The amount of NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) required for healing depends on various factors such as the level of trauma and stress experienced in the past and present. Generally, for a single deep-rooted issue, it takes approximately 2 ½ hours of NET. For instance, in a research study conducted at Jefferson Hospital, patients suffering from traumatic stress symptoms related to distressing cancer events were hesitant to seek necessary care. However, after an average of 2.5 hours of NET, all patients reported significant reductions in their stress levels, which were confirmed through fMRI scans. This improvement allowed them to receive the required care. In our office, 2.5 hours of NET can be divided into 5 to 12 visits, depending on the length of each visit. However, your specific care plan may differ, and a consultation and examination would provide a better understanding of your individual needs.
Yes, in our office, we consider four areas (structural, emotional, toxicity, and nutrition) as potential factors contributing to health problems and their solutions. Every problem, including stress, can have multiple causes. For example, we have encountered patients who were extremely depressed but had elevated blood calcium levels, which is known to cause severe depression. These individuals required a minor surgical procedure by their medical doctor to remove a parathyroid nodule causing the high calcium levels, after which they felt fine. Another instance involved a man whose depression and brain fog stemmed from a misaligned cranial bone. Additionally, conditions such as thyroid and blood sugar imbalances can lead to symptoms resembling anxiety and depression. Therefore, a comprehensive examination is typically necessary to identify the underlying factors contributing to the issue.
No, NET does not fall under the category of talk therapy or psychological counseling. Instead, NET focuses on addressing the physiological effects of unresolved emotions. In other words, even if you are aware of the reasons behind certain behaviors you wish to change or if you understand why you struggle to follow through with certain actions, survival patterns triggered by fight, flight, freeze, or fawn responses can hinder your ability to overcome them. For example, you might study diligently for an important test and have a thorough understanding of the material. However, upon entering the testing room, you experience anxiety, which prevents you from accessing the knowledge you acquired. This is known as test anxiety. By resolving the physiological response associated with test anxiety through NET, your body can relax, allowing you to access the information without the perceived threat triggering a fight or flight response. Typically after treatment, people do much better on their tests.
No, and It doesn't need to. The way I approach scars and adhesions is extremely effective yet more gentle and less painful compared to techniques like gua sha or Rolfing. During my training, I originally learned to address pelvic scars, which can hold memories and traumas for many individuals. Changing pelvic scars requires a delicate and gentle approach, which has influenced how I treat scars on any part of the body. Scars and adhesions are more likely to release, soften, and shift when the body is relaxed.
To help the body relax during a session, I often start with techniques that promote relaxation, such as occipital holding, acupressure point holding, hands or feet massage, and the application of a warm and comforting castor pack. Before we begin, I always have a conversation with each new client to establish that they are in control of the session. If any touch feels painful, bothersome, or triggering, we adjust our approach to ensure the client's comfort. While pulling adhesions can sometimes cause mild discomfort or soreness, I always prioritize avoiding pain. It's important to create a relaxed state for the body to respond best to scar work, rather than bracing against pain or tolerating uncomfortable touch.
Most people find the work I do to be very gentle and relaxing. Occasionally, touch may bring up emotions, tearfulness, and difficult memories, where stored traumas might be related to the scar site. These emotional responses are welcome and encouraged. It's beneficial to communicate the body's needs during our sessions and acknowledge when scars and adhesions are trying to convey information. - Andy Stout.