How often have you stopped yourself from doing the things that allow you to fully live life and become healthier?
“I’m too busy”, “I don’t want to spend the money”, “there are more important things”, “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
Sound familiar? Sometimes, these thoughts get embedded into our minds and create an automatic response to everyday events. This can then affect our observations and experiences in life, both good and bad. We are very good at convincing ourselves that we are not worthy, or that we are not as important as something else like family, friends or work. I don’t think any of us want to stop from being the best versions of ourselves, but often the decisions that stop us emanate from our subconscious, the part of our brain where our basic emotions are stored. It is these deep-down responses of our subconscious that truly stop us from living full lives.
Addressing the Mental/Emotional/Body of Neurophysiological Stress
When the mental/emotional/body is not addressed it creates what we call neurophysiological stress. “Neuro” meaning our mind/nervous system and “physiological” meaning the body. In basic terms, the way we think or the way we feel has an effect on our body. But also, the health of our body has an effect on our mind and emotions. You really cannot separate the two from one another.
These neurophysiological stress patterns can interfere with how our body functions. There have been numerous scientific studies that have reported that when we are in a state of happiness and joy it lowers our stress and the systems of our body function better! It creates improved immune responses, abundant energy, and relaxed muscles. These same studies show how depression, anxiety and worry can depress these healthy functions. Stressors can raise our cortisol levels and create anxiety, blood pressure issues, and lack of concentration.
Creating a Healthy Mind/Body Stress Response
Society as a whole has addressed the body’s needs very well, but not the mental/emotional side. There are many ways of addressing these needs. It can be with counselors, church, meditation, spirituality. For me, journaling and counseling have been extremely important in my life. Addressing these needs is a lifelong process, and it is unique to each person’s journey how to resolve these stress patterns.
It is also important to say that what we eat and what is going on biochemically inside our body influences these stressors as well. But I really want to focus on the mental/body stressors.
As a mind/body health practitioner I want to decrease the response to unresolved stress patterns. It is very important to know how the energy of these unresolved stress patterns affects the entirety of our mind/body/spirit.
So, the basic message here is if you can change your subconscious state of mind all aspects of your health and life will flourish. There are many things you can do for the mental/emotional aspect but here is probably one approach that you haven’t heard of.
As a chiropractor, a technique I perform is Neuro Emotional Technique, or NET. NET is a mind/body technique that can find and decrease neurophysiological stressor patterns.
This technique taps into the subconscious to identify stress patterns that affect how we respond to life. The technique utilizes manual muscle testing, visualization and homeopathics. It also takes into account whether structure and biochemistry should be addressed as well. The technique is easy to perform and can be highly effective where other techniques have not. University studies have shown NET to have positive impacts on brain response with functional MRI and blood tests.
I explain here:
If you want to learn more about this technique, go to netmindbody.com. It thoroughly shows demonstrations and gives a lot more information about the technique itself including a library of NET research papers. Also check out our NIHA NET Therapy Page, and I would encourage a video on YouTube called “Stressed: A Documentary Film” by the ONE Research Foundation. It talks about the subject of stress and what it does to our body. It also demonstrates the NET procedure.
If you have any further questions, you may call me, Dr. Coy Roskosky, at (202)237-7000 ext 130 or email me at [email protected].
Coy Roskosky, D.C., “Dr. Coy,” is a highly skilled chiropractor in the Washington D.C. area specializing in chronic pain of the neck, back shoulder, knee, and wrist; sports injuries and performance; carpal tunnel syndrome and TMJ. He uses many techniques to address the underlying issue including Neuro Emotional Technique, Applied Kinesiology (AK), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Active Release Technique (ART), and Activator in his chiropractic practice at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA.