NET: Neuro Emotional Technique

NET, or Neuro Emotional Technique, is a holistic method of treating the body through dealing with the physical components of emotions. Our NET online literature is broken down into several categories:

The emotional factor
Emotions are healthy human functions and normally pose no long-lasting physiological or psychological problems. In the past, people related to emotions as being primarily psychological and thought they were located only in the brain. Researchers have now proven that emotions are physiological and actually travel in many areas of the body in the form of biochemicals called neuropetides. It is human nature to have emotional responses to significant events in our lives. It’s also human nature for our bodies to return to a “normal” state at some point after a significant event. Sometimes, however, we can have a neuro-physiological deficit at the time of a significant event and an emotional response can become “locked” in our bodies.

We call these “locked” emotional responses Neuro Emotional Complexes (NECs). NECs have reflex patterns very much like the conditioned response that Ivon Pavlov documented so well in his experiments with dogs and ringing bells. Eventually our “locked” negative emotional responses (conscious or unconscious) can manifest as symptoms. The result is ill health or an imbalance in one or more areas of our lives.

The Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a methodology used to normalize unresolved physical and/or behavioral patterns that have become “locked” in your body. NET practitioners are trained to assist the body’s own healing process by identifying and eliminating our unresolved NECs.

Could someone have an NEC and not know it?

Yes, it is possible. For example, say a young boy was forced against his will to get an injection in a doctor’s office. This adult may now feel tense in any doctor’s office, and may not have the slightest idea why. Physical and/or emotional symptoms associated with this NEC may result in increased pain and dysfunction.

How does NET work?
We feel different emotions in different parts of our bodies in different ways. The ancient acupuncturists correlated different emotions with the different organ meridians in our bodies. For example, fear is associated with the kidney, anger is associated with the liver, etc.

Building on this principle, NET practitioners use muscle testing, body reflex points, and semantic reactions to assist and guide you to recall the specific emotions associated with your NEC and also identify when it first occurred. Using this deductive process, we engage a specific neuro-emotional pattern, much as a computer operator engages a specific program on a computer.

While you mentally hold the emotional memory of when the NEC first took place, your body’s physiology temporarily returns to a pattern similar to the original event. At this point, the NET practitioner can assist you in eliminating the NEC through a safe and quick physical correction. This simple intervention allows your body to extinguish the original emotionally-laden conditioned response. It is now possible for your body to respond in a healthier way.

What NET is and what it’s not
Before the discovery of neuropeptides (now known to carry emotions throughout the body), emotions were considered to be largely in the domain of psychology. Now emotions are also considered within the domain of acupuncturists, chiropractors, medical doctors, and other vitalistic health care practitioners.

NET is not a “talk-it-out” therapy, nor is it a substitute for psychological or psychiatric therapy. NET is used by psychotherapists and health care practitioners of all disciplines in tandem with their other techniques to quickly enhance their patients’ results. NET practitioners are trained to refer to the appropriate specialist, when indicated.

In NET, all memory events in an NEC are considered “emotional reality,” because these events may or not correspond with actual or historic reality. For example, some NECs may be associated with imagined emotional events such as nightmares or misconceptions.

NET seeks to normalize neurological imbalances using a physical correction. NET removes the blocks to the body’s natural healing process, allowing it to repair itself. It is important to realize that these corrections don’t make life’s problems go away. However, a person with a balanced nervous system can usual deal with life’s problems more effectively.

The Home Run Formula
In NET, we often compare the human body to a baseball diamond, with each base directly influencing the other bases. In this model, first base represents emotional factors, second base represents the effects of toxins on the body, third base represents nutritional needs, and home plate addresses structural or physical needs. We are healthy when all aspects of each base are harmoniously balanced.

We use the Home Run Formula to conveniently categorize the causes and correction areas of ill health. With this approach, practitioners can use a time-proven method to confidently and effectively treat the causes of a patient’s discomfort.

Although we find emotions are a component of health care, it is also very important to understand that any problem can include many factors. Complete healing begins when all of the factors are addressed. As NET practitioners, we observe and correct each “base” of the baseball diamond as it surfaces. Thus, your return to health is actually a “peeling” process, in harmony with the natural timing of the body’s own healing wisdom.

Is NET safe?
Yes. Qualified NET practitioners correct an NEC with safe and gentle techniques that synchronize the body and mind so that optimal function is attained. The entire procedure is painless, and often patients express immediate relief following treatment.

The most important thing you need to know about NET is that it works because the body works. In case after case, the evidence has shown that this comprehensive technique has a lasting and definitive effect in helping the body to heal itself.