere and his team led to a number of scientific articles, one in which Jonckheere wrote: “The main conclusion is that the sEMG signal of NSA reveals a new class of complex nonlinear dynamic behaviour.” To put it simply, this meant that the Electromyography signals measured showed conclusively that NSA was helping the brain and body to develop an entirely new pattern of behaviour with a worldwide effect.
The story continues...
Rigorous academic study and research grounded in scientific fact is necessary for any methodology to be accepted by the scientific community. The NSA method is no exception, and additional research is being conducted to explain how and why NSA has such a profound effect on the majority of patients, and across such a variety of symptoms.