Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a psycho-emotional therapy based on the physiological foundations of stress-related responses. As discovered in the late 1970’s, emotional responses are composed of neuropeptides (amino acid chains) and their receptors, which lie on neurons and other cells of remote tissues in the body. The neuropeptides are ejected from the neuron and carry the encoded “information” to other sites within the body. These neuropeptides are in a category of neurochemicals known as Information Substances (IS). ISs are released at times of stress-related arousal and become attached to remotely-positioned neuroreceptors.

To make this more relatable, it must be understood that the body holds on to emotions that one has experienced from the beginning of life to present time. The subconscious mind remembers all of these experiences, including negative and traumatic ones. At any point in time, these emotions can be triggered and translate to pain on the physical level. Thus, the physiological status of the body, through the process of remembering, is emotionally replicating a similar physiological state that was found in the original conditioning event.

As we know, emotions can be a causative agent in many diseases, so this is a dangerous occurrence. The goal of neuro emotional technique is to correct the neuro emotional complex (NEC) – imprinted emotional information affecting physiological function.

Conditions most commonly indicated for neuro emotional technique are headaches, body pains, phobias, general anxiety, self-sabotaging behaviors, organ dysfunctions and many more. NET’s aim is not to cure the patient; rather, the therapy can be used comprehensively with other medical therapies to remove psycho emotional blocks that may aid in the ability of the body to repair itself naturally.

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    Chiropractic Journal of Australia 2008; 38: 18-26
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  1. Henry P. Pollard , Peter Bablis, and Rod Bonello (2008) Neuro Emotional Technique for the treatment of trigger point sensitivity in chronic neck pain sufferers: A controlled clinical trial. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2008, 16:4
  2. Daniel A. Monti, Marie E. Stoner, Gail Zivin and Martha Schlesinger (2007) Short Term Correlates of the Neuro Emotional Technique for Cancer-Related Traumatic Stress Symptoms: A Pilot Case Series. Journal of Cancer Survivorship (2007) 1: 161-166
  3. Katie Hardy & Henry Pollard (2006) The Organization of The Stress Response and its Relevance to Chiropractors: A Commentary. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:25.
  4. Henry P. Pollard, Peter Bablis, and Rod Bonello (2006) Can the Ileocecal Valve Point Predict Low Back Pain Using Manual Muscle Testing? Chiropractic Journal of Australia 2006 36: 58-62.
  5. Pollard H., Bablis P., Bonello R.(2006) Commentary: The Ileocecal Valve Point and Muscle Testing: A Possible Mechanism of Action. Chiropractic Journal of Australia 2006; 36:122-6
  6. Henry P. Pollard, Katie E. Hardy, Deborah Curtin (2006) Biopsychosocial Model of Pain and Its Relevance to Chiropractors. Chiropractic Journal of Australia vol 36 Number 3, Sept. 2006
  7. Resolution of Anovulation Infertility Using Neuro Emotional Technique: A Report of 3 Cases
    Bablis P., Pollard H., and Monti D.
    Chiropractic Journal ofAustralia SPR 2006 (5:1): 13-26.
  8. Two Reports of Resolution of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome-Induced Anovulation in Females Receiving Neuro Emotional Technique
    Peter Bablis, Henry Pollard, and Andrew McHardy
    Chiropractic Journal of Australia 2006 36: 2-8.
  9. Reflections on The Type “O” Disorder
    Pollard H.
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics2005; 28: 547.e1-547.e9.
  10. The Biopsychosocial Model and Hypothyroidism
    Benjamin T. Brown*, Rod Bonello and Henry Pollard
    Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005, 13:5 doi:10.1186/1746-1340-13-5
  11. Are Chronic Low Back Pain Outcomes improved with Co-Management of Concurrent Depression?
    Middleton P., Pollard H. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005; 13: 8.
  12. Practitioner Perceptions of Emotions associated with Pain: A Survey
    Walker S., Bablis P., Pollard H., McHardy A.
    Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2005 Mar; 4(1): 11-8.
  13. Interexaminer Reliability Of The Deltoid And Psoas Muscle Test
    Henry Pollard, DC, PhD, Bronwyn Lakay, MChiro, Frances Tucker, MChiro, Brett Watson, MChiro, and Peter Bablis, DC
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005 Jan;28(1):52-6
  14. Hypothyroidism: A New Model for Conservative Management in Two Cases
    Peter Bablis and Henry Pollard
    Chiropractic Journal of Australia2004; 34: 11-18
  15. The Somatovisceral Reflex: How Important for the “Type O” Condition?
    Henry Pollard DC, PhD
    Chiropractic Journal of Australia2004; 34: 93-102.
  16. Scientific Validation of the Mind/Body Paradigm & Muscle Testing
    Daniel A. Monti, John Sinnott, Marc Marchese, Elsabeth J. S. Kunkle and Jeffrey M. Greeson
    Perceptual and Motor Skills1999, 88, 1019-1028.
  17. The Effects of Spinal Manipulation on the Intensity of Emotional Arousal in Phobic Subjects Exposed to a Threat Stimulus: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial
    Kristopher B. Peterson, D.C.
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1997; 20: 602-6
  18. A preliminary inquiry into manual muscle testing response in phobic and control subjects exposed to threatening stimuli.
    Kristopher B. Peterson, D.C.
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1996:19(5):310-6
  19. Two Cases of Spinal Manipulation Performed while the Patient Contemplated an Associated Stress Event: The Effect of the Manipulation/Contemplation on Serum Cholesterol Levels in Hypercholesterolemic Subjects
    Kristopher B. Peterson, D.C.
    Chiropractic Technique1995;7 55-59.
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