Whenever we are subject to stress or trauma, be it emotional, mental, chemical or physical, our whole Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) tightens and elongates, and we go into the Fight/Flight/Freeze response (survival mode!) This survival response is designed to disconnect the aware part of our brain and immobilise the area of our body affected to protect it from the stressful demands it is facing, thus creating core spinal cord tension patterns. These survival patterns protect us and allow us to survive the traumatic event or overwhelm.
The nervous system is designed to reset itself after the stress is passed, however very often this doesn’t happen. It may reset only 80%, or 50%, or not at all. To the degree that the nervous system doesn’t reset itself, it stays locked in a dominant pattern of defence, firing information to the cells of your body as though that car accident, that death of a loved one, that relationship break-up, that food poisoning, that massive argument with your parent/child/sibling that may have actually happened 20 or 30 years ago, is happening right here and now in the present moment; and again: and again; and again. The system becomes locked in a time warp, responding as though a life-threatening incident from the past is happening constantly in the present, creating Dis-ease and disharmony in the Body/Mind.
The Fight/Flight response was never meant for us to live in for longer than 20 minutes. After 20 minutes this survival response becomes totally destructive to the physiology of the body, yet most of the Western world live their lives in this state.
NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) Chiropractic is a methodology that applies gentle light touch contacts to specific spinal areas that assist the body in recovering from these spinal cord tension patterns and resetting to its natural state of ease, whereby the nervous system can reorganise itself to a higher level of functionality.